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China reports 115 new coronavirus cases, biggest increase in five months

Medical equipment maker Steris to buy Cantel Medical for about $3.6 billion

(Reuters) – Medical equipment maker Steris Plc said on Tuesday it would buy rival Cantel Medical Corp for about $3.6 billion in a cash-and-stock deal.

Steris will pay $84.66 per Cantel share, on par with Monday’s closing price.

Germany's Scholz upbeat on transatlantic ties with Biden

FILE PHOTO: German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, December 8, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is confident of a good start to transatlantic relations with U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told the Reuters Next conference on Tuesday.

Scholz said his biggest policy goal with the Biden administration was to reach an agreement by the summer on an OECD blueprint to introduce global rules on corporate taxation.

Fire forces closure of 6th Ave at I-25 junction Tuesday

A fire underneath 6th Avenue caused major morning closures downtown.

The road was closed between Interstate-25 and Kalamath Street. The incident is also caused closures of the off-ramps to 6th Avenue.

The junction reopened just before 7 a.m.

The fire was on Osage near the train tracks that run under I-25 and U.S. Highway 6. The fire is believed to have been set by transients.

The closure began just before 4 a.m.

Las Vegas Sands founder Sheldon Adelson dies aged 87 from complications linked to cancer treatment

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has died, according to a statement on Tuesday (Jan 12) from the Las Vegas Sands company.

Mr Adelson, a supporter of outgoing President Donald Trump, was 87.

“Our founder and visionary leader, Sheldon G. Adelson, passed away last night at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” the statement said.

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Scotland emergency: Panic in Glasgow as park sealed off by police – ambulances on scene

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Around 10 police cars and ambulances on the scene at Rouken Glen park in Newton Mearns, South Glasgow.

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Air Force hockey pauses for 14 days due to COVID-19 – The Denver Post

The Air Force hockey team has paused all activities for the next 14 days due to COVID-19 cases within the program.

The team’s next two series, Friday and Saturday against Army and the following weekend against Long Island University, have been postponed.

No make-up dates have been announced. Air Force is working with Atlantic Hockey on rescheduling possibilities.

Parliament attack: Axe-wielding man smashes glass panels

A man has been arrested after turning up to Parliament wielding an axe.

Police officers were called to the building, in Wellington, about 5.25am after a man was seen with an axe outside.

“The man caused some damage to glass panels but did not attempt to enter the building,” a police statement said.

He was taken into custody at 5.35am “without incident,” police said.

The 31-year-old is expected to appear in the Wellington District Court this morning for intentional damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

A police officer was involved in a shooting in Lakewood on Tuesday afternoon.  

A police officer was involved in a shooting in Lakewood on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened near the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Garrison Street, police said.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

 

FBI opens 160 cases related to storming of US Capitol

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The FBI has opened 160 case files in its investigation of the storming of the US Capitol by rioters supporting President Donald Trump last week, the head of the agency’s Washington field office said on Tuesday (Jan 12).

The assistant director in charge of the field office, Steven D’Antuono, told a media briefing that the FBI had received 100,000 videos and pictures as tips.

US acting Attorney Michael Sherwin said 70 cases have already been charged, and he expects that would grow into the hundreds.

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China reports 115 new coronavirus cases, biggest increase in five months

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – Mainland China reported 115 new Covid-19 cases on Jan 12, up from 55 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Wednesday (Jan 13), the highest daily increase in more than five months.

The National Health Commission, in a statement, said 107 of the new cases were local infections. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 38 from 81 cases a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 87,706, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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