Acquittal for Trump, number of virus deaths increases, demos against Thuringia election


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News overview: acquittal for Trump; Number of virus deaths increases; Demos against Thuringia election; Car attack in Jerusalem; Number of casualties increased after plane crash in Istanbul; Kirk Douglas dead

Sputnik will shortly show you what happened on Thursday night.

Acquittal for Trump

In the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, the US Senate acquitted the president of all charges. As expected, the Congress Chamber, which is dominated by Trumps Republicans, did not have the two-thirds majority necessary to convict Trump for abuse of power or the hindrance of Congress investigations. This concludes the impeachment process. The highest acquittal is a great victory for Trump at the beginning of the election year in the United States.

The number of virus deaths increases

The number of deaths caused by the new corona virus in China has increased faster than before. The Chinese Health Commission in Beijing reported that 73 new deaths had been reported within one day. The number of deaths in China thus rose to 563. The confirmed infections with the lung disease also rose sharply by 3,694 to 28,018 cases. The commission spoke of more than 24,000 suspected cases. There are also many infections among doctors and nurses. After the discovery of virus cases on board, two cruise ships with around 7,000 passengers and crew members were quarantined in Japan and Hong Kong.

Demos against Thuringia election

After the election of the FDP politician Thomas Kemmerich, supported by the CDU and AfD, as Thuringian Prime Minister, thousands of people protested across Germany. They came together in several Thuringian cities, including Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Düsseldorf and Munich. In Berlin, hundreds of demonstrators expressed their displeasure in front of the party headquarters of the FDP and CDU. Various groups on the left had called for this.

Car attack in Jerusalem

During a car attack in Jerusalem, twelve Israeli soldiers were injured during the night, one of them seriously. A terrorist directed his vehicle towards Israeli soldiers, the Israeli army said. Security forces searched for the perpetrator. A combat soldier was seriously injured when the assassin drove his car into the group that was crossing the street. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld has confirmed that the crime has a terrorist background. There have been repeated attacks by Palestinians on vehicles against soldiers and civilians in Israel in recent years.

Number of victims increased after plane crash in Istanbul

After the crash landing of a passenger jet at Sabiha Gökcen Airport in Istanbul, the death toll rose to three. Health Minister Koca said. 179 people were injured. A total of 183 people were on board the aircraft. The jet of the Turkish low-cost airline Pegasus had come off the runway shortly after landing and broke apart. The exact reason for the crash landing is still unclear. The weather in Istanbul was stormy and rainy yesterday.

Kirk Douglas dead

Kirk Douglas is dead. The Hollywood legend died at the age of 103. This was announced by his son, the actor Michael Douglas, on Instagram and Facebook. An agent of the star confirmed the authenticity of the statement. Kirk Douglas made more than 80 films, his most famous role was that of the slave leader Spartacus in the episode of the same name. In 1996 he received an honorary Oscar for his life’s work. After a severe stroke in 1996, Kirk Douglas had only rarely been seen in public.


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