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Thursday October 20th, 2022 night edition

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Oct 19 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that COVID-19 remains a global emergency, nearly three years after it was first declared as one.

The WHO's emergency committee first made the declaration for COVID-19 on Jan 30, 2020.

Such a determination can help accelerate research, funding and international public health measures to contain a disease.

"Although the public perception is that the pandemic is over in some parts of the world, it remains a public health event that continues to adversely and strongly affect the health of the world's population," the WHO's committee said.

It noted that even though the number of weekly deaths are the lowest since the pandemic began, they still remain high compared to other viruses.

"This pandemic has surprised us before and very well may again," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru and Jennifer Rigby in London; Editing by Shailesh Kuber. »

Salt Lake City Council votes to move forward with tiny home village to house homeless

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Council is taking the next steps in a tiny home village project that would provide housing for individuals in Utah experiencing homelessness.

"I would like to acknowledge the trauma of my community," said Salt Lake City Council District two representative Alejandro Puy.

Read - Salt Lake City announces proposed site of tiny home village to house homeless. »

Arizona GOP Candidate Arrested For Allegedly Masturbating In Truck Near Preschool

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A GOP candidate running for an Arizona college district’s governing board was arrested on a charge of public sexual indecency after an officer allegedly caught him masturbating in his truck near a preschool.

Randy Kaufman was arrested Oct. 4 but suspended his campaign Tuesday following media reports of his arrest.

Kaufman is running for the governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District, and was allegedly caught masturbating by the county’s community college police. »

Silent Hill 2 Remake and New Silent Hill Game Leaked Through Official YouTube Video

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There will be two new games revealed today including a remake of Silent Hill 2 that has been rumored for a while, and a game called Silent Hill: Ascension.

There is also a trailer for the upcoming Silent Hill movie called Return to Silent Hill.

There is also a new Silent Hill game rated in Korea called Silent Hill: The Short Message, that could get an announcement during the upcoming stream. »