10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHICH FILM MADE OSCARS HISTORY South Korean class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.
2. CHINA REPORTS RISE IN NEW VIRUS CASES The mainland death toll rose by 97 to 908 as 3,062 new cases were reported on the mainland denting optimism that disease control measures are working; and dozens more cases were reported on a Japanese cruise ship.
3. WHICH DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS ON DEFENSE On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Pete Buttigieg is being attacked by his rivals on everything from his struggle to connect with black voters to accepting campaign contributions from large donors.
4. THAILAND CITY MOURNS AFTER COUNTRY’S WORST MASS SHOOTING Authorities in northern Thailand began releasing bodies to relatives after security forces cornered and killed a soldier who carried out the attack.
5. WHO ISRAEL IS ACCUSED OF TORTURING Israel faces allegations of severely tormenting three alleged Palestinian militants rounded up after a rare bombing in the occupied West Bank.
6. IRANIAN FACTORY’S FLAGS DESTINED TO GO UP IN FLAMES The factory serves as a major producer for the American and Israeli flags constantly burned at pro-government rallies in the Islamic Republic.
7. ELIZABETH WARREN IS IN THE MURKY MIDDLE OF THE ROAD The Democratic presidential candidate isn’t struggling like Joe Biden. But she isn’t soaring, like Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders.
8. NASA’S UNPRECEDENTED MISSION Europe and NASA’s Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night to capture the first pictures of the sun’s elusive poles.
9. WHERE A DELUGE HAS DRENCHED FIRES AND EASED A DROUGHT Australian authorities had a reason to celebrate, with many wildfires being extinguished or significantly dampened down by the rain while quenching parched soil in some inland areas.
10. AWARD-WINNING STYLE The Oscars closed the awards season in style, with statement necklaces and classic gowns, traditional tuxedos and some young rule-breakers.