Coronavirus spread accelerating in China, says leader Xi Jinping

Coronavirus spread accelerating in China, says leader Xi Jinping

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China’s president, Xi Jinping, has called an emergency government meeting, telling officials the country is facing a “grave situation” as the new coronavirus is “accelerating its spread.” More than 50 million people are spending China’s most important holiday under lockdown as the…

Turkey earthquake: At least 22 dead as buildings collapse

Turkey earthquake: At least 22 dead as buildings collapse

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This woman was pulled from the rubble in Elazig At least 22 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey. The magnitude-6.8 quake, centred on the town of Sivrice in Elazig province, caused buildings…

Thomas Markle has ‘NOTHING to lose’: Royal expert suggests Meghan’s father is at ‘the point of no return’ and feels he will ‘NEVER’ see his daughter again (so ‘may as well make money out of it’)
Duke and Duchess of Sussex issue legal warning over photos

Duke and Duchess of Sussex issue legal warning over photos

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a legal warning to the media after photographs of Meghan in Canada were published in newspapers and on websites. Lawyers say the photos of the duchess walking her dogs and carrying her son were…

Former world’s shortest man dies at 28

Former world’s shortest man dies at 28

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Late Khagendra Thapa Magar Nepal’s Khagendra Thapa Magar, the former record-holder as the shortest man of the world, died on Friday at the age of 28. Magar, who was admitted to Pokhara based Manipal Teaching Hospital after undergoing some health problems last…

Russian government resigns as Vladimir Putin plans future

Russian government resigns as Vladimir Putin plans future

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Mr Putin met the prime minister on Wednesday ahead of the decision that the government would resign Russia’s government has resigned, hours after President Vladimir Putin proposed sweeping constitutional changes that could prolong his stay in power. PM Dmitry Medvedev said the…

Iran plane crash: Ukrainian jet was ‘unintentionally’ shot down

Iran plane crash: Ukrainian jet was ‘unintentionally’ shot down

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Debris of the shot plane Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board. An investigation found that “missiles fired due to human error”, President Hassan Rouhani said. He described the crash as an “unforgivable…

Trump addresses nation after Iranian ballistic missile attack

Trump addresses nation after Iranian ballistic missile attack

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President Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops, Jan. 8, 2020, in Washington President Donald Trump says there were no casualties and only minimal damage sustained…

‘Child stowaway’ found dead in plane’s undercarriage in Paris

‘Child stowaway’ found dead in plane’s undercarriage in Paris

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Air France said an investigation was under way The body of a child aged around 10 has been found in the undercarriage of plane that had arrived in Paris from Abidjan, sources close to the investigation have told French media. Air France…

Iran plane crash: Ukraine International Airline jet crashes killing 176

Iran plane crash: Ukraine International Airline jet crashes killing 176

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A team from Iran’s Red Crescent searched the debris for victims A Ukrainian Boeing-737 carrying 176 people has crashed in Iran and officials say there is no chance of finding survivors. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Kyiv went down after taking…