Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman detained in Iran, has contracted suspected novel coronavirus

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman detained in Iran, has contracted suspected novel coronavirus, her husband has said. “The prison is avoiding confirming whether Nazanin has coronavirus – but I would be surprised if she doesn’t. There are enough symptoms, and the authorities are just too reluctant to see,” Richard Ratcliffe said. He is then alleged to have poured kerosene over the girl, 17, before setting her alight. Neighbours in Telangana’s Suryapet district in India noticed the blaze and helped to put it out before calling for an ambulance.Police said the girl was home alone at the time of the incident. … Continue reading Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman detained in Iran, has contracted suspected novel coronavirus

The move comes after an airstrike on Thursday night in Syria’s Idlib province killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers

The move comes after an airstrike on Thursday night in Syria’s Idlib province killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers recently deployed to support the Syrian opposition in the face of a blistering Russian-backed Syrian government offensive. Turkey often threatens to reopen the migrant route from the Middle East, which at its peak in 2015 saw thousands drown in the Mediterranean and a million people reach Greece and Italy, where many still live in miserable displacement camps. Authorities said the decision was taken “in view of the current situation and the spread of the coronavirus.” The government said in a statement: … Continue reading The move comes after an airstrike on Thursday night in Syria’s Idlib province killed at least 33 Turkish soldiers

Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak

Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak spreading from Italy across the continent.   Denmark, Switzerland, Romania, North Macedonia and the city of Athens have all confirmed their first virus cases in the last two days – all of them linked to Italy. The injured man on the ground, whose voice is muffled, replies that he came “from Moscow”, and says, “They have my mother.” There was no immediate comment from Polish authorities. The Sweden-based Chechen rights group Vayfond described the attack as an assassination attempt. The centre of the outbreak … Continue reading Germany has warned of the ‘start of an epidemic’ as Europe scrambles to contain a coronavirus outbreak

Democrats turned their fire on Bernie Sanders at the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday

Democrats turned their fire on Bernie Sanders at the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday in a late attempt to halt the frontrunner’s momentum. During a fractious and messy two hours which was at times rendered incoherent by the seven candidates’ desperation to speak, Mr Sanders was attacked over his record on guns, his healthcare plans and his electability. Hundreds of guests including Britons remain in limbo today with the hotel in quarantine and holidaymakers confined to their bedrooms. Canary Islands president Angel Victor Torres announced last night that the tourists would have to remain in the H10 Costa Adeje … Continue reading Democrats turned their fire on Bernie Sanders at the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until a deadly uprising, has died aged 91

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until a deadly uprising, has died aged 91, just weeks after surgery. Mubarak was ousted in 2011 following mass protests against his autocratic rule, and he was the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region. During the interview Mr Sanders said he supported some of the socialist policies of Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader. His insistence that it was unfair to dismiss everything about the Castro regime was judged by Democrats in Florida to have killed off his chances of winning in … Continue reading Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until a deadly uprising, has died aged 91

Donald Trump has arrived in India where he received a bear hug from Narendra Modi and a lavish welcome from the locals

Donald Trump has arrived in India where he received a bear hug from Narendra Modi and a lavish welcome from the locals – only to then mangle the pronounciation of several key names in his address to a 100,000-strong crowd at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, including that of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Modi in turn mispoke and called him “Doland Trump”. The president dished out lavish praise for the country, hailing its economic progress and thriving Bollywood film industry and celebrating the authoritarian prime minister as “very tough”, winning a huge cheer from the crowd in pledging to snuff … Continue reading Donald Trump has arrived in India where he received a bear hug from Narendra Modi and a lavish welcome from the locals

The world is fast approaching a “tipping point” in the spread of the coronavirus

The world is fast approaching a “tipping point” in the spread of the coronavirus, according to experts who warn that the disease is outpacing efforts to contain it, after major outbreaks forced Italy and Iran to introduce stringent internal travel restrictions and South Korea’s president placed the country on red alert. Some of the countries most affect by the virus are scrambling to halt its progress two days after Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said the international community needed to act quickly before the narrowing “window of opportunity” closed completely. Stray cows were … Continue reading The world is fast approaching a “tipping point” in the spread of the coronavirus

All nine of those killed in a far-right terror attack on two shisha bars in Germany had migrant backgrounds

All nine of those killed in a far-right terror attack on two shisha bars in Germany had migrant backgrounds, authorities say, while a number of foreigners are also believed to be among the six wounded.  A 35-year-old pregnant mother-of-two was among those shot dead in the town of Hanau on Wednesday night, German newspaper Bild reported, while Turks Gokhan Gultekin and a 22-year-old Ferhat Ünvar – both employees at one of the shisha bars – were also named among the dead. In Iran, a fifth death was confirmed on Saturday, prompting Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health … Continue reading All nine of those killed in a far-right terror attack on two shisha bars in Germany had migrant backgrounds

Historians around the world are jockeying for a place at one of the 60 desks available in the Vatican archive for the moment next month when the Holy See opens its files on the Second World War

Historians around the world are jockeying for a place at one of the 60 desks available in the Vatican archive for the moment next month when the Holy See opens its files on the Second World War, with Pope Pius XII’s refusal to publicly condemn the Holocaust continuing to cause controversy. Others hope to learn whether he really deserves the credit for saving Jews who were given sanctuary in Catholic institutions and monasteries, as has been claimed. The gunman was named as 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen, a far-right conspiracy theorist who advocated ethnic cleansing in a 24-page manifesto posted online, who … Continue reading Historians around the world are jockeying for a place at one of the 60 desks available in the Vatican archive for the moment next month when the Holy See opens its files on the Second World War

The far-right terrorist who shot dead 10 people including his mum in a gun rampage in Germany was a deranged racist

The far-right terrorist who shot dead 10 people including his mum in a gun rampage in Germany was a deranged racist who ranted about wiping out entire nations. Tobias Rathjen killed nine people of “migrant backgrounds”, including five Turkish nationals, and injured six more in Hanau, near Frankfurt, on Wednesday night. Today the “biometric mass surveillance” cameras were switched on cameras at Oxford Circus. Last month Nick Ephgrave, assistant commissioner, described them as a “fantastic crime fighting tool” which would help the force to catch the most serious and violent offenders. He is then thought to have fled to his … Continue reading The far-right terrorist who shot dead 10 people including his mum in a gun rampage in Germany was a deranged racist