A 15-year-old schoolgirl has been electrocuted in the bath after her charging mobile phone fell into the water

A 15-year-old schoolgirl has been electrocuted in the bath after her charging mobile phone fell into the water.

The teenager was taking a bath at her home in Marseille in France, when the tragedy happened on Sunday, it has been claimed.

Under the new counting criteria, the nationwide tally jumped by 15,152 new cases yesterday and the nationwide daily death toll hit 254, the most so far. The previous day China had reported 1,638 new cases and 108 deaths, raising hopes — now dashed — that the outbreak was peaking.

Across China the virus has claimed 1,368 lives and infected nearly 60,000 people. Deaths clinically suspected but not necessarily proven to have been caused by the coronavirus are now included in the tally.

Mr Abel told the programme this morning: ‘It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been married, couples have been separated. 

‘Elderly couples, one I understand in their eighties, have been split up. It’s very very worrying for those on board.’

The world’s governments agreed in 2015 to keep the global temperature increase to well below 2C, compared with the pre-industrial era, in order to stave off disastrous flooding, food insecurity, heatwaves and mass displacement of people.

However, planet-warming emissions from human activity are not showing any sign of decline, let alone the deep cuts needed to meet the 2C goal and address the climate crisis. According to scientists, the world must halve its emissions by 2030 to stand any chance of avoiding disastrous climate breakdown.

Attorney-general William Barr has said Donald Trump’s tweets about the sentencing of Roger Stone made it “impossible for me to do my job” – and insisted he would not be “bullied” by the president.

In a rare rebuke of man for whom many said he performed the duties of a personal lawyer, and who has repeatedly defended through various controversies, Mr Barr said the president had never asked him to interfere in a case.