The Trump administration will announce on Friday that the US is closing its southern border with Mexico

The Trump administration will announce on Friday that the US is closing its southern border with Mexico in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “We’re looking at both our northern and our southern border,” said Chad Wolf, the head of homeland security. The dad found a preparation sheet in his eight-year-old daughter’s room, listing all the ways she was getting ready to face coronavirus. He shared a snap of the A4 document on his Facebook page, saying: “This is the reason why I need to stop talking quite so much about pandemics and the coronavirus part two … Continue reading The Trump administration will announce on Friday that the US is closing its southern border with Mexico

Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of 600bn tons of ice from Greenland

Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of 600bn tons of ice from Greenland – enough to raise global sea levels by 2.2mm in just two months, new research has found. The analysis of satellite data has revealed the astounding loss of ice in just a few months of abnormally high temperatures around the northern pole. Last year was the hottest on record for the Arctic, with the annual minimum extent of sea ice in the region its second-lowest on record. Elsewhere, Donald Trump has crowned himself a “wartime president” fighting an invisible enemy, and … Continue reading Last year’s summer was so warm that it helped trigger the loss of 600bn tons of ice from Greenland

EU leaders have agreed to shut down the bloc’s external borders

EU leaders have agreed to shut down the bloc’s external borders to all non-essential travel for the next 30 days in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision comes after the death toll in the UK soared from 16 to 71 on Tuesday, while in Italy – the European epicentre – there were another 345 deaths, taking its total to 2,503. After the win, Biden made an overture to Sanders’ supporters, as he seeks to add to his lead. Biden said he and Sanders shared common goals, the former vice-president said, regarding healthcare, inequality and the climate crisis. “So let … Continue reading EU leaders have agreed to shut down the bloc’s external borders

Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman as his running-mate as polls suggested he is set to cement an unassailable lead over Bernie Sanders

Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman as his running-mate as polls suggested he is set to cement an unassailable lead over Bernie Sanders with victories in four state primaries tonight. Mr Biden, 77, made his pledge on his vice-presidential choice during a feisty duel with Mr Sanders in their first head-to-head TV debate. Polls gave him double-digit leads in Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. The document, seen by the Daily Telegraph, proposes that these criteria ‘must include age of less than 80’. Doctors have already described making life-or-death decisions about who can be treated and who may effectively be … Continue reading Joe Biden vowed to pick a woman as his running-mate as polls suggested he is set to cement an unassailable lead over Bernie Sanders

A Japanese man has been sentenced to death after killing 19 disabled people

A Japanese man has been sentenced to death after killing 19 disabled people in a knife-wielding rampage in 2016. Satoshi Uematsu, 30, admitted to stabbing to death or injuring the victims at a care centre for people with mental disabilities where he had once worked in Sagamihara, southwest of Tokyo. It was the standout development of a joust overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled to take place in Phoenix, Arizona, the debate was moved to Washington and had no studio audience. The two candidates’ podiums were placed precisely six feet apart, in accordance with public health guidelines, and they … Continue reading A Japanese man has been sentenced to death after killing 19 disabled people

People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause

People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause, from their balconies, to show their gratitude to medical staff working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s prime minister, gave a televised address on Saturday night announcing measures confining residents to their homes except for essential trips outside. The options include ‘pick up shopping,’ ‘a friendly phone call,’ ‘posting mail,’ and ‘urgent supplies’. Becky said she thought of the lovely idea as she and her husband were discussing ways they could help others. Putin, 67, was due to stand down at the end … Continue reading People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause

On 1 September 1991, a large private yacht cruised towards the Statue of Liberty

On 1 September 1991, a large private yacht cruised towards the Statue of Liberty. It was a clear, breezy evening, and from the upper deck of the Spirit of New York, a golden sunset could be seen glinting off the Manhattan skyline. Downstairs, a party was in flow. Scores of teenage girls in evening dresses and miniskirts, some as young as 14, danced under disco lights. It could have been a high school prom, were it not for the crowd of older men surrounding them. As the evening wore on, some of the men – many old enough to be … Continue reading On 1 September 1991, a large private yacht cruised towards the Statue of Liberty

The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims

The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims – despite the current number of cases in Russia standing at 34. City mayor Sergey Sobyanin has ordered the facility even though Russia currently has among the fewest victims among major countries. “Should the fighting reach us here, we won’t have to go too far,” said Al-Beij, 47, a shopkeeper from the Aleppo countryside. “And while we wait, at least we don’t have any problems with our neighbours. There is no better place to be.” When they … Continue reading The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims

Bernie Sanders admitted yesterday that he was losing his bid for the White House to Joe Biden after another set of poor results

Bernie Sanders admitted yesterday that he was losing his bid for the White House to Joe Biden after another set of poor results, but vowed to stay in the race to try to force his policies on to the former vice-president’s agenda. Despite an emphatic defeat in the key state of Michigan on Tuesday Mr Sanders, 78, refused to yield to calls from Democratic party grandees to give Mr Biden a clear run and unify the fight against President Trump. Speaking hours after world health officials declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Trump repeatedly defended his own actions and vowed the … Continue reading Bernie Sanders admitted yesterday that he was losing his bid for the White House to Joe Biden after another set of poor results

A six-year-old girl was rescued by police after being stripped almost naked and poured with icy water from a well

A six-year-old girl was rescued by police after being stripped almost naked and poured with icy water from a well. The child was tortured by her mother and grandmother who later explained their actions were an attempt ‘to destroy an alien device embedded in the girl’s body’. “There is no difference between what the Nazis did and those images from the Greek border,” he said, referring to the use of tear gas and brute force to prevent huge crowds of people from crossing into the country. Tens of thousands of people made their way to the Greek border 12 days … Continue reading A six-year-old girl was rescued by police after being stripped almost naked and poured with icy water from a well