A bank executive and at least one other passenger have been pulled alive from the wreckage of an Airbus A320 which crashed after an engine failure in Pakistan today with 98 people on board.
Bank of Punjab president Zafar Masood was dragged from the smoking debris of the Pakistan International Airlines flight after it smashed into a residential area in Karachi on Friday.
“I think he followed the instincts of every father and every parent, and I do not mark him down for that,” Johnson told the daily Downing Street press briefing.
But within hours of Johnson’s defence of Cummings, the Guardian and Daily Mirror revealed the aide faces a possible police investigation into allegedly breaking self-isolation and lockdown rules by travelling a further 30 miles to the beauty spot of Barnard Castle.
In the latest assault on Mr Scarborough, launched over the Memorial Day holiday and as the number of US coronavirus deaths neared 100,000, Mr Trump accused the presenter of being involved in a murder.
Despite there being no evidence Mr Scarborough had any part in the 2001 death of his congressional aide Lori Klausutis, Mr Trump tweeted over the weekend to to his 80 million followers: “A blow to her head? Body found under his desk? Left Congress suddenly? Big topic of discussion in Florida…and, he’s a Nut Job (with bad ratings). Keep digging, use forensic geniuses!”
The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Sweden has fallen by a third from the peak in late April and health authorities say the outbreak is slowing.
However, Sweden recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths per capita in Europe over a seven day period.
Avery Ng, of the League for Social Democrats, told reporters: “In future they can arrest, lock up and silence anyone they want in the name of national security. We have to resist it.”
A protester named only as Tang told the South China Morning Post: “There may be little we can do, but we still have to come out irrespective of the outcome.”