India has said its soldiers were mutilated after being beaten to death by Chinese troops

India has said its soldiers were mutilated after being beaten to death by Chinese troops and revealed the nail-studded clubs used at the disputed Himalayan border.   Twenty Indians were killed in the clash on Monday night, the first deadly conflict between the two nuclear-armed countries since 1975. At the Downing Street briefing, the health secretary said the government would not “put a date” on when the new app may be launched, although officials conceded it was likely to be in the autumn or winter. The idea behind the NHS app was that it could trace anybody that a person with … Continue reading India has said its soldiers were mutilated after being beaten to death by Chinese troops

Indian soldiers were battered with clubs wrapped in barbed wire and pushed off a cliff during fierce fighting with Chinese troops

Indian soldiers were battered with clubs wrapped in barbed wire and pushed off a cliff during fierce fighting with Chinese troops, it emerged yesterday, as the two powers blamed each other for the deadly clash. The nuclear-armed neighbours issued threats of retaliation to further violence, after high-level talks failed to defuse tensions caused the battle in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, in which at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed. While most other countries do not report monthly GDP figures, some countries do report monthly data on comparable sectors – which shows the UK is being hit harder. It comes after a … Continue reading Indian soldiers were battered with clubs wrapped in barbed wire and pushed off a cliff during fierce fighting with Chinese troops

A mother-of-six was beaten to death with a brick by her ex-partner

A mother-of-six was beaten to death with a brick by her ex-partner while their children watched in horror. Rueben Paul Peeni repeatedly bashed former partner Crystal Lee Selwyn with a 7kg paving stone, before two children desperately tried to save her life. It would also mark the latest, and perhaps the terminal, setback in President Trump’s efforts to persuade Mr Kim to give up his nuclear arsenal after two summits failed to close the gaps between them. The destruction of the joint liaison office was filmed by cameras in South Korea and confirmed by the North’s state-run Korean Central News … Continue reading A mother-of-six was beaten to death with a brick by her ex-partner

Donald Trump is facing increasing pressure to cancel his upcoming election rally in Tulsa

Donald Trump is facing increasing pressure to cancel his upcoming election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after the city’s health director, Dr Bruce Dart, expressed anxiety over the spread of coronavirus and the president’s own adviser, Larry Kudlow, admitted that attendees would be well advised to wear a face mask. “Covid is here in Tulsa, it is transmitting very efficiently,” Dr Dart said on Saturday. “I wish we could postpone this to a time when the virus isn’it as large a concern as it is today.” His remarks coincide with news of a major surge in infections in Trump’s adopted home … Continue reading Donald Trump is facing increasing pressure to cancel his upcoming election rally in Tulsa

Brazil has registered 21,704 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours

Brazil has registered 21,704 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed infections to 850,514.  The health ministry reported 892 new deaths on Saturday, and said the official total death toll had now reached 42,720. A video of one part of the incident shows a struggle on the ground between two officers and Mr Brooks, during which he manages to break away with one of the officer’s Tasers. He is then seen running away from the scene, being pursued by the officers, when three gunshots can be heard. Police said Mr Brooks was taken … Continue reading Brazil has registered 21,704 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours

Britain appears to be faring worse than its European counterparts

Britain appears to be faring worse than its European counterparts as coronavirus lockdowns crush their economies. The UK reported a record-breaking 20.4 per cent fall in GDP in April on Friday, the first full month after people were ordered into their homes. According to the British government 41,481 lives have been lost in the UK since late January although the number rises to more than 50,000 when suspected cases are included. Brazil’s death toll is also considered an underestimate. Only in the US, where the official death toll stands at more than 116,000, have more died. The health ministry said … Continue reading Britain appears to be faring worse than its European counterparts

The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them

The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them, eight months before it is set to expire. Washington confirmed that Moscow had agreed to open discussions on the New Start treaty in Vienna this month after the Trump administration turned down Russia’s offer to extend the existing agreement unconditionally. In the days before her disappearance, she was allegedly seen at a disco with a German man, who police tried and failed to track down. Now the public prosecutor’s office in Bruges ‘is indeed reopening the file relating to … Continue reading The United States and Russia have agreed to begin talks on replacing the only remaining nuclear arms control treaty between them

A heavily-pregnant woman who went missing has been found hanged with a stab wound in her chest

A heavily-pregnant woman who went missing has been found hanged with a stab wound in her chest. Tshegofatso Pule, 28, who was eight months pregnant, went missing on Thursday, and was reportedly last seen at her boyfriend’s house on the outskirts of Johannesburg. President Trump and his allies seized upon moves to cut police funding in Democrat-controlled cities including New York and Los Angeles as “radical left craziness” that would backfire and help him win re-election in November. Polling, however, showed a drop in Mr Trump’s approval rating to a level seen at the same point in the electoral cycle … Continue reading A heavily-pregnant woman who went missing has been found hanged with a stab wound in her chest

Donald Trump dismissed a movement among some activists and Democratic lawmakers to “defund the police”

Donald Trump dismissed a movement among some activists and Democratic lawmakers to “defund the police” in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody. “There won’t be de-funding. There won’t be dismantling of our police. And there is not going to be any disbanding of our police,” he said during a meeting with law enforcement officials at the White House. He believes there are other British victims of sex attacks and has urged them to contact police. He said: “The hard evidence we don’t have, we don’t have the crucial evidence of Madeline McCann’s body. Figures published today … Continue reading Donald Trump dismissed a movement among some activists and Democratic lawmakers to “defund the police”

According to Johns Hopkins University figures, known coronavirus deaths worldwide currently number 401,564

According to Johns Hopkins University figures, known coronavirus deaths worldwide currently number 401,564. The sombre milestone comes as cases approach 7 million, with 6,973,195 currently confirmed. The officially recorded death toll stands at 109,901, an increase of 709 people. Spikes in the daily count of cases and deaths are worrying health professionals as more states continue to reopen businesses and ease restrictions on social distancing. This morning Matt Hancock, the health secretary, defended the decision to ease restrictions despite scientists warning that the R rate has risen. John Edmunds, a professor of epidemiology and member of Sage, said that while … Continue reading According to Johns Hopkins University figures, known coronavirus deaths worldwide currently number 401,564