Serious clashes have broken out between police and protesters in Belarus

Serious clashes have broken out between police and protesters in Belarus following disputed exit polls that claimed to show an overwhelming 79.7 per cent victory for the country’s long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday’s presidential elections. In Minsk, there were reports of barricades, water cannon, stun grenades and rounds of rubber bullets being used against protestors. In one instance, a police van drove into crowds. In other cities across the country, officers reportedly laid down arms and crossed to the side of protesters. An 86-year-old man and his wife, aged 85, also perished in the flooding in Evia, it was … Continue reading Serious clashes have broken out between police and protesters in Belarus

More than 10,000 people have died

More than 10,000 people have died from coronavirus in South Africa since the pandemic arrived in the country in March, the health ministry has said. The country has registered 553,188 infections – the fifth biggest number of Covid-19 cases in the world. The second order would ensure renters and homeowners can avoid eviction throughout the pandemic. His third order would expand unemployment benefits after additional relief funds for Americans who lost work during the pandemic expired. The order would provide $400 a week in addition to state unemployment benefits. The president claimed Democrats “have refused” to accept Republican-led stimulus packages, … Continue reading More than 10,000 people have died

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos, at the centre of an alleged $100-million corruption scandal, has reportedly fled to Portugal after a shock announcement that he was going into exile. The 82-year-old revealed on Monday that he had decided to leave Spain to help his son, the current King Felipe VI, ‘exercise his responsibilities’. “Photos and data on my phone prove this to be false,” he said. “And local CCTV, if it exists, would also prove that I’m telling the truth that I was in London on that day. I was not in Durham.” Cummings has not wavered from that line, … Continue reading Spain’s former king Juan Carlos

Standing in the ruins of Beirut

Standing in the ruins of Beirut, President Macron warned Lebanon’s political leaders today that aid would not be delivered to “corrupt hands”. The French president, who flew in this morning to offer support in the wake of Tuesday’s port explosion, was mobbed as he toured the glass-strewn streets. The letter, published by the royal palace, did not mention where he would go, nor when exactly he would leave. Spanish media went into overdrive today about where Juan Carlos had fled as the palace refused to reveal further information. From Saturday, travellers returning to Germany from high-risk regions – currently most … Continue reading Standing in the ruins of Beirut

Rescuers continued a desperate hunt for survivors in ruined Beirut

Rescuers continued a desperate hunt for survivors in ruined Beirut on Tuesday as it emerged the Lebanese capital was hit by the equivalent of a nuclear blast. A state of emergency was in place as the death toll from Tuesday’s explosion hit 135 with more than 5,000 injured and 300,000 homeless. However, something is different about those arriving on Lampedusa. Rather than the queues of young males, as in 2011 during the Arab Spring, it is middle-class families with their children and pets packing into the vans. “I lost my job as a hairdresser. I have no money and came … Continue reading Rescuers continued a desperate hunt for survivors in ruined Beirut

President Donald Trump has dismissed a Manhattan prosecutor’s bank fraud investigation

President Donald Trump has dismissed a Manhattan prosecutor’s bank fraud investigation into his businesses as “just a continuation of the witch hunt,” claiming Democrats and intelligence holdovers from the Obama administration have been after him for years. “They failed with Muller, they failed with everything. They failed with Congress. They failed at every stage of the game,” Mr Trump said at a press conference on Monday. She told MailOnline that one puppy had a nail pushed into its eyes as the killers appeared to inflict torture on the poor animals before killing them. Tiziana shared photographs – some we’ve chosen … Continue reading President Donald Trump has dismissed a Manhattan prosecutor’s bank fraud investigation

Mexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases

Mexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number of deaths from the pandemic after the US and Brazil. The surging numbers were reported as the World Health Organization warned of “response fatigue” and a resurgence of cases in several countries that have lifted lockdowns. The arrival in the Gulf of Mexico – after having blazed through Earth’s atmosphere, and being carried safely down by parachutes – brought an end to a mission that is set to change space travel in the US. The mission … Continue reading Mexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases

This is the horrific moment

This is the horrific moment the owner of an animal refuge found 24 dogs had been killed after three men tortured and force-fed puppies bleach in Tunisia. Photographs and videos taken by Tiziana Gamannossi show dogs lying in pools of blood after they were beaten to death with sticks on the island of Djerba on Thursday, July 23. Fauci had explained that differentiations between surging US infections and a sharp decrease seen across Europe could be explained by the different reactions to the virus. Fauci said most European countries shut their economies down by 95%, while the US only shut … Continue reading This is the horrific moment