Democrats turned their fire on Bernie Sanders at the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday

Democrats turned their fire on Bernie Sanders at the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday in a late attempt to halt the frontrunner’s momentum. During a fractious and messy two hours which was at times rendered incoherent by the seven candidates’ desperation to speak, Mr Sanders was attacked over his record on guns, his healthcare plans and his electability. Hundreds of guests including Britons remain in limbo today with the hotel in quarantine and holidaymakers confined to their bedrooms. Canary Islands president Angel Victor Torres announced last night that the tourists would have to remain in the H10 Costa Adeje … Continue reading Democrats turned their fire on Bernie Sanders at the last presidential debate before Super Tuesday

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until a deadly uprising, has died aged 91

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until a deadly uprising, has died aged 91, just weeks after surgery. Mubarak was ousted in 2011 following mass protests against his autocratic rule, and he was the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region. During the interview Mr Sanders said he supported some of the socialist policies of Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader. His insistence that it was unfair to dismiss everything about the Castro regime was judged by Democrats in Florida to have killed off his chances of winning in … Continue reading Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until a deadly uprising, has died aged 91

Donald Trump has arrived in India where he received a bear hug from Narendra Modi and a lavish welcome from the locals

Donald Trump has arrived in India where he received a bear hug from Narendra Modi and a lavish welcome from the locals – only to then mangle the pronounciation of several key names in his address to a 100,000-strong crowd at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, including that of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Modi in turn mispoke and called him “Doland Trump”. The president dished out lavish praise for the country, hailing its economic progress and thriving Bollywood film industry and celebrating the authoritarian prime minister as “very tough”, winning a huge cheer from the crowd in pledging to snuff … Continue reading Donald Trump has arrived in India where he received a bear hug from Narendra Modi and a lavish welcome from the locals

One of Wuhan’s most senior doctors has died after contracting the coronavirus

One of Wuhan’s most senior doctors has died after contracting the coronavirus as authorities began a sweeping campaign inside the city to seek out patients infected with the virus. Liu Zhiming had taken part in the battle against the virus from the start and had made important contributions in fighting and controlling Covid-19, the Wuhan municipal health commission said. During that process, “unfortunately he became infected and passed away at 10:54 Tuesday morning at the age of 51 after all-out efforts to save him failed”, the commission said. The Federal Judges Association is meanwhile holding an emergency meeting on Tuesday … Continue reading One of Wuhan’s most senior doctors has died after contracting the coronavirus

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

The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled

The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist. His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Right on cue, a new poll from Reuters/Ipsos forecasts the president losing the 2020 battle to Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden and drawing with Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren. The president unveiled a a $4.8trn (£3.7trn) budget proposal on Monday that reneges on … Continue reading The coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled

High sulphur dioxide levels at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak could be a sign of mass cremations

High sulphur dioxide levels at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak could be a sign of mass cremations, it has been claimed.  Satellite maps in recent days have shown alarming levels of SO2 around Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak began. Members of a World Health Organization expert mission flew to China to help coordinate the response to the virus, which has infected more than 40,000 people and killed at least 908. The country reported 97 deaths on Sunday, its largest toll in a single day since the outbreak was detected in December. Meanwhile, a further 60 cases were … Continue reading High sulphur dioxide levels at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak could be a sign of mass cremations

Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C

Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C, beating 2015’s record of 17.5C. The Antarctic Peninsula, where this week’s reading was taken at the Argentine research base Esperanza, is among the world’s fastest warming regions, rising 3C over the past 50 years. Paul was found in late October curled up on the still-smoking ground after fire tore through a nature reserve at Lake Cathie, 250 miles north of Sydney. A firefighter rushed him to the nearby Port Macquarie koala hospital. After 13 weeks of intensive care, including a month in the home of a 24-hour carer, and dozens of … Continue reading Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C

New video from an Idaho storage company has raised questions about the disappearance of two missing children

New video from an Idaho storage company has raised questions about the disappearance of two missing children after their mother was found with her new husband in Hawaii, following a string of mysterious deaths.  The video, released by Self Storage Plus in Rexburg, Idaho, shows the mother, Lori Vallow, entering the storage facilities on multiple occasions after signing a rental agreement in October of last year. There were contradictory reports over the doctor’s death, after the same Chinese media reported he was still alive. Journalists and doctors at the scene told the BBC government officials had intervened in official state … Continue reading New video from an Idaho storage company has raised questions about the disappearance of two missing children

Explosive new documents show the US government knew a weather map used by Donald Trump was doctored

Explosive new documents show the US government knew a weather map used by Donald Trump was doctored, despite publicly defending the president’s false claims about a hurricane striking Alabama. In September last year, Mr Trump repeatedly claimed wrongly that Alabama would “most likely” be struck by Hurricane Dorian, a category five storm which devastated the Bahamas. The group, all believed to be aged under 12, were riding their bikes to get ice cream when a four-wheel-drive is alleged to have ploughed into them. Four of the children died at the scene, and the fifth, a 10-year-old-boy, is in hospital with … Continue reading Explosive new documents show the US government knew a weather map used by Donald Trump was doctored