A grieving mother

A grieving mother whose son was murdered in the Christchurch mosque attack confronted the terrorist in court today and told him: ‘You killed your own humanity.’ Maysoon Salama told white supremacist gunman Brenton Tarrant: ‘I can’t forgive you… I don’t think the world will forgive you for your horrible crime.’ Ardern said the cluster would have been significantly bigger if level three restrictions had not been imposed so quickly, as people had become infected at churches, shopping centres and on public buses. “If it weren’t for level three, this cluster would be exponential, of that I have no doubt,” she … Continue reading A grieving mother

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

Donald Trump has pulled the plug

Donald Trump has pulled the plug on holding part of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, saying a spike in coronavirus cases in Florida means “the timing for this event is not right.” The president said GOP delegates will gather in Charlotte, and that he will still give a speech accepting the Republican nomination. That address, he said vaguely, will be given “in a different forum.” The woman and her five-year-old grandson, identified as Morn Kakakda, struck a wasps’ nest and were immediately attacked, according to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Chuon Samang. The 62-year-old woman remains in hospital after … Continue reading Donald Trump has pulled the plug

Donald Trump said “something snapped” in the ex-Minneapolis cop who knelt on the neck of George Floyd

Donald Trump said “something snapped” in the ex-Minneapolis cop who knelt on the neck of George Floyd, leading to his death and the week of protests and riots that followed. In an interview with his former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Mr Trump said a terrible thing happened in the death of Mr Floyd. The fight brought daytime traffic to a halt, as the teenagers began scrapping in the street. Several brutal beatings happen throughout the short video with many of the young girls being kicked on the ground. The political disagreement came after an eighth night of protests, … Continue reading Donald Trump said “something snapped” in the ex-Minneapolis cop who knelt on the neck of George Floyd

Donald Trump ignored pleas from Michigan’s governor and attorney general that he wear a mask while touring a Ford Motor Company facility

Donald Trump ignored pleas from Michigan’s governor and attorney general that he wear a mask while touring a Ford Motor Company facility that is producing ventilators to combat coronavirus, saying he did not want to give media members the “pleasure” of seeing him in it as he claimed to have worn on in a “back area” of the factory. The president’s latest defiant act came after the state’s Democratic attorney general, Dan Nessel, urged the president to wear a protective face covering. In the Indian mega-city of Kolkata, which has a population of more than 14 million, roads were flooded … Continue reading Donald Trump ignored pleas from Michigan’s governor and attorney general that he wear a mask while touring a Ford Motor Company facility

The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory

The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory, according to the director of the EU agency responsible for advising governments – including the UK – on disease control. “The question is when and how big, that is the question in my view,” said Dr Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Mr Trump on Tuesday said he started taking the medication because “a young man close to me” contracted the virus, appearing to cite a military valet who tested positive recently. He also noted Vice … Continue reading The prospect of a second wave of coronavirus infection across Europe is no longer a distant theory

A schoolgirl who said a boy aged 10 was her baby’s father has claimed the real dad is a 16-year-old who raped her

A schoolgirl who said a boy aged 10 was her baby’s father has claimed the real dad is a 16-year-old who raped her. Darya, who was 13 when she found out she was expecting, said it has taken her until now to have the courage to admit the painful truth. Will vulnerable citizens be expected to risk infection to stand in line for hours at the polls? Will a drop in turnout affect the result? What if a second surge of infection sends large swathes of the country back into lockdown? The number of different ways in which the electoral … Continue reading A schoolgirl who said a boy aged 10 was her baby’s father has claimed the real dad is a 16-year-old who raped her

North Korea is constructing a giant storage and assembly area for its nuclear ballistic missiles

North Korea is constructing a giant storage and assembly area for its nuclear ballistic missiles, according to an analysis of new satellite photographs, as it consolidates its weapons of mass destruction following the failure of talks between Kim Jong-un and President Trump. The new base close to Pyongyang’s main airport includes underground storage areas and buildings tall enough to accommodate the Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which has the potential to strike North American cities with nuclear warheads. According to the analysis by a US think tank, it is likely to be finished late this year or early in 2021. … Continue reading North Korea is constructing a giant storage and assembly area for its nuclear ballistic missiles

South Africa’s mining union has announced it has won a court case against the government

South Africa’s mining union has announced it has won a court case against the government that will force authorities to impose strict guidelines on mining companies to protect workers against Covid-19. The union said in a statement on Facebook that it was “truly elated” with the court’s ruling on Friday. “Now the lives and livelihoods of mineworkers can be protected,” South Africa’s Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) president Joseph Mathunjwa said. The president began Sunday morning by tweeting out his approval rating, showing he had 47 per cent of support among voters in a Gallup poll conducted in … Continue reading South Africa’s mining union has announced it has won a court case against the government

China has bolstered its great power status beneath the waves

China has bolstered its great power status beneath the waves with the unveiling of two nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. The two Jin class, or Type 094A, strategic submarines, built at the Huludao shipyard in Liaoning province, in the northeast of the country, will bring the total size of China’s sea-based deterrent to six vessels. No decision will be taken about reopening schools and allowing sports teams to train until at least May 6, and there will be no end to wider social distancing measures until at least May 10. This is to give time for the current measures to show … Continue reading China has bolstered its great power status beneath the waves