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

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

Disturbing photos have emerged from the inside of a Wuhan lab

Disturbing photos have emerged from the inside of a Wuhan lab showing a broken seal on the door of one of the units used to hold 1,500 virus strains – including the bat coronavirus linked to the global pandemic. The images, which were first released by state-owned China Daily newspaper in 2018, were published again last month on Twitter before being deleted. It does. The funeral parlour is so overwhelmed with coronavirus victims that it’s been forced to use one of these rooms as a makeshift morgue. The bodies are lying in sealed bags in cardboard boxes, double stacked on … Continue reading Disturbing photos have emerged from the inside of a Wuhan lab

A ‘bright and much loved’ French schoolgirl with no underlying medical condition has died from coronavirus

A ‘bright and much loved’ French schoolgirl with no underlying medical condition has died from coronavirus and is believed to be the youngest victim in Europe. Tributes were today being paid to Julie Alliot, 16, who succumbed to respiratory problems in a Paris hospital on Wednesday after first developing a ‘slight cough’ a week ago. The data suggests that millions of secret tracking requests emanated from Saudi Arabia over a four-month period beginning in November 2019. The tracking requests, which sought to establish the US location of Saudi–registered phones, appeared to originate from Saudi’s three biggest mobile phone companies. The … Continue reading A ‘bright and much loved’ French schoolgirl with no underlying medical condition has died from coronavirus

The loyalty of Afghanistan’s military is being stretched to breaking point

The loyalty of Afghanistan’s military is being stretched to breaking point by rival claims to the country’s presidency, raising the prospect of a catastrophic civil war, according to the son of a renowned resistance hero. Ahmad Massoud — whose father Ahmad Shah Massoud was known as “The Lion of Panjshir” for leading the fight against Soviet forces in the Eighties, and who commanded the Northern Alliance against the Taliban until his assassination in 2001 — told The Times that sectarian divides in the security forces were being widened ever further by the leadership crisis in Kabul. The South African military … Continue reading The loyalty of Afghanistan’s military is being stretched to breaking point