Armenia has raised the prospect of asking Russia to intervene

Armenia has raised the prospect of asking Russia to intervene in an escalating military conflict against Azerbaijan, which is backed by Turkey. Dozens of people, including civilians, have been killed since fierce fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces erupted on Sunday on the front lines of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed mountainous region north of Turkey and Iran. The killing took place in the district of Kesan in the north-western Turkish province of Edirne. Uslu told the court that it was his daughter’s fault, saying she insulted her mother when she arrived home and then argued with him when he ordered her … Continue reading Armenia has raised the prospect of asking Russia to intervene

A major research effort

A major research effort is under way to understand whether Covid-19 can spread through tiny airborne particles that are released by infected people and remain suspended in the air for hours. Scientists are working alongside sanitary engineers at the World Health Organization to investigate how tiny aerosols bearing the virus may be released into the environment; whether they are spread around rooms by air-conditioning units; and how infectious the particles may be. Key impeachment witness Alexander Vindman announced his retirement from the army by citing “intimidation” led by Mr Trump. ”The president of the United States attempted to force Lieutenant … Continue reading A major research effort

More than a dozen government-backed hacking groups using the coronavirus pandemic as cover for phishing and malware attempts

More than a dozen government-backed hacking groups using the coronavirus pandemic as cover for phishing and malware attempts, according to security experts at Google. Google said its Threat Analysis Group found hackers targeting international health organizations, including activity corroborating a Reuters report from early April that the World Health Organization was targeted. “He was begging for his life, but no one would help him at all,” Mr Gambrell said about his stepfather in an interview with CBS This Morning. “They just kept sending him away.” He added: “I honestly believe it was because my father was black. They didn’t honestly … Continue reading More than a dozen government-backed hacking groups using the coronavirus pandemic as cover for phishing and malware attempts

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide may be making a dent in illicit business, too. In Chicago, one of the most violent places in the US, drug arrests in the weeks since the city shut down are down by 42% compared with the same period last year. “They cannot stop coronavirus coming, it’s got everywhere,” he tells the Independent, from inside the camp. “If one person with coronavirus comes into the camp – I promise that all of the people in the camp will get it. Every person that’s older than 50 is going … Continue reading The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled major retailers and small shops worldwide

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

Passengers who were in lockdown on a cruise ship in the Italian city of Civitavecchia have now been allowed to leave

Passengers who were in lockdown on a cruise ship in the Italian city of Civitavecchia have now been allowed to leave after confirmation that two people on board do not have coronavirus.  The Costa Smeralda ship – carrying 7,000 people including some Britons – had been kept on the ship since Thursday morning after a 54-year-old Chinese woman from Macau came down with flu-like symptoms the previous night. A British man has chosen not to board the evacuation flight from Wuhan because the Foreign Office could not confirm whether his four-year-old daughter, a Chinese national, would be allowed to join … Continue reading Passengers who were in lockdown on a cruise ship in the Italian city of Civitavecchia have now been allowed to leave

Jeff Bezos received a message taunting him about his collapsing marriage from the personal phone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Jeff Bezos received a message taunting him about his collapsing marriage from the personal phone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia long before his extramarital affair became public knowledge, the United Nations has confirmed. A photograph of a woman loosely resembling the Amazon billionaire’s secret girlfriend was sent to Mr Bezos from a WhatsApp account belonging to the prince, known as MBS, “along with a sardonic caption”, according to Agnès Callamard and David Kaye, two UN special rapporteurs. The revelation comes as a third city in China went into lockdown today while officials battle to stop the … Continue reading Jeff Bezos received a message taunting him about his collapsing marriage from the personal phone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has shot down Donald Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has shot down Donald Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum for misrepresenting the economy and failing to address the problem of climate change. In his speech to political and business leaders at Davos 2020, Mr Trump lauded a list of supposed achievements by his administration since taking office three years ago. The youngster was sat down playing in the sand and watching his father exercise when more than a dozen ravenous mutts pounced on him. Nolan, from the US, screamed for help as the dogs sunk their teeth into his young body and tore … Continue reading Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has shot down Donald Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum

A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’

A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’. Schoolgirl Izzy Raj-Seppings, who was with her dad, was filmed being spoken to by a policeman outside the Australian Prime Minister’s home who said she was ‘blocking the road’. Ms Parveen’s fear stems from two recent decisions by the Indian government. Last week the country’s parliament passed a bill that will grant citizenship to illegal immigrants from neighbouring countries, as long as they are not Muslim. Alongside this, the government of Narendra Modi plans to produce a … Continue reading A policeman who brought a teenage girl protesting climate change to tears as he threatened to arrest her has been branded ‘a coward’

Indian police on Friday shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects as they were re-enacting their alleged crime

Indian police on Friday shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects as they were re-enacting their alleged crime, prompting outrage but also wild celebrations. The men, who had been in custody for a week, were shot early Friday morning as they tried to escape during the re-enactment in the southern city of Hyderabad, police said. According to the police, the accused men – Mohammad Areef, Jollu Shiva, Jollu Naveen, and Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu – were taking part in reconstruction of the crime in the early hours of Friday morning when they tried to escape and were shot by police. However, … Continue reading Indian police on Friday shot dead four detained gang-rape and murder suspects as they were re-enacting their alleged crime