Thousands of extra medical, dentistry and science students will start at university this autumn

Thousands of extra medical, dentistry and science students will start at university this autumn after a cap on places was lifted and extra funding announced. Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, said that students should be guaranteed places at their first-choice university, either this year or next, if they had been made an offer. She also announced that universities would be free to recruit as many medical students as they wanted. The numbers are usually strictly controlled by the government. Video shows the 44-year-old opposition leader being stretchered from the aircraft into a waiting ambulance before being rushed to intensive care. … Continue reading Thousands of extra medical, dentistry and science students will start at university this autumn

A Hong Kong media billionaire and pro-democracy activist

A Hong Kong media billionaire and pro-democracy activist who was arrested under the new national security law is a traitor who should receive an exemplary punishment to deter further unrest in the city, Beijing has said. Jimmy Lai, 71, who owns the Apple Daily newspaper, conspired with foreign agents and posed a danger to national security, according to the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, part of China’s state council, or cabinet. One scientist blasted Putin’s move as ‘unethical’ because an ‘improperly tested vaccine’ could have ‘disastrous’ effects on public health, while others warned that there is ‘no data’ to … Continue reading A Hong Kong media billionaire and pro-democracy activist

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

Protests involving tens of thousands of people

Protests involving tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Russia’s far east demanding the resignation of President Putin and the release of a jailed governor. Demonstrators in Khabarovsk, near the border with China, marched after Sergei Furgal was arrested last week to face murder charges in Moscow. Built 1,500 years  ago the world-famous site was originally a cathedral before becoming a mosque in 1453. In 1934  it became a museum and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within hours of the ruling Erdogan had declared the Hagia Sophia open for Muslim worship and signed a decree handing … Continue reading Protests involving tens of thousands of people

The government is preparing to award coronavirus testing

The government is preparing to award coronavirus testing contracts worth an estimated £5bn to commercial bidders, in what critics fear is a “backdoor” subsidy to the private sector. The vast new budget, which works out at £2.5bn per year and will be managed by Public  Health England (PHE), is equal to the entire annual spend on English NHS laboratories. It came as the US Senate approved a bill imposing sanctions on Chinese officials and any Hong Kong police units clashing with protesters. China’s foreign ministry warned of “strong countermeasures” against the US if the bill becomes law. China has said … Continue reading The government is preparing to award coronavirus testing

House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi

House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block the chamber’s new proxy voting system. “It’s simple: one representative should equal one vote. We can’t let her get away with this,” Republican Whip Steve Scalise tweeted, announcing the House GOP’s legal plan. He then tried to murder his estranged wife and the mother of his children, but her thick wig cushioned the blow as he struck her on the head from behind with a heavy object. Laurent F. only admitted killing his young children once his trial had already got underway. More than … Continue reading House Republicans, led by Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, intend to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi

People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause

People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause, from their balconies, to show their gratitude to medical staff working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s prime minister, gave a televised address on Saturday night announcing measures confining residents to their homes except for essential trips outside. The options include ‘pick up shopping,’ ‘a friendly phone call,’ ‘posting mail,’ and ‘urgent supplies’. Becky said she thought of the lovely idea as she and her husband were discussing ways they could help others. Putin, 67, was due to stand down at the end … Continue reading People across Spain have entered lockdown with a nationwide round of applause

China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus

China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has now claimed 81 lives. Millions of people travel home to be with family during the celebrations and Beijing hopes to keep people inside and avoid more infections by extending the festivities to Sunday. And reports say her husband Denis found his wife covered in blood moments later and called for an ambulance. Police in Talitsa, Sverdlovsk, Russia, have since confirmed the baby was put in a washing machine. Shifting poll results in recent months point to a … Continue reading China has extended its Lunar New Year holiday by three days in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus

The new Russian prime minister became mired in corruption allegations after less than a day in the role

The new Russian prime minister became mired in corruption allegations after less than a day in the role when newly discovered documents showed that his wife has acquired a substantial fortune and that the couple live in a luxury property near Moscow. Mikhail Mishustin, a previously obscure tax official, was hand-picked by President Putin and voted in by the Russian parliament yesterday. Meanwhile, senior gardaí have expressed concerns that criminals in Drogheda are embroiled in ‘social media warfare’. Yesterday, gardaí strongly criticised the circulation of images and footage on social media purporting to be linked to the 17- year-old’s murder. … Continue reading The new Russian prime minister became mired in corruption allegations after less than a day in the role

A doll that appears to be ‘transgender’ has sparked outrage after appearing on the shelves of a toy shop

A doll that appears to be ‘transgender’ has sparked outrage after appearing on the shelves of a toy shop. The doll, wearing a dress and sporting a penis and long blonde hair was seen at the ‘Planet Of Toys’ shop in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in south-central Russia. Mr Putin, 67, whose final presidential term is supposed to end in 2024 under present rules, called for a referendum on constitutional amendments including an increase in the powers of parliament and the State Council, an advisory body to the Kremlin. He gave no details about when the referendum would take … Continue reading A doll that appears to be ‘transgender’ has sparked outrage after appearing on the shelves of a toy shop