The Danish inventor jailed

The Danish inventor jailed for the gory murder of a journalist on his home-made submarine was arrested after trying to escape from prison today.  Peter Madsen forced his way out of the jail by taking a female psychologist hostage with what he claimed was a pistol, before threatening guards by saying he had a bomb, according to Danish media. People will only be allowed in and out of Navarre for work, university studies, to care for relatives, or for emergencies, the regional government said. Restaurants, cafes and bars will be closed, while shops may open at 40% capacity but close … Continue reading The Danish inventor jailed

The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims

The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims – despite the current number of cases in Russia standing at 34. City mayor Sergey Sobyanin has ordered the facility even though Russia currently has among the fewest victims among major countries. “Should the fighting reach us here, we won’t have to go too far,” said Al-Beij, 47, a shopkeeper from the Aleppo countryside. “And while we wait, at least we don’t have any problems with our neighbours. There is no better place to be.” When they … Continue reading The authorities in Moscow are rushing to build a dedicated £92 million hospital to cope with an expected major rise in coronavirus victims

A mass exodus of civilians from the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria has begun

A mass exodus of civilians from the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria has begun as thousands of people flee towards the Turkish border in the face of a fierce new military assault by Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies. As many as 30,000 people have left the area around the town of Maarat al-Numan after four days of airstrikes and heavy shelling paved the way for Syrian government troops to push deeper into north-western Idlib province. The idea was suggested up by L’Eryn Detraz, a native of Cow Island and a missionary currently stationed in Ohio, according to a statement … Continue reading A mass exodus of civilians from the last rebel-held stronghold in Syria has begun