World news

Coronavirus live news: Spain records new highest daily death toll, as Syria reports first Covid-19 death | World news

7.25pm BST19:25 More than £250,000 has been raised to help provide free hot meals for NHS staff, less than a week after the initiative was started by a small group of friends. 4,000 meals have been provided to hospitals, and tens of thousands more are expected soon. “We were talking about how a group of …

Coronavirus live news: Spain records new highest daily death toll, as Syria reports first Covid-19 death | World news Read More »

Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will ‘reopen’ soon | World news

1.57am GMT01:57 Beijing’s city government is further strengthening quarantine rules for individuals who arrive in China from overseas, as the Chinese capital seeks to minimise coronavirus-related risks, Beijing Daily reported on Tuesday. People wearing protective masks walk in a park in Beijing, China March 23, 2020. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters The paper, the official publication of …

Coronavirus live news: UK placed under lockdown as Trump insists nation will ‘reopen’ soon | World news Read More »

Coronavirus latest updates: Australia initiates emergency plan as Trump says risk to US is ‘very low’ | World news

7.23am GMT07:23 Matthew Weaver AP has the latest breakdown of confirmed cases and deaths from the virus: Mainland China: 2,744 deaths among 78,497 cases, mostly in the central province of HubeiHong Kong: 81 cases, 2 deathsMacao: 10 casesSouth Korea: 1,595 cases, 13 deathsJapan: 894 cases, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, 7 deathsItaly: …

Coronavirus latest updates: Australia initiates emergency plan as Trump says risk to US is ‘very low’ | World news Read More »

Coronavirus live updates: two senior Hubei officials sacked as deaths pass 1,000 – latest news

Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam tells people to stay at home and global investors turn to safe havens, such as gold. Follow our live updates Virus ‘could infect 60% of public if unchecked’ Academic blames Xi for ‘catastrophe’ Could the coronavirus mutate? Share your stories 2.05pm GMT Responding to Hancock, shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said …

Coronavirus live updates: two senior Hubei officials sacked as deaths pass 1,000 – latest news Read More »

Australian Open 2020: day one – live! | Sport

4.04am GMT04:04 Second set: Federer 6-3 1-0 Johnson* (*denotes server): Federer is mixing flowing attacking tennis on his own serve with precise error-inducing tennis on Johnson’s. That strategy earns Federer a game to love in a performance that resembled a warm-up for him and the most stress-inducing nightmare for his opponent. 4.00am GMT04:00 First set: …

Australian Open 2020: day one – live! | Sport Read More »

UK tour firm used by teenager in gang rape case ends trips to Ayia Napa | UK news

The UK tour operator behind the working holiday on which a British teenager was allegedly gang raped has said it will no longer send young clubbers to Ayia Napa following a week of rising anger about her treatment by Cypriot authorities. Summer Takeover said it would stop operations at the resort “in any capacity” after …

UK tour firm used by teenager in gang rape case ends trips to Ayia Napa | UK news Read More »

Outrage after Colombia riot police force young woman into unmarked car | World news

Outrage has erupted in Colombia after a young woman participating in anti-government protests was grabbed by riot police in body armour, forced into an unmarked vehicle and driven away. Video of the incident showed the woman sobbing and screaming “Help! The police have kidnapped me!” through the window of the black Chevrolet sedan as it …

Outrage after Colombia riot police force young woman into unmarked car | World news Read More »

World’s first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada | World news

The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft has taken its inaugural test flight, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and flying for 15 minutes. “This proves that commercial aviation in all-electric form can work,” said Roei Ganzarski, chief executive of Australian engineering firm magniX. The company designed the plane’s motor and worked in …

World’s first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada | World news Read More »

Ukrainian woman, 19, selling virginity for over £84,000 in bid to fund travelling – World News

A young woman planning to live a high life and travel in style is selling her virginity for over £84,000. Ukranian Ekaterina, 19, originally from the city of Kharkiv, is now living in the United States. She posted a video for her potential buyers online and says: “Hello, my name is Katia. “I’m originally from …

Ukrainian woman, 19, selling virginity for over £84,000 in bid to fund travelling – World News Read More »

New Zealand floods: essentials run out for tourists stranded in Franz Josef | World news

Nearly a thousand tourists stranded by flooding in a tiny New Zealand alpine town woke on Monday to clear, sunny weather, but little other good news: there was still no way in or out by road. “It’s the first time we’ve seen the sky in about six or seven days, so that’s nice,” said Khira …

New Zealand floods: essentials run out for tourists stranded in Franz Josef | World news Read More »