Coronavirus live updates: Need to prepare for ‘battle’ at the apex, Cuomo says

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 823,000 people around the world. Over 174,000 of those patients have recovered from the the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. More than 40,000 people across the globe have died, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. With more...

The UK feigns ignorance, but five years on it’s still intimately involved in Yemen’s war | Global development

The coronavirus pandemic has forced questions of life and death to the fore around the world. National health infrastructures risk being overwhelmed, food supply chains are struggling to keep up with stockpiling, and restrictions on movement are enforcing social distancing. Worries about loved ones and fears for the future combine with outbreaks of neighbourliness and solidarity. The questions...

Jack Grealish ‘deeply embarrassed’ as Aston Villa punish midfielder for car crash during lockdown

Jack Grealish says he's "deeply embarrassed" by an incident this week involving a house party and a car crash and the former Ireland U-21 star has apologised for his actions. hotos emerged on Monday of a Range Rover, owned by Grealish, in the aftermath an early-morning collision involving three other vehicles, after a house party in Solihull, and West Midlands police confirmed they were...

Experts warned Trump off New York-New Jersey-Connecticut lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Experts on the White House coronavirus task force persuaded President Donald Trump that a travel advisory was preferable to the strict quarantine he was considering for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the pathogen, officials said on Sunday. Trump had said on Saturday afternoon he might impose a ban on travel in and out of New York state and parts of New...

Zimbabwe’s Afforestation Challenge — Global Issues

Zimbabwe's Mashonaland East province. Perennial dry conditions have also seen Zimbabwe struggle with annual wild fires that have destroyed large tracts of land and damaged the soil, effectively providing the right conditions for turning parts of the country into mini deserts.Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSby Ignatius Banda (bulawayo)Friday, March 27, 2020Inter Press ServiceBULAWAYO, Mar 27 (IPS) - "I...

Wife of foreign worker desperate to be with her 4 children after being denied re-entry to Canada

Undine Weiler felt huge relief when Ottawa relaxed its travel ban for foreign workers earlier this month . It meant she would soon be back with her husband and four children in Calgary. Or so she thought.Weiler, a German citizen with an open work permit, was reassured by the Canadian embassy in Germany that she’d be allowed to return to Canada, despite severe restrictions enacted to stem the...

Wigan ‘coronavirus’ crash man who hit nurse’s car dies

Image caption Nurse Lucy Duncan stayed with the patient after he had crashed into her car An elderly driver who was suspected of having coronavirus when he crashed into a nurse's car has died.The man was "struggling to breathe" when he hit Lucy Duncan's car as she drove home from a Wigan hospital.Ms Duncan, 24, called an ambulance when she found the man "slumped over the wheel" on Thursday and...

Estranged couples do not have to stick to court orders during coronavirus crisis

The president of the District Court has said estranged couples are free to vary family court orders during the coronavirus crisis as long as both parties agree. District Court president Judge Colin Daly urged parents to communicate with each other and use video technology to facilitate child access as the Family Courts move to dealing almost exclusively with emergency domestic-violence cases...

Italy reports highest daily death toll yet of 969: Live updates | News

Italy has reported the highest daily death toll of any country since the outbreak began, with 969 new deaths, bringing the total coronavirus related deaths to 9,134, among 86,498 cases.  Meanwhile, Spain has recorded 769 new deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the country due to the coronavirus to 4,858. In the United States, the number of coronavirus cases...

Michael Jackson warned ‘truth will prevail’ in take down of ‘fictitious stories’

Michael Jackson often kept his cards close to his chest but there was one interview when he came out fighting and gave a warning about the stories that circulated about him. The legendary pop singer opened up to Fox News journalist Geraldo Rivera in 2005, when he spoke about the impact the press has on his family and wellbeing. The interview covered all areas of Jackson's life and when the...