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North Korea fires two missiles as Seoul condemns ‘inappropriate’ timing

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 03:45:40 GMT

Latest in flurry of launches draws particular criticism amid coronavirus pandemic

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean off its east coast on Sunday, the latest in an unprecedented flurry of launches that South Korea decried as ?€?inappropriate?€? amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Two ?€?short-range projectiles?€? were launched from the coastal Wonsan area and flew 230km (143 miles) at a maximum altitude of 30km (19 miles), South Korea?€?s joint chiefs of staff said.

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 North Korea fires two missiles as Seoul condemns ‘inappropriate’ timing


Revealed: £1bn of taxpayers' cash to help foreign countries buy British arms

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 16:00:29 GMT

Campaigners say plan will end up fuelling conflict and human rights abuses

The government has quietly drawn up proposals to lend other countries 1bn of public money so that they can buy British-made bombs and surveillance technology.

The move has been attacked by arms-control campaigners who say that taxpayers?€? cash may end up fuelling conflict and human rights abuses.

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 Revealed: £1bn of taxpayers' cash to help foreign countries buy British arms


Taliban refuses to talk to Afghan government's negotiating team

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:59:33 GMT

The militant group?€?s refusal represents a setback for US-brokered peace talks

The Taliban refused to begin talks with the Afghan government?€?s new negotiating team on Saturday, in a setback to the US-brokered peace process for one of the world?€?s longest-running conflicts.

Related: US to cut $1bn of Afghanistan aid over failure to agree unity government

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 Taliban refuses to talk to Afghan government's negotiating team


How will No 10 keep the show on the road as tensions rise and illness strikes?

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 20:00:34 GMT

Johnson and Hancock go into isolation, raising questions as to why ministers failed to observe their own rules on social distancing


As Boris Johnson went into solitary confinement in his flat above No 11 Downing Street on Friday, having tested positive for Covid-19, a member of his staff noted how the atmosphere had quickly changed at the heart of power. It was not just the PM who had taken himself out of circulation in the preceding hours. ?€?There are quite a lot of others not here now because they are self-isolating,?€? said the official. ?€?Those who are, are just getting on with their jobs. The whole place has become very quiet.?€?

Downing Street is a huge rambling complex of corridors and offices in which staff can, in normal times, move fairly freely, running errands and attending meetings in small rooms in No 10, No 11 and the Cabinet Office. Until Thursday, the place had buzzed with activity, day and night. Many members of staff were exhausted, working 18-hour days, or more, at what had for weeks been the national nerve centre for coordinating responses to the pandemic. Some were sleeping in the building to avoid the risks of public transport and to save time.

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 How will No 10 keep the show on the road as tensions rise and illness strikes?


Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:23:14 GMT

?€?Zoombombers?€? broadcast explicit imagery or abuse other users in video hangouts

Working and socialising from home has brought new risks to everyday life, as webcam meetings and chatroom cocktail hours contend with privacy invasions, phishing attacks and ?€?zoombombings?€? - uninvited guests abusing the popular video service to broadcast shocking imagery to all.

Public Zoom hangouts have become a popular way to spend time for isolated remote workers, who are joining calls with names such as ?€?WFH Happy Hour?€? to spend time in the company of others.

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 Trolls exploit Zoom privacy settings as app gains popularity


Tackle climate crisis and poverty with zeal of Covid-19 fight, scientists urge

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:00:20 GMT

Actions taken to suppress coronavirus reveal what measures are possible in an emergency, say experts

Government responses to climate breakdown and to the challenges of poverty and inequality must be changed permanently after the coronavirus has been dealt with, leading scientists have urged, as the actions taken to suppress the spread of the virus have revealed what measures are possible in an emergency.

The Covid-19 crisis has revealed what governments are capable of doing and shone a new light on the motivation for past policies and their outcomes, said Sir Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London, and chair of the commission of the social determinants of health at the World Health Organisation.

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 Tackle climate crisis and poverty with zeal of Covid-19 fight, scientists urge


UK can keep Covid-19 deaths below 20,000, says medical director

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:06:20 GMT

Professor Stephen Powis has said the national effort can work if everyone plays their part

Every citizen in the United Kingdom must play a part if the number of deaths from coronavirus are to be kept below 20,000, the national medical director has said.

The call for a national effort to reduce deaths came as the total who have died rose by 260 since Friday to 1,019. In total, 17,089 have tested positive in the UK.

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 UK can keep Covid-19 deaths below 20,000, says medical director


Alister Jack is third UK cabinet member to self-isolate during Covid-19 outbreak

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:19:28 GMT

Scottish secretary has not been tested for coronavirus but has mild symptoms

A third member of Boris Johnson?€?s cabinet is self-isolating after developing coronavirus symptoms.

Alister Jack, the secretary of state for Scotland, said he had not been tested for Covid-19 but had a temperature and a cough.

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 Alister Jack is third UK cabinet member to self-isolate during Covid-19 outbreak


Pope's blessing in empty St Peter's Square watched by 11m on TV

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:59:08 GMT

Hour-long address came as Italy said 969 people had died from Covid-19 in 24 hours

More than 11 million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis deliver a blessing in an empty Saint Peter?€?s Square, television bosses have said, as the Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, said the EU risked losing its purpose.

The pope?€?s blessing, Urbi et Orbi (To the city and the world)is usually reserved for Christmas Day and Easter Sunday, with thousands flocking to take part.

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 Pope's blessing in empty St Peter's Square watched by 11m on TV


Stranded Britons quoted £40,000 each to fly home from New Zealand

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:45:31 GMT

Foreign Office accused of failing thousands marooned by pandemic around the world

Britons stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic are being faced with flights home costing more than 40,000, prompting a wave of accusations that the Foreign Office is failing to adequately support people desperate to come home.

Britons in New Zealand told the Observer that the only available flights to the UK are prohibitively priced with even the cheaper tickets costing as much as 15,000. A Qatari Airlines flight from Auckland to London on 31 March was priced at NZ$83,534 (40,096).

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 Stranded Britons quoted £40,000 each to fly home from New Zealand


'Bring our people home': the bold new plan for an Indigenous-led district in Canada

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 07:00:57 GMT

The Senakw development aims to ease the city?€?s chronic housing crisis - and to challenge the mindset that indigeneity and urbanity are incompatible

The scrubby, vacant patch beneath the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver looks at first glance like a typical example of the type of derelict nook common to all cities: 11.7 acres of former railway lands, over which tens of thousands of people drive every day.

This is not any old swath of underused space, however. It?€?s one of Canada?€?s smallest First Nations reserves, where dozens of Squamish families once lived. The village was destroyed by provincial authorities more than a century ago.

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 'Bring our people home': the bold new plan for an Indigenous-led district in Canada


India primed: what Amazon's vast new Hyderabad campus reveals about its plans

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:00:29 GMT

Amazon have arrived in force in rapidly expanding Hyderabad, with designs on the currently almost non-existent Indian e-commence market

The futuristic lobby of the new Amazon building in Hyderabad feels as though it should have a permanent orchestra blasting out Also Sprach Zarathustra. The scale is intended to awe. A large slogan on a wall suggests the company is ?€?Delivering smiles?€?. The only sound that rises above the hush is a synthesised beep, coming from a giant screen playing a video of the campus at various stages of its construction.

Built on nine acres in this Indian city?€?s financial district, it is Amazon?€?s single largest building globally and the only Amazon-owned campus outside the US. It can house over 15,000 employees, but its size is its main architectural feature: it resembles the same cube of glass steel and chrome seen in corporate offices across Hyderabad, though a flash of magenta reflected in one of the top floor windows, from a billowing sari across the road, is a nice Indian touch.

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 India primed: what Amazon's vast new Hyderabad campus reveals about its plans


'A blessed initiative': secular Israel rejoices over Sabbath buses

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 05:00:00 GMT

Minibuses that run on Friday evenings and Saturdays buck state?€?s religious restrictions

Tel Aviv is one of Israel?€?s most dynamic cities, but the latest local craze could appear fairly humdrum to outsiders - a bus service that runs at weekends.

Packed 19-seat minibuses fill up fast with passengers, who excitedly gossip about the new routes. People patiently queue at bus stops, knowing they might have to wait for two or three buses to pass before there is a space. Still, they are upbeat. ?€?It?€?s a pleasure,?€? said Ben Uzan, a 30-year-old electronic engineer. ?€?It?€?s a blessed initiative.?€?

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 'A blessed initiative': secular Israel rejoices over Sabbath buses


From rubbish to rice: the cafe that gives food in exchange for plastic

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 10:00:11 GMT

The Garbage Cafe in Ambikapur, India, is helping to tackle the country?€?s plastic waste problem - and their novel idea is catching on

On bad days, when his employer made some excuse for not paying him his paltry daily wage, Ram Yadav?€?s main meal used to be dry chapatis, with salt and raw onion for flavour. Sometimes he just went hungry. For a ragpicker like him, one of the thousands of Indians who make a living bringing in plastic waste for recycling, eating in a cafe or restaurant was the stuff of fairytales.

But last week, Yadav was sitting at a table at the Garbage Cafe in Ambikapur, in the state of Chhattisgarh, over a piping hot meal of dal, aloo gobi, poppadoms and rice. He earned the food in exchange for bringing in 1kg of plastic waste. ?€?The hot meal I get here lasts me all day. And it feels good to sit at a table like everyone else,?€? he said.

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 From rubbish to rice: the cafe that gives food in exchange for plastic


Victor’s secret: male lingerie is coming to a bloke near you

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:15:27 GMT

Could frilly satin and lace underwear, along with form-fitting ?€?shapewear?€?, really replace the traditional vest and Y-fronts?

Decades ago, Prince sported high-cut, leather-look women?€?s briefs on stage, and Rod Stewart borrowed satin knickers from his then girlfriend, Britt Ekland, to wear under tight trousers while performing. Now, ranges of male lingerie are being launched for the man on the street to buy - raising the question: will it catch on?

One man thinks so. Jules Parker, 54, is a full-time metalworker who has set up Moot Lingerie, which combines traditional male underwear shapes with non-traditional lingerie flourishes and fabrics.

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 Victor’s secret: male lingerie is coming to a bloke near you


Boy and two men arrested after coronavirus-related assaults

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:11:52 GMT

Separate incidents include 66-year-old woman and police officers allegedly being spat at and coughed on

A 14-year-old boy has been charged after a woman was allegedly coughed on and spat at in Greater Manchester, while a 38-year-old man accused of spitting blood in the face of police officers has been remanded in custody.

There have been multiple reports of people deliberately coughing at others, including NHS staff, in an attempt to frighten them as anxiety grows amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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 Boy and two men arrested after coronavirus-related assaults


Coronavirus live news: Trump appears to back down on New York 'quarantine'

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:04:29 GMT

President had triggered confusion and alarm, with New York governor responding that sealing off state would be ?€?federal declaration of war?€?; meanwhile more than 10,000 have died in Italy. Follow the latest updates

Thailand has 143 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total of cases since the outbreak to 1,388, the spokesman of the government?€?s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Sunday.

It also reported one new fatality, bringing Thailand?€?s since the outbreak started to seven.

Following Trump?€?s decision not to propose a quarantine over New York and neighbouring states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a warning against non-essential travel in the region instead.

?€?Due to extensive community transmission of Covid-19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately,?€? said the warning issued late on Saturday, local time.

At the recommendation of the Coronavirus Task Force & after consulting with @NYGovCuomo, @GovMurphy, & @GovNedLamont, @CDCgov issued a Domestic Travel Advisory urging residents of NY, NJ, & CT to refrain from non-essential travel for the next 14 days. https://t.co/PtEI5IXWe4

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 Coronavirus live news: Trump appears to back down on New York 'quarantine'


South African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers amid lockdown

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:26:36 GMT

Country records over 1,100 cases as fears about impact of Covid-19 on African continent mount

South African police and soldiers have used rubber bullets to enforce lockdown after hundreds of shoppers gathered outside a supermarket in Johannesburg.

The incident came on Saturday, the second day of the 21-day lockdown that was ordered last week by president Cyril Ramaphosa to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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 South African police fire rubber bullets at shoppers amid lockdown


Cuomo and Trump clash over talk of New York 'quarantine'

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 01:27:50 GMT

President appears to reverse stance after governor said sealing off states would amount to ?€?federal declaration of war?€?

Donald Trump appeared to back away from talk of a quarantine on New York and other states after Andrew Cuomo, the New York governor, warned that sealing off the state would lead to ?€?chaos and mayhem?€? and amount to a ?€?federal declaration of war?€?.

Related: The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

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 Cuomo and Trump clash over talk of New York 'quarantine'


How Panamanian villagers were left at the mercy of a murderous sect

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:46:24 GMT

When a woman and six children were ritualistically killed in the indigenous community of Alto Terrn the official response was complicated by the absence of police and health services

At the Iglesia de Dios church deep in the rainforest of Panama?€?s Caribbean coast, a number of unsettling objects attest to the horrific events which took place here.

A black and red accordion stands among the overturned pews, children?€?s belongings are strewn across the floor, and a Bible - open at the Book of Revelation - rests on the wooden pulpit.

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 How Panamanian villagers were left at the mercy of a murderous sect


Fears for Iranian refugee removed from Jakarta-Melbourne flight amid coronavirus crisis

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:16:22 GMT

Australian safe haven visa holder Amir denied re-entry and sent back to Europe in case reminiscent of detained footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Refugee advocates fear time is running out for a refugee to return to his Australian home after he was denied the right to board a flight from Indonesia to Australia because of his visa status.

In what advocates fear may be a repeat of the Hakeem al-Araibi case, which left a refugee wrongly detained in a Thai prison after a series of bureaucratic bungles over his visa status, Amir, a young Iranian refugee on an Australian safe haven visa, has been sent back to Turkey amid the coronavirus crisis.

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 Fears for Iranian refugee removed from Jakarta-Melbourne flight amid coronavirus crisis


Uganda's crackdown on public gatherings ruled unconstitutional

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:00:21 GMT

Swipe at lawmakers as judge says only ?€?undemocratic and authoritarian regimes?€? seek to ban peaceful protests

Government opponents and human rights activists have welcomed a decision by Uganda?€?s constitutional court to overturn legislation that gave police ?€?supernatural powers?€? to stop public gatherings and protests.

?€?It is only in undemocratic and authoritarian regimes that peaceful protests and public gatherings of a political nature are not tolerated,?€? said Justice Cheborion Barishaki in a ruling on Thursday.

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 Uganda's crackdown on public gatherings ruled unconstitutional


Back poor countries fighting Covid-19 with trillions or face disaster, G20 told

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:25:15 GMT

Experts warn leaders of huge social and economic consequences of failing to support developing states against ?€?unprecedented threat?€?

Economists and global health experts have called on G20 leaders to provide trillions of dollars to poorer countries to shore up ailing healthcare systems and economies, or face a disaster that will rebound on wealthier states through migration and health crises.

Twenty experts, among them four Nobel prizewinners, including Joseph Stiglitz, Lord Nicholas Stern and seven chief economists of the World Bank and other development banks, have written to G20 leaders to warn of ?€?unimaginable health and social impacts?€? as coronavirus rips through the developing world, taking overburdened healthcare systems beyond breaking point, and causing economic and social devastation.

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 Back poor countries fighting Covid-19 with trillions or face disaster, G20 told


Minibuses keep Kenya’s wheels turning amid Covid-19 fears - in pictures

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:30:54 GMT

Matatus, the shared, tightly-packed minibuses popular throughout the country, are feared to be a weak link in efforts to contain coronavirus, but conductors are working to make journeys as hygienic as possible

All photographs by Joost Bastmeijer

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 Minibuses keep Kenya’s wheels turning amid Covid-19 fears - in pictures


'We fear, but have to work': isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:00:53 GMT

As coronavirus arrives in Kenya, retreat behind closed doors is only an alternative for those who can afford it

All photographs by Duncan Moore

Benson Kinyale is a security guard who works the door at a luxury apartment complex in the Parklands neighbourhood of Nairobi. While residents of the building have started to hoard supplies and stay at home because of Covid-19, he continues to make the 80km commute by bus from his home outside the city, six days a week.

He knows standing outside and opening doors all day is now a high-risk activity, as is travelling on a crowded matatu minibus almost every day. But he has little choice.

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 'We fear, but have to work': isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi


Bosnia crams thousands of migrants into tent camp to 'halt Covid-19 spread'

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 07:00:51 GMT

Move to makeshift facility in remote village sparks fears over social distancing and access to water, heat and power

Authorities in Bosnia have ordered the transfer of thousands of migrants to a remote camp in Lipa, a village about 25 kilometres from the border with Croatia, due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

In a document seen by the Guardian, the Biha? city civil defence headquarters asked that the move be carried out ?€?in order to take urgent measures to prevent the onset of the disease caused by Covid-19?€?.

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 Bosnia crams thousands of migrants into tent camp to 'halt Covid-19 spread'


We can scrutinise our leaders, but we must all improve our responses to coronavirus covid-19

Sun, 29 Mar 2020 05:12:45 GMT

In a rapidly evolving situation, we must think ahead and react fast, says a special envoy of the WHO director general

Covid-19 is a new virus. Its high transmission rate and rapid exponential growth make its effects particularly serious. We are seeing how, in country after country, this is now far more than a public health issue. Politicians everywhere are having to balance their responses to the health consequences of Covid-19 with the needs of their economies and societies. The interactions are complex and can be highly contextual as differences in the strength of the economy, the age of the population and local health systems and society all interact. People and businesses are hurting and fearful for the future.

There are many lessons from countries where the disease appeared early in the pandemic, but global leaders also need to be aware of the global context. It is right that we scrutinise our leaders?€? actions, but it is right because we all need to learn quickly, and to improve our responses. In such a rapidly evolving situation it is far too early to judge what has worked and what has not. What is critical is that we develop our actions fast in response to new information.

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 We can scrutinise our leaders, but we must all improve our responses to coronavirus covid-19


My NHS colleagues are committed but we are at maximum stretch

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:09:33 GMT

Psychiatrist and former minister Dan Poulter says the crisis is unprecedented, but his fellow health workers will see it through

As I walk across the hospital complex and pause to look at the London tower blocks in the near distance, life could not be further removed from the green benches of parliament, a mere 45 minutes walk away. Covid-19 has changed everything. In mental health services, in the central London epicentre of Britain?€?s outbreak, we are used to caring for people who have severe mental illness, but we have been confronted with a new reality of caring for people who are also infected with coronavirus.

Hundreds of healthcare colleagues are already off sick. Others are self-isolating because a family member is showing symptoms. Our service is at maximum stretch.

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 My NHS colleagues are committed but we are at maximum stretch


Five of Donald Trump's most misleading coronavirus claims

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 17:56:13 GMT

As US deaths rise, the president seems unable to grasp the severity of the problem - and he?€?s made multiple false claims along the way

Political fact-checkers have flourished under Donald Trump, a president who according to one count uttered more than 16,000 misleading or false claims during his first three years in the White House.

Related: The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

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 Five of Donald Trump's most misleading coronavirus claims


Three weeks of lockdown in Italy has given us vital perspective - and crumbs of comfort

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 07:00:19 GMT

With scarce resources instilling a spirit of togetherness, Italians have quickly learned to cherish what we once took for granted

We?€?re about to enter our fourth week of lockdown in Italy, our sixth of home-schooling, and we?€?ve begun to glimpse minor positives. It?€?s as if we?€?re all at that stage of musical chairs when the music has stopped. The loud, relentless run-around is over. We?€?ve passed the point of the nervous scramble to get what we need. And now - even if we?€?re not where, with whom or with all we want - that is just where we?€?re at. We know the music isn?€?t starting up again for a long time. And that subtly changes your attitude towards who?€?s alongside you. Barely-known neighbours have come to seem like comrades in the trenches.

There?€?s something profound about what is happening in our small palazzo. Giorgio delivers us a newspaper every day. Silvia gives our son an old tablet (studiously wiped clean with alcohol) so he can do his online classes. Massimo delivers sheet music for our daughter. We, in turn, distribute food and offer free, online English lessons. We?€?re all looking out for each other. The exchanges are announced by text message, like drug drops (?€?rice outside door?€?) and with money hidden here and there. We never get close, and yet we?€?ve never been closer.

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 Three weeks of lockdown in Italy has given us vital perspective - and crumbs of comfort


'I don't know what that means': Cuomo responds to Trump's hint at quarantine - video

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:57:56 GMT

Donald Trump has said he is considering a mandatory quarantine of some Northeastern states because of the coronavirus outbreak. Responding, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said he had not discussed any potential 'enforceable quarantine', adding 'I don't even know what that means'

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 'I don't know what that means': Cuomo responds to Trump's hint at quarantine - video


Stranded Canadians plead for help onboard coronavirus-stricken cruise ship - audio

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:24:53 GMT

Holding a sign that reads ?€?help us?€?, a Canadian couple are stranded on the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam off the coast of Panama as sickness spreads aboard. Chris and Anna Joiner are among more than 130 passengers stuck onboard the vessel, which has been stranded for days after Chile refused to allow the ship to dock.

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 Stranded Canadians plead for help onboard coronavirus-stricken cruise ship - audio


'We clap because we care': New Yorkers applaud frontline coronavirus workers - video

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 12:13:48 GMT

At 7pm local time on Friday, hundreds of thousands of people across New York, one of the cities hardest hit by the coronavirus in the US, cheered those working on the frontline of efforts to rein in the pandemic from their balconies and windows

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 'We clap because we care': New Yorkers applaud frontline coronavirus workers - video


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decries 'shameful' corporate bailout - video

Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:45:47 GMT

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clashed with Republicans as the US Senate voted on a $2.2tn coronavirus relief bill on Friday. She said it was a ?€?shameful?€? corporate bailout that would further widen the income inequality gap. ?€?What did the Senate majority fight for??€? the New York congresswoman asled. ?€?One of the largest corporate bailouts with as few strings as possible in American history?€?


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Donald Trump: the first thing Boris Johnson said to me is 'we need ventilators' - video

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:20:30 GMT

Donald Trump said on Friday that he had a conversation with Boris Johnson, who has tested positive for coronavirus, and 'the first thing he said to me is: "We need ventilators"'. Trump mentioned Johnson 'asking for ventilators today' twice during the Coronavirus Task Force briefing 

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 Donald Trump: the first thing Boris Johnson said to me is 'we need ventilators' - video


British man describes 'gut-wrenching pain' of losing mother to coronavirus - video

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:15:47 GMT

Stuart Hamlin urges people to stay inside in an emotional video filmed hours after his mother died from the coronavirus. He describes his pain just four days after Tracy was admitted to hospital with Covid-19 symptoms. 

'Losing someone is hard enough, but not being able to hold your family close when you do is the most gut-wrenching pain I've ever felt in my life,' he says.

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 British man describes 'gut-wrenching pain' of losing mother to coronavirus - video


Michael Gove: rate of coronavirus infection in UK doubling every three to four days - video

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:08:37 GMT

Michael Gove has said the rate of coronavirus infections in the UK is doubling every three to four days. The Conservative politician gave the update during the government's daily Covid-19 briefing after Boris Johnson was diagnosed with the virus

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 Michael Gove: rate of coronavirus infection in UK doubling every three to four days - video






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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!