Several injured as Storm Dennis rips through Germany

The Environment Agency says immediate action is required as water levels continue to rise between Yalding and Maidstone because of Storm Dennis. "It is important for people to be aware of their flood risk and stay safe by signing up for flood warning... More..

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Chinese doctors 'using plasma therapy' on coronavirus patients
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Chinese doctors 'using plasma therapy' on coronavirus patients

Drugmakers are racing to develop a vaccine and treatment for the epidemic, which has killed 1,770 people and infected over 70,500 people across China . A top emergency expert at the World Health Organizat...More..

Ex-South African president de Klerk withdraws apartheid comments after backlash
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ex-South African president de Klerk withdraws apartheid comments after backlash

Former South African President FW de Klerk on Monday apologized and withdrew a statement he made earlier this month in which he claimed that the country's former system of racial separation, apartheid, was not ...More..

SC clears command roles for women in army
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

SC clears command roles for women in army

The court said all serving women officers on short service commissions "shall be considered for grant of permanent commissions" irrespective of any of them having crossed 14 years or, as the case may be, 20 yea...More..

Tonight's Forecast: Partly cloudy, dry, and quiet
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Tonight's Forecast: Partly cloudy, dry, and quiet

Cloudy, with a high near 37. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny with highs more mild in the upper 40s. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram for the latest wea...More..

Storm Dennis lashes United Kingdom, causes severe flooding in Wales
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Storm Dennis lashes United Kingdom, causes severe flooding in Wales

Britain's environment secretary said climate change was making extreme weather events more common. Pedestrians try to avoid a puddle as they walk down Oxford Street during Storm Dennis in London. nearb...More..

Debbie Abrahams: India denies entry to UK Labour MP critical of government
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Debbie Abrahams: India denies entry to UK Labour MP critical of government

In a statement that was released on Twitter , Abrahams, who chairs a United Kingdom parliamentary group on Kashmir, said when she arrived at Delhi airport on about 8.50 a.m. "Even the person who seemed to be i...More..

Police charge 14-year-old with murder of Barnard student
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Police charge 14-year-old with murder of Barnard student

The male suspect has been indicted by a grand jury and was taken into custody Friday night without incident, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference . "We're dealing with a ...More..

Iran's Rouhani says Tehran will never talk to US under pressure
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Iran's Rouhani says Tehran will never talk to US under pressure

Among the events contributing to the hostility are Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the worldwide nuclear deal with Iran in 2018 and reimposed sanctions. The Iranian leader added that war would be harm...More..

1100+ Ex-DOJ Staff Call on Attorney General Barr to Resign
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1100+ Ex-DOJ Staff Call on Attorney General Barr to Resign

The letter comes days after some Democratic senators pressed for Mr. Barr to resign, and after the New York City Bar Association said that it had formally reported the Attorney-General's behaviour to the J...More..

Ghost ship washes up on Irish coast during Storm Dennis
by | Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Ghost ship washes up on Irish coast during Storm Dennis

In October 2018, the US Coast Guard rescued the 10-person crew from the 77-meter ship off the coast of Bermuda after it encountered problems which led to a loss of power. The vessel, if it proves to be the MV...More..

France confirms first coronavirus death outside Asia
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

France confirms first coronavirus death outside Asia

The man was a taxi driver whose customers were mainly from Hong Kong , Macau and mainland China . Chinese health authorities recorded an additional 142 deaths on Saturday, bringing the global total to 1,669, ...More..

Trump threatens intelligence block over Huawei: US diplomat
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Trump threatens intelligence block over Huawei: US diplomat

Adopting Huawei's equipment on allies' 5G networks, Esper said, "could inject serious risk into our defense cooperation". "If you go down the Huawei road you are going to burn a lot of bridges". Europeans are a...More..

PM Must-ique explain his hols, says Labour
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

PM Must-ique explain his hols, says Labour

The source said Johnson had told Javid he would have to sack his advisers and replace them with advisers from the prime minister's Downing Street office. "Therefore this is a benefit in kind from Mr Ross to...More..

Turkish Military Convoy Arrives in Northern Idlib Province
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Turkish Military Convoy Arrives in Northern Idlib Province

In the Saturday phone call with Erdogan, Trump also "reiterated that continued foreign interference in Libya would only serve to worsen the situation". "We would like to do this with the support of our friends"...More..

Pompeo, Macron present opposing visions at MSC
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Pompeo, Macron present opposing visions at MSC

DAKAR, Senegal-As the Trump administration weighs a possible reduction of its military presence in West Africa, one of its allies in the region appealed Sunday for continued USA support. The US was undergoing...More..

United Nations chief 'concerned' over Kashmir, India rejects offer to mediate
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

United Nations chief 'concerned' over Kashmir, India rejects offer to mediate

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres repeated calls on Sunday for de-escalation and diplomacy in the resolution of Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India, saying "UN Security Council resolu...More..

United Kingdom hit by hurricane-force winds, ‘life-threatening’ floods
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

United Kingdom hit by hurricane-force winds, ‘life-threatening’ floods

The force said the death was not being treated as suspicious or being linked to the bad weather . As the winds churned up enormous waves in the North Atlantic and the North Sea, the bodies of two men were pu...More..

China reports 105 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 16
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

China reports 105 new deaths from coronavirus on mainland on Feb 16

As of Sunday morning, the confirmed number of infected people reached 68,500. A top U.S. health official on Sunday said 40 Americans from the ship have become infected and would be treated in Japan . Hubei P...More..

by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Storm Dennis: Forth Road Bridge shut to double decker buses

The Environment Agency says immediate action is required as water levels continue to rise between Yalding and Maidstone because of Storm Dennis . A record 594 warnings and alerts had been put in place on Sun...More..

Bernie Sanders attacks Michael Bloomberg as 'bored,' 'wanted to be president'
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Bernie Sanders attacks Michael Bloomberg as 'bored,' 'wanted to be president'

In an interview on Fox News, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg called on Bloomberg to publicly address the allegations regarding his treatment of women. Those numbers are largely the result of ...More..

France announces first coronavirus death in Europe
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

France announces first coronavirus death in Europe

According to worldwide reports, she had arrived in France on January 16 and was placed in quarantine in a hospital in Paris on January 25. Until the death in France , there had been three deaths outside C...More..

Australia extends ban on visitors from China
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Australia extends ban on visitors from China

It urged the government to lift the ban as soon as possible, calling the measures an "overreaction", as the World Health Organization (WHO) has not recommended travel or trade restrictions on China. Five of tho...More..

Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks

Ankara is calculating that its strategy won't ignite a major military crisis with Moscow, but the more Syrian forces push into Idlib, the more likely it is that Turkey will send enough troops to the area that t...More..

Michael Bloomberg under increasing fire from fellow US Democrats
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Michael Bloomberg under increasing fire from fellow US Democrats

Klobuchar , speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation", accused Bloomberg of avoiding scrutiny by blanketing the airwaves and sidestepping debates or tough televised interviews. Biden reminded older parishioners at the...More..

NBA All-Star Game Rules 2020: How Does New Format & Scoring Work?
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

NBA All-Star Game Rules 2020: How Does New Format & Scoring Work?

Tonight's NBA All-Star Game will be a little different from previous matchups. Chicago native, Jennifer Hudson then took center stage and sung "For All We Know (We May Meet Again)" by Rod Stewart. Team ...More..

Zarif Says Iran Could Reverse Nuclear Breaches If Europe Acts
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Zarif Says Iran Could Reverse Nuclear Breaches If Europe Acts

But the two were kept apart with Zarif even claiming that his Saudi counterpart had asked to reshuffle the schedule so that he wouldn't have to meet him. "Unfortunately the suggestions by Macron, and by Abe, ...More..

Coronavirus outbreak: Plan to rescue Australians on Diamond Princess cruise ship
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Plan to rescue Australians on Diamond Princess cruise ship

The couple are among the 67 new positive cases of COVID-19 virus detected aboard the ship, which has been under quarantine at a port city southwest of Tokyo since February 5, according to a statement issued S...More..

Storm Dennis to bring more wind and rain — Sunday's weather
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Storm Dennis to bring more wind and rain — Sunday's weather

Police said they were trying to establish the man's identity. One road under water again was Lichfield Road between Walsall and Rushall, where 82-year-old man Peter Harnwell died when his auto became submerge...More..

Woman Posed as Photographer to Steal, Raise Newborn
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Woman Posed as Photographer to Steal, Raise Newborn

A woman has posed as a photographer as part of a plot to drug a woman and steal her newborn baby to raise as her own, U.S. police allege. On Friday, Pierce County sheriff's deputies arrested a 38-year-old who...More..

Ukraine's President Vows to End War, Invites Trump to Kyiv
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

Ukraine's President Vows to End War, Invites Trump to Kyiv

Thanking the United States for supporting Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, Zelensky expressed hope to "start afresh" Kyiv's relations with the US now that proceedings for President Donald Trump's impeachm...More..

New York Mayor de Blasio to endorse Sanders in 2020 Democratic race
by | Monday, February 17, 2020

New York Mayor de Blasio to endorse Sanders in 2020 Democratic race

De Blasio noted his pride in endorsing Sanders , pointing out that the Vermont Senator has "for decades" worked toward the same "progressive agenda" as has the mayor. According to the New York Times , which c...More..

Syria regime attacks on Idlib must stop
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Syria regime attacks on Idlib must stop

But Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier on Saturday insisted that Turkey-Russia relations "shouldn't" be affected by differences of opinion over Syria . Syria President Bashar al-Assad said durin...More..

Ireland's Sinn Fein says 'very, very tricky' to form all-left government
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Ireland's Sinn Fein says 'very, very tricky' to form all-left government

During the election campaign, Martin ruled out doing a deal with Sinn Fein, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), but in the immediate aftermath of the vote, he refused to completely exc...More..

Saudi denies plans for crown prince to meet Israel PM
by | Sunday, February 16, 2020

Saudi denies plans for crown prince to meet Israel PM

The Israeli air force attacked Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip on Saturday in retaliation to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave into Israel, a military statement said. Much of the global community r...More..