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Doctor treating coronavirus patients dies at hospital in China - metro

Doctor treating coronavirus patients dies at hospital in China

Liang Wudong had been drafted in to help cope with the outbreak.
metro - 28 minutes ago
Disaster for Europe: Iranian FM blasts EU for buckling to Trump & acting like

Disaster for Europe: Iranian FM blasts EU for buckling to Trump & acting like 'strong man' against Tehran

Acquiescing to Washington's hardline stance on Tehran spells catastrophe for Europe, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has argued, warning that there will be consequences for their u-turn on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
rt - 55 minutes ago
US officer who shot down Iranian plane received a medal, while the man guilty for downing Ukraine

US officer who shot down Iranian plane received a medal, while the man guilty for downing Ukraine's jet is IN JAIL– FM Zarif

Iran has imprisoned the army officer who fired a missile that killed 176 on board a Ukrainian jet, Mohammed Javad Zarif told, comparing Tehran's actions to that of the US when it downed an Iranian airliner 32 years ago.
rt - 1 hour ago
Ancient ‘Vampire’ star spied sucking the life out of celestial giant by NASA’s planet-hunting probe - rt

Ancient ‘Vampire’ star spied sucking the life out of celestial giant by NASA’s planet-hunting probe

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has witnessed the remains of an ancient star thirstily draining material from its giant celestial companion, in a remarkable interaction known as a super-outburst.
rt - 2 hours ago
Hong Kong declares emergency & cancels New Year celebrations as coronavirus spreads - rt

Hong Kong declares emergency & cancels New Year celebrations as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong has shuttered schools and done away with planned New Year festivities as the city scrambles to stop the spread of a deadly coronavirus.
rt - 2 hours ago
Indian women

Indian women's college bans burqas as part of dress code crackdown

A women's college in northeast India has prohibited students from wearing burqas in the classroom, arguing that the full-body garment violates the institution's dress code. The rule will be enforced with fines.
rt - 4 hours ago
38 infected coronavirus patients CURED in China as epidemic rages on - rt

38 infected coronavirus patients CURED in China as epidemic rages on

Saturday has brought some good news from China, where the nationwide battle against coronavirus is underway – dozens of patients have been cured of the disease, which has also claimed a comparable number of lives.
rt - 5 hours ago
Chinese doctor battling coronavirus on ‘front line’ of outbreak epicenter in Hubei dies as death toll reaches 41 - rt

Chinese doctor battling coronavirus on ‘front line’ of outbreak epicenter in Hubei dies as death toll reaches 41

A 62-year-old doctor helping to beat back a fast moving coronavirus in China, Liang Wudong, has died of the illness while working in its epicenter in the city of Wuhan, Chinese state media has reported.
rt - 9 hours ago
Coronavirus isn’t a global emergency yet—but two other outbreaks still are - quartz

Coronavirus isn’t a global emergency yet—but two other outbreaks still are

WHO is already fighting two international public health emergencies: Ebola and polio.
quartz - 12 hours ago
China’s mass coronavirus quarantine was impossible to get right - quartz

China’s mass coronavirus quarantine was impossible to get right

Once a quarantine area expands to whole cities, it is much less effective.
quartz - 12 hours ago
The US health secretary is making anti-abortion speak official government language - quartz

The US health secretary is making anti-abortion speak official government language

The department has been systematically using language from anti-abortion activists.
quartz - 12 hours ago
Listening to Mike Pence’s history, you might think it wasn’t Soviets but Americans who liberated Auschwitz - rt

Listening to Mike Pence’s history, you might think it wasn’t Soviets but Americans who liberated Auschwitz

US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech on the Holocaust left the impression it was American soldiers who liberated Auschwitz, erased the Soviet Union’s well-documented act, and even used the solemn occasion to lash out at Iran.
rt - 13 hours ago
Three children found dead in Dublin house - metro

Three children found dead in Dublin house

The two boys and a girl were found in a home at Parson's Court in Newcastle in west Dublin.
metro - 14 hours ago
Nein, we didn’t sign! Germans say they are not TAKING OVER Ukraine’s railroads for 10 years (yet) after PM tags Deutsche Bahn - rt

Nein, we didn’t sign! Germans say they are not TAKING OVER Ukraine’s railroads for 10 years (yet) after PM tags Deutsche Bahn

Ukraine’s PM has announced that Deutsche Bahn will take over control of his nation’s railroad monopoly for a decade. The German firm said it will be consulting Ukraine’s rail company, but wouldn’t confirm any deeper involvement.
rt - 15 hours ago
Trump Showed up at the March for Life and Said Everything Anti-Abortion Activists Want to Hear - vice

Trump Showed up at the March for Life and Said Everything Anti-Abortion Activists Want to Hear

For many Evangelical supporters, Trump's rhetoric on abortion makes his history of divorces, affairs, lies, and sex scandals fade into the background.
vice - 15 hours ago
UN seeks help to thwart locust swarms in east Africa - channel 4

UN seeks help to thwart locust swarms in east Africa

The United Nations has called for international help to fight huge swarms of Locusts which are sweeping through parts of east Africa.
channel 4 - 16 hours ago
Greta Thunberg joins school strike in Davos - channel 4

Greta Thunberg joins school strike in Davos

The Davos business conference has wrapped - the world's global elite taking to their private jets or the ski slopes after a week of schmoozing and deal-making.
channel 4 - 16 hours ago
Will Brits who migrated to Spain stay post-Brexit? - channel 4

Will Brits who migrated to Spain stay post-Brexit?

With the Brexit deal now officially signed into law - is the future any clearer for Britons living abroad?
channel 4 - 16 hours ago
Johnson and EU leaders sign Brexit withdrawal deal - channel 4

Johnson and EU leaders sign Brexit withdrawal deal

Signed and almost sealed... the heads of the European Council and the European Commission have put their signatures on the Brexit withdrawal agreement in Brussels - before it was whisked to London to be signed by Boris Johnson too.
channel 4 - 16 hours ago
The coronavirus outbreak comes at a terrible time for China’s tourism industry - quartz

The coronavirus outbreak comes at a terrible time for China’s tourism industry

The crisis has resulted in cancelled plans, closed attractions, and grounded flights.
quartz - 16 hours ago
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Chinese petrochemical factory consumed by huge FIREBALL after massive explosion (VIDEOS)

Chinese petrochemical factory consumed by huge FIREBALL after massive explosion (VIDEOS)

rt - 1 week ago

A massive explosion ripped through a chemical plant in Zhuhai, southern China on Monday, forcing workers to flee for their lives as a fireball consumed the facility, sending thick plumes of black smoke high into the air.

Footage released by Chinese media purports to show the Changlian Petrochemical Plant engulfed by flames as workers sprint to safety at around 1:40pm local time. Miraculously, no casualties were reported in the explosion, according to local authorities.

Zhuhai Fire Brigade dispatched 40 fire engines and 200 firefighters to the scene, with additional support provided by fire brigades from neighboring Guangzhou, Foshan, Jianmen and Zhongshan.

The ensuing fire was reportedly extinguished in just a couple of hours, and an investigation into the circumstances which led to the explosion is already underway. 

The Zhuhai Emergency Management Bureau said there were no anomalous environmental readings in the immediate aftermath of the explosion, but that it would continue to monitor the situation. 

In March 2019, dozens of people were killed and hundreds more injured in two separate blasts at chemical plants in the eastern Jiangsu province.

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