Coronavirus epidemic: Wuhan residents ordered to remain indoors

It’s been nearly four weeks since Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, sealed off its borders. Stricter measures have been now imposed by the Chinese government, which is determined to control the crisis that has brought the country to a standstill. Millions have been forbidden to leave their homes – a food and … Read more Coronavirus epidemic: Wuhan residents ordered to remain indoors

Abraham Ancer | No Borders

Abraham’s Ancer’s journey to the PGA TOUR is unique to most as it involves two countries, separated by a well-publicized and polarized border. But Ancer’s border story is not one of conflict, but rather perseverance and opportunity as he found his way to success on golf’s biggest stage. In this profile, Ancer tells viewers his … Read more Abraham Ancer | No Borders

Storm Dennis: See the damage from above – BBC News

Storm Dennis has triggered more severe flood warnings in parts of the UK. More than 200 flood warnings are in place across the country, including nine severe – or “danger to life” – warnings. In Herefordshire, the River Wye rose to its highest level on record, and in Wales, a house was close to being … Read more Storm Dennis: See the damage from above – BBC News

Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

From Pakistan, the Kashmir region appears disputed. From India, it appears firmly under Indian control. Google Maps changes disputed borders based on the country a user is searching from, demonstrating its ability to bend information to its will. Read more: https://wapo.st/37nFgZD. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ … Read more Google maps changes disputed borders based on where you’re searching from

Coronavirus a test of global solidarity, says WHO director

Tedros Adhanom, head of the World Health Organization, calls the coronavirus outbreak a ‘test of political solidarity’ against a ‘common enemy that does not respect borders or ideologies’, as well as a test of financial and scientific solidarity. The epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people and infected more 40,000. Subscribe to Guardian News on … Read more Coronavirus a test of global solidarity, says WHO director

Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops

Syrian government forces have killed five Turkish soldiers in an attack in northwestern Syria – the first significant clash between the two sides. Turkey’s military says it has killed more than 100 Syrian government soldiers in Idlib province in retaliation for the deaths of its troops. Syrian soldiers are trying to recapture the last rebel-held … Read more Turkey retaliates after Syrian government shelling kills 5 troops

Migrants demand entry into EU

About 200 hundred migrants, including children, gathered Thursday at Serbia’s border with Hungary to demand to be allowed entry into the European Union country. Braving freezing evening weather and biting winds, the migrants camped at the Kelebija border crossing, blocking traffic. Wrapped in blankets or sleeping bags, many migrants were lying or sitting on the … Read more Migrants demand entry into EU

Coronavirus outbreak: Hospitals in China swamped with patients

Hospitals are still struggling to cope with the number of people infected. And a growing number of countries are closing their borders to Chinese travellers. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong, which says it will quarantine all new arrivals from the mainland. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Coronavirus outbreak: Hospitals in China swamped with patients

Coronavirus: Hong Kong intensifies checks on travellers

A growing number of countries are closing their borders to travellers from China, as the death toll from coronavirus infection rises to 563. Two cruise ships – one in Japan and the other in Hong Kong – are also in quarantine after passengers were found to be infected by the virus. Al Jazeera’s Sarah Clarke … Read more Coronavirus: Hong Kong intensifies checks on travellers

Health Secretary defends guidance to Brits after criticism from World Health Organisation | ITV News

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has defended the government’s decision to urge all Britons in China to return home after the move faced criticism from the World Health Organisation (WHO). On Tuesday, British nationals in the coronavirus-hit country were advised to “leave if they can” by the UK authorities. Mr Hancock defended the guidance, despite criticism … Read more Health Secretary defends guidance to Brits after criticism from World Health Organisation | ITV News