Federation Square NYE terror plotter Ali Khalif Shire Ali sentenced to 10 years’ jail | ABC News

A man who planned a New Year’s Eve terrorist attack in Melbourne’s Federation Square three years ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ali Khalif Shire Ali, 23, pleaded guilty in May last year to one charge of preparing a terrorist attack. Police thwarted the plans, arresting him in November 2017 after a … Read more Federation Square NYE terror plotter Ali Khalif Shire Ali sentenced to 10 years’ jail | ABC News

Dwayne Johnson’s Mom Spent a Memorable New Year’s Eve with Jimmy

Dwayne Johnson video chats with Jimmy as they compare memories of a New Year’s Eve his mom spent with the Tonight Show host and recovering from his daughter’s painful quarantine birthday party. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights 11:35/10:35c Get more The Tonight … Read more Dwayne Johnson’s Mom Spent a Memorable New Year’s Eve with Jimmy

Q1 GDP data shows economy heading into recession

We should start to see a pickup in the economy from the fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of the new year. Insights via @CMEGroup: https://openmarkets.cmegroup.com/quicktake?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=paid_social&utm_campaign=quicktake_evergreen&utm_content=more_insights Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to our newsletter: … Read more Q1 GDP data shows economy heading into recession

Myanmar ships 800 freed Rohingya prisoners back to Rakhine

Myanmar has shipped hundreds of recently-released Rohingya prisoners to their homelands in the western state of Rakhine. An official said they would be quarantined. The president granted an amnesty to nearly 25,000 prisoners in total to mark its April New Year holiday – the largest ever recorded. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our … Read more Myanmar ships 800 freed Rohingya prisoners back to Rakhine

China sends medical supplies to Thailand to fight COVID-19

A handover ceremony of medical supplies donated by China was held at the Chinese embassy in Thailand during the #Songkran festival, the Thai traditional New Year’s Day. #Coronavirus #Pandemic Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: … Read more China sends medical supplies to Thailand to fight COVID-19

Myanmar cancels Thingyan celebrations amid coronavirus fears

Myanmar will ring in a new year next week. But celebrations will be muted because of the coronavirus pandemic. Festivities have been cancelled and people are being urged to stay at home. But it has not stopped some workers from trying to leave the cities and head to their hometowns. Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports. … Read more Myanmar cancels Thingyan celebrations amid coronavirus fears

People return to Beijing from Wuhan as lockdown ends after weeks

While many countries around the world are under lockdown, China is gradually getting back to normalcy. Al Jazeera cameraman Peng Peng was among millions of Chinese trapped in Hubei province, where the virus first broke out. He was visiting relatives for the Chinese New Year holiday. Peng has finally been able to leave the province … Read more People return to Beijing from Wuhan as lockdown ends after weeks

Behind the scenes at a coronavirus hospital in Wuhan, China

In the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, there was an unprecedented spike in the number of infected patients. In response, the country acted quickly to provide state-of-the-art treatment facilities. On January 23, 2020, two days before Chinese New Year, the government in Wuhan decided to build Huoshenshan Hospital, which was slated to … Read more Behind the scenes at a coronavirus hospital in Wuhan, China

A pause in memory – China mourns martyrs, victims of COVID-19

Around the 2020 New Year, there was a novel coronavirus outbreak in China. This is the most infectious, widespread and difficult to contain public health emergency since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. During the epidemic, many people left us. As of 00:00 on April 4, 3,326 people died from the novel coronavirus. … Read more A pause in memory – China mourns martyrs, victims of COVID-19

Demand in food delivery industry mitigates job losses during pandemic

21-year-old Deng Mingkai had been a hairdresser for four years. He was supposed to return to work on February 1, after the Chinese New Year holiday. But after COVID-19 hit the country, all he got was a notice of work suspension. The coronavirus outbreak has caused tremendous economic damage globally. Businesses have shut down, some … Read more Demand in food delivery industry mitigates job losses during pandemic

Merkel: Germany is facing ‘biggest challenge since WWII’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the coronavirus outbreak is the biggest challenge the country has ever faced since World War II. She was speaking in her first televised address to the nation, apart from New Year’s greetings, in her 15 years in service. Germany has shut down schools, many businesses and public spaces, as well … Read more Merkel: Germany is facing ‘biggest challenge since WWII’

Iran reports 14,991 virus cases as death toll rises to 853

In Iran, the death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 853. And the country has reported nearly 15,000 confirmed cases. Health authorities have been urging people to cancel travel plans ahead of the Persian New Year holiday which begins on Thursday. Iran says it has screened 10 million people for COVID-19, with 210,000 of … Read more Iran reports 14,991 virus cases as death toll rises to 853

Persian New Year events cancelled over coronavirus concerns | ABC News

Next week tens of thousands of Iranians in Australia will celebrate the start of the Persian new year also known as Nowruz. But public celebrations have been affected by coronavirus fears in the local community, with many traditional events now scrapped. Read more here: abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/nowruz-persian-new-year-celebrations-cancelled-coronavirus-fears/12045788 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can … Read more Persian New Year events cancelled over coronavirus concerns | ABC News