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Aurlus Mabélé: Congolese music legend dies ‘from coronavirus’

Aurlus Mabélé: Congolese music legend dies ‘from coronavirus’

Congolese music star Aurlus Mabélé has died in hospital in France’s capital Paris, aged 67. Posts on social media from friends and relatives say he died of coronavirus but this is not confirmed. His fans called him the king of soukous – a high-tempo Congolese dance music popular across Africa. His daughter, French singer Liza Monet, […]

German police arrest man over high-speed rail tampering

German police arrest man over high-speed rail tampering

A man in Germany has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly loosening bolts on a high-speed railway track. The stretch of track affected was just before a bridge outside Frankfurt. A train driver noticed “something unusual” while crossing the bridge early on Friday. Several trains had already passed over the section before […]

Harvey Weinstein moved to jail after having heart surgery

Harvey Weinstein moved to jail after having heart surgery

Harvey Weinstein has been moved to Rikers Island jail in New York City after undergoing heart surgery. The ex-movie mogul was convicted last month of two sexual assaults, including rape, at his trial on 25 February. After the trial, he complained of chest pains and was taken to hospital where he had a stent implant […]

Coronavirus: White House concedes US lacks enough test kits

Coronavirus: White House concedes US lacks enough test kits

The White House has acknowledged the nation does not have enough coronavirus test kits as cases of the disease ticked upwards on both US coasts. Vice-President Mike Pence said the Trump administration would not be able to meet its objective of delivering one million testing kits this week. Congress meanwhile moved with unusual speed to […]

Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters and threatened wife – UK court

Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters and threatened wife – UK court

Abduction, forced return, torture and a campaign of intimidation. On Thursday the damning allegations made against the billionaire ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, by his former wife, Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain, became established fact, published in a series of judgements by Britain’s High Court. Following a high-profile case that began eight months […]

Coronavirus: Shares face worst week since global financial crisis

Coronavirus: Shares face worst week since global financial crisis

US shares have sunk further as stock markets suffer their worst week since the global financial crisis of 2008. The Dow Jones, hit by its biggest ever daily points drop on Thursday, fell another 3.7% in morning trade as fears over the impact of the coronavirus continued to grip investors. The main European markets also […]

Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan’s security

Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan’s security

Canada will soon stop providing security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the federal government has confirmed. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been providing assistance to the couple since their arrival in Canada “intermittently since November 2019”. It had not been clear whether Canadians would be paying for their security following their move. […]

Putin dismisses rumours he uses body doubles for security

Putin dismisses rumours he uses body doubles for security

Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted he was offered the chance to use a body double for security purposes, but rejected the idea. He said the plan was tabled in the early 2000s, when Russia was fighting a war against separatists in Chechnya. A 67-year-old former KGB agent, Mr Putin made several trips to the […]

Obama slams ‘despicable’ attack ad against Joe Biden

Obama slams ‘despicable’ attack ad against Joe Biden

Barack Obama has made a rare intervention in the 2020 White House race to blast a “despicable” racially charged attack ad against Joe Biden. A pro-Trump group put out the clip that twists Mr Obama’s own words in order to undermine the Democratic contender. Mr Biden is hoping the black vote in South Carolina’s primary […]

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