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Indonesian needlefish boy: ‘A fish jumped out the water and stabbed my neck’

An Indonesian teenager has described - for the first time - his terrifying swim to safety after a fish leapt out of the sea and speared him through the...

‘Too early’ to call coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, says WHO

The outbreak of a new deadly coronavirus in China is not yet a global health emergency, said director-general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. It was, however,...

‘Snakes could be source of Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak’

Snakes -- the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra -- may be the original source of the newly discovered coronavirus that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious...

China halts travel in Wuhan to fight spread of coronavirus during Lunar New Year

China closed off entire city of Wuhan and its 11 million residents on Thursday in an unprecedented effort to try to contain the deadly new coronavirus that has spread in the...

Storm Gloria: Death toll and fears of floods rise in Spain

The death toll from Storm Gloria in Spain rose to nine on Thursday as freak weather continues to batter the east of the country. The Balearic Islands and eastern regions...

Coronavirus: Wuhan to shut public transport over outbreak

Wuhan, a Chinese city of eleven million people, is to temporarily shut public transport as it tries to halt the outbreak of a new strain of virus. Those living in...

Second Chinese city under coronavirus lockdown

Huanggang is the second city to have major restrictions placed on it as authorities try to halt the spread of the newly-discovered virus. With a population of more than seven...

Coronavirus: Chinese officials advise against travel to Wuhan

Chinese authorities have urged people to stop travelling in and out of Wuhan, the city at the centre of a new virus outbreak that has killed nine people. Those living...

Trump: I’ll have new trade deal with EU by November

Donald Trump believes he will reach a new trade deal with the European Union ahead of the presidential election in November, he told reporters in closing remarks at the...

Coronavirus: US confirms first case

US has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus on its territory. The Centers for Disease Control said the virus, which originated in China, has been diagnosed in...

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Africa

Africa’s richest woman plans to sue Angolan government

Africa's richest woman, Isabel Dos Santos, has denied fraud and plans to sue the Angolan government. Ms Dos Santos in a statement on Thursday said...

Nigerians ask for selfies instead of money – Dangote says

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that, people only ask for selfies with him instead of money when they see him. Mr Dangote, speaking...

World

EU presidents sign UK withdrawal deal ahead of Brexit day

The presidents of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, and the European Council Charles Michel, have signed the Brexit deal agreed in October and...

US imposes visa restrictions for pregnant women to limit ‘birth tourism’

The US Government is introducing a new rule to try to stop pregnant women travelling to the country to give birth for purposes of...