Category: World

Pakistan plane crash: Two people pulled out alive from wreck of Airbus A320 that crashed in Karachi after ‘both engines failed’

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Reading Time: 2 minutes A bank executive and at least one other passenger have been pulled alive from the wreckage of an Airbus A320 which crashed after an engine failure in Pakistan today with 98 people on board.  Bank of Punjab president Zafar Masood was dragged from the smoking debris of the Pakistan International Airlines flight after it smashed into…

Benjamin Netanyahu suggests microchipping kids, slammed by experts

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech last week that Israel is developing technology to fight COVID-19. Israel has lifted more of its restrictions and the idea to place sensors on the population to contain the virus has not been well received in the country. Cyber experts slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his proposal…

Kim Jong-Un reportedly makes first public appearance in 20 days amid death rumors

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Reading Time: 2 minutes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks amid rumors he had died. According to reports emanating from South Korea, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance in 20 days amid rumors that he could be dead. The 36-year-old North Korean dictator, reportedly attended a project…

Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’, says South Korea amid reports that he is dead

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Reading Time: 2 minutes North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un was rumored to be dead, according to a Hong Kong broadcast network. A Japanese magazine also reported that North Korea’s rocket man is in a “vegetative state” after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month. Other unconfirmed news said a ‘botched’ operation to insert a stent went wrong because the surgeon’s…

King of Thailand self-isolates from coronavirus in luxury hotel in Germany with 20 concubines

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The King of Thailand has taken a harem of 20 concubines with him into self-isolation at a grand hotel in southern Germany, the Daily Mail reports. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, also known as Rama X, is believed to have booked out all of the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Bavaria to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. German…

US Army behind Covid-19, Chinese official reveals

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Reading Time: < 1 minute A conspiracy theory that the coronavirus originated in the US is spreading through China, fuelled by officials and a video from an interview with Centres for Disease Control (CDC) director Robert Redfield. In a video posted by the People’s Daily Mr Redfield suggests that some Americans who were previously thought to have died of influenza could have actually died from Covid-19. When asked whether deaths in the US may have been wrongly…

Coronavirus France: President Emmanuel Macron shuts schools

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Reading Time: 3 minutes French schools, universities and crèches will be shut down from Monday due to the coronavirus but local elections across the country will go ahead this weekend, President Emmanuel Macron said. In a televised address to the nation on Thursday evening, Macron outlined a range of measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus, protecting…

Spain equality minister tests positive for coronavirus

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Spain’s equality minister has tested positive for coronavirus and has been quarantined with her partner. The announcement was made barely two hours before the government was to convene a special cabinet meeting to discuss an emergency plan of act. Irene Montero has been quarantined along with her partner, deputy prime minister and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias. …

Islamic scholar who said Coronavirus was “Allah’s Punishment” gets Coronavirus

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Prominent Iraqi Shia scholar, Hadi Al-Modarresi has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, weeks after he claimed the deadly disease was “undoubtedly an act of Allah” against the Chinese for their treatment, mockery and disrespect towards Muslims and Islam.” The  63-year-old cleric who is one of the most prominent Shia leaders in Iraq and comes from a long line of active scholars, was quoted saying…

Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic by World Health Organization

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Reading Time: 2 minutes The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on Wednesday as the new coronavirus has rapidly spread to more than 121,000 people from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. “In the past two weeks the number of cases outside China has increased thirteenfold and the number of affected countries has tripled,” WHO Director-General…