Coronavirus: Doctors fight back against misinformation online

Coronavirus: Doctors fight back against misinformation online

With viral misinformation about the deadly coronavirus in China spreading rapidly online, some doctors and scientists have taken to social media to fight back against false reports. At least 213 people have died as a result of the outbreak of the new virus, which has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of confirmed cases in China has reached almost 10,000 and infections have been reported in at least 18 other countries, surpassing the epidemic of Sars – severe acute respiratory syndrome – in…

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Usain Bolt ‘s heir apparent? Meet Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis, the new star of track and field

Usain Bolt 's heir apparent? Meet Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis, the new star of track and field

“I don’t blame them for wanting me to have a crazy career like Usain Bolt. I am going to try and carry the sport as much as I can and I know the best way to do that is to jump really high.” Having taken pole vaulting to new heights with a world record of 6.17m in Poland last weekend, Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis is addressing the question of whether he can be athletics ‘ next Usain Bolt. It’s a big question – and on paper an even bigger ask for…

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Trump says he has right to act on criminal cases

Trump says he has right to act on criminal cases

US President Donald Trump has tweeted he has “the legal right” to intervene in criminal cases after his attorney general complained White House tweets were making his job “impossible”. In his post, Mr Donald Trump also denied he had ever meddled in any cases. America’s top law officer William Barr on Thursday asked Mr. Donald Trump to stop his tweets, saying he would not be bullied. Mr Barr spoke out after Mr. Donald Trump renewed his attack on the criminal trial of his ex-adviser, Roger Stone. Prosecutors had recommended Stone…

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My boyfriend dumped me but how do I tell my cat?

My boyfriend dumped me but how do I tell my cat?

How do you tell your pet that you’ve broken up with your partner and they’ll never get to snuggle them again? When Abby Govindan, 22, from Houston, Texas, got dumped by her boyfriend, one of her biggest concerns was how to tell her cat that the guy they had both adored had left for good. The US-based comedian and writer lamented to Twitter: “How do I explain to my cat, who loved my boyfriend more than anything in the world, that he is never coming over again ever”? And with…

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Coronavirus: The Valentine messages to medics in Singapore

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People in Singapore are thanking healthcare workers on the front line of the coronavirus outbreak with handwritten notes for Valentine’s Day. Singapore through the coronavirus symptoms has reported 50 cases of the virus, and the government has stepped up measures to detect and contain its spread. Some people, including school children, have been using social media to share their messages of love and support, to help boost the morale of medical professionals. Wally Tham is one of the people behind the Facebook group @StandUpForSG, a page dedicated to Singapore’s social…

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