China's coronavirus outbreak poses a "very grave threat for the rest of the world" and should be viewed as "Public Enemy Number 1", the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to step up measures to detect and contain the virus, especially in at least 30 countries with weaker health systems, where it could "create havoc". China has reported 42,708 confirmed confirmed cases, including 1,017 deaths, Tedros said, noting that there were fewer than 400 cases in 24 other countries with one death.
Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. It requires governments to present national plans to reduce emissions to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). Thunberg, 17, has encouraged students to skip school to join protests demanding faster action on climate change, a movement that has spread beyond Sweden to other European nations and around the world.
Anderson and Jon Peters dated 30 years ago but have now separated after less than two weeks as husband and wife.
China moved to lock down at least three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world during the busy Lunar New Year holiday. The open-ended lockdowns are unmatched in size, embracing more people than New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago put together. The train station and airport in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, were shut down, and ferry, subway and bus service was halted.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that the victims of the Ukrainian airliner shot down in Iran would still be alive if the recent escalation of tensions in the region had not happened, according to a transcript of an interview with Global News TV. The U.S. killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in a Jan. 3 drone strike prompted Iran to launch a missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops on Jan. 8, hours before the passenger jet was shot down. "I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families," Trudeau said in the interview.
A video singer Aaron Carter shared Monday shows him ordering Chinese food over the phone, while imitating a Chinese accent.
A performance artist who ate a banana taped to a wall that was an artwork valued at $120,000 said his actions were not vandalism and he does not regret his snack at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida. Artist Maurizio Cattelan's piece - a banana duct-taped to a wall and called "Comedian" - sold for $120,000.
'The message really resonates with people,' a leading political sociologist told Yahoo News UK.
A 34-year-old woman is set to become Finland's prime minister on Tuesday - making her the youngest world leader. Sanna Marin, who currently serves as the country's transport and communications minister, was nominated for the top job on Sunday. Ms Marin, from the dominant Social Democrats, will head a centre-left coalition of five parties - all of which are led by women.
For decades Victoria Falls, where southern Africa's Zambezi river cascade down 100 metres into a gash in the earth, have drawn millions of holidaymakers to Zimbabwe and Zambia for their stunning views. While they typically slow down during the dry season, officials said this year had brought an unprecedented decline in water levels. As world leaders gather in Madrid for the COP25 to discuss ways to halt catastrophic warming caused by human-driven greenhouse gas emissions, southern Africa is already suffering some of its worst effects -- with taps running dry and some 45 million people in need of food aid amid crop failures.
Actress Kate Beckinsale shut down critics of the fun snapshots she’s shared on Instagram over the last few days from a beach trip to Mexico.
The activist and model has explained that she shared the previously unseen snap 'to give hope to people that are in those very early stages.'
Amelia Bambridge's brother Harry urged people not to share images of her body as Facebook stressed it has 'clear rules against posting graphic content'.
The image was captured by sun-watching satellite SDO, or Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.
The reviews are in for Joker – and while Joaquin Phoenix’s performance has been widely praised, critics are split over Todd Phillips’s “numbing”, “nihilistic” take on the DC villain’s origin story.“Phoenix’s Joker is a heavier, more brooding and introspective figure than that of Heath Ledger in [Christopjher] Nolan’s The Dark Knight,” wrote The Independent’s reviewer Geoffrey Macnab, who gave the film four stars.