A British man has reportedly died at a Spanish hotel in a fall that killed another man. A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said officials were supporting the family of a British national in Spain after a death at the Melia Don Pepe Hotel in Marbella. The spokesman said: "We are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Spain, and are in touch with the local police." The British man is said to have been on holiday with family but fell from the seventh-floor balcony of the five-star hotel in the early hours of Saturday, and collided with a Spanish man who was on the terrace below. National Police in Malaga told the Mail Online: "I can confirm two men have died at a hotel in Marbella after one plunged from the seventh-floor and landed on top of another. We are investigating."
Iraq's prime minister took a first step Saturday to combat cross-border corruption that has long plagued the country's frontiers as part of a reform plan to grapple with unprecedented financial shortfalls. Mustafa al-Kadhimi launched a campaign to recover “hundreds of millions” of Iraqi dinars in import tax revenue lost to bribery in the northern province of Diyala. In the first phase, security forces from the Interior Ministry will supervise the work of border guards to ensure proper payment of tariffs at the Mandili border crossing with Iran, he told reporters.
Joe Denly likely to be ushered off England stage after fluffing lines again. As so often in his Test career the experienced Kent batsman gave his wicket away after playing himself in with diligence
After months in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro downplayed COVID-19 by flouting social distancing recommendations and mostly shunning masks, both coronavirus precautions became part of his cloistered life this week at the official residence in capital Brasilia. Bolsonaro, 65, announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for the virus and had experienced fever, aches and malaise. One was with former congressman Roberto Jefferson, president of the conservative PTB party.
The Kentucky Speedway winners' club is exclusive — just five drivers have combined to win the first nine NASCAR Cup races. All have championships, with the 400-mile race providing a springboard to the title for Kyle Busch (2015), Brad Keselowski (2012) and Martin Truex Jr. (2017). “We’ve got a few top-five finishes, but just haven’t been able to close it out at the end of the race,” said Denny Hamlin, who finished fifth there last July.
Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo says he doesn’t know if he actually had the coronavirus despite two positive tests, since he never had any symptoms and also had multiple negative tests. Gallo said he planned to have a more extensive antibody test to be sure after a finger-prick test didn’t indicate that he had COVID-19. The All-Star slugger missed the first week of the Rangers summer camp after two positive tests that sandwiched a negative result during intake testing.
Walt Disney Co welcomed a limited number of guests to parts of its sprawling Orlando complex, the most-visited theme park resort in the world, with a host of safety measures designed to reassure visitors and reduce the chances of catching the sometimes deadly virus. Executives felt confident they had developed a responsible plan for reopening in phases during the pandemic, said Josh D'Amaro, chairman of Disney's parks, experiences and products division. Disney's reopening of parks in Asia helped provide assurance about moving ahead in Florida, he added.
Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program. The school announced the hiring in a social media post Saturday, a little more than a week after Joanne P. McCallie announced she wouldn’t return for a 14th season as she entered the final year of her contract. It is the first college head-coaching job for the 39-year-old Lawson, who played under Pat Summitt at Tennessee before a long WNBA career as well as work in broadcasting.
Architect takes on airport projects despite signing climate manifesto. Having called for an ‘urgent need for action’ on the environment, Norman Foster’s design firm is now involved in two Saudi schemes
The spectre of censorship and intolerance stalks today’s leftThe attacks on the signatories of a letter fearing the future of free speech proved the letter’s point
Brooklyn Beckham and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they are engaged. The model's parents, retired football star David Beckham and Spice Girl-turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham, gave their blessing to the happy couple who confirmed their relationship in January.
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks reopened on Saturday, July 11, with safety protocols in place to ensure visitors maintain social distance from others to limit the exposure to the coronavirus.According to Disney’s website, visitors were also required to wear face coverings and submit to temperature screenings at the park.This video taken by @thrillgeek shows the park on opening day. “About every 10 minutes there is a parkwide Health and Safety announcement. Reminding guests to distance, wear their mask and more,” they wrote on Twitter.Photos from @thrillgeek also show signage and sanitation stations.According to reports, Florida reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on July 11, bringing the total across the state to over 250,000. There were 95 new deaths reported on July 11 connected to the virus. Credit: @thrillgeek via Storyful
Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's best known movie stars, has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been moved to hospital, the actor said in a tweet late on Saturday. "I have tested COVID positive ... shifted to hospital ... hospital informing authorities ... family and staff undergone tests, results awaited," the 77-year-old actor said in the tweet https://bit.ly/38UkPWQ. The Bollywood star has been admitted to Nanavati Hospital in India's financial and entertainment hub Mumbai.
A child is in hospital and a man has been arrested following a stabbing at a house in Bolton.Police were called to reports that a 10-year-old boy had been knifed at a property in Bridgeman Street at about 1.20pm on Saturday.
Bridgeport’s mayor is suing Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight. A suit filed in state Superior Court alleges Mayor Joe Ganim was sitting in his seat on a Delta flight in November 2018 when he was bitten by a dog that was accompanying a boarding passenger. The New Haven Register reports the suit alleges Ganim suffered “serious, severe, painful and permanent injuries” to his lower left leg and that he was forced to undergo a series of rabies shots because the airline didn’t provide details on the dog’s medical history or contact information for the animal's owner.
Two people have been arrested after animal rights protesters poured red dye into the Trafalgar Square fountains in central London, police said. The pair were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after they staged a protest against animal farming on Saturday, claiming the government has "blood on their hands". Wearing masks, they turned the fountain water red and stood in it holding placards promoting the campaign group Animal Rebellion.
Victoria's Secret star Valentina Sampaio has become Sports Illustrated's first transgender model. Sampaio has long been vocal in her support of Brazil 's trans community. The 23-year-old announced her appearance in the famed swimsuit issue on Instagram where she also shared a bikini shot captured for the magazine by photographer Josie Clough on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands.