- PoliticsThe Independent
One American is dying every 80 seconds from coronavirus as Trump shrugs off death toll: 'It is what it is'
At least one person in the United States has died every 80 seconds on average over the last seven days, according to new research, as President Donald Trump said the nation's soaring death toll "is what it is" in a recent interview.The grim figures were first reported by NBC News on Wednesday, which noted its own tally revealed 7,486 people died in the last seven days due to Covid-19.
- NewsEvening Standard
A Melbourne woman allegedly "smashed" a police officer's head into the concrete pavement after the constable asked her to wear a face mask.During a press conference on Tuesday, Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said the 38-year-old woman had been charged with nine offences after she allegedly attacked the 26-year-old constable in Frankston near the Bayside Shopping Centre.
Aerial footage shows the devastating impact of a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people in Lebanon’s capital Beirut. Officials said the huge blast, caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, also injured more than 4,000. It has emerged that the chemical was stored unsafely in a warehouse near the city’s port, where the explosion occurred. Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab has said that “those responsible will pay the price for this disaster.” Authorities are still struggling to establish the full scale of the damage, as rescue efforts continue. .
- CelebrityIn The Know
An expectant father angered social media after storming out of the unborn baby’s reveal party upon learning the child’s gender. “She’s been grouchy her whole pregnancy so her sister offered to plan her a gender reveal party,” the man began, more or less already on the wrong foot. “The plan was that all the food and decorations would be blue or pink and in the end we’d get one of those special sparklers that would light up in either blue or pink to reveal the gender,” he continued.
- SportYahoo Sport UK
Ronnie O’Sullivan believes only one other player can stake a claim for seizing his mantle as the greatest snooker player of all-time, writes Will Jennings.