• Health
    The Guardian

    A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin story

    A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin story. Reports in state media signal an intensifying propaganda effort to place the birth of the virus in other countries

  • News
    Associated Press

    Turkey's new virus figures confirm experts' worst fears

    When Turkey changed the way it reports daily COVID-19 infections, it confirmed what medical groups and opposition parties have long suspected — that the country is faced with an alarming surge of cases that is fast exhausting the Turkish health system. In an about-face, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government this week resumed reporting all positive coronavirus tests — not just the number of patients being treated for symptoms — pushing the number of daily cases to above 30,000. No country can report exact numbers on the spread of the disease since many asymptomatic cases go undetected, but the previous way of counting made Turkey look relatively well-off in international comparisons, with daily new cases far below those reported in European countries including Italy, Britain and France.

  • News
    The Independent

    Son charged with murder of hospital worker mother in west London home

    Harsha Patel, who was suffering from "head injuries", was pronounced dead at the scene

  • Entertainment
    Good Housekeeping

    40 Rules You Didn't Know 'Great British Bake Off' Contestants Have to Follow

    Sorry, Americans. You have to be from the U.K. to compete.From Good Housekeeping

  • Politics
    The Independent

    ‘I lost the election’: Trump mocked with fake 2024 campaign website

    Trump has reportedly considered running in 2024, but he’d have to concede the 2020 election first

  • News
    The Telegraph

    Tensions rise on Canary Islands as thousands of migrants seek new route into EU

    Peering down from their balconies at the luxury Waikiki hotel, more than a thousand migrants gaze out towards the sea that carried them on their desperate journey fleeing Africa. Their rickety fishing boats lie piled up on docksides waiting to be scrapped. Smashed hulls still bob in the water, a reminder of the eight lives claimed this week off Lanzarote as hundreds more migrants reached Spain’s Canary Islands. The survivors’ safety in hotel accommodation amid the sprawling resorts of southern Gran Canaria is testament to local islanders’ proud benevolence. But generosity is running thin as tempers fray amid a growing crisis that has split Canarian leaders from their mainland colleagues, and reopened old wounds in Europe's hopeless attempt to control migration. The Canary Islands has seen arrivals increase tenfold in a year to around 20,000 by late November. Plans are now afoot to build one of Europe's largest migrant camps, housing 7,000 across three islands. Around 6,000 are currently living in 15 hotel complexes after a deal was struck between hoteliers and the Spanish government.

  • Celebrity
    HuffPost UK

    HRVY Was 'Told Off' By Strictly Bosses After Being Caught On Camera 'Failing To Social Distance'

    "When you get a picture taken of you it can make you look a lot closer than you actually are," the Strictly Come Dancing star insisted