Where is Wuhan in China, where coronavirus started?

The Foreign Office has advised against travelling to Wuhan (Picture: Adam Dean/Bloomberg /Getty Images) China has quarantined the city of Wuhan in an attempt to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus. The virus has claimed 17 lives in China and experts warn as many as 4,000 people may be affected by it – twice as many as they originally thought. The Foreign Office advised Britons yesterday against all but essential travel to Wuhan city. Similarly, in an attempt to curb the rapid spread of coronavirus, trains and planes have been banned from…

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Boy, 16, ‘stabbed twin brothers and mum then left to go to school’

Landon Durham was arrested 60 miles from his home (Picture: Talladega County Sheriff’s Office) A teenager has been charged with murdering his own mother and twin brothers at their family home. Landon Durham, 16, is accused of stabbing his relatives to death on Tuesday morning before heading to school. Police searched the house that day and found the bodies of Holli Christina Durham, 36, and sons Branson and Baron Durham, both 13. Yesterday authorities tracked the culprit down to Cherokee County, Georgia, USA – about 60 miles from his home…

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What is impeachment and which other US presidents have been impeached?

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is underway (Picture: AP) Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial began this week, kicking off with angry clashes between supporters of the presidents and Democrats who wish to see him ousted. The trial kicked off with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who took a swipe at rival Democrats as he told them: ‘Here in the Senate, the president’s lawyers will finally receive a level playing field with the House Democrats, and will finally be able to present the president’s case.’ ‘Finally, some fairness.’ The first day of the…

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What is impeachment and which other US presidents have been impeached?

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is underway (Picture: AP) Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial began this week, kicking off with angry clashes between supporters of the presidents and Democrats who wish to see him ousted. The trial kicked off with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who took a swipe at rival Democrats as he told them: ‘Here in the Senate, the president’s lawyers will finally receive a level playing field with the House Democrats, and will finally be able to present the president’s case.’ ‘Finally, some fairness.’ The first day of the…

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Second Chinese city put on lockdown to stop deadly coronavirus spread

Medical staff respond to the outbreak in China (Picture: Xinhua News Agency) Another Chinese city is set to be placed on lockdown in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Huanggang is due to follow the lead of Wuhan by stopping public transport in an out of the city from midnight tonight, local media reported. Public bus and rail services will be suspended in the city, which is about an hour’s drive from Wuhan in the Hubei province of central China. It has a population of at…

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Second Chinese city put on lockdown to stop deadly coronavirus spread

Medical staff respond to the outbreak in China (Picture: Xinhua News Agency) Another Chinese city is set to be placed on lockdown in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Huanggang is due to follow the lead of Wuhan by stopping public transport in an out of the city from midnight tonight, local media reported. Public bus and rail services will be suspended in the city, which is about an hour’s drive from Wuhan in the Hubei province of central China. It has a population of at…

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Coronavirus could have jumped to humans from snakes, researchers say

Researchers say the coronavirus is likely to have been passed to humans from snakes (Picture: Science Photo Library; Reuters) Scientists believe the deadly coronavirus spreading around the world from China could have been passed to humans from snakes sold at an open-air market in Wuhan. The SARS-like virus first appeared in the city last month and has gone on to kill 17 people and infected nearly 600, with cases detected as far away as the United States. According to early reports, many of the first patients were workers and customers…

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Last flight from coronavirus-hit city as China bans trains and planes

Passengers arrive in Sydney, Australia, from the Chinese city of Wuhan on one of the last flights before authorities shut down transport (Picture: Getty; Reuters) Experts will meet again later to decide whether to declare an international public health emergency over the coronavirus crisis that has claimed 17 lives in China. The World Health Organisation (WHO) was expected to make the decision on Wednesday, but said they needed more information before deciding what to do, describing it as an ‘evolving and complex situation’. Trains and planes have been banned from…

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Three dead as plane fighting Australia wildfires crashes

The three crew members have not been identified but officials said they were US residents (Picture: AP – Getty) Three people have died after a water tanker plane battling infernos in Australia crashed in New South Wales. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service confirmed the deaths on social media this morning. Every member on board the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker died in the crash after the aircraft lost contact in the Snowy Monaro region of the Australian state, two hours south of the capital, Canberra. The three crew…

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Australian crews find firefighting plane that crashed, 3 dead: reports

28 people killed in Australia wildfires The death toll from the Australia bushfires climbs to at least 28 people, experts say the wildfires could threaten the global food supply; Anna Kooiman reports from Sydney. Officials in Australia on Thursday located a water tanker plane that crashed while fighting wildfires, killing three onboard, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed, according to multiple reports. Rural Fire Service officials said earlier that helicopters were looking for the plane, that crashed in the Snowy Monaro region of New South Wales state, BBC reported. There…

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