Health ministry official Minou Mohrez told the IRNA news agency: 'Based on existing reports, the spread of coronavirus started in Qom and with attention to people's travels has now reached several cities in the country including Tehran, Babol, Arak, Isfahan, Rasht and other cities. It's possible that it exists in all cities in Iran.' … [Read more...] about More than 500 new coronavirus cases are detected in PRISONS across China, fuelling fears about the virus’s ability to spread – as Iran confirms two more deaths and Israel and Lebanon announce their first cases
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"Both sides may sit peacefully and settle their dispute. I hope that they will think it over, and put down their arms, and we can sit together," he said. … [Read more...] about Blue Nile: Sudan’s new war zone
Merely being around Soames – who is bulky, self-assured, and often speaks in similes that involve things like spaniels, grandmothers, rhododendrons and oysters – evokes sensations of an earlier, stronger Britain. Sentences come heavy withitalics and euphemism, sometimes both. (I once heard Soames characterise the royal family as “that side of things”). His default mood is one of loud amusement. At Oxford, where Soames was president of the union, he spent most of his time spinning records. He drove down to London twice a week to play the decks at Annabel’s, and brought the beats to Charles and Diana’s engagement party in 1981. He might have been the poshest DJ in the world. He loves control, and he loves to lead. When Lyons met Soames, he perceived “a streak running through him of service and duty”, and he is not the only one. “It is something almost military,” an old friend, who has known Soames since university, told me. … [Read more...] about Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving?
There are currently only 12,000 offenders on first-generation radio frequency tags, which do not have tracking ability and can only monitor whether someone is at a particular address or not. They are mostly used to monitor prisoners released early on home detention curfews, those on bail or out of prison on temporary licence. … [Read more...] about ‘Disastrous’ offender tagging scheme hit by fresh delays
Vigils across Germany after Hanau shooting Germany shows solidarity People in the southern German city of Stuttgart hold up anti-racism placards, reading "Racism is no alternative" and "Hate is not an opinion." Many believe that the taboo against racism in Germany's political debate has softened in recent years, thanks to the rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). … [Read more...] about Germany’s political climate has fueled far-right attacks like Hanau