Why does coronavirus kill more men than women? Around the world, men in every age bracket are dying from coronavirus at higher rates than women. Men have accounted for 71% of Covid-19 deaths in Italy, for example. And in Spain twice as many men as women have died. Nobody is entirely sure what’s causing this gender gap. Biology, lifestyle and behaviour probably all play a role but we won’t know what the balance is until sex-disaggregated data is more widely available. … [Read more...] about Why has the media ignored sexual assault and misbehaviour allegations against Biden?
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Modi is expected to also release a postage stamp on the Ram Janmabhoomi temple. The city of Ayodhya has been in preparations for the grand ceremony since Monday, with roads leading up to the temple decorated with hoardings of the proposed Ram temple and the deity Ram. Most shops close to the temple have been painted yellow. … [Read more...] about India PM to lay foundation stone for flashpoint Ram temple in Ayodhya
It certainly seems like it. Things didn’t go so well the last time he interviewed Trump, though. Swan faced a ferocious backlash in 2018, labelled a “bootlicker” and called “grotesque” for the way he handled the president’s admission that he wanted to end automatic citizenship for immigrant children born in the US. In the interview, Swan smiled widely as Trump confirmed the news, and, as the New York Times put it, his tone-deaf delivery on Twitter (“excited to share”) left him open to criticism that he “favours access over accountability”. Despite landing a string of exclusives, including being the first to reveal the US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, Swan was pigeon-holed as the kind of inside-the-beltway reporter who cares more about the scoop than the audience. … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Swan, the reporter who grilled Trump? And what do kangaroos have to do with it?
Just up the road from the palace, they set up a shop that made their fortunes. Despite its questionable origins, Fortnum & Mason is still considered an upmarket store. Back at Kensington Palace, poor old King William - viewed by most as a dour Calvinist who didn't know how to have fun - had to sit through several balls a week, attended by up to 600 people at a time. Looking at the state rooms now, which aren't that big, it's easy to see why guests complained of the appalling crush. … [Read more...] about The king with one fat mistress AND a thin one. And the monarch with VERY poor hygiene: New book reveals the extraordinary sex lives of the royals who held court at Kensington Palace