Olympic torch relay could be scaled back over coronavirus fears

Japan’s Olympic torch relay may be scaled back because of the coronavirus outbreak, organisers admitted today amid growing doubts about the Games. The symbolic torch is due to arrive in Japan next month before it is taken on a 121-day journey through some of the country’s most famous landmarks.  Chief executive Toshiro Muto says the … Read more

These snaps captured at JUST the right moment will certainly make you look twice

Talk about perfect timing! Street photographer who specialises in capturing snaps at exactly the right moment is master of the optical illusion These perfectly timed pictures capture people in hilarious optical illusions  The snaps were taken by photographer Anthimos Ntagkas, from Athens, Greece  They include a bizarre snap that captures a dog who appears to have … Read more

US says Chinese ship fired laser at American aircraft

U.S. says Chinese naval ship fired a laser at American surveillance aircraft that could have BLINDED pilot The Navy confirmed the incident more than a week after it happened about 380 miles west of Guam It said the People’s Republic of China naval destroyer lased the American P-8A Poseidon aircraft The statement from U.S. Pacific … Read more

Shocking moment train SMASHES into a truck stuck on tracks and man jumps out the way just in time

Shocking moment train SMASHES into a truck stuck on tracks as man jumps out of the way of the hurtling vehicle just in time The Amtrak train was caught on camera plowing into a black tractor-trailer in Cibilo, Texas A man in a yellow high-vis jacket is seen leaping out of the path of the … Read more

Michael Bloomberg demands Bernie Sanders release heart health information

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign pressured his rival Bernie Sanders to release more information about his heart health after doctors proclaimed the billionaire was in ‘great physical shape.’  Bloomberg’s demand comes after Sanders indicated his previous release of doctors letters was all that he would provide the public, following his heart attack on the … Read more

Israeli scientists say they are just WEEKS away from developing a vaccine to beat coronavirus

Scientists in Israel say they are just weeks away from developing an oral vaccine which will beat coronavirus.  Officials in the country expect the drug to be available within 90 days after it has completed the necessary testing.  Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis said: ‘Congratulations to MIGAL [The Galilee Research Institute] on this exciting breakthrough. … Read more

Asian stock markets plunge overnight with worse to come in coronavirus panic

Asian markets plummeted overnight, tracking a collapse in New York and Europe as the coronavirus spread rapidly around the world with the WHO warning the deadly epidemic was now at a ‘decisive point’. Tokyo and Jakarta were hammered more than four percent, while Shanghai, Sydney, Seoul and Bangkok tanked more than three percent each. The … Read more

Eurovision 2020 UK Entry confirmed as BRIT Award winner James Newman

Eurovision 2020’s UK Entry is REVEALED: BRIT Award winner James Newman will take to the stage in Rotterdam… a year after Michael Rice finished in LAST PLACE By Laura Fox For Mailonline Published: 11:22 GMT, 27 February 2020 | Updated: 12:25 GMT, 27 February 2020 James Newman will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020 … Read more

Boris Johnson visits homelessness shelter in London but still refuses to visit flood victims

Boris Johnson dropped in to a homeless shelter just half a mile from his Downing Street home today as he continued to refuse to visit flood-ravaged areas of Britain. The Prime Minister found time to visit Connection at St Martins in the Fields in London to promote his new plans to tackle the scourge of rough … Read more