Teen turned away from NSW hospital three times before dying of severe infection | New South Wales

A teenager dying of a severe infection and blood poisoning visited a NSW hospital four times in 32 hours before his blood pressure and other baseline readings were taken, heard from a coroner. Alex Braes, 18, died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney in the early hours of September 22, 2017 after arriving by […]

Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats in tit-for-tat response | Russia

Moscow expelled 20 Czech diplomats in a tit-for-tat response after Prague accused Russian military intelligence services of setting off a deadly explosion at an ammunition warehouse in 2014. A video from Moscow showed the Czech ambassador being summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where he was told that four-fifths of his diplomatic envoys would have 24 […]

Polish activists urge people to think carefully before ticking Catholic box in census | Poland

Activists in Poland are asking people to ask themselves if they are truly Roman Catholics when they fill out a national census, hoping that a more accurate picture of the country’s makeup will challenge the government’s discourse on near-universal Catholicism. In the previous census, carried out ten years ago, 96% of respondents declared themselves to […]

UK government to unveil registration program to fight foreign spies | Spying

Britain plans to force those who work for foreign governments to sign a central registry in an attempt to counter hostile espionage activity, the Home Office has confirmed. Boris Johnson, according to the Times, hopes to officially announce the proposal in the Queen’s Speech next month, making it a criminal offense to fail to report […]

Cambodia accused of having used Covid to move towards a “totalitarian dictatorship” | Global development

Cambodians who break Covid rules could face 20 years in prison under a new law that human rights groups say takes “a step towards a totalitarian dictatorship.” Prime Minister Hun Sen warned that Cambodia was “on the verge of death” because a two-week lockdown has been imposed on Phnom Penh Thursday to try to control […]

Coronavirus Live News: British study to expose young people to virus for the second time; India counts the first 15 million | World news

6:37 a.m. BST 06:37 Hong Kong bans flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines for 2 weeks Hong Kong will suspend flights from India, Pakistan and the Philippines from April 20 for two weeks after the mutant Covid strain N501Y was detected in the Asian financial center for the first time, authorities said in a […]

Skepticism and shrug: Cubans hail the end of 62-year reign of Castro | Cuba

The news travels quickly through Havana, colliding with people to turn around and then continue. Cubans have a phrase for it: the ball in the street, the ball in the street. Raúl Castro’s announcement on Friday of his retirement and the end of Castro’s 62-year rule on the island barely caused a wave, although it […]

Jacinda Ardern announces a “very significant day” as the Trans-Tasmanian travel bubble begins | New Zealand

New Zealand cities set up welcome mat for Australian arrivals, as the journey into the Trans-Tasmanian bubbles begins. From the air, arrivals in Wellington could see the words “Welcome Whānau,” the Maori term for family, painted in huge letters next to the runways. Duty-free stores have restocked shelves and raised gates, many opening for the […]

Explainer: How will the new European Super League work? | European Super League

On Sunday evening, 12 European football clubs announced the creation of a new competition, the Super League, following much criticism from governments, their own national leagues, football federations as well as UEFA and supporters around the world. It would be the biggest upheaval in the history of European football although UEFA said it would fight […]

Two dead in Tesla car crash in Texas with no one at the controls – police | You’re here

Two men died after a Tesla vehicle, believed to be running without anyone in the driver’s seat, crashed into a tree north of Houston, authorities said. “There was no one in the driver’s seat,” said Harris County Constable’s Ward 4 Sgt Cinthya Umanzor of Saturday night’s crash. The 2019 Tesla Model S was traveling at […]