Here are some of the top headlines from around the world today.
The human cost of China’s coronavirus outbreak is tragic, mounting and already readily apparent. The cost to businesses around the world could alsobecome severe inthe coming weeks. Manufacturers around the world have come to depend on parts from China to keep their own supply chains going.
The Chinese table tennis team has taken up Qatar’s offer of a training base to avoid returning home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Queen Elizabeth’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn have decided to divorce, a spokesman for the couple has revealed in a statement.
Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir will be handed over to the International Criminal Court to face war crimes charges, a senior government source told CNN Tuesday.
A vessel carrying Rohingya refugees capsized in the Bay of Bengal Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, Bangladeshi authorities told CNN.
Brazilian legend Pele has become depressed due to his poor health and inability to walk unaided, according to his son.
Elon Musk has taken another swipe at Facebook.
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have opened the doors of their California mansion to Architectural Digest magazine, which defines it as a “wildly idiosyncratic family refuge in suburban Los Angeles.”
Joseph Shabalala, who helped introduce the sound of traditional Zulu music to the world, has died aged 78. The musician was best known as the founder and director of choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which won five Grammy awards and featured heavily on Paul Simon’s Graceland album.
The World Health Organization says the official name for the new coronavirus will be Covid-2019. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva. It comes after the death toll from the virus passed 1,000. Tens of thousands of people have been infected.
A crisis within the world’s greatest humanitarian emergency could be reaching breaking point over the control of lifesaving aid millions of Yemenis need to survive. Major donors and some of the world’s biggest aid agencies will meet in Brussels on Thursday in an effort to forge a collective response to what is being widely described as unprecedented and unacceptable obstruction by Houthi authorities who hold sway over large swathes of northern Yemen.
After living on California’s streets for a decade, Greg and Marie received a remarkable invitation. A local businessman asked if they wanted to share his $4m home. A year later, we reveal what happened next – and what the experiment tells us about America’s homelessness crisis.
About 60,000 Kenyans are expected to attend Tuesday’s state memorial service for former President Daniel arap Moi, but, as veteran journalist Joseph Warungu writes, people learnt to laugh at the once all-powerful leader while he was still in office.
Anyone who’s seen that viral video of Joe Biden arguing with a voter in Iowa will know that he sometimes has a slightly odd way with words. Especially insults. In an attempt to tap into the Democratic candidate’s somewhat unique style of verbal sparring, the team at The Daily Show has created a special tool: a Twitter bot designed to personally insult anyone who tweets at it, Biden style.
What would it feel like living in a house that’s been decorated with Lego bricks from floor to ceiling? Designed by artist Camille Walala, The House of DOTS is a two-story fantastical house covered in two million LEGO DOTS tiles.
Another year, another tequila-fuelled Oscars red carpet session with Guillermo. 2020 saw Jimmy Kimmel’s colleague repeating what he does best: stopping celebrities on their way in to the Academy Awards, plying them with booze, and telling jokes that are so bad they end up being good.
It’s been a week. Between the Iowa caucus disaster, the State of the Union, and Trump’s inability to blend his orange makeup, we’ve been through a lot. We deserve a dash of wholesomeness, and actor Kumail Nanjiani’s father is here to deliver.
Apple’s 2017 ” batterygate” isn’t quite over yet – at least not in France. On Friday, France’s competition and fraud watchdog, the Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) announced that it was fining Apple €25 million ($27 million US) for intentionally slowing down older iPhones.