Here are the biggest news headlines from across the world as we start the new month.
South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 586 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the country’s total to 3,736. Authorities also reported one new fatality, following the 17 people who had previously died. South Korea has the largest outbreak of the virus outside of mainland China, where most cases have been recorded.
As the United States recorded its first coronavirus death — and the number of infections grows worldwide — many people are wondering what symptoms to be on the lookout for and how to protect themselves.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s blowout South Carolina win reshaped the Democratic presidential campaign and positions him as the surging moderate alternative to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a 48-hour sprint to Super Tuesday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds have announced that they are expecting a baby and are engaged to be married, Downing Street confirmed on Saturday.
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics fast approaching, the number of foreign visitors coming to Japan is expected to soar. Engrish/Japanglish is still a fact of life though, leaving plenty of room for meanings and moods to be lost in translation.
At first glance the advertisement looks decent: A one-bedroom flat in London’s trendy Camden Town, situated in a pretty townhouse and boasting “high ceilings” and “designer marble worktops.”
The army in the Democratic Republic of Congo is investigating the death of its head of intelligence. Delphin Kahimbi was found dead at his home in the capital, Kinshasa, on Friday, the day he was meant to appear before the country’s security council.
Nigerian English words have recently been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), but there is still a debate in the country about what constitutes proper English, as the BBC’s Nduka Orjinmo writes from Lagos. “Come to an all-night prayer vigil to welcome the ember months,” read a text from my mother.
On Saturday, South Carolina became the fourth US state to join the race to find a Democrat to take on Republican Donald Trump in November’s general election. Who were the big winners and losers? Enter the most diverse electorate of the states that have gone so far – one that reflects the national make-up of the Democratic Party.
From the platform it looked like any other British commuter train. But as several hundred passengers climbed on board the steel-bodied carriages at Long Marston, they were met with an unusual sight. In one of its cars, passengers were encouraged to perch around four hydrogen fuel tanks, a fuel cell and two lithium batteries.
If the coronavirus wasn’t scary enough already, the internet is here to make it worse. Masks are selling out like crazy, sellers are price-gouging, and – somehow, someway – people are selling awful merch tied to the deadly, rapidly spreading virus that’s officially named COVID-19.
When Apple announced that the wheels for its pro-grade, $6,000 Mac Pro desktop machine are purchased separately for $400, we thought they must be special. And they are. That’s because, unlike most wheels on furniture that cost half that of Mac Pro’s wheels, the Mac Pro wheels don’t have a lock.
The annual Game Developer’s Conference may still happen in 2020, but it’s not going to be in mid-March anymore. Growing public concern over the coronavirus prompted the annual San Francisco trade show’s organizers to pull the plug ahead of their March 16 start date.
Was it worth it?
This never-ending season of America’s Next Top Democrat just keeps running, and taking the catwalk this week was Joe Biden. Biden spun a tale of being arrested while attempting to visit Nelson Mandela in prison, a compelling story that would be much more compelling were it true.