Here are the top stories on the web today.
A reinvigorated Joe Biden has a nine state Super Tuesday victory haul, capped by topping Sen. Bernie Sanders for an upset victory in Texas after his comeback campaign transformed the Democratic presidential race.
Joe Biden dominated across the South on Tuesday and scored a dramatic upset victory in Texas while surprising in Minnesota and Massachusetts, roaring into contention in a Democratic presidential primary that increasingly looks like a two-way race between the former vice president and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
One week ago, Iran had fewer than 100 confirmed coronavirus cases. On Tuesday, Iranian authorities said there were 2,336 confirmed cases, making the Middle Eastern country one of the worst affected in the world. There are now 77 confirmed deaths from coronavirus, Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said on state TV Tuesday.
Tennessee is under a state of emergency after the deadliest tornado day in seven years.
Melbourne police are searching for a burglar who used a fishing rod, line, and hook to steal a Versace necklace.
As global concern mounts about the spread of the coronavirus. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has been pictured wearing gloves at a ceremony.
Inter Milan president Steven Zhang has hit out at Serie A president Paolo Dal Pino over the league’s rescheduling of fixtures as a result of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Greener energy is a burning issue in the battle against climate change, but one car race across Australia has been chasing the sun for 20 years.
Joe Biden will win North Carolina and Virginia, CBS News projects, as 14 states vote to pick a Democratic White House candidate on Super Tuesday. Bernie Sanders, meanwhile, is projected to win his home state of Vermont, according to CBS, the BBC’s US partner.
African airlines have lost $400m (£312m) since the outbreak of the coronavirus in China in February, according to the global airline industry body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The losses have come from suspended and cancelled flights on routes to China.
The World Bank has committed $12bn (£9.4bn) in aid for developing countries grappling with the spread of the coronavirus. The emergency package includes low-cost loans, grants and technical assistance. The action comes as leaders around the world pledge to shield their countries from the economic impact of the outbreak.
The buildings in the historic German town of Nordlingen are thought to contain 72,000 tons of diamonds – created by the impact of an asteroid on the spot where the town was built. Video by Katja Doehne
Mike Bloomberg faced his first election night of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday ― and his disappointing results mean it might also be his last. The former New York mayor will on Wednesday reassess his bid for the party’s nomination, reported , The Associated Press and .
Protesters disrupted former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech as he celebrated primary wins in several states on Super Tuesday – and his wife, Jill Biden, was having none of it. As an animal rights activist waving a “Let Dairy Die” sign rushed the stage during the California event, Jill Biden immediately leapt in front of her husband with her arms raised, blocking him with her body.
The Trump White House faced widespread criticism on Tuesday after Vice President Mike Pence conducted a press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak, but members of the media were not allowed to record video or audio.
President Donald Trump has fulfilled his threat to sue more media outlets for defamation. His target this time: The Washington Post. Trump’s campaign sued The New York Times for libel last week over a 2019 opinion piece written by Max Frankel, a former executive editor of the newspaper.
The only fitting display for our times is darkness, and WhatsApp has finally caught on. On Tuesday, Facebook-owned WhatsApp announced that it was rolling out dark mode for iOS and Android. If you have made the right and correct choice and set your operating display settings to dark mode, WhatsApp will mimic that setting within the app, too.
Panicked consumers the world over are picking supermarket shelves clean, as coronavirus concerns inspire stockpiling. Everything from hand sanitiser to non-perishable food is being bought up, inspired by fears not only of Wuhan-style lockdowns, but also import restrictions or factory closures that could impact supply and cause shortages.
A report from an Australian think tank has listed tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Huawei, Samsung, Google, Microsoft, and Sony as benefitting from forced labor in China. The report, published by Australian Strategic Policy Institute, claims that between 2017 and 2019, the Chinese government transferred more than 80,000 Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities out of the Xinjiang region and into factories “that strongly suggest forced labour.”
Apple’s iPhone production has slowed down in recent weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak, and there are indications that things won’t get better for a while. In a new research note (via MacRumors), Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the production of the iPhone will not significantly improve until the second quarter of 2020.