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First royal to die from COVID-19

<p>Princess Maria Teresa of Spain has died at the age pf 86 after testing positive for COVID-19.</p> <p>The princess which belonged to the Bourbon-Parma Royal Family of Spain is the first royal to sadly succumb to their illness.</p> <p>Her distraught younger brother, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma was the one to announce she passed away on Sunday.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.33058277462607px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7835367/princess-maria-teresa-of-spain.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4a3929d0de7e41faa3d75eae2f7b371c" /></p> <p>The siblings are family members of the House of Bourbon-Parma – a cadet branch descending from the French Capetian dynasty off the Spanish royal family.</p> <p>A cadet branch is created when a young member of a Royal family is granted lands and titles of their own but is not the current heir.</p> <p> Princess Maria Teresa was born in Paris, France on July 28, 1933, to her parents Prince Xavier and Madeleine de Bourbon. She had six brothers and sisters.</p> <p>The late princess’ family once ruled as King of Etruria and as Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Guastalla, and Lucca until 1859.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.33058277462607px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7835365/princess-maria-teresa-of-spain-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/dffb7cac1b6b44c88b853f72dc84cfa1" /></p> <p>The sad news comes at the same time it was revealed Prince Charles, the future King of England tested positive to a “mild” form of COVID-19 at 71.</p> <p>Princess Maria did not have children of her own but is survived by a plethora of nieces and nephews, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Princess Margarita and Prince Jaime.</p> <p>Spain is currently recording high numbers of coronavirus deaths and the army is now being handed emergency power to transfer dead bodies as undertakers are currently unable to cope.</p> <p>Spain is now firmly in second place as the worst-hit nation ahead of China with 3,295 in total as the number of deaths from COVID-19 reaches 5,690.</p>

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​Royal lockdown: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bunker down in wake of coronavirus

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently bunkered down in their $23 million Canadian home as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the country’s border has closed in the wake of the coronavirus<br /><br /><em>The New York Post</em> initially reported that the couple had flown back to their new home following their farewell tour in the UK.<br /><br />It is believed Meghan returned to Canada last Monday, a mere few hours after attending the Commonwealth Service alongside the Queen and other senior royal family members.<br /><br />Prince Harry remained behind in the UK to attend meetings at Buckingham Palace, before he returned to his new wife and son Archie at the end of last week.<br /><br />Mr Trudeau spoke to cameras while outside his residence, where he is in self-isolation, as his wife just recently tested positive for coronavirus.<br /><br />It was announced on Monday that Canada is to close its borders to any person who is not a citizen or permanent resident.<br /><br />The new measure comes as a move to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, and Mr Trudeau also said airlines must turn travellers with coronavirus symptoms away from boarding flights.<br /><br />From Wednesday, just four Canadian airports – in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver – will be accepting international flights.<br /><br />“As the virus continues its spread, we’ve decided to take increasingly aggressive steps to keep you and your families safe,” Mr Trudeau said.<br /><br />Canada had at least 598 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across all 10 provinces as of Wednesday.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"><span class="like-bar-component"></span> <div class="watched-bookmark-container"></div> </div> </div> </div>

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Passenger BANNED for life from airline after testing positive for coronavirus mid-air

<p>A man has been banned from flying JetBlue for life after he learned while in the air that he had been tested positive for coronavirus.</p> <p>The passenger was midair on JetBlue Flight 253 from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida when he found out about his diagnosis.</p> <p>“Last night’s event put our crewmembers, customers and federal and local officials in an unsettling situation that could have easily been avoided,” JetBlue said in a statement.</p> <p>“And as such, this customer will not be permitted to fly on JetBlue in the future.”</p> <p>There were 114 passengers onboard the flight and once landed, the plane sat on the tarmac for hours as health authorities thoroughly analysed and sanitised the scene as per the guidelines of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p>Scott Rodman told CNBC he was sitting near the infected passenger during the flight and after passengers were deplaned, he and many others were taken to a meeting room to speak to health department officials.</p> <p>“From what we were told, he had been tested for the virus two days ago,” Rodman said. “When he was sitting on the plane, he got either a phone call or a text message saying that it was a positive test.”</p> <p>Mr Rodman said travellers were not forced to self-quarantine and were free to leave.</p> <p>“We were told that we were fine to go do whatever we want,” Rodman said. “And we were told that because he wasn’t sneezing or coughing at all, that we’re fine.”</p> <p>Lacy Larson, spokesperson for Palm Beach International Airport, explained to<span> </span>The Post<span> </span>that the airport had undergone a thorough cleaning upon learning about the passenger’s test result and resumed operating normally.</p> <p>“We are following all the guidelines provided by the Department of Health, of course, and the CDC. We’re taking extra measures to ensure a clean environment in the airport,” she said.</p> <p>“We’re increasing the sterilization of the high-traffic areas, the high-'touch' areas, the facility in general.”</p> <p>The Port Authority went on to release their own statement saying: “This is on top of the enhanced cleaning protocols that have been in have been in place at JFK Airport.</p> <p>“These protocols include at least twice daily sanitisation of all common and high-touchpoint areas with EPA-approved and CDC-endorsed antiviral disinfectants, in addition to overnight deep cleaning of all terminal areas.”</p> <p>People who believe they may be exposed to coronavirus are being urged to contact their doctor and avoid crowded places and nonessential travel.</p>

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"I'm horrified": Airline passengers disgusted by mid-flight behaviour

<p>Fellow plane passengers were left disgusted after an anonymous passenger put their bare dirty feet on a headrest.</p> <p>The photo went viral after being posted, with many wondering how the barefoot passenger even managed to get their feet up on the headrest.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4zze4wlhLa/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B4zze4wlhLa/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Passenger Shaming (@passengershaming)</a> on Nov 13, 2019 at 6:45am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Damn you Yoga! Nobody was doing this when I was a kid.</p> <p>“Those seats are so tiny and tight. I cannot figure out how they even manage to do this.”</p> <p>Others were quick to comment that this behaviour on planes is “disgusting and disrespectful”.</p> <p>“This is disgusting and disrespectful in 99% of the world. I would never!” one user wrote.</p> <p>One person said that they would take matters into their own hands if they were this passenger.</p> <p>“It would take me 2.2 seconds to stand up and properly embarrass this person to the entire plane,” they said.</p> <p>The identity of the barefoot head-rester has been hidden due to the way the photo was taken, but it’s not the first time that plane passengers have been called out for their shocking behaviour.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8bQZzWFWhe/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8bQZzWFWhe/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Passenger Shaming (@passengershaming)</a> on Feb 11, 2020 at 4:07am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>In the video above, a woman appears to be drying a set of underwear in the air conditioning above her seat.</p> <p> “This is not real. It can’t be I’m horrified. WHY GOD WHY??,” one person commented.</p> <p>Another person preferred to use it as fuel for their life goals.</p> <p>“One more reason to save up for a private jet,” they said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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​Royal lock-out: Embarrassing blunder leaves Queen waiting

<p><span>Queen Elizabeth has undergone an embarrassing security blunder after being locked outside the gates of her home.</span><br /><br /><span>The monarch and her security team were unable to enter the Windsor Castle premises in two Range Rovers on Thursday afternoon.</span><br /><br /><span>The rare blunder occurred while Her Majesty was sat wearing a headscarf sitting in the backseat, while she and her team were left waiting outside the Nelson’s Gate entrance.</span><br /><br /><span>Reports say a member of staff forget to let her inside.<br /></span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7835020/queen.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/dbaf58b0dc7740caa4f521851cec08b6" /><br /><br /><span>Pictures taken of the royal mistake show a female bodyguard attempting to open the heavy wooden gate blocking their entrance.</span><br /><br /><span>The error was made apparent when the two vehicles performed a U-turn and drove through a remote-controlled gate in a second approach.</span><br /><br /><span>The Windsor Estate is the Queen's favourite residence and she usually arrives there on Thursday afternoons and leaves again on Tuesday.</span><br /><br /><span>One onlooker told the Daily Mail they had "never seen anything like it in 30 years".</span><br /><br /><span>"I'm not sure if someone was sleeping on the job or simply that they were not expecting her, but it's unheard of," the source said.</span><br /><br /><span>"And it's not often you get to see a queen locked out of her own castle."</span></p>

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Hide and seek killer's astonishing excuse for murder

<p><span>A US woman faces a second-degree murder charge for allegedly killing her partner by zipping him up in a suitcase as she filmed herself taunting him.</span></p> <p><span>Sarah Boone, 42, was arrested on Tuesday over the death of her boyfriend Jorge Torres Jr, 42, who was found dead in an Orlando home on Monday afternoon. </span></p> <p><span>According to court records, Boone told investigators she and Torres had been playing a game of hide-and-seek while drinking during the night. She said she zipped Torres into the suitcase before heading upstairs and passing out.</span></p> <p><span>She said she woke up later and realised her boyfriend was still in the bag, where she found him unresponsive, according to the records. She called 911, and emergency responders who arrived at the home confirmed Torres had died.</span></p> <p><span>Boone gave consent to let investigators search her cell phone, on which they found two videos recorded the previous evening.</span></p> <p><span>In one of the clips, Boone can allegedly be seen taunting her boyfriend as he yells from inside the suitcase and tells her he can’t breathe.</span></p> <p><span>“Yeah, that’s what you do when you choke me,” said Boone in the two-minute video, according to court records.</span></p> <p><span>“That’s on you. Oh, that’s what I feel like when you cheat on me.”</span></p> <p><span>Investigators said another clip shows the suitcase in a different position with Torres calling out for Boone.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Arrested: Sarah Boone, 42, for Second Degree Murder in the death of 42-year-old Jorge Torres Jr., who died after Boone zipped him into a suitcase, and didn’t return for hours. <a href="https://t.co/JCHWG7WNkp">pic.twitter.com/JCHWG7WNkp</a></p> — Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) <a href="https://twitter.com/OrangeCoSheriff/status/1232479493001859072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 26, 2020</a></blockquote> <p><span>Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office <a href="https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/florida-boyfriend-killed-zipped-suitcase">wrote</a>, “Jorge begged Sarah repeatedly telling her he could not breathe and Sarah left him in the suitcase.</span></p> <p><span>“[This] therefore proves the unlawful killing of Jorge by Sarah’s actions that were imminently dangerous and demonstrated a depraved mind without regard for Jorge’s life.”</span></p>

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Princess Beatrice’s heartbreak as Harry and Meghan “may snub” her wedding

<p>According to friends of Princess Beatrice, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could snub her wedding as they “think they’re bigger” than the royal family.</p> <p>A friend reportedly told The Telegraph in the UK: “It’s fair to say the relationship is not what it was.”</p> <p>Tensions have been simmering away since the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan who decided not to invite Sarah, Duchess of York to their wedding reception.</p> <p>Things got considerably worse between the Yorks and the Sussexes after Meghan’s pregnancy was announced the day after Princess Eugenie’s wedding reception.</p> <p>Prince Harry reportedly came alone to the event and had just one drink before the pregnancy was announced.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Q27JVnXD9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8Q27JVnXD9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily)</a> on Feb 7, 2020 at 3:07am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“Of course Harry and Meghan will be invited [to Beatrice’s wedding] but it is up to them whether or not they choose to attend,” the insider explained to<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11036388/harry-meghan-snub-princess-beatrices-wedding/" target="_blank">The Sun</a>.</em></p> <p>“The trouble with Harry and Meghan is that they think they are bigger than the institution.</p> <p>“It’s such a shame things have turned out like this.”</p> <p>The whole royal family is said to be devastated by Prince Harry and Meghan’s departure from the royal family, with an insider close to Zara Phillips explaining the general feelings.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ATaDXHxAr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Cambridges &amp; Sussexes (@cambridge.sussex.royal)</a> on Feb 25, 2020 at 1:20pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“The overwhelming feeling is just one of sadness.</p> <p>“She is incredibly fond of Harry and just feels so sad about what has happened. That’s how they all feel.”</p> <p>The Queen is reportedly “feeling hurt” herself by her grandson deciding to leave the royal family, especially as she ruled the other day that the Sussexes cannot use the word “Royal” in their new roles.</p>

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“I was duped”: Grandmother who smuggled cocaine into Portugal says she was framed

<p>A British grandmother who smuggled $NZD $2.047 million worth of cocaine onto a cruise ship with her husband is now worried she will die in a foreign prison after being diagnosed with suspected breast cancer.</p> <p>Susan Clarke, 71, has been in a maximum-security jail in Portugal since last September following her conviction for a drugs plot with her husband, Roger, 72.</p> <p>The pensioners from London were both jailed for 8 years and claimed that they were conned by criminals into carrying suitcases with the drugs hidden in the lining.</p> <p>Susan is looking frail and gaunt as she is living in fear of breast cancer and awaiting the results of a painful double biopsy on her left breast.</p> <p>“My health is terrible,” she explained to<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cocaine-smuggling-gran-says-i-21556974" target="_blank">The Sunday People</a>.</em></p> <p>“I may never get out of here alive and there’s no way I can reduce my sentence now. We were made an example of but I’ve been handed a death sentence.</p> <p>“My worry is that I’ll never be free and I’ll be leaving here in a box.”</p> <p>Susan said that the hardest thing was being apart from her husband, Roger, who was serving his sentence in a different jail in Lisbon.</p> <p>“We feel completely abandoned. The Foreign Office has ignored us, Boris Johnson has not helped and we have been completely cut adrift. No pensioner should be treated like this.</p> <p>“We found out our appeal had been dismissed. I’m devastated and angry.</p> <p>“I want to go home, I want to go back to the UK. I want to be with Roger. That’s the worst thing, the worst torture, to be apart from him.”</p> <p>It’s not the first time the couple have found themselves behind bars as they were arrested in 2010 in Norway for trying to smuggle 240 kilograms of cannabis into Oslo.</p> <p>The couple were arrested again after a tip off from Britain’s National Crime Agency as they enjoyed a cruise from the Caribbean to Europe on the liner Marco Polo.</p> <p>Susan said: “I can understand why people might well believe that we are guilty but we are not.</p> <p>“That’s what hurts so much. We know that we are completely innocent.”</p> <p>Susan has lodged an application to be transferred to Britain to serve her sentence.</p> <p>“I find it very hard. It’s very noisy but I try to keep myself to myself. I can’t speak to my cellmates because they speak no English. I’m allowed out for two hours each day. In summer it’s sweltering. I have it hard but Roger has it even worse. I’ve not seen him since last year.</p> <p>“We can only hope and pray that we survive this nightmare.</p> <p>She added “The only things we are guilty of is trusting people we thought were friends – and maybe of being a bit naive.”</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cocaine-smuggling-gran-says-i-21556974" target="_blank">Sunday Mirror</a></em></p>

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Not meant to happen: Horror as three killed during blogger’s birthday party

<p>Three people have been killed after dry ice was poured into a swimming pool during a social media influencer’s birthday party in Moscow, Russia.</p> <p>The lives taken were in the midst of celebrating the 29th birthday of Yekaterina Didenko, an Instagram star located in the Russian capital.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9HccidhVuz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9HccidhVuz/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Я Катя, аптечный РЕВИЗОРРО (@didenko.katerina)</a> on Feb 28, 2020 at 7:54am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>About 25kg of dry ice was tipped into the pool, a move that was meant to simply create a “visual effect” to impress guests.</p> <p>However, people inside the pool reportedly instantly began to choke and lose consciousness.</p> <p>Three people including Ms Didenko’s husband, 32-year-old Valentin Didenko, is reportedly among the dead.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8buKrLhAQL/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8buKrLhAQL/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Я Катя, аптечный РЕВИЗОРРО (@didenko.katerina)</a> on Feb 11, 2020 at 8:22am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Dry ice, which is frozen carbon dioxide, produces a heavy vapour when put into water.</p> <p>The cause of deaths has not been revealed yet but the vapour from the dry ice can cause an elevated level of carbon dioxide in blood when released in an inadequately ventilated space.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9K4wcKI1Gf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9K4wcKI1Gf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by ВИДЕО ИЗ БАНИ В ТЕЛЕГРАММ (@nuinovostii)</a> on Feb 29, 2020 at 4:01pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>p&gt;The Russian Investigative Committee is looking into the incident.</p> <p>It has been confirmed there were additional injuries on a number of other people, however the number has not been specified.</p>

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Harry and Meghan fight back in revealing new statement

<p>After the Queen said that the Sussexes will no longer be able to use the word “royal” in their branding after they cease being working members of the royal family, the Sussexes have hit back in an emotional and wordy statement.</p> <p>The Queen recently explained that the Sussexes would not be able to go forward with their “Sussex Royal” branding, which is less than ideal considering their website and Instagram accounts as well as the brand the Sussexes were trademarking use the word “royal” in it.</p> <p>At 7:30 pm on Friday night UK time, a spokesman for the Sussexes put out a statement before a 1,114 word version was published on their website.</p> <p>A Palace statement earlier this week said: “As The Duke and Duchess are stepping back as senior Members of the Royal Family, and will work towards financial independence, use of the word ‘Royal’, in this context, needed to be reviewed.”</p> <p>However, according to the Duke and Duchess in<span> </span><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://sussexroyal.com/spring-2020-transition/" target="_blank">their statement</a>: “While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word ‘Royal’ overseas, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex do not intend to use ‘Sussex Royal’ or any iteration of the word ‘Royal’ in any territory.”</p> <p>The couple also wrote in their statement that the royal family “respect and understand” their wish to live a “more independent life” and that they “remain a valuable part of Her Majesty’s family”.</p> <p>“The preference of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex was to continue to represent and support Her Majesty The Queen albeit in a more limited capacity, while not drawing on the Sovereign Grant,” it read.</p> <p>“Per the agreement The Duke and Duchess of Sussex understand that they are required to step back from Royal duties and not undertake representative duties on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.”</p> <p>The statement also brought into question whether or not the Sussexes will be paying for their own security.</p> <p>“It is agreed that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to require effective security to protect them and their son,” the statement reads in part. “This is based on The Duke’s public profile by virtue of being born into The Royal Family, his military service, the Duchess’ own independent profile, and the shared threat and risk level documented specifically over the last few years.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EaGS_Jpb9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EaGS_Jpb9/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal)</a> on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:33am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>An insider told<span> </span><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8021867/Defiant-Meghan-says-theres-legally-stopping-using-Sussex-Royal-name.html" target="_blank"><em>The Daily Mail</em></a><span> </span>that the couple are “done with the drama”.</p> <p>“(The brand) shouldn’t even be an issue in the first place and it’s not like they want to be in the business of selling T-shirts and pencils.</p> <p>“Meghan said she’s done with the drama and has no room in her life for naysayers, and the same goes for Harry.</p> <p>“Meghan said the global projects they are working on speak for themselves and they chose that name to protect the royal name, not profit off of it.</p> <p>“She said regardless of the name, Harry and Archie have royal blood and no-one can take that away. And that as a family, they will always be considered royalty.”</p>

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The Teacher's Pet podcast: Lyn Dawson allegedly spotted at royal tour

<p>An elderly blind woman has told the court she swore she saw missing person Lynette Dawson a year after she disappeared from her home in 1982.</p> <p>Elva McBay, 101, gave evidence at a committal hearing in Sydney that aims to see if Chris Dawson will stand trial for the alleged murder of his wife.</p> <p>The 71-year-old father who shared two children with Lynette has pleaded not guilty to killing Ms Dawson, and says he believes his first wife ran away to join a cult deep in the Blue Mountains region.</p> <p>Her body has never been found.</p> <p>Ms McBay became friends with the twin brother of Chris Dawson, Paul, while on a research course for the education department at Kogarah High School.</p> <p>She eventually met Chris Dawson while he played rugby league for Newtown Jets and as a result went on to meet his wife Lynette.</p> <p>In March 1983, Prince Charles and Princess Diana toured Australia and made an appearance outside the Sydney Hospital on Macquarie Street where they greeted and met with fans.</p> <p>It was there, Ms McBay said appearing via video link from Wyong Court to Downing Centre, that she remembered seeing a woman who looked eerily like Ms Dawson.</p> <p>"She was hurrying, she was running, she pushed in and ducked under the barricade ... I saw her face for a few seconds ... I turned to my husband and said 'I think that was Lyn Dawson'," she said.</p> <p>However Ms McBay said her husband was not able to say whether it was Ms Dawson because it happened "so quickly".</p> <p>Before Lynette disappeared, Ms McBay told the court she had seen Ms Dawson in a "distressed state" at her daughter's fourth birthday party.</p> <p>"She was distraught, she was crying, she was trembling — I had never seen her in such a state ever."</p> <p>Chris Dawson has also been charged with one count of carnal knowledge relating to when he was a sports teacher at Cromer High School in 1980.</p> <p>The court heard that one of his students moved into the family home, which Ms McBay described as "very strange".</p> <p>"She [Lynette] said 'I had the most dreadful row with [the girl]' this morning and she said she wanted to get rid of me'," Ms McBay told the court.</p> <p>"I said 'you should get her out of the house before there is any more trouble'," she said.</p> <p>Defence barrister Philip Boulton SC went on to ask Ms McBay whether she had ever seen any violent behaviour from Chris Dawson.</p> <p>"No ... Chris was very quiet, placid, easy-going ... I never saw him bad-tempered ... he was an absolutely wonderful husband and he adored his wife Lyn," she told the court.</p> <p>"They were one of the happiest families I had ever seen."</p> <p>Ms McBay told the court she was left shocked when someone told her Mr Dawson had been charged with his wife's murder just before Christmas in 2018.</p> <p>Three more witnesses are due to give their own evidence over the next week.</p>

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Identity of coronavirus "superspreader" revealed

<p>The British man who is believed to be a “superspreader” of coronavirus has been identified as businessman Steve Walsh.</p> <p>The 53-year-old was diagnosed with the disease on 6 February after he contracted the virus in Singapore while attending a business conference before heading off to the French Alps for a ski holiday, then returning to the UK.</p> <p>It is believed that he infected 11 other Britons with the virus.</p> <p>Currently Mr Walsh is in quarantine at St Thomas hospital, where he released a statement: “I would like to thank the NHS for their help and care – whilst I have fully recovered, my thoughts are with others who have contracted coronavirus.</p> <p>“As soon as I knew I had been exposed to a confirmed case of coronavirus I contacted my GP, NHS 111 and Public Health England.</p> <p>“I was advised to attend an isolated room at hospital, despite showing no symptoms, and subsequently self-isolated at home as instructed.</p> <p>“When the diagnosis was confirmed I was sent to an isolation unit in hospital, where I remain, and, as a precaution, my family was also asked to isolate themselves.</p> <p>“I also thank friends, family and colleagues for their support during recent weeks and I ask the media to respect our privacy.”</p> <p>His company, Servomex has also released a statement, saying: “We are very pleased that Steve Walsh has made a full recovery. We continue to provide support to him and his family.</p> <p>“We are working with Public Health authorities to ensure the welfare of our staff and communities and wish anyone with the virus a quick and full recovery.”</p>

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"Exploiting Diana's death": Piers Morgan unleashes on Harry and Meghan

<p>British TV host Piers Morgan has gone on an extraordinary rant against Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, and claimed the pair are “exploiting Diana’s death to make millions form investment banks.”</p> <p>The controversial critic took a swipe at the couple after hearing Prince Harry discuss mental health at the JPMorgan Chase’s Alternative Investment Summit.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8eJ8z8Htmx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; 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text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8eJ8z8Htmx/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (@meghanmarklesource)</a> on Feb 12, 2020 at 7:04am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>During the speech, the Duke spoke openly to the high-profile guests about being in therapy for seven years in an attempt to emotionally deal with the intense trauma of losing his wife.</p> <p>A source told<span> </span><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.the-sun.com/news/394676/piers-morgan-in-explosive-rant-at-harry-and-meghan-for-exploiting-dianas-death-to-make-millions/" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em></a>: “He talked about how the events of his childhood affected him and he has been talking to a mental health professional.</p> <p>“Harry also touched on Megxit, saying while it has been very difficult he does not regret their decision.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8e3MBTqFSC/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8e3MBTqFSC/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Diana My Princess 2 ❤️ (@diana_my_princess2)</a> on Feb 12, 2020 at 1:39pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The pair were seen for the first time together since fleeing the UK in attendance at the lavish event in Miami.</p> <p>Writing in an explosive column for the Mail Online, he said: “There’s a big difference between talking about it to raise public awareness of grief-related mental health issues – and doing it privately for a big fat fee to a bunch of super-rich bankers, business tycoons, politicians and celebrities.</p> <p>“By commercially exploiting his mother’s death to make vast pots of money like this, Harry is surely behaving in exactly the same way he professes to despise from the media?”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8eXs-sHQQU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8eXs-sHQQU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Royal Sussexes (@royalsussexler)</a> on Feb 12, 2020 at 9:04am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It is unknown if or how much the Duke was paid for the event at 1 Hotel South Beach.</p> <p>However, the royal pair are understood to have been flown in a private jet, owned by JPMorgan Chase, from Vancouver for Palm Beach, Florida.</p> <p>Morgan also took the time to point out the couple had previously been criticised for their high-flying ways – taking four private jet flights in just 11 days despite speaking on the importance of preserving our earth.</p>

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Passenger plane with 100 passengers makes emergency landing in Russia

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A Russian plane has crash landed and skidded across an icy runway as it was forced to rapidly evacuate the 100 passengers on board due to fears of fire.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passengers used the emergency chutes and climbed over the wing to get out of the plane as it lay on the tarmac at Usinsk airport in Komi, 1,900 kilometres out of Moscow.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The plane hit the runway tail first due to problems with its landing gear.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">None of the 94 passengers or crew members were injured, but one woman sought medical assistance according to local authorities.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8WxPuvBQr7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B8WxPuvBQr7/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Toby’s Aviation (@tobys_aviation)</a> on Feb 9, 2020 at 10:13am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Passenger Alexander Panin explained his experience on the flight to local authorities, according to </span><em><a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7983715/Boeing-plane-makes-hard-landing-northwest-Russia-no-injuries.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Daily Mail</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The flight was normal but as we were landing either due to bad weather or some other reason the plane violently shook horizontally.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It hit the ground so that the landing gear was torn off and we felt that were skidding along the runway as if not able to brake at all,” he said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We all realised that the landing gear was broken. We didn’t feel that the plane was stopping - we were skidding towards the end of the runway.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The pilot then turned the plane into thicker snow on the side of the runway to avoid damaging the plane.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The right wing was broken and we saw the fuel gushing out. It was all happening very quickly,” he continued.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The crew has ordered us to evacuate from the left side, and we got out quickly. Naturally by the end of it there was quite a panic.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The crew acted very fast and confidently, and helped with their actions to avoid more panic. Fire appliances were by the plane in minutes.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The airline has since thanked the crew for their “prompt and highly professional actions”.</span></p>

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How does the Wuhan coronavirus cause serious illness?

<p>We usually think of viral respiratory infections, like the common cold, as mild nuisances that pass in a few days. But the Wuhan coronavirus has proven to be different. Of those infected, <a href="https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/-2019-ncov-new-coronavirus/823378-2019-ncov-confirmed-case-list-by-country-w-links-to-sources-total-cases-17-382-total-deaths-362-as-of-11-25-pm-et-february-2-2020-disclaimer-we-do-not-endorse-any-of-these-numbers">around 2%</a> are reported to have died but the true mortality is unknown.</p> <p>There’s much we’re yet to learn about this new virus, but we know it often causes <a href="https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/pneumonia">pneumonia</a>, an infection of the lungs which produces pus and fluid and reduces the lungs’ ability to absorb oxygen.</p> <p>Of the first <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30211-7/fulltext">99 people with severe infection</a>, three-quarters had pneumonia involving both lungs. Around 14% appeared to have lung damage caused by the immune system, while 11% suffered from multi-organ system failure, or sepsis.</p> <p>Others are at risk of complications from being treated in hospitals, such as acquiring other infections.</p> <p>At this stage, we know some people develop only a mild infection, while others become critically ill, but the exact proportion of each is not yet clear.</p> <p>Overall, there are four key ways the Wuhan coronavirus can cause severe disease – and some can occur at the same time.</p> <p><strong>1. Direct viral damage</strong></p> <p>For the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) coronavirus, <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1829448/">direct viral damage</a> was probably the most common way the infection caused disease. This is likely the case with the Wuhan coronavirus.</p> <p>Early <a href="https://www.biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2020/01/26/2020.01.26.919985.full.pdf">studies</a> have found the Wuhan coronavirus attaches to a particular receptor found in lung tissue. This is like a lock and key mechanism allowing the virus to enter the cell, and is the same receptor the SARS coronavirus used.</p> <p>Viruses “hijack” the host cell’s mechanisms to make more copies of itself. Damage results from either viruses taking over the cell completely and causing it to die, or immune cells recognising the viral infection and mounting a defence, triggering cell death.</p> <p>If large numbers of cells die, then the affected organ can’t function effectively.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1829448/">Studies</a> from patients who died from SARS coronavirus showed the virus caused damage to not only the lungs, but also other organs in the body. <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30211-7/fulltext">Early research</a> suggests the Wuhan coronavirus can also damage other organs, including the kidneys.</p> <p><strong>2. Pneumonia</strong></p> <p>While we’re still piecing together the relationship between the Wuhan coronavirus and pneumonia, there’s much we can learn from influenza.</p> <p>Influenza is a virus but it commonly <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5481322/">leads to bacterial pneumonia</a> – this is what’s known as a secondary infection.</p> <p>It’s thought the influenza virus weakens the usual protective mechanisms of the lung, allowing bacteria to establish and multiply. This is especially true in children, older people and those with compromised immune systems.</p> <p>Secondary bacterial pneumonia is <a href="https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/75F30C0D2C126CAECA2583940015EDE3/%24File/influenza_epidemiology_in_patients_admitted_to_sentinel_australian_hospitals_in_2017.pdf">more severe</a> than influenza alone – in hospitalised patients, around 10% of those with influenza and pneumonia die, compared to around 2% of those who don’t have pneumonia.</p> <p>The Wuhan coronavirus appears to cause pneumonia in two ways: when the virus takes hold in the lungs, and through secondary bacterial infections, however, the first way appears to be more common.</p> <p><strong>3. Sepsis</strong></p> <p><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2492881">Sepsis</a> is a serious condition that can be caused by many infections.</p> <p>When we get an infection, we need to mount an immune response to fight off the pathogen. But an excessive immune response can cause damage and organ failure. This is what happens in the case of sepsis.</p> <p>Although it can be difficult to determine whether organ damage from the Wuhan coronavirus is a result of direct viral infection or indirect “collateral damage” from the immune system, <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30211-7/fulltext">initial reports suggested</a> around 11% of people severely ill with the Wuhan coronavirus experienced sepsis with multi-organ failure.</p> <p>So far no drugs or interventions have <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24581450/">been able to dampen this immune response</a>. Although several treatments have been proposed for Wuhan coronavirus, none have yet been shown to work.</p> <p><strong>4. Complications of hospital care</strong></p> <p>Finally, patients who require hospital care may have complications. These include infections from intravenous lines (for drips/medication) or urinary catheters (flexible tubes inserted into the bladder to empty it of urine), pneumonia, or non-infectious complications such as falls or pressure sores.</p> <p><a href="https://aricjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13756-019-0570-y">Studies</a> have found 10% of patients in hospital have some sort of health care-acquired infection, and around 5% have a pressure sore.</p> <p>Hospitals work hard to try to prevent these complications, by making sure health care workers disinfect their hands and other equipment. However, complications still occur, particularly in patients who are debilitated from long hospital stays.</p> <p>While most respiratory viral infections are mild, some can trigger serious complications, either directly or indirectly. It’s too early to tell how often this occurs with the Wuhan coronavirus. While we have initial data on those who were severely affected, many others may not have required medical care.<!-- Below is The Conversation's page counter tag. Please DO NOT REMOVE. --><img style="border: none !important; box-shadow: none !important; margin: 0 !important; max-height: 1px !important; max-width: 1px !important; min-height: 1px !important; min-width: 1px !important; opacity: 0 !important; outline: none !important; padding: 0 !important; text-shadow: none !important;" src="https://counter.theconversation.com/content/130864/count.gif?distributor=republish-lightbox-basic" alt="The Conversation" width="1" height="1" /><!-- End of code. If you don't see any code above, please get new code from the Advanced tab after you click the republish button. The page counter does not collect any personal data. 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Prince Charles cops a lashing for taking helicopter to speak on aircraft emissions

<p>The Prince of Wales has been blasted after it was reported the royal flew over 200 kilometres in the Queen’s helicopter to give a speech on climate change and aircraft emissions.</p> <p>The 71-year-old royal heir was reportedly picked him in the chopper at Highgrove, Gloucestershire, and flown to Cambridge, where he was then chauffeured in a Bentley to the Cambridge University’s Whittle Laboratory on Friday.</p> <p>It was there Prince Charles told scientists to “act quickly to rescue this poor old planet”.</p> <p>He said during a speech: “We haven’t got time to waste.</p> <p>“We have run out of time now to rescue this poor old planet from man-made emissions and all the complications we’re now facing, all the challenges we’re facing.”</p> <p>However, it was only moments later the royal caught his mother’s helicopter back to see the Queen – a trip that caused around 2.5 tonnes of carbon emissions, and hundreds of gallons of aviation fuel.</p> <p>The total cost is reported to be at a staggering $23,000, according to reports by <em>Sunday Mirror.</em></p> <p>He has been blasted in the past for taking trips by eco groups, who have accused him of not “walking the walk” on his pleas for people to look out for their carbon footprint.</p> <p>Graham Smith, CEO of campaign group Republic, told the <em>Mirror</em>: “He wants to play the role but not walk the walk. His view seems to be that it’s one rule for him and one rule for the rest of us. </p> <p>"Driving or using the train would have been pretty easy.”</p> <p>Dr Lucy Gilliam, aviation and shipping campaigner for environmental group Transport &amp; Environment, added to the topic by saying: “He could have used a private car with a chauffeur, ideally an electric one if he really wanted to walk the walk. He can definitely afford a Tesla.</p> <p>“I don’t doubt that Prince Charles really does get the message, but if he wants to be really effective, he must make those changes that will send such an enormous signal to the world.”</p> <p>A Clarence House spokesman said: “The Prince is not personally involved in decisions around his transportation arrangements, though he ensures all carbon emissions are offset every year.</p> <p>“They are made based on what is possible within the constraints of time, distance and security.</p> <p>“In order for him to undertake as many engagements as he does across the UK and around the world he sometimes has to fly.</p> <p>“As he has often said, as soon as there is a more sustainable way of making these journeys, he’ll be the first to use it.”</p>

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Coronavirus: How worried should you be about the shortage of face masks?

<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) <a href="https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/30-01-2020-statement-on-the-second-meeting-of-the-international-health-regulations-(2005)-emergency-committee-regarding-the-outbreak-of-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov)">has just declared</a> the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/">There have been</a> nearly 10,000 cases of the so-called 2019-nCoV in China, 23 countries affected and more than 213 deaths globally.</p> <p>China, Germany, the US and several other countries <a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2001468?query=featured_home">confirmed</a> the virus can spread person to person, even from people without any symptoms.</p> <p>Now there are reports of face mask shortages <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/health/coronavirus-masks-hoarding.html">around the world</a>, including <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7930265/Facemasks-sold-Chemist-Warehouse-Australians-prepare-potential-coronavirus-outbreak.html">Australia</a>, the <a href="https://www.newsweek.com/face-masks-selling-out-u-s-china-coronavirus-experts-protect-against-infection-1484356">US</a> and in <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com.au/chinese-official-protective-mask-and-suit-shortage-wuhan-coronavirus-2020-1?r=US&amp;IR=T">many cities of China</a>.</p> <p>How concerned should we be about these shortages? Or can we just wrap a scarf or piece of cloth around our face to protect against infection?</p> <p><strong>How important are face masks?</strong></p> <p>For a disease with no drug or vaccine yet, non-pharmaceutical measures are the mainstay of control. This includes personal protective equipment, such as face masks.</p> <p>But the type of face masks we typically see (surgical masks) do not provide a seal around the face or filtration of airborne particles, like those that may carry coronavirus.</p> <p>They do however <a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/irv.12474">provide</a> a limited physical barrier against you transferring the virus from your hand to the face, or from large droplets and splashes of fluid.</p> <p>You also need to put on and remove your mask properly.<span class="caption"></span></p> <p>Disposable <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/default.html">respirators</a> reduce the risk of respiratory infections. They are designed to fit around the face and to filter <a href="https://theconversation.com/ive-always-wondered-why-many-people-in-asian-countries-wear-masks-and-whether-they-work-90178">95%</a> of airborne particles. However, these should be reserved for health workers, who need them most.</p> <p><strong>Do we really need these masks anyway?</strong></p> <p>In the disease epicentre, Wuhan, or on an <a href="https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20200130/p2a/00m/0na/016000c">evacuation flight</a> out of Wuhan, face masks are a sensible precaution. They are also needed in other Chinese cities that are affected by the outbreak and where <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/30/cdc-confirms-first-human-to-human-transmission-of-coronavirus-in-us.html">transmission</a> is ongoing.</p> <p>However, in countries where transmission is not widespread and there are only a handful of cases being treated in hospital isolation rooms, masks serve no purpose in the community.</p> <p>For example, there is no need for the general public to use face masks in Australia, US and other counties where a few imported cases are reported, and the risk of catching the virus is low.</p> <p>Panic buying will result in a lack of supplies when we need them most, for instance, if the number of cases escalates dramatically. During the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009, the WHO <a href="https://www.who.int/influenza/preparedness/measures/Adviceusemaskscommunityrevised.pdf?ua=1">did not recommend</a> the general public use face masks.</p> <p>The case is different for health workers, who face greater risks. It is essential we provide health workers with the best protection, because if they get sick or die, we <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020748914003319?via%3Dihub">lose our ability</a> to fight the epidemic. During the SARS epidemic, <a href="https://oem.bmj.com/content/75/Suppl_2/A14.1">21% of all cases globally</a> were health workers.</p> <p><strong>How concerned should we be about the shortage of face masks?</strong></p> <p>This is a concern, especially if people hoard or stockpile face masks when there is no need. We saw a shortage of masks early during the 2009 influenza pandemic. The surge in demand during such events also results in higher prices.</p> <p>Countries have started releasing stockpiles of masks and other personal protective equipment to the health system. For example, the Australian government this week released <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/one-million-masks-released-as-australia-reviews-coronavirus-response-20200129-p53vqx.html">one million masks</a> for general practices and pharmacists from the national medical stockpile.</p> <p>There is also an existing shortage of masks in some areas of Australia due to the bushfire response and face masks from the national stockpile have mainly been released <a href="https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/one-million-masks-released-as-australia-reviews-coronavirus-response-20200129-p53vqx.html">in those areas</a>.</p> <p><strong>What happens if the situation gets worse?</strong></p> <p>The number of cases is <a href="https://www.imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-infectious-disease-analysis/news--wuhan-coronavirus/">expected to increase</a> and a large quantity of face masks may be needed.</p> <p>If the current situation becomes a pandemic (an epidemic that goes global), we could be facing a much greater demand for personal protective equipment in the health sector alone.</p> <p>In a <a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0217704">modelled serious epidemic in Sydney of smallpox</a>, if health workers use two disposable respirators a day for 6 months, over 30 million respirators will be needed for 100,000 clinical health workers.</p> <p>China is the largest producer of face masks globally and it has already <a href="https://gulfnews.com/photos/news/chinese-mask-factories-ramps-up-production-to-meet-worldwide-demand-1.1580295430370?slide=1">stepped up production</a> to meet the high demand.</p> <p>If large outbreaks happen in other countries, China may not be able to meet the demand of face masks, respirators and other medical supplies.</p> <p><strong>Not all face masks are up to the job</strong></p> <p>Another problem is the sale of low-quality face masks due to a shortage of products on the market, as <a href="https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3048126/china-coronavirus-hong-kong-customs-officers-launch">has been reported</a> in China and Hong Kong.</p> <p>Face masks are not regulated, may not filter the air, and also typically allow large amounts of air in through the sides. With a shortage of masks, low-quality masks could be exported to other countries.</p> <p><strong>If I can’t get hold of a mask, can I wrap a scarf around my face?</strong></p> <p>Wrapping cloth around your face probably will not protect you. That’s because a scarf or a hanky does not provide a tight fit around the face, isn’t designed to filter out air and may be contaminated.</p> <p>However, during the Ebola epidemic, a woman <a href="https://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/25/health/ebola-fatu-family/index.html">nursed her entire family</a> through the illness using home-made protective equipment and did not get infected.</p> <p>In Asia, cloth masks are popular because they are cheap and re-usable. But they don’t protect you. Cloth masks may even <a href="https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/5/4/e006577.full.pdf">increase your risk</a> of infection, especially if you don’t wash them regularly. They may absorb moisture and provide a breeding ground for bugs.</p> <p>So, ideally, people shouldn’t be using them. However, people may resort to cloth if there is no other choice.</p> <p><strong>In a nutshell</strong></p> <p>While news of mask shortages might sound scary, if you are in a country with few isolated cases, you don’t need one anyway as the risk of infection is very low for the general public.</p> <p>Panic buying or stockpiling also means there won’t be enough to go round should the situation worsen.</p> <p>Even if you do use a face mask, they may protect against large droplets (ones you can feel on your skin when someone sneezes) and self-contamination from your hands, but not against smaller airborne particles.</p> <p>Don’t forget, <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html">hand-washing</a> is also very effective in preventing infection.<!-- Below is The Conversation's page counter tag. 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London terror attack: Man shot dead after stabbing rampage

<p>The knifeman who strapped a fake bomb vest to his chest before stabbing two people in South London had been released from prison just a few days prior.</p> <p>Sudesh Amman was under the watchful eye of counter-terror cops before the “knife obsessed” jihadi went on a rampage on Streatham High Road early this morning.</p> <p>Terrified witnesses heard shots fire and saw the 19-year-old fall to the ground on Streatham High Road.</p> <p>Amman, from Harrow, North London, was sentenced to over three years in prison but was let-out on automatic release after serving half his sentence – despite concerns he still held extremist views.</p> <p>The man was just a teenager when he was arrested and was jailed for possessing and distributing terrorist documents.</p> <p>It was also revealed that Amman had shared an Al-Qaeda magazine in his family WhatsApp group and told his siblings “the Islamic State is here to stay”, the court heard.</p> <p>He owned bomb making manuals and also had plans to carry out acid attacks, his trial was told.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">*UPDATED STATEMENT* on our response to this afternoon's incident in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Streatham?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Streatham</a>.<br /><br />We treated three patients for injuries at the scene, and took all three people to hospital. <a href="https://t.co/oDCIO3sh6i">pic.twitter.com/oDCIO3sh6i</a></p> — London Ambulance Service (@Ldn_Ambulance) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ldn_Ambulance/status/1224027508695277569?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 2, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>A source said Amman was released early because there was nothing the authorities could do under existing laws to keep him behind bars.</p> <p>But he was put under the strictest licencing terms and that’s why the police were so quick to respond to the incident that occurred today.</p> <p>Scotland Yard is yet to confirm that Amman was known to counter-terror authorities, but it is believed he was on the watch-list due to the speed at which they responded.</p> <p>Witness Kiranjeet Singh told the<span> </span><em>Sun Online</em> that Amman stole a 10-inch knife from his brother’s bargain shop before injuring multiple people who came in his way.</p> <p>He stabbed a woman in the back before she ran away screaming in pain said another witness, and then he followed that attack by slashing a young man in the chest with a “huge knife”.</p> <p>Armed forces rushed to the scene, where the knife-wielding man was wearing a suicide vest and shot him three times just after 2pm.</p>

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