Ex-con freed thanks to Kim Kardashian helped with Trump’s pardons

Ex-con freed thanks to Kim Kardashian helped with Trump’s pardons

February 19, 2020 - 16:30 AMT  12:30 GMT
The White House listed Johnson as among those who supported Trump’s granting of clemency to three prisoners.
Passengers leaving quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess

Passengers leaving quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess

February 19, 2020 - 15:44 AMT  11:44 GMT
At least 542 passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess have so far been infected by the Covid-19 virus.
Massive Turkish Army convoy reportedly enters northwestern Syria

Massive Turkish Army convoy reportedly enters northwestern Syria

February 19, 2020 - 13:36 AMT  09:36 GMT
A Turkish military convoy crossed the Syrian border, entering the north-eastern part of the country.
Turkey re-arrests human rights activist hours after acquittal

Turkey re-arrests human rights activist hours after acquittal

February 19, 2020 - 12:06 AMT  08:06 GMT
Rights group Amnesty International said Kavala’s renewed detention “smacks of deliberate and calculated cruelty”.
Death toll from coronavirus rises above 2000 worldwide

Death toll from coronavirus rises above 2000 worldwide

February 19, 2020 - 12:01 AMT  08:01 GMT
One of the most recent fatalities in the central Chinese province of Hubei was the director of a hospital in Wuhan.
Russia bans Chinese nationals from entering country

Russia bans Chinese nationals from entering country

February 19, 2020 - 10:43 AMT  06:43 GMT
The ban will affect Chinese citizens travelling for private, educational, working and tourist purposes, the statement added.
Turkey court acquits rights defender Osman Kavala

Turkey court acquits rights defender Osman Kavala

February 18, 2020 - 18:55 AMT  14:55 GMT
Kavala is chairman of a Foundation, which promotes human rights through art, including with neighboring Armenia.
Cancer cases could grow 60-81% globally, report says

Cancer cases could grow 60-81% globally, report says

February 18, 2020 - 17:53 AMT  13:53 GMT
In the next two decades, the world could see a 60% increase in the number of cancer cases, according to a new report.
Later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6 – study

Later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6 – study

February 18, 2020 - 17:19 AMT  13:19 GMT
The researchers monitored each child's weight, height and waist circumference from ages one to six.
Syria to reopen Aleppo airport for first time in 9 years

Syria to reopen Aleppo airport for first time in 9 years

February 18, 2020 - 15:18 AMT  11:18 GMT
The governor of Aleppo, Hussein Diab, had announced in August of last year that the international airport was ready.
Dutch court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bn to Yukos

Dutch court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bn to Yukos

February 18, 2020 - 14:27 AMT  10:27 GMT
Russiais thus ordered to pay $50 billion compensation to shareholders in former Russian oil giant Yukos.
Priest arrested in Turkey for giving bread and water to PKK militants

Priest arrested in Turkey for giving bread and water to PKK militants

February 18, 2020 - 11:58 AMT  07:58 GMT
Fr. Bileçen was arrested after an informant testified that he provided bread and water to Kurdish separatists in 2018.
Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change

February 18, 2020 - 11:10 AMT  07:10 GMT
Bezos wants "to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting" climate change.
Senior Wuhan doctor dies after contracting coronavirus

Senior Wuhan doctor dies after contracting coronavirus

February 18, 2020 - 10:47 AMT  06:47 GMT
Confirmation also emerged of the death of the former director of the Ezhou city Chinese medicine hospital in Hubei.
Coronavirus: China tells Hubei residents to to stay at home

Coronavirus: China tells Hubei residents to to stay at home

February 17, 2020 - 18:51 AMT  14:51 GMT
China has tightened restrictions on movement in Hubei province as it continues to battle the coronavirus.
Hong Kong men stole 600 toilet paper rolls amid coronavirus

Hong Kong men stole 600 toilet paper rolls amid coronavirus

February 17, 2020 - 17:23 AMT  13:23 GMT
Early February 17 morning, a delivery worker was transporting goods to a supermarket in the city's Mong Kok district.