- CelebrityEvening Standard
In the April issue of Cosmopolitan, Paris Hilton reveals that she has a famous relation - and we're not talking about her socialite sister, Nicky.The celebutante isn't just American royalty - she's distantly related to Queen Elizabeth.
- PoliticsThe Independent
As the Trump family concludes their visit to India, the president’s daughter is facing accusations of Photoshopping her photos.On Monday, Ivanka shared a photo of herself posing in front of the otherwise empty Taj Mahal.
- WorldAssociated Press
Iran girded Wednesday for a long battle against the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the country and the wider Middle East, even though officials in the Islamic Republic had earlier minimized the outbreak that has now killed 19 people, the highest toll outside of China. President Hassan Rouhani said there were no immediate plans to quarantine cities, but he acknowledged it may take “one, two or three weeks” to get control of the virus in Iran, which has been linked to most of the over 210 confirmed cases in the region. As Iran's 80 million people find themselves increasingly isolated in the region by the outbreak, the country's sanctions-battered economy saw its currency slump to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar in a year.
- WorldThe Telegraph
At the end of December Chinese authorities sent out a public alert warning that a “pneumonia of unknown cause” had been identified in Wuhan, central China. Some 10 days later, on January 7, scientists announced that a new coronavirus was the source of the outbreak - quickly adding that it did not appear to be spreading between humans. At that point less than 60 cases had been found. But now the disease, since named Covid-19, has spread to well over 30 countries, infecting more than 81,000 people and killing more than 2,700. This map shows where the disease is now, how many cases there have been and how many people have died:
Religion is at the center of many lives in Korea. The largest number of Covid-19 infections outside of China is now in Korea. About half those cases are linked to the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, a group the government describes as a cult, prompting officials to test all 200,000 of its followers.
- U.S.Yahoo News Canada
A professor from Simon Fraser University has filed a complaint over humiliating treatment she says she experienced while flying with Air Canada.