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Mayor of Wuhan Xiou Xianwang says he expects 1,000 new cases of coronavirus in the city

Mayor of Wuhan Xiou Xianwang says he expects 1,000 new cases of coronavirus in the city

January 26, 2020

The mayor of Wuhan says he expects another 1,000 new cases of coronavirus in the city at the heart of the outbreak.

According to Reuters, Zhou Xianwang’s told reporters the pressure on supplies of medical goods, protective suits, masks and glasses has eased thanks to private donations.

He said construction of the city’s specialised hospital is being stepped up to deal with infected patients.

There are now more than 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in China - 56 people there have died.

Car belonging to missing US Marine Jesse Conger found in Arizona

Car belonging to missing US Marine Jesse Conger found in Arizona

January 26, 2020

A car belonging to a US Marine missing for five months has been found in Arizona.

37-year-old Jesse Conger was last seen with his girlfriend on August 14 at his apartment in Scottsdale.

She reported him missing the following day. 

His family said he had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

The car was found in San Carlos, 100 miles east of Phoenix.

Homeless woman dies after being run over as she slept in front of a garage in Oregon

Homeless woman dies after being run over as she slept in front of a garage in Oregon

January 26, 2020

A homeless woman who was sleeping in front of a garage in Oregon has died after being run over.

The 47-year-old woman had been asleep in front of a garage at an apartment complex in Portland when the incident happened.

She was conscious when police arrived, but later died from her injuries in hospital.

Police say no charges or citations have yet been issued.

US President Donald Trump accused of asking how long Ukraine can resist Russia without help from the US

US President Donald Trump accused of asking how long Ukraine can resist Russia without help from the US

January 26, 2020

US President Donald Trump’s been accused of asking how long Ukraine can resist Russia without help from the US.

It’s as fresh details have emerged this weekend of a tape handed to congressional investigators.

The recording provided by Lev Parnas, an associate of Mr Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, was made during a meeting in 2018.

Mr Trump’s comments about Russia and Ukraine come moments before he is heard calling for the firing of US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

Excerpts of the video were first published by ABC News.

It comes amid the president’s legal team presenting their impeachment trial defence. Mr Trump denies any wrongdoing. The hearing continues on Monday.

Death toll in Brazil rises to 38 after record-breaking rainfall causes flooding and landslides

Death toll in Brazil rises to 38 after record-breaking rainfall causes flooding and landslides

January 26, 2020

The death toll caused by record-breaking rainfall in Brazil’s risen to 38.

Thousands of people have been forced from their homes as torrential rain continues, leading to flooding and landslides.

Officials say 17 people have been reported missing in the state of Minas Gerais.

State Governor Gustavo Zema’s declared a state of emergency in 47 cities and announced three days of official mourning for those killed.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with UK Foreign Secretary to discuss Anne Sacoolas extradition request

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with UK Foreign Secretary to discuss Anne Sacoolas extradition request

January 26, 2020

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is to meet the family of Harry Dunn ahead of the US Secretary of State’s visit to the UK.

19-year-old Harry was killed when his motorcycle was in collision with a car outside an RAF base in Northampton in August.

Anne Sacoolas, the wife of a US intelligence official based atRAF Croughton, was granted diplomatic immunity following the crash and allowed to return to the US.

An extradition request for her to face charges relating to the crash in the UK, was rejected last week.

Mike Pompeo is due to meet with Mr Raab over the matter on Wednesday.

Roger Federer beats Marton Fucsovics to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

Roger Federer beats Marton Fucsovics to reach Australian Open quarter-finals

January 26, 2020

Roger Federer’s reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

After dropping the opening set to Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics, he went on to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 after two hours and 11 minutes.

Federer will play American Tennys Sandgren in the next round.

Six people injured in shooting at restaurant in North Carolina

Six people injured in shooting at restaurant in North Carolina

January 26, 2020

Six people are being treated for injuries after a shooting at a restaurant in North Carolina.

Salisbury Police Department says one person has been seriously injured but is in a stable condition.

The shooting happened in the early hours of Sunday morning after a party at Thelma’s Down Home Cooking restaurant.

An investigation’s underway - no arrests have been made.

Three cases of coronavirus now confirmed in the US as CDC warn more cases are likely

Three cases of coronavirus now confirmed in the US as CDC warn more cases are likely

January 26, 2020

Three cases of the deadly coronavirus have now been confirmed in the US.

Orange County Health Care Agency confirmed the third case in California on Sunday. The patient had travelled from Wuhan - the Chinese city of 11 million people, at the centre of the outbreak.

The first US case was identified on Tuesday - A man from Washington state in his 30s. On Friday, a woman in her 60s from Chicago was reported to have the virus.

The US Centers for Disease Control says more cases are likely.

Ivanka Trump attends Jeff Bazos housewarming party at $23million mansion in Washington DC

Ivanka Trump attends Jeff Bazos housewarming party at $23million mansion in Washington DC

January 26, 2020

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has played host to a string of celebrities as he threw a housewarming party at his Washington DC mansion.

He bought the $23million property in the city’s wealthy Kalorama district in 2016, hosting the party to mark the end of three years of renovations and construction.

Among the guests were Microsoft founder Bill Gates, actor Ben Stiller and Ivanka Trump.