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US unemployment claims soar to 6.6million
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:12:48 GMT
The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits last week have shot to 6.6 million as more states enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump ignores devastating jobs numbers to attack Schumer for 'complaining' about shortages
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:10:19 GMT
President Trump ignored Thursday's devastating jobs numbers and instead launched an attack Chuck Schumer, who he charged was 'complaining' about supply shortages in New York.
Coronavirus-stricken nuclear aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt is 'not incapacitated'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:02:58 GMT
Navy officials have insisted that the USS Roosevelt is still war-ready as they work to evacuate half of its 5,000-person crew following an unprecendented plea for help from its captain.
Mitch McConnell calls Nancy Pelosi's plans for a fourth stimulus bill 'premature'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:59:29 GMT
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell said Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plans for a fourth stimulus bill are 'premature' as she has ramped up talk of the next coronavirus rescue package. 
Saudi Arabia imposes full lockdown on holy cities of Mecca and Medina to combat coronavirus
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:57:10 GMT
Saudi Arabia, which has recorded 1,885 infections and 21 deaths, imposed a 24-hour curfew today in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, an extension of measures to combat coronavirus.
Russia's youngest coronavirus victim, 36, posted updates of her illness
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:54:31 GMT
Russia's youngest Covid-19 victim who was working from home and looking after her children before she succumbed to the disease, posted updates of her illness while losing her fight for life.
Kroger introduces a 'hero bonus' for employees - as Amazon and Whole Foods workers threaten revolt
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:54:23 GMT
The nation's biggest independent grocer said staff will get an additional $2 a hour. 'You have been nothing short of extraordinary', Kroger's chief people officer said.
The Voice contestant puts a funny quarantine twist on Adele's hit song Hello
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:53:09 GMT
Chris Mann, 37, recorded his version while stuck at home. The former contestant on The Voice gets increasingly restless throughout the video, during which he looks longingly out a window.
China names coronavirus whistle-blower medic a 'martyr' after his source 'went missing'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:51:19 GMT
Dr Li Wenliang has been officially ranked as a 'martyr' by local officials who lauded his bravery. But his colleague, from whom he had learned about the virus, has reportedly gone missing.
Inside Prince Charles' private study at Birkhall
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:49:01 GMT
A video shared by Clarence House yesterday shows the Prince of Wales, 71, sitting at his desk at Birkhall, his home on the Queen's Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire.
Sarah Ferguson takes aim at online trolls, branding social media a 'sewer'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:37:51 GMT
In an interview with the Australian Women's Weekly, the Duchess of York, 60, blasted social media as a 'sewer' where trolls make comments they would never say to someone's face.
'It's the best': Prince Harry and Meghan Markle caught gushing over California during a royal visit
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:37:04 GMT
In the unearthed footage, Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, could be heard discussing California while on a royal engagement in Bristol last year. The pair called the state 'the best' on the visit.
Tony Fauci says Washington is 'essentially' recommending the whole nation stay at home
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:36:15 GMT
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday compared 30-day guidelines to a national stay-at-home order to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Italy's coronavirus death toll is even higher than reported
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:32:51 GMT
Italy's death toll from the COVID-19 virus is far higher than reported 'because the country cannot spare resources to test every dead body', a report has claimed.
Kate Middleton 'has returned to a simpler style' since Meghan Markle left the UK
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:30:50 GMT
Kate Middleton, 38, has 'gone back to a more simple style' after Meghan Markle, 38, left the UK because she no longer feels she has to 'compete' with anyone, a source told The Sun.
Coronavirus VACCINE could be approved for human trials 'within months'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:26:39 GMT
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh say the new treatment would be delivered through a 'painless jab' similar to the annual flu vaccine.
Patriots team plane ships 1.2 MILLION N95 masks in from China
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:24:51 GMT
The New England Patriots' plane is hauling 1.2 million N95 masks from China to after owner Robert Kraft paid $2million to help replenish Massachusetts' dwindling supply during the coronavirus pandemic.
America is the first country in the world with more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a day
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:23:21 GMT
The US was the first country to report 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day on Wednesday as the death toll soared past 5,000. 
'This is a demand we have never seen before': New York's hospitals are running low on oxygen
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:20:35 GMT
The ventilator shortage that is being seen in the U.S and around the world could be compounded by a shortage of oxygen that is beginning to be experienced in a number of New York hospitals.
Overweight man with diabetes who claimed to have covid-19 attempts 'suicide by cop'
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:09:16 GMT
An unidentified NYC man, 55, who claimed to have contracted Covid-19 attacked police with a knife and gun in an attempted 'suicide by cop', reports claim. He will survive being shot by police officers.