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First coronavirus death in Europe confirmed in France

First coronavirus death in Europe confirmed in France

World
An elderly Chinese man has died from coronavirus, the first fatality from the infection in Europe.The 80-year-old tourist died from a lung infection at Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital in northern Paris. Image: The man died at Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital in northern Paris French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn confirmed the death - which marks Europe's first coronavirus fatality.The man, who was from the Chinese province of Hubei, had been receiving treatment in the French hospital since 25 January.He had been kept in isolation while receiving treatment, but his condition is said to have deteriorated rapidly. ...
First coronavirus death confirmed in Europe

First coronavirus death confirmed in Europe

World
A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus - the first fatality from the disease outside Asia. The victim was an 80-year-old woman from China's Hubei province, according to French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn.She arrived in France on 16 January and was placed in quarantine in hospital on 25 January, she said. Only three deaths had previously been reported outside mainland China - in Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Let's block ads!
NASA, Europe space agency launch Solar Orbiter mission

NASA, Europe space agency launch Solar Orbiter mission

Science
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- One of the most advanced science missions to study the sun in history -- the Solar Orbiter -- launched aboard an Atlas V rocket from Florida on Sunday night. The rocket lifted off into a partly cloudy sky with a full moon as planned at 11:03 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, adjacent to Kennedy Space Center. The Solar Orbiter satellite will aim multiple cameras and sensory equipment at the sun's polar regions, images of which have never been taken. It's part of a concerted effort by NASA and the European Space Agency to better understand solar radiation and solar flares. "The mission will be able to look at the poles of the sun, which will be the first time ever that we will be able to look at the poles," said Cesar ...
Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe

Outdated, dangerous childbirth practices persist in Europe

Health
BARCELONA -- When Clara Massons was in labor with her son, a midwife climbed onto her bed and pushed down on Massons’ belly, explaining that she was helping to deliver her baby. For the next few hours, the midwife and a doctor took turns pressing down during contractions, using an old, now controversial technique for troubled deliveries. Masson said her pleas to stop were ignored at the Barcelona hospital where she delivered two years ago, and she later complained to authorities. The hospital said doctors took “appropriate measures” during her delivery. “I thought I was going to die,” she said. “For one month after, my belly was blue and purple.” The technique is known as the Kristeller maneuver and was first described in an 1867 German textbook. It is sometimes used during the second
India’s Tata Steel to slash 3,000 jobs in Europe – report

India’s Tata Steel to slash 3,000 jobs in Europe – report

Business
Tata Steel is planning to cut around 3,000 jobs in Europe, with over half in the Netherlands, a source has told Reuters. According to the agency, Tata said on Monday that the job cuts are necessary as it wrestles with excess supply and high costs. But the report said the company insisted there will be no plant closures.In a statement to Reuters, Tata Steel said that challenging market conditions had been "made worse by the use of Europe as a dumping ground for the world's excess capacity".The move comes 10 weeks after the steel giant announced plans to close two UK operations with the loss of 400 jobs, blaming a failure to sell off its loss-making Orb Electrical Steels business in Newport, South Wales. Advertisement ...