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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!
First CMV-22B Osprey plane delivered to U.S. Navy

First CMV-22B Osprey plane delivered to U.S. Navy

Business
Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy and Boeing announced the delivery of its first tiltrotor CMV-22B Osprey-variant aircraft on Monday. The plane, built by Boeing and Bell Textron with 47 more ordered by the Navy, will replace the aging C-2A Greyhound fleet of planes. It is designed to transport personnel and cargo from shore to aircraft carriers, and is the only plane capable of carrying major components of F-35 engines directly to a carrier flight deck, a critical feature of Navy logistics. The first Navy CMV-22B Osprey was delivered to the Navy at Bell's manufacturing facilities in Amarillo, Texas. The planes will be based at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif., and Naval Air Station Norfolk in Virginia. It completed it first flight on Jan. 21 in Amarillo. The plane, with i...
OneWeb: London start-up launches first big batch of satellites

OneWeb: London start-up launches first big batch of satellites

Science
The UK-based OneWeb company has sent 34 satellites into orbit on a single Soyuz rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.The start-up is building a mega-constellation in the sky to deliver broadband internet to all corners of the globe.Six spacecraft were lofted in 2019 to prove the technology, but this year will see big batches of platforms going up on a near monthly basis.The aim is to have the full network in operation by the end of 2021. OneWeb is in a race with a number of other companies that want to provide the same kind of service. California entrepreneur Elon Musk is developing his Starlink constellation which envisages thousands ...
England need to score more runs to bounce back from first ODI defeat to South Africa, says Tom Curran

England need to score more runs to bounce back from first ODI defeat to South Africa, says Tom Curran

Sports
Tom Curran says England’s lack of runs in the first one-day international with South Africa cost them the match. England scored just 258 for eight from their 50 overs with early wickets causing a lot of damage. The hosts eased to a seven-wicket victory with 14 balls to spare but never looked in any danger. Getty Images - Getty Tom Curran was speaking to talkSPORT ahead of the second ODI This is something they will be looking to rectify in the second match of the three-game series, with commentary live on talkSPORT 2. Curran told talkSPORT: “You can pick parts of the game apart and analyse what went wrong but at the end of the day we didn’t get enough runs. “Trying to defend that always looks worse than it is. Simply we didn’t get enough runs. “It hap