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Coronavirus: China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence

Coronavirus: China mourns Covid-19 victims with three-minute silence

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device China has mourned the victims of the coronavirus outbreak by observing a three-minute silence, bringing the nation to a halt.A day of remembrance was declared in China on Saturday to honour the more than 3,300 people who died of Covid-19.At 10:00 local time (03:00 GMT), people stood still nationwide for three minutes in tribute to the dead.Cars, trains and ships then sounded their horns, air raid sirens rang as flags were flown at half-mast.The first cases of coronavirus were detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province late last year.Since then, the virus has swept the globe, infecting more than one million people and killing nearly 60,000 in 181 countries.In Wuhan, the epicentre of Chin...
Travelex boss breaks silence 17 days after cyber attack

Travelex boss breaks silence 17 days after cyber attack

Business
The boss of Travelex has broken his silence about a cyber attack that forced its staff to use pen and paper and halted travel money sales at some banks and supermarkets.The firm has released a number of short statements since cyber criminals held the firm to ransom on 31 December.But in a video message on the firm's website, boss Tony D'Souza said the IT system used by in-store staff was working again.However, other systems remain offline.In a scripted video that was uploaded to a backup Travelex website, Mr D'Souza said the company had taken its systems down after the cyber attack on New Year's Eve. Travelex customer: My money is in limbo Banks stop currency service after Travelex attack However, while he said the system used by...
Simone Biles breaks silence on brother’s arrest

Simone Biles breaks silence on brother’s arrest

Sports
Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Days after her brother was charged in connection to the deaths of three people, Olympian Simone Biles said she was still trying to process what happened. In a tweet Monday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist said her "heart aches for everyone involved." "There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone's pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy," she said. Simone broke her silence some four days after her brother Tevin Biles-Thomas was arrested at Fort Stewart, Ga., where he was stationed. Authorities said the charges stem from a Dec. 31, 2018, shooting at an Airbnb rental, which resulted in the deaths of Devaugh Gibson, 23, Delvaunte Johnson, 19, and Toshon Banks, 21. Tevin, 24, has been charged with volu...
Ardern leads two-minute silence for shooting victims

Ardern leads two-minute silence for shooting victims

World
New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, joined thousands in a two-minute vigil, a week after the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.She joined Muslims and non-Muslims in Hagley Park, opposite al Noor mosque, to observe the call to prayer followed by the silence. At least 42 people were killed in al Noor mosque, and seven in nearby Linwood mosque, after a gunman opened fire at about 1.40pm on Friday 15 March. Image: The call to prayer in Hagley Park New Zealand observes the Muslim call to prayer The call to pr...

Louis Tomlinson's sister Lottie breaks silence after the death of their sister Félicité

Entertainment
The model, who is the sister of One Direction legend Louis Tomlinson, took to Instagram to share a couple of snaps from when her and Félicité were children.Lottie captioned the shot: "My Fizzy, my baby sister, my best friend."I’m incomplete without you, I’m empty."I can’t picture my life without you."She added: "I wish we could have lived life together for a little longer."Mama needed you and you needed her, you’re finally together again. I love you always, Dotty."Félicité was just 18-years-old when she suffered a heart attack at her West London home last week. A Met Police spokesman confirmed the YouTube star's passing in a statement saying: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12.52pm to a residential address in S...