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Trump reveals plans to repatriate Britons trapped on COVID-19-infected ship

Trump reveals plans to repatriate Britons trapped on COVID-19-infected ship

World
Donald Trump has revealed plans to allow British passengers trapped on a coronavirus-infected cruise ship where four people have died to return home.More than 200 UK nationals have been left stranded after an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Zaandam cruise ship, which has been refused permission to dock in the US. Four passengers have died on the cruise ship, including 75-year-old British man John Carter whose widow has been isolated and on her own since his death. Image: John Carter died on board the Zaandam cruise ship Mr Carter's family have since pleaded with the US president and Florida authorities to allow the ship to dock.In a White House briefing on Wednesday, Mr Trump confirmed plans to repatriate British passengers onboard the Za...
Smallest known dinosaur found trapped in 99-million-year-old amber

Smallest known dinosaur found trapped in 99-million-year-old amber

Science
March 12 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered a tiny new species of dinosaur trapped in ancient amber from Myanmar. Scientists estimate the bird-like species is the smallest known dinosaur. The skull of the new species, which scientists estimate is fully formed, was found inside 99-million-year-old amber. Its size suggests the unusual dinosaur species was roughly the size of a bee hummingbird, the smallest bird on Earth. "Amber preservation of vertebrates is rare, and this provides us a window into the world of dinosaurs at the lowest end of the body-size spectrum," Lars Schmitz, associate professor of biology at Claremont McKenna College in California, said in a news release. "Its unique anatomical features point to one of the smallest and most ancient birds ever found." Scientists ...
Coronavirus: Rescue plan ‘considered’ for Britons trapped on cruise

Coronavirus: Rescue plan ‘considered’ for Britons trapped on cruise

Health
The Foreign Office is "considering all options" for Britons trapped on a quarantined cruise liner in Japan struck by coronavirus - including flying them home.Some of the 74 UK passengers and crew on the Diamond Princess said they felt "forgotten", as other countries flew citizens home.The ship was quarantined on 3 February.Meanwhile, a hotel at Heathrow Airport has been block-booked to isolate arrivals suspected of having the virus.On Monday, Japanese officials said there were 99 new cases of infections on board the ship, bringing the total to 454 confirmed cases. It is the largest cluster of cases outside China.It emerged that about 3,700 passengers and crew could be stuck in quarantine beyond the initial 19 February deadline.A ...
People trapped as 29 killed and 1,400 injured in Turkey earthquake

People trapped as 29 killed and 1,400 injured in Turkey earthquake

World
At least 29 people have been killed after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck eastern Turkey.More than 1,400 people are injured - including 34 who are in intensive care but not critical, Health Minster Fahrettin Koca said. It is estimated that more than 20 people are trapped under debris, while more than 40 have been rescued so far. Image: At least 22 people have died following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey The quake jolted Elazig province, which is around 340 miles (550km) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks.People died in Elazig and in the neighbouring province of Malatya. Rescue efforts are continuing at three sites in Elazig. ...
2 dead, 40 trapped in building collapse in Mumbai

2 dead, 40 trapped in building collapse in Mumbai

World
July 16 (UPI) -- At least two people were dead and another 40 feared trapped after a four-story building collapsed Tuesday in the Indian city of Mumbai, authorities said. Three National Disaster Response Force teams have been deployed to the site in the Dongri neighborhood of south-central Mumbai to search for survivors, the organization said via Twitter. According to preliminary reports, the building, located amid streets crowded with people and congested with other structures, collapsed at 11:40 a.m., NDTV reported. The incident is being considered a "Level 2," the second most severe under the system that gauges building collapses. Between 40 and 50 people are believed to be trapped in the rubble, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster management division said, adding that it h...