Argentina earthquake: Monster 6.4 quake strikes San Juan province as tremors shake homes | World | News

Agostina Montaño, a CNN en Espanol reporter based in San Juan, reported a “strong” quake which knocked everything off the shelves in his home. According to preliminary data from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) the earthquake struck at a depth of about 12.5 miles. However, the centre added there is no tsunami warning at … Read more

Coronavirus live news: China and WHO criticised by independent Covid panel; US nears 400,000 deaths | World news

Colombia’s capital Bogota will impose nightly curfews for almost two weeks, Mayor Claudia Lopez said on Monday, while the whole city will enter yet another full quarantine this weekend, Reuters reports. Nightly curfews first started last week and continued until Sunday. However, they will begin again from Tuesday and will run until 28 January. During … Read more

Boris Johnson takes midday ‘power executive business naps’ – a move favoured by Winston Churchill

Boris Johnson often takes midday ‘power executive business naps’ to refresh between meetings – a move favoured by his hero Winston Churchill Boris Johnson often shuts his No. 10 office door for a half-an-hour kip during day It ‘get him ready for the rest of the day,’ a Downing Street insider has claimed  Appears he was inspired … Read more

Melania Trump says ‘violence never the answer’ in farewell message

Melania Trump released a farewell message on Monday as she prepares to leave the White House, saying that “violence is never the answer,” weeks after the president’s supporters stormed the US Capitol. In a formal, six-minute speech recorded on video, the First Lady made only a fleeting reference to her husband as she paid tribute … Read more

Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley reveals she’s ‘worried’ for his safety at inauguration after Capitol riot in first interview

PRESIDENT-elect Joe Biden’s elusive daughter Ashley has revealed she’s “worried” for her dad’s safety on Inauguration Day. Speaking in her first-ever TV interview, which is set to air on Tuesday, Ashley Biden expressed her fears in the wake of the deadly Capitol riots. 11 Ashley Biden spoke in her first-ever TV interviewCredit: NBC11 Joe Biden … Read more

Comic Russell Kane begs fans to stop sending pics of lookalike Dancing On Ice pro

Russell Kane has begged fans to stop sending him photos of professional skater Andy Buchanan, after it seems he is a doppelgänger for the comedian. The 45-year-old Essex born stand-up comedian found himself getting a deluge of messages on social media during the opening episode of the new series of Dancing On Ice. It would … Read more

Hospitals in South and Southwest getting lion’s share of Covid vaccines

Hospitals in Cork, Kerry and Waterford account for a disproportionately large number of Covid-19 vaccines administered so far, according to figures obtained by The Irish Times. More than one-third of doses administered up to last Tuesday were given out in hospitals run by the South/Southwest Hospital Group, despite it being only the third biggest of … Read more

Trump ‘to deport man to Haiti’ despite him having never been there in one of final acts

In one of its final acts, the Donald Trump administration is preparing to deport a man to Haiti – despite him having never been there before, it has been reported. According to The Guardian the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) is to carry out a final deportation flight under Donald Trump on Tuesday, with … Read more

British Airways pilot who battled Covid in US hospital for 8 months finally comes home

A British Airways pilot who battled coronavirus in a US hospital for eight months is finally back home, say reports. ABC News reports that despite the long and arduous fight with the disease international pilot Nicholas Synott soldiered on, with his wife at his bedside every single day. The pilot, who is based in London, … Read more

Palm Beach police question a man outside Mar-a-Lago as two massive moving trucks are spotted

Police outside Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida detained a man for questioning on Monday night after he was seen lingering outside the president’s property. Exclusive pictures obtained by show officers questioning the man. He spoke to police for about an hour, but was not arrested and eventually left the scene. Palm Beach police … Read more

GOP Rep Lauren Boebert slams Dem’s speculation she gave Capitol tour to rioters before siege and says it was her FAMILY

REPUBLICAN Rep. Lauren Boebert denied speculation from Democrats that she gave a tour of the Capitol to insurrectionists – saying it was family members that joined her.  Boebert responded to allegations Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen made about her on CNN, in a letter to him on Monday. 6 Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert denied giving Trump … Read more

Australia v India: fourth Test, day five – live! | Sport

2.56am GMT02:56 41st over: India 95-1 (Gill 72, Pujara 11) More runs for Pujara, who takes his score into double figures and his strike rate per 100 balls above 10. He does that by nudging Cummins off his hip, through the fielder at leg gully who sprawls but can’t stop the ball. The Cowan Ton … Read more

Biden aims to use inaugural speech to ‘call Americans to unity’

President-elect Joe Biden will take the stage for his inaugural address tomorrow at perhaps the most difficult starting point for a president since Franklin Roosevelt began his first term by assuring a nation scarred by the Great Depression that “we have nothing to fear but fear itself”. But memorable turns of phrase like President Roosevelt’s … Read more

Donald Trump and Biden clash over travel CHAOS as POTUS suddenly lifts UK and Brazil ban | World | News

Melania Trump issues ‘farewell message’ The president claimed this is the best way to “continue protecting Americans from COVID-19 whilst enabling travel to resume safely”. However, this clashes with Joe Biden’s views, with his administration voicing concerns about the move. Two officials close to the administration claimed the bans will be lifted from January 26. However, … Read more

Council to refuse sacks in latest waste war

A bin bag ban is on the cards for thousands of Dublin householders whose homes are not suitable for wheelie bins. Dublin City Council wants to rid the city’s streets of refuse bags. However, it does not know what receptacles should replace them and is offering a €50,000 reward for the solution. Legislation requiring the … Read more

Games Inbox: What is the best portable games console?

What is the best handheld? (pic: Nintendo)The Tuesday Inbox wonders what an Animal Crossing clone on Xbox would look like, as one reader looks forward to The Medium. To join in with the discussions yourself email Lost eraInteresting article at the weekend about Sony making another PlayStation portable. I don’t think the arguments were … Read more

Girl, 10, who lost football in sea finds it 120 miles away in Welsh village a week later

An Irish girl’s gaelic football which was swept out to sea has been found washed up on a Welsh beach after a seven day journey spanning some 120 miles. The 10-year-old owner was reunited with her lost ball after an appeal on social media by a concerned Welsh local was shared thousands of times. Aoife … Read more

Biden shoots down Trump decision to lift UK, Brazil and EU travel bans as new Covid variants surge

Donald Trump announced plans to revoke bans on travel from the UK, Europe and Brazil, but the move was swiftly slapped down by Joe Biden’s incoming presidential team amid concerns over emerging Covid variants. Two days before leaving the White House, the outgoing US president rescinded restrictions barring non-US citizens arriving from Britain, where coronavirus … Read more

Middle-class actors more likely to ‘misidentify’ as working class

Actors and television professionals from middle class backgrounds are most-likely to pretend to be working class to sound ‘more deserving’ of their success, a study has found. Well-off people from these professions are also more-likely to describe their rise to stardom as coming from ‘humble origins’, researchers claim. This way, people won’t think their success was … Read more

Brexit news: Tory MPs threaten REVOLT on trade bill over China ‘genocide amendment’ | World | News

Rebel Tories are looking to introduce a mechanism in the Brexit trade bill which allows British courts to determine whether a foreign country has committed genocide. The amendment, added in the House of Lords, was introduced specifically over allegations China has committed human rights abuses against its Uighur Muslim population. The trade bill will return … Read more

New electric car battery can charge in 10 minutes and keep going for 250 miles, scientists say

Professor Chao-Yang Wang, who worked on the research, said: “We developed a pretty clever battery for mass-market electric vehicles with cost parity with combustion engine vehicles. “There is no more range anxiety and this battery is affordable.” To recharge, batteries need to heat up to around 60C (140F) and then cool down when they are … Read more

Lorry driver tells inquest he would have avoided killing two if there had been a hard shoulder

Smart motorways ‘present an ongoing risk of future deaths’, a coroner has concluded, following an inquest into the deaths of two men on a stretch of the M1 with no hard shoulder. Sheffield coroner David Urpeth said the primary cause of death of Jason Mercer, 44, and Alexandru Murgeanu, 22, on the M1 in South … Read more

Scientists fear millions of Brits will flout lockdown rules once they receive jab

SCIENTISTS fear millions of Brits will flout Covid lockdown rules once they receive a vaccine. Sage scientists are worried that people who get jabs will stop social distancing and will ignore strict restrictions. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4 Volunteers help out at the Epsom mass vaccination centre … Read more

Covid vaccine: 4 million first doses administered as UK makes key progress among top priority groups

More than four million people in the UK have now received a first coronavirus vaccine dose, the latest figures show, as crucial progress continues to be made nationally in inoculating all over-80s and care-home residents. The government remains optimistic that it will be able to provide jabs to around 15 million high-priority people across the … Read more

Cabinet to consider €91m deal for GPs and pharmacists to give Covid-19 vaccine from early next month

The Cabinet will be asked to consider a €91m deal which will see GPs and pharmacists administer Covid-19 vaccines from early February. ealth Minister Stephen Donnelly will bring a memo before Cabinet which will see GPs and pharmacists paid up to €60 per patient to administer vaccines on their premises. They are being paid €20 … Read more

Long Lost Family fans sob as parents reunite with son who can no longer understand them

Long Lost Family returned to our screens on Monday night with an especially tear-jerking episode as Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell reunited parents with their son. Phyllis and Kevin were reunited with son Ryan, now named Ruben Molinero, who had lived in Spain with his adopted parents since he was four. They had to have … Read more

China and WHO made mistakes in containing Covid outbreak, says panel | Coronavirus

An independent panel has said that Chinese officials could have applied public health measures more forcefully in January 2020 to curb the initial Covid-19 outbreak, and criticised the World Health Organization (WHO) for not declaring an international emergency until 30 January. The experts reviewing the global handling of the pandemic, led by former New Zealand … Read more