Pro-government businessman buys into top Hungarian news portal’s funding stream

CORONAVIRUS POWERS On Monday parliament gave Orban an open-ended right to rule by decree to fight the coronavirus crisis and imposed jail terms of up to five years on anyone considered to be spreading false information that could hinder that effort.

Photographer launches photos on ‘human distancing’

The relationship between humans and technology will be a part of my next artbook. I want to express inner emotions through fasthion. It is happiness, loneliness, stress and joy. Making an artbook helps me to find myself and the world around me. — VNS

UPDATE 2-Pro-government businessman buys into top Hungarian news portal’s funding stream

Independent titles like Index have had to reduce hours and pay or lay off staff to make up for lower advertising revenue, while pro-government media are better cushioned, partly due to taxpayer funding or public sector advertising. (Additional reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Louise Heavens, Jan Harvey and Philippa Fletcher)

Pakistan welcomes intl’ human rights organisations’ call for release of detained IOK prisoners

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Who is Georgina Chapman? British fashion designer wife left ‘heartbroken’ by Harvey Weinstein sex scandal

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OBASHIP TUSSLE IN AYETORO: Uneasy calm as govt docks Ondo monarch

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Life ‘hanging by a thread’ for Italian cancer patients in coronavirus crisis

Paolo Ascierto, an oncologist at Naples’ Pascale hospital now treating coronavirus patients, said converting cancer wards to Covid-19 units could be risky. “I understand the state of emergency, but we mustn’t forget that cancer patients require dedicated and specialised treatments. There are special conditions, like patients in follow-up, that can be managed safely using online […]

Norway announces it has ‘brought coronavirus under control’ after rate of new infections plummets

All of those countries, along with Spain, have seen signs of improvement in their recent figures which offer hope that the crisis is past its peak. That moment is still to come for Britain and America, which are bracing for one of their bleakest weeks. 

Sweden suffers its biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths after PM warned of thousands more victims: 76 more people die taking total to 477 amid backlash at government’s refusal to order a lockdown

‘Stay home if you feel ill; work from home if you can; and ensure that we protect our older fellow citizens. You could alter other rules, such as those governing trips to the restaurant or gatherings, but you get the best effect when everyone simply sticks to the basic code of conduct.’  

Did coronavirus leak from a research lab in Wuhan? Startling new theory is ‘no longer being discounted’ amid claims staff ‘got infected after being sprayed with blood’

One member of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s emergency committee said last night that while the latest intelligence did not dispute the virus was ‘zoonotic’ – originating in animals – it did not rule out that the virus first spread to humans after leaking from a Wuhan laboratory.