New China virus: Officials warn it 'could mutate and spread further'

Image copyright Kevin Frayer Image caption Authorities confirmed that human-to-human transmission of the virus took place A new virus that has killed nine people could mutate and spread further, Chinese health officials have warned, as they step up containment measures.There are now 440 confirmed cases of the outbreak that originated from a market with illegal […]

Watson fights back to reach Australian Open second round

Heather Watson reached the third round of the Australian Open in 20132020 Australian OpenVenue: Melbourne Park Dates: 20 January to 2 FebruaryCoverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra and online; Live text on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app.Britain’s Heather Watson showed tremendous fight in blustery conditions to win her […]

Trump impeachment trial opens as senators clash over rules

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mitch McConnell (C) wants to block subpoenaing key witnesses or documents The US Senate has rejected repeated Democratic attempts to secure new evidence in President Donald Trump’s impeachment as his trial began.Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile backed off on a plan to fast-track the hearings after coming under pressure […]

New 'transformational' code to protect children's privacy online

Image copyright Getty Images Social media sites, online games and streaming services used by children will have to abide by a new privacy code set by the UK’s data watchdog.Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, said future generations will be “astonished to think that we ever didn’t protect kids online”.She said the new Age Appropriate Design […]

Newspaper headlines: Ozzy Osbourne's diagnosis and Trump climate row

Newspaper headlines: Ozzy Osbourne’s diagnosis and Trump climate row By BBC News Staff Image caption Wednesday’s Daily Mirror is one of several papers to feature Ozzy Osbourne on its front page, after the Black Sabbath singer revealed he has Parkinson’s disease. The paper calls it a “shock revelation” and describes the 71-year-old’s interview announcing his […]

Ten-man Arsenal hit back to earn point against Chelsea

Jorginho (right) is the first Chelsea player to score home and away against Arsenal in the same Premier League season since Juan Mata in 2012-13Arsenal overcame David Luiz’s dismissal against his old club to twice come from behind against Chelsea in an eventful London derby.The Gunners looked beaten when Jorginho fired Chelsea ahead from the […]

New China virus: US announces first case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea has banned foreign tourists temporarily The United States has confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus on its territory. The Centers for Disease Control said the virus, which originated in China, had been diagnosed in a traveller who arrived in Seattle from China. The virus, which […]

Duke and Duchess of Sussex issue legal warning over photos

Image copyright EPA Image caption The couple unveiled Meghan’s legal action against the Mail on Sunday during their tour of southern Africa. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have issued a legal warning to the media after photographs of Meghan in Canada were published in newspapers and on websites.Lawyers say the photos of the duchess […]

Prince wrongful death legal claims dismissed

Image copyright AFP Wrongful death cases that were filed by Prince’s family have been dismissed, almost four years after the star died.Legal claims had been filed against a doctor who prescribed Prince pain medication and a pharmacy that supplied him with medicine.Dismissals usually occur after a settlement has been reached, but such agreements often remain […]