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Mers outbreak in Saudi Arabia puts health experts on high alert

Mers outbreak in Saudi Arabia puts health experts on high alert

[ad_1] The first case, a man with underlying health conditions, went to hospital in early April after developing a cough, fever and body aches. He later died from the disease. But two other men in the same hospital, both aged 60, have also tested positive for the coronavirus – sparking a broad contact tracing effort from health officials, to detect further infections before it can spread further. Dozens of people have been tested. “Hospitals can either serve as a source of prevention or amplification of transmission,” said Dr Saskia Popescu, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. “I’ve spent a lot of time studying Mers healthcare-transmission cases and using those lessons to strengthen healthcare bioprep and honestly, THIS is why we invest in infection prevention programs,” she wrote on X, formerly Twitter. Mers is ‘still around and still a threat’ Mers was first detected in 2012, when it jumped from camels to humans in Saudi Arabia, and it has since spread to 27 other countries. Globally, 2,204 cases and 860 …

Is Russia proving today how China can win Taiwan tomorrow?

Is Russia proving today how China can win Taiwan tomorrow?

[ad_1] The term “useful idiot” was first coined in the Cold War to describe unwitting supporters of the Soviet Union. Since then the phrase has morphed into other areas of everyday life, but is still largely rooted in the fields of politics and international confrontation.  China is learning all sorts of useful stuff from the war in Ukraine about how far to push against established international norms; how to inoculate one’s country from a global backlash against bad behaviour and how to drive a wedge between one’s adversaries.  All this has come at virtually no cost to Beijing as the Kremlin has copped most of the flak. So, as he casts a hungry eye at Taiwan, does Xi Jinping see Vladimir Putin as a very useful idiot indeed? In this episode of Defence in Depth, Dominic Nicholls, The Telegraph’s associate editor, explains how, by invading Ukraine, Putin has shown his Chinese counterpart where the edges of Western tolerance for aggression lie. Watch Dominic’s video analysis above. Find more episodes of Defence in Depth on The …

Latest updates from Europa Conference League semi-final

Latest updates from Europa Conference League semi-final

[ad_1] Unai Emery is ready to recall Emiliano Martinez for Aston Villa’s crunch semi-final as he plots another heroic European comeback. Emery will make a late decision on Martinez’s return for the second leg against Olympiacos but the Villa goalkeeper is pushing to start after a recent thigh injury. Martinez was inspired in Villa’s win over Lille in the quarter-final second leg, saving two penalties in the shoot-out, and Emery was remaining tight-lipped on the Argentina World Cup winner’s availability for Thursday night. Villa’s social media account posted a picture of Martinez and key defender Pau Torres after Tuesday’s training session with the words “ready to give everything”. Sweden international Robin Olsen played in last week’s chaotic 4-2 defeat at Villa Park, but it appears inevitable that Martinez will start in Greece. “He [Martinez] is with us today, but I don’t want to give information to you,” said Emery. “I will speak with him and the doctor on Thursday to see if he is 100% fit to play, but I believe in Olsen and I’m …

With just one tank present, today’s march in Moscow was a shadow of previous years

With just one tank present, today’s march in Moscow was a shadow of previous years

[ad_1] War in Ukraine is reshaping our world. Every weekday The Telegraph’s top journalists analyse the invasion from all angles – military, humanitarian, political, economic, historical – and tell you what you need to know to stay updated. With over 70 million listens, our Ukraine: The Latest podcast is your go-to source for all the latest analysis, live reaction and correspondents reporting on the ground. We have been broadcasting ever since the full-scale invasion began. Ukraine: The Latest’s regular contributors are: David Knowles David is Head of Audio Development at The Telegraph, where he has worked for over three years. He has reported from across Ukraine during the full-scale invasion.  Dominic Nicholls Dom is Associate Editor (Defence) at The Telegraph, having joined in 2018. He previously served for 23 years in the British Army, in tank and helicopter units. He had operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland.  [ad_2] Source link

10 absurd moments you might have missed

10 absurd moments you might have missed

[ad_1] Douze points for the Scousers. Yes, the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 was a triumph for host city Liverpool, staging the event on behalf of war-torn Ukraine.  After a nail-bitingly tight finish, Swedish dance-pop diva Loreen won the coveted crystal microphone with her soaring anthem Tattoo. Following her victory with Euphoria in 2012, Loreen became only the second act in Eurovision history to win twice (after Ireland’s Johnny Logan, fact fans). Sadly the UK’s Mae Muller had less luck, finishing in 25th place – a chastening second from bottom. “Not the result we hoped for,” she tweeted with masterful understatement. It was a deliriously over-the-top audio-visual extravaganza but across the epic four-hour broadcast, it was easy to blink and miss things. Here’s a handy rewind of 10 lighter moments you might have missed: 1. Mel Giedroyc churning butter Graham Norton had a frantic night, dashing between his usual post in the BBC commentary booth and on-stage hosting duties. When he wasn’t behind the mic, Mel Giedroyc filled in with her gently …

Putin addressing the victory day parade

Putin addressing the victory day parade

[ad_1] Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country would not allow anyone to threaten it during his annual Victory Day speech on Thursday.  “Russia will do everything to prevent a global clash. But at the same time we will not allow anyone to threaten us. Our strategic forces are always in a state of combat readiness,” Putin said to the crowds gathered on Red Square.  Putin hopes the parade, which marks the Soviet Union’s defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, will rally patriotism amid Russian advances in Ukraine.  The Russian president has repeatedly framed the invasion and fighting in Ukraine as an existential battle against “Nazism”. Since the invasion, Putin has used his speech to praise his troops and veterans, as well as display Russia’s military supplies to the world. “The attack resulted in material damage only, with no reported casualties,” Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported.  Follow the latest updates below [ad_2] Source link

Score and latest updates from the Champions League semi-final

Score and latest updates from the Champions League semi-final

[ad_1] Good evening and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League semi-final, second leg tie between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich from the Bernabéu, which starts at 2-2, more all-square than ever in this vacuous, post away goals era. The home side, winners on 14 occasions, two of them under Carlo Ancelotti in 2014 and 2022, take on Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich, champions on six occasions, none of them under the current manager who did, nonetheless, take PSG to their only final in 2020 and won it with Chelsea the season after, neither of them in front of a full house because of the pandemic. Victory for Bayern tonight would give Tuchel the opportunity of facing a packed Wembley, the scene of triumphs for him in two FA Cup semis but defeat in both finals and a League Cup final as FC Hollywood bid to move above Liverpool and level with AC Milan on seven European Cups. For Ancelotti, an unprecedented fifth European Cup/ Champions League as a manager, taking him two ahead of …

Russia again targets Ukraine’s energy grid despite air defence shooting down missiles

Russia again targets Ukraine’s energy grid despite air defence shooting down missiles

[ad_1] War in Ukraine is reshaping our world. Every weekday The Telegraph’s top journalists analyse the invasion from all angles – military, humanitarian, political, economic, historical – and tell you what you need to know to stay updated. With over 70 million listens, our Ukraine: The Latest podcast is your go-to source for all the latest analysis, live reaction and correspondents reporting on the ground. We have been broadcasting ever since the full-scale invasion began. Ukraine: The Latest’s regular contributors are: David Knowles David is Head of Audio Development at The Telegraph, where he has worked for over three years. He has reported from across Ukraine during the full-scale invasion.  Dominic Nicholls Dom is Associate Editor (Defence) at The Telegraph, having joined in 2018. He previously served for 23 years in the British Army, in tank and helicopter units. He had operational deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland.  [ad_2] Source link

When is it, how to watch on TV and full race schedule

When is it, how to watch on TV and full race schedule

[ad_1] Royal Ascot is the crown jewel in the British racing crown, with five days of fabulous racing set against the type of glitz, glamour and royal patronage that other meetings can only dream of. In recognition of the King’s continued support of racing and this meeting in particular, the King’s Stand Stakes (run on the first day of the meeting) has been renamed the King Charles III Stakes.  Last year, the King attended every day of the meeting and will likely do so again this year as he leads the Royal Procession – the traditional curtain-raiser to each day of the meeting. This year’s meeting will see overall prize-money tip beyond £10 million for the first time, with all eight Group 1 races to be worth a minimum of £650,000. When is Royal Ascot? This year’s meeting takes place over five days from June 18 until June 22nd at Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. The first race on each day of the meeting will go off at 2.30pm, with the final race due off at …