Kim Jong Un declares North Korea will refuse outside aid to combat coronavirus, help rebuild after flood damage

Kim Jong Un declares North Korea will refuse outside aid to combat coronavirus, help rebuild after flood damage

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that his government will not accept outside assistance as the country faces steep recovery efforts, state media reported Friday. The declaration follows the move to lift a coronavirus lockdown on the border town of Kaesong, with Kim saying that the three weeks of isolation had stabilized the
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Mauritius racing to contain oil spill as leader wants compensation for heavy environmental damage

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Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, wants the owner of a stricken Japanese ship that has spilled 1,000 tons of oil into the sea to pay up. The declaration from Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth comes as efforts were underway Thursday to drain the 500 remaining tons of oil onboard the MV Wakashio, which ran aground on July 25 and is increasingly in danger of splitting
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China’s deadly summer floods have caused $25B in damage

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BEIJING – Summer floods in China have left more than 200 people dead or missing and caused $25 billion in direct damage, an emergency management official said Thursday. The floods struck major river systems across the central and southern parts of the country. Major cities have been largely spared by the flooding, but the impact
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The scorched earth of Surrey: Devastating image reveals the damage left by wildfire

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Scorched and charred, this is the devastation left by a ravaging wildfire that stopped play at a prestigious golf course. Around 140 acres of Chobham Common, Surrey, went up in flames after the fire broke out on Friday, forcing 100 residents to flee their homes.  The fire raced towards the fringes of Wentworth Golf Course,
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Love Island star Jack Fincham caused damage to a vehicle after CRASHING into parked car

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EXCLUSIVE: Love Island star Jack Fincham caused damage to a vehicle after CRASHING into a parked car when he was thrown out and BANNED from his local pub By Sarah Packer For Mailonline Published: 09:51 EDT, 6 August 2020 | Updated: 09:51 EDT, 6 August 2020 Jack Fincham caused damage to a friend’s vehicle after
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Nearly half of COVID-19 patients at a New York City developed severe kidney damage

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More evidence has emerged that the novel coronavirus attacks and severely damages the kidneys.  Nearly half of patients with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, at one New City Hospital suffered acute kidney injury, a new report suggests.  Researchers found that, for one-fifth of those patients, the damage was so severe that they needed
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Coronavirus can damage the heart, study confirms

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Coronavirus patients can suffer irreversible heart damage as a result of their battle with the disease, a study of hospital patients has found. More than half of infected patients who had heart scans while in hospital with Covid-19 showed abnormal changes to their organ. One in eight had signs of ‘severe dysfunction’ in their heart and
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