Asian stock markets plunge with worse to come in coronavirus panic

Asian stock markets plunge overnight with worse to come after New York exchange suffers its biggest drop ever and £152bn is wiped off FTSE in coronavirus panic Japan, Indonesia and other Asian stock markets have plummeted overnight  Experts are warning worse is to come as the coronavirus spreads worldwide  The European and US stock markets slumped […]

Americans are avoiding Corona beer amid coronavirus outbreak, survey finds

Some American beer drinkers are avoiding Corona, the beer, amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak, according to a new survey. A surprising 38 percent of beer drinkers insisted that they would not, under any circumstances, buy Corona as the deadly virus spreads across the globe, according to the survey conducted by 5W Public Relations. “There is […]

Arkansas cops offer to ‘test’ meth for coronavirus

These Arkansas sheriff’s deputies are on “high” alert for the coronavirus. The St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office posted a “PSA” Wednesday warning folks to get their methamphetamine “tested” for the deadly new virus — and even offered to do it free of charge. “If you have recently purchased meth locally, it may be contaminated with […]

Fisherman struggles to pull massive fish through hole in the ice

‘It’s like birth!’ Fisherman struggles to pull massive fish through hole in the ice when he hooks a 54-inch whopper Fisherman managed to hook a 54-inch Muskellunge at Mille Lacs lake, Minnesota Footage shows the man pulling the pike from inside a frozen hole with his hands He tells his friends to ‘give me a tape measure’ […]

Member of ‘Central Park Five’ rips Bloomberg: ‘Don’t be bamboozled’

A member of the Central Park Five slammed former mayor Michael Bloomberg Thursday for blocking a multi-million dollar settlement over the group’s wrongful prosecution. “We all might vote for a different candidate, but I’m sure [any other Democrat] will be better than Michael Bloomberg,” said Kevin Richardson, who was one of the five teens wrongly […]

Nearly 600,000 over-75s will miss out on free TV licences

Nearly 600,000 over-75s will miss out on free TV licences because they have not registered for the Government’s Pension Credit scheme BBC is restricting licence fee benefit to pensioners who receive Pension Credit Charity Age UK said an estimated 590,000 over-75 households set to lose out Said take-up of credit, which boosts weekly income, was ‘stagnant’ on last […]

TOM LEONARD: New facial recognition program has 3bn people on database

The far scarier face book: A new facial recognition program solved a murder in 20 minutes. And with a database of 3bn people, it can identify you, too … with chilling consequences for freedom, writes TOM LEONARD Consider the scenario: you are walking down a street and everyone knows who you are. This is not […]