The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) still has not reported official vote totals in the critical Iowa Caucuses as of early Tuesday morning, in a largely unexplained and unprecedented delay that has raised questions about the legitimacy of the contest. “This is simply a reporting issue. The app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion.” The IDP said in a statement.
Opposition parties in Malawi have hailed a unanimous ruling by the country’s constitutional court which on Monday ordered a new presidential election after annulling the disputed results of last year’s presidential vote. In their 500-page ruling, the panel of judges cited the widespread use of unauthorized correction fluid to alter figures, the use of duplicate result sheets and unsigned results forms as cases that compromised the outcome of the vote.
Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China from a fast-spreading outbreak that has killed 427 people and threatened the global economy. The Chinese-ruled gambling hub of Macau asked casino operators to close for two weeks to help curb the virus. Hong Kong’s first fatality was a 39-year-old man with an underlying illness who had visited China’s Wuhan city.
At least 14 children have died and dozens of others have been injured in a crush at a primary school in Kenya, officials said. The police have launched an inquiry into what caused the crowd of students to panic as they were leaving the school in the western town of Kakamega to go home at around 5pm local time on Monday.
Twitter says it has discovered attempts by possible state-sponsored hackers to access account holders’ telephone numbers. The breach came to light after a security researcher found a flaw in the “contacts upload” feature. The contacts upload function allows people with a user’s phone number to find and connect with that user on Twitter. The company declined to say how many user phone numbers had been exposed.