Fears over the spread of the coronavirus have triggered violence in Ukraine, where protesters hurled stones at buses carrying evacuees from China. Demonstrators in the village of Novi Sanzhary in the central Poltava region clashed with police and burned tires, as the convoy lead 70 evacuees to a quarantine center in the area. Stones shattered the windows of one of the buses but it appeared nobody inside was injured.
President Trump started talking about the Academy Awards during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday. Parasite was named best picture, becoming the first non-English-language film to get the top honor. “What the hell was that all about?” Trump said. “We’ve got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that, they give them best movie of the year. Was it good? I don’t know.”
Leading German politicians have called for the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland to be placed under surveillance, claiming it has helped to fuel the extremist rhetoric behind the deadly attack on Hanau. Nine mostly young people all with an immigrant background were murdered on Thursday in the western German city by Tobias Rathjen, a 43-year-old who had posted a racist video and manifesto on the internet before carrying out the killings.
The number of cases of coronavirus in South Korea doubled overnight to 204, almost all of them found in and around the country’s fourth largest city, Daegu. Many of the infections were traced to a 61-year-old woman, identified as “Patient 31” who had attended services at a church in the city, which along with a funeral attended by several members of the same church created what health authorities have called a “super-spreading event”.
People around the world have rallied behind a nine-year-old Australian boy after a video of his deep distress over being bullied went viral. Yarraka Bayle posted the clip of her son, Quaden, crying after he was targeted at school for his dwarfism. The clip, viewed over 14 million times, has triggered an outpouring of support and #WeStandWithQuaden messages.