South Korean film makes Oscars history

South Korean dark comedy Parasite made history at the Academy Awards in Hollywood last night by becoming the first foreign-language feature ever to win the best picture gong. The movie also won best international film, best original screenplay and best director, for Bong Joon-ho. Brad Pitt won his first acting Oscar for his supporting role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

UK declares coronavirus a ‘serious threat’

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has declared the new coronavirus spreading from China a “serious and imminent” threat to public health in the UK and announced measures to try to stop the infection spreading. The virus killed a total of 97 people in China on Sunday alone, the highest number of deaths in one day. The global death toll now stands at more than 900.

Snow and ice on way after Storm Ciara

The Met Office has issued warnings of snow and ice for the north of England and most of Scotland today after Storm Ciara brought chaos to the UK over the weekend. The south of England is also being hit by heavy winds for a second day. More than 20,000 homes were without power overnight and …read more

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