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Day: January 25, 2020

Turkish president visits quake scene and denies they were unprepared
Europe, Featured

Turkish president visits quake scene and denies they were unprepared

    The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey has climbed to 29 as rescue crews continue the search for people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings. Interior minister Suleyman Soylu said earlier on Saturday that 18 people were killed in Elazig province, where Friday night’s quake was centred, and four in neighbouring Malatya. The national disaster agency later updated the total with seven more casualties. Another 1,243 people were injured, and 34 of them are in intensive care but not in critical condition. On Saturday afternoon, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the hardest-hit areas and attended the funeral of a mother and son killed in the quake. He warned people against repeating “negative” hearsay about the country...
Newborn baby boy found abandoned in a bush in Hackney
Featured, London

Newborn baby boy found abandoned in a bush in Hackney

    Police have launched a desperate search for a mother after a newborn baby boy was found abandoned in a bush on a residential street in London. He was found wearing a grey babygrow and hat on Sandringham Road, Hackney, London, at around 11.40am today. Police were called by a passerby who discovered the little infant wrapped up in a white knitted blanket. Lauren Carter Smith's grandfather discovered the newborn. She wrote on Facebook: 'My grandad has just found a baby abandoned in a bush on Sandringham road hackney e8. If you know anything please contact the police. The baby is ok but might not have been if he wasn’t found! Can’t Imagine what goes through a mother’s head or what her circumstances are to have to come to this decision. She needs to be found. Please s...