The capital Sanaa and al-Bayda have joined the list of Yemen cities without clean water due to the blockade by a Saudi-led coalition which has cut off supplies of fuel for pumping, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday. Some 2.5 million Yemenis now lack access to clean water in crowded cities, "putting them at risk of another major outbreak of water-borne disease", and other cities are running out of fuel, ICRC spokeswoman Iolanda Jaquemet said. Since April, some 940,768 people in Yemen have been infected with cholera, a water-borne disease, in the world's worst epidemic in a single year that has killed at least 2,200, and cases of dysentery are being reported, she said.
Arsenal were superb on Saturday but all it has done is made me question their mentality. It doesn’t make sense that they can play so well against Tottenham, just as they did against Chelsea in the FA Cup Final in May, but not do it more regularly. The hardest part is playing passes through the eye of the needle and they have players like Mesut Ozil who can do that.
The Woolwich Ferry is getting a multi-million-pound upgrade with two new vessels coming into service next year. One of the new ferries, which cost £10 million each, will be named Dame Vera Lynn, in honour of the 100-year-old East Ham-born singer and Second World War forces sweetheart. The other will be named Ben Woollacott, after the 19-year-old Woolwich Ferry deckhand who was dragged to his death in August 2011 while mooring ropes were being untied.
DUP leader Arlene Foster has issued a stern warning to politicians in Brussels and Dublin over using the issue of the Northern Irish border to "blackmail" the UK in the Brexit talks. The former First Minister accused leaders of "recklessly trying to use Northern Ireland for their own objectives" just days after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Dublin would try to block EU trade talks unless it received a guarantee there would be no hard border on the island of Ireland. The Irish border has become one of the key issues for Brexit negotiators amid concern that any changes to the constitutional position could undermine the peace process.
Granit Xhaka remains optimistic that Manchester City will drop the points needed to let Arsenal and others back into the title race. Whilst Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Tottenham brought them back in touch with the remainder of the chasing pack – Arsenal are just four points of second placed Manchester United – league leaders City are pulling out of view for the chasing pack. Pep Guardiola’s side have an eight point lead on Manchester United and are 12 ahead of Arsenal, over whom they exerted their superiority with a fine 3-1 win earlier this month.
Eddie Jones is growing increasingly irritated by what he believes is scant praise for his players. England’s head coach is particularly perplexed by the treatment of Mike Brown, who is set to reclaim the No15 jersey against Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday. Mild irritation over the way Argentina were defeated has evolved into obvious annoyance from Jones, who was unhappy that England were branded lucky while beating Australia 30-6 on Saturday.
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech police have requested parliament lift the immunity of prospective prime minister Andrej Babis to allow prosecution in a case involving alleged fraud of European Union subsidies, CTK news agency reported on Tuesday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-hand man, Peter Altmaier, appealed to political parties on Tuesday to decide in the next three weeks whether they can form a stable government and drag Germany out of a political impasse. "We must be in a situation in next three weeks where there is clarity about whether there can be a stable government on the basis of this election result," Altmaier, head of the chancellery and acting finance minister, told ZDF television. Steinmeier is meeting leaders of the main parties this week, including the Greens and FDP later on Tuesday.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has banned drinking and singing parties as economic sanctions begin to bite, South Korean spies have claimed. The South’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) told parliament Pyongyang was trying to prevent dissent among its citizens as UN sanctions – imposed after repeated missile and nuclear weapons tests – begin to affect its economy.
Hamilton fans not willing to wait for it can now get a sneaky look behind the scenes at rehearsals for the West End production. The London version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning show was due to open for previews today but has been pushed back after building works at the Victoria Palace Theatre were delayed. Jamael Westman will play Alexander Hamilton himself, the role originated by Miranda, and Giles Terera will play Aaron Burr, originally played by Leslie Odom Jr.