Pianist who battled hand condition dies at 92

Renowned American pianist Leon Fleisher has died from cancer, aged 92. Fleischer rose to prominence as a child prodigy in the 1940s but his playing career was disrupted by an injury to his right hand. He later channelled his career into conducting, teaching and mastering the left-hand repertoire for piano. Three decades later, after a […]

10 die after drinking hand sanitiser in India while alcohol stores were closed

Ten men have died in an Indian town after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitiser, as local liquor shops were closed due to a coronavirus lockdown. The men, from the town of Kurichedu in Andhra Pradesh, were said to be dependent on alcohol. “Some people who are heavily addicted to alcohol had been consuming hand sanitisers for […]