BRUSSELS, April 30: The working conditions of news reporters around the globe have deteriorated during the coronavirus pandemic amid job losses and attacks on media freedom, according to a survey published Thursday by the International Federatio
LONDON, April 29: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday at a London hospital, slightly earlier than had been expected.
PARMA: It was March 7, in the afternoon. Dr Giovanni Passeri had just returned home from Maggiore Hospital, where he is an internist, when he was urgently called back to work. His ward at the hospital was about to admit its first COVID-19 case.
JOHANNESBURG: The callers were in tears. One by one, women in homes across rural Zimbabwe had a pleading question: When would family planning services return?
ROME: Maddalena Ferrari lets herself cry when she takes off the surgical mask she wears even at home to protect her elderly parents from the coronavirus that surrounds her at work in one of Italyâ€™s hardest-hit intensive care units.
SANTIAGO: Chilean telescopes that comb the skies seeking answers about some of the universeÂ´s most fundamental questions have confirmed they, too, have fallen victim to the mass disruption brought about by the new coronavirus.
WASHINGTON, April 1: If youâ€™re not sick with the new coronavirus, should you wear a mask in public? Global health authorities say no. Amid a shortage of masks, the U.S. is sticking with that advice but Tuesday, President Donald Trump suggested
WASHINGTON: Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but theyâ€™re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem to be faring worse than women.
Kathmandu, Nepal, March 13, 2020: Nepal government has decided to close down all of its Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest owing to the spreading fears of the coronavirus.
ATHENS: Greeceâ€™s first female president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was sworn in for a five-year term on Friday at a ceremony scaled down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
BEIJING, March 13: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday that the U.S. military might have brought the coronavirus to the Chinese city of Wuhan, which has been hardest hit by the outbreak.
OSLO, March 12: Norway will announce the closure of all kindergartens and schools to curb the spread of the coronavirus, following a similar step by neighboring Denmark, news agency NTB reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, March 3: The national news agency Australian Associated Press said Tuesday it will close in late June, its 85 years in business vanquished by a decline in subscribers and free distribution of news content on digital platform
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking othersâ€™ hands or holding them during prayers
BEIJING, Feb 7: The deadly coronavirus outbreak in China could have spread from bats to humans through the illegal traffic of pangolins, the worldâ€™s only scaly mammals, which are prized in Asia for food and medicine, Chinese researchers said.