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Coronavirus pandemic: EU agrees €500bn rescue package

EU ministers reached the deal after long talks, pledging support for countries hit hard by coronavirus.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 6:09 am


BepiColombo Mercury mission bids farewell to Earth

The joint European-Japanese mission calls by home on its long journey to the "iron planet".

Published on 10 April 2020 | 5:38 am


Should the world worry about Singapore's virus surge?

With cases increasing in tightly-packed dormitories, experts say Singapore offers a salutary lesson.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 4:27 am


Coronavirus: Western economies slow to react to crisis, says leading economist

A top economist says western economies can learn from Asia as they face a severe economic downturn.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 3:39 am


Coronavirus: New York has more cases than any country

Photos emerge of workers in hazmat outfits stacking coffins in a mass grave in New York City.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 3:29 am


Yemen: World Food Programme to cut aid by half in Houthi-controlled areas

The World Food Programme feeds more than 12 million Yemenis a month, 80% in Houthi-controlled areas.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 1:14 am


Coronavirus: Astronauts arrive at ISS after long quarantine

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut docked at the space station after their rocket took off from Kazakhstan.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 12:21 am


Clothing makers in Asia give stark coronavirus warning

Millions of jobs in Asia’s vital garment industry are at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 12:04 am


Africa's week in pictures: 3-9 April 2020

A selection of the best photos from across the continent this week.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 11:21 pm


The Beatles: Quarrymen photo emerges on Fab Four split anniversary

The previously unpublished photo of The Quarrymen was captured in a Liverpool home in 1959.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 11:18 pm


Coronavirus in South Africa: The lull before the tsunami?

South Africa sees an unexpected slow-down in the daily rate of infections, writes Andrew Harding.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 11:10 pm


Coronavirus: Great apes on lockdown over threat of disease

Fears are growing that gorillas, orangutans and others apes could contract the virus.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 11:06 pm


How to celebrate some of the most important religious celebrations of the year - virtually

How to celebrate some of the most important religious celebrations of the year digitally and safely.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 11:06 pm


Coronavirus: 'I'm in lockdown with my long-lost sister'

Sue Bremner and Margaret Hannay had only met once before they ended up in coronavirus lockdown together.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 11:05 pm


Coronavirus: How South Korea is teaching empty classrooms

South Korea's children have gone back to school - but coronavirus means class looks very different.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 11:02 pm


Cities struggling to boost urban tree cover

Many cities have ambitious plans to boost tree numbers, but development hinders their aims.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 11:01 pm


Oil producers agree to cut production by a tenth

The group will cut production by 10 million barrels a day from May to combat a fall in demand.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 10:33 pm


Coronavirus: Seven people stuck in a lift. Then one coughs...

A new film explores race and fear in the age of the coronavirus.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 8:25 pm


Coronavirus: Love and dating in lockdown

How dating and love continue for three couples during the coronavirus lockdown.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 4:33 pm


Surfing: Coronavirus lockdown advice leaves room for confusion

In Australia, for one, some beaches are closed but others remain packed. So should people stay away?

Published on 9 April 2020 | 3:03 pm


Coronavirus: The teenagers still learning during lockdown

Students from Denmark, Japan, Spain and the UK talk about how studying when schools are closed.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 12:25 pm


Coronavirus: Italy might relax some measures

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte said he might begin to relax some measures by the end of this month.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 4:02 am


Coronavirus: Two US towns, two very different experiences

In some parts of the country, lives have changed unrecognisably, while elsewhere people say life is largely unchanged.

Published on 8 April 2020 | 11:09 pm


Coronavirus: How Russia's ballet wasn't shut down despite lockdown

The spread of coronavirus has shut down entertainment venues but for these dancers the show must go on.

Published on 8 April 2020 | 11:08 pm


Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.

Published on 8 April 2020 | 1:13 pm


Coronavirus: Wuhan emerges from the harshest of lockdowns

As Wuhan lifts its severe lockdown, there is anger, relief and even defiance from some residents.

Published on 8 April 2020 | 4:46 am


Coronavirus: The Italians struggling to feed their families

A month into Italy's strict lockdown, some people are so short of money they can no longer afford food.

Published on 7 April 2020 | 11:30 pm






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