Everything you need to know about the new coronavirus
23 January 2020 | 11:43 am
How many people have been infected by the virus? How is it transmitted? And which precautionary measures are recommended to stop it spreading?
17 Jul 2021
Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the stage after an enforced 18-month absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, at a specially built open-air theatre in the bard's home town. The cast rehearses Phillip Breen's production of The Comedy of Errors.
18 Jul 2021
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announces a snap lockdown in Australia's second-largest city, bringing the total number of Australians under stay-at-home orders to around 12 million. Melbourne and surrounding Victoria will join Sydney in a 'hard and fast' lockdown, Andrews says, as Australia battles an outbreak of the Delta variant.
26 Jul 2021
Managers in Germany are not feeling overly optimistic about the coming months, a major business confidence barometer shows. Two major concerns are clouding their outlook.
2 Aug 2021
One of America's largest events -- Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago -- is underway this weekend, to the delight of fans and to the despair of others. The four day music festival is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to downtown Chicago each day, at a moment when coronavirus cases are on the rise and vaccinations have plateaued. Lollapalooza has said their policy is for unvaccinated people to wear masks and show a recent negative Covid test.
3 Aug 2021
Crowds of commuters emerge from a train station in Tokyo during morning rush hour. Last week Japan extended the virus state of emergency in Tokyo due to rising cases of the coronavirus in the capital.
4 Aug 2021
Nearly 1,200 people received their Covid-19 vaccine jab in one day says an El Menzah vaccination centre official in Tunis, as the vaccination campaign speeds up in Tunisia, which has suffered the biggest number of Covid-19 deaths in North Africa. The country, which has been struggling to contain its outbreak of Delta variant, hopes to vaccinate half of its population by mid-October.
8 Aug 2021
Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Wednesday as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant. The impact of the pandemic can be seen at the Rorotan public cemetery, one of the biggest Covid burial sites in the nation.
21 Aug 2021
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces that the country is heading for a three-day lockdown after identifying a single case of locally transmitted Covid-19 suspected to be the Delta variant. New Zealand had not recorded any infections in the community for six months.
7 Sep 2021
If you use an Android phone, then you have to be wary of this virus. It is called 'Joker' and it is capable of emptying your bank account without notice. You have been warned!
3 Oct 2021
Actor Daniel Craig and actress Lea Seydoux discuss the release of the latest James Bond film, "No Time To Die," ahead of its world premiere in London on Tuesday and after an 18-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
2 Oct 2021
Cambodian anti-landmine authorities are training dogs to sniff out Covid-19, hoping the sharp-nosed canines normally used to detect underground explosives can keep the virus on a tight leash.
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The victims were attacked while trying to escape a blockade set up by extremists, survivors said. The area of eastern Burkina Faso has seen a recent surge in attacks.
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"We cannot allow Putin to win this war," the German leader said on the final day of the World Economic Forum. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated talks in Davos, Switzerland.
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Berlin wants to reduce its reliance on Russian coal by importing more from the biggest open-cast coal mine in Latin America. Its poor environmental and human rights standards have earned it the nickname "The Monster."
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John Oseni looks like every ordinary Nigerian teenager. But he’s anything but ordinary. The 16-year-old secondary school graduate is a tech tycoon. His dream is to become the next Elon Musk.
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Jimia Abdul Yusuf is dedicated to spreading awareness about cancer, especially for children’s issues. A foundation helps parents raise funds for treatment.
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With the European Union looking to ditch Russian oil and gas, the African country says it could not only help bridge the gap but also bolster the bloc's green push thanks to abundant sunshine and high wind speeds.