Confirmed coronavirus infections around the world approached one million on Thursday as the pandemic spread at a “near-exponential” rate, with a six-week-old baby becoming one of the youngest known victims.
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic fostered rare moments of unity between Israeli and Palestinian leaders but as the severity of the outbreak has escalated so too have tensions.
A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the death sentence for British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been convicted in the 2002 killing of US journalist Daniel Pearl.
A man found dead on a passenger train in Thailand has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday, as the country’s death toll from the contagion more than tripled from a week ago.
Among measures to cope with drought and freshwater shortage, the switch to sesame crops in the dry season has provided rice farmers in Vietnam’s Can Tho city with higher incomes in recent years.
Malaysian authorities seized about six tonnes of pangolin scales and smashed a smuggling syndicate, officials said on Wednesday, as the country clamps down on rampant wildlife trafficking.
The heads of three global agencies warned on Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide “food shortage” if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly.
A large religious gathering in New Delhi has sparked a manhunt across India for suspected coronavirus cases after being linked to dozens of infections and several deaths.
The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to worsen on Wednesday despite unprecedented lockdowns, as the head of the UN sounded the alarm on what he said was humanity’s worst crisis since World War II.
Around 4,000 South Koreans working for the US military in their country were put on unpaid leave on Wednesday as Seoul and Washington bicker over funding for US forces.