Nirbhaya case: Four Indian men hanged for 2012 Delhi bus rape and murder20 Mar, 2020
Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh were sentenced to death by a trial court in 2013.
Coronavirus extends across West, Californians must stay home20 Mar, 2020
The U.S. Army prepared mobile military hospitals for deployment in major cities. In Madrid, Spain, a four-star hotel was turned into a hospital. Long lines of motorists waited for nurses to swab their nostrils at new U.S. drive-thru testing sites.
Italian virus death toll nears China’s as outbreak spreads19 Mar, 2020
The worldwide death toll crept toward 10,000 as the total number of infections topped 220,000, including nearly 85,000 people who had recovered.
India reports fourth death from COVID-1919 Mar, 2020
The patient hailed from Punjab. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases in the country spiked to 173.
Wuhan reports no new virus cases, offering hope to world19 Mar, 2020
The news offered a rare glimmer of hope for the rest of the world as it battles the virus, and perhaps a lesson in the strict measures needed to halt its spread. It came as President Donald Trump likened the fight to “a war” and invoked emergency powers that allow him to compel manufacturers to deal with the pandemic.
Chinese factories face new threat: US anti-virus controls19 Mar, 2020
The shock threatens to set back the ruling Communist Party’s efforts to revive the world’s second-largest economy after it declared victory over the outbreak. It would add to pressures on global business activity as Western countries close workplaces, limit travel and tell consumers to stay home.
Coronavirus hits all 50 US states as death toll rises18 Mar, 2020
There have so far been 108 deaths in the US from coronavirus and more than 6,300 confirmed cases nationwide. Globally, there are about 200,000 cases and nearly 8,000 people have died.
Russia shuts down all schools for 3 weeks18 Mar, 2020
Russian authorities are closing all of the country’s schools for three weeks starting next Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns18 Mar, 2020
Governments around the globe grappled Wednesday with how to implement border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns that have unleashed transportation chaos and imperiled economies, but which authorities say are needed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
World hunkers down at home, stranded travellers scramble17 Mar, 2020
From Southeast Asia to Europe to the Americas, people found their lives upended by lockdowns and social distancing.
Coronavirus: Australian scientists map how immune system fights virus17 Mar, 2020
Many people have recovered from Covid-19, meaning it was already known that the immune system can successfully fight the virus. But for the first time, the research identified four types of immune cells which presented to fight Covid-19.
Asia urges vigilance to keep hard-won gains against virus16 Mar, 2020
While the outbreak appears to be moving away from its original epicenter, many in Asia, where the virus has been a brutal fact of life for months, continue to urge vigilance against anything that might hurt hard-won gains.
Countries around the world announce more virus restrictions15 Mar, 2020
Soldiers and police sealed the densely populated Philippine capital from most domestic travelers in one of Southeast Asia’s most drastic containment measures. The move mirrored a lockdown Spain announced just hours earlier for its 46 million citizens.
Iran says worsening outbreak could strain health facilities15 Mar, 2020
Iran is battling one of the worst outbreaks outside China. On Sunday the Health Ministry reported 113 more deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 724 amid 13,938 confirmed cases. The real number of infections could be even higher, as questions have been raised about the government’s transparency.
Trump tests negative for virus; White House begins screening15 Mar, 2020
The White House released the test results just hours after Trump told reporters that he had been tested and that his temperature was “totally normal.”
Iraq officials: Rocket attack hits base housing US troops14 Mar, 2020
There was no immediate word on casualties at Camp Taji, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
House passes aid bill after Trump declares virus emergency14 Mar, 2020
President Donald Trump on Friday declared the outbreak a national emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight it, then threw his support behind the congressional aid package.
Shot 9 times during mosque massacre, survivor overcomes fea13 Mar, 2020
When the gunman walked into the Al Noor mosque, Temel Atacocugu was kneeling for Friday prayers. He looked up into the man’s face, thinking he was a police officer because of his paramilitary outfit.
EU condemns Trump travel ban from Europe as virus spreads12 Mar, 2020
Trump announced that all European travel would be cut off, but U.S. officials later clarified that restrictions would apply only to most foreign citizens who have been in Europe’s passport-free travel zone at any point for 14 days prior to their arrival to the United States.
Xi Focus: With virus basically curbed, China pushes ahead battle against economic fallout12 Mar, 2020
Shortly before the World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a pandemic, China's State Council unveiled new measures to support foreign trade and investment in case the increasingly severe situations overseas might further weigh down global industrial chains.