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Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis:
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:02 pm
Nine stranded pilot whales have died on a beach on Spain's northern coast but local authorities and residents managed to help others back at sea, the regional government said.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:11 pm
Russia said that astronauts had found an air leak in its section of the International Space Station, with a senior space official calling the air loss beyond expected levels.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:06 pm
President Donald Trump's campaign is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on lawyers to litigate voting by mail, including in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, Federal Election Commission (FEC) data showed.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:06 pm
Passengers aboard the first cruise ship to sail to Greece since the coronavirus lockdown underwent follow-up coronavirus tests on Tuesday, with early results negative, a day after a dozen infections were reported, a health ministry source said.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:02 pm
Emergency responders and engineers in Britain said they have successfully tested "the world's first jet suit paramedic", which could transform how life-savers reach isolated casualty sites.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 2:57 pm
Up to 100 million additional doses of any eventual Covid-19 vaccines will be secured for delivery to poorer countries in 2021, health groups announced Tuesday, as the virus showed no sign of receding after claiming more than one million lives around
Posted: September 29, 2020, 1:57 pm
A woman from the lowest rung of India's caste system has died in hospital weeks after authorities said she was raped by a group of men, triggering protests and opposition criticism over what it said was a failure to
Posted: September 29, 2020, 12:55 pm
The governor of Texas has issued a disaster declaration after the death of a six-year-old boy infected with a brain-eating amoeba that was later found in his community's water supply.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 11:43 am
The global death toll from Covid-19 rose past 1 million, according to a Reuters tally, a bleak milestone in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 11:00 am
A kindergarten teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children in an act of revenge against a colleague that left one toddler dead.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:38 am
Mexico said it has identified one Mexican woman who underwent gynecological surgery, potentially without her consent, while detained at the Georgia immigration facility that's been the center of allegations about unauthorised hysterectomies.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:49 am
The lone officer charged in the case of Breonna Taylor, the African-American woman whose death during a Louisville, Kentucky police raid became a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement, has pleaded not guilty.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:15 am
Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale had 10 guns in his Florida home and his wife accused him of beating her, police say, after he was dramatically detained outside his house.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:15 am
More than 1 million people have died of Covid-19 around the world as of Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, with the pace of fatalities picking up as infections again surge in several countries.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:54 am
Almost 280 000 school-aged children were infected with the novel coronavirus between 1 March and 19 September, according to detailed data released in a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:26 pm
Only one in eight countries worldwide have brought in measures to specifically protect women from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a database of government responses to Covid-19.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:24 pm
Revelations that Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House served to raise doubts about Trump’s self-image as a shrewd businessman.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:11 pm
Uber has won a legal bid to restore its London operating license. A British judge was satisfied the service was now 'fit and proper' after addressing safety concerns.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:03 pm
Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated sharply in and around the mountain territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and at least 30 people were killed in a second day of heavy clashes.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:28 pm