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Coronavirus: Intel and Vivo pull out of MWC tech show

Intel and Vivo have become the latest big tech companies to announce they are withdrawing from MWC in Barcelona, citing concerns about coronavirus. Spanish media is reporting that trade body the...

Oil rises from 13-month low as new virus cases slow

Oil rose to $54 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from a 13-month low as the number of new coronavirus cases slowed in China, easing some concerns about lengthy destruction...

Coronavirus latest: WHO officially names illness COVID-19

The coronavirus that has killed more than 1,000 people has been named COVID-19, which is a revision on the former 2019-nCoV. Its name was confirmed by the World Health Organisation's...

Coronavirus officially named Covid-19, says WHO

The World Health Organization says the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus will be Covid-2019. "We now have a name for the disease and it's Covid-19,"...

Coronavirus outbreak may be over in China by April – expert

The coronavirus outbreak is hitting a peak in China this month and may be over by April, the government’s senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, in the latest assessment...

Brazil: Heavy rains cause floods and mudslide in Sao Paulo

A man has captured dramatic video of houses in Brazil being covered by a mudslide. Gabriel França, a 27-year-old engineer living in the community in the outskirts of São Paulo,...

Coronavirus prankster faces five-years’ jail for Moscow metro stunt

Police in Moscow have arrested a man suspected of imitating a coronavirus victim and collapsing on a metro train as a prank, officials say. In footage posted online, passengers are...

Coronavirus latest: Death toll in China surpasses 1,000

The death toll for the novel coronavirus outbreak centred in China surpassed 1,000 people as some countries ramped up efforts to contain the virus. Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam...

Coronavirus: Senior Chinese officials ‘removed’ as death toll hits 1,000

China has "removed" several senior officials over their handling of the coronavirus outbreak - as the death toll passed 1,000. The party secretary for the Hubei Health Commission, and the...

Storm Ciara latest: Hurricane-force winds batter Northern Europe

Storm Ciara reached the UK and northern mainland Europe on Sunday, sweeping across the continent and causing travel disruptions, damage and power cuts. Met Éireann, the Irish national meteorological service,...

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Africa

Dozens killed in Burkina Faso church attack

There are reports from Burkina Faso that at least 24 people have been killed during an attack on a church on Sunday in the...

Egypt confirms coronavirus case, the first in Africa

The country's health ministry says the affected person is a 'foreigner' who is hospitalised and in isolation. Egypt has confirmed its first case of a deadly...

World

Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk

Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk

The highest fatality rate - 14.8% - is for people aged 80 and older Health officials in China have published the first details of more...

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy over sex abuse lawsuits

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has filed for bankruptcy protection in a move that the group says will allow it to build a...