China sends medical aid to Pakistan to combat…

China has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to help fight the spread of the coronavirus in the nation of 220 million people

Roughly 33K Americans Still Can't Get Home

Some 33,000 Americans are still struggling to get back home amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, NBC News reports. Some 15,440 have already returned, but so many are stuck abroad that some are just planning to stay until the pandemic is over. "In some places, people have decided they're...

4 Dead On Cruise Ship; 2 Others Test Positive For…

Holland America cruise line said "four older guests" had died on the Zaandam cruise ship, which is anchored off the coast of Panama.

Indian authorities send buses to take unemployed…

Authorities have sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown

A 'Historic First' From Pope, With No One There…

The "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") prayer recited by the pope is typically only offered on three occasions: on Christmas, on Easter, and when a new pontiff is chosen. On Friday, however, Pope Francis climbed the steps of St. Peter's Basilica in a rainy Vatican City...

China Bans Foreign Nationals From Entering Over…

The government's order comes as almost all new confirmed cases in the country are patients who recently traveled to China from overseas.

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U.S. hotspots grow as virus cases surpass 620,000…

Confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide have passed the 620,000 mark as new cases rose in the United States and Europe

China Closes All Movie Theaters Again

China was on its way toward being back in the movie business. After the nation's 70,000 theaters were closed because of the pandemic in January, a few had begun reopening as quarantine restrictions were gradually lifted. Shanghai planned to reopen another 500 this weekend. That's not going to happen,...

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive…

Johnson said he is now self-isolating at home, where he will continue to lead the government through videoconference.

Students provide sanitizers to daily workers to…

A group of students from several universities in Yogyakarta has distributed soaps and hand sanitizers to informal daily workers to prevent the spread of COVID-19

After Talk With Xi, No Use of 'Chinese Virus' by…

President Trump appears to have retired his controversial use of the term "Chinese Virus," at least temporarily. The president spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday night and didn't use the term afterward, Bloomberg reports. "Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail...

How COVID-19 Stress And Social Distancing Impacts…

The there are major concerns about the impact of the pandemic on a child's mental health and well-being.

AP Explains: US indicts Venezuela's Maduro as…

The Trump administration has indicted Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and more than a dozen members of his inner circle, stepping up measures to drive the socialist leader from power

Britain's Boris Johnson Tests Positive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be self-isolating for the near future, reports NPR . In a video , the 55-year-old said he has "mild symptoms" of a persistent cough and a temperature but is otherwise OK. He said he will...

Christchurch Shooting Suspect Switches Plea To…

On Thursday, the suspect appeared in court via a video link to plead guilty to 92 charges, including 51 counts of murder.

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Eiffel Tower says "Merci" to health workers…

Health workers racing to save lives during the coronavirus outbreak in France have received a huge show of gratitude courtesy of the Eiffel Tower

Coronavirus Hits Another Palace

The coronavirus pandemic has touched another royal family : After seven of their palace staff members tested positive for COVID-19, Malaysia's king and queen are under quarantine, the AP reports. The staffers were hospitalized Tuesday, and health authorities are working to figure out the source of the virus transmission. King Sultan...

Putin Delays Vote To Extend His Tenure Due To…

​In a televised address, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he'd push back a vote on amendments that could let him stay in power until 2036.

'Choppy waters' await Navy as virus strikes…

The Navy is the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis

This US Territory Has a Big Issue: No Tests

Worried about the coronavirus? Imagine getting it in American Samoa, which can't test for COVID-19 and has only one hospital with space to quarantine 10 patients. Now, NBC News reports, someone living in the distant US territory appears to have symptoms. So American Samoa tried sending the samples to Hawaii—...

Istanbul Indicts 18 Saudis In Connection With…

Istanbul's chief prosecutor said Wednesday it had charged 20 Saudi nationals in connection with the journalist's death.

From Dhaka to Gaza: How do you socially distance…

As the coronavirus spreads, the World Health Organization has pointed out that the future of the pandemic will be determined by what happens in some of the world’s poorest and most densely populated countries

Judge to Assange: You Must Stay in Jail

Julian Assange has a long wait ahead of him while a court decides whether he will be extradited to the US, and it looks like he will have to endure that wait behind bars. A London judge on Wednesday rejected his attorney's request for bail related to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Breaking Down The Disinformation Ecosystem Around…

As the coronavirus sweeps across the globe, another kind of contagion is spreading as well — disinformation. Newsy and Bellingcat are here to help.

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Pope prays for 'fragile' humanity needing help in…

Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis has likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare people's illusions that they can be self-sufficient

He Defied Lockdown to Go Fishing. A Croc Got Him

Here's an incentive to stay home: A Rwandan man who breached a nationwide lockdown to go fishing was subsequently killed by a crocodile. The man was fishing in the Nyabarongo River Wednesday morning when the crocodile attacked, Alice Kayitesi, mayor of the southern Kamonyi district, tells the BBC . Kayitesi notes...

U.S. Cuts $1 Billion in Aid As Political Chaos…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the aid cut after traveling to Afghanistan in bid to resolve power struggle splitting the government.