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Five books to help us make sense of 2020

Let’s start with a sweeping look at some of the most important global trends.

By JAMES STAVRIDIS
07/01/2021

Israeli entrepreneur Mike Touzard spearheads the fight against COVID-19

Now is the time when the whole world is slowly recovering from the effects of the global pandemic

06/10/2020

Greenland ice has shrunk past the point of return, study finds

Scientists studied data on 234 glaciers across the Arctic territory spanning 34 years through 2018 and found that annual snowfall was no longer enough to replenish glaciers of the snow and ice being

By REUTERS
16/08/2020

Seoul mayor found dead after writing apology to 'everyone'

The apparent suicide came after one of Park's former secretaries filed a complaint on Wednesday alleging the 64-year-old had sexually harassed her, the Yonhap news agency reported.

By REUTERS
10/07/2020
Red blood cells (illustrative)

Proteins in corona patients' blood can predict strength of illness - study

The markers could lead to the development of a test that would help doctors predict how ill a patient might get when infected with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

By REUTERS
02/06/2020
Hongkongers turn their back and gesture as Chinese national anthem is played at a soccer match betwe

Hong Kong's China national anthem bill aims to legislate "respect"

Anti-government protests last year were primarily aimed at resisting further integration with mainland China. The Chinese national anthem has been booed at several events, including football matches.

By REUTERS
27/05/2020
American Airlines passenger planeS parked at Tulsa International Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S. Ma

How will coronavirus change air travel forever?

In a matter of months, the coronavirus reset the clock on a decades-long aviation boom that’s been one of the great cultural and economic phenomena of the postwar world.

By ANGUS WHITLEY
03/05/2020
Mayanei Hayeshua Medical team treat a patient with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the coronavirus

More than two million COVID-19 cases now reported worldwide

The most serious pandemic in a century has killed 131,101 people around the world, according to the tally.

By REUTERS
15/04/2020
A resident wearing a face mask dances at a blocked residential area after the lockdown was lifted in

New coronavirus cases double to 99 in mainland China

Almost all the new infections - the biggest daily count since March 6 - involve travelers from overseas.

By REUTERS
12/04/2020
A nurse tests a respirator called OxyGEN, which is to be sent to hospitals, during the coronavirus d

Global coronavirus death toll hits 100,000, cases over 1.6 million

Much remains to be determined about it, including just how lethal it is. Estimates vary widely.

By REUTERS
10/04/2020
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