The show can't go on: Virus halts circus in…

Circus Renz Berlin’s fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter

Coronavirus Cases Just Hit a Bad Milestone

About 4pm EDT Thursday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the world passed 1 million. As high as that is, USA Today reports, the real toll is higher. "The million is clearly way under what the actual number will be," said a doctor and the CEO of New...

Japan To Expand Entry Ban To Include U.S., Canada

​The Japanese government announced Wednesday it's extending the ban to 49 more countries, including the U.S. and Canada.

"We love you NHS": UK health service gears up for…

Britain's National Health Service, the cornerstone of the nation's post-war welfare state, may be stretched to the breaking point in the coming weeks

Court: 4 Men Jailed in Murder of WSJ Reporter Are…

The four men jailed in Pakistan for the 2002 kidnapping and beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl are set to walk free. British national Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh has been awaiting the outcome of an appeal since he was sentenced to death for murder, terrorism, and kidnapping for...

EU Warns Hungarian Coronavirus Bill Could…

​Hungarian lawmakers approved a coronavirus bill on Monday that lets the prime minister bypass Parliament and rule by decree indefinitely.

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After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox…

After ignoring weeks of pleas to avoid large gatherings and to stay at home, Israel’s insular ultra-Orthodox community is suffering disproportionately from the coronavirus outbreak

US Getting Medical Supplies From a Surprising…

It's Vladimir Putin to the rescue? Russia has sent a military cargo plane to the US with masks and other medical equipment, reports Politico . It was due to arrive Wednesday, though the exact details of what it's carrying remain unclear. The move came after a one-on-one phone call between Putin...

Netanyahu In Self-Quarantine After Aide Tests…

​Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said he has "not come into close contact with the individual" but will isolate himself anyway.

Chinese struggle to return to work as virus…

Millions of Chinese workers are streaming back to factories, shops and offices but many still face anti-coronavirus controls that add to their financial losses and aggravation

Report Casts Doubt on China's Coronavirus Stats

The US surpassed China in coronavirus deaths Tuesday. Or did it? Bloomberg News reports that the US intelligence community thinks Beijing is lying about its stats, both in terms of infections and deaths. The story is based on interviews with three anonymous US officials familiar with a classified report given...

India's PM Requests 'Forgiveness' From Poor Over…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized in his weekly radio address for the lockdown that left citizens jobless and hungry.

The Latest: Virus death toll in Spain nears 11,000

Spain is closing Friday with its death toll for the new coronavirus nearing 11,000

It Was Bound for Haiti, Turned Into a Ghost Ship

The MV Alta washed up on an Irish shore in February after some 18 months adrift at sea. In a piece for Wired , Matt Burgess explains that the category of people to have seen the ghost ship over that time is a remarkably narrow one: "It was only spotted once,...

North Korea Tests Sixth And Seventh Projectiles…

Japan says they appear to have been missiles.

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Coronavirus survivor: 'In my blood, there may be…

As more and more people survive the new coronavirus, hospitals want them to line up to donate some blood

Notes Pulled From Western Wall, With a Twist

He stood at one of the world’s holiest sites and prayed for those who've contracted COVID-19. Then Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of Jerusalem's Western Wall, watched as thousands of written prayers crammed into the crevices of stone were removed. This happens twice a year before Passover and Rosh Hashana, per the...

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.

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to…

Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh

UN: We've Seen Nothing Like This Since WWII

As confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide move relentlessly toward the 1 million figure, the United Nations is warning that the outbreak is the biggest test it has faced since it was formed in 1945. The global body called for international cooperation to fight the pandemic Wednesday, warning that it is "attacking...

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.

In Ecuador, families wait with their dead as…

Hospitals are turning away patients and bodies are being left on streets and in homes for days in Guayaquil, a normally bustling Ecuadorian city of 2.2 million that has become a hot spot in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic spreads

'Against the Law to Fake Having COVID-19' on…

This April Fools' Day, very few people are in the mood for being pranked—or for reading news stories more surreal than what is already happening. Companies like Google have called off their annual corporate jokes and in some countries, authorities have warned that anybody spreading misinformation about the outbreak...

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.

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Spanish hospital personnel must improvise in a…

The tension is palpable

Amid Pandemic, Thailand's Elephants Face…

In Thailand, elephants are at risk of becoming indirect victims of the coronavirus pandemic. With tourism at a standstill, the country's estimated 2,000 captive elephants are at risk of starvation, the AFP reports. Owners say they can't afford the hundreds of pounds of food an elephant needs each day....

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.