Sky A month ago, Blanca Reyes received the call dreaded by so many. The hospital gave her the tragic news that her father had died. He had been diagnosed with coronavirus but it still came as a huge shock. "'What?' I said. 'That can't be right, he was stable. This was the...
A Chicago company has created a key for the ultimate germaphobe during the pandemic.The CleanKey device, an antimicrobial brass alloy device, touts in its sales pitch that people can use the square tip of the key — which measures 6 mm x 10 mm — to avoid touching...
Saudi Arabia has abolished flogging as a form of punishment, the country's supreme court has announced. The court said on Saturday that the "human rights advances" are part of reforms pushed by King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz and his son, the kingdom's de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman...
As if Donald Trump’s reckless suggestions of unproven COVID-19 cures weren’t causing enough trouble, the black cat population in Vietnam is imperilled by another dangerous claim.Reports from animal rights activists say felines of that colour are being collected, killed and their bodies ground up as a supposed coronavirus...
The coronavirus global death toll exceeded the 200,000 threshold, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned against countries issuing so-called "immunity passports" to those recovered from COVID-19, saying there is no evidence yet the previously infected cannot be reinfected. In the...
On Monday, April 27 at 19:30 GMT:Ramadan is under way and more than 1.8 billion Muslims are observing the holy month, but in very different ways than they have done in the past.  As countries around the world fight to flatten the curve, mosques are shuttered and there are...