World

Privacy-mad Germany turns to app to track virus spread

By AFP
Personal data protection is a thorny subject in privacy-loving Germany, but the country is nevertheless considering using a smartphone app to ...

Masks are everywhere in Asia, but have they helped?

By AFP
The use of face masks in Asia during the coronavirus outbreak has been far more widespread than in the West, where governments have urged people ...

Cruise ship standoff continues in Australia amid COVID-19 concerns

by BERNAMA/ pic credit: www.abc.net.au
AUSTRALIAN authorities on Thursday continued a standoff with several cruise ships dwelling on the country’s ...
cybercrime

Hackers ‘without conscience’ demand ransom from health providers

EDINBURGH • When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research Ltd, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new ...

Harry and Meghan embark on new life in LA

They are currently rumoured to be hunkering down at a compound in Malibu
LOS ANGELES • Every starry-eyed ingenue arriving in Los Angeles (LA) faces ...

Italy doctors warn of ‘bio bombs’ from patients sent to care homes

They have voiced serious concerns over the safety of the 300,000 or so residents in Italy’s 7,000 care homes
ROME • Italian doctors and unions have ...

Kiwis cheesed off at cauliflower costs

WELLINGTON • The coronavirus pandemic has upended life for billions, but New Zealanders tolerating strict lockdown laws have drawn the line at surging ...

US Navy captain says carrier faces dire coronavirus threat

WASHINGTON • The captain of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt told the Pentagon that new coronavirus is spreading uncontrollably ...

Coronavirus transforms New York as US deaths top 4,000

America’s financial capital is in a race to ramp up hospital capacity before cases peak, says mayor
NEW YORK • Emergency field hospitals were readied ...

UK govt promises more virus tests as criticism grows

LONDON • Britain said yesterday it would soon begin testing 25,000 people daily for Covid-19 as criticism of the government grew over low numbers of ...

China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases after public concern

by AFP / pic by AFP
China on Wednesday said it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has released such data following ...

Nineteen killed in massive China forest fire

The blaze started near Xichang in the southwestern province’s mountainous Liangshan prefecture
BEIJING • Eighteen firefighters and one forestry guide ...