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Trump says US won’t pay for Harry and Meghan security
Couple believed to have flown by private jet from Canada to Los Angeles before the border between the two countries closed.
Riot, break-out at Syria jail holding jihadists
At least 4 people are believed to have escaped in uprising.
German minister kills self believed over virus concerns
Hesse finance chief Thomas Schaefer worked ‘day and night’ to help firms, workers deal with Covid-19 impact, says state PM.
Japan-bound medical mission plane crashes on take-off in Manila
Westwind aircraft carried six Filipino crew members and two passengers, an American and a Canadian.
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Covid-19 fears spark Thai prison riot
Mental health professionals spoke to inmates to calm them down.
Canadian PM Trudeau's wife recovers from coronavirus
Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau says she feels much better, and has received all clear from her doctor.
French chefs whip up antidote to quarantine blues
Michelin winners take to TV, social media to share recipes adapted to virus confinement.
Singapore confirms 42 new Covid-19 cases, third death
This brings total infections in republic to 844.
Trail-blazing Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki dies
His music appears in Kubrick's The Shining, Scorcese's Shutter Island, Lynch's Twin Peaks and, more recently, in an episode of TV show Black Mirror.
Benin can't afford to lock down people, says president
Measures that starve people will be ignored, says Patrice Talon.
Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz see ‘significant progress’ towards unity govt
Both hold talks through the night ‘aimed at establishing a national emergency govt to deal with the corona crisis’.
Spain registers record 838 virus deaths, toll nears 6,530
Number of confirmed cases nationwide hits 78,797 after single-day jump of 9.1%.
Calls for lockdown in Indonesia as 114 die from Covid-19
Fears that infection will spread from densely populated greated Jakarta area.
Covid-19 proving to be a fake news storm
Researchers call for social media prompts to curb sharing of inaccurate or wrong information
S. Korea to enforce mandatory 2-week quarantine for overseas entrants
PM Chung Sye-kyun says additional measures needed as virus is spreading at ‘unprecedented speed’ globally.
Canberra allots A$150 million to tackle virus-related domestic violence
PM says there has been 75% surge in Google searches for help during nationwide shutdown of non-essential services.
Britain’s virus lockdown may last till June
Things will get worse before they get better, warns PM in leaflets making their way to 30 million households.
Tokyo organisers eye July 2021 for delayed Olympics
Team led by Yoshiro Mori currently discussing possible dates with the International Olympic Committee.
Brazil court orders government to stop advising against virus isolation
It is the second court blow for Bolsonaro in as many days.
Neymar backs campaign to help needy in Brazil cope with virus
Brazilian national says ‘solidarity must be more contagious than the virus’.