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Terrorist groups spin COVID-19 as God’s ‘smallest soldier’ attacking West

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While much of the United States and Europe has been staying home to avoid COVID-19 as it kills thousands, terrorist groups are blasting online propaganda messages toward followers and potential recruits which hail the calamity of   ... Read More

Taiwan to donate 10 million masks to countries hit hardest by coronavirus

holgs/iStock(TAIPEI, Taiwan) -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has announced plans to donate 10 million masks to countries that have been most severely impacted by the coronavirus.

On the heels of an estimated $35 billion stimulus package intended to bolster   ... Read More

In coronavirus pandemic, authoritarians around the world see opportunity to crack down

oonal/iStock(LONDON) -- Victor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, was granted extraordinary powers by his nation’s government this week. By 137 votes to 53, lawmakers in the Hungarian parliament voted to give Orban’s government the power to rule by   ... Read More

Brazilian governors reject president’s calls to end coronavirus quarantine

narvikk/iStock(BRASILIA, Brazil) -- Governors responsible for more than 200 million Brazilian citizens have refused to relax social distances measures despite the insistence of the country’s president amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Rejecting the recommendations of international organizations and   ... Read More

Turkmenistan bans the word ‘coronavirus’: report

PeterHermesFurian/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news agenda across the globe since the start of this year, but in one secretive Central Asian country you won’t even hear the word ‘coronavirus’ mentioned -- and its putting   ... Read More

Life under lockdown is brutal for India’s female day laborers

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- India's first week of a nationwide 21-day lockdown in response to the coronavirus has shined a brutal spotlight on the plight of the country's most vulnerable citizens.

Mirai Chatterjee, who is based in densely populated Ahmedabad,   ... Read More

Wuhan is claiming a coronavirus turnaround, but doubts linger

real444/iStock(WUHAN, China) -- As "Wuhan is Back!" banners hang over reopened shopping districts and the head of China’s National Health Commission declaring Tuesday that Wuhan is no longer a COVID-19 battleground, China announced that it will once again start   ... Read More

Van Gogh painting stolen in raid from museum closed due to coronavirus

iStock(NEW YORK) -- A painting by Vincent Van Gogh has been stolen after burglars broke into a Dutch museum that is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring,”   ... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan share update before last day as working royals: ‘While you may not see us here, the work continues’

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shared one last update for their 11 million Instagram followers.

"As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile," Harry and   ... Read More

‘Once a nurse, always a nurse’: 20,000 former UK medics return to battle coronavirus

Bev Vaughan(LONDON) -- After a long and successful 39-year career as a nurse working for Britain’s National Health Service, Bev Vaughan never thought that she would be dusting off her uniform after she retired in 2016.

The coronavirus pandemic   ... Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and health minister test positive for coronavirus

Peter Summers/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The prime minister of the U.K., Boris Johnson, and the most senior lawmaker in charge of the country's health service have tested positive for coronavirus after developing mild symptoms.

In a video posted on his   ... Read More

Princess Charlotte and Princes George, Louis clap for medical professionals

Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Princess Charlotte and Princes George and Louis are paying tribute to people on the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Kensington Palace shared a video of Prince William and   ... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan relocate to Los Angeles, reports say

Samir Hussein/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are reportedly making California their new home.

People magazine and The Sun reported Thursday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Vancouver Island, Canada, where they’d been staying since   ... Read More

23 sailors on US Navy aircraft carrier test positive for coronavirus

JSABBOTT/iStock(NEW YORK) -- At least 23 sailors aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have become infected by the novel coronavirus, according to two U.S. officials.

The spike in the number of cases from three earlier this week   ... Read More

American held by Iran hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms amid worsening outbreak

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- An American detained by Iran for over 600 days on spurious charges has been hospitalized with symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus, according to his family's spokesperson.

Michael White, 48, has not yet been confirmed to   ... Read More

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Terrorist groups spin COVID-19 as God’s ‘smallest soldier’ attacking West

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While much of the United States and Europe has been staying home to avoid COVID-19 as it kills thousands, terrorist groups are blasting online propaganda messages toward followers and potential recruits which hail the calamity of   ... Read More

Taiwan to donate 10 million masks to countries hit hardest by coronavirus

holgs/iStock(TAIPEI, Taiwan) -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has announced plans to donate 10 million masks to countries that have been most severely impacted by the coronavirus.

On the heels of an estimated $35 billion stimulus package intended to bolster   ... Read More

In coronavirus pandemic, authoritarians around the world see opportunity to crack down

oonal/iStock(LONDON) -- Victor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, was granted extraordinary powers by his nation’s government this week. By 137 votes to 53, lawmakers in the Hungarian parliament voted to give Orban’s government the power to rule by   ... Read More

Brazilian governors reject president’s calls to end coronavirus quarantine

narvikk/iStock(BRASILIA, Brazil) -- Governors responsible for more than 200 million Brazilian citizens have refused to relax social distances measures despite the insistence of the country’s president amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Rejecting the recommendations of international organizations and   ... Read More

Turkmenistan bans the word ‘coronavirus’: report

PeterHermesFurian/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news agenda across the globe since the start of this year, but in one secretive Central Asian country you won’t even hear the word ‘coronavirus’ mentioned -- and its putting   ... Read More

Life under lockdown is brutal for India’s female day laborers

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- India's first week of a nationwide 21-day lockdown in response to the coronavirus has shined a brutal spotlight on the plight of the country's most vulnerable citizens.

Mirai Chatterjee, who is based in densely populated Ahmedabad,   ... Read More

Wuhan is claiming a coronavirus turnaround, but doubts linger

real444/iStock(WUHAN, China) -- As "Wuhan is Back!" banners hang over reopened shopping districts and the head of China’s National Health Commission declaring Tuesday that Wuhan is no longer a COVID-19 battleground, China announced that it will once again start   ... Read More

Van Gogh painting stolen in raid from museum closed due to coronavirus

iStock(NEW YORK) -- A painting by Vincent Van Gogh has been stolen after burglars broke into a Dutch museum that is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring,”   ... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan share update before last day as working royals: ‘While you may not see us here, the work continues’

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shared one last update for their 11 million Instagram followers.

"As we can all feel, the world at this moment seems extraordinarily fragile," Harry and   ... Read More

‘Once a nurse, always a nurse’: 20,000 former UK medics return to battle coronavirus

Bev Vaughan(LONDON) -- After a long and successful 39-year career as a nurse working for Britain’s National Health Service, Bev Vaughan never thought that she would be dusting off her uniform after she retired in 2016.

The coronavirus pandemic   ... Read More

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and health minister test positive for coronavirus

Peter Summers/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The prime minister of the U.K., Boris Johnson, and the most senior lawmaker in charge of the country's health service have tested positive for coronavirus after developing mild symptoms.

In a video posted on his   ... Read More

Princess Charlotte and Princes George, Louis clap for medical professionals

Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Princess Charlotte and Princes George and Louis are paying tribute to people on the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Kensington Palace shared a video of Prince William and   ... Read More

Prince Harry and Meghan relocate to Los Angeles, reports say

Samir Hussein/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are reportedly making California their new home.

People magazine and The Sun reported Thursday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex left Vancouver Island, Canada, where they’d been staying since   ... Read More

23 sailors on US Navy aircraft carrier test positive for coronavirus

JSABBOTT/iStock(NEW YORK) -- At least 23 sailors aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have become infected by the novel coronavirus, according to two U.S. officials.

The spike in the number of cases from three earlier this week   ... Read More

American held by Iran hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms amid worsening outbreak

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- An American detained by Iran for over 600 days on spurious charges has been hospitalized with symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus, according to his family's spokesperson.

Michael White, 48, has not yet been confirmed to   ... Read More

Main News Page


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