India says infections 'slowing down' as it passes 20 million cases
The number of new COVID infections in India has officially passed 20 million cases, even as the government says that infection rates are coming down.
May 4, 2021 5:56 pm
Mexico City metro overpass, train cars collapse on road below
An overpass for Mexico City’s metro partially collapsed with train cars on it.
May 4, 2021 4:41 pm
FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young adults age 12 and older by next week.
May 4, 2021 11:29 am
Restrictions easing in US and Europe amid disaster in India
Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago.
May 4, 2021 11:24 am
Joe Biden raises refugee admissions cap after outcry
President Joe Biden has lifted the US annual refugee cap, bowing to outrage from his party after he initially opted to stick by the Trump-era figure.
May 4, 2021 10:12 am
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage
Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”.
May 4, 2021 10:05 am
Delhi calls for army help amid crisis
The authorities in the Indian capital Delhi have called for help from the army as the city grapples with a brutal second wave of Covid-19 cases.
May 4, 2021 7:27 am
Backlash after China Weibo post mocks India COVID crisis
A social media post from an account linked to the Chinese Communist Party has sparked controversy for appearing to mock India over its coronavirus crisis.
May 3, 2021 1:18 pm
Modi loses in battleground state amid COVID surge
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party has failed to win at key state in elections held amid record deaths and cases of coronavirus.
May 3, 2021 10:00 am
New record deaths as virus engulfs India
India has recorded its highest daily coronavirus death toll since the pandemic began.
May 3, 2021 7:25 am
Day of mourning after dozens killed at Jewish festival
A national day of mourning is being held in Israel after a crush at a Jewish festival early on Friday that killed 45 men and boys.
May 3, 2021 6:48 am
India’s daily COVID-19 cases pass 400,000
India recorded more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time on Saturday as it battles a devastating second wave.