New Zealand's prime minister says authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days.
As of Monday, confirmed infections in the United States stood at over 5 million, with deaths topping 163,000, the highest in the world, according to the count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world topped 20 million.
In a brief televised speech, Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Monday that he is taking “a step back” so he can stand with the people “and fight the battle for change alongside them.”
Decades of progress in one of modern history’s greatest achievements, the fight against extreme poverty, are in danger of slipping away because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease.
Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius are working around the clock to reduce the damage done to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef.
A special Indian government evacuation flight carrying people home who were stranded because of the coronavirus skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India.
The chemicals exploded Tuesday after apparently being set off by a fire, in a massive blast that killed nearly 150 people, wounded thousands and caused billions of dollars of damage across the city. Bodies were still being recovered from the rubble on Friday.
Russia is boasting that it’s about to be the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with mass vaccinations planned as early as October using shots that are yet to complete clinical trials.
The cleanup continues as the people of Lebanon work on the recovery process after a massive explosion killed more than 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the city of Beirut.
Lebanon’s state-run news agency says 16 employees at Beirut’s port have been detained over this weeks explosion that killed more than 100 people and wounded thousands.
The massive Aug. 4 explosion left over 130 dead and thousands injured.
Survivors of the U.S atomic bombing share a growing sense of urgency as Hiroshima marks its 75th anniversary on Thursday.
Aug. 6, 2020 marks 75 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. In 1945, the U.S. attack on Hiroshima killed 140,000 people. Three days later, a second atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 70,000 and prompting Japan to surrender in World War II.
The State Department says Russia is using social media, state-funded media and a loose network of proxy websites to amplify conspiracy theories and misinformation, most recently around the coronavirus.
A man in England made his fiery love for his girlfriend official by popping the question with dozens of candles, in a heartfelt display that accidentally burned down their apartment.
Public anger mounted against the ruling elite that is being blamed for the chronic mismanagement and carelessness that led to the disaster.
The pastor at a Lebanese church in Lewisville said his brother's home was leveled by the explosion in Beirut Tuesday.
The video shows the moment the blast ripped through the city, sending everyone in the shot scrambling.
The blast was the force equivalent of detonating 2.2 kilotons of TNT, officials said.