US records highest Covid-19 deaths in single day

The US recorded the most coronavirus deaths in a single day with 1,736 fatalities reported on Tuesday. It brings the total number of deaths in the country to 12,722, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The US has more…

Cardinal Pell accuser: ‘This does not define me’

The Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of child sexual abuse says he accepts a court’s decision to overturn the cleric’s conviction. Cardinal Pell was freed from jail on Tuesday after Australia’s top court ruled he had not been…

Nigeria’s mega churches adjust to empty auditoriums

The auditoriums of Nigeria’s mega churches are empty and their gates are shut as they are forced to observe a government ban on large gatherings to halt the spread of coronavirus. But it took not only threats, but force and…

Israeli man charged with spying for Iran

An Israeli man has been indicted on charges of spying for Iran and preparing terrorist attacks. Shin Bet, the country’s internal security service, said the man had been in discussions with Iranian intelligence to recruit Israeli Arabs to carry out…

The families turned into ‘zoo animals’ by quarantine

India has quarantined tens of thousands of people in their homes. But some of the measures designed to keep them inside – like the signs posted outside their houses and releasing their personal data – have led to unintended, and…

Pink supermoon illuminates night sky

Stargazers have enjoyed the emergence of what is known as a pink moon in the night skies of Europe. Despite its name, there is not any noticeable colour difference to the full moon – due to reach a peak in…

In pictures: Discarded disposable gloves

Dan Giannopoulos explains what drew him to start photographing the discarded plastic gloves he found on the street as the coronavirus began to affect the way of life in the UK. Like everyone else, the coronavirus pandemic has had a…

How coronavirus is changing religious festivals

The evening of 8 April is the beginning of Passover, one of the most important religious festivals of the Jewish calendar. Jewish families and their friends would usually gather together to eat a special meal called a Seder, read religious…

Wisconsin defies its own virus lockdown to vote

The US state of Wisconsin pressed ahead with an election on Tuesday, despite a state-wide stay-at-home order amid the escalating coronavirus outbreak. Voters braved long queues at a limited number of polling stations where some staff wore hazmat suits. The…

PM spending second night in intensive care

Boris Johnson is spending a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus. The PM is being kept in intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring”, No 10 said. Mr Johnson’s…