Wall Street surged on encouraging early data about  a potential coronavirus vaccine, with investors also counting on more stimulus to rescue the US economy. Photograph: Getty Images

Global equity markets surged yesterday and oil rallied to highs last seen in mid-April as data from a potential Covid-19 vaccine trial by US grou(...)

The New York Stock Exchange, where stocks fell sharply for the second day on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Abramson/The New York Times

Travel stocks, automakers and banks led a slide in European shares on Wednesday as fears of a resurgence in coronavirus cases and a worrying outlook f(...)

Harry McNulty following a Sevens Olympic qualifier in Colomiers last year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Harry McNulty’s tagline could be ‘a portrait of an artist as a rugby player,’ although he might choose to flip the two vocations in terms of pre-emine(...)

Industrial stocks, led by Boeing, were the biggest boost to the S&P 500, which is still off about $8 trillion in value from its mid-February peak. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

European stocks ended another tumultuous session higher on Wednesday as investors bet on further stimulus measures to dull the economic impact from th(...)

The Grand Princess at the Port of Oakland in  California. The cruise ship was turned away from San Francisco.  Photograph: Getty Images

When the 2,666 passengers and 1,045 crew of the Diamond Princess set sail from Yokohama, near Tokyo, on January 20th, they had expected to disembark a(...)

Operation to recover bodies from White Island after a volcanic eruption on Monday. Photograph: New Zealand Defence Force/PA Wire

A New Zealand military team in gas masks and hazmat suits recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this w(...)

 View from a rescue helicopter as it heads toward the smoldering White Island volcano off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Photograph: Getty

Victims of New Zealand’s deadly volcanic eruption off White Island were covered in ash and appeared to have been badly burned, said a helicopter rescu(...)

The ruins of homes is seen on September 6th, 2019 in Elbow Key Island, Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian hit the island chain as a category 5 storm battering them for two days before moving north. Photograph: Jose Jimenez/Getty

As Erica Roberts clung to a tall mango tree, the winds and sea water churned up by Hurricane Dorian pounding her face, a single thought ran through he(...)

Rescue workers recover the body of a victim of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

The smell of death hung over parts of Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas, where relief workers on Friday sifted through the debris of shattere(...)

Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

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