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A simmering battle over Covid-19 vaccine patents is escalating as overflowing hospital wards in India and Brazil highlight the need to rapidly produce more shots to inoculate the world. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

A long-simmering battle over Covid-19 vaccine patents is reaching boiling point as overflowing hospital wards in India and Brazil have highlighted the(...)

A Covid-19 patient in a vehicle receives oxygen at a Sikh gurdwara in Delhi. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

India’s new coronavirus cases stayed above 300,000 for a sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, while its armed forces pledged urgent medical aid to help b(...)

Workers load oxygen cylinders at a refilling station on the outskirts of Prayagraj, India.  Photograph: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

India ordered its armed forces on Monday to help tackle surging new coronavirus infections, as nations including Britain, Germany and the United Stat(...)

‘I’m not a cat’: Rod Ponton in a Zoom call for a  US court session in February. Photograph: Judge Roy Ferguson/394th District Court of Texas/PA Wire

On days when news of the pandemic is especially bleak, I sometimes think of Rod Ponton. He is the Texas lawyer who logged into an online court hearing(...)

Kim Garth of the Scorchers bowls during the Women’s Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Perth Scorchers in Melbourne in October 2019. Photograph: Mike Owen/Getty Images)

Career decisions arrived early in life for Kim Garth. Her first came in sixth year in school. An international player since she was 14 years old, she (...)

Mourners pay their respects to shopkeeper Akram Hussein.  Photograph: Maxpix

Local people in Drumcondra, north Dublin paid a final tribute to shopkeeper Akram Hussein, ahead of his body being transported back to his family in B(...)

The local community write tributes to Akram Hussein in a book of condolences in the shop where he worked.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An online fundraiser to support the family of a shopkeeper who fell ill and died after chasing a shoplifter in north Dublin over the weekend has rais(...)

Tributes paid to  Akram Hussein who died suddenly after chasing a shoplifter in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A shopkeeper who fell ill and died after chasing a shoplifter in north Dublin over the weekend has been remembered as having “a permanent smile”. Akr(...)

The capsized ferry  in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph:  EPA/Monirul Alam

Rescuers have recovered 25 bodies from a river outside Bangladesh’s capital after a ferry collided with another vessel and capsized. The ferry sank o(...)

Rohingya refugees look at the remains of Monday’s fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Balukhali, southern Bangladesh. Photograph: Shafiqur Rahman/AP

Aid workers searched on Wednesday to reunite Rohingya Muslim families separated when a huge fire swept through the world’s biggest refugee settlement (...)

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