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Italy is experiencing a continued slowdown in the rate of its new confirmed coronavirus cases. Photograph: Reuters

Spain has become the third country to surpass China in coronavirus infections after the United States and Italy. With a population of only 47 million(...)

A local medical worker embraces and bids farewell to a medical worker from Jiangsu at the Wuhan Railway Station as the medical team from Jiangsu leaves Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease  outbreak, in Hubei province. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

At 44KW, a nightclub in Shanghai, life almost feels normal again. Bartenders mix cocktails for patrons leaning against the bar. Groups sit close toget(...)

Medical workers discuss  patient treatment  at the ‘Wuhan Living Room’ temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Mainland China, outside Hubei province, reported no new locally transmitted cases for the second straight day, as a senior Communist Party offical wa(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

A woman wearing a face mask walks with an umbrella along a street in Jiujiang in China’s central Jiangxi province. Photograph: Getty

China’s central province of Hubei, excluding the provincial capital Wuhan, reported zero new cases of coronavirus over 24 hours for the first time du(...)

Gao Chengyong attending his trial in Baiyin, Gansu, in July 2017: he slashed the throats of his female victims and dismembered them. Photograph: Stringer

A Chinese court has sentenced to death a man dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper” for the rape and murder of 11 women and girls, the youngest aged eight, (...)

Visitors at the Huangyaguan section of the Great Wall of China in Tianjin City, northeast of Beijing. Nearly one third of the Great Wall has disappeared over time, overgrown with vegetation, worn down by the weather or taken away by farmers to build houses. Photograph: Rolex dela Peña/EPA

At 6.30am, the morning propaganda reveille starts from the village loudspeakers in Dazhenyu, watched over from dizzy heights by the stout ramparts of (...)

The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum was renovated in 2007 and gets up to 1,000 visitors a day. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

Shanghai is one of the world’s great Jewish cities, and the history of refugees in the Chinese financial hub is a tale of both high glamour and bitter(...)

Tourists walk along the Great Wall of China. Adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities – including stealing the bricks to build houses – are doing more damage to China’s most famous landmark than the Mongol hordes ever did.File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly one-third of the most commonly accessed section of the Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world, has disappeared and drastic measures(...)

 Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy (right) arrives at the scene of a train crash that killed at least 77 people on July 25th, 2013 at Angrois near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Photograph: Reuters

Spain’s embattled prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, already beset by political and economic difficulties, faced severe embarrassment yesterday after it e(...)

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