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Teachers grading  papers for the gaokao college entrance exam at Nanjing University in  Jiangsu Province,  China. Photograph:   Yang Suping/VCG via Getty Images

The additional lessons Wang Gang bought to help his only child prepare for China’s rigorous university exam, or gaokao, were not cheap. In addition to(...)

People walk in the flooded road after record downpours in Zhengzhou city in central China’s Henan province on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Tens of thousands of people were being evacuated from flood-hit regions of central China on Thursday as officials raised the death toll from heavy rai(...)

Man riding bicycle through flood waters along a street following heavy rains in Zhengzhou in China’s central Henan province. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty

At least 25 people have died in China’s flood-stricken central province of Henan, a dozen of them in a subway line in its capital Zhengzhou, and mor(...)

Passengers wearing protective suits line up for their flight to China at Manila’s International Airport, Philippines, on Monday. Photograph AP

China reported more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for the sixth consecutive day, with rising infections in the northeast fuelling concerns of another na(...)

A cook wearing a face mask works at a restaurant at a food court in Wuhan. The spike in new cases comes as a World Health Organisation team of experts investigating the origins of the pandemic is set to arrive on Thursday in Wuhan. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

China posted its biggest daily jump in Covid-19 cases in more than five months on Wednesday, stepping up containment measures that have seen four citi(...)

Sanna Elkadiri, employee of Het Wereldhuis nursing home, receives the first Pfizer vaccine in Veghel. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

The Netherlands has begun its Covid-19 vaccination programme, nearly two weeks after many European Union nations. Sanna Elkadiri, a nurse at a care h(...)

A man walks along the banks of the Yangtze river on New Year’s Eve day in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus pandemic began. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty

China’s fight against coronavirus was mostly over, but Zhang Xiaochun, a doctor in Wuhan, was sinking into depression, convinced she had failed as a d(...)

Cyclists  wearing masks   in Beijing. China  has increased its coronavirus testing  in the capital  as authorities attempt to control an outbreak stemming from a market in mid-June. Photograph:  Getty Images

Global coronavirus cases have passed the 10 million mark as concerns mount over dangerous resurgences of the disease in several countries, most promin(...)

The Kingsley Hotel in  Cork, part of the Fota Island Collection

A dispute concerning ownership of the Fota Island Resort in Co Cork and the Kingsley Hotel in Cork city has come before the High Court. The action i(...)

Passengers wearing protective face masks arrive at the Shanghai South railway station in Shanghai. Photograph:  Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the Sars epidemic in 2002 and 2003. (...)

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