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A woman searching for her young daughter and husband on top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, in  2008. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

When the Chinese Communist Party wants to massage a narrative into a shape of its liking it can go to startling lengths. We see it today and we saw it(...)

Bryan Adams: the singer had been due to start a three-night residency in London’s Royal Albert Hall this week. Photograph: Tristar Media/Getty

Bryan Adams has made an expletive-filled attack on Chinese people over coronavirus, in the week he was due to start a concert residency at the Royal (...)

Mary Mallon, known as ‘Typhoid Mary’ was the first person identified as a carrier of typhoid fever in the United States.

If you have been following the search for the origin of the pandemic coronavirus strain in the news you will know the various theories. Pangolins, bat(...)

A barber wearing a face mask as restrictions to contain the coronavirus outbreak were relaxed in Singapore on May 12th, 2020. Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus has infected more than 4.2 million people and killed more than 286,500, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University. Here are t(...)

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US equity futures edged higher and European stocks rose on Tuesday as investors took in their stride an up-tick in coronavirus infections in several n(...)

 Donald Trump: is despicably turning the dead into the undead, trying to figure out how to claim they weren’t lost.  Photographer: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times/Bloomberg

This is not a good time for vampires. Or bats. That’s disorienting for me because, as a lifelong aficionado of vampires, I have a big collection of ba(...)

There is no doubt that China has questions to answer to the international community about its early coronavirus response, not least its attempts to si(...)

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Asian shares extended gains on Wednesday, as investors saw China’s yuan fixing offering a modest olive branch to Washington amid a resurgence in trade(...)

People are seen exercising at Wellington Point in Brisbane, Australia, May 4th 2020. Photograph: Darren England/EPA

Global coronavirus deaths rose past a quarter of a million on Monday after infections topped 3.5 million, a Reuters tally of official government data (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. File photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Chinese state media has criticised US secretary of state Michael Pompeo, calling him “evil” and a liar, as Beijing sought to push back against recent (...)

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