Women wearing masks  in the Mall of Dubai on  Tuesday. The shopping centre has been reopened as part of moves in the Gulf emirate to ease lockdown restrictions imposed last month to prevent the spread of  Covid-19. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

As some countries begin to lift restrictions and emerge from lockdown, we invited readers around the world to tell us about their experiences this wee(...)

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(...)

Bats are considered the probable source of the coronavirus outbreak spreading from China. Photograph: Kim Raff/The New York Times

The world has to face up to the reality that the current coronavirus epidemic is not a once-off. What’s more, scientists who study these viruses have(...)

In the shadow of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the Black Valley.  Photograph: Tom Fahy

The newly named Reeks District of Kerry has made it on to the Rough Guide list of top places to visit in 2019, joining a Chinese region known for its (...)

About 80.4 per cent of HIV/Aids patients in China had received anti-virus treatment as of the end of last year. Photograph: EPA/Roman Pilipey

The number of people living with HIV and Aids in China has jumped by 14 per cent this year, health authorities reported, with more than 820,000 people(...)

A woman carries a child through fallen trees at Repulse Bay beach in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Getty Images

The financial hub of Hong Kong began clearing up on Monday after being battered by one of the strongest typhoons in recent years, with financial marke(...)

One the things you discover on your travels is that the food of a country tastes so much better in its place of origin. Photograph: iStock

Food. Let’s be honest, it’s one of the best things about travelling. Or the worst. Though sometimes the worst thing about it is that it’s neither goo(...)

A pregnant Dinocephalosaurus catching a fish. Photograph: Dinghua Yang and Jun Liu/AFP/Nature Publishing Group

An extraordinary fossil unearthed in southwestern China shows a pregnant long-necked marine reptile that lived millions of years before the dinosaurs (...)

Clifford Coonan in Beijing A man has been arrested in connection with the killing of 19 people, including three children, in a remote village in Yunn(...)

Philip Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, at a news conference in Beijing on Tuesday. He said that  China’s great progress in poverty alleviation has been accompanied by the emergence of very high levels of inequality. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

China has had extraordinary success in alleviating poverty, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has said, but it(...)

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