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A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nati(...)

An image provided by NASA shows an artist’s conception of the surface of Venus. Hot enough to melt metal and with clouds full of acid, any life that could survive in the atmosphere of Venus would have to be capable of enduring extremes. Photograph: Rick Guidice/NASA via The New York Times

The great US astronomer Carl Sagan described Venus as the planet in our solar system most like hell. But he also suggested some 50 years ago that it m(...)

 An Indian health worker shows collected samples for a Covid-19 detection tests in Bangalore, India today. Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

The global death toll from the coronavirus passed 900,000 as worldwide cases topped 27.7 million, according a tally from Johns Hopkins University. Th(...)

Chilean Yohana Agurto with a jar of her ‘Miel Gibson’ organic honey, at her home in Santiago. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty Images

It was a venture born of desperation. Four months into quarantine, Yohana Agurto, an unemployed teacher in Chile, was scrolling through social media t(...)

Chilean student Estafany Alquinta González pictured in Ringsend Park in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

“Can you explain to mum that I’m okay. Tell her, I don’t know, that they’ve put me in some sort of medical centre until the next flight leaves for Cop(...)

President Robert Silva greets a student during a break at the “Japon” public school number 72 during the first day of the final phase of the gradual process to reopen schools, in Montevideo on Sunday. Photograph:  Ernesto Ryan/Getty Images

After attending a high society wedding earlier this year with more than 500 members of Uruguay’s elite, a well-known interior designer – just returned(...)

Pedestrians in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction(...)

Bono said the band has “always been there to be used to promote all things Irish.” Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand / AFP

It is hard to fathom that a singsong with overseas guests in a Co Cork seaside village could have helped Ireland’s election to a United Nations Securi(...)

French riot police officers receive projectiles during a protest  for healthcare workers in Paris, France. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

About 8.1 million people have now been reported to have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally, and 437,340 have died, the latest Reuters tal(...)

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. W

The world has a technology problem. By that, I mean that we currently lack the technology to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. We don’t have a cheap(...)

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