World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty

The director-general of the World Health Organisation has said he is isolating after being identified as a contact of someone who tested positive for (...)

US President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a rally in Carson City, Nevada. Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP

With just 15 days until the US presidential election, polls suggest that Donald Trump has an uphill battle to secure a second term in the White House.(...)

 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in event  in Durham, North Carolina, US. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden urged Americans to cast their vote early in the presidential election as he campaigned in the key swing st(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives at Miami International Airport in Florida for a briefing on efforts to stop the flow of drugs coming into the country.  Photograph: Samuel Corum/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump postponed a planned rally in New Hampshire scheduled for Saturday, citing a weather warning, amid signs of growing public di(...)

Waitresses serve customers at the Le Petit Four restaurant in West Hollywood, California. The state  recorded 149 deaths on Wednesday – well ahead of recent daily averages – with the greater Los Angeles area most affected.  Photograph: Christian Monterrosa/EPA

The United States has reached a new daily record in coronavirus cases, with 60,000 new cases confirmed on Wednesday. The fresh spike came as White Ho(...)

Cars queuing as drivers wait to be tested  at the Covid-19 test site in the Hard Rock Stadium car park in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Florida’s greater Miami area became the latest US coronavirus hot spot to roll back its reopening, ordering restaurant dining closed on Monday as Covi(...)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) wearing face mask while talking to Iranian officials. Photograph: EPA

Iranians who do not wear masks will be denied state services and workplaces that fail to comply with health protocols will be shut for a week, Iranian(...)

People at the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Martinez/The New York Times

Younger people are making up a growing percentage of new coronavirus cases in US cities and states where the virus is now surging, a trend that has al(...)

A woman crosses a flooded street in the Stillwright Point neighbourhood of Key Largo, Florida, on November 16th. Photograph: Rose Marie Cromwell/The New York Times

On a rain-lashed evening in Miami’s Little Havana neighbourhood, a group of residents has come together to discuss the biggest threat to their communi(...)

Green is good: a housing estate in Maynooth, Co Kildare, demonstrates the look of  tree cover. Among other benefits trees can protect against air and noise pollution

There is a justifiable push to build more housing, but this pressure should not ignore the benefits of greenery residential areas. Not only for aesthe(...)

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