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Demonstrators in  Asunción, Paraguay,  protesting  at surging coronavirus cases and the country’s weak  healthcare system. Photograph: Maria Magdalena Arrellaga/The New York Times

For nearly a year Paraguay was a leader in keeping the Covid pandemic at bay, and despite its persistent troubles the country remained fairly calm. No(...)

A young Shuar boy fills a water gourd in the river. When children gain excess weight, the culprit is more likely to be eating too much than moving too little, according to a fascinating new study of children in Ecuador. Photograph: Samuel S Urlacher/New York Times

When children gain excess weight, the culprit is more likely to be eating too much than moving too little, according to a fascinating new study of chi(...)

Former Argentinian president from 1989-1999 Carlos Menem. Photograph: Ali Burafi/AFP via Getty Images

Flamboyant Argentinian ex-president Carlos Menem died on Sunday at age 90 after battling long-term health problems, the country’s current president Al(...)

The Government has proposed tighter travel restriction as  the Level 5 lockdown is extended until the beginning of March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Visa-free travel from South Africa and most South American countries has been banned, except for in exceptional circumstances, due to the emergence of(...)

A man wearing a face mask looks over a barricade set up to keep people out of a residential compound in Wuhan,  China in April. Photograph:   Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images)

The mild-mannered German scientist never anticipated becoming a Chinese propaganda star. But Alexander Kekulé, director of the Institute for Biosecuri(...)

Hugh Carthy on his way to winning Stage 12 of the Vuelta a Espana. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

There is no hiding on the Angliru. Dan Martin said it before the start of Stage 12 and so it proved at the finish, the tortuously high mountain pass c(...)

The researchers said their findings indicate previous exposure to the virus may not guarantee total immunity.

Researchers in the US have reported the country’s first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection. A 25-year-old man with no known immune disorders o(...)

The Boris Johnson vision of a green, prosperous post-Covid Britain, reinvigorated by Tory plans, omitted reference to where it stands now, or how the British people will reach this “new Jerusalem”. Photograph:  Niklas Halle’n/AFP via Getty Images

‘Alot of nonsense”, Boris Johnson assured his virtual Tory conference on Tuesday of suggestions his bout of coronavirus had sapped his “mojo”. What is(...)

 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(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange leaves Southwark Crown Court in a security van after being sentenced on May 1st, 2019 in London, England. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

When Julian Assange leaves Belmarsh Prison for the Old Bailey on Monday, he will face a court battle lasting up to four weeks as he seeks to avoid bei(...)

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