BBC world news
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:55:09 GMT
UN boss António Guterres calls for an "immediate co-ordinated" global response to tackle the crisis.
Spain's deaths soar as infection rate slows
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:28:15 GMT
With more than 9,000 deaths, Spain has the second-highest number of fatalities caused by coronavirus.
Afghanistan and Taliban begin direct talks with aim of prisoner swap
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:56:40 GMT
The first face-to-face meeting takes place in the Afghan capital despite a coronavirus lockdown.
Coronavirus: Iran's official death toll passes 3,000
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:58:37 GMT
The health ministry reports 138 new fatalities and 2,987 more cases in the past 24 hours.
Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:35:19 GMT
Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.
Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia asks Muslims to delay Hajj bookings
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:15:27 GMT
The kingdom says it is concerned about the safety of pilgrims amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Playing classical music for South Korea hospital patients
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:01:06 GMT
Musicians in South Korea have played a classical music concert for coronavirus patients.
Top S African HIV scientist dies from coronavirus
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:05:53 GMT
Tributes are being paid to Gita Ramjee for her world-renowned research into HIV prevention.
Coronavirus: Zoom under increased scrutiny as popularity soars
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:57:46 GMT
The New York attorney general has written to the videoconferencing company about its security measures.
Coronavirus: The unusual ways countries are managing lockdowns
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:03:36 GMT
Countries are adopting movement restrictions ranging from the extreme to the relaxed to the creative.
Big splash: The world's largest designer of water parks
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:05:54 GMT
Geoff Chutter is the founder of Whitewater West, the world's largest water park design firm.
Why a Frenchman built a 'Tudor' castle in Burkina Faso
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:17:09 GMT
Thibault Fornier lives in an ex-French colony, but is enamoured with all things British.
Birth in a pandemic: 'You are stronger than you think'
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:09:29 GMT
Coronavirus is throwing many birth plans up in the air and leading some health trusts to increase home births.
Coronavirus: Are loss of smell and taste key symptoms?
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:06:46 GMT
However, experts say a fever and a cough are still the main ones to look out for.
Lagos lockdown over coronavirus: 'How will my children survive?'
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:23:19 GMT
Nigeria's commercial hub and the capital have gone into lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Why Taiwan has become a problem for WHO
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:51:46 GMT
Taiwan is effectively locked out of the World Health Organization - and tensions are rising.
Coronavirus: 'Nurses prepare for the worst but not this'
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:32:10 GMT
A New York City nurse tells the BBC what it's really like on the front line of the US outbreak.
Coronavirus: The good that can come out of an upside-down world
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:09:25 GMT
There are reasons to believe the world may emerge from this upheaval enhanced, writes Matthew Syed.
Coronavirus: The grim crisis in Europe's care homes
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:17:40 GMT
News is emerging of growing numbers of deaths from coronavirus in care homes across Europe.
'Phone slipped into the bath': Conference call tales
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:01:34 GMT
How to avoid some of the pitfalls of teleconferencing and how it is changing the way we meet and do business.
Coronavirus and sex: What you need to know
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:18:38 GMT
All your questions about sex in the time of coronavirus, answered.
A visual guide to the economic impact
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:06:10 GMT
Key maps and charts explain how the virus has impacted markets and businesses around the world.
Coronavirus update: Why does staying at home help?
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 05:33:22 GMT
After Boris Johnson brings in new measures, the BBC explains why staying in is a matter of life and death.
Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:45:56 GMT
The virus is spreading around the world, but what is it and what are the symptoms?
Coronavirus: The snorkelling mask that can help fight Covid-19
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 13:58:03 GMT
One Italian company has created a 3D print design that can turn snorkelling masks into oxygen masks.
Coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine in a five-star Sydney hotel
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 01:28:30 GMT
Australians who return from overseas are now required to spend 14 days in quarantine in hotels.
Coronavirus: US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 01:12:54 GMT
The US has seen its virus cases spike dramatically and these graphs show what could be in store.
Coronavirus: Has the virus brought borders back to Europe?
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:13:03 GMT
The BBC's Gavin Lee took a road trip in Europe's Schengen area to see how free movement has changed.
Coronavirus: Protecting yourself in a migrant camp
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:24:19 GMT
The often unsanitary conditions in refugee and migrant camps, like this one on Lesbos, pose a challenge for residents trying to avoid coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Russians confused and wary of strict coronavirus lockdown
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:43:50 GMT
Russia has implemented measures in most regions, but people are wary amid a swathe of disinformation.
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