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Pakistan International Airlines

Passenger plane with more than 100 on board crashes in Pakistan, authorities say

A Pakistani passenger plane with more than 100 people on board has crashed near the southern city of Karachi on Friday, the country's aviation authority said. Images shown on national television showed the Pakistan International Airlines flight had smashed into a residential area. "The plane crashed in Karachi. We are…

A health worker takes a blood sample from a resident at a makeshift rapid testing centre near Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi on March 31, 2020. © Nhac Nguyen, AFP.

Coronavirus: Why do more men die of coronavirus than women?

As the world faces the most serious public health crisis in a century, scientists and medical professionals are scrambling to understand who is most vulnerable to Covid-19 and why. But one clear trend is emerging: Men are much more likely to die from the disease than women. It is a…

France's Director General of Health Jerome Salomon holds a press conference on Sunday, March 29, 2020, on the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic. © screengrab France 24

Coronavirus: France records 292 deaths in a day, total death toll now 2,606

French health authorities reported 292 new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, up 13% on the previous day and taking the total to 2,606 since March 1, as the government raced to relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in the east. The number of known cases of coronavirus infection rose to…

Coronavirus Pandemic - Spain

Spain’s health crisis chief tests positive for coronavirus as infections top China’s

Spain’s health emergency chief Fernando Simon tested positive for coronavirus, health officials said Monday, as the number of confirmed cases rose to 85,195, surpassing China’s infection tally. Simon, who led the country's response to the coronavirus epidemic and maintained regular contact with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, tested positive for…

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Can the coronavirus infect someone twice?

Up to 10 percent of coronavirus patients leaving medical facilities in Wuhan after being tested negative for Covid-19 seem to have subsequently been re-infected, according to the South China Morning Post. This is not the first time that there have been reports of re-infection. Nevertheless, scientists say that it is…

Candles lit in memory of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, October 2, 2019. © Sarah Silbiger, Reuters (archives)

Khashoggi: 20 Saudis prosecuted by Turkey, including two close to crown prince

After an investigation of more than a year into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey announced on Wednesday that it has launched proceedings against 20 Saudis, including two close to the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman. Twenty Saudis are now facing prosecution in the Khashoggi case. Following an investigation of…