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Love knows no borders for elderly couple

Image copyrightdpaImage caption Inga Rasmussen and Karsten Tüchsen Hansen first met two years ago An elderly couple have become local celebrities amid the coronavirus outbreak for their daily cross-border meeting. Inga Rasmussen, 85, from Denmark and Kars…

Three out of four Americans under virus lockdown

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Most Americans are now only allowed out to get supplies or exercise About three out of four Americans are now, or about to be, under some form of lockdown, as more states tighten measures to fight the coronavirus. Maryland,…

Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption The murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain. In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the wind…

American Airlines to seek $12bn US government aid

Image copyrightGetty Images American Airlines has confirmed it will seek $12bn (£9.7bn) of financial support from the US government because of the impact of coronavirus. Employees were told in an email this “would allow us to fly through even the worst of p…

Coronavirus: American Airlines to seek $12bn in government aid

One of the major developments in the last few hours is that the world’s biggest carrier in terms of passengers, American Airlines, is now seeking $12bn (£9.7bn) in support from the US government to help it through the crisis. The funds were allocated to the …

US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea

US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea

The good that can come out of an upside-down world

Our world has changed immensely in the last few weeks but amid the upheaval and distress, there are reasons to believe we can emerge from the crisis with some human qualities enhanced, writes Matthew Syed. A few years ago, Michael Michalko, a former US army …

‘You prepare for the worst as a nurse but not this’

Media captionCoronavirus: Lack of medical supplies ‘a national shame’ Facing supply shortages and the fear that this could just be the beginning, a nurse working in a New York City emergency room, with 12 years’ experience, tells the BBC what it’s like on th…

US senator probed for insider trading

Image copyrightAFPImage caption Senator Richard Burr has denied basing his sales on privileged information The US justice department is investigating alleged insider trading by lawmakers who sold stocks just before the coronavirus pandemic sparked a major …

California doctors ‘cautiously hopeful’ early shelter at home measures are working

(CNN)Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country’s first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout the region appear to be seeing the early effects. “The surge we have been antic…