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Eurozone economy shrinks at record rate

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption A pharmacist in France puts up a sign reading ‘protective facemasks are available’ The eurozone economy shrank at the sharpest pace on record in the first quarter as the Covid-19 pandemic forced countries into lockd…

Bollywood’s romantic hero Rishi Kapoor dies

Media captionRishi Kapoor: Bollywood’s ‘evergreen romantic’ hero dies Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, famed for his romantic roles, has died of cancer aged 67. He was part of the Kapoor acting dynasty which has long dominated Bollywood, the Hindi film indust…

RAF flypast in honour of Captain Tom

RAF flypast in honour of Captain Tom

New York funeral home puts corpses in lorries

Image copyrightReutersImage caption The funeral home was using rented trucks to store bodies, officials say Dozens of bodies have been found stored in moving lorries in New York, authorities say, after passersby complained of the smell. The Andrew T Clec…

US blacklists five Amazon foreign websites

Image copyrightGetty Images Five of online retail giant Amazons foreign websites have been placed on a blacklist by the Trump administration. Its e-commerce platforms in the UK, Germany, France, India and Canada have been added to a notorious markets regis…

Trump says China wants him to lose re-election

Image copyrightReuters US President Donald Trump has said China “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid, stepping up his criticism of Beijing amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a White House interview with Reuters news agency, he sai…

Coronavirus updates: Drug trial hope for virus treatment

One of the most famous places in China, the Forbidden City, is set to reopen more than three months after it closed because of the virus. The Palace Museum, which manages the Forbidden City, announced that it would partially open from 1 May with a daily limi…

Harrison Ford investigated over LA runway incident

Image copyrightReutersImage caption It is not the first time Harrison Ford has been involved in air accidents US actor Harrison Ford is being investigated over an incident last week at an airport in southern California. The Federal Aviation Administration…

Searching for truth of Spain’s care home tragedy

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Monte Hermoso was one of the care homes worst hit by Covid-19 in Spain Care homes across Western Europe have been ravaged by coronavirus and in Spain alone there have been more than 16,000 deaths, many around the ca…

Why so many US nurses are out of work

Image copyrightReuters Across the US, health systems have been hit hard by Covid-19 – but even as many workers are on the frontlines, others are losing their jobs. Why is this industry struggling during a pandemic? At a time when medical professionals are p…