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Passengers coming from China wearing masks to prevent a new coronavirus are checked by Saudi Health Ministry employees upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Jan 29, 2020. REUTERS
Saudi suspends Umrah pilgrimage over coronavirus

The restrictions are temporary, officials say

Learning to live with coronavirus in our midst

If coronavirus cannot be contained, governments, businesses and individuals will have to learn to adapt to it

An aerial view of the Delhi skyline shrouded in smog, in New Delhi, India, Dec 8, 2019. REUTERS

Delhi remains world’s most polluted capital

The study also finds 21 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities in India

Vigor Liu in her home in Beijing on Feb 11, 2020. As China deals with the vicious epidemic that has sickened nearly 80,000 people and killed more than 2,600, pregnant women like Liu say the country’s already overburdened health care system has started to leave them behind. The New York Times

Coronavirus shakes China’s expecting mothers

Pregnant women describe a terrifying experience navigating the country’s overburdened health care system during the outbreak

Passengers wearing masks to prevent contracting the coronavirus ride on a bus in Seoul, South Korea, Feb 26, 2020. REUTERS

In coronavirus crisis, Korean city tries openness

Even in the centre of the outbreak in Daegu, officials are not restricting the movement of people, which could be a template as the virus moves around the globe

Representational image. Reuters

Earth’s deepest river conceals an evolutionary mystery

The lower Congo River’s depths have made it a natural lab for convergent evolution, yielding fish with unexpected features

British singer Duffy performs during a concert in Singapore Mar 22, 2009. REUTERS

Duffy resurfaces with
tale of captivity

The British singer has written on Instagram that she was ‘raped, drugged and held captive’

HC bans two books for
'hurting religious beliefs'

The contents of both books hurt religious beliefs and an individual's right to clothing, according to a lawyer

A woman wearing a mask to prevent contracting the coronavirus reacts as employees from a disinfection service company sanitize a traditional market in Seoul, South Korea, Feb 26, 2020. REUTERS

Coronavirus spreads in Asia, Europe, Middle East

The virus pushes yields on safe-haven Treasuries to record lows

Harvey Weinstein arrives at State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday morning, Feb 24, 2020. The New York Times

Hollywood is still a man’s world

The industry has undergone a tectonic shift in the past two years, but many of the most powerful people remain the same

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India to lift onion export ban

Prices in the domestic market have stabilised, a minister says

A health worker takes the temperature of a man, who returned from Afghanistan, for a medical observation as a preventive measure following the coronavirus outbreak, near the Friendship Gate, crossing point at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border town of Chaman. REUTERS

Coronavirus spreads faster outside China

Cases are detected for the first time in Brazil, Pakistan, Greece

British singer Duffy performs during a concert in Singapore Mar 22, 2009. REUTERS

Duffy resurfaces with
tale of captivity

The British singer has written on Instagram that she was ‘raped, drugged and held captive’