US & Canada

A death every 107 seconds as US tops virus records

The United States notched a record number of new coronavirus cases on Thursday, for the first time topping 90,000 diagnoses in 24 hours.

2 hours ago
Global coronavirus cases rise by single-day record of half a million

Many governments, with the notable exception of the US, have started taking stronger measures to bring the spread of the virus under control.

5 hours ago
Trump pushing for US herd immunity against Covid-19: officials

Public health officials have repeatedly said that a herd immunity approach would be dangerous and potentially catastrophic, resulting in thousands of unnecessary deaths.

29 Oct 2020 - 9:01PM
politico | Biden rips Trump for stranding supporters in cold after rally

‘He leaves everyone else to suffer the consequence of his failure to make a responsible plan,’the Democratic presidential nominee said.

29 Oct 2020 - 12:09PM
US sisters ‘stabbed security guard 27 times’ after being told to wear masks

Jayla Hill, 18, is accused of grabbing victim’s hair while Jessica Hill, 21, allegedly attacked him with small knife concealed in comb.

28 Oct 2020 - 7:35AM
Worst place, worst time: Trump faces virus spike in Midwest

With new infections raging ahead of election, US president’s handling of pandemic means tight races with Biden in Wisconsin and Iowa.

28 Oct 2020 - 6:13AM
Virus rules spark anger as WHO warns of ‘pandemic fatigue’

Italian officials faced a backlash after imposing coronavirus restrictions as other hard-hit countries enforced curfews.

27 Oct 2020 - 10:35PM
Trump plans second event for Barrett despite first being linked to outbreak

White House preparing to celebrate judge’s expected confirmation to US Supreme Court by Republican Senate.

27 Oct 2020 - 5:04AM
politico | Paranoia and blame in Trumpworld as election approaches

Accusations are flying in all directions and about all manner of topics.

26 Oct 2020 - 10:51AM
White House chief of staff: ‘We’re not going to control’ coronavirus

Asked why the US won’t get control of the pandemic, Meadows said, ‘Because it is a contagious virus, just like the flu’.

26 Oct 2020 - 11:04PM
US reports 88,973 new virus infections, another daily record

Joe Biden and Barack Obama accused US President Donald Trump of a massive screw-up in his handling of the coronavirus.

25 Oct 2020 - 10:57PM
Jared and Ivanka threaten to sue over ‘malicious’ billboards

The Lincoln Project ads link US President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law to country’s almost 225,000 coronavirus deaths.

25 Oct 2020 - 10:38PM
Malaysia virus cases hit record daily high; Germany deaths pass 10,000

Malaysia registered a record 1,228 new cases on Saturday.

24 Oct 2020 - 8:07PM
Blood plasma of recovered virus patients fails to reduce deaths: study

The study conducted in India concluded that ‘convalescent plasma showed limited effectiveness’ in helping hospitalised patients fight off the infection.

23 Oct 2020 - 9:07AM
Gilead’s Remdesivir is first coronavirus drug to get FDA approval

Antiviral therapy has been widely used in hospitalised Covid-19 patients and was given to Trump after he tested positive earlier this month.

23 Oct 2020 - 10:10PM
Trump-Biden final debate: China ‘will be forced to play by international rules’

US election contenders hold quieter, less chaotic discussion on foreign policy, Covid-19, race and climate change.

26 Oct 2020 - 9:40AM
Have US-China rivalry and Covid-19 tipped the balance of power in Asia?

Asian economies’ Covid-19 response set the region up to ‘lead the restart of the global economic engine’, according to a new report.

22 Oct 2020 - 1:22PM