WHO warns of ‘no silver bullet’ for coronavirus

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that while there is hope for a vaccine against Covid-19, one might never be found. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news briefing there was “no silver bullet at the moment

Hong Kong ‘seeking arrest’ of fleeing activists

Police in Hong Kong are seeking the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries, including the UK, media reports say. The group reportedly includes former UK consulate worker Simon Cheng, well-known activist Nathan Law and US

Hong Kong 'on brink of large-scale' coronavirus outbreak

Carrie Lam’s warning comes as Hong Kong implements its toughest measures yet to stem spread of COVID-19. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a “large-scale” coronavirus outbreak that could overwhelm hospitals, urging

Return of alcohol ban stirs debate in South Africa

Divided opinion in South Africa after president reimposes coronavirus restrictions to reduce burden on hospitals. The return of a ban on alcohol sales has stirred debate among South Africans as the government steps up efforts to reduce pressure on hospitals amid

University of California names first black president

The University of California (UC) has named a black president for the first time in the public institution’s 150-year history. Michael Drake, 69, will lead one of the largest public university systems in the US beginning next month. He takes

Hong Kong man accused of 'terrorism' under new Chinese law

Tong Ying-kit first person to face charges of inciting secession and ‘terrorism’ under national security law. A man carrying a “Liberate Hong Kong” sign as he drove a motorcycle into police at a protest against the territory’s Chinese rulers has