AFP

At least 13 killed in Canada rampage, suspect dead

Montreal (AFP) - A gunman killed at least 13 people in an overnight shooting rampage across rural Nova Scotia, before being found dead Sunday after one of Canada’s worst killing sprees in decades, federal police...

The Telegraph

It will be a disaster for the world if China is covering up a second coronavirus wave

At times over the past few weeks it seems as if the country has fallen victim to a coup led by epidemiologists. We’re no longer fed up with experts, it seems, but we cling to...

BBC

Coronavirus: Japan doctors warn of health system 'break down' as cases surge

Doctors in Japan have warned that the country’s medical system could collapse amid a wave of new coronavirus cases. Emergency rooms have been unable to treat some patients with serious health conditions due to the...

Associated Press

Fear meets fortitude in Peru hospital hard hit by COVID-19

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Seated in a wheelchair at one of Peru’s oldest hospitals, 84-year-old Emma Salvador struggled for each breath, aided by an oxygen mask pinching her face. Her son fanned her with folded...

BBC

Coronavirus: China outbreak city Wuhan raises death toll by 50%

The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus originated last year, has raised its official Covid-19 death toll by 50%, adding 1,290 fatalities. Wuhan officials attributed the new figure to updated reporting and deaths outside...

AFP

Australia calls for independent probe into global virus response

Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the country would “insist” on a review that would probe, in part, China’s early response to the outbreak in Wuhan, the city where COVID-19 emerged late last year. “We need...

Associated Press

US, UK condemn Hong Kong arrests of democracy advocates

HONG KONG (AP) — The United States condemned the arrests of at least 14 veteran pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on charges of joining massive anti-government protests last year, saying the police action jeopardizes a...

HuffPost

Contamination Likely Caused Critical Delay Of CDC Coronavirus Testing: Report

A contamination of the first round of COVID-19 testing kits made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention slowed the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Washington Post and CNN confirmed Saturday....

The Daily Beast

Texas Model and Daughter Found in Motel Room, Six Years After Going on the Run

After six years and an international manhunt, a former Texas model accused of kidnapping her daughter and going on the lam has been arrested, authorities said. Heather Inks, 37, allegedly kidnapped her 11-year-old daughter Penelope...

NBC News

Landlords are soliciting sex in exchange for rent, advocates say

Some landlords are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak, soliciting sexual favors in lieu of rent payments from economically vulnerable tenants, according to advocates. Khara Jabola-Carolus, executive director of the Hawaii State Commission on the...

NBC News

Laboratory in Wuhan breaks silence to deny claims that the coronavirus originated there

A laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan has broken its silence to deny accusations that the novel coronavirus originated there. Yuan Zhiming, vice director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, told Chinese state broadcaster...

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