Amazon warehouse workers in New York walk off…

A group of workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York City walked off the job and went on strike Monday afternoon, demanding the company shut down and thoroughly clean the sprawling facility after they…

Im in coronavirus lockdown with my abuser

Image copyright James Mobbs/BBC With much of the world on coronavirus lockdown, there are warnings that those living with domestic abuse could become hidden victims of the pandemic. In the UK, calls to the national…

Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain. In a study, scientists have…

American Airlines to seek $12bn US government aid

Image copyright Getty Images American Airlines has confirmed it will seek $12bn (£9.7bn) of financial support from the US government because of the impact of coronavirus. Employees were told in an email this "would allow…

UK coronavirus measures making a difference

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Police officers from North Yorkshire Police stop motorists in cars to check that their travel is "essential" People are heeding the advice to stay at home to keep pressure…

Italy extends lockdown but hopes to turn corner

Image copyright EPA Italy has extended its lockdown until Easter, but there is some hope as the country reports a declining infection rate. The number of new coronavirus infections reported on Monday was 1,648, as…

Hungary government gets sweeping powers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hungarian Prime Minister Hungarian "wants a free hand in dealing with the pandemic" The Hungarian Parliament has voted by 137 to 53 to accept the government's request for the power…

Syria reports first coronavirus death

Image copyright EPA Image caption The virus could be spreading fast in Syria, medics warn Syria’s health ministry has said a woman has died from the coronavirus disease - the war-torn country’s first officially reported…