Health

Coronavirus: All you need to know in 500 words

Virus thought to have originated in China's Wuhan has killed over 88,000 people and infected more than 1.48 million.

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks

Countries around the world are stepping up efforts to tackle the new coronavirus that has killed tens of thousands.

China

Timeline: How the new coronavirus spread

The virus has killed more than 88,000 people and infected at least 1.48 million worldwide.

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases?

Over 1.48 million infections are confirmed in at least 184 countries and territories, including more than 88,000 deaths.

South Korea

US ambassador to South Korea discussing plans to resign: Sources

Harry Harris, a 40-year US Navy veteran, has reportedly expressed frustration with the tensions and drama of his tenure.

US ambassador to South Korea discussing plans to resign: Sources

Coronavirus pandemic

Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds, prompting WHO probe

Study published in the Science journal also found cats can infect each other via respiratory droplets.

Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds, prompting WHO probe

AJ Impact

Supply change: Japan to fund firms to shift China production

Japanese manufacturers have been starved of key components from China since its factories closed due to the coronavirus.

Supply change: Japan to fund firms to shift China production

AJ Impact

Oil prices climb before OPEC+ talks, Asian shares falter

Energy investors hope oil producers can agree to an output cut, but economic uncertainty continues to pressure markets.

Oil prices climb before OPEC+ talks, Asian shares falter

World Health Organization

Taiwan rejects as 'groundless' accusations it attacked WHO chief

Taipei says Tedros' claim that racist slurs against him had originated from Taiwan are 'imaginary' and 'irresponsible'.

Taiwan rejects as 'groundless' accusations it attacked WHO chief

Vietnam

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

In an unusually pointed statement, Manila laments loss of trust among neighbours due to incidents in disputed seas.

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

Coronavirus pandemic

WHO defends coronavirus handling; UK toll rises: Live updates

Worldwide confirmed COVID-19 cases approach 1.5 million as global death toll exceeds 85,000.

WHO defends coronavirus handling; UK toll rises: Live updates

Australia

Australia moves to protect Indigenous people from coronavirus

Experts fear COVID-19 may inflict greater toll on remote Indigenous communities due to limited access to medical care.

Australia moves to protect Indigenous people from coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic

S Korea's smartphone apps tracking coronavirus won't stop buzzing

Signs of fatigue over alerts, privacy concerns pose challenge to government's efforts to contain spread of coronavirus.

S Korea's smartphone apps tracking coronavirus won't stop buzzing

Coronavirus pandemic

In Pictures: China's Wuhan lifts coronavirus lockdown

Streets in the city of 11 million people were clogged and long queues seen at the airport, train and bus stations.

In Pictures: China's Wuhan lifts coronavirus lockdown

Asia Pacific

Australia's Great Barrier Reef shows record devastation

New aerial surveys of Australia's Great Barrier Reef show unprecedented levels of coral bleaching.