[TOKYO] People in greater Tokyo and the Osaka area in western Japan hunkered down on Saturday as officials urged citizens to stay indoors to prevent a potential emergency, but some were carrying...

[MELBOURNE] Australia stepped up enforcement of social distancing rules on Saturday to contain community transmission of the novel coronavirus, implementing fines, closing beaches and threatening...

[WASHINGTON] A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has Covid-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement on Friday.

[NEW DELHI] With India locked down over the coronavirus and no way to earn money, Dilipji Thakor faces a grim choice: either walk home or die hungry.

[NEW YORK] Hedge funds have lost billions of dollars as coronavirus has stalled the economy and sent Wall Street into a tailspin. But the financial institutions favoured by the world's richest...

[NEW YORK] As New York becomes the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, even die-hard businesses are shutting down in the so-called "city that never sleeps."

[NEW YORK] Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the US coronavirus crisis pleaded on Friday for more protective gear and equipment to treat waves of patients expected to overwhelm hospitals as...

[TAIPEI] As China reopens its economy after months of lockdown, Apple Inc's iPhone factories are largely up and running. But with the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, the urgent...

[OTTAWA] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced a series of measures to boost the Canadian economy, almost doubling the amount of the aid pledged just two days ago to more than C$200...

[PARIS] European airlines waiting in line for coronavirus bailouts want to tap another source of interest-free loans: their customers.