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China releases largest study on Covid-19 outbreak

You can study only the cases you find, and other scientists have estimated there could be 10 times as many people infected as are ending up in the official statistics. That means the overall death rate is likely to be lower than the one reported in this study.

The study suggests that th…

Heart doctors 'held back stent death data'

A spokesman for Abbott said: "The study's execution, data collection, analysis and interpretation were entirely performed by independent research organisations. The publication of three-year Excel data reflects the original follow-up period and endpoints the study was powered to assess."

Coronavirus declared global health emergency

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Crowe sends fires climate message to Golden Globes

Thanks to the @goldenglobes .What a cast I got to work with.Naomi Watts, @WallisAnnabelle Sienna Miller, Aleksa Palladino @JoshStamberg @SethMacFarlane Simon McBurney and everybody else. They created a complete world. Their commitment, sensitivity and courage was inspiring.…

Samoa measles outbreak worsens

To date, 1,797 measles cases have been reported since the outbreak with 153 recorded in the last 24 hours. 22 measles related deaths have been recorded, with 2 fatalities in the past 24 hours. *Includes 122 lab confirmed cases; routine measles testing is no longer recommended.…

Slave markets found on Instagram and other apps

Apps including 4Sale and Instagram enable employers to sell the sponsorship of their domestic workers to other employers, for a profit. This bypasses the agencies, and creates an unregulated black market which leaves women more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

"We have asked BBC to …

'If you want to live, squeeze my hand'

When Tom Patterson started vomiting during an Egyptian holiday he thought he had food poisoning. He was wrong. In fact he was infected with an antibiotic-resistant superbug and only his wife's determination and a revolutionary new treatment would save him.

"I thought I can't just take ma…

Trump lawyer Giuliani subpoenaed by Democrats

And in a separate development on Monday, it emerged that President Trump had pushed another foreign leader for help connected to his domestic political situation. The Australian government confirmed that Mr Trump asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help assist the US attorney general, Bill Ba…

The Taiwanese sending 2,000 gas masks to Hong Kong

While Hong Kong is a former British colony that reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, Taiwan has been ruled separately since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949. But Beijing sees the island as a province to be reunified with China one day - by force if necessary.

While there's no…

Amazon fires an emergency, say Merkel and Macron

The French and German leaders say the record number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest is an international crisis which must be discussed at this weekend's G7 summit.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the "acute emergency" belonged on the agenda, agreeing with French President Emm…

US attorney general faces contempt vote

Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement on Monday: "Congress must see the full report and underlying evidence to determine how to best move forward with oversight, legislation, and other constitutional responsibilities.