US Justice Dept investigating shooting of black jogger as possible hate crime
Warning: some viewers may find the images in this report distressing. Disturbing footage has emerged showing a police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on an African American man’s neck as he yells ‘I cannot breathe’. The man later died. It comes shortly after the US Department of Justice announced they were investigating another shocking incident of…
Building for the future: Three experts discuss life after coronavirus
From face masks to social distancing, life has changed dramatically in the coronavirus pandemic – possibly forever. So what might the future look like?
Gun sales in United States highest since records began amid coronavirus
Is it a rush to get protection against an unknown enemy? Fear of social turmoil and the breakdown of civil authority? Whatever the reason, Americans are buying guns like never before. New data collected by the FBI shows US gun sales in March were the highest since records began. With gun stores described as essential…
Coronavirus Debate: What does the future of the world look like?
As the world continues to fight the spread of coronavirus, what can it expect at the other end? Will we face a Great Depression, as many have predicted? Will globalisation, the root of much prosperity and inequality survive? Will there be a Green Revolution? Will nationalism triumph? And do our bizarre locked down lives give…
Pakistan plane crash: Dozens dead as jet hits densely-populated area of Karachi
A Pakistani passenger plane with almost 100 people on board has crashed in a residential area of Karachi – with reports of many casualties on the ground.
Brazil becomes new coronavirus epicentre as death toll tops 20,000
More than 20,000 people have now died with coronavirus in Brazil – making the South American country the new epicentre of the pandemic.
Tanzania’s President dubbed Africa’s Trump claims non-human samples tested positive for coronavirus
Tanzania’s President is often described as Africa’s Trump – not least because of his bizarre pronouncements on coronavirus.
President Trump hits back at Barack Obama for criticism of his pandemic response
The former US president Barack Obama has condemned the country’s lack of leadership during the pandemic – declaring that ‘a lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge’.
Rwandan millionaire accused of financing genocide arrested after 23 years
A Rwandan millionaire accused of financing the genocide against the Tutsis in 1994 has been arrested after 23 years on the run. Felicien Kabuga, who’s 84, was detained early this morning in a Paris suburb where he’d been staying under a false identity. He’s been indicted by the International Crimininal Tribunal for Rwanda on several…
Coronavirus explained: does wearing a face mask protect you from Covid-19?
Will a face covering really protect you from Covid-19?
Coronavirus explained: How and when to end a lockdown
Is there a clear path to normality – or a new normal?
The Spanish Flu of 1918: the history of a deadly pandemic and lessons for coronavirus
The Spanish Flu pandemic hit the world 100 years ago. Are there any lessons for today as countries try to stem the spread of Covid-19?
‘No-one is engineering viruses to release to wipe out the global population’ – diseases expert Peter Daszak
I’m joined by Peter Daszak – a scientist working in the US to help find a cure for Covid-19.
Street children left struggling to survive during Nigeria lockdown
With nearly half of the country’s population living hand-to-mouth, for them lockdown has had a particularly high price. And no group is more vulnerable than the millions of children – who call the streets their home.
‘Fact we have worst outbreak in world damages perception of American competence’ – Jeremy Konyndyk, Center for Global Development
We spoke to Jeremy Konyndyk, who is on the WHO Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee.