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Coronavirus: Spain imposes local lockdown in Galicia

Officials in Spain’s north-western region of Galicia have re-imposed restrictions on an area of 70,000 people following a Covid-19 outbreak. Only those travelling for work will be allowed to leave or enter the coastal district of A Marina from midnight on Sunday to Friday. The...

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Today’s Joke

A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him,...

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COVID-19 safety: Tips for travel, restaurants, and the gym

As communities lift stay-at-home restrictions, it’s important to keep taking steps to protect yourself from COVID-19. Find out how to safely travel, visit restaurants, go to the gym and more during reopening. If coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) stay-at-home restrictions are easing in your community, you might...

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Coronavirus: Czechs hold ‘farewell party’ for pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the pandemic was not even close to being over, but in the Czech Republic, a party has been held to give the coronavirus a “symbolic farewell”. Thousands of guests sat at a 500 metre-long (1640ft) table...

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Carl Reiner: US comedy star dies at 98

Carl Reiner, who helped create The Dick Van Dyke Show and acted in films like Ocean’s Eleven, has died aged 98. The prolific writer, comedian, director and actor also directed several films including Steve Martin vehicles The Jerk (1979) and All of Me (1984). He...

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Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say. The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that...

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Segway: End of the road for the much-hyped two-wheeler

Segway is ending production of its original two-wheeler, which was popular with city tour guides and some police forces – but not the public. Launched in 2001, the much-hyped self-balancing vehicle promised to revolutionise personal transport. The Segway, invented by US engineer Dean Kamen, debuted...