The man who declared victory over coronavirus By BBC | Last Updated: 28th October, 2020, 14:05

Tanzania President John Magufuli  has also introduced free education for all Tanzanians in public schools up to the fourth year of secondary school

Tanzania President John Magufuli: The man who declared victory over coronavirus

Thailand protest: Why young activists are embracing Hong Kong's tactics Inspired by HK, young Thais are changing defiance

Thailand’s student-led movement is drawing on the experience of Hong Kong’s young activists in its own fight for change


Covid: Why is coronavirus so deadly? Covid: Why is coronavirus so deadly?

In the early stages of an infection the virus is able to deceive the body


Thailand protest: Why young activists are embracing Hong Kong's tactics Young Thai activists are embracing Hong Kong tactics

Thai democracy activists defy a ban on gatherings after months of mounting protests targeting the prime minister and king


Covid: How to protest during a global pandemic Covid: How to protest during a global pandemic

 Protesters and activists have also faced criticism for gathering during a pandemic


1 in 6 children lives in extreme poverty: Analysis 1 in 6 children lives in extreme poverty

An estimated 1 in 6 children – or 356 million globally – lived in extreme poverty before the pandemic


 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster' Coronavirus: 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster'

 A Harvard University study shows that an increase of only one microgram per cubic metre in PM 2.5 - dangerous tiny pollutants in the air - is associated with an eight per cent increase in the Covid-19 death rate


Little Russel was a big-hearted human being: house tutor Little Russel was a big-hearted human being: house tutor

“Russel was very passionate to help people. He had great love in his heart for general people” 


National Museum of Science and Technology: A dream revived National Museum of Science and Technology: A dream revived

Spectators, especially the kids, will come to realise the position of each planet surrounding the sun from it


Thai protests: How pro-democracy movement gained momentum

Why Thai protesters are willing to break the law

The growing pro-democracy movement has been calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha


US gun sales soar amid pandemic, social unrest, election fears US gun sales soar amid pandemic, social unrest, election fears

Surges in US firearm sales have in recent decades been predictably driven by events sparking fears of impending gun-control legislation


Covid: Why bats are not to blame, say scientists Covid: Why bats are not to blame, say scientists

Bats are under unprecedented threat from habitat destruction, climate change, hunting


Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

The female tiger is seen embracing a tree, rubbing herself up against the bark to leave her scent and mark territory in Leopard National Park


Covid reinfection: Man gets Covid twice and second hit 'more severe' Man gets Covid twice with second hit 'more severe'

It also remains possible that the initial immune response made the second infection worse


10-year-old girl from India’s Kerala cooks 30 dishes in less than 1 hour, makes record books 10-year-old Kerala girl cooks 30 dishes in 1 hour!

The girl created the record on August 29 at the age of 10 years 06 months and 12 days


A Texas teenager breaks two world records for longest legs A Texas teenager breaks two world records for longest legs

Her left leg is over 53 inches long, while her right leg is slightly shorter, at 52.874 inches, according to Guiness


29 million girls, women victims of modern slavery 29 million girls, women victims of modern slavery

“The reality is that there are more people living in slavery today than any other time in human history”


Covid: How ill has Trump been and has he recovered? Covid: How ill has Trump been and has he recovered?

Trump took zinc and vitamin D supplements, melatonin and aspirin, which can reduce fever and help prevent clotting


Dhak makers, sellers losing rhythm of life Dhak makers, sellers losing rhythm of life

The dhak makers and dhak sellers have been struggling to make their ends meet


Covid and Trump: The president's healthcare v the average American's Trump's healthcare v the average American's

Compare this to the intensive care wards across the country, where beds have been running out at various points during the pandemic


Covid: Nearly 500,000 redundancies planned since crisis began Covid: Nearly 500,000 redundancies planned since crisis began

The big summer rush may have been partly caused by firms preparing to cut staff before the end of the furlough scheme on 31 October


Covid: What is the risk to Donald Trump's health? Covid: What is the risk to Donald Trump's health?

He is 74 and has a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30, which is the clinical definition of obesity


Stunning ancient Australian rock art shows local images over 6000 years ago Stunning ancient Australian rock art shows local images over 6000 years ago

The images depict a range of animals and humans, often in ceremonial contexts, with some of them over 50 cm in size


How the oil industry made us doubt climate change How the oil industry made us doubt climate change

Researchers argue this was just the start of a decades-long campaign to shape public opinion and to spread doubt about climate change


Coronavirus: 'We're Australian but we're trapped in the UK' Coronavirus: Australians trapped in UK

The government has restricted people from leaving the country without an exemption, and few are given


How much gold is there left to mine in the world? How much gold is there left to mine in the world?

Gold is in hot demand as an investment, a status symbol, and a key component in many electronic products


Why the case of a maid who battled a millionaire has gripped Singapore The maid who took on a Singapore millionaire

Ms Parti was accused of stealing various items from the Liews including 115 pieces of clothing, luxury handbags, a DVD player and a Gerald Genta watch


Search for peace in Afghanistan will not succeed unless all parties relinquish entrenched thinking Search for peace in Afghanistan will not succeed unless all parties relinquish entrenched thinking

Negotiators representing the Taliban and the rest of the Afghan political establishment and their masters bear in large or small measure the psychological 


Long Covid: 'My fatigue was like nothing I've experienced before' Long Covid: Waiting for help with post-viral fatigue

Thousands of coronavirus patients, including many who were not ill enough to be hospitalised, have been suffering for months from fatigue and a range of other symptoms


The Indian queens who modelled for the world's first vaccine The Indian queens who modelled for the world's first vaccine

The journey of the vaccine to the Wadiyar queen probably began - in India at least - with the three-year-old daughter of a British servant named Anna Dusthall


Covid-19 Singapore: A ‘pandemic of inequality’ exposed How a pandemic exposed Singapore's inequalities

Clothes and the odd towel hang in front of the beds, providing some semblance of privacy


Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered by UK government Tighter national rules considered by UK government

A short period of national rules - a "circuit break" of a few weeks - could be announced in the next week


The student daring to challenge Thailand’s monarchy The student daring to challenge Thailand’s monarchy

To the cheering of thousands of students of one of Thailand's top universities, she read out a now-famous 10-point manifesto, calling for reform of the monarchy


Coronavirus in Kenya: From salon to sewer worker From salon to sewer worker in coronavirus Kenya

They scoop plastic bottles, broken shoes, dirty nappies and human faeces from the open sewer, using their metal spades and rakes


Coronavirus: India faces oxygen scarcity as cases surge India faces oxygen scarcity as Covid cases surge

Around 500 factories spread across India extract and purify oxygen from the air


Community health clinic comes as platforms for a healthy rural Bangladesh Community health clinic comes as platforms for a healthy rural Bangladesh

Despite many good efforts, the major challenges in the healthcare sector in rural areas are low quality of care, lack of awareness, and limited access to facilities


Coronavirus: Who would get the vaccine first?

Coronavirus: Who would get the vaccine first?

Unprecedented steps are being taken to ensure roll-out of the vaccine is global


Pranabda struck a chord with people of Bangladesh with his wisdom and warmth Pranabda struck a chord with people of Bangladesh with his wisdom and warmth

Pranabda was one of the first persons I called on after my arrival in Delhi as Bangladesh’s High Commissioner in 1992, writes Farooq Sobhan, Former Foreign Secretary, Bangladesh and former High Commissioner to India


Suspension of a US professor sparks debate over a Chinese word Simple Chinese word sparks racial sensitivity debate

More than 11,000 people have now signed a Change.org petition calling for Prof Patton to be re-instated. And in China there are discussions taking place over whether the university acted too abruptly


Trump Nobel Peace Prize nomination - what you need to know What's behind Trump's Nobel Peace Prize nomination?

For a nomination alone, the barrier to entry is low: all nominations from heads of state or politicians serving at a national level are accepted

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