In memory of our heroes in the Mumbai police

45 Sachin Patil Age 41 Last post held Police Sub-Inspector, Vikhroli Police Station Patil was known as an artist as he made exquisite rangoli designs during festivals. He joined the force as a constable and rose to the rank of subinspector. Patil tried self-medication at home after he developed symptoms of Covid-19. When his condition […]

In bustling Vietnam, Hoi An a bridge to the past

It’s still morning as I walk along the river toward Hoi An’s Central Market. My eyes are focused on the ground, to avoid stepping on the buckets of fish on one side and the baskets of chiles on the other. I don’t see her coming. The light punch on my shoulder, delivered with an expert […]

Burrito crisis: We leap to a convenient future in this pandemic, and risk losing everything

Ramiro & Sons is old-school to the point where it feels like time travel. Nino and his mother, Kim, have run the place since before Ramiro died in 2005, and many employees have worked there 15 to 25 years. Credit cards are useless — Kim Hernandez refuses to add a point of sale system like […]

Ravers and boomers: is intergenerational Covid tension real?

Where there is suspicion between those of different ages, it can often be tempered by mutual exposure. Emily, 17, and her mother, Emma, have been living in Cheltenham throughout lockdown with 79-year-old Sheila as part of the Homeshare UK scheme, where younger people live free of charge with older people in exchange for company and […]

Coronavirus live updates: 5 million coronavirus cases in US, most in world

12:17 p.m. Harry Reid calls Trump attack on mail-in voting foolish ‘hullabaloo’: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday that President Trump “is raising concerns that are non-existent” by attacking plans for mail-in voting during the pandemic, including in Reid’s home state of Nevada. The attacks are “an effort by Trump and the Republicans […]

Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: August 7-8

1:50 p.m. Trump claims executive powers to provide relief: President Trump signed an executive order Saturday that he said would extend the unemployment benefits for Americans after a stalemate with Congress on a new stimulus package. At his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., Trump said his order would give Americans $400 a week in jobless […]

Coronavirus live updates: SF businesses cratering under pandemic burden, fraction remain open

9:29 a.m. White House adviser tries to clean up Trump statement on Social Security tax: President Trump said Saturday that he will defer payroll taxes and if re-elected he would extend the deferral “beyond the end of the year and terminate the tax.” But White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday said that is […]

Enjoy it while you can! Britain to bask in another day of soaring temperatures before flood warnings come into effect next week as torrential storms bring heatwave to an end

‘Young people are inevitably among the brave and the bold, they want to be adventurous and out and about but we know that they have the virus, are more likely to at the moment, they often have less symptoms but they do take it back to their household and the community spread we are seeing […]

The tiniest victim of Beirut blast: Girl, 3, dies of her injuries following explosion… as thousands of protesters take to the streets in anti-Government protests

‘The participants agreed that their assistance should be timely, sufficient and consistent with the needs of the Lebanese people, well-coordinated under the leadership of the United Nations, and directly delivered to the Lebanese population, with utmost efficiency and transparency,’ it said.