Dad has always sent care packages from China. Now it’s face masks instead of snacks

The first care package I received from home was a few months into my first year of university in the US. I was 17 and it was my first time living alone abroad; homesickness came in waves and sat like a dead weight on my chest. So when the brown cardboard box came, battered from […]

Cambodian government offers financial support for tourism sector

Phnom Penh (VNA) – The Cambodian government recently announced a measure to assist workers employed in the tourism sector which is severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, it said the government will pay 20 percent of the workers’ minimum wages, adding that the financial measure will apply to those who are suspended […]

Coronavirus briefing: NHS staff testing ‘scandal’ and harrowing survival tales

What the papers say Front pages feature fierce criticism of the conditions under which NHS workers are working. The Metro quotes the head of one doctors’ group saying those treating patients without masks and tests are “like soldiers being sent to war with no helmets”. Reporting that just 2,000 of 1.2 million workers had been […]

Smog alert: ‘very high’ air pollution levels spread across England

David Cameron dismissed the smog as a natural event. In his BBC Breakfast interview the prime minister said: The advice I would give to people is listen very carefully to what the Met Office is saying about the weather. Public Health England’s website, you can look at that. Or just go to, which is […]

Football Manager 2020: The best wonderkids to sign for your club during coronavirus lockdown

Greenwood turned 18 in October and has been smashing in the goals since being given his break in the Manchester United side by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term. But if you want to Mas him your own, he’s worth a big £19.98m in transfer value… but has wages of just £3,500.

Coronavirus: US death toll exceeds 5,000

Queens, New York City’s second-most populous borough, has the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths. The area is home to a large population of low-income workers employed by the service sector who live in close proximity, and social-distancing guidelines are hard to enforce.

5 things to know for April 2: Coronavirus, health, guns, NASA, Daniel Pearl

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, questioning other states’ leaders who haven’t yet issued stay-at-home orders to combat coronavirus spread. As of this morning, all but 11 states have issued sweeping orders for residents to avoid going out in public.

US nearly runs out of emergency stockpiles of medical supplies: Reports

The US has nearly run out of its emergency stockpiles of medical supplies like masks, gowns and gloves in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 5,000 lives in the country and infected 210,000 people, according to reports. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has delivered more than 11.6 million N-95 masks, 5.2 […]

China Continues Aggression Towards Taiwan amid Coronavirus Success

In early February, China launched joint drills featuring naval and air forces near Taiwan and a combat-readiness drill in which its warplanes surrounded the independent island. Following days of drills which saw Chinese fighter jets fly close to Taiwanese airspace, crossing over at times, China’s People’s Liberation Army Eastern Theatre Command said its forces had carried […]

Xinhua Headlines: Iron-clad China-Serbia friendship stronger in COVID-19 fight

Serbia and China, as comprehensive strategic partners, are connected by a wide range of cooperation in trade, infrastructure, investments, green energy and industry, transfer of technology, innovation, tourism, science, culture, education and people to people connectivity, he added.