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A major study in India offers insights into on how the spread of the virus differs by age and gender.

An ambitious new study of nearly 85,000 coronavirus cases in India and nearly 600,000 of their contacts, published Wednesday in the journal Science, offers important insights not just for India,…

Melting Ice Reveals Mummified Penguins in Antarctica

In January 2016, Steven Emslie was finishing a season of studying penguin colonies living near Zucchelli Station, an Italian base in Antarctica. With the austral summer quickly coming to a…

France’s Colonial Legacy Is Being Judged in Trial Over African Art

PARIS — Wearing a long, white tunic with the names of two African ethnic groups written on it, the defendant stepped forward to the bar, took a breath, and launched…

Woman Dies in Delhi After Gang Rape, Fueling Outrage Again in India

NEW DELHI — A teenager from a north Indian village who was dragged from a field and raped by a group of men died of her injuries at a hospital…

In Madrid, a virus resurgence is dividing the rich and poor.

As Spain struggles to cope with a second wave of the virus, its capital, Madrid, the epicenter of the latest outbreak, has locked down about 1 million people in 45…

The Carnival Parade Is Canceled, and Rio Is Reeling

RIO DE JANEIRO — For more than a century, Rio de Janeiro’s carnival has been an irrepressible force, unstoppable by wars, disease, labor strikes or political repression. Raucous celebrations took…

North Korea admits ‘faults’ in its fight against Covid-19.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has discovered “faults” in its anti-epidemic measures, its state news media reported on Wednesday, days after the country apologized for killing a South Korean…

Huge Study of Coronavirus Cases in India Offers Some Surprises to Scientists

With 1.3 billion people jostling for space, India has always been a hospitable environment for infectious diseases of every kind. And the coronavirus has proved to be no exception: The…

A North Carolina college student apparently died of rare neurological complications from the virus, his family says.

A 19-year-old student at Appalachian State University — a basketball player “in tremendous shape,” according to his family — died Monday night, apparently of neurological complications related to Covid-19, his…

Indian Court Acquits Hindu Leaders of Demolishing Historic Mosque

A court in India has acquitted all the suspects, including several high-profile politicians from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, who were accused of demolishing a centuries-old mosque in the northern…