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Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

Image copyright Reuters The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total. The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January. Globally there […]

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Coronavirus: Professional athletes train in lockdown

In the UK and beyond, professional and Olympic athletes have been striving to maintain their strict training regimes, whilst adhering to lockdown restrictions. Here are photos taken in May showing how some athletes have been maintaining their training routines. Image copyright Denis Balibouse/ ReutersImage caption Climber Petra Klingler trains at home in Bern, Switzerland Image […]

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Denmark embraces live music drive-ins

Concerts and music festivals have been cancelled around the world due to measures brought in to fight coronavirus. So musicians are finding new ways to reach their fans safely. Now drive-ins have been revived, to bring live music back to the stage. In Denmark, more than 70 shows are planned. The BBC caught a performance […]

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Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists

Image copyright Frank GardnerImage caption The cuckoos’ journeys have been avidly followed on social media One of the longest migrations recorded by any land bird is about to be completed. Using a satellite tag, scientists have monitored a cuckoo that has just flown more than 7,500 miles (12,000km) from southern Africa to its breeding ground […]