Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

Alpine ice sheds light on medieval murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 Ancient air pollution, trapped in ice, reveals new details about life and death in 12th Century Britain.In a study, scientists have found traces of lead, transported on the winds from British mines that operated in the late 1100s.Air pollution from lead in…
American Airlines to seek $12bn US government aid

American Airlines to seek $12bn US government aid

Image copyright Getty Images American Airlines has confirmed it will seek $12bn (£9.7bn) of financial support from the US government because of the impact of coronavirus.Employees were told in an email this "would allow us to fly through even the worst of potential future scenarios".It said it would mean "no involuntary furloughs or cuts in…
Nipsey Hussle: Who killed the rapper in LA?

Nipsey Hussle: Who killed the rapper in LA?

At 2:50pm on 31 March last year, the rapper Nipsey Hussle sent out a tweet.Having strong enemies is a blessing.— THA GREAT (@NipseyHussle) March 31, 2019 Just 30 minutes later, he was dead.CCTV footage shows a man approach Nipsey, with a gun in each hand, and open fire on him outside the clothing store he…
US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea

US death rates v China, Italy and South Korea

The US has seen its cases spike dramatically in recent days and these graphs show what could be in store.Produced by the BBC's Franz Strasser, narrated by Hannah Long-Higgins.
Italy extends lockdown but hopes to turn corner

Italy extends lockdown but hopes to turn corner

Image copyright EPA Italy has extended its lockdown until Easter, but there is some hope as the country reports a declining infection rate. The number of new coronavirus infections reported on Monday was 1,648, as opposed to 3,815 the previous day. The death toll, however, rose again, with 812 deaths reported, compared with 756 the…
US in good shape to meet virus ‘peak’ – Trump

US in good shape to meet virus ‘peak’ – Trump

Image copyright EPA Donald Trump has said the US will be in "very good shape" in terms of the number of ventilators by the time the coronavirus outbreak peaks.The US president said there were now at least 10 companies making the ventilators - key equipment to treat critically ill patients.He said more than a million…
‘You prepare for the worst as a nurse but not this’

‘You prepare for the worst as a nurse but not this’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus: Lack of medical supplies 'a national shame'Facing supply shortages and the fear that this could just be the beginning, a nurse working in a New York City emergency room, with 12 years' experience, tells the BBC what it's like on the front lines of America's coronavirus…
Singapore court upholds gay sex ban

Singapore court upholds gay sex ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A gay rights rally, Pink Dot, is in held in Singapore annually A bid to overturn a law that criminalises gay sex in Singapore has been dismissed by a court, dealing a blow to the city state’s LGBT movement.The high court rejected appeals by three gay men who had…
‘Virus-fighting’ scientist gets magnets stuck in nose

‘Virus-fighting’ scientist gets magnets stuck in nose

Image copyright Courtesy of Daniel Reardon Image caption Daniel Reardon had to go to hospital to have the magnets removed An Australian astrophysicist who hoped to create a device to help stop people catching the coronavirus has ended up in hospital - after getting magnets stuck up his nose.Dr Daniel Reardon came up with a…
Coronavirus: Hungary government gets sweeping powers

Coronavirus: Hungary government gets sweeping powers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hungarian Prime Minister Hungarian "wants a free hand in dealing with the pandemic" The Hungarian Parliament has voted by 137 to 53 to accept the government's request for the power to rule by decree during the coronavirus emergency. The law contains no time limit. Prime Minister Viktor Orban promised to…