US & World

Trump names VP Pence man in charge of coronavirus response

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump puts Pence in charge of coronavirus response US President Trump has appointed his Vice-President Mike Pence to coordinate the government response to the coronavirus outbreak. Both men told a White House news conference that the risk to the American people remained very low. The announcement came […]


Coronavirus: How is the UK planning for an outbreak?

Image copyright Getty Images Coronavirus has been seen in more than 30 countries, with signs it is getting a foothold in Europe. But what is the government planning to do if there is a major outbreak in the UK and how prepared is the NHS? The hope is it can still be contained The government […]

Coronavirus: Hundreds of flu patients to be tested by UK hospitals and GPs

Nurse’s request for premature baby sleeves is viral hit

Germany overturns ban on professionally assisted suicide


Red pandas are two species, not one

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Red panda: Endangered in the wild, its survival looks precarious The red panda is not one species but two, according to DNA evidence. Already endangered due to hunting and habitat loss, conservation efforts are now even more critical, say scientists. The red panda lives in the mountainous forests of China, […]

Docking gives Intelsat telecoms satellite new lease of life

Virgin Galactic sees demand for space travel surge

Underwater Photographer of the Year