Italy bans midnight Mass at Christmas, bishops support stricter measures

Washington DC (USA) Dec 5: Italians will not be able to attend midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, with top health officials cracking down on any...

Vaccines won't end Covid so keep wearing your mask, top health official...

Washington DC (USA) Dec 5: Coronavirus vaccines will provide some light at the end of the tunnel, but they alone won't mean an end to...

Masks are critical to stopping coronavirus spread, even at home, CDC says

Washington DC (USA) Dec 5: Masks are "critical" to controlling the spread of coronavirus, and that includes at home sometimes, the US Centers for Disease...

Born in Vancouver in 1916, Fred Ko becomes one of the pandemic's...

British Columbia (Canada) December 5: Born in a church manse on Vancouver's Beatty Street on March 28, 1916, Fred Ko's long life was defined by...

Eco-friendly Christmas gifts for kids and people with kids

Brussels (Belgium) December 5: Shopping sustainably can feel overwhelming at the best of times - but when it comes to buying presents for children, it's...

Texas restaurant pays server $2,000 tip after customer allegedly left fraudulent payment

Washington DC (USA) Dec 4: A restaurant in Texas has endured a wild set of twists and turns after its waitress was tipped $2,000.

Maryland police, airport authorities stop child with coronavirus from boarding flight

Washington DC (USA) Dec 4: Maryland authorities successfully intercepted a COVID-positive passenger from boarding a flight on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

US Covid-19 hospitalizations set another daunting record at 100,667

Washington DC (USA) Dec 4: Thursday marked yet another bleak day of the pandemic, with the United States reporting a record high of 100,667 Covid-19...

Why children in Canada won't receive a coronavirus vaccine immediately

Ottawa (Canada) December 4: Canadian children and teens may have to wait to get any vaccines to protect people against COVID-19 because so few kids...

Facebook vows to tackle vaccine misinformation on its platform

Brussels (Belgium) December 4: Facebook has announced it will remove false information about vaccines from its platform.

How is nuclear fusion part of the UK's 'Green Industrial Revolution'?

London (UK) December 4: The UK government is searching for a site to build the world's first prototype nuclear fusion power station.

What are the different COVID-19 candidate vaccines and how do they work?

Brussels (Belgium) December 4: Three COVID-19 vaccine candidates are leading the race to become available to immunise populations.

Astronomers produce most detailed 3D map yet of the Milky Way

Brussels (Belgium) December 4: Astronomers have unveiled the most detailed 3D map of the Milky Way yet which could shed fresh light on the galaxy...

Mind control: Toronto doctors regulate patients' brains from afar using electrode stimulation

Toronto (Canada) December 3: Imagine watching your brain activity on a computer screen in real time.

New virus cases over 500 for 2nd day; no letup in sight...

Seoul (South Korea) Dec 3: South Korea's new coronavirus cases hovered above 500 for the second consecutive day Thursday as locally transmitted cases continued to...

Baby born from 27-year-old frozen embryo

Washington (USA) December 3: There's a mere 18-month age gap between this proud mom and her baby - and thanks to the wonders of science,...

Photographer, model arrested by Egyptian police following photo shoot at ancient site

Cairo (Egypt) December 3: A photographer and his muse were detained by Egyptian police after staging a photo shoot at Saqqara necropolis last week.

New monolith found in Atascadero, Calif., on mountain

California (USA) December 3: The third strange monolith, possibly made of stainless steel, to appear out of nowhere was spotted Wednesday in California.

Couple with coronavirus arrested for boarding flight to Hawaii: report

California (USA) December 3: A couple was arrested on Sunday for boarding a plane after they had tested positive for the coronavirus, according to reports.

Nightmares, alcohol and a looming divorce: The little-known story of Louis Zamperini's...

Washington (USA) December 3: Louis Zamperini fought some of his most difficult battles as an Army Air Force corpsman in World War II, surviving a...

Texas waitress gets $2G tip but restaurant refuses to give her a...

Texas (USA) December 3: A Texas waitress says she was thrilled to receive a $2,000 tip on a bill - only to find out from...

Royal Caribbean sailing first cruise since COVID-19 suspension 9 months ago

Washington DC (USA) Dec 2: Royal Caribbean's first cruise in nearly nine months set sail on Tuesday, marking another step forward to normalcy for the...

British bride allegedly fakes cancer for wedding donations, sympathy: report

Washington DC (USA) Dec 2: A bride in the United Kingdom went to extreme measures to get donations for her wedding.

A new study found coronavirus may have been in the US in...

Washington DC (USA) Dec 2: A new study published Monday suggests the novel coronavirus was infecting people across the US as early as December --...

Wendy's offers free Breakfast Baconators with a catch

Washington DC (USA) Dec 1: Wendy's wants you to eat a burger for breakfast.

Moderna applies for FDA authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine

Washington DC (USA) Dec 1: Pharmaceutical companyModerna applied on Monday to the US Food and Drug Administration for authorization of its Covid-19 vaccine.

Health officials worry about spike in coronavirus cases after holiday

Washington DC (USA) Nov 30: White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx said on Sunday that she is "deeply concerned" about an increase in cases...