Death toll from Beirut explosion rises to 200

More than 200 people are believed to have been killed by Tuesday’s devastating explosion in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, its governor has said. Marwan Abboud said dozens were still missing, many of them foreign workers. The army has meanwhile called…

The slow death of the American all-you-can-eat buffet

A dining experience beloved by generations of hungry Americans is in danger of being spoiled by the coronavirus pandemic. Buffets – from the humblest hotel breakfasts to the grandest casino banquets – are struggling to stay afloat as new health…

Trump drug ‘raises death risk in Covid patients’

The drug US President Donald Trump said he was taking to ward off Covid-19 actually increases the risk of patients with the disease dying from it, a study in the Lancet has found. The study said there were no benefits…

Iconic editor’s virus death adds to care home tragedy

A pioneering Indian journalist who mingled with some of the world’s most famous celebrities has died with Covid-19 at a home for the elderly in London. Gulshan Ewing was 92 when she died in residential care in Richmond, her daughter…