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Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people's mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health? Being concerned about the news is understandable, but for many people it can make existing mental health problems worse. When the World Health Organization released ... Full story

NSA warns of ongoing Russian hacking campaign against U.S. systems

FILE PHOTO: A computer keyboard lit by a displayed cyber code is seen in this illustration picture taken on March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo. (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency on Thursday warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure. ... Full story

Unlikely animal friendships |

THE BLUE FOREST OF BELGIUM. Wild bluebells form a carpet of blue in the Hallerbos, also known as the 'Blue Forest', near the Belgian city of Halle. THE GAUCHOS OF URUGUAY. Cowboys converge on Montevideo to show off their skills during Creole week celebrations. Full story

World's oldest man Bob Weighton dies, aged 112 News

Image caption Bob Weighton passed away at his flat in Alton, Hampshire. The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112. Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, became the oldest man in February following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, who was also 112. In a statement his family said Mr Weighton was an "extraordinary man" who "died peacefully in his sleep, from cancer" on Thursday morning at the flat where he lived. He was born in ... Full story

France to reopen cafes, bars and restaurants

Image caption Restaurants in Paris - such as L'Ambassade d'Auvergne - will not yet be able to accommodate customers at inside tables. France's PM Edouard Philippe has announced the reopening of bars and restaurants nationally, although Paris will need careful monitoring despite no longer being a virus hotspot. A ban on travelling more than 100km (60 miles) has also been relaxed, but the bar on gatherings of more than 10 people remains. "Freedom ... Full story

Turkey's Erdogan says many facilities to reopen on June 1

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Istanbul, Turkey, January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen from June 1 as it eases restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. ... Full story

Berlin monument to 1989 democracy heroes - in pictures News

Image caption The slogan of the 1989 protesters will be on the monument: "We are the people. We are one people". Little remains of the Berlin Wall, but a new monument in the German capital will honour the protesters who defied the communist state in 1989 and led the divided nation to reunification. A groundbreaking ceremony has just taken place for the Monument to Freedom and Unity, in central Berlin. The 50m-long (164ft) bowl will move gently ... Full story

COVID-19 infects more than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers: union

FILE PHOTO: A Tyson Foods pork processing plant, temporarily closed due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen in Waterloo, Iowa, U.S., April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Brenna Norman. CHICAGO (Reuters) - More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 44 workers have died, the country’s largest meatpacking union said on Thursday, reflecting an increasing toll on plant employees. Meat ... Full story

Mammoth skeletons dug up at Mexico City airport construction site

ZUMPANGO, Mexico (Reuters) - Alongside construction crews racing to build the Mexican capital’s new airport, skulls and curving tusks of massive mammoths peek through the dirt as archaeologists dig up more and more bones belonging to the ice age’s most famous mammal. FILE PHOTO: A mammoth bone is pictured under a red tent at a site where archaeologists of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) work to unearth the ... Full story

AstraZeneca says it may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to virus

(Reuters) - The chief executive of AstraZeneca ( AZN.L ), which is developing a leading coronavirus vaccine with Oxford University, said it is too early to deliberately expose trial participants to the pathogen, but it may become an option if ongoing tests hit a snag. FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 8, 2019. ... Full story