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Coronavirus vaccine: Italy boasts finding ‘world’s first vaccine’ but UK tests weeks ahead | World | News

Scientists at the Rome-based Takis Biotech have tested the jab on mice and took the antibodies they made in response. The early results from the lab tests show the antibodies created could stop human cells being infected with COVID-19. Luigi Aurisicchio, chief executive at Takis Biotech, wants trials to begin in the autumn. He said: […]

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These Are the World’s Happiest Countries — And the Most Miserable

(Bloomberg) — Finland was once again crowned as the world’s happiest country, extending its lead over Denmark and Switzerland, according to a United Nations-affiliated research network. Finnish contentment stems from high levels of trust, which also underpins solid rankings across the rest of the Nordic region, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network said in the World […]

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Coronavirus: How the world’s streets are emptying

The outbreak of the coronavirus has led to the emptying of public spaces around the world, whether by government decree or by more personal responses. Image copyright HANNAH MCKAY / Reuters Image caption A woman walks across an empty Millennium Bridge during London’s rush hour. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said everyone in the UK […]

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The world’s demand for palm oil is igniting a climate bomb

By Rebecca Wright, Ivan Watson, Tom Booth and Masrur Jamaluddin, CNN Kalimantan, Indonesia (CNN) — Deep within the jungles of Indonesian Borneo, illegal fires rage, creating apocalyptic red skies and smoke that has spread as far as Malaysia and Singapore. People are choking. Animals are dying. This is no ordinary fire. It was lit for […]

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