The fires have forced tens of thousands to flee and cast a shroud of smoke that has given Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, some of the worst air quality in the world
In recent weeks, protesters in Portland have pointed laser beams, lobbed water bottles and trash bags and, in one case, according to the Portland Police Bureau, hurled an open pocketknife at the officers guarding the courthouse
The arrests came this week during clashes with specially equipped federal police agents sent to Portland, where 56 straight days of anti-racism demonstrations have captured national attention
In Portland, federal agents unleash militarised crackdown on protesters; 'attack on democracy', says mayor
The agents in Portland are part of “rapid deployment teams” put together after Trump directed federal agencies to deploy additional personnel to protect statues, monuments and federal property during the continuing unrest.
'Windows, merchandise can be replaced': Retailers in US, battered by COVID-19, now confront George Floyd killing protests, but empathise
Even as major chains boarded up stores and halted operations, they largely sought to convey empathy for protesters following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, and did not condemn the damage to their businesses.
China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, including five locally-transmitted infections; nine districts in Wuhan classified as low-risk'
Signifying the slowdown of the virus in the country, China on Saturday held a nationwide memorial for martyrs and victims of the coronavirus in the country.
Donald Trump says Americans should wear face masks to combat coronavirus, but 'don't think I'm gonna do it'
President Donald Trump has recommended Americans to cover their faces with scarves or homemade cloth masks while going outside to curb the spread of the coronavirus though he would not wear one himself.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump extends US social distancing guidelines till 30 April as govt expert predicts over 100,000 deaths
Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April
Except coronavirus epicentre Wuhan, all cities in China's Hubei province set to resume domestic flights from tomorrow
Domestic operations in China's Hubei province except in Wuhan Tianhe International Airport will be resumed from Sunday, China's Civil Aviation Regulator (CAAC) said on Friday.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Norwegian Refugee Council says worldwide travel bans preventing it from reaching people in West Asian conflict zones
The Norwegian Refugee Council said it was unable to reach people in Syria, Yemen and the Gaza Strip, where authorities have imposed strict measures to halt the spread of the virus
Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Indonesia sees deficit in hospital beds, medical staff, ICU; 55 dead so far
Health experts say Indonesia faces a surge in coronavirus cases after a slow government response masked the scale of the outbreak in the world’s fourth most populous country
Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump against doctors' advice on complete shutdown, says such move will affect country's economy
Coronavirus has so far claimed 550 lives and infected 43,700 people in the US, New York is the worst affected state with 157 deaths
Coronavirus Outbreak: China to lift travel curbs in Hubei province, end lockdown of Wuhan on 8 April as infections begin to abate
Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus cases were first detected in December last year on Monday reported one new confirmed case of the COVID-19 after reporting zero cases for five consecutive days
Coronavirus Outbreak: Amazon, Bill Gates join hands to deliver test kits as Covid-19 pandemic cases soar in the US
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the US hard with over 45,000 cases and over 500 deaths registered.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Deaths rise by 602 in a day in Italy, taking toll to 6,078; total number of confirmed cases 63,927 till yesterday
On Sunday, 651 people died. That followed 793 on Saturday and 627 on Friday in Italy
'Don't be a threat to society. We are fighting for our existence, not for our livelihood. Follow the government's lockdown guidelines', Gautam Gambhir added
Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Could've told us earlier'; Donald Trump slams China for being secretive about the pandemic
'They should have told us about this', Donald Trump told reporters at a press conference in the White House on Sunday during a briefing on his administration's coronavirus response
Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee urges Narendra Modi to stop all flights from landing in West Bengal
West Bengal on Sunday announced a partial lockdown from 5 pm on Monday till 27 March midnight, in an attempt to arrest the spread of the viral disease
Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi Bar Council says high court should consider total shutdown till 31 March
It also suggested that no advocates, their staff or litigants be allowed to enter the court premises, except for urgent matters and said that the entire premises should be sanitised periodically
Home quarantine stamped people to be arrested if found in public places, says Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao
According to officials, the stamped people should remain quarantined at home, the default period being 14 days