The pop culture status that Ruth Bader Ginsburg found — or rather, that found her — in recent years was just a side show, albeit one that amused her, to the unique and profound impact she had on women's lives around the world.
The OECD warns of "dire" consequences of the pandemic, which is also affecting the illicit drug trade. As of midnight, Britain will have gone two months without burning coal for electricity. US TV show "Cops," long considered problematic, has been pulled from the air.
The pandemic is robbing the world of institutional memories of the past as older people fall victim to COVID-19. Indira Lakshmanan, the senior executive editor for National Geographic, shares her mother's story.
Half of workers worldwide are at risk of losing their livelihoods due to the novel coronavirus, the International Labor Organization estimates. In the US, international students contribute some $41 billion annually to the economy. But will they be able to return to campus in the fall? Is war the best metaphor for the coronavirus? And, Ghana's dancing pallbearers have gone viral: "Stay home or dance with us."
Irrfan Khan, an Indian actor who brought versatility and style to recent hit films and had roles in Hollywood movies such as "Life of Pi" and "The Namesake" and "Slumdog Millionaire," died on Wednesday, aged 53.
A hotel on Spain’s resort island of Tenerife was put on lockdown after a visiting doctor from Italy tested positive for the novel coronavirus. And, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, ousted during the 2011 Arab Spring protests, died today at age 91. Also, happy Fat Tuesday (or Pączki Day for some)! We head to a “dream factory” in Rio as the city celebrates Carnival.