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World News Day

ST's World News Day show shines light on journalism in face of pandemic

Straits Times China correspondent Elizabeth Law has reported from conflict zones and natural disaster-hit areas. Last year, she also reported on the Hong Kong protests.

More than 150 news outlets mark World News Day with journalism showcase, panel discussions

As the coronavirus rages, the young in Asia did not sit still.

US updates Covid-19 measures based on new findings; some media outlets misrepresent information: Anthony Fauci

America's policies on handling the Covid-19 outbreak are constantly updated based on the most recent findings about the virus.


Above: Jinyintan Hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan was one of the first to start treating Covid-19 patients. Right: ST's China correspondent Elizabeth Law in Wuhan. In the background is Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, where the coronavirus was b
In Wuhan, 'ground zero' of the coronavirus outbreak

Our China Correspondent Elizabeth Law was among the first to visit Wuhan, the city of 11 million that was the epicentre of the global coronavirus outbreak, when it lifted its two-month lockdown on April 8. She recounts:

ST reporters dig deep to answer readers' queries

Can I go to my favourite bubble tea shop to buy a drink, or perhaps go to the park for some exercise? Can Covid-19 infect my pet, and can I visit my grandchildren to take care of them?

Long, arduous journey to clear migrant worker dorms in Singapore of coronavirus

On Aug 7, Singapore finished testing all 323,000 migrant workers staying in dormitories for Covid-19. And the tally as at Aug 3 had shown that some nine in 10 of these workers - or 273,000 - had recovered or had been tested to be free of Covid-19.

A section of the Pan-Island Expressway and Central Expressway in Toa Payoh on May 5 at 8.30am. With many working from home, the morning rush-hour jam has disappeared. ST FILE PHOTO
Singapore like you've never seen before

Our executive editor Sumiko Tan took to the streets of Singapore to capture the uncanny quiet of a normally bustling city at the height of the partial lockdown in April. This was for a report to go with special drone footage of the city captured by our team from the ST Photo Desk. She recounts: In a city that has hit the pause button, it is the security officer you see the most often.

Stay At Home song urges Singaporeans to play their part

The Straits Times partnered with 11 local artists for a remake of a timeless, well-loved song to urge Singaporeans and residents to stay at home and do their bit to help the country overcome the Covid-19 outbreak.


In Brazil, grappling with loss when bridges - and borders - close

It all happened very fast. There was no time to prepare the mind for what was coming.

Indian farmers at risk of losing harvest due to Covid-19 lockdown

All across India, the springtime harvest of several winter crops has started, and farmers are sitting on truckloads of grains and pulses. But with a nationwide lockdown in place to control the spread of the coronavirus, mandis - where farmers sell their harvest - have been closed.

Malaysians returning to Singapore for work as border controls ease

Hundreds of Malaysians - from factory workers and salesmen to electricians, painters and carpenters - have crossed the Causeway to Singapore for work since Aug 17.


Bullying of healthcare workers among effects of rumours amid Covid-19 pandemic

Infodemics, often including rumours, stigma and conspiracy theories, have been common since the early days of Covid-19 and occurred in waves, according to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Photojournalist braves risks to cover coronavirus burials in Indonesia

Mr Muhammad Adimaja, a photojournalist for Antara, has shot pictures of burial workers in Pondok Rangon and Tegal Alur, the two largest public cemeteries specially designated for Covid-19 victims in Jakarta.

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Why the news matters to you and me

While the world is more connected today and more people have much more information readily available at their fingertips, societies are not necessarily better informed or equipped to make the tough choices needed if we are to address the many challenges we face, says Editor-in-Chief Warren Fernandez.

World News Day: ST live show focuses on stories that made a difference

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