New bridge in Genoa opens to traffic two years after deadly collapse | AFP

A new bridge in the Italian coastal city of Genoa opens to traffic two years after the old one collapsed, killing 43 people. Just after 20:00 GMT the first vehicles cross the San Giorgio bridge that replaces the one that gave way during heavy rains on August 14, 2018.

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America’s first crewed spaceship in a decade journeys back to Earth | AFP

America’s first crewed spaceship since the Space Shuttle era is journeying aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule “Endeavour” back to Earth, where it is set to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48 pm (1848 GMT).

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Images of the New York court where Ghislaine Maxwell due to appear via video-link | AFP

Images of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, where British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is due to appear at her bail hearing via video-link, scheduled for 1:00 pm (1700 GMT), after her arrest on sex-trafficking charges. IMAGES

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US tops 2.5 million coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins tracker | AFP

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States surpasses more than 2.5 million according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University. There were 2,500,419 confirmed cases in the US, according to the Baltimore-based university as of 5:30 pm (2130 GMT). ANIMATED GRAPHIC

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French riot police under attack by violent demonstrators | AFP

Shouting “police, rapists, murderers”, hundreds of black-clad demonstrators attack French riot police near the Invalides in Paris, on the fringes of a demonstration held by healthcare workers over pay and work conditions. Under fire from the objects being thrown, police respond by firing tear gas. “Violent groups are trying to escalate tensions at the peaceful demonstration held by healthcare workers,” police headquarters in Paris tweeted. By 1400 GMT, 16 people had been arrested. IMAGES

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Coronavirus death toll passes 275,000 worldwide: AFP tally | AFP

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 275,000 people worldwide since it began in China late last year, with more than 85 percent of fatalities in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally compiled from official figures at 1615 GMT on Saturday. VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Coronavirus deaths top 270,000 worldwide: AFP tally | AFP

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 270,000 people worldwide since it began in China late last year, with more than 85 percent of fatalities in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally compiled from official figures at 1615 GMT on Friday. IMAGES

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Number of global coronavirus deaths passes 200,000: AFP tally | AFP

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 200,000 deaths worldwide, nearly 90 percent of which were in Europe or the United States, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Saturday based on official figures. ANIMATED VIDEO

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Joggers, walkers get last exercise in before daily confinement in Paris | AFP

Shortly before 0800 GMT in Paris, joggers and walkers do their last exercises on the quays of the Canal Saint-Martin before the start of sport/exercise curfew: it is now forbidden to do sport between the hours of 0800 and 1700 GMT. IMAGES

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Amazon shuts up shop in France as govt. orders ‘essential deliveries’ only | AFP

Amazon shuts its warehouses in France after being ordered by the government to limit deliveries to essential products. The retail delivery giant closes its French sites from 1100 GMT and until Monday included, to clean its warehouses and evaluate risks amid the ongoing threat of Covid-19. IMAGES

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Space station crew blast off despite virus-hit build up | AFP

A three-man crew blasts off to the International Space Station, leaving behind a planet overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency and NASA’s Chris Cassidy launched at 08:05 GMT from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where COVID-19 has changed pre-launch protocol.  IMAGES

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Coronavirus: Global death toll tops 75,000 (AFP tally) | AFP

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 75,000 people people worldwide, the majority of them in Europe, since it emerged in China in December, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources at 0945 GMT Tuesday.

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Coronavirus: Three-minutes of mourning at Wuhan railway station | AFP

Security guards and passengers outside of the Wuhan Hankou Railway Station stand still and bow their heads for three minutes of silence for coronavirus victims and ‘martyrs’ in a nationwide mourning in China. At 10am (0200 GMT), citizens paused, cars, trains and air-raid sirens sounded in memory of the more than 3,000 lives claimed by the virus in the nation. IMAGES

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‘Struggling’ Londoners worried about financial impact of virus lockdown | AFP

Some Londoners say they are worried about the financial impact of the new coronavirus lockdown measures imposed nationwide as part of efforts to stem the spread of the virus. The health ministry announced a record 569 deaths from the virus in Britain in the 24 hours up to 1600 GMT on Wednesday — the largest single-day rise yet. It followed 563 deaths over the previous corresponding period.

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US extends travel ban to UK, Ireland starting Tuesday: Pence | AFP

Vice President Mike Pence announces during a press briefing at the White House that a travel ban imposed on European nations over the coronavirus pandemic will be extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland starting at 0400 GMT Tuesday. SOUNDBITE

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US: Virus-hit cruise ship to dock in port of Oakland | AFP

The Grand Princess cruise ship, which carries 21 people infected with the coronavirus among 3,500 passengers and crew members, is expected to dock in the port of Oakland, California, around 19:00 GMT. IMAGES of the port of Oakland

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Coronaviruses | AFP Animé

Updated videographic on coronaviruses. Across the world, 3,217 people have died from the virus. More than 94,000 have been infected in 81 countries and territories, according to AFP’s latest toll based on official sources at 1200 GMT Wednesday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Quake in Iran kills eight in neighbouring Turkey | AFP

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in northwestern Iran on Sunday killed at least eight people in neighbouring Turkey and injured dozens more on both sides of the border, authorities say. The epicentre of the quake, which struck at 9:23 am (0553 GMT), was near the Iranian village of Habash-e Olya, less than 10 kilometres (six miles) from the border, according to the US Geological Survey.

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First plane carrying Americans from Japan virus ship lands in US | AFP

The first plane carrying US citizens evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan land at Travis Air Force Base in California. The charter flight touched down around 11:29 pm (0729 GMT Monday) at the base 40 miles (70 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco, an AFP photographer saw. IMAGES

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Last pre-Brexit Eurostar train leaves London, bound for Paris | AFP

The last pre-Brexit Eurostar leaves St Pancras station in London, bound for Paris, as Britain is set to end almost half a century of integration with Europe, finally making its historic departure from the EU at midnight Brussels time (2300 GMT) on Friday. IMAGES

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UK charter plane carrying Wuhan evacuees lands in Britain | AFP

A charter plane carrying evacuees from the Chinese city at the centre of the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak lands at an RAF base in Britain. The flight touched down at Royal Air Force base Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, south central England, shortly after 1:30 pm (1330 GMT), with 83 British citizens and 27 others on board. IMAGES

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The European Union | AFP Animé

Videographic illustrating and explaining how the European Union works. After half a century of sometimes awkward membership and three years of tense withdrawal talks, the UK will leave the EU at midnight Brussels time (2300 GMT) on Friday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Britain – EU relations | AFP Animé

Videographic examining Britain’s troubled relationship with the European Union. After half a century of sometimes awkward membership and three years of tense withdrawal talks, the UK will leave the EU at midnight Brussels time (2300 GMT) on Friday.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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Withdrawal from the European Union | AFP Animé

Videographic explaining how a country goes about leaving the EU. After half a century of sometimes awkward membership and three years of tense withdrawal talks, the UK will leave the EU at midnight Brussels time (2300 GMT) on Friday.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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