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MAHANOY CITY, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Mike Gaval looks out from the Gilberton coal-fired power plant down the valley to Mahanoy City, the town he grew up in, and up the hill to the wind turbines spinning on the horizon.
LA PAZ (Reuters) - Desperate families in Bolivia are turning to makeshift graves to bury their loved ones, with cemetery space at a premium as the coronavirus pandemic keeps the South American nation in its grip.
Roundup: Iran's COVID-19 cases nudge 299,000; Chinese association donates facial masks to Turkish nursing home
CAIRO, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran Wednesday recorded 2,636 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 298,909. Meanwhile, a Chinese association based in Turkey donated 50,000 facial masks to a nursing home in Istanbul.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Long after the funding for his project was frozen, Bilal Endris has kept a lonely watch over cemeteries in Ethiopia's capital by slipping cash to gravediggers to alert his team to any sudden spikes in burials.
AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - A large Indian city badly hit by the coronavirus has recorded a sharp rise in deaths not attributed to the outbreak, according to official data and burial records, highlighting how the pandemic has affected general healthcare.
IPOH: There has been an increase of over 200% in dengue cases here in the first six months of the year, compared to the same period last year, says Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud.
NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi paramedic Sarmad Ibrahim cut his teeth treating fellow Shi'ite Muslim militiamen in the war against Islamic State. Now, he buries COVID-19 victims - an exhausting task where he must also get to grips with both Muslim and Christian burial rites.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Under the conditional movement control order (MCO), people are no longer allowed to continue the tradition of Aidilfitri visits on Monday, the second day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.