How the richest country in the world was so paralyzed by the coronavirus that it ran out of 50-cent masks.
Hong Kong police arrested about 370 people Wednesday -- including 10 under China's new national security law -- as thousands defied a ban on protests on the anniversary of the city's handover to China. Police used water cannon, pepper spray and tear gas in a series of confrontations with protesters, one day after China drew global criticism for imposing the controversial legislation on the financial hub. Beijing said the law would restore stability after nearly a year of unrest, but instead it sparked the worst street violence in months.
This Iranian self-propelled howitzer is half American, half Russian, and apparently built entirely in Iran.
The UK, EU and Nato express grave concern for Hong Kong autonomy as China's president signs the law.
Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study published Monday in the US science journal PNAS. It possesses "all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans," say the authors, scientists at Chinese universities and China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2011 to 2018, researchers took 30,000 nasal swabs from pigs in slaughterhouses in 10 Chinese provinces and in a veterinary hospital, allowing them to isolate 179 swine flu viruses.