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Coronavirus: Iran news agency reports 50 deaths

Iran state media says 50 people have now died from the coronavirus as the infection spreads across the Middle East. Kuwait, Bahrain and Afghanistan have all reported their first cases. Meanwhile, Kuwait and Bahrain reported their first cases of the virus, while Turkey, Pakistan and Armenia closed their borders with …

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Coronavirus: Italian towns on lockdown amid disease outbreak

Several towns in northern Italy are on lockdown as the country struggles to contain an outbreak of coronavirus. Roadblocks were set up in towns in the region of Lombardy, the epicentre of the Italian outbreak, to stop the movement of people in and out. Schools, business and restaurants have been …

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Meet Brazil's 'last samurai' – BBC News

Edson Suemitsu produces handmade katanas, a type of curved sword used by samurai in ancient Japan. Despite a large number of Japanese descendants living in Brazil, Suemitsu is the country’s only full-time katana forger, earning him the title of “Brazil’s last samurai.” Please subscribe HERE

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Massive sandstorm engulfs Canary Islands

A massive sandstorm, originating in the Saharan desert, has blown across the Canary Islands. Clouds of orange sand reduced visibility across the island. All flights in and out of Gran Canaria were suspended due to the storm Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► Support the Guardian ► Today in Focus podcast …

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