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# Worldwide

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Covid case numbers are spiralling globally but deaths are down
The average number of new daily coronavirus cases globally has passed the symbolic one million mark.
Fears of second wave hang over Covid-19 containment successes around the world
Authorities in many countries are drawing up plans to cope with a resurgence in cases, as lockdowns are eased.
Coronavirus: France reports highest daily death toll so far, New York Governor warns this is 'not over'
France has been in lockdown since 17 March in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
There are now more than 600,000 coronavirus cases around the world
Just two days ago, the world passed half a million infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Italy closes beaches and China reports just 21 new cases: How the world is dealing with Covid-19
There are more than 170,000 cases of Covid-19 across the globe.
Hakas, heroes and hard yards: The international rugby year in 23 pictures
It’s been emotional, 2015, to say the least.
Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000
The figures from UNICEF show it to be the number two cause of death among teenagers worldwide.
The Charlie Charlie challenge has gone mega-viral, but what on earth is it?
Pencils and mystery…
#VoteYes is the top worldwide trend on Twitter today
It’s also trending in the US, UK and Australia.
Fears for Irish jobs as eBay announces plans to cut 2,400 positions
The jobs cuts set to be cut in the coming months.
There's a 60 - 88% chance weather phenomenon 'El Niño' will strike this year
El Nino is a flow of unusually warm waters from the Pacific Ocean that shakes up climate patterns worldwide.
Roundup: World media outlets report on the questioning of Gerry Adams
Here’s some of the headlines from around the globe on the questioning of the Sinn Féin leader.
One in three European women have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 15
This is the largest European study on violence against women, including interviews with 42,000 women across Europe.
Column: Laughter at World Toilet Day is worth it if it highlights that sanitation is a human right
Today is World Toilet Day. Yes, people might laugh, writes Michael Doorly, but did you know more children die from diarrhoea related disease than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined.
Facebook received 34 data requests from Irish government
In its first transparency report, the company received over 26,000 requests worldwide, involving over 38,000 user accounts.
Libraries worldwide nominate their favourite 2012 books - is yours in there?
Three Irish books have been nominated for the prestigious IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. What books would you nominate?
It's International Beer Day...
It’s a bank holiday weekend and International Beer Day? It would be rude not to…
Sony “to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide”
Reports emerging from Japan say that the company will cut the jobs over the next year as it tries to return to profit.
Huge job cuts on the way at HSBC - 700 are employed in Ireland
Europe’s largest bank is planning to cut 30,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2013. It has declined to pinpoint where the job losses will be.