An old mental hospital sits in Trieste’s San Giovanni Park. The facility closed over 40 years ago, but its ocher pavilions are filled with activity. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption toggle caption Sylvia Poggioli/NPR An old mental hospital sits in Trieste’s San Giovanni Park. The facility closed over 40 years ago,Continue Reading

An additional 700,000 people could die from Covid by March in Europe and parts of Asia, the World Health Organization has warned. The death toll already exceeds 1.5 million in the 53 countries of what the WHO calls its European region. The WHO has warned of “high or extreme stress”Continue Reading

Marí joined Italian side Monza on a season-long loan from Arsenal in August Arsenal’s Pablo Marí said he felt “lucky” to escape life-threatening injuries after being stabbed and seeing “a person die in front of me” in an Italian supermarket. Milan’s Niguarda hospital performed surgery to reconstruct two injured musclesContinue Reading

ALONG THE EASTERN POLAND BORDER — The father had walked in circles in the rain-drenched Polish forest, cradling his sick daughter, delirious after three days with barely any food or water as temperatures dipped toward freezing. He was soaked, shivering and facing a terrible choice. His daughter, 2, has cerebralContinue Reading

Residences at China Evergrande Group’s Life in Venice real estate and tourism development in Qidong, Jiangsu province, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Ahead of another interest payment deadline, Chinese developer Evergrande announced it will be selling off a $1.5 billion (9.99 billionContinue Reading

Millions of Americans became eligible for booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine this week, after federal regulators recommended it for people inoculated with that vaccine more than six months ago and who fall into one of three categories: over 65; having underlying medical conditions; or working that put themContinue Reading

Mexico, or large parts of it, is running out of water. An extreme drought has seen taps run dry across the country, with nearly two-thirds of all municipalities facing a water shortage that is forcing people in some places to line up for hours for government water deliveries. The lackContinue Reading