A computer game teaches social distancing to children, a Syrian entrepreneur turns his roof into a farm – and three other uplifting stories you may have missed
‘Can You Save the World?' is thought to be the world's first COVID-19 computer game. Created by university professor Richard Wiseman, the game helps children understand how social distancing can save lives during the coronavirus pandemic by dodging sneezes and protecting others.
"It's a fun way of getting quite a scary message across," Wiseman said about the game that has already gone viral.
The rooftop of the Damascus building where Syrian civil engineer Abdulrahman al-Masri lives survived nine years of the country's civil war. Now the 23-year-old entrepreneur has turned it into a hydroponic farm.
Germany has banned so-called "gay conversion therapy" for minors. The United States, Canada, Chile and Mexico are among other countries seeking to outlaw the controversial practise, which is rooted in the belief that being gay or transgender is a ‘curable’ mental illness.
Pop singer Rihanna on Wednesday became the first female entertainer to feature in the top 10 of Britain's wealthiest musicians - with an estimated net worth of 468 million pounds ($575 million).
"Rihanna typifies the seismic change we've seen in the Rich List in recent years," said Robert Watts, the compiler of The Sunday Times Rich List, referring to the days when the ranking was largely dominated by white men.
Britain is fast-tracking electrical scooter trials, seeking to reduce pressure on public transport as it eases its coronavirus lockdown.
The trials will look at how e-scooters, which can reach speeds of 20mph (32km/h), could be safely used in urban areas and integrated into the wider transport system.