Covid-19: Parts of Madrid to lockdown amid virus spike

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Coronavirus: US health chiefs reverse advice on Covid-19 testing

US health officials have rowed back on controversial advice issued last month that said people without Covid-19 symptoms should not get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says... Read more »

Belarus: Jailed protest leader Maxim Znak on hunger strike

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How the Hero of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Fell Into a Vengeful Strongman’s Trap

KIGALI, Rwanda — As the manager of a five-star hotel where 1,268 people sheltered from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Paul Rusesabagina was known for his cool head — a quality that... Read more »

US ready to ban TikTok and WeChat in 48 hours

image copyrightAlamy/EPA/Alamy TikTok and WeChat will be banned in the US from Sunday, unless President Trump agrees to a last-minute deal. The Department of Commerce said on Friday it would issue an... Read more »

Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million, according to figures by America’s Johns Hopkins University. More than 940,000 have died with Covid-19 since the outbreak began... Read more »

UK coronavirus live: Welsh leader slams ‘vacancy at heart of UK’, as Sturgeon calls for Cobra meeting

Mark Drakeford says he has had only one brief conversation with Boris Johnson since May; Scotland given ‘advance notice of hard decisions’ Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington ‘Circuit break’... Read more »

Coronavirus: Israel marks Jewish New Year with second lockdown

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images Israel is entering a second nationwide lockdown to curb surging coronavirus cases, just as people begin to mark the start of Jewish New Year. Rosh... Read more »

Bolivia’s interim leader Jeanine Áñez quits presidential race

image copyrightReuters Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Áñez has quit the presidential election due on 18 October. She said she did not want to split the vote and see the return to office... Read more »

Spider-like toxins found in Australia’s stinging trees

image copyrightGetty Images Toxins produced by Australia’s stinging trees bear a strong resemblance to those of spiders and scorpions, scientists have found. The findings, published in the Science Advances journal, come from... Read more »

Storm Sally: Floods and destruction as weather system moves north

Media playback is unsupported on your device Storm Sally has brought heavy rain and flooding to the Carolinas and Georgia, as it continues its path of destruction north from the US Gulf... Read more »

Alligator on gas snaps up Ig Nobel prize

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Mozambique’s jihadists and the ‘curse’ of gas and rubies

image copyrightGetty Images Mozambican troops are failing to recapture a port town from Islamist militants which is important for developing one of the largest natural gas reserves in Africa, as the country... Read more »

India’s Covid crisis sees rise in child marriage and trafficking

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images India’s coronavirus lockdown has had an adverse impact on children, pushing up incidents of child marriage and child labour, reports the BBC’s Divya Arya. Thirteen-year-old... Read more »

What I Saw When Australia Burned

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Inside a Wildfire Inferno

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This Pacific Island province is so frustrated with China’s presence that it’s pushing for independence

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Why is Biden polling better than Clinton did?: Politics Weekly Extra podcast

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Global coronavirus infections top 30 million

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million, according to figures by America’s Johns Hopkins University. More than 940,000 have died with Covid-19 since the outbreak began... Read more »

Floods and destruction as storm Sally moves north

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UN welcomes Libyan Prime Minister’s decision to step down

The Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli, Fayez al-Sarraj, announced his decision in a televised speech on Wednesday. “I declare my sincere desire to hand over... Read more »

Trump administration readies major arms sale to Taiwan

The US is preparing to sell seven packages of weapons systems to Taiwan, a congressional aide told CNN, saying it was unclear when the Congress would be formally notified about the sales,... Read more »

Coronavirus: WHO says weekly cases in Europe eclipse March peak

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