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Coronavirus: Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 11:28:24 GMT - world

The Australian state's premier says "we must go harder" after a surge in new coronavirus infections.

Tropical Storm Isaias nears coronavirus-hit Florida

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:47:35 GMT - world

Forecasters have warned that Tropical Storm Isaias could strengthen into a hurricane.

In pictures: Europe swelters under near-record temperatures

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 03:16:05 GMT - world

Heat wave alerts were issued in several countries as temperatures rose to 40C this weekend.

Nasa SpaceX crew return: Astronauts set for ocean splashdown

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:35:52 GMT - world

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken's SpaceX capsule will make the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.

Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:10:18 GMT - world

Egypt invited the billionaire to visit, after he appeared to tweet support for conspiracy theorists.

Amazon region: Brazil records big increase in fires

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 03:51:48 GMT - world

Images from space show there were nearly 7,000 in July - a rise of 28% on the same period last year.

Microsoft 'pauses talks on TikTok US deal'

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 11:18:04 GMT - world

The tech giant's possible purchase of the China-owned app's US arm were put in doubt by Donald Trump.

Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:55:04 GMT - world

The country has the world's fifth-highest number of infections, and largest tally in Africa.

Coronavirus: Media to be barred from Trump election nomination

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 04:48:03 GMT - world

Coronavirus health guidelines are cited as the reason for holding this month's vote in private.

Brazil Bolsonaro: Facebook told to block accounts of president's supporters

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 21:45:26 GMT - world

The social media giant vows to appeal against the Brazilian Supreme Court ruling.

Nick Kyrgios withdraws from US Open because of coronavirus concerns

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 11:31:02 GMT - world

Nick Kyrgios withdraws from the US Open citing safety fears caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Greenback returns: How dollar stores came back to Cuba

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:54:28 GMT - world

The Cuban government is allowing its citizens to use the currency of its ideological enemy.

Kashmir's open-air classes offer stunning solution to lockdown

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:56:58 GMT - world

Open-air schools provide a welcome respite from Covid-19 restrictions in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Are US cities seeing a surge in violent crime as Trump claims?

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:51:35 GMT - world

President Trump sends federal agents to some US cities to tackle crime, but is there really a spike?

An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation.

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 23:01:20 GMT - world

An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation thanks to its tailless star 'Oval'.

The British role in America's tainted past

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 20:08:12 GMT - world

Alongside calls for reform, historians say a re-examination of how US racism got to this point is needed.

Coronavirus: 'When will this Covid curse be finished?'

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:13:01 GMT - world

What happens when you're forced to self-isolate, or into lockdown, in a cramped refugee camp?

Coronavirus: Tokyo's famous Kabuki-za Theatre reopens after five months

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:03:26 GMT - world

Capacity has been halved at the venue, with performers now wearing masks and sitting further apart.

How would US go about banning TikTok?

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:30:31 GMT - world

Several options exist, from preventing Google and Apple offering the app, to blocking its servers.

Week in pictures: 25 July-31 July 2020

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:50:04 GMT - world

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020 23:06:19 GMT - world

Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in Spain in the past week.

Flirting whales and other stories you may have missed

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020 12:35:21 GMT - world

Whales frolicking in quiet shipping lanes and film fans floating in Venice's first outdoor cinema.

Obama eulogy makes thinly veiled digs at Trump

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 23:45:06 GMT - world

Barack Obama eulogises late congressman John Lewis, with a few jabs at his White House successor.

Trudeau: 'no preferential treatment' for WE Charity

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 23:53:18 GMT - world

Canada's PM denies playing a role in picking a charity tied to his family for a federal programme.

South Africa's apartheid-era statues 'should be put in a theme park'

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020 23:35:43 GMT - world

South African sculptor Pitika Ntuli on what we should do with reminders of colonial and racist history.

Roger Stone: Trump commutes ex-adviser's sentence

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 01:03:45 GMT - world

The president's former adviser was due to begin a prison term next week after lying to Congress.

Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:41:47 GMT - world

President Erdogan reopens Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to Muslim worship, after a court ruling.

TikTok: Amazon says email asking staff to remove app 'sent in error'

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 22:42:10 GMT - world

Earlier, the company had asked staff to remove the TikTok app from phones over "security risks."

Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to 'significant' coronavirus risk

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:13:43 GMT - world

The British socialite denies grooming underage girls for the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Duda vs Trzaskowski: The fight for Poland's future

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:21:42 GMT - world

One is a Catholic social conservative, the other a pro-LGBT mayor. Who will win on Sunday?

Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs, citing pandemic

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 21:52:43 GMT - world

The Middle Eastern airline will make more redundancies but says it is 'not as badly off as others'.

Mali protesters occupy national broadcaster

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 21:33:07 GMT - world

Police have fired shots to disperse protesters calling for President Keita to stand down.

Bosnia's Srebrenica massacre 25 years on - in pictures

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:24:39 GMT - world

Bosnian Serb and Serbian units systematically murdered 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica in July 1995.

Syria: Russia and China veto last-ditch aid extension deal

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:25:52 GMT - world

The Russians argue that aid for Syria should be channelled through their ally, the Syrian government.

Singapore ruling PAP party wins elections, but support falls

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 22:06:01 GMT - world

Strict safety measures were put in place during the voting overshadowed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Thrifty Germany takes on debt to rescue arts

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:26:14 GMT - world

Germany pours money into the arts as cultural life takes a battering from coronavirus.

Trump and Supreme Court: How has it changed America?

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:52:08 GMT - world

This court has been billed the most conservative in modern history. But does it vote that way?

Coronavirus: Why politics means success or failure in South America

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:27:45 GMT - world

Argentina has been singled out for success but the situation could not be more different in Brazil.

Breast cancer: Zimbabwe woman's struggle to avoid mastectomy

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:29:10 GMT - world

A Zimbabwean woman is campaigning to get the machine fixed to avoid a mastectomy.

Huawei: Why the UK might hang up on 5G and broadband kit supplier

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:44:58 GMT - world

The Chinese telecoms equipment provider's fate in the UK is set to be revealed on Tuesday.

'Our Irish island is the last stop before America'

Posted on Sat, 11 Jul 2020 05:09:28 GMT - world

A couple from Dublin has set up home on Great Blasket Island off the cost of County Kerry.

Nigeria: 11-year old dancer challenges ballet stereotypes

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:01:24 GMT - world

11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu is challenging ballet stereotypes.

Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:43:50 GMT - world

The system of 78 mobile barriers has taken years to construct and its design goes back to the 1980s.

Iran explosions: Officials deny reports of fresh blast

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:35:46 GMT - world

The official denials come after several mysterious blasts hit the country in recent weeks.

Coronavirus: How Mexican cartels are taking advantage of pandemic

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 23:04:37 GMT - world

The BBC has secured exclusive access to a cartel trying to win over the poor during the pandemic.

Naya Rivera: CCTV of star boarding boat

Posted on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:21:26 GMT - world

The Glee star went missing on Wednesday after hiring a boat with her four-year-old son in California.

Trump: Supreme Court ruling a 'witch hunt' and 'hoax'

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:50:58 GMT - world

The US Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump's financial records can be examined by prosecutors in New York.

Trump taxes: Supreme Court says New York prosecutors can see records

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:01:32 GMT - world

However, the court rules that this information does not have to be shared with Congress.

Naya Rivera: Glee star missing after boat trip with son

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:44:45 GMT - world

A search is to resume a day after her young son was found alone in a boat on a California lake.

Human remains found on Seattle beach by TikTok filmers identified

Posted on Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:24:15 GMT - world

Officials in Seattle say Jessica Lewis, 35, and her boyfriend Austin Wenner, 27, were shot dead.

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