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India’s coronavirus infections top five million mark

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US West Coast fires: Trump fans flames of climate row in California

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Trump has dismissed concerns over climate change on a visit to fire-ravaged California, telling an official there it would "start getting cooler".Blazes in Calif

Coronavirus: WHO reports record daily rise in new infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours. The agency said that deaths rose by

Russia: Local elections test Kremlin party’s grip on power

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Afghanistan war: ‘Historic’ peace talks with Taliban set to begin

The first peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are due to begin in the Gulf state of Qatar on Saturday, after months of delay.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called t

Oregon fires: Over 500,000 people flee dozens of infernos

More than half a million people in the US state of Oregon are fleeing deadly wildfires that are raging across the Pacific Northwest, authorities say.Fanned by unusually hot, dry winds, doze

US official claims pressure to downplay intelligence reports

A senior intelligence official at the US Department of Homeland Security has said he was pressured by the agency's leadership to downplay the threat of Russian election interference as it "

Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

Final clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had an adverse reaction in the UK.AstraZeneca described it as a "routine" pa

Australian journalists flown out of China ‘amid diplomatic standoff’

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Typhoon Haishen heads to South Korea after slamming Japan

Typhoon Haishen is making its way towards South Korea after slamming through southern Japan.The storm is headed towards Busan, South Korea's second-largest city, said the country's weather

Donald Trump attacks ‘slimeball’ reporter in war dead row

US President Donald Trump has described as a "slimeball" a journalist who quoted him as saying dead US soldiers were "losers" and "suckers". He likened the Atlantic magazine report to unpro

Trump panned over reports he called US war dead ‘losers’

US President Donald Trump is facing a backlash over reports he mocked American soldiers killed in action as "losers" and "suckers".The alleged remarks were first reported in the Atlantic ma

Daniel Prude: Mayor suspends officers in ‘spit hood’ death

Seven US police officers have been suspended over the death of an unarmed black man who suffocated after being restrained. Daniel Prude, who had mental health issues, died after being put i

Biden calls for police to be charged over shootings

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has urged charges against police who shot two black Americans, Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor.Speaking in Delaware, Mr Biden did not specify what counts should be brought

Jacob Blake: Trump visits Kenosha to back police after shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has visited Kenosha, Wisconsin, to back law enforcement after the police shooting of a black man sparked civil strife.The Republican

Trump defends supporters accused in deadly clashes

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has defended supporters of his for their alleged roles in recent deadly street clashes.He suggested a teen accused of killing two in Wisconsin la

Portland protests: Trump and Biden clash over street violence

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have clashed over the violence that has erupted at protests in Portland, Oregon.Mr Trump blamed the Democrat m

Germany coronavirus: Hundreds arrested in German ‘anti-corona’ protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police in Berlin have arrested 300 demonstrators during protests against Germany's coronavirus restrictions.Some 38,000 people took to the streets in the city

Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther star dies of cancer aged 43

US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role in Black Panther, has died of cancer, his family say.The 43-year-old died at home in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side. Bos

Hurricane Laura’s winds batter Louisiana, killing six

Media playback is unsupported on your device At least six people have been killed as Hurricane Laura battered the US state of Louisiana.Winds of up to 150mph (240km/h) caused severe damage, with power cuts to more th

Brenton Tarrant: Christchurch gunman given life term without parole

A New Zealand court has sentenced a man who shot dead 51 people at two mosques to life in prison without parole, the first person in the country's history to receive this sentence. Australi

Jacob Blake: Wisconsin black man ‘will need miracle’ to walk again

The lawyers for the family of a black man shot in the back by police in the US state of Wisconsin say he will need a "miracle" to walk again. Jacob Blake, 29, was shot several times opening

RNC 2020: Trump warns Republican convention of ‘rigged election’

US President Donald Trump has warned his fellow Republicans their opponents may "steal" November's election, as his party anointed him as their candidate."They're using Covid to defraud the American people," Mr Trum

Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant’s sentencing hearing begins

The Australian white supremacist who killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand last year is facing survivors of his attack as a sentencing hearing gets under way.Australian

Belarus: Nato rejects claim that foreign troops are on border

Claims by Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko that "foreign powers" are organising a build-up of troops on the country's border are baseless, says Nato.Dressed in military fatigues, t