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Coronavirus: Troops sent to New York ‘containment zone’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a one-mile (1.6km) coronavirus "containment zone" around a town north of New York City.New Rochelle has seen "probably the largest cluster" of U

Coronavirus: Italy extends emergency measures nationwide

Italy has extended its emergency coronavirus measures, which include travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country.On Monday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte order

Coronavirus: Italy death toll soars amid travel ban

Media playback is unsupported on your device The number of people to have died from the coronavirus in Italy has shot up by 133 in a day to 366, officials say. The total number of infections leapt 25% to

Coronavirus: Northern Italy to ‘quarantine 16 million people’

Italy is set to lock down at least 16 million people in the region of Lombardy and in 11 other provinces in the north and east of the country.The mandatory quarantine will last until early April.The dramatic escalat

Coronavirus: Italy reports biggest daily jump in death toll

The death toll from the new coronavirus in Italy has risen to 197 after the largest daily increase in fatalities there since the outbreak began.Officials said 49 people had died in 24 hours

Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters and threatened wife – UK court

Abduction, forced return, torture and a campaign of intimidation. On Thursday the damning allegations made against the billionaire ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, by

Coronavirus: Italy to close all schools as deaths rise

Italy has confirmed that it will shut all schools from Thursday for 10 days as it battles to contain the coronavirus outbreak.And all professional sport, including Serie A football matches,

Coronavirus: World Bank pledges $12bn in emergency aid

The World Bank has committed $12bn (£9.4bn) in aid for developing countries grappling with the spread of the coronavirus.The emergency package includes low-cost loans, grants and technical

Coronavirus: World in ‘uncharted territory’

The world is in "uncharted territory" on the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.Its chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the virus was "unique" but could

Pete Buttigieg to pull out of Democratic race for White House

Pete Buttigieg, the former Indiana mayor who made an ambitious run for president, is to end his campaign for the White House, US media report.The 38-year-old became the first openly gay major-party presidential cand

Coronavirus: US confirms first death, in Washington state

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has reported its first death from the new coronavirus, in the north-west state of Washington. Officials said the patient was a man in his 50s with unde

Coronavirus: Risk of spread upgraded to highest level

The World Health Organization (WHO) has upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to "very high" - its top level of risk assessment.But the UN body said there was still a chance

Syria war: 22 Turkish troops killed in airstrike in Idlib

At least 22 Turkish soldiers have been killed in an airstrike by Syrian "regime forces", Turkish officials say.More were hurt in the attack in Idlib, Hatay governor Rahmi Dogan said. Other

Coronavirus cases surge to 400 in Italy

Media playback is unsupported on your device The number of coronavirus cases in Italy has jumped to 400, amid international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly outbreak.The rise in Italy, the mai

Coronavirus: Iran’s deputy health minister tests positive as outbreak worsens

Media playback is unsupported on your device Iran's deputy health minister and an MP have both tested positive for the new coronavirus, as it struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15.The country is one of

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in watershed case

Media playback is unsupported on your device Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assaults, including rape, capping a stunning downfall for the former Hollywood mogul and a victory for the #

Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Italian officials have cut short the Venice Carnival as they try to control what is now the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe. Authorities in the V

Coronavirus: South Korea confirms huge rise in cases

South Korea says the number of new coronavirus cases in the country has more than doubled in one day.Officials said on Saturday that 229 new cases had been confirmed since Friday, raising t

Coronavirus: ‘Narrowing window’ to contain outbreak, WHO says

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern at the number of coronavirus cases with no clear link to China or other confirmed cases.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's

Germany shooting: Investigation into ‘deeply racist’ gunman’s links

Media playback is unsupported on your device The investigation into a deadly gun attack in Hanau is focusing on whether others knew about or helped organise it, Germany's federal prosecutor says. The suspect shot dea

Julian Assange: Trump ‘offered pardon for Russia denial’

A lawyer for Julian Assange has alleged that President Donald Trump offered to pardon the Wikileaks founder, if he said Russia was not involved in leaking emails during the 2016 US election.The offer is said to have

Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk

Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 44,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began.Data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Cont

Uighurs ‘detained for beards and veils’ – leak

A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC.Listing the persona

Coronavirus: Forty infected Americans among cruise ship evacuees

Media playback is unsupported on your device Forty Americans being taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess are infected with new coronavirus, a US official says. They are among 400 people

Coronavirus: First death confirmed in Europe

A Chinese tourist has died in France after contracting the new coronavirus - the first fatality from the disease outside Asia. The victim was an 80-year-old man from China's Hubei province,