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Beirut explosion: Angry protesters storm government ministries

Media playback is unsupported on your device Protesters in Beirut have stormed government ministries during a fresh demonstration over Tuesday's huge explosion that left at least 158 dead. Several thousand people too

Kerala plane crash: 17 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut

Media playback is unsupported on your device An Air India Express plane with 190 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing at least 17 people, officials say.The Boeing 737, en

Beirut explosion: Macron calls for ‘deep change’ in Lebanon after blast

Media playback is unsupported on your device France's President Emmanuel Macron has called for "profound change" from Lebanon's leadership following Tuesday's huge explosion in Beirut.Visiting the devast

Beirut explosion: Port officials under house arrest as rescue efforts continue

Media playback is unsupported on your device A number of Beirut port officials are being placed under house arrest pending an investigation into Tuesday's huge explosion, Lebanon's government says.The bl

Beirut blast: Dozens dead and thousands injured, health minister says

Media playback is unsupported on your device A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 4,000 others, the health minister says.Videos show smoke billowing from

Isaias forecast to hit Carolinas as a hurricane

Coastal communities in the Carolinas are bracing for Tropical Storm Isaias, which is expected to regain hurricane strength before it makes landfall.The National Hurricane Center predicts it

Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down

Media playback is unsupported on your device Two American astronauts have splashed down, as the first commercial crewed mission to the International Space Station returned to Earth. The SpaceX Dragon Capsule carrying

Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than half million coronavirus have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country's health minister. Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases

Hong Kong ‘seeking arrest’ of fleeing activists

Police in Hong Kong are seeking the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile in Western countries, including the UK, media reports say.The group reportedly includes former UK c

Republicans to Trump: You can’t delay 2020 election

Top Republicans have rejected Donald Trump's suggestion that November's presidential election should be delayed over alleged fraud concerns.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House

Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google face claims of ‘harmful’ power

The heads of some of the world's biggest tech companies have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors.Amazon bos

Coronavirus: German officials ‘very concerned’ by rising cases

The head of Germany's public health agency has said he is "very concerned" by rising infections in the country."We are in the middle of a rapidly developing pandemic," Lothar Wieler, head o

Coronavirus ‘most severe health emergency’ WHO has faced

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency it has ever declared. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he would reconve

Coronavirus: Spain says outbreaks under control after UK orders quarantine

Spain has said outbreaks of new Covid-19 cases are isolated and under control after the UK abruptly ordered people coming from the country to quarantine.Infections have risen sharply in Spa

Coronavirus: Spain drives fears of European ‘second wave’

Spain is taking new measures to cut a spike in coronavirus cases, amid fears of a more widespread "second wave".Catalonia has closed its nightlife for two weeks but cities outside the north

Russia satellite: Kremlin accuses US and UK of ‘distorting’ truth

Accusations from the US and UK that Russia recently tested anti-satellite weaponry in space are "distorted", Russia's defence ministry says."Tests carried out did not create a threat for o

US arrests three Chinese nationals for visa fraud

The US has charged four Chinese nationals with visa fraud for allegedly lying about their membership of China's armed forces.Three are under arrest while the FBI is seeking to arrest the fo

Trump to send ‘surge’ of hundred of federal agents to cities

US President Donald Trump is sending hundreds of federal law enforcement officers to cities he says are plagued by a "shocking explosion" of crime.The Republican said Operation Legend would see a "surge" of agents d

US charges Chinese Covid-19 research ‘cyber-spies’

The US justice department has accused China of sponsoring hackers who are targeting labs developing Covid-19 vaccines.Officials have charged two Chinese men who allegedly spied on US companies doing coronavirus rese

Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial shows promise

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response. Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight c

Coronavirus: Third day of wrangling over huge EU recovery plan

EU leaders trying to hammer out a huge post-coronavirus economic recovery plan are now in an unscheduled third day of a testy summit in Brussels.Some member states believe the proposed €7

Coronavirus spike continues amid new Catalonia restrictions

Spain's north-eastern Catalonia region has again recorded a daily Covid-19 infection figure of more than 1,000, as residents endure new restrictions.Health authorities are trying to halt th

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme court justice has cancer again

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said she is undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer.In a statement, the 87-year-old judge said the treatment was having "positiv

Coronavirus: Russian spies target Covid-19 vaccine research

Russian spies are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, US and Canada, security services have warned.The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said the hackers "almost certa

Coronavirus: US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci calls White House attacks ‘bizarre’

US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has described recent efforts by the Trump administration to discredit him as "bizarre" and "nonsense". "Ultimately, it hurts the president to d