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Thai protests: Large gatherings banned under emergency decree

When Anon Nampa, a deceptively mild-looking lawyer, first called for an honest discussion about the monarchy, on 3 August, you could almost hear the collective intake of breath across the country at his boldness. When Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul rea

US Election 2020: Anthony Fauci says Trump campaign ad quote misleading

Top US government scientist Anthony Fauci has said a clip of him used in a Trump campaign advert is misleading.His words that he "can't imagine that anybody could be doing more" to fight Co

Covid: Trump ‘no longer a transmission risk to others’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump is no longer a Covid transmission risk to others, the White House physician has said.Sean Conley's memo is the first update on Mr Tr

White House hosted Covid ‘superspreader’ event, says Dr Fauci

Top US virus expert Dr Anthony Fauci has criticised the White House for hosting a gathering last month that has been linked to an outbreak of Covid-19.Dr Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, sa

US election 2020: Trump ready to return to public events, says doctor

US President Donald Trump has completed his course of treatment for Covid-19 and can return to public engagements this weekend, his physician has said.Dr Sean Conley said the president had

VP debate 2020: Pence and Harris clash on coronavirus pandemic

Media playback is unsupported on your device The contenders for US vice-president have clashed over the coronavirus pandemic in their only debate ahead of next month's election. Democrat Kamala Harris called Donald T

Covid: White House aide tests positive as military leaders quarantine

Covid-19 is spreading further among those around US President Donald Trump, with White House adviser Stephen Miller and a top military official infected.Mr Miller, who has been self-isolati

Trump Covid: President downplays virus on leaving hospital

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has made a theatrical return to the White House to continue his treatment for coronavirus after a three-night hospital stay.Mr Trump, who is stil

Trump Covid: President criticised over drive-past

Media playback is unsupported on your device Medical experts are questioning Donald Trump's decision to greet supporters in a drive-past outside the hospital where he is being treated for Covid-19.There are concerns

Trump says he is doing well, but next couple of days the ‘real test’

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump says he is doing well, but that the next few days will be the "real test".He posted a video on Twitter ahead of a second night in hospital, where

Trump flown to hospital after Covid-19 diagnosis

Media playback is unsupported on your device A feverish US President Donald Trump has been flown to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.His doctor said Mr Trump was "fatigued but in good spirits" and, in

Coronavirus: Donald Trump and Melania test positive

US President Donald Trump has said he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus and are now in quarantine.The president, aged 74 and therefore in a high-risk group,

Presidential debate: Rules to change after Trump-Biden spat

The commission that oversees US presidential debates says it will change the format to ensure the remaining two encounters between Donald Trump and Joe Biden are more orderly.One new measur

Presidential debate: Trump and Biden trade insults in chaotic debate

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump and his challenger Joe Biden have fiercely clashed in one of the most chaotic and rancorous White House debates in years.Amid angry shouting and nam

Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million

The number of people worldwide who have died with Covid-19 has passed one million, researchers say, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.The tally by Johns Ho

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a favourite of social conservatives, to be the new Supreme Court justice.Speaking by her side at th

Kim Jong-un ‘apologises for killing of South Korean official’

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has issued a rare personal apology for the killing of a South Korean official, Seoul says.Mr Kim reportedly told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in th

Breonna Taylor: Two officers shot during Louisville protests

Two officers have been shot amid huge protests in the US city of Louisville after a grand jury decided no officers would face charges for killing unarmed black woman Breonna Taylor.Ms Taylor, 26, a hospital worker,

Breonna Taylor: Kentucky city on edge ahead of prosecutor decision

Media playback is unsupported on your device Louisville, Kentucky, is under a state of emergency as prosecutors are expected to announce if police officers who killed a black woman in her home during a d

Ginsburg Supreme Court: Trump to name nominee by week’s end

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Trump has said he will name a replacement to Ruth Bader Ginsburg by week's end and urged the Republican-controlled Senate to confirm his Supreme Cou

FinCEN Files: HSBC moved Ponzi scheme millions despite warning

HSBC allowed fraudsters to transfer millions of dollars around the world even after it had learned of their scam, leaked secret files show.Britain's biggest bank moved the money through its US business to HSBC accou

US Supreme Court: Trump vows to nominate woman as Ginsburg’s replacement

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, escalating a political row over her su

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court has said.Ginsburg died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic

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 sin

Biden says US trade deal hinges on UK ‘respect’ for Good Friday Agreement

Joe Biden has said he will not allow peace in Northern Ireland to become a "casualty of Brexit" if he is elected US President in November.The Democratic candidate said any UK-US trade deal had to be "contingent" on