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Coronavirus pandemic could be over within two years – WHO head

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years.Speaking in Geneva on Friday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Span

Steve Bannon charged with fraud over Mexico wall funds

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been arrested and charged with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the US-Mexico border.Mr Bannon and three others defrauded hundreds

DNC 2020: Obama to blast Trump’s ‘reality show’ presidency

Barack Obama will accuse Donald Trump of treating the US presidency like "one more reality show", in a withering speech to the Democratic convention.The former US president will say his Republican successor "hasn't

Mali’s president resigns and dissolves parliament

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports.In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he

China defends detention of Uighur model in Xinjiang

Media playback is unsupported on your device A Uighur fashion model who filmed himself handcuffed to a bed in an epidemic prevention centre in Xinjiang has been lawfully detained, Chinese officials insis

Belarus: Vladimir Putin ‘pledges support’ for President Lukashenko

Media playback is unsupported on your device Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says that Russia has agreed to offer security assistance in the case of external military threats.Mr Lukashenko also

US 2020: Postal service warns of delays in mail-in vote count

The US Postal Service (USPS) has warned that millions of mail-in votes may not arrive in time to be counted on the presidential election day, 3 November.In letters to states across the country last month, the agency

Israel and UAE strike historic deal to normalise relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a deal to normalise relations, with Israel agreeing to suspend its controversial plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.In a surpris

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris say Trump has left US ‘in tatters’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris have attacked "whining" President Donald Trump as an incompetent leader who has left the US "in

Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American in the role.Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-J

Beirut explosion: Lebanon’s government resigns as public anger mounts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Lebanon's government has resigned amid mounting anger over the explosion on Tuesday that devastated parts of Beirut and left more than 200 people dead.The announcement was

Belarus election: Clashes after poll predicts Lukashenko re-election

Media playback is unsupported on your device Protesters and riot police have clashed in Belarus' capital Minsk and other cities, after a state TV exit poll said long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko was

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