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Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:53:39 GMT

Jul 07, 2020 04:26PM

FBI director: China is 'greatest threat' to US

China is working to be the world's superpower "by any means necessary," Christopher Wray said.

Jul 07, 2020 01:58PM

Coronavirus: Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization

The president follows up his vow to leave the world health body by formally notifying the UN.

Jul 07, 2020 04:15PM

Coronavirus: Airborne transmission cannot be ruled out, WHO says

The WHO has acknowledged there is evidence that Covid-19 can be spread by airborne particles.

Jul 07, 2020 08:23PM

Hong Kong security law: Beijing security office opens in Hong Kong

Mainland agents based in the office can, under a new law, investigate Hong Kongers for security crimes.

Jul 07, 2020 06:13PM

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures decrying 'cancel culture'

The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming".

Jul 07, 2020 04:00PM

Coronavirus: 'The masks you throw away could end up killing a whale'

As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more protective equipment is ending up in the sea.

Jul 07, 2020 10:59AM

Syria conflict: 'Flagrant' war crimes committed in Idlib battle, UN says

Syrian civilians endured "unfathomable suffering" at the hands of troops and jihadists, the UN says.

Jul 07, 2020 06:32PM

Coronavirus: Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive

The president, who has belittled the risks posed by the virus, took the test after developing symptoms.

Jul 07, 2020 06:20PM

Coronavirus: The tenants enduring Australia's toughest lockdown

The police-enforced lockdown of nine housing towers in Melbourne is sparking community anger.

Jul 07, 2020 04:02PM

China: Bus plunges into reservoir, killing 21

The vehicle was travelling on a bridge in south-west China when it plunged into a reservoir.

Jul 07, 2020 01:07PM

Coronavirus: Moguls and lobbyists get millions in government aid

Kanye West's apparel brand, Jared Kushner's family and Donald Trump's lawyer were among the recipients.

Jul 07, 2020 03:50PM

Coronavirus: Anger over US decision on foreign students' visas

Foreign students whose courses move completely online may have to move universities to stay in the US.

Jul 07, 2020 02:05PM

What unites young people against Obama and Trump

The push to bring down memorials has renewed criticisms of "cancel culture" from current and past presidents.

Jul 07, 2020 02:11PM

Five shocking passages in Mary Trump's tell-all book

Mr Trump allegedly cheated his way into university and cannot "experience the entire spectrum of human emotion".

Jul 07, 2020 04:31PM

How the US caught flashy Nigerian Instagrammers 'with $40m'

Dubai has extradited "mrwoodbery" and "hushpuppi" to the US to face cyber money fraud charges.

Jul 07, 2020 04:57AM

TikTok: Chinese app may be banned in US, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State hints that Chinese apps - like TikTok - could be targeted.

Jul 07, 2020 12:36PM

Coronavirus: Brazil's President Bolsonaro removes mask despite positive Covid-19 test

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has previously been criticised for calling the virus a "little flu".

Jul 07, 2020 04:00PM

Coronavirus: The fight to prove Covid-19 is real as cases rise in Africa

Cases of coronavirus are on the rise across Africa. But in some countries, people don?t believe the pandemic is real.

Jul 07, 2020 03:04AM

Coronavirus updates: Melbourne tower block lockdown 'like being in prison'

A resident of a Melbourne tower block that was put into complete lockdown says they had no notice.

Jul 06, 2020 04:01PM

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

His wealth is now estimated to be $171bn (137bn), having made billions during the pandemic.

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