News

China releases jailed human rights lawyer
China releases jailed human rights lawyer
A leading Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to more than four years in jail for subversion has been released. However...
View
59 minutes ago
Second Greek migrant camp quarantined over virus
Second Greek migrant camp quarantined over virus
A second migrant facility in Greece has entered quarantine after a resident tested positive for coronavirus. It comes thr...
View
Five shot dead in Russia for 'talking loudly'
Five shot dead in Russia for 'talking loudly'
A man in Russia has shot dead five people for talking loudly outside his house late in the evening. Police said the sho...
View
3 hours ago
Outrage at rape of Somali girls aged three and four
Outrage at rape of Somali girls aged three and four
The government in Somalia has condemned the abduction and rape of two girls aged just three and four. The doctor in cha...
View
4 hours ago
Australia launches criminal probe into cruise ship
Australia launches criminal probe into cruise ship
A criminal investigation has been launched in Australia into how cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark in Syd...
View
6 hours ago
New York virus deaths surge past 3,500
New York virus deaths surge past 3,500
New York state has recorded 630 more coronavirus deaths, another daily record that takes its toll to 3,565. Most deaths h...
View
20 hours ago
Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall again
Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall again
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the country is "close to passing the peak of infections" as the number of cor...
View
Coming 5,000 miles to die for the NHS
Coming 5,000 miles to die for the NHS
More than 3,600 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus. Among them are frontline medical staf...
View
Trump fires official who triggered impeachment
Trump fires official who triggered impeachment
US President Donald Trump has fired a senior official who first alerted Congress to a whistleblower complaint that led t...
View
China holds three-minute silence for virus victims
China holds three-minute silence for virus victims
China has mourned the victims of the coronavirus outbreak by observing a three-minute silence, bringing the nation to a ...
View
US accused of ‘piracy’ over mask ‘confiscation’
US accused of ‘piracy’ over mask ‘confiscation’
The US has been accused of redirecting 200,000 Germany-bound masks for its own use, in a move condemned as "modern pirac...
View
Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks
Trump to defy 'voluntary' medical advice to wear masks
US President Donald Trump has said he will not wear a face mask despite new medical guidance advising Americans to do so...
View
China pays 'virtual' respects to ancestors
China pays 'virtual' respects to ancestors
People in China are paying their respects to dead ancestors digitally as the country continues to face the coronavirus o...
View
China climbers start Everest ascent amid pandemic
China climbers start Everest ascent amid pandemic
A group of Chinese mountaineers has begun an expedition on Everest while the site is closed to foreign climbers because ...
View
Robert Kennedy's granddaughter and her son missing
Robert Kennedy's granddaughter and her son missing
Authorities are searching for Maeve Kennedy McKean, 41 - granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F K...
View
Trump 'wants to stop mask exports to Canada'
Trump 'wants to stop mask exports to Canada'
A major US mask manufacturer, 3M, says the government has asked it to stop exporting US-made N95 respirator masks to Can...
View
Lean On Me singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Lean On Me singer Bill Withers dies at 81
Bill Withers, the acclaimed 1970s soul singer behind hits Ain't No Sunshine and Lean On Me has died from heart complicat...
View
Cruise ship collision sinks Venezuela navy vessel
Cruise ship collision sinks Venezuela navy vessel
A Venezuelan navy coastal patrol boat sank in the Caribbean after allegedly ramming a cruise ship that it had ordered to...
View
Europe's care homes struggle as virus deaths rise
Europe's care homes struggle as virus deaths rise
As nursing and care homes across Europe battle to stop the spread of Covid-19 among the elderly, France has revealed 884...
View