US passes HK sanctions as world condemns new law

US passes HK sanctions as world condemns new law

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Image copyright AFP / Getty Image caption A woman hit with pepper spray during protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday The US House of Representatives has approved new Hong Kong-related sanctions, after Beijing imposed a security law that was condemned by countries around the world. The measure, which was passed unanimously, penalises banks that do…
Why Texas is seeing a coronavirus surge

Why Texas is seeing a coronavirus surge

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For months, the state was doing well. Cases were low and the economy had just reopened. Now, it's one of the most recent coronavirus hotspots in the United States, seeing upwards of 6,000 new cases every day and hospitals are reaching capacity.Why the sudden surge?Video by Angélica M Casas, Chelsea Bailey and Franz Strasser
‘I’m all for masks,’ says Trump in change of tone

‘I’m all for masks,’ says Trump in change of tone

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Image copyright Reuters President Donald Trump, who has often pushed back against mask guidance from health officials, says he would wear one "in a tight situation with people".Mr Trump - who has avoided appearing in public with a mask - also maintained masks do not need to become mandatory to curb Covid-19's spread.His remarks to…
CIA ‘did not verbally brief Trump’ on Russia report

CIA ‘did not verbally brief Trump’ on Russia report

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US media has claimed Russia paid Taliban militants to kill American troops President Donald Trump was not verbally briefed on reports Russia paid militants to kill US soldiers, said national security adviser Robert O'Brien, because of a lack of confidence in the intelligence.The CIA officer decided the intelligence was…
The Russian ‘bounty’ story – a simple explainer

The Russian ‘bounty’ story – a simple explainer

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Image copyright Getty Images President Donald Trump's latest controversy is a complicated story, involving both the Kremlin and the Taliban. Here are the basics you need to know.In summaryThe controversy centres on allegations that Russia was offering money to the Taliban for killing US troops last year, and that the White House was informed about…
Fox News anchor fired over ‘sexual misconduct’

Fox News anchor fired over ‘sexual misconduct’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed Henry hosted the mid-morning America's Newsroom programme Fox News has fired one of its leading anchors over claims of "wilful sexual misconduct" involving a colleague several years ago.Ed Henry co-presented the America's Newsroom programme, which is broadcast mid-morning every weekday.His former co-host Sandra Smith gave viewers the news…
Human remains found in search for missing soldier

Human remains found in search for missing soldier

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Image copyright US Army Image caption Vanessa Guillen, 20, disappeared from her base in the middle of the workday Unidentified human remains have been discovered in the search for a soldier who disappeared from her Texas base in April, according to the US Army.Private First Class Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen on 22 April…
Oscars hit diversity target with new members

Oscars hit diversity target with new members

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Cynthia Erivo and Eva Longoria are among the new invitees The latest batch of actors and film-makers to be invited to vote for the Oscars has been unveiled, exceeding the diversity target that was set for 2020.After the #OscarsSoWhite movement of 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences…
Hong Kong: Protests over new security law on handover anniversary

Hong Kong: Protests over new security law on handover anniversary

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SummaryHong Kong police make their first arrests under a new "anti-protest" law imposed by BeijingThe legislation comes into effect as the city marks 23 years since the end of British ruleDemonstrations have been held for the anniversary, and dozens of people have been detainedThe new security law targets secession, subversion and terrorism with punishments up…
Coronavirus updates: US buys up global supply of remdesivir

Coronavirus updates: US buys up global supply of remdesivir

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SummaryThe US has bought almost all the world's upcoming supply of Covid-19 treatment drug remdesivirTop US health expert Dr Anthony Fauci warns cases in the US could reach 100,000 a dayThe UN's labour agency says the virus's economic impact is far worse than fearedEU borders are reopening to people from 15 countries but the US…