Mandatory face masks in England’s shops considered

Mandatory face masks in England’s shops considered

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Image copyright No 10 Making face coverings mandatory in shops in England is being considered by the government to slow the spread of coronavirus, senior sources have said.Speaking in a Facebook Q&A video, Boris Johnson hinted at the change saying: "We are looking at ways of making sure that people really do have face coverings…
French bus driver dies after ‘mask attack’

French bus driver dies after ‘mask attack’

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Image copyright AFP Image caption The wife of Philippe Monguillot, Veronique Monguillot (centre), holds a portrait of her husband during a protest march A bus driver has died in France, five days after he was attacked by passengers who reportedly refused to wear face masks, his family says.Philippe Monguillot, aged 59, had been left brain…
Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

Venice test brings up floodgates for first time

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe testing of 78 mobile floodgates was hailed as a successFor the first time a system of 78 mobile floodgates has been tested in Venice, after years beset by delays and corruption.The 1.5km (one-mile) Mose system of yellow dams was a "powerful project that has taken years…
CCTV shows Glee star Naya Rivera boarding boat

CCTV shows Glee star Naya Rivera boarding boat

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Glee star Naya Rivera has been missing since Wednesday after going on a boat trip in California with her young son. CCTV footage, released by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, shows Rivera arriving at the dock with her son and leaving on the hire boat.She is believed to have drowned in a "tragic accident", police…
FBI ‘kidnapped’ Instagrammer from Dubai – lawyer

FBI ‘kidnapped’ Instagrammer from Dubai – lawyer

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Image copyright Hushpuppi/Instagram Image caption A lawyer for Hushpuppi (pictured) says the US had no authority to transport him from Dubai A Nigerian man accused of multimillion-dollar fraud and money laundering by the United States was kidnapped by the FBI from Dubai, his lawyer says. Ramon Olorunwa Abbas - known to his 2.5 million Instagram…
Iran denies reports of fresh explosion

Iran denies reports of fresh explosion

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption File photo of a nuclear facility Natanz that was damaged in a fire in July Iranian officials have denied reports of an explosion west of the capital Tehran on Thursday, the latest in a series of mysterious blasts to hit the country in recent weeks.Social media users reported hearing explosions…
Biden sets out ‘Buy American’ economic plan

Biden sets out ‘Buy American’ economic plan

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joe Biden lambasted US President Donald Trump, arguing he failed to deliver on his economic promises Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has laid out his rescue plan for the coronavirus-crippled US economy, while berating President Donald Trump as incompetent.Mr Biden said his $700bn (£560bn) plan would be the biggest…
Coronavirus updates: Fauci says some US states reopened too quickly

Coronavirus updates: Fauci says some US states reopened too quickly

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SummaryTop US diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said some states in the country reopened too fast
Half of Oklahoma ruled to be Native American land

Half of Oklahoma ruled to be Native American land

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Five Tribes of Oklahoma - Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole and Muscogee Nation - proudly uphold their traditions The US Supreme Court has ruled about half of Oklahoma belongs to Native Americans, in a landmark case that also quashed a child rape conviction.The justices decided 5-4 that an…
Plastic surgeons say pandemic has boosted demand

Plastic surgeons say pandemic has boosted demand

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A number of clinics around the world say they are seeing a rise in people getting surgery A number of cosmetic surgery clinics around the world are reporting a rise in people getting treatment during the coronavirus outbreak as they can hide their treatment behind a mask or work…