India sets global record in coronavirus cases: Live news

India sets global record in coronavirus cases: Live news

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India reports a record global daily jump of 96,551 coronavirus cases, taking its total number to 4.5 million. Greece, France and Palestine have all reported a record number of daily coronavirus cases. UN chief Antonio Guterres has urged countries to find $15bn during the next three months to fund the ACT-Accelerator programme, a WHO-led global…
‘It hasn’t gone away’: UK sees sharp coronavirus spike – Live

‘It hasn’t gone away’: UK sees sharp coronavirus spike – Live

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South African economic output has shrunk 51 percent in the second quarter, as a strict lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus shut down most activity.  China's President Xi Jinping has told a ceremony in Beijing that the country had acted in an "open and transparent" manner over the coronavirus. There have been more…
Military helicopters rescue dozens trapped by California wildfire

Military helicopters rescue dozens trapped by California wildfire

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A fast-moving brush fire cut off evacuation routes and trapped about 150 people in the Sierra National Forest in California, prompting a military helicopter rescue, authorities have said. The Creek Fire consumed more than 14,500 hectares (36,000 acres) and threatened numerous mountain communities after igniting on Friday and exploding on Saturday, authorities said. Military helicopters rescued…
Remote towns evacuated as California wildfire grows

Remote towns evacuated as California wildfire grows

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Evacuation orders have been expanded to more mountain communities as a huge wildfire churns through California's Sierra National Forest on Monday, one of dozens of blazes crews battled during a heatwave that shattered records across the most populous state in the United States. Firefighters working in steep terrain through the night saved the tiny town…
Belarus opposition figure ‘detained’ at Ukraine border

Belarus opposition figure ‘detained’ at Ukraine border

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Belarusian protest leader Maria Kolesnikova has been detained while trying to enter Ukraine in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to Belarusian border officials, a day after her allies said she had been grabbed off the street by masked men. The circumstances of her attempted journey to Ukraine were not immediately clear, with some…
US elections live updates: Trump campaign’s reported money woes

US elections live updates: Trump campaign’s reported money woes

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United States President Donald Trump was reportedly weighing giving up to $100m to his campaign as he headed to Florida and North Carolina on Monday, both battleground states.  The US Senate returned to session on Tuesday, as House Democrats launched probe into Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's past Republican fundraising.  New Hampshire and Rhode Island held…
Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

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Palestinians in Gaza burned pictures of Israeli, American, Bahraini, and United Arab Emirates leaders on Saturday in protest against the two Gulf countries' moves to normalise ties with Israel. Bahrain on Friday joined the UAE in agreeing to normalise relations with Israel, a move forged partly through shared fears of Iran but one that could…
Hong Kong police arrest 289 at protests over election delay

Hong Kong police arrest 289 at protests over election delay

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About 290 people were arrested by Hong Kong police as riot officers swooped in on pro-democracy protesters - opposed to the postponement of the local legislative election - with rounds of pepper balls. Hundreds of protesters had taken to the streets on Sunday in the Asian financial hub to demonstrate against a new national security law…
US elections live updates: Trump and Biden campaigns ramp up

US elections live updates: Trump and Biden campaigns ramp up

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Biden is heading to the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania on Monday, where he plans to speak with union workers. Trump will hold a 1pm (17:00 GMT) news conference on economic recovery from the pandemic Kamala Harris and Mike Pence are both visiting the key battleground state of Wisconsin, days after Trump and Biden visited…
Alexey Navalny out of artificial coma after ‘Novichok poisoning’

Alexey Navalny out of artificial coma after ‘Novichok poisoning’

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Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who Germany says was poisoned by a weapons-grade Novichok nerve agent, is now out of a medically induced coma and being weaned off mechanical ventilation. The 44-year-old anti-corruption campaigner and one of President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics, fell ill on a domestic flight last month and was treated in a…