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Covax vaccine-sharing scheme delivers first doses to Ghana (33 minutes old)

The vaccine-sharing scheme aims to help poorer countries like Ghana get Covid-19 jabs.

Cocaine 'worth billions' seized in record Germany and Belgium haul (47 minutes old)

More than 23 tonnes of the drug was discovered in two raids on shipments heading to the Netherlands.

Syria torture: German court convicts ex-intelligence officer (41 minutes old)

A German court sentences Eyad al-Gharib to jail for complicity in crimes against humanity.

Builders at Seville bar uncover '12th Century bathhouse' (32 minutes old)

The discovery of the preserved skylights and paintings was "completely unexpected", experts say.

Italy landslide pushes hundreds of coffins into the sea (3 hours old)

Video shows the search for coffins that tumbled into the sea from a cliff-side cemetery in Genoa.

Syria war: Russian jets 'bomb IS positions in desert region' (29 minutes old)

IS militants carried out a string of deadly ambushes and hit-and-run attacks there recently.

South African city of Port Elizabeth becomes Gqeberha (3 hours old)

They are learning how to pronounce Gqeberha, the new name for the city of Port Elizabeth.

Ghislaine Maxwell offers to give up UK and French citizenship for bail (6 hours old)

The British socialite is in jail in New York awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Biden holds first foreign meeting with Canada's Justin Trudeau (7 hours old)

"US leadership has been sorely missed over the past years," the Canadian prime minister said.

New Zealand: Rescuers save 28 whales from stranding spot (6 hours old)

Rescuers have successfully refloated 28 pilot whales on a notorious New Zealand beach, Farewell Spit.

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Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (211 days old [28/07/20])

Head of disease control agency ‘worried’ by Germany’s 557 new cases every dayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNegligence is to blame for a worrying rise in coronavirus cases in Germany, the head of the country’s disease control agency has said in his first news conference in weeks.Over the past seven days, Germany has registered an average of 557 new cases a day, up from around 350 in early June. Continue reading...

Agencies fear hidden cholera deaths in Yemen as Covid-19 overwhelms clinics (211 days old [28/07/20])

Thousands of deaths potentially missed as patients avoid health centres, with both diseases set to peak in coming weeks, warn NGOsAid agencies are warning that thousands of people in Yemen could be dying undetected from cholera as people are too frightened to seek treatment in health facilities overwhelmed by coronavirus.Coronavirus cases in the war-torn country are due to peak in the coming weeks, but Oxfam has warned that health centres are seeing an unexpected drop in cholera cases, ahead of August’s rains when cholera will also increase. Continue reading...

Trump's national security adviser tests positive for coronavirus (211 days old [28/07/20])

White House insists ‘no risk’ of Trump being exposed Photos of Robert O’Brien’s Europe trip show lack of mask usageUS politics – live updatesThe national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for the coronavirus, but the White House insisted there was “no risk” of Donald Trump being exposed. Related: Texas hospital forced to set up 'death panel' as Covid-19 cases surge Continue reading...

Coronavirus live news: Germany warns against travel to parts of Spain; masks compulsory in Madrid (211 days old [28/07/20])

Three regions in Spain highlighted; global cases doubled in last six weeks; deaths worldwide pass 650,000Covid-19 still accelerating, warns WHO, as restrictions return in EuropeOutbreak in Xinjiang prompts fears of spread inside Uighur campsBerlin couple test positive for coronavirus after Manchester visitUK coronavirus updates – live 1.29pm BST 1.24pm BST Negligence is to blame for a worrying rise in coronavirus cases in Germany, the head of the country’s disease control agency has said in his first news conference in weeks.Over the past seven days, Germany has registered an average of 557 n[...]

Brexit will deliver double shock to UK economy, study finds (211 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: LSE report says even sectors unscathed from coronavirus crisis will be severely affectedA Brexit hit is looming for sectors that have emerged relatively unscathed from the Covid-19 pandemic, analysis by the London School of Economics suggests.The LSE report says Brexit will deliver a double shock to the economy – with business conditions worsening for those sectors that have survived the impact of coronavirus and lockdown measures – whether Boris Johnson secures a deal with the EU or not. Continue reading...

Madeleine McCann: German police search garden in Hanover (211 days old [28/07/20])

German officials had recently identified 43-year-old man as suspect in 2007 disappearanceGerman police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal in 2007 have been searching a garden plot in the northern city of Hanover in connection with their investigation, prosecutors said. Continue reading...

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak found guilty in first trial linked to vast fraud (211 days old [28/07/20])

Ex-Malaysian PM denied criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia’s missing billionsMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in his first trial linked to the multibillion-dollar 1MDB scandal – a landmark conviction that could lead to a sentence of decades in jail.Najib has denied any wrongdoing in relation to what is one of the world’s biggest financial frauds, in which billions of dollars were allegedly looted from a state fund set up to promote development. The scandal shook Malaysian [...]

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows (211 days old [28/07/20])

Exclusive: megafires ‘one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history’, say scientistsNearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife.The Guardian has learned that an estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering 2.5 billion reptiles were affected by the fires that burned across the continent. Not all the animals would have been killed by the flames or heat, but scientists[...]

World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly in France (211 days old [28/07/20])

Project aims to show clean fusion power can be generated at commercial scaleThe world’s largest nuclear fusion project began its five-year assembly phase on Tuesday in southern France, with the first ultra-hot plasma expected to be generated in late 2025.The €20bn (£18.2bn) Iter project will replicate the reactions that power the sun and is intended to demonstrate fusion power can be generated on a commercial scale. Nuclear fusion promises clean, unlimited power but, despite 60 years of research, it has yet to overcome the technical challenges of harnessing such extreme amounts of energy. Cont[...]

Kylie Moore-Gilbert: British-Australian academic moved to notorious Iran desert prison (211 days old [28/07/20])

Middle East scholar, who was arrested in 2018, taken to Qarchak women’s jail, one of the most hostile institutions in the country and reportedly stricken with Covid-19A British-Australian academic serving a 10-year-prison sentence in Iran for espionage has been moved to a remote desert prison, notorious for violence and reportedly stricken with coronavirus.Cambridge-educated Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a Middle East scholar, had been held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for nearly two years, before her sudden move three days ago to Qarchak women’s prison, south-east of Tehran. Continue reading...

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