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New Zealand coronavirus: seven new cases confirmed

Auckland’s lockdown extended for two weeks; start of provincial women’s rugby season delayedNew Zealand reported seven new cases of coronavirus up to Saturday morning after a lockdown in Auckland was extended.Six of the seven new cases were linked to the cluster at the centre of all the previous community cases, said Ashley Bloomfield, the director-general of health. Continue reading...
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Coronavirus: Here’s where to track how many clinical trials there are and other treatments

Combating COVID-19 Some of the best weapons to fight the coronavirus are still washing our hands, wearing masks and social distancing. But today we look at other things that are used in the fight as well as immunizations, which could be the ultimate weapon to win the war. Pre-exposure Are there drugs that can prevent coronavirus infections? The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel of the National Institutes of Health recommends against the use of any agents for coronavirus pre-exposure prophylaxi...
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Coronavirus live news: Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases as restrictions tighten in Europe

Australian death toll stands at 379; France removed from UK travel corridor; Greece and Croatia impose midnight curfew on bars and restaurants France could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise againUS coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’ 2.29am BST Andrews is asked when he last had a day off:I couldn’t tell you. I don’t know. I don’t stop because this virus doesn’t st...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, Australia, France, Spain, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Croatia, Victoria, Melbourne, Andrews, COVID


'The press has to go on': Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai defies Beijing

Apple Daily founder and pro democracy activist says his case will likely be a ‘litmus test’ of Hong Kong’s legal systemWary but defiant, Jimmy Lai is determined to keep fighting for a democratic Hong Kong, even as he acknowledges that China’s goal is to take full control of the region.Speaking to the Guardian five days after his arrest on foreign collusion allegations – he is currently out on bail - media tycoon Lai argues the press must keep going. But he also believes that Monday’s round up wa...
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'Time is our weapon': Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai speaks after arrest – video report

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has told the Guardian he believes that how authorities handle his case will likely be a 'litmus test' for the future. The 71-year-old this week became the highest-profile pro-democracy figure so far to have been arrested under Beijing’s national security law, which makes even the mildest forms of activism a crime against China.Lai was taken into custody for more than 40 hours for on suspicion of committing foreign collusion crimes, and conspiracy to defraud. Spea...
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US sees embarrassing UN defeat over Iran arms embargo proposal

Just one country joins US in vote, highlighting Washington’s isolation as it seeks more drastic action against IranThe US has suffered a humiliating defeat at the United Nations as its proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran won support from only the Dominican Republic at the security council vote.The US resolution was never likely to be passed in the face of Russian and Chinese opposition. It was proposed as a ploy by the Trump administration to open the way to more drastic action against Ir...
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France infections accelerate; Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking – as it happened

France reports more than 2,800 new infections in another new post-lockdown record; Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy to test travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece. This blog is now closedFollow today’s coronavirus blogFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’ 12.48am BST The Australian prime ministe...
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Obama denounces Trump bid to deter voters with attack on post office

USPS warns mail-in votes might not arrive in time to be countedObama: president trying to ‘actively kneecap’ postal serviceThere are growing fears over the handling of November’s US presidential election after it emerged that the US Postal Service (USPS) has warned it cannot guarantee mail-in votes will be counted in almost every state in America and Barack Obama accused Donald Trump of trying to “discourage people from voting”.In letters to 46 states, and the District of Columbia, the USPS has ...
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Alexander Lukashenko promises fresh crackdown on Belarus protesters

Protesters marched towards government buildings demanding Lukashenko’s resignation Women in Belarus take protests into their own hands ‘It’s like a war’: armed men roam streets of MinskThe standoff in Belarus appears to be entering a decisive phase, with embattled president Alexander Lukashenko promising a fresh crackdown as protests continued.On Friday evening, tens of thousands of protesters marched towards government buildings in central Minsk, holding flowers and signs demanding an end to vi...
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Obama condemns Trump attempt to 'kneecap' USPS to discourage voting – live

Ex-president attacks Trump’s ‘explicit’ effort to deter votersPresident gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.28pm BST Meghan Markle highlighted voting rights as an issue she is particularly passionate about during a conversation Friday at the 19th Represents, a summit to commemorate the 100th annivers...
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Obama condemns Trump for trying to 'actively kneecap' the US Postal Service – live

Ex-president attacks Trump’s ‘explicit’ bid to discourage votingPresident gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsSign up to our First Thing newsletter 8.17pm BST According to the Washington Post, the USPS had warns 46 states, and Washington DC that some mailed ballots may not arrive in time to be counted for November election.From the Post:So...
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Trump addresses ex-FBI lawyer charged with falsifying document in Russia investigation – live

President gives brief statement on Kevin ClinesmithTrump’s brother hospitalized – reportCDC: death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor DaySurge in cases among children fuels fears over school reopeningsHealth insurers doubled profits in second quarterSign up to our First Thing newsletter 7.21pm BST Is the GOP trolling the Democrats’ revised national convention? Ahead of kick-off next week, Republicans unveiled three new stops on its on the campaign trail for Donald Trump, including key battle...
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Coronavirus live news: France infections accelerate; Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking

France reports more than 2,800 new infections in another new post-lockdown record; Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy to test travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and GreeceFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’UK coronavirus updates – live 6.22pm BST Oman will end its ban on night movement starting from 15...
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Magnum reviewing archive as concerns raised about images of child sexual exploitation

Agency to review historical photographs after issue raised on website and social mediaMagnum Photos, one of the world’s most celebrated photographic agencies, is to re-examine the content of its archive of more than 1 million images after accusations it made available photographs that critics said may show the sexual exploitation of minors.In a statement, the president of Magnum, Olivia Arthur, said the agency, whose founders included Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, had begun an “in-depth...
Tags: Photography, Children, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Child protection, Magnum, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier Bresson, Magnum Olivia Arthur


Coronavirus live news: Spain to close nightclubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers

Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy move affects travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece; India reports over 60,000 new casesFrance could add British visitors to quarantine list after UK measuresUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine list‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day’UK coronavirus updates – live 5.14pm BST Hello, my name is Clea Skopeliti and I’ll be running the blog for the next few hours. You can get...
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Britons in France scramble to get home before quarantine begins

Travellers left stressed and exhausted as they cut holidays short following new Covid-19 rulesAt times on the A1 and A16 motorways in northern France on Friday afternoon, four out of five cars had UK plates: SUVs, estates and vans laden with luggage and children and piled high with surfboards and bikes, Brits barrelling back in a desperate bid to make it home before the 4am quarantine deadline. Related: 'It’s killed the holiday': Britons in France react to new quarantine rules Continue readin...
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Speculation grows over pardon for Edward Snowden after Trump remarks

Trump: ‘A lot of people think he is not being treated fairly’Congressman calls for Trump to pardon NSA whistleblowerSpeculation is growing over whether Donald Trump might pardon Edward Snowden after the US president told an interviewer that the exiled former intelligence operative was “not being treated fairly”. Related: Edward Snowden on 9/11 and why he joined the army: ‘Now, finally, there was a fight’ Continue reading...
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Officers 'tried to force asylum seeker to airport' despite court ruling

Man who was granted injunction due to risk of suicide says he sustained an injury during attempted removal An asylum seeker who crossed the Channel to the UK on a small boat claims he was forced out of his cell in a detention centre by officers who wanted to put him on a flight even though a judge had halted his removal hours earlier, the Guardian has learned.He was restrained and sustained an injury during the attempted removal in the early hours of Wednesday morning by officers unaware of the ...
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Burna Boy: Twice as Tall review – fun and fury from Nigerian pop polymath

(Atlantic)By rooting modern production in traditional melody, and drawing on various musical styles while staying true to African pop, Burna Boy defines multilayered black identityFor a vivid snapshot of what Burna Boy is capable of, head for track 12 of new album Twice as Tall, entitled Monsters You Made. The music is modern Africa, in the same way grime precisely captured young London of the day. Drill down, and the cleverly deconstructed phrases echo familiar-sounding black music concepts – i...
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Airbnb restriction on under-25s could be discriminatory, lawyers warn

Trial of restriction in UK, France and Spain aimed at cutting rowdy parties and ensuring safety during coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAirbnb’s decision to restrict under-25s in Britain, France and Spain from renting homes could leave the company open to legal challenges under discrimination laws, experts have said.The company announced that as part of its crackdown on rowdy parties it would begin testing in Britain, France and Spain a ban on under...
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'It’s killed the holiday': Britons in France react to new quarantine rules

As UK announces 14-day isolation for those arriving from France after Saturday, travellers are left wondering what to doCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage meaning that anyone returning to the UK after 4am on Saturday will have to quarantine for 14 days or face a fine. With some travellers desperately trying to return before the deadline, others have decided to stay in France. Continue reading...
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'We can only help ourselves': women in Belarus take protests into their own hands

After police beat up demonstrators, flower-waving women take to streets demanding changeThe first chain of women appeared on Wednesday: a few hundred brave souls, dressed in white and holding aloft flowers, in a quietly powerful response to the gruesome violence inflicted on thousands of Belarusians over the previous days.By the next afternoon, columns of flower-waving women were everywhere, parading along the broad avenues of central Minsk smiling, laughing and resolutely demanding political ch...
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Turkey threatens to suspend UAE ties over deal with Israel

‘The move against Palestine is not a step that can be stomached,’ says ErdoğanTurkey has threatened to suspend its diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates and recall its envoy, a day after the Gulf state announced it would become the third Arab country to establish full ties with Israel.“The move against Palestine is not a step that can be stomached,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters on Friday. Continue reading...
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Trump faces surprise call from Republican congressman to pardon Edward Snowden – live

Kentucky’s Rep. Thomas Massie calls for Edward Snowden pardonBiden campaign releasing Spanish-language ad in Arizona and Florida battlegroundsTrump admits he is undermining USPS to make it harder to vote by mailBiden raises $26m in 24 hours after announcing Harris1,187 coronavirus deaths and 53,213 new cases reported yesterdaySign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.11pm BST Donald Trump did an interview with the New York Post that was published yesterday, in which he said he thinks a “lot of...
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The Israel-UAE deal will make a ‘one-state solution’ even more unlikely | Ian Black

Whatever the motives of the Gulf state for agreeing to the peace accord, it marks a change in Arab solidarity with Palestinians‘Normalisation” with Israel is still a dirty word in Arabic. But that hasn’t stopped the United Arab Emirates, the second most wealthy and powerful of the Gulf states, concluding a peace agreement with Benjamin Netanyahu, brokered by Donald Trump – at his transactional worst and with an eye on his chances of re-election in November.Even accounting for Trumpian self-adver...
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US coronavirus death toll set to reach 200,000 by Labor Day, CDC forecast says

Rate of new deaths could rise in California and Colorado over the coming four weeks and decline in Arizona, CDC saysThe US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic is set to reach 200,000 by Labor Day as children across the country prepare to return to school, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forecast.The rate of new deaths could rise in California and Colorado over the coming four weeks and decline in Arizona, the CDC said. More than 160,000 people have died from ...
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EU considers sanctions after crackdown on protests in Belarus

Emergency meeting of 27 ministers to discuss elections and Lukashenko regimeEuropean foreign ministers are expected to move towards sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko’s regime, after reports of systematic abuse and torture of Belarusians swept up in the brutal crackdown on protests.The EU’s 27 ministers are holding an emergency video meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the elections in Belarus, after Austria became the latest country to call for sanctions against those responsible for violence...
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'It's a game and we lost': Palestinians decry Gulf moves towards Israel

Israel’s relationship with neighbours is no longer defined by occupation, Palestinians sayShortly after Donald Trump announced he had brokered a “huge breakthrough” deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the White House published a list of bullet points detailing what it had achieved.Only at the bottom, just after “expanded business and financial ties between these two thriving economies”, did the very last sentence blandly mention what had previously been the key regional issue: the ...
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Coronavirus live news: Spain to close night clubs and ban public smoking; Italy orders testing for some travellers

Spain announces 11 new measures; Italy move affects travellers from Spain, Croatia, Malta and Greece; India reports over 60,000 new casesUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live 2.21pm BST A shopping mall in Shenzhen, southeastern China, has been sealed off and is under police supervision af...
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Brits visiting France could face two-week quarantine after UK measures

Netherlands, also removed from travel corridor list, rules out tit-for-tat Covid ruling Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish visitors to France could face a two-week quarantine, as the French government threatened retaliation after being removed from the UK safe travel list following a spike in coronavirus cases.But the Netherlands, which was also removed from the travel corridor list late on Thursday, has ruled out reciprocal measures. Continue reading...
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