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Trump says he has ended preferential treatment for Hong Kong (1 hour 37 minutes old)

The president says he has also signed a bill to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong.

Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail in Epstein sex trafficking case (5 hours old)

The British socialite denies grooming underage girls for the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Foreign students in US: Trump administration drops deportation plans (3 hours old)

Foreign students had been told they were at risk if their classes moved online during the pandemic.

Iran executes man convicted of selling missile information to CIA (14 hours old)

The ex-defence ministry employee was accused of selling information about Iran's missile programme.

Harvey Weinstein: Judge rejects $18.9m settlement (7 hours old)

Dozens of women would have shared the payout but other accusers had objected to its terms.

Coronavirus: Blogger Emna Charqui given jail term over Koran-style post (9 hours old)

Emna Charqui is sentenced to six months in Tunisia for a Facebook post imitating Islam's holy book.

Azerbaijan general among troops killed in Armenia border clash (7 hours old)

Azerbaijan says the officer was among 11 Azeri troops killed in three days of fighting with Armenia.

Michigan face mask row ends in fatal police shooting (3 hours old)

A Michigan officer kills a man suspected of stabbing someone who chided him for not wearing a mask.

Biden sets out $2tn plan for carbon-free electricity by 2035 (2 hours old)

The Democratic presidential candidate says "let's not waste any more time" as he outlines $2tn plan.

Amazon's hand-washing policy in spotlight (7 hours old)

As part of legal action brought by workers in New York, Amazon's policy on toilet breaks is debated.

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Coronavirus live news: India Covid-19 cases top 900,000 as 133m re-enter lockdown (1 hour 17 minutes old)

Restrictions imposed on Indian city of Bangalore and state of Bihar; Venezuela’s capital Caracas to go into a strict lockdown on Wednesday; Face masks mandatory in France; Follow the latest updates133m re-enter lockdown in India as cases top 900,000Cities worldwide reimpose lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surgeFrance: baby boy infected with coronavirus in wombDoes coronavirus spread in the air and how do we stay safe? 12.37am BST US President Donald Trump said in an interview on Tuesday that it was a “mistake” for the two largest California school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego, to keep scho[...]

Covid-19 restrictions are shattering Argentina's short-lived political truce (15 hours old)

Deep-seated rivalries resurfacing amid months of lockdowns Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUntil recently, Argentina’s protracted coronavirus lockdown was marked by an unusual degree of harmony, as the country’s perennially squabbling political factions came together to contain the spread of Covid-19.But after nearly four months of consecutive lockdowns, rifts have begun to appear in that uneasy truce amid growing demands for a relaxation of quarantine measures. With new cases spiralling out of control, the old political rivalries between followers and detractors of[...]

The rhea-sistance: bird pecks Bolsonaro during coronavirus quarantine (11 hours old)

Rhea took a peck at the Brazilian president, who has Covid-19, as he was trying to feed it at his palaceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has been bitten by an emu-like bird that he tried to feed while under coronavirus quarantine at the presidential palace, local media has reported.According to the Metropóles site, the rhea bird “pecked” at Bolsonaro when he tried to feed it during a stroll around the palace grounds in Brasília on Monday. Continue reading...

Banksy creates mask-themed work on London Underground (9 hours old)

Coronavirus-inspired stencils on tube train feature rats with surgical face masks and hand sanitiserCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBanksy has entered the mask debate with his latest typically playful work: a series of stencils on the London Underground that feature his trademark rats struggling to come to terms with surgical masks.In a video posted on his Instagram page, the street artist is seen entering an underground train carriage while dressed as a member of the cleanup crew before stencilling the rats, which are depicted as using the masks as parachutes and d[...]

Second Catalan politician says phone was targeted by spyware (6 hours old)

Ernest Maragall revelation set to boost calls for inquiry into possible domestic espionageA second prominent member of Catalan’s pro-independence movement has revealed he was warned that his mobile phone was targeted using spyware.The development is likely to bolster calls for an investigation into the possible use of hacking technology by Spanish authorities. Continue reading...

Trump says white people also killed by police, when asked about George Floyd – live updates (1 hour 24 minutes old)

President makes remarks in CBS News interviewTrump administration agrees to rescind policy on foreign student visasBiden unveils $2tn clean energy proposalGhislaine Maxwell denied bailCalifornia dramatically rolls back reopening processHow racial bias dogs US coronavirus response at every levelAlabama, Maine and Texas vote in primariesSign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.24am BST A federal appellate court agreed to temporarily freeze a lower court order shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline, allowing the pipeline to stay operational.Earlier this month, a federal judge ordered developers[...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in hospital for treatment of possible infection (2 hours old)

Justice resting comfortably and will stay for a few daysGinsburg, 87, sits firmly on supreme court’s liberal wingThe US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been admitted to hospital for treatment for a possible infection.According to a statement, she is resting comfortably and will stay in hospital for a few days for antibiotic treatment. Continue reading...

Huge Atlas statue to guard Sicily's Temple of Zeus once more (7 hours old)

Eight-metre statue built in 5th century BC had been buried among ancient ruinsA colossal statue of Atlas, buried for centuries among ancient ruins, will soon take its rightful place among the ancient Greek temples of Agrigento on Sicily.The city’s archaeological park announced that the artwork, one of the most celebrated sculptures on the island, will be raised upright in front of the Temple of Zeus. Continue reading...

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty in trafficking case (5 hours old)

Maxwell, who faces up to 35 years in federal prison, was denied bail and will remain in custodyGhislaine Maxwell appeared in Manhattan federal court via video feed on Tuesday, to plead not guilty regarding her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of minor girls. Related: More victims of Jeffrey Epstein have come forward, says lawyer Continue reading...

Novichok may have been left in Salisbury deliberately, court hears (8 hours old)

Family lawyers say inquest into Dawn Sturgess’s death should examine Russian state’s role Russian agents may have deliberately left a bottle of the nerve agent novichok in Salisbury after the attempted assassination of the former spy Sergei Skripal as part of a campaign to undermine security in the UK, the high court has been told.Lawyers for the family of Dawn Sturgess, who died of novichok poisoning four months after the attack on Skripal, claim the actions of the agents on the ground and those who masterminded the plot from Moscow could have led to many hundreds of deaths. Continue reading.[...]

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