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Africa Cup of Nations: At least eight killed in crush at Cameroon stadium (1 hour 39 minutes old)

Dozens more people are injured in the incident outside a football stadium in Cameroon.

Ukraine: US troops on alert as West voices unity (4 hours old)

Western allies agree to sanctions against Russia if it invades, as thousands of troops stand by.

French tourist Benjamin Brière jailed in Iran on spying charges (38 minutes old)

The 36-year-old was arrested for flying a drone while on holiday nearly two years ago.

Central Asia blackout leaves millions without power (2 hours old)

A surge disconnects a major power line from the shared grid, causing chaos across the region.

Guatemala convicts ex-soldiers for raping indigenous women (4 hours old)

Five ex-paramilitary soldiers are given 30-year jail terms for raping dozens of women in the 1980s.

Bataclan survivor finds NFT of her X-ray for sale online (3 hours old)

The surgeon had put an image of a patient's X-ray on a website that sells NFTs without her consent.

Indonesia: Brawl and fire in West Papua nightclub leaves 19 dead (2 hours old)

Victims were trapped by the blaze after rival groups fought with machetes in West Papua province.

Australian Open: Peng Shuai T-shirt ban reversed after outcry (7 hours old)

The turnaround comes less than 24 hours after organisers banned the shirt for being "political".

Aboriginal flag: Australian government secures copyright after row (14 hours old)

Aboriginal Australians say the symbol of identity was previously "held hostage" by lease agreements.

Taylor Swift calls out Damon Albarn over songwriting comments (13 hours old)

The lead singer of Blur and Gorillaz made the false claim that Swift does not write her own songs.

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Coronavirus: negligence driving increase in cases – German agency (546 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 (546 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 (546 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 (546 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 (546 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 (546 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 (546 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 (546 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 (546 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 (546 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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