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Coronavirus: Face covering use expanded in England and Scotland 8 Aug 2020, 7:52 am

The new rules apply to cinemas, museums and places of worship as more quarantine restrictions start.

UK urges France to crack down on migrant crossings 8 Aug 2020, 7:37 am

The government is also looking at using "maritime assets" to stop people crossing the Channel.

Hong Kong: US imposes sanctions on chief executive Carrie Lam 8 Aug 2020, 6:33 am

The sanctions on Carrie Lam and others are for "undermining" the Chinese territory's autonomy.

Coronavirus: Last-ditch talks on new aid package for US economy fail 8 Aug 2020, 6:18 am

With benefits expired for millions of jobless and mass evictions looming, lawmakers go on holiday.

US election 2020: China, Russia and Iran 'trying to influence' vote 8 Aug 2020, 5:58 am

Russia wants a second term for President Trump while China does not, a US intelligence chief says.

Jessica Shuran Yu: Figure skater says others in sport 'want to speak out' about abuse 8 Aug 2020, 5:56 am

World Championship figure skater Jessica Shuran Yu says that since going public about her abuse, other skaters want to speak out but fear they cannot do so.

'No Aguero, no problem for Man City' - where was Real game won and lost? 8 Aug 2020, 5:37 am

Manchester City's impressive win over Real Madrid shows their strength as a team and ability to win as a group as they head for Lisbon, says ex-City midfielder Michael Brown.

Coronavirus Vietnam: The mysterious resurgence of Covid-19 8 Aug 2020, 4:06 am

A central Vietnamese city is back in lockdown as researchers search for the source of a new outbreak.

England's Fleetwood & Rose in contention at US PGA Championship 8 Aug 2020, 3:02 am

Tommy Fleetwood cards the joint-lowest round of the 2020 US PGA Championship to move into contention going into the final two rounds in San Francisco.

Coronavirus: India is turning to faster tests to meet targets 8 Aug 2020, 2:58 am

With coronavirus cases rising sharply, India has turned to rapid testing kits. But how reliable are they?

MV Wakashio: Ship aground off Mauritius begins leaking oil 7 Aug 2020, 11:48 pm

Mauritius declares a state of emergency after Japanese-owned carrier MV Wakashio starts leaking oil.

Jerry Falwell Jr to take leave of absence after racy photo 7 Aug 2020, 11:35 pm

Jerry Falwell Jr will step down as president of Liberty University after posting the "weird" image.

Week in pictures: 1 August-7 August 2020 7 Aug 2020, 11:21 pm

A selection of remarkable images taken around the world this week.

Beirut explosion: Families search for missing loved ones 7 Aug 2020, 11:12 pm

Families in Beirut are still desperately seeking news of missing loved ones.

Sushant Singh Rajput: Mystery and voyeurism around Bollywood star's death 7 Aug 2020, 11:11 pm

The investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput's death has taken several twists and turns.

Cambodia's 'Rubbish School' where kids pay with plastic 7 Aug 2020, 11:10 pm

With no tourists because of the pandemic, a guide in Cambodia is instead teaching English

Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the vuvuzelas fell silent 7 Aug 2020, 11:09 pm

The country's fight against Covid-19 was initially celebrated, but the public mood has now soured.

The Greatest Showman: The story of Cardiff's giant 7 Aug 2020, 11:02 pm

How a giant went from the slums to being the Queen's bodyguard and an American circus star.

Coronavirus severely restricts Antarctic science 7 Aug 2020, 10:53 pm

Keeping Covid out of Antarctica means little research will be done on the continent in 2020-2021.

'This feels like Man City's time in the Champions League - now they must deliver' 7 Aug 2020, 10:46 pm

The manner of their victory over Real Madrid suggests this could be the big moment in the Champions League for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola.

Ronaldo scores twice but Juventus knocked out by Lyon 7 Aug 2020, 10:20 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 129th and 130th Champions League goals but Lyon knock Juventus out of the Champions League.

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: South Dakota town ready to welcome 250,000 bikers 7 Aug 2020, 10:08 pm

The South Dakota rally could be one of the largest public gatherings since the pandemic began.

Beirut explosion: Captain Boris Prokoshev on why Rhosus was in Beirut 7 Aug 2020, 9:44 pm

Boris Prokoshev, captain of the Rhosus, spoke to the BBC's Sarah Rainsford about why the ship was in Beirut.

Kerala plane crash: 18 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut 7 Aug 2020, 9:38 pm

The plane had 190 people on board and was repatriating Indians stranded by the coronavirus crisis.

Ningaloo Reef: Second woman injured by whale at Australia tourist hotspot 7 Aug 2020, 8:54 pm

She is the second person in less than a week to be injured by a humpback whale at Ningaloo Reef.

Three teams to appeal against Racing Point punishment in copying row 7 Aug 2020, 8:44 pm

Ferrari, McLaren and Renault say they will appeal against the decision to punish Racing Point in Formula 1's "copying" controversy.

'We have got the players to do it' - Woakes says England can pull off unlikely win 7 Aug 2020, 8:17 pm

Bowler Chris Woakes says England will draw on their recent experiences of claiming unlikely victories in the first Test against Pakistan.

Coronavirus: Why US is expecting an 'avalanche' of evictions 7 Aug 2020, 6:53 pm

As businesses reopen across the US, so are eviction courts with millions of lives being upturned.

Canada slaps retaliatory tariffs on US aluminium goods 7 Aug 2020, 6:20 pm

The retaliatory move comes after Canada's deputy prime minister promised a "dollar for dollar" fight

What is Tencent? 7 Aug 2020, 5:50 pm

The Chinese firm's investments include Fortnite, Tesla and Universal Music - but it's under fire in the US.

Beirut explosion: UN warns of Lebanon humanitarian crisis 7 Aug 2020, 5:03 pm

Agencies send urgent support to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Tuesday's explosion.

UK immigration: At sea with migrants crossing the Channel 7 Aug 2020, 12:47 pm

The BBC's Simon Jones encounters a boat full of migrants who have succeeded in reaching UK waters.

Cheeky boar leaves nudist grunting in laptop chase 7 Aug 2020, 12:05 pm

Photos of a naked Berlin man chasing a wild boar to get his stolen laptop back go viral.

Sri Lanka election: Rajapaksa brothers tighten grip on power 7 Aug 2020, 11:46 am

Brothers transform expected win into stunning rout of the opposition, writes Anbarasan Ethirajan.

World's remotest Irish bar: 'We will survive Covid' 7 Aug 2020, 12:30 am

It has been closed since April, you can’t reach it by car, and it's a two-day hike from the nearest airport.

'It took 32 years, but I finally found my kidnapped son' 7 Aug 2020, 12:21 am

After Li Jingzhi's son went missing in 1988 she dedicated her life to searching for him. He was found in May this year.

Beirut explosion: Before-and-after images 7 Aug 2020, 12:20 am

Satellite and aerial images show the extent of the Beirut port explosion that ripped through the Lebanese city.

Is the US about to split the internet? 6 Aug 2020, 11:13 pm

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wants a "clean" internet free of "untrusted" Chinese apps.

How 'lockdown birdwatching' is helping Australia's bushfire recovery 6 Aug 2020, 11:10 pm

Birdwatching has boomed during Australia's Covid-19 lockdown - and it's having an unexpected benefit.

Patrick Hutchinson: Viral 'hero' launches new project 6 Aug 2020, 11:02 pm

Patrick Hutchinson was photographed carrying a counter-protester to safety at a London anti-racism rally in June.

Photographer captures swimming pools from above 6 Aug 2020, 4:34 pm

Brad Walls photographs the beauty of sun-drenched swimming pools from an aerial view.

Hiroshima bomb: The day Michiko nearly missed her train 5 Aug 2020, 11:09 pm

The horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb are laid bare through the story of one woman's life.

Coronavirus: How pandemic pods and zutors are changing home-schooling 3 Aug 2020, 11:23 pm

US parents are resorting to "pandemic pods" and garden classrooms - but will it deepen inequalities?

Americans in Africa: Why we left America to live in Africa 2 Aug 2020, 11:14 pm

Three African Americans have been explaining why they left the US to find a better life in Africa.

NBA: Black Lives Matter and basketball’s role in discussion on racism 31 Jul 2020, 2:47 am

Basketball is perhaps the sport best placed to challenge racial inequality. Is the NBA doing it right?

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