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A group of British men living in Singapore have been banned from working there again after breaking lockdown to go on a “bar crawl”. The men were also fined around S$9,000 each ($6,500; £5,200). They were charged after a picture of people drinking during the country’s “lockdown” – which banned social gatherings – went viral […]

France’s iconic Eiffel Tower has opened again to guests after its longest closure since World War Two. But the Paris monument isn’t returning to normal operations just yet. Visitor numbers will be limited, face coverings mandatory for anyone aged over 11, and everywhere above the second floor will be closed to the public. To soak […]

Cinemas, museums and galleries will be able to reopen in England from 4 July, Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Tuesday as he outlines a further easing of coronavirus restrictions. Venues closed since the middle of March will be able to welcome visitors as long as safety measures are in place. The PM is […]

A police officer who fatally shot a fleeing black man in the back last week in Atlanta, Georgia, will be charged with murder and assault, officials say. Garrett Rolfe, who has already been fired, faces 11 charges related to Rayshard Brooks’ death. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. The other officer at the […]

A court in Thailand has sentenced two owners of a restaurant to 1,446 years in prison each for defrauding the public. Last year, Laemgate seafood restaurant launched a pay-in-advance food promotion online. Up to 20,000 people purchased 50 million Thai baht (£1.2m; $1.6m) worth of vouchers, said broadcaster Thai PBS. But the company later said […]

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) threatening to pull US funding permanently over Covid-19. The letter outlines a 30-day deadline for the body to commit to “substantive improvements” or risk losing millions and US membership altogether. Addressed to WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, it […]

taly has outlined plans to ease the strict restrictions it imposed seven weeks ago to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the measures would be relaxed from 4 May, with people being allowed to visit their relatives in small numbers. Parks, factories and building sites will reopen, but schools will […]

The US state of Missouri is suing the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus which it says has led to severe economic losses. In the lawsuit, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt alleges China did little to stop the spread of the virus. Mr Schmitt claims Missouri residents have suffered possibly tens of billions […]

Mauritania has recorded no new cases of coronavirus, two days after the last patient tested negative. The west African country has in the last two days been conducting tests but none had turned out positive. It had seven confirmed cases of the virus but six patients recovered and one died. The ministry said all the […]

A gunman disguised as a policeman killed at least 16 people, including a female police officer, in what is believed to be Canada’s worst mass shooting. The 12-hour rampage started on Saturday and ended with a car chase. Police said the suspect shot people at different locations in Nova Scotia, many of them randomly. He […]


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