Coronavirus live: Colombia faces calls to put capital into total lockdown | World news

10.32pm BST22:32 Face masks to be mandatory in English shops Face masks will become mandatory in shops across England, UK government ministers are to announce on Tuesday, following mixed messages, a cabinet split and mounting pressure on the country’s prime minister Boris Johnson to change public advice, Jessica Elgot, Heather Stewart and Vikram Dodd write. […]

Iran says not possible to shut economy: Coronavirus live updates | Coronavirus pandemic News

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said it was not possible to shut down the country’s economy despite the surge in coronavirus cases. India’s coronavirus cases surged past 800,000 with the biggest single-day spike of 27,114 cases, causing multiple states to impose lockdowns in high-risk areas. More than 12.5 million […]

Moon landing: Buzz Aldrin’s confession revealed after 50 years – ‘It was so well staged’ | Science | News

The legendary astronaut stepped foot on the lunar surface on July 21, 1969, just 20 minutes after his colleague – Neil Armstrong – became the first man to walk on the Moon. The pair made history after the lunar lander Eagle touched down at Tranquility Base before Armstrong delivered his “one small step” speech – signifying the end […]

Outrage over Trump’s retweet of supporter shouting ‘white power’ – live | US news

US health secretary Alex Azar has warned that “the window is closing” on the country’s chance to take action to effectively curb the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 2.5m. The Health and Human Services secretary pointed to a recent spike in infections, particularly in the south and said people have “to act […]

Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2.5m as Australia considers new lockdown in Melbourne | World news

4.42am BST04:42 Martin Farrer ‘Real vulnerability’: Qantas job cuts show Covid-19 will change the future of work As he surveyed the economic wreckage from 6,000 Qantas job cuts this week, the deputy prime minister, Michael McCormack, expressed the glass-half-full hope that there would be other openings for redundant workers as the sector rebounds. He quickly […]

Coronavirus pandemic worsening globally, WHO says: Live updates | News

The pandemic is getting worse globally with the number of infections expected to reach 10 million next week, WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. COVID-19 cases in the Gulf region have surpassed 400,000, according to Johns Hopkins University, as nations in the region start to lift restrictions. Coronavirus hospitalisations and caseloads have […]

How journalists have come under attack in what are supposed to be democracies – Channel 4 News

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month started a wave of protests around the world demanding justice for victims and reform of institutions. But the largely peaceful demonstrations have also shown that the forces of law and order in the US and beyond have begun reacting more violently to those seeking to record […]

China news: US warns China and Russia of ‘isolation’ if they back Iran on weapons policy | World | News

The US is seeking to extend its 13-year-old policy imposing arms restrictions on Iran as it is set to expire this October under the terms of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. However, Russia and China have suggested that they would oppose extending the arms restrictions. Reuters reports that while the US has argued for some […]

Coronavirus update live: Latest news as Covid ‘support bubbles’ begin in England and NI

Anti-racism protests take place in Australia for second weekend  Protesters in Langley Park, Perth, 13 June 2020 (Paul Kane/Getty) Anti-racism protests have gone ahead in Australia for a second weekend, despite some cities urging people to stay away amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus. A day of demonstrations across Australia in support of the […]

Coronavirus live news: Fauci warns against Trump rallies; health fears in Australia over BLM protests | World news

3.04am BST03:04 China reported 11 new Covid-19 cases and seven asymptomatic cases for June 12, the national health authority said on Saturday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that five of the new confirmed patients were so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas. The six locally transmitted cases were all in Beijing. The […]