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China seals off city as worst coronavirus outbreak in a year grows

China’s worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic has escalated with dozens more cases around the country, the sealing-off of one city...

Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St Louis couple

Missouri governor Mike Parson announced on Tuesday he had fulfilled his promise to pardon a couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social...

China orders mass testing in Wuhan as Covid-19 outbreak spreads

China has suspended flights and trains, cancelled professional basketball games and announced mass coronavirus testing in Wuhan as widening outbreaks of the Delta variant...

Qantas furloughs 2,500 staff amid lockdowns in Australian cities

Australia’s Qantas Group says it expects Sydney’s Covid-19 lockdown to last for at least another two months and it will furlough 2,500 staff due...

Death toll in central China floods now exceeds 300

More than 300 people died in recent flooding in central China, authorities said, three times the previously announced toll. The Henan provincial government said 302...

Malaysian politicians stage protest over parliament closure

Malaysian police have blocked opposition politicians from marching in protest over a two-week lockdown of parliament, which they say is a ploy by the...

Brisbane extends lockdown amid growing Covid-19 outbreak

A lockdown of Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane, has been extended until Sunday amid a growing Covid-19 outbreak. Brisbane and several surrounding municipalities in Queensland state...

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats on Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the...

Canada warns of fourth wave of coronavirus by end of summer

Canada’s chief public health officer said that the country could face a fourth wave of Covid-19, driven by the Delta variant, by the end...

Wildfires in southern Turkey leave three dead

At least three people were killed and dozens of people were admitted to hospital in southern Turkey after strong winds fanned two separate forest...

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