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Australia whale stranding: 470 animals now beached in Tasmania record

Publishedduration4 hours agoimage copyrightBILAL RASHID/REUTERSimage captionThe pilot whales have become stranded on Tasmania's west coastThe Australian state of Tasmania has recorded its largest-ever stranding of whales, after more were found beached during a large rescue effort.Since Monday, an estimated 470 pilot whales have been discovered stranded on Tasmania's west coast.Most of the 200 whales in…

PM warns of tougher curbs if virus rules flouted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson said that collective health depends on "individual behaviour"The government has warned of "tougher measures" if people do not follow the latest coronavirus restrictions. In a television broadcast on Tuesday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "we must reserve the right to go further" if cases…

White House ricin package suspect in court

Image copyright Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office A Canadian woman has been charged in US federal court for allegedly posting a letter with deadly ricin poison to President Donald Trump.Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, was arrested at a border crossing in Buffalo, New York, on Sunday. Officials say she was carrying a gun.She has pleaded not guilty…

Is the world entering a new Cold War?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump, Xi Jinping and Guterres address the UN General AssemblyThe United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary as the post-World War Two global order which created it is on shaky foundations. Multilateralism is in serious disarray, as the former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has observed.…

US coronavirus death toll passes 200,000

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"It's so disturbing... 200,000 deaths is too many": Three funeral directors reflect on the milestoneThe US coronavirus death toll has passed 200,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). More than 6.8 million people are known to have been infected in the US, more than in…

Republicans secure vote for Supreme Court replacement

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Romney, who has clashed fiercely with Mr Trump, was seen as a possible Republican holdout Republicans have secured the numbers needed to ensure that President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee will face a confirmation vote in the Senate.Senator Mitt Romney of Utah has given the party the 51…

World must prevent new Cold War, UN chief warns

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Guterres gave his address in person - world leaders will be providing pre-recorded messages The world must do all it can to prevent a new Cold War, the UN chief has warned, as he opened a general assembly set to be dominated by US-China tensions and the Covid-19 pandemic.Secretary-General…

‘We’ve reached a perilous turning point’ – PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBoris Johnson: "It would be tempting to think the threat had faded"The UK has reached "a perilous turning point", Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, as he set out a raft of new coronavirus restrictions for England which could last for up to six months.Shop staff will…

NBA legend Jordan forms Nascar team

Bubba Wallace is Nascar's sole full-time black driverBasketball legend Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin have formed a single-car Nascar Cup Series team, with Bubba Wallace as their driver.Wallace is Nascar's sole black full-time driver while Jordan is the second black team owner at its elite level.Earlier this year, Wallace successfully campaigned…

China tycoon critical of Xi gets 18 years in jail

Image copyright EPA Image caption Ren Zhiqiang went missing in March this year after an essay about China's handling of the virus A former real estate tycoon and an outspoken critic of China's President Xi Jinping has been sentenced to 18 years in jail on charges of corruption. A court in Beijing found Ren Zhiqiang…

Australia whales: 90 dead in mass stranding off Tasmania

Publishedduration19 minutes agoimage copyrightTASMANIA GOVERNMENTimage captionTrained rescuers are helping move the whales into deeper watersAt least a third of 270 whales stranded off Tasmania have died and more are feared to be dying, rescuers in Australia say.However, crews were able to save 25 of the animals on Tuesday and are aiming to escort more back…

NYPD officer charged with spying for China

Image copyright Getty Images/AFP A New York City Police Department officer has been charged with acting as an illegal agent for China. Tibet-born Baimadajie Angwang is accused of reporting on the activities of Chinese citizens in the New York area and assessing potential sources of intelligence in the Tibetan community. The naturalised US citizen, who…
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ICE whistleblower: Mexico investigating US immigrant ‘sterilisations’

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightKaren Duceyimage captionProtestors have previously called for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centresMexico is investigating claims that six Mexican women were sterilised while in a US migrant detention centre, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.A whistleblower last week alleged that hysterectomies were being performed on immigrants in the…

Belarus: Lukashenko inaugurated in unannounced ceremony

Publishedduration3 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionPresident Lukashenko's motorcade swept through MinskBelarus President Alexander Lukashenko, whose re-election in a disputed poll last month led to weeks of mass protests, has been inaugurated for a sixth term in an unannounced ceremony.State media said several hundred people attended the ceremony at the Palace of Independence in central Minsk.Streets were…

Alexei Navalny: Russian activist discharged from Berlin hospital

Publishedduration32 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionAlexei Navalny shared a picture of himself looking gaunt and thin but standing unaidedPutin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for Novichok nerve agent poisoning.The Charité Hospital said it was ending acute medical care because his condition had sufficiently improved.Mr Navalny posted…

Important for Alli to perform – Mourinho

Dele Alli (left) signed for Tottenham from MK Dons for £5mJose Mourinho said he was "tired" of questions about Dele Alli and expects the midfielder to stay at Tottenham beyond this transfer window.The Spurs boss did suggest the 24-year-old, limited to just 45 minutes' play this season, needed to improve.Alli has been included in the…