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  • Coronavirus live news: Australia vaccine human trials to start, Trump wears mask in public 12.07.2020
    ‘Molecular clamp’ jab from University of Queensland ‘ticked all the boxes’ in animal tests; Florida reopens Walt Disney World despite infection surge 1.51am BST On Friday Australia’s national cabinet decided to more than halve the number of overseas flights, cutting the number of Australians who can return home by at least 4,000 a week.The decision […]
    Helen Davidson
  • British student who fled to join Isis dies while in jail in Syria 11.07.2020
    Ishak Mostefaoui, formerly at the University of Westminster, died either trying to escape custody or amid disorder in the prisonA British student who ran away to join the Islamic State group in Syria has died while being held in prison in the country, according to reports.Ishak Mostefaoui, 27, who travelled to Syria in 2014 and […]
    David Connett
  • Donald Trump wears mask in public for first time – as it happened 11.07.2020
    Florida and Texas see record surges in daily casesGlobal coronavirus liveblog: latest updatesWill Republicans ditch Trump to save the Senate?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 11.42pm BST We’ll be shutting down the blog shortly. Here’s a look at today’s top news lines: 10.58pm BST Donald Trump was wearing a black mask as he walked […]
    Bryan Armen Graham (now), Joanna Walters and Tom Lutz (earlier) in New York
  • Donald Trump wears mask in public for first time during Covid-19 pandemic 11.07.2020
    President wears face covering during visit to military hospital as cases of coronavirus surge across the United StatesDonald Trump wore a mask in public for the first time during a visit to a military hospital a short helicopter ride from the White House on Saturday evening. The president’s decision to wear a mask came as […]
    Joanna Walters and Bryan Armen Graham in New York
  • 'Innovationish' training: Australian government spends $230,000 on latest management fad 11.07.2020
    Exclusive: Masterclasses promise to improve work mindsets and link programs to Covid-19 response Australian government agencies have spent more than $230,000 on “innovationish” training – the latest management fad promising to improve work mindsets – and linked the programs to the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.The Australian Securities and Investment Commission and the Department […]
    Paul Karp
  • 'You think that's racist?': the generational tension in Melbourne's high-rise migrant families 11.07.2020
    There is a schism between older African migrants – who think Australia is ‘the greatest country in the world’ – and those who came here young or grew up hereThis is the fourth in a six-part series on life inside Melbourne’s high-rise public housing. Read the third part here.Nor Shanino would get into big debates […]
    James Button and Julie Szego. Photography by Christopher Hopkins
  • Witness K and the Australian spying operation that continues to betray Timor-Leste 11.07.2020
    Charges against Bernard Collaery and his retired Asis agent client confirm the government has few regrets about an exploitative exercise against a friendly neighbourIn the first week of January 2019, a private jet landed at Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste. The former Victorian premier Steve Bracks emerged into the […]
    Kim McGrath
  • Migrants rescued after boat capsizes in Channel 11.07.2020
    Group with severe hypothermia among several taken back to France on Saturday Migrants rescued after their boat capsized were among several groups to have tried to cross the Channel on Saturday.The four individuals were spotted by a passing passenger ferry and picked up by the French navy. They were found to have severe hypothermia and […]
    PA Media
  • Climate activists slam Norman Foster over Saudi airport 11.07.2020
    Architect is ignoring his own environment pledge, say criticsOne of Britain’s most famous architects is under fire for agreeing to design an airport and terminal in Saudi Arabia despite signing a climate emergency manifesto that called for an “urgent need for action” on climate change.Norman Foster’s design firm, Foster and Partners, was one of the […]
    Robin McKie Science editor
  • 'We will haunt you': survivors mark 25th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre – video report 11.07.2020
    Bosnia is marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, in which more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslim men and boys were executed in July 1995.The recently identified remains of nine victims were reburied in a memorial cemetery outside the town in eastern Bosnia; almost 7,000 of those killed have been buried here but further victims […]
  • Liverpool gangs 'dominate' gun and drugs trade outside London 11.07.2020
    National Crime Agency uses encrypted chat to uncover gun factories in north-westOrganised criminal gangs from Liverpool have risen to the summit of the UK underworld and “dominate” the firearms and drugs-trade outside London, the latest intelligence from senior officers at the National Crime Agency (NCA) reveals.Analysis of encrypted messages from a communications system used by […]
    Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor
  • Trump's commutation of ally Roger Stone's sentence sparks outrage 11.07.2020
    Mitt Romney calls move ‘unprecedented, historic corruption’Analyst: ‘It’s a disgraceful, dark day for American democracy’Outrage is growing among opponents of Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and notorious Republican fixer Roger Stone. Special counsel Robert Mueller weighed in on Saturday night, declaring that “Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, […]
    Joanna Walters in New York
  • Jealous Johnny Depp ‘tried to stop Amber Heard sex scenes’, court told 11.07.2020
    Actor denies his behaviour was controlling as he sues paper for abuse allegationsDetails of sex scenes Amber Heard was to play on screen were kept from her husband, Johnny Depp, court documents have revealed. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, who admits to having jealous feelings, told the judge hearing his London libel case against […]
    Vanessa Thorpe
  • Coronavirus report: India reports record spike as cases double in South Africa 11.07.2020
    Indian cases pass 800,000; Johannesburg struggles to find vital equipment; Texas warns ‘worst is yet to come’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIndia reported a record spike in coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the national total to more than 800,000 and pushing several states to bring back lockdowns, despite the punitive economic cost.Now the […]
    Emma Graham-Harrison and agencies
  • Wasteful, damaging and outmoded: is it time to stop building skyscrapers? 11.07.2020
    Tall buildings are still deemed desirable, even glamorous, but experts are drawing attention to the high environmental cost of building themIf no one ever built a skyscraper ever again, anywhere, who would truly miss them? I ask, because the engineer Tim Snelson, of the design consultancy Arup, has just blown a hole in any claim […]
    Rowan Moore
  • Turkey's 'last Armenian village' displays heritage that survived genocide 11.07.2020
    More than century on, descendants of survivors who returned home open a museum to celebrate and preserve their cultureVakifli, a village in Hatay, the small wedge of Turkey sandwiched between the Mediterranean and the border with Syria, has the melancholy honour of being known as the country’s “last Armenian village”.These days, it is home to […]
    Bethan McKernan in Istanbul
  • Global ‘catastrophe’ looms as Covid-19 fuels inequality 11.07.2020
    Job losses, homelessness, school closures and acute hunger set to rise dramatically without urgent support, Christian Aid warnsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe pandemic has exposed and reinforced deep inequalities across the world, with the true extent yet to be seen, according to a major new report.The crisis in the poorest countries threatens […]
    Harriet Sherwood
  • Where in Britain does China spend its money? 11.07.2020
    UK manufacturing, energy and transport and telecoms have received investment from Beijing for yearsOver the past decade, Chinese investment worth more than £50bn has flowed into Britain’s economy. From the telecoms networks to London’s famous black cabs, football clubs and Pizza Express, the Chinese yuan can be felt throughout Britain’s economy and its national infrastructure.The […]
    Jillian Ambrose
  • Serbian police arrest 71 in coronavirus protests 11.07.2020
    Riots continue in Belgrade in protest against government handling of pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSerbian police have detained 71 people after clashes during a fourth night of anti-government protests that were initially sparked by the announcement of a new coronavirus lockdown, a senior police official has said.Fourteen police officers were injured when […]
    Associated Press in Belgrade
  • Five killed and 40 arrested in hostage situation in South Africa 11.07.2020
    Six more people were injured in incident at a church near Johannesburg Police in South Africa said five people were killed and more than 40 arrested after an early-morning shooting involving hostages at a church near Johannesburg.A statement said police and military personnel who responded to reports of a shooting at the International Pentecostal Holiness […]
    Associated Press in Johannesburg