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Russia denies nuclear plants radiation leak

Russia has said a leak of nuclear material detected over Scandinavia did not come from one of its power plants. Nuclear safety watchdogs in Finland, Norway and Sweden said last...

Boeing set for critical 737 Max flight tests

Boeing's bid to see its 737 Max return to the skies faces a pivotal week with flight safety tests expected to begin. Pilots and technical experts from regulators and the...

US top court strikes down law limiting abortions

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a law restricting abortions in Louisiana is unconstitutional in a landmark decision. The law required that doctors providing abortions have admitting privileges to...

François Fillon, former French PM, and wife guilty over ‘fake job’

French ex-Prime Minister François Fillon and his Welsh wife have received jail sentences in a "fake jobs" case. The conservative politician was found guilty of paying Penelope Fillon €1.156m (£1.06m,...

Coronavirus: Death toll hits 500,000 worldwide

More than half a million people worldwide, have now lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The United States, the worst affected country by far, has more...

4,000 recovered COVID-19 patients in South Korea declare donation of blood plasma for COVID-19...

About four thousand members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in South Korea, who have recovered from COVID-19, have announced their willingness to donate their blood plasma for the...

COVID-19 threatens increase in global drug use, UN report warns

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to an increase in drug use and trafficking, as well as heightened risks for narcotic users, a UN report warned on Thursday. The organisation's drugs and crime...

Revealed: Draft list of countries that will be allowed to enter EU when borders...

Locked away in a meeting room in Brussels, officials are debating who will be allowed to enter the EU on July 1 when the bloc's international borders are scheduled...

Human trial of new coronavirus vaccine begins in UK

Volunteers have begun being immunised with a new UK coronavirus vaccine. About 300 people will have the vaccine over the coming weeks, as part of a trial led by Prof...

Nasa to name Headquarters after first black female engineer

Nasa is to name its headquarters in Washington DC after its first black female engineer, Mary Jackson. Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine said Jackson had helped to break down barriers for...

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Africa

COVID-19: 40 South Africa soldiers test positive

The South Africa Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed that at least 40 of its officers have tested positive for coronavirus. "Like all other front-line workers,...

Sierra Leone doctors’ strike leaves COVID-19 patients without care

A doctors' strike in Sierra Leone has left Covid-19 patients in some of the main treatment centres without care. The doctors say they were promised...

World

Japan flooding: Many feared dead in flooded care home

Fifteen people are believed dead and nine are missing on Japan's southern island of Kyushu as devastating rains cause flooding and landslides. Fourteen victims were...

Khashoggi murder: Turkish absentia trial of 20 Saudis opens

Twenty Saudi nationals have gone on trial in absentia in Turkey over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was killed inside the Saudi...