Global coronavirus cases exceed 11 million
Global coronavirus cases have exceeded 11 million, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than 500,000 people in seven months.
Mutation in third of COVID-19 samples: WHO
Almost 30 per cent of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus collected by the World Health Organisation have shown signs of mutation but there is no evidence this has led to more severe disease, a top WHO official says.
UK warns of local lockdowns as pubs reopen
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned that the government could impose local lockdowns if people fail to follow social distancing rules as pubs, cafes and restaurants re-open this weekend.
No England quarantine for Aussies, others
Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries including Australia, the government says.
First virus drug trial results in 2 weeks
The World Health Organisation should soon get results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.
Calm urged after Filipino cops kill troops
The Philippine president has flown to the country's volatile south to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers in violence the army chief called "a rubout".
Khashoggi trial told oven lit after death
A Saudi consulate worker in Istanbul has told a Turkish court he had been asked to light a tandoor oven less than an hour after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the building where he was killed.
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