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Australia bushfires: Hundreds of deaths linked to smoke, inquiry hears

Australia bushfires: Hundreds of deaths linked to smoke, inquiry hears

More than 4,000 people were admitted to hospital due to the smoke, a government inquiry has heard.
Woman sacked after calling police on black man

Woman sacked after calling police on black man

The woman, identified as Amy Cooper, called police saying an African-American man was threatening her life.
Trans Mountain pipeline: Protest ban is 'great time' to build, says minister

Trans Mountain pipeline: Protest ban is 'great time' to build, says minister

Alberta's energy minister cites a ban on protests when asked about a controversial project in Canada.
Stanley Ho: Hong Kong's 'king of gambling' dies aged 98

Stanley Ho: Hong Kong's 'king of gambling' dies aged 98

Ho was credited with steering Macau to overtake Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world.
Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online

Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online

Zara Abid, 28, was being mourned by friends and family, but then trolls began abusing her legacy online.
Boy, 12, followed down mountain by brown bear

Boy, 12, followed down mountain by brown bear

Alessandro was hiking with his family in northern Italy when they realised he was being followed.
Coronavirus: New York Stock Exchange trading floor reopens

Coronavirus: New York Stock Exchange trading floor reopens

The resumption of floor trading comes after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Republican National Convention: Trump threatens to move event from North Carolina

Republican National Convention: Trump threatens to move event from North Carolina

The president wants North Carolina to ensure there are no restrictions on crowds due to the pandemic.
Hong Kong security law: Carrie Lam dismisses concerns over rights

Hong Kong security law: Carrie Lam dismisses concerns over rights

Carrie Lam says a security law planned by China is a "responsible" move which won't infringe on rights.
Coronavirus: The strangers reaching out to Kyrgyzstan's lonely teenagers

Coronavirus: The strangers reaching out to Kyrgyzstan's lonely teenagers

Worried by teens' mental health struggles during Kyrgyzstan's coronavirus lockdown, one group acted.
Coronavirus in South Africa: Smokers fume at cigarette ban

Coronavirus in South Africa: Smokers fume at cigarette ban

The government is to ease lockdown restrictions and allow the sale of alcohol - but not cigarettes.
Coronavirus: Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm'

Coronavirus: Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm'

Transparent masks allow deaf people to communicate - but supplies are short where they are most needed.
Italy's medical workers: 'We became heroes but they've already forgotten us'

Italy's medical workers: 'We became heroes but they've already forgotten us'

With Italy past the peak of coronavirus, medical staff say the trauma is only just hitting them now.
In pictures: Indigenous nurse on frontline in virus fight

In pictures: Indigenous nurse on frontline in virus fight

Vanderlecia Ortega dos Santos is the sole nurse caring for a community of 700 in Manaus, Brazil.
Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation

Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation

With the collapse of the tourism industry because of the coronavirus, Thailand's captive elephants are now at risk of starvation.
Indonesia: Alone in a sinking village

Indonesia: Alone in a sinking village

Once home to more than 200 families, the village of Bedono in Central Java is now under water.
Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?

Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?

Officials are taking another look into Huawei, but the Chinese firm warns against a 5G ban.
Coronavirus: 'I see a lot of people, I don't see any masks'

Coronavirus: 'I see a lot of people, I don't see any masks'

Thousands of people visited beach destinations over the Memorial Day weekend, not all abiding by the guidelines.
Coronavirus: Joe Biden emerges from quarantine on Memorial Day

Coronavirus: Joe Biden emerges from quarantine on Memorial Day

The US Democratic presidential candidate makes his first public appearance in more than two months.
Coronavirus: Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

Coronavirus: Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

European markets rose on the bailout deal news, which sees Germany take a 20% stake in the firm.