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Asia

Afghanistan: At least 17 killed in Eid car blast

The explosion came on the eve of a ceasefire declared by the Taliban during the festival of Eid.

News

Coronavirus: Home visits banned in parts of northern England

People from different households cannot meet indoors, or in gardens, under reimposed lockdown rules.

Africa

Zimbabwe police clear streets ahead of anti-government...

Parts of the capital are deserted ahead of demonstrations that the government calls Western-backed.

Technology

Twitter says hackers downloaded private account data

It says attackers copied records from up to eight hacked users, but none were "blue tick" accounts.

Entertainment & Arts

Live gigs are back - but social distancing poses problems

An Elton John tribute is one of the first acts to perform in front of an audience since lockdown.

Europe

Coronavirus: Wrangling over huge EU recovery plan enters...

As global cases rise by record numbers, EU leaders struggle to reach a deal on a recovery package.

Sport

Watford set to sack Nigel Pearson with club just above...

Watford are set to sack manager Nigel Pearson with two games of the Premier League season remaining and the side three points from...

Asia

China floods: Huai river alert level raised amid heavy...

Heavy rains have swept across China for weeks, from the southwest to the east coast.

Africa

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe arrests 100,000 for 'violations'...

Police say people violated the measures but critics say the government is targeting the opposition.

News

UK accuses China of 'gross' human rights abuses against...

Chinese officials reject what Dominic Raab says are "deeply troubling" reports of forced sterilisation.

News

Brent shooting: Man shot dead named as Billy McCullagh

Billy McCullagh, 27, was shot in the chest in the early hours on Thursday in Brent, north London.

Technology

Twitter hack: 130 accounts targeted in attack

Two days after the hack, Twitter says it is still checking if private data was compromised.

News

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson sets out plan for 'significant...

Boris Johnson says employers will have more discretion to bring staff back to workplaces in England.

Asia

China says a US travel ban on Communist Party members would...

US media earlier reported the Trump administration was considering a travel ban on party members.

Africa

River Nile dam: Sudan blasts 'unilateral' move as Ethiopia...

As talks fail with Ethiopia, Sudan says water levels drop downstream and Egypt demands "clarification".

News

Shamima Begum can return to UK to fight for citizenship,...

The 20-year-old, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria, has been denied a fair hearing, judges say.

News

Coronavirus: Russian spies target Covid-19 vaccine research

The UK, US and Canada say state-backed hackers tried to steal coronavirus vaccine research.

Entertainment & Arts

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Court hears details of 'violent'...

A libel case hears the Hollywood actor threw a magnum of champagne at his ex-wife - a claim he denies.