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Anti-government protests break out in Beirut

Protesters clashed with Lebanese security forces at anti-government demonstrations in Beirut on Thursday. Officers deployed tear gas on dozens of people near parliament. Demonstrators were angered by Tuesday's devastating blast, which officials say was caused by 2,750 tonnes of ammonium...

Friday, August 7, 2020, 9:25 AM

Liverpool crowned Premier League champions

Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions. Jurgen Klopp's side needed one victory to seal the league but City's failure to win means they cannot be caught. It is...

Friday, June 26, 2020, 4:38 AM

New Zealand to lift all restrictions as it declares itself virus-free

New Zealand is set to lift almost all its coronavirus restrictions within hours as it reports there are no active cases in the country. It will move to level one, the lowest of its four-tier alert system, at midnight local time (12:00 GMT). Under this, social distancing will no longer be...

Monday, June 8, 2020, 10:36 AM

Premier League to restart on June 17

The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17 with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, the BBC has learned. The matches are the two games in hand. A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of June 19-21. Clubs are still discussing the...

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 5:45 PM

World leaders pledge billions for vaccine fight

More than $8bn has been pledged to help develop a coronavirus vaccine and fund research into the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Some 40 countries and donors took part in an online summit hosted by the EU. Full story on BBC...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 12:49 PM

Sudan criminalises female genital mutilation

Sudan has criminalised carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), making it punishable by three years in jail. Some 87% of Sudanese women aged between 14 and 49 have undergone some form of FGM, according to the UN. Full story on BBC...

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:20 AM

Coronavirus: US authorises use of anti-viral drug Remdesivir

The US's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised emergency use of the Ebola drug remdesivir for treating the coronavirus. The authorisation means the anti-viral drug can now be used on people who are hospitalised with severe Covid-19. Full story on BBC...

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:13 AM

Kim Jong-un appears in public, North Korean state media report

Kim Jong-un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, North Korean state media says. KCNA news agency reports that the North Korean leader cut the ribbon at the opening of a fertiliser factory. Full story on BBC...

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:11 AM

Remdesivir: Drug has 'clear-cut' power to fight coronavirus

There is "clear-cut" evidence that a drug can help people recover from the coronavirus, say US officials. Remdesivir cut the duration of symptoms from 15 days down to 11 in clinical trial at hospitals around the world. Full story on BBC...

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10:10 AM

Coronavirus: Champions League and Europa League postponed

All Uefa competitions, including Champions League and Europa League matches due to be played on March 17 and 18, have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The BBC reports that the competition draws scheduled for March 20 have also been postponed. Manchester City v...

Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:55 PM

Iran raid on US base injured 109, admits Pentagon

The number of US troops suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after an Iranian attack on a US base in Iraq in January has risen to 109, according to US officials. The figure is a significant increase from the 64 injured service members previously reported by the Pentagon. President...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 9:27 AM

Lightning kills rare mountain gorillas in Uganda

Four rare mountain gorillas, including a pregnant female, have died in Uganda after being hit by lightning, a conservation group says. The three adult females and a male infant were found in Uganda's Mgahinga National Park with "gross lesions" on their bodies indicating...

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:11 PM

Thailand: Soldier kills 20 in gun rampage

A soldier has killed 20 people and injured dozens more in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima. Jakraphanth Thomma, a junior officer, killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp on Saturday afternoon, a defence spokesperson told BBC Thai. The...

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:04 PM

Coronavirus: China accuses US of causing panic and spreading fear

The Chinese government has accused the United States of causing "panic" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. The accusation comes after the US declared a public health emergency on Friday and said it would deny entry to foreign nationals who had visited China in the past two...

Monday, February 3, 2020, 12:23 PM

WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones

Messaging service WhatsApp will no longer work on millions of smartphones from 1 February. Android and iPhone devices which only support outdated operating systems will no longer be able to run the Facebook-owned app. WhatsApp said the move was necessary in order to protect the security of...

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 6:49 PM

Nigeria worst hit in new Trump visa ban

The US has announced it is expanding its curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. Citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar will now be blocked from obtaining certain types of visas. People from...

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 9:15 AM

Coronavirus: US bars foreigners who recently visited China

The US has declared a public health emergency over the spread of the coronavirus and said it would deny entry to any foreign nationals who have visited China in the past two weeks. US citizens returning from Hubei province, where the outbreak started, will be quarantined for 14 days. More...

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 9:11 AM

UK leaves the European Union

The UK has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership - and more than three years after it voted to do so in a referendum. The historic moment, which happened at 23:00 GMT, was marked by both celebrations and anti-Brexit protests. Candlelit vigils were held in Scotland,...

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 9:08 AM

Brexit: Boris Johnson to hail 'dawn of a new era' on departure day

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hail the "dawn of a new era" on Friday, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union after 47 years. In a speech to be shown at 22:00 GMT - an hour before the official departure time - he will say Brexit is "not an end but a beginning...

Friday, January 31, 2020, 7:43 AM

Coronavirus declared global health emergency by WHO

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. "The main reason for this declaration is not what is happening in China but what is happening in other countries," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom...

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 11:36 PM

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