Dozens killed as gunmen open fire in Mexico rehab centre

At least 24 people have been killed and seven others wounded after gunmen burst into an unregistered drug rehabilitation centre in central Mexico and opened fire, authorities said. olice in the north-central state of Guanajuato said the attack occurred in the city of Irapuato, with three of the seven wounded in serious condition. It appears […]

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 500,000 as Australian state of Victoria steps up efforts to fight outbreak | World news

1.39am BST01:39 Morrison government denies reports it will permanently lift unemployment benefit payments The Morrison government has denied it about to permanently lift unemployment benefit payments when the treasurer makes a long-awaited economic statement next month. News Corp newspapers, citing senior ministers, had reported the jobseeker payment would rise to $75 per day from $40 […]

Coronavirus live news: pandemic accelerating across Africa; over 2 million cases in US | World news

Reuters has more from the coronavirus briefing earlier today by the World Health Organization’s regional office from Africa. According to the Canadian-owned news agency, Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Africa regional director, said that the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating in Africa, spreading to the hinterland from capital cities where it arrived with travellers. Ten countries are driving […]

Coronavirus live news: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine trial and warns of ‘second peak’ in pandemic | World news

6.56am BST06:56 Global report: ‘disaster’ looms for millions of children as WHO warns of second peak The coronavirus pandemic will have a “disastrous” impact on children’s rights worldwide, making them more vulnerable to forced labour and underage marriage, a rights group has said, as the World Health Organization warned of an “immediate second peak” in […]

Coronavirus live news: three White House Covid-19 taskforce members go into self-quarantine | World news

Unlike many European countries, Sweden has kept its primary schools open as well as bars and restaurants, while urging people to respect social distancing and hygiene recommendations. Sweden kept its primary schools, bars and restaurants open – unlike many of its European neighbours – but it did ban visits to care homes on March 31. […]

Coronavirus live news: experts reject Trump's 'disinfectant' theory as Russia reports 5,849 new cases

Doctors call president’s comments ‘jaw-dropping’ and dangerous; Algeria, Egypt, UAE shorten ease restrictions for Ramadan, Indonesia increases them; Follow the latest updates Medical experts denounce Trump’s ‘dangerous’ treatment suggestion Panama: lockdown leaves festivalgoers stranded on beach UK coronavirus updates – live At a glance – latest developments See all our coronavirus coverage 11.53am BST The […]

Coronavirus live news: UK wakes up to lockdown as Trump insists US will ‘reopen’ in weeks | World news

8.16am GMT08:16 UK mobile firms asked to alert Britons to heed coronavirus lockdown The UK government has taken the unprecedented step of asking mobile companies to send an alert to everyone in the UK telling them to heed the new nationwide lockdown rules. It is the first time ministers have called upon all the UK’s […]

Thai court dissolves opposition party Future Forward | World news

One of Thailand’s most popular opposition parties has been disbanded after it was found to have violated electoral rules by receiving an illegal loan, a decision analysts say is likely to heighten political tensions. The constitutional court dissolved Future Forward on Friday and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years. Future Forward, […]

Austria’s Greens vote to enter government with People’s party | World news

Members of Austria’s Green party voted on Saturday to join a new government led by the conservative former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, clearing the final hurdle for an untested national left-right alliance. The coalition pact approved by their party leadership and Kurz’s People’s party earlier this week was backed by 93% of Green delegates . Out […]