Coronavirus live news: Global infections near 20m as Australia suffers deadliest day | World news

2.06am BST 02:06 The premier of the Australian state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, is speaking now about the 19 deaths overnight in the state: Of those 19 Victorians who have passed away, one male in his 50s, one female in…

Egypt extends detention of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein | News

Egyptian authorities have extended the detention of Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein by another 45 days. The extension on Sunday came more than 1,300 days after his arrest upon arrival in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. Hussein, an Egyptian national working for…

Belarus Says Longtime Leader Is Re-elected in Vote Critics Call Rigged

MINSK, Belarus — He bungled the coronavirus pandemic, alienated his longstanding foreign ally and last week faced the biggest anti-government protests in decades, but on Sunday, President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus was on course to win his sixth term…

Demonstrations sweep Belarus after exit poll predicts victory for Lukashenko : worldnews

No this is the people of Belarus who are angry. And if all current news regarding their leader is to be believed it’s not hard to see why. Failing economy, failed to contain Covid in a timely fashion, locking up…

How the Beirut blast compared with similar explosions in Texas, China and France

Lebanon was already beset by an economic collapse, anti-government demonstrations and rising coronavirus cases. On Saturday, Beirut’s streets, still littered with debris, filled with seething citizens. People are angry that the government reportedly allowed dangerous chemicals to sit idle in…

US, UK and allies call for prompt Hong Kong elections

LONDON: Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand urged Hong Kong Sunday to hold elections as soon as possible, warning the authorities about moves to “undermine the democratic process”. Their statement came as Chinese lawmakers convene to decide…

Portland protesters set police building on fire and clash with authorities | US news

A fire lit inside a police union building by a small fraction of protesters in Portland overnight led the authorities to declare the situation a riot and then use flashbang munitions and smoke canisters to force hundreds away from the…

Yemen’s rebels say floods, heavy rains left over 130 dead

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Sunday that floods have swept through rebel-held parts of the country since mid-July amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving more than 130 dead and damaging more than 260 homes. The Houthi-run Health Ministry…