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  • Hong Kong: Chinese ambassador warns UK over ‘interference’

    Hong Kong: Chinese ambassador warns UK over ‘interference’0

    Image caption Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said the UK had made “irresponsible remarks” China has warned the UK not to interfere with Hong Kong following the imposition of a new national security law, as one pro-democracy campaigner begged for international support. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said the UK’s offer of a path to citizenship for up to

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  • Italy migrant crisis: 180 migrants allowed off rescue ship

    Italy migrant crisis: 180 migrants allowed off rescue ship0

    Image copyright EPA/SOS MEDITERRANEE Image caption The decision to allow the group to disembark follows a week of tension on board the ship Italy has given permission for 180 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean to disembark from a charity-run ship. The decision comes after a stand-off that lasted more than a week. The Ocean Viking,

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  • Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border

    Coronavirus: Australia to close Victoria-New South Wales border0

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Authorities have launched a full-scale response to the virus outbreak in Melbourne The border between Australia’s two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), is to close after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Melbourne. The outbreak in Victoria’s capital has seen hundreds of cases in the

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  • Gettysburg ‘flag-burning hoax’ sees armed far-right groups assemble

    Gettysburg ‘flag-burning hoax’ sees armed far-right groups assemble0

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Far-right groups, some armed, arrived at the historic grounds at Gettysburg Rumours that anti-fascist protesters planned to burn American flags on the Gettysburg Civil War battleground site led to armed far-right groups turning up in numbers on US Independence Day. Posts on social media by supposed antifa leaders urged

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  • Dominican Republic votes in election postponed over virus

    Dominican Republic votes in election postponed over virus0

    Image copyright Reuters Image caption Social distancing and other hygiene measures are in place for the vote People in the Dominican Republic are voting to choose a new president, in an election that was postponed from May because of the coronavirus crisis. The vote could end the Dominican Liberation Party’s 16 years in power. Polls

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  • Vogue Portugal defends controversial mental health cover

    Vogue Portugal defends controversial mental health cover0

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Portuguese model Sara Sampaio said the magazine cover image was in “very bad taste” Vogue Portugal has responded to criticism over its depiction of mental health treatment on a recent magazine cover saying its aim was to “shine a light” on the important issue. The “Madness Issue” features a

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