WHO urges Russia to follow coronavirus vaccine guidelines: Live


The World Health Organization has urged Russia to follow the established guidelines for producing safe and effective vaccines. Millions of people on the main island of Luzon, including the capital Manila, went back into a partial lockdown for the next two weeks. Latin America broke through five million confirmed cases of COVID-19, a Reuters tally…

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Trump signs Great American Outdoors Act to fund conservation


Supporters say the Great American Outdoors Act is the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century in the United States [Alex Brandon/AP Photo] United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3bn annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other…

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County cricket: Notts v Derbyshire and more, Bob Willis Trophy, day four – live!


7.21pm BST19:21 Just popping back quickly to say, what a round! Victories for the little people (even if the big people were depleted): congrats Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Middlesex, Worcestershire… and Essex, Yorkshire and Somerset too. Well played all for a triffic first round of debutants, positive declarations and brave run-chases. Thanks to you all BTL (a…

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Real Madrid president pays tribute to Iker Casillas following retirement from football – video


Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has paid tribute to the club’s former goalkeeper Iker Casillas, after the 39-year-old confirmed his retirement from football. Casillas, who finished his playing days at Porto, after suffering a heart attack in May 2019, won the World Cup and two European Championships with Spain during an illustrious international career. He…

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In Pictures: Lebanon’s capital Beirut shaken by massive explosion


A massive explosion has rocked Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, causing many casualties, damaging buildings and shattering windows. The blast, which flattened much of the capital’s port, was felt across the city as a giant mushroom cloud rose above it. Lebanon’s health minister said “hundreds” of people were wounded as witnesses said many were injured by flying…

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