Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas

The World Health Organization changes its guidance saying masks can help stop the spread of the virus.

Buffalo police riot squad quit to back officers who shoved man

The police union says the two officers who pushed over an elderly man "were simply doing their job".

Biden: Trump 'despicable' for invoking George Floyd

Mr Trump said the slain African American man was "looking down" and "saying this is a great day".

Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France

A veteran jihadist, Abdelmalek Droukdel was killed in an operation in Mali, the defence minister says.

Iran blocking sites access, UN nuclear watchdog says

Iran is accused of blocking inspections of two suspect sites and exceeding the enriched uranium limit.

Coronavirus: Is China bolder in the wake of the pandemic?

As the rest of the world reels from the pandemic, China is pushing ahead with the pursuit of its national interest.

Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites

Russian prosecutors order checks at sensitive installations built on permafrost after a huge oil spill.

Michael Jordan: NBA legend to donate $100m to racial equality fight

Michael Jordan says he will donate $100m to groups fighting for racial equality and social justice.

Reddit co-founder quits board over Floyd

Alexis Ohanian says the move was inspired by protests over the death of George Floyd.

Czechs expel two Russian diplomats over hoax poison plot

Relations have frayed over the recent removal of a statue but the fake plot has soured ties further.

Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order

Rijasoa Andriamanana said pupils would be given lollipops to mask the taste of a coronavirus "cure".

Greek Orthodox Church rules yoga is 'incompatible' with Christianity

The Orthodox Synod made the ruling after Greeks were encouraged to practise yoga during quarantine.

US unemployment sees surprise improvement in May

The unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, despite the economic damage caused by the coronavirus.

The influencers trampling nature - and the man who's trying to stop them

Fed up with eco-oblivious influencers, some people have started naming and shaming.

Week in pictures: 30 May - 5 June 2020

A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

On patrol with Kenya's locust hunters

Kenya faces a race against time to tackle the swarms as the end of the insects' breeding season clashes with harvests.

George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests

China is hitting back at the US for supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations last year.

#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence

Thousands sign a petition and use the hashtag #WeAreTired to protest against recent rapes and killings.

Quiz of the Week: What did the crew name their spaceship?

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

Africa's week in pictures: 29 May - 4 June 2020

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

'My brothers on Europe's last death row'

Any day now two men may be executed in Europe's only country that still has the death penalty.

President Trump: 'This is a great thing' for George Floyd

Donald Trump was talking about the latest unemployment figures when he made the comment.

NY Governor Cuomo: 'How did we get to this place?'

Mr Cuomo shared a video from Buffalo in which Martin Gugino, 75, is pushed to the ground by police.

Washington Monument struck by lightning

Lighting storms struck Washington DC as the city was under a flash flood warning.

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