George Floyd killing: reports of over 10,000 arrested as protests enter 10th day – live

George Floyd killing: reports of over 10,000 arrested as protests enter 10th day – live Unofficial figure suggests more than 10,000 people arrested in protests against racism and police brutality; ex-defense secretary James Mattis accuses Trump of dividing US ‘Your lives matter’: Obama offers words of hope Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks out over George […]

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St Petersburg death tally casts doubt on Russian coronavirus figures

St Petersburg death tally casts doubt on Russian coronavirus figures City issues 1,552 more death certificates in May than last year, but Covid-19 toll was 171 Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage New mortality data from Russia’s second-largest city has reignited questions about whether the country’s official tally has discounted thousands of […]

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UK coronavirus live: attorney general says it’s ‘absurd’ to claim her pro-Cummings tweet undermined legal process

UK coronavirus live: attorney general says it’s ‘absurd’ to claim her pro-Cummings tweet undermined legal process News updates: Suella Braverman defends tweet in wake of Dominic Cummings’ lockdown breach; Prince Charles says he hopes Covid-19 crisis will jolt world into seeing need for green recovery Thousands of primary schools in England snub call to restart […]

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‘Your lives matter’: Obama offers words of hope in contrast to Trump’s division

‘Your lives matter’: Obama offers words of hope in contrast to Trump’s division Former president’s optimistic remarks come as Trump threatens to crack down on George Floyd protests George Floyd killing – latest US updates See all our George Floyd coverage Barack Obama has told young people of colour “your lives matter” in public remarks […]

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Thousands gather in London for George Floyd protest

Thousands gather in London for George Floyd protest Star Wars actor John Boyega among those taking part in Hyde Park Black Lives Matter protest Thousands of mostly young protesters have marched through central London in an overwhelmingly peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration that culminated in passionate crowds gathering at the heart of Westminster. They persuaded […]

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Thousands of primary schools in England snub call to restart classes

Thousands of primary schools in England snub call to restart classes Exclusive: Wales announces late June opening as union poll finds two in five English schools yet to reopen to more pupils Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The government’s desperate push to reopen primary schools in England to kickstart the economy […]

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Business secretary tested for Covid-19 after feeling ill during Commons speech

Business secretary tested for Covid-19 after feeling ill during Commons speech Alok Sharma self-isolating after feeling unwell while delivering statement on Wednesday Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Alok Sharma, the business secretary, has been tested for coronavirus after feeling unwell while delivering a statement in the House of Commons. The cabinet […]

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Coronavirus live news: New Zealand passes 13 days without case as Germany reveals major stimulus plan

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand passes 13 days without case as Germany reveals major stimulus plan €130bn German package cuts VAT, offers cash grants; Mumbai introduces new restrictions after hurricane; Italy opens borders; Follow the latest updates New Zealand marks 13 days without new Covid-19 case Global report: Mexico and Brazil hit highest daily deaths […]

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George Floyd killing: US rocked by eighth night of protest and grief – live

George Floyd killing: US rocked by eighth night of protest and grief – live Demonstrators defy curfews as protests rage for eighth day A restaurant owner, a football star: the people killed as protests spread Experts fear protests and police risk accelerating Covid-19 spread Are you taking part in US protests after the death of […]

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Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company

Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company Surgisphere, whose employees appear to include a sci-fi writer and adult content model, provided database behind Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine hydroxychloroquine studies The World Health Organization and a number of national governments have changed their Covid-19 policies and […]

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UK coronavirus live: Wales to reopen all schools on 29 June; MPs to get proxy vote if they are shielding

UK coronavirus live: Wales to reopen all schools on 29 June; MPs to get proxy vote if they are shielding Only third of pupils to attend at any one time; Johnson says MPs who cannot attend parliament can vote in different way; Starmer tells Guardian prime minister has made ‘difficult situation 10 times worse’ Keir […]

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Coronavirus live news: Sweden virus chief says ‘we could have done better’; global deaths pass 380,000

Coronavirus live news: Sweden virus chief says ‘we could have done better’; global deaths pass 380,000 Yemen aid funding falls short by US$1bn; Australia sinks into recession; global cases pass 6.3m Exclusive: governments and WHO changed Covid policy bases on suspect data from tiny US company Architect of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy admits too many died […]

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We should have done more, admits architect of Sweden’s Covid-19 strategy

We should have done more, admits architect of Sweden’s Covid-19 strategy Anders Tegnell says there was ‘potential for improvement’ in country’s strategy to fight pandemic Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Sweden’s chief epidemiologist and the architect of its light-touch approach to the coronavirus has acknowledged that the country has had too […]

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George Floyd protests: Biden says Trump ‘is part of the problem and accelerates it’ – live

George Floyd protests: Biden says Trump ‘is part of the problem and accelerates it’ – live Biden says ‘I can’t breathe’ is ‘a wake-up call for our nation’ Washington archdiocese: ‘Baffling and reprehensible’ to allow Trump visit now Trump’s threat to deploy military raises spectre of fascism Teargas fired so Trump can pose at church […]

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UK coronavirus death toll passes 50,000, official figures show

UK coronavirus death toll passes 50,000, official figures show Grim milestone confirms UK status as one of the world’s worst-hit countries ‘So much living to do’: stories of UK victims Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The UK reached a grim milestone in its battle with coronavirus on Tuesday, as the death […]

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UK coronavirus live: Hancock urged to act over higher Covid-19 death rate for BAME people

UK coronavirus live: Hancock urged to act over higher Covid-19 death rate for BAME people News updates: 324 new deaths in the UK; death rate in England higher among BAME people; testing data ‘widely criticised and often mistrusted’ UK coronavirus death toll passes 50,000, latest official figures show Covid-19 spilling out of care homes and […]

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Covid-19 death rate in England higher among BAME people

Covid-19 death rate in England higher among BAME people People of Bangladeshi origin face greatest danger of dying in pandemic, according to PHE Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Death rates from Covid-19 in England have been higher among people of black and Asian origin than any other ethnic group, a government-ordered […]

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Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 6.3m; alert issued in Tokyo amid fear of new surge in cases

Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 6.3m; alert issued in Tokyo amid fear of new surge in cases Cases in Africa pass 150,000; Germany eases travel ban; Wuhan doctor who worked with whistleblower dies Germany lifts travel warning for Europe China withheld data on coronavirus from WHO, recordings reveal ‘We can’t relax’: Europeans face up […]

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Donald Trump threatens to deploy army as teargas fired so he can pose at church

Donald Trump threatens to deploy army as teargas fired so he can pose at church Authorities suddenly target demonstrators outside White House, clearing way for a presidential photo opportunity George Floyd killing – latest US updates See all our George Floyd coverage Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the US military to quell civil unrest […]

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Statistics watchdog: ministers still misleading public on coronavirus tests

Statistics watchdog: ministers still misleading public on coronavirus tests Head of UK Statistics Authority makes second public plea for clarity from government Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The head of the UK Statistics Authority has accused the government of continuing to mislead the public over the numbers of tests carried out for […]

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