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Actor Depp concludes evidence in libel trial

Actor Depp concludes evidence in libel trial

Movie star Johnny Depp yesterday concluded giving evidence in his libel action against the Sun newspaper after five days in the witness box, again rejecting accusations he had hit his ex-wife Amber Heard and accusing her of using violence against him.

Polish conservative president’s second term likely to deepen EU rifts

Polish conservative president’s second term likely to deepen EU rifts

Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a socially conservative, religious platform in a closely fought election that makes renewed confrontation with the European Commission likely.

Fans pray for Bachchans to recover from Covid-19

Fans pray for Bachchans to recover from Covid-19

Fans across India prayed yesterday for Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and others members of his movie star family who have fallen sick with the coronavirus as the one-day rise in infections hit a new record without any sign of a peak.

Assam flood toll rises to 50, situation grim

Assam flood toll rises to 50, situation grim

Six more people died in floods in Assam yesterday, taking the toll to 50, officials said. The situation was deteriorating in 27 of the state’s 33 districts affecting around 2.4mn people, they said.

Fauci blames virus surge on US not shutting down completely

Fauci blames virus surge on US not shutting down completely

Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci on Monday ascribed the surge in US coronavirus cases to the country's failure to shut down completely, then a rush to reopen too soon, and urged a commitment to guidelines

Polish conservative Duda re-elected president, deeper EU rifts likely

Polish conservative Duda re-elected president, deeper EU rifts likely

Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a socially conservative, religious platform in a closely fought election that makes renewed confrontation with the European Union's executive likely.

Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died yesterday at the age of 59, her family and President Cyril Ramaphosa announced.

Sharp rise in infection among healthcare staff

Sharp rise in infection among healthcare staff

Pakistan has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus infection amongst healthcare workers, growing to over 6,000 nationwide from 5,000, according to the Ministry of National Health Services.

Philippines sees region’s biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths

Philippines sees region’s biggest daily rise in coronavirus deaths

The Philippines reported Southeast Asia’s biggest daily jump in Covid-19 deaths yesterday and warned of more fatalities ahead, as authorities scrambled to verify thousands of suspected cases and pressure grows on hospitals after the easing of a lockdown.

Coronavirus cases continue to soar across Latin America

Coronavirus cases continue to soar across Latin America

Latin America surged past the US and Canada to become the second-worst affected region in the world for coronavirus deaths, according to an AFP tally yesterday.

Hong Kong reimposes social distancing as virus cases spike

Hong Kong reimposes social distancing as virus cases spike

Hong Kong reimposed social distancing measures yesterday to combat a sudden spike in coronavirus infections, banning more than four people from gathering in public and requiring passengers to wear face masks on public transport or risk a $650 fine.

Malaysia PM wins test of support in parliament

Malaysia PM wins test of support in parliament

Malaysia’s prime minister narrowly won a vote to remove the parliament speaker during a rowdy session of the legislature yesterday, a key test of support for the embattled leader.

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