August 13, 2020

World

A Japanese oil tanker that ran aground near the coast of Mauritius has stopped leaking oil, the country's prime minister has said.

A Japanese ship that ran aground near the coast of Mauritius has stopped leaking oil, the country's prime minister has said.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab and the country's entire government have resigned after the deadly Beirut blast that killed at least 160 people.

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said he can see "green shoots of hope" in the battle against coronavirus, even with the global case count set to reach 20 million within days.

Twitter says it is being "throttled" as part of a social media shutdown in Belarus, after the country's authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko warned protesters of a crackdown.

Through the darkness of the early hours we spot what looks like a small boat, not heading out from Calais, but towards the beach where we are hidden in the sand dunes.

North Korea's Red Cross has deployed 43,000 volunteers to help communities prevent coronavirus outbreaks after fears the country had its first recorded case.

Forty-nine people have died after a landslide at a tea plantation in India - with fears at least 20 more are buried under debris.

Four terminally ill Canadians have won the right to take psychedelic drugs to treat end-of-life anxiety and distress.

Donald Trump has denied reports the White House inquired about getting his face carved onto Mount Rushmore alongside past US presidential greats - but then immediately suggested it "sounds like a good idea".

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