May 06, 2021

World

Six members of Donald Trump's campaign team have tested positive for coronavirus ahead of his first election rally since lockdown, which will be attended by 10,000 supporters.

The coronavirus reproduction rate, known as the R number, has jumped to 1.79 in Germany.

China has accused India of a "deliberate provocation", saying Indian troops had crossed into its territory before a deadly brawl this week in a tense Himalayan area.

China has revealed its controversial plans for Hong Kong, including a special bureau to investigate crimes considered a threat to national security and judges appointed by the pro-Beijing government.

Beijing will test all food and parcel delivery workers for coronavirus in an effort to control a new spike in cases.

A statue of a Confederate general has been torn down and set on fire by protesters in Washington DC.

Mexico's president said he personally ordered the release of drug lord El Chapo's son during a shoot-out between a cartel and security forces - and claimed he saved hundreds of lives in doing so.

The Australian state of Victoria will reimpose tighter coronavirus restrictions after a spike in cases.

Trauma in Afghanistan, turmoil in the Gulf and tension in Hong Kong - security crises have not stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil has surpassed more than one million confirmed coronavirus cases - second only to the US - with total deaths fast approaching 50,000.

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