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Belarus opposition rally attracts thousands despite crackdown

At least 60,000 people are believed to have turned out ahead of a presidential election on 9 August.

Coronavirus: Wrangling over huge EU recovery plan enters...

As global cases rise by record numbers, EU leaders struggle to reach a deal on a recovery package.

China floods: Huai river alert level raised amid heavy...

Heavy rains have swept across China for weeks, from the southwest to the east coast.

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe arrests 100,000 for 'violations'...

Police say people violated the measures but critics say the government is targeting the opposition.

China says a US travel ban on Communist Party members would...

US media earlier reported the Trump administration was considering a travel ban on party members.

River Nile dam: Sudan blasts 'unilateral' move as Ethiopia...

As talks fail with Ethiopia, Sudan says water levels drop downstream and Egypt demands "clarification".

Russia far east protest over Khabarovsk governor's arrest

Thousands rally on the streets of Khabarovsk as a regional leader is accused of contract killings.

South African church attack: Five dead after 'hostage situation'

The church, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, was attacked amid reports of fighting over leadership.

Hushpuppi's lawyer says FBI 'kidnapped' Nigerian Instagrammer...

"Hushpuppi", who posts about his extravagant lifestyle, is accused of multimillion-dollar fraud.

Coronavirus in Nigeria: Inside a Lagos coronavirus ward

Fake news and mistrust in the government mean a lot of Nigeria's population thinks the pandemic is a hoax.

Burkina Faso: 180 bodies found in 'killing field'

Pro-government forces battling jihadists were behind the deaths, Human Rights Watch says.

Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber...

A BBC investigation found vast quantities of protected rosewood were being trafficked from The Gambia.

TikTok to exit Hong Kong 'within days'

The move by the short-form video app comes after China imposed its new security law on the city.

India coronavirus: Life-saving Covid-19 drugs sold on Delhi...

Desperate Indian families searching for remdesivir are paying excessive sums to black market dealers.

Microsoft and Zoom join Hong Kong data 'pause'

Firms join others in saying they are not currently complying with government requests for user data.

Coronavirus updates: Melbourne tower block lockdown 'like...

A resident of a Melbourne tower block that was put into complete lockdown says they had no notice.

Coronavirus in Australia: Melbourne returns to lockdown...

Five million residents of the Australian city are again told to stay at home, as state borders close.

Hachalu Hundessa: Ethiopia singer's death unrest killed...

Protests over the killing of Hachalu Hundessa spread from Oromia, where he was seen as a hero.