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A 24-hour tally of 15,299 new coronavirus cases eclipses the worst rates seen in New York in April.
It is one of several restrictions introduced by President Ramaphosa amid rising infection rates.
The conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda leads by a tiny margin, according to an exit poll.
The Pope is the latest faith leader to voice concern at the Istanbul museum reverting to a mosque.
At least 11 sailors needed medical treatment following the fire on the vessel, moored at San Diego Naval Base.
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her father-in-law, husband and daughter test positive for Covid-19.
Iran says equipment error and poor communication caused civilian plane to be shot down by military.
The ban on alcohol is lifted for non-Muslims, while the apostasy law and public flogging are scrapped.
The country's flood response alert has been raised to the second highest level.
Opposition leaders reject President Keïta's "nonsense" concessions as political unrest grows.
A friend said constitutional law professor Xu Zhangrun was in good health.
Up to 200 vegetable pickers and packers will remain on the farm in Herefordshire while isolating.
A 12-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating racist messages sent to Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha on social media.
Labour has accused the government of being underprepared, saying the money was "too little, too late".
There are fewer than 500 hirola living in the wild, down from thousands just 40 years ago.