Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris to join Biden in Delaware

Joe Biden will formally introduce Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential pick in Delaware on Wednesday.

Coronavirus in Europe: Infections surge in France, Germany and Spain

Germany and Greece record their highest daily cases, while Spain and France reach a "tipping point".

Beirut blast: WHO warns dozens of health facilities 'non-functional'

Of 55 health facilities assessed by the World Health Organization, half are "non-functional".

Coronavirus: Russia calls international concern over vaccine 'groundless'

Scientists from around Europe and the US have expressed scepticism over its newly-announced vaccine.

Jimmy Lai: Arrested Hong Kong tycoon tells protesters to be 'careful'

Jimmy Lai tells the BBC he has no regrets, but believes his arrest is "just the beginning".

Belarus election: Police use live fire on protesters in Brest

The interior ministry says officers came under attack as protests erupted for a third night.

QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene wins Georgia Republican primary

Marjorie Taylor Greene seems set to become the conspiracy theory's first devotee in Congress.

Nigeria court fines pirates for seizing ship in Gulf of Guinea

Three men have been ordered to pay about $52,000 (£40,000) each for kidnapping a ship's crew for ransom.

'Hundreds dead' because of Covid-19 misinformation

A study says at least 800 people have died globally because of coronavirus-related misinformation.

Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio

There has been a race against time to remove the fuel oil, amid fears that the ship will break up.

Mocimboa da Praia: Key Mozambique port 'seized by IS'

After days of fighting, IS is said to have driven government forces out of Mocimboa da Praia.

Sumner Redstone: US media mogul dies aged 97

His influential entertainment empire included ViacomCBS and Paramount Pictures, MTV and Nickelodeon.

Three killed in Bangalore clashes over Prophet Muhammad post

Police in the southern city of Bangalore opened fire on protesters angered by the Facebook post.

Coronavirus: France's champagne industry goes flat amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has led to plummeting demand - leaving growers and producers at loggerheads.

Belarus election: How Nexta channel bypassed news blackout

Demonstrators defied an internet shutdown using a channel called Nexta that posts videos and photos.

Beirut blast: The other countries with dangerous dumps of explosives

The blast in Beirut is a reminder that tonnes of dangerous materials are being stored in several countries.

Kamala Harris: Countries rush to celebrate Biden's running mate

People in India, Jamaica and Canada are queuing up to heap praise on the California senator.

Enoch Adeboye sexism row: Why the Nigerian pastor is so popular

Enoch Adeboye riles social media critics with his views on women, but this has not dented his standing.

Apple Daily: The Hong Kong newspaper that pushed the boundary

China has arrested the founder of the Apple Daily, a rare paper unafraid to openly criticise Beijing.

Tiger sightings increase in Thai forest

This year 79 tigers were captured on hidden cameras in Thailand’s Thungyai-Huai Kha Khaeng forest.

How Ebola prepared one doctor for Covid-19

How Ebola prepared one doctor in the Democratic Republic of Congo to treat coronavirus.

Belarus election: A second night of violence and protests

A BBC team in Minsk saw violent scenes amid protests sparked by Sunday's disputed election result.

Beirut explosion: 'Who could replace her?'

Sahar Fares, a firefighter medic, was called to the scene of a fire. She died in the blast that followed.

Trump rushed out of news conference amid 'shooting'

In the opening minutes of his press conference, the US president was asked to step outside by a Secret Service agent.

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