Publishedduration24 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionThere are fears the death toll will rise furtherIndonesian officials say heavy rain is hampering the search for survivors following a powerful earthquake on Sulawesi island on Friday.The death toll has now risen to 73, including five members of one family. Thousands of people left homeless are living in makeshift shelters,…Continue Reading

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionMr Biden is reportedly planning a ’10-day blitz’ of measures to kickstart presidencyDetails are emerging of a raft of executive orders planned by US president-elect Joe Biden as soon as he takes office this week.Mr Biden will issue decrees to reverse President Trump’s travel bans and re-join the Paris climate accord…Continue Reading

Publishedduration3 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionSupporters of Mr Navalny plan to meet him at the airportKremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due back in Moscow later on Sunday for the first time since he was nearly killed last year by a nerve agent attack.He says the authorities were behind the attempt on his life, an allegation backed…Continue Reading

Publishedduration2 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionSoldiers have been seen near the home of opposition leader Bobi WineUganda’s main opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says his life is being threatened following Thursday’s election which saw Yoweri Museveni win a sixth elected term. The singer-turned-politician told the BBC that he rejected the results “with the contempt they…Continue Reading

Covid-19 vaccines: William ‘proud’ of Queen and Philip for having jabThe Duke of Cambridge has praised NHS staff behind the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.In a video call with frontline workers, Prince William offered his congratulations and described the programme as “tremendous” saying it didn’t “just happen”.Staff joked they had been “thinking and dreaming” of…Continue Reading

Publishedduration19 minutes agoimage copyrightEPAimage captionAustralian Open organisers have insisted that the tournament will go ahead despite the coronavirus disruptionSeveral Australian Open tennis players have expressed frustration at being confined to their hotel rooms for two weeks after people on their flights tested positive for coronavirus.At least three players said they might not have gone to…Continue Reading

By Natalie ShermanBusiness reporter, New YorkPublishedduration12 hours agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionWhat impact will the backlash to the storming of the Capitol have?Since the deadly riot in Washington last week, companies across America have come out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans who sought to block the formal certification of the presidential election results.Twitter said it…Continue Reading

By Toby LuckhurstBBC NewsPublishedduration12 hours agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe mob burned down the offices of the Wilmington Daily RecordA violent mob, whipped into a frenzy by politicians, tearing apart a town to overthrow the elected government.Following state elections in 1898, white supremacists moved into the US port of Wilmington, North Carolina, then the largest city…Continue Reading

Publishedduration1 day agoimage copyrightReutersimage captionA court had previously ordered a stay of execution for Higgs over a Covid-19 diagnosisDustin Higgs, an inmate on death row in Indiana, has died in the final federal execution of the Trump presidency just days before he leaves office. Higgs was convicted in the killings of three women in a…Continue Reading