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The tough new curbs on travel, businesses and gatherings are aimed at tackling a Covid-19 surge.
- Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day in England
A major analysis estimates the number of people infected with Covid-19 is doubling every nine days.
- US Election 2020: Trump slams lockdowns, Biden accuses him of insulting victims
The president says Mr Biden will cancel family gatherings, while the Democrat pledges to follow science.
- Al-Qaeda still 'heavily embedded' within Taliban in Afghanistan, UN official warns
A senior UN official says the Taliban is still tied to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, in spite of US deal.
- US election: 'Our kids died in the Parkland shooting, but we disagree on guns'
The parents of two Parkland victims share different views on the issue of gun violence in the US.
- 'Anonymous' Trump administration critic identifies himself
Miles Taylor, a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security, wrote the excoriating op-ed in 2018.
- Stock markets sink amid alarm at Covid surge
Financial markets in the US and Europe fall as concerns rise about the coronavirus impact on economic growth.
- Philadelphia curfew after two nights of chaos and looting
The order comes after two days of looting and violent unrest sparked by the shooting of Walter Wallace Jr.
- Samsung sees sales surge from rival Huawei's ban
The tech giant's business was likely boosted by US sanctions against its Chinese rival Huawei.
- US tries to block Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who would be first African WTO head
The World Trade Organization's nominations team says member countries should back Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
- Rhodes parasailing accident: Two British teenagers die and one injured
A boy, 15, was also injured when the rope holding their parachute snapped, the Greek coastguard says.
- Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated'
Scientists put new numbers of Chinese trees' ability to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
- Mali Radisson Blu attack: Two Islamists sentenced to death
Two Islamists are convicted of carrying out two attacks targeting foreigners, in which 25 people died.
- Record number of endangered turtles hatch in Mexico
It is believed to be the result of reduced human activity during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Animal Crossing: 'My sister lives on in a video game'
Tending to her sister's virtual town in Animal Crossing helps Meredith Myers keep her memory alive and cope with her grief.
- The Countdown: YouTuber Cammie Scott, Omaha and Trumphernalia
Three tense moments on Wednesday and a YouTuber talks kindness with Joe Biden's granddaughter.
- End Sars protests: 'I felt I was going to die there'
Ephraim, a British-Nigerian activist at the heart of the End Sars protests in Lagos, talks about what he saw.
- US election: Joe Biden and wife Jill vote early in Delaware
The Democratic presidential candidate votes early in Delaware and answers questions on his healthcare plan.
- Lily Allen: 'Women masturbating in a relationship isn't wrong'
The singer says women should stop feeling ashamed talking about self-love.
- Great Barrier Reef: Scientists find reef taller than Empire State Building
Standing 500m (1,640ft) tall, the "blade-like" reef was found off Australia's far north.
- 'Let me finish': John Bolton clashes with BBC interviewer
Emily Maitlis clashes with John Bolton over his failure to testify at President Trump's impeachment trial.
- US election: The sinking island voting for Trump
Tangier Island is on the frontline of climate change but residents say saving jobs now is the priority.
- Melbourne cheers end of Australia's strictest lockdown
After months of restrictions, Melbourne's bars, restaurants and shops are finally open again.
- Melania Trump hits the campaign trail
First Lady Melania Trump makes her first solo appearance to support her husband's election campaign.
- 'Growing enemies to French concept of secularism'
Some people have values contrary to democracy, says a secularism in education adviser.