US coronavirus deaths have exceeded 130,000, following a surge of new cases that has put President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis under the microscope.
Assange’s lawyer named French minister
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti has been appointed as France’s new justice minister.
COVID forcing NZ to stop Kiwis at border
Mounting pressure on New Zealand’s COVID-19 border regime has forced the government to ration places for Kiwis entering the country.
Japan floods leave up to 40 dead
The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan has risen to 40, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu.
At least 8 killed in US plane collision
Three children were among at least eight people killed when two planes collided over a lake in Idaho.
Colombia blast leaves 7 dead, 40 injured
A fuel truck fire in Colombia has left seven people dead and more than 40 injured after a large group of people apparently hoping to fill up on petrol got caught in the sudden explosion.
Epstein accomplice moved to New York jail
Alleged Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a jail in New York, where she faces charges of facilitating a sex trafficking ring.
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