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France announces it has killed leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in an operation in Mali https://t.co/H8aOttOgTA40,261 people have died with coronavirus in the UK The UK is only the second country to report more than 40,000 d… https://t.co/4ttwpDF2N4Tim Davie, one of the BBC's most senior executives, is named the broadcaster's new director general https://t.co/dHV3GavG4Q
6/5
2020
Wearing face coverings on public transport to be compulsory in England from 15 June https://t.co/ZUEawt7P3IWhite man charged with murder of unarmed US black man Ahmaud Arbery used racial slur after shooting him, court hears https://t.co/d8WiabgAi9US Navy veteran Michael White released by Iran, where he had been detained after visiting girlfriend in 2018 https://t.co/CVhXc0GWF8Madeleine McCann, who went missing as a three-year-old in Portugal in 2007, is "assumed dead" - German prosecutors https://t.co/rtUfycrrk6
6/4
2020
Three US police officers seen watching as another knelt on George Floyd's neck also face charges, documents show https://t.co/5puCTCeE5hGerman prisoner, 43, identified as new suspect in case of Madeleine McCann, who went missing in Portugal in 2007 https://t.co/GAoWJ2gmeBSchools in Wales to reopen from 29 June to all age groups but only up to a third of pupils to be in at a time https://t.co/zfknqu0YMQ
6/3
2020
Four US police officers hit by gunfire in ongoing incident in St Louis, Missouri, injuries not life-threatening https://t.co/KltbDNxcZ9
6/2
2020
President Trump vows to use the military to end protests as unrest continues across the US https://t.co/UrWf8j2H4H https://t.co/EXq5Xd9H3EDeath of George Floyd in US police custody was homicide, official post-mortem examination says https://t.co/WgIn9A5XwbGeorge Floyd died of asphyxia, finds autopsy ordered by family of black man whose death in Minneapolis sparked riots https://t.co/yBZwmHwUhM
6/1
2020
Two US astronauts dock at International Space Station in the first manned mission by a private company, SpaceX https://t.co/2OzvFwYrFMUS President Donald Trump says he is postponing this year's G7 summit, originally scheduled for June https://t.co/lTCxy9F30v
5/31
2020
Two US Nasa astronauts make history blasting into space in a rocket made by a private company, Elon Musk’s SpaceX… https://t.co/VQqFxo4JRb
5/30
2020
Donald Trump says China’s actions in Hong Kong are a “tragedy” and he will start to remove US privileges for city https://t.co/8G7vqrUackEx-police officer charged with murder over death of unarmed US black man George Floyd that sparked large protests https://t.co/fmm61oI4d7Ex-police officer in US city of Minneapolis detained in connection with death of unarmed black man George Floyd https://t.co/zDhyczCt5cChancellor announces changes to UK furlough scheme with employers set to pay 20% of salaries by October https://t.co/E659WW100z
5/29
2020
Groups of up to six people will be able to meet outside in England from Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says https://t.co/lwuOHogtv1PM aide Dominic Cummings' trip to Barnard Castle "might have been minor breach" of lockdown rules, Durham Police say https://t.co/BpLiXcUMsNChina's parliament approves security law for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority https://t.co/kJxIpPiTF5
5/28
2020
The US becomes the first country in the world to lose 100,000 lives to the coronavirus pandemic… https://t.co/TgO2n55t51
5/27
2020
Junior minister Douglas Ross resigns saying Dominic Cummings' view on lockdown guidance 'not shared by majority' https://t.co/mC8lgX5cSFChances missed to protect Jaden Moodie, 14, who was exploited by gangs before being killed in London, says report https://t.co/KGWsgLFWpD
5/26
2020
Dominic Cummings, UK PM’s aide, says "I don't regret what I did" as he explains his actions during lockdown https://t.co/TgnYK7ZHFo
5/25
2020
Boris Johnson backs key aide Dominic Cummings amid a row over the aide’s lockdown travel https://t.co/YUJYLTZ5Rn
5/24
2020
PM aide Dominic Cummings defends a trip away from home during lockdown, saying he “behaved reasonably and legally” https://t.co/iszZ8kbouO
5/23
2020
Dominic Cummings, PM's chief adviser, travelled to Durham from London in lockdown when he had coronavirus symptoms https://t.co/o02NfaRJzzTwo people charged with murder of 19-year-old law student Aya Hachem in Blackburn https://t.co/NEOe5IqCXPFrom 8 June people arriving in UK will have to self-isolate for 14 days but certain workers will be exempt https://t.co/hUW7jK5bMwSinger Mory Kante, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yeke Yeke, has died in Guinea https://t.co/pOlIsQ1iJqPakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on flight from Lahore, officials say https://t.co/Px3HEJi4AR
5/22
2020
NHS staff and care workers from overseas to be exempt from having to pay surcharge to use health service https://t.co/zefM57g5GTChina proposing new security laws for Hong Kong which opponents fear may restrict freedoms and spark new protests https://t.co/Gz8ZDgshE3Death toll from Cyclone Amphan reaches 84 as storm wrecks Indian city of Kolkata and moves across Bangladesh https://t.co/iCe47p1NcN
5/21
2020
Knighthood for Captain Tom, the 100-year-old war veteran who raised more than £32m for NHS charities https://t.co/Uo9HVcYchpEasyJet says a "highly sophisticated cyber-attack" has affected nine million customers https://t.co/5d0W87RSXaNumber of people in UK claiming unemployment benefit in April soared by 856,000 to 2.09 million, as coronavirus loc… https://t.co/0KF7NxNtXXUK unemployment increased by 50,000 to 1.35 million in three months to March as lockdown began https://t.co/zmYL5uZ8P7
5/19
2020
China’s ambassador to Israel found dead in his apartment in a Tel Aviv suburb, Israeli media report https://t.co/RPJKSpjhhv
5/17
2020
Transport for London secures £1.6bn in emergency government funding to keep services running https://t.co/vcAuJK3ugERepublican chairman of US Senate intelligence committee Richard Burr to resign amid insider trading investigation https://t.co/dT0EpyJPvD
5/14
2020
UK economy shrank at fastest pace in more than a decade in first three months of the year https://t.co/BXJXMYJeZp
5/13
2020
Two babies and 11 mothers and nurses killed in gun attack on maternity hospital in Afghan capital Kabul https://t.co/jdbuhWdSvzUK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus extended to October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak says https://t.co/wS6vDdQ3OjFive Covid-19 patients die in St Petersburg hospital fire after short-circuit in ventilator - Russian news agencies https://t.co/Wsere5E3Gs
5/12
2020
People in England advised to aim to wear face coverings in some enclosed spaces such as public transport or shops https://t.co/YXvviYs6jkIran "friendly fire" incident: 19 sailors died when ship was hit during test of new missile, navy says https://t.co/bBe9O6C9b6
5/11
2020
UK PM Boris Johnson sets out "conditional plan" for eventually "reopening society", allowing people in England to s… https://t.co/R9ASY14wiQ
5/10
2020
Little Richard, the self-styled "king and queen of rock 'n' roll" - who inspired Elvis and The Beatles - dies at 87 https://t.co/uCDjQYGr8o
5/9
2020
Italy's death toll from the coronavirus passes 30,000, the highest in the EU https://t.co/kSuKiy61BAUS jobless rate rises to 14.7% as coronavirus pandemic devastates the economy - 20.5 million jobs lost in April https://t.co/9IuDF6Oavu
5/8
2020
Criminal charges against ex-Trump adviser Michael Flynn to be dropped, US media report https://t.co/pRsP9lsfNjThree people have died, with hundreds of others taken ill, after a gas leak in south India https://t.co/RkTAm87mCB
5/7
2020
Virgin Atlantic to cut more than 3,000 jobs and end its operation at Gatwick https://t.co/gEyhQ7W33Z
5/5
2020
North Korean shots fired at South Korean border post believed to have been an accident, says US secretary of state https://t.co/kAXXZjVU0g
5/3
2020
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds name their baby boy Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson https://t.co/Ho43y3BuaW
5/2
2020
Kim Jong-un makes first public appearance for 20 days, North Korean state media say, amid speculation over his heal… https://t.co/JpTBWJ3W2MThe UK carried out 122,000 coronavirus tests on the last day of April, passing the government's target https://t.co/VMuafnK9BbNigerian drummer Tony Allen, who created Afrobeat with Fela Kuti, dies in Paris aged 79, his manager says https://t.co/oSIHBop5O4
5/1
2020
Captain Tom Moore, the war veteran who has raised more than £29m for the UK's NHS, celebrates his 100th birthday wi… https://t.co/JaIw6viQtPVeteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has died in Mumbai, aged 67, two years after being diagnosed with cancer https://t.co/IVQelliYvO
4/30
2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son at London hospital https://t.co/qyRnHle9p1Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, known internationally for roles in Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic Park, dies aged 53 https://t.co/vZLEhvILSS
4/29
2020
Boris Johnson warns this is the moment of maximum risk as he urges the UK not to lose patience with the lockdown https://t.co/4RpHAv6cYY
4/27
2020
Death toll climbs to 200,000 as worldwide coronavirus pandemic reaches sombre new milestone https://t.co/G0gurZP7szMore than 20,000 people have now died with coronavirus in UK hospitals - the fifth country to pass that milestone https://t.co/RjZeH3FOur
4/25
2020
Number of US coronavirus deaths rises above 50,000 in world's deadliest outbreak of the disease https://t.co/gbFmnBKgtv
4/24
2020
Coronavirus vaccine used in first European trial was developed in under three months by team at Oxford University… https://t.co/poPP3tYGjvFirst European coronavirus vaccine trial underway, as two patients injected in Oxford, UK https://t.co/rMWhGD7GLS
4/23
2020
Highest number of overall weekly deaths in 20 years recorded in England and Wales https://t.co/vOiznh7qkm https://t.co/5eeRYA7bsMPresident Trump says he will sign an executive order to suspend all immigration to the US because of coronavirus https://t.co/KUAI8yFyaE
4/21
2020
US oil prices turn negative for first time ever as the coronavirus crisis causes global demand to collapse https://t.co/OnmLcFMznE
4/20
2020
“Relaxing any of the measures currently in place would risk damage to both public health and the economy” Foreign… https://t.co/kfK3g0R52kUK lockdown to be extended for at least the next three weeks, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announces https://t.co/5mTYqurvl9US jobless claims exceed 21 million as coronavirus lockdown brings economy to virtual halt https://t.co/aNb3FJJ3bP https://t.co/HNLmO0N16D
4/16
2020
Close family members will be able to say goodbye to dying relatives in care homes under new UK coronavirus advice https://t.co/5h4Ebp9er5More than 500,000 people have recovered from coronavirus globally, while 128,000 have died https://t.co/wSjgXoStCs https://t.co/x17Ew9TEjsGlobal confirmed cases of coronavirus reach two million, but the true number of infections is likely to be much hig… https://t.co/419nxmH25q
4/15
2020
US to halt funding to World Health Organization which 'failed in its basic duty' over coronavirus, Donald Trump says https://t.co/zqoa7CGPGR
4/14
2020
The number of people who have died in hospital with coronavirus in the UK passes 10,000, after a daily rise of 737 https://t.co/ouZk8uFwZaUK PM Boris Johnson leaves hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but will not immediately return to work https://t.co/0DkFDIg2rrBritish motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90 following a long illness.
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4/12
2020
Coronavirus death toll now more than 100,000 globally - Johns Hopkins University https://t.co/6P1H6FNu2L
4/10
2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street says https://t.co/2Z60QKpZTC
4/9
2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson still in intensive care but "improving" and "sitting up in bed" - chancellor https://t.co/ydNm1OLhrkBernie Sanders suspends campaign for nomination as US Democratic Party presidential candidate https://t.co/u0zX8tHJCvLorry driver pleads guilty to 39 counts of manslaughter after Vietnamese migrants were found dead in a refrigerated… https://t.co/PJ9Wha2U4J
4/8
2020
The most senior Catholic jailed for child sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell, has his convictions quashed https://t.co/LIqrzMWO52
4/7
2020
UK PM Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care, has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to stand in "where necessar… https://t.co/vYgz1OndDgUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has coronavirus, has been taken to intensive care https://t.co/hQClxR7lRtHonor Blackman, James Bond’s Pussy Galore and star of The Avengers, has died aged 94 https://t.co/yKhIsz0MFE https://t.co/aCI1H5dQWWThe Open Championship has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. More: https://t.co/YvIQ25gUFQ https://t.co/1EMj0kQjm2
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4/6
2020
Scotland's chief medical officer resigns after apologising for visiting second home during the coronavirus lockdown https://t.co/w8bmDktqB7UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus https://t.co/RhjYRNfpUNQueen Elizabeth II says the UK "will succeed" in its fight against coronavirus but may have "more still to endure",… https://t.co/Xh25OsNfRt
4/5
2020
A five-year-old child with underlying health conditions is among 708 in UK who died with coronavirus over past day https://t.co/EXNK9WsH0a
4/4
2020

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