Deadly drone attack on tanker escalates Iran-Israel maritime tensions

Two crewmembers, a Briton and a Romanian, died on Thursday when the Mercer Street tanker was attacked by an armed drone believed to be operated by Iran off the coast of Oman. While Israel and the US are blaming Iran for the attack, Iranian state media has said the incident was in retaliation for an … Read more

Once considered a ‘city disease,’ Zimbabwe’s rural areas are being hit hard by Covid, and panic has set in

The chatter around the canteen is all about the death of a popular health official from Covid-19 in a nearby village. Panic has slowly set in this part of rural Zimbabwe as news of the death spreads in a place where people had previously considered themselves safe from a virus mostly concentrated in the country’s … Read more

Artingstall bronze & Price secures medal

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8 Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video clips on BBC Sport website and app. Great Britain’s Karriss Artingstall claimed Olympic bronze in Tokyo after a narrow … Read more

Coronavirus live: UK businesses warned over ‘no jab no job’ policies, Germany anti-lockdown protests banned

Because the government told us they weren’t going to do this. We’ve all agreed that for international travel you’ll need to have Covid options but domestically, sort of Covid ID cards, the Liberal Democrats have led the campaign against them, we’ve seen MPs in other parties share our views that this would be a real … Read more

What’s happened so far on day eight?

Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8 Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and online; Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live, Sports Extra and Sounds; live text and video clips on BBC Sport website and app. Great Britain kicked off a golden Saturday by winning two of the … Read more

Myanmar junta accused of crimes against humanity six months on from coup

Human Rights Watch has accused Myanmar’s military junta of crimes against humanity as small groups of protesters marked six months since the armed forces seized power. Bands of university students rode motorbikes around the country’s second-largest city Mandalay on Saturday waving red and green flags, saying they rejected any possibility of talks with the military … Read more

BMX racer Fields ‘doing well’ after brain bleed

Fields won gold at Rio 2016 BMX racer Connor Fields suffered a brain haemorrhage in his crash in Thursday’s Olympic semi-final. The 28-year-old, who won the Olympic title in 2016, has been moved out of a critical care unit in a Tokyo hospital. “Cognitively, he’s doing well. He knows where he is. He knows his … Read more

Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 210 cases; Queensland announces snap lockdown of 11 LGAs after six new infections

The next thing I’d say is that by getting vaccinated, you’re getting a step closer every single day to getting us back to about as normal as you can be when you’re living with Covid-19. So people can go and visit their … relatives in aged care, that we can get back to stadiums, that … Read more