On Wednesday central London saw its longest stretch of high temperatures in almost six decades, with thermometers reading 34 degrees C or above for six consecutive days. Those fortunate enough to be able to get away to the countryside and coast for holidays may be enjoying slightly cooler temperatures, but many […]

New Zealand has reported 14 new Covid-19 cases a day after its biggest city, Auckland, went back into lockdown. The detection of four new infected family members earlier this week shocked a country that had recorded no locally transmitted cases for more than three months. Of the new cases, 13 […]

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Belarus for a rally by the president’s election rival, despite an escalating crackdown on the opposition. More than 60,000 people demonstrated in the capital, Minsk, according to one human rights group, Viasna. The rally was organised by Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who is standing […]