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Coronavirus: Melbourne under curfew as Australia's Victoria state imposes new lockdown

Sweeping new coronavirus restrictions were imposed across Melbourne and other parts of Victoria from Sunday night, after a disaster was declared in the virus-hit Australian state.

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The Great Green Wall of Africa: Is this the next wonder of the world?

Africa’s Sahara Desert is growing.In 2018 it was found that the Sahara, the biggest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic, had increased in size by 10 per cent over the last century. This expansion is due to a combination of man-made climate change and natural climate cycles, with most of the change happening along the northern and southern edges of the desert.

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Fears grow for Brazilian Amazon after thousands of fires in July

The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon rose 28% last month compared to July 2019, according to satellite data released Saturday, fuelling fears that the world’s largest rainforest could be devastated by fires again this year.

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Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus measures

Thousands of people protested in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions despite an uptick in cases.

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Teenagers charged over Twitter hack that targeted celebrities, politicians and moguls

A teenager from Florida has been identified as the mastermind behind a Twitter hack earlier this month which targeted the accounts of politicians, celebrities and businesspeople.

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Interactive: See how COVID-19 has dramatically changed Hajj pilgrimage

This is how the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam.

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Once a COVID-19 vaccine is found, what happens next?

Amid talk of vaccine nationalism, news of countries hoarding Covid-19 medication, and vaccine hesitancy, many fail to see the potential good news.

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 infections and deaths – latest data

Here is the latest data on COVID-19. If you’re having trouble viewing the data, please click here.The statistics include:

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Italy to reopen new Genoa bridge two years after fatal tragedy

Almost two years since Italy’s Genoa bridge collapsed, killing 43 people, a new structure opens in its place on Monday.

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French prosecutors ask for Depardieu rape investigation to be reopened

Paris prosecutors have asked for an investigation into rape allegations against France’s famed actor Gerard Depardieu to be reopened.

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