South Yorkshire to move into Tier 3 restrictions from Saturday

A anonymous contact tracer, who works as a mental health professional, said he has had "alarming" conversations with people, particularly students, who are "distressed and upset". Although he can pass the details on to a team leader, he never hears the outcome of the patient. He said: "I've spoken to many students now, from many universities, often freshers, who are distressed and upset...

Donald Trump labels New York Times’ claim that he paid just $750 in income tax as ‘fake news’

US President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 - the year he won the election - The New York Times reported on Sunday, citing tax return data extending more than 20 years. It added that he also paid only $750 in his first year in the White House, and that he had paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years because he reported losing much more money...

Positive cases highest in England since end of May, NHS Test and Trace shows

Malaysia has added at least nine more countries, including Britain, the United States and France, to its list of long-term immigration pass holders to be barred from the country, national news wire Bernama reports. Malaysia's government on Tuesday said it would from September 7 bar entry of pass holders from India, Indonesia and the Philippines in a bid to curtail imported coronavirus cases...

Donald Trump to cut half of US troops in ‘delinquent’ Germany

Donald Trump said he is cutting the number of American troops in Germany by half because Berlin is "delinquent" in its contributions to Nato and treats the US "badly" on trade. The US president told reporters there are 52,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany. "It's a tremendous cost to the United States," he said. "So we're removing a number down to, we're putting the number down to 25,000...

US tops 1 million cases as death toll passes Vietnam War milestone

A US destroyer hit by dozens of coronavirus cases sailed into San Diego on Tuesday for cleaning, making it the second Navy warship temporarily put out of action by the pandemic. With 63 per cent of the 300-strong crew tested, 64 sailors aboard the USS Kidd were found positive for Covid-19, the Navy said. Two were medically evacuated to the US mainland last week, and 15 others were transferred...

UK death toll rises by 439 to 5373

More than 1,200 people have died of coronavirus complications in the United States in the past day, John Hopkins University said this morning. The Baltimore-based university, which has been keeping a running tally of global coronavirus numbers, said there are at least 337,072 confirmed infections in the US with 9,633 deaths. Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with...

Greta Thunberg says people underestimate ‘angry kids’ as decade ends with one of hottest years on record

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg said the world was underestimating "angry children" as she arrived for this year's international climate summit in Spain after a three-week journey crossing the Atlantic.  Her arrival came as the UN said this decade will be the warmest on record, with 2019 among the top three hottest years in history.    “Everyone should do what they can to be on the right...