Trump threatens to ‘close down’ Twitter after it marks tweet with factcheck warning – Channel 4 News

President Trump has threatened to “close down” the social media platform Twitter – after it flagged up two of his posts for fact checking – linking to an article describing Mr Trump’s claims about postal ballot fraud as “unsubstantiated”. The President did not waste any time in hitting back, accusing Twitter of stifling free speech and warning vaguely of “big action to follow”....

Coronavirus live news: Austria’s president apologises for curfew breach | World news

Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming and whether another round of stay-at-home orders or closings might be needed. But states are reporting those figures in different ways, and that can lead to frustration and confusion about what the numbers mean. In...

Clap for Carers: Millions of Britons take to streets in heartwarming tribute – VIDEO | UK | News

In a heartwarming tribute, people across the UK joined together to applaud frontline workers. This was part of the weekly 'Clap For Our Carers' campaign which was created to thank staff, like the NHS, putting their lives on the line in the fight against coronavirus. Every Thursday, people hang out their windows and stand outside their doors at 8pm to clap and cheer.At this difficult time...

Coronavirus live news: Democrats pass House bill calling for $3tn stimulus, Brazil health minister quits | World news

Afghanistan’s health ministry warned of a surge in deaths as confirmed cases of Covid-19 reached 6,402 amid war raging on across the country.Wahid Majroh, the country’s deputy health minister, said 1,113 suspected patients were tested over 24 hours, of whom 349 came back positive. Fifteen Covid-19 deaths were recorded overnight, pushing the toll to 168. There have been 788 recoveries.“If...

US posts record $738 bn budget deficit: Coronavirus updates | News

The United States reported a record $738 billion budget deficit last month, due to a surge in government spending and low revenues amid the coronavirus pandemic. Dr Anthony Fauci, the US's top infectious disease expert, warns Congress if the country reopens too soon during the coronavirus pandemic it will result in "needless suffering and death". The World Health Organization (WHO) is...

International Dawn Chorus Day celebrated amid lockdown – Channel 4 News

It has become a soundtrack to lockdown: not the wailing sirens or the helicopters overhead – but the melody of birdsong at sunrise, now sounding clearer than it has been for decades, in a world that has ground to a halt. Today, the first Sunday in May, the height of spring – marks International Dawn Chorus Day – the sound of birdsong giving people around the world some distraction from the...

BBC Weather: Lockdown misery begins as rain band to unleash heavy showers across UK | Weather | News

BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor warned Britons sunshine and balmy temperatures will soon be forgotten as a series of weather fronts hit the UK over the coming days. Mr Taylor said a first wave of heavy rain will be moving in on Tuesday from the continent, thrashing most of Wales and England with persistent outbursts of rain. The BBC Weather meteorologist said: "There’s cloud coming up from...

Transfer news LIVE: Sancho to Man Utd latest, Partey to Arsenal, Umtiti to Tottenham, Liverpool gossip

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s live blog covering the latest transfer news and rumours from the Premier League and beyond. Football in England has been halted ‘indefinitely’ due to the coronavirus crisis, and while hopes remain to resume the season by June 30, speculation around potential transfer for the 2020-21 season remains in full swing. We’ll keep you abreast of all the news...

Protests against coronavirus curbs in US, Brazil: Live updates | News

Turkey reported 82,329 confirmed coronavirus cases, overtaking neighbouring Iran for the first time to register the highest number of infections in the Middle East. Iran partially reopened its capital, Tehran, allowing "low-risk businesses", including shops, factories and warehouses to resume operations. But Algeria, Morocco, Croatia and Spain extended lockdowns, while...

Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll | World news

6.48pm BST18:48 Kenya has reported seven new confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country’s ministry of health has provided all the information about the latest developments on Twitter. Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) In the last 24 hours, we have tested a total of 305 samples, out of which seven people have tested positive for the Coronavirus disease. All the seven are Kenyans.#KomeshaCorona...