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Minister quits over Cummings' lockdown actions

Junior minister Douglas Ross resigns saying Dominic Cummings' view on lockdown guidance 'not shared by majority'. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

Indonesia: Alone in a sinking village

The village of Bedono, Central Java was once home to more than 200 families. But now, it's under water as the island is taken over by rising sea levels, and only one family still lives there. Researchers say Java, in Indonesia, is sinking because of intense groundwater extraction, the destruction of mangroves and rising sea levels due to climate change. Produced by Ayomi Amindoni and Rebecca Henschke. Filmed by Anindita Pradana Full story

'Chances missed' to protect boy groomed by dealers

Image caption Jaden Moodie moved from Nottingham to London with his mum for a "new start". A boy who was "butchered" in a drugs turf war after being groomed by drug dealers had been arrested in a crack den months earlier but police did not contact child exploitation staff, a report has found. Jaden Moodie was 14 when he was knocked off his moped and stabbed to death in east London, in January 2019. A serious case review found chances to protect ... Full story

Coronavirus: UK authorises anti-viral drug remdesivir News

Image caption Experts warn remdesivir shouldn't be seen as a "magic bullet". A drug treatment that appears to shorten recovery time for people with coronavirus is being made available on the NHS. Remdesivir is an anti-viral medicine that was originally developed to fight Ebola. UK regulators say there is enough evidence to approve its use in selected hospital patients. For the time being and due to limited supplies, it will go to those most ... Full story

UK COVID-19 death toll tops 47,000 as pressure heaps on PM Johnson

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 47,000 on Tuesday, a dire human cost that could define the premiership of Boris Johnson. FILE PHOTO: A man is seen relaxing by the RIver Thames in Central London following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls. The Office for National Statistics said 42,173 people had died in England and Wales with suspected ... Full story

A pregnant doctor navigates COVID-19 fight in low income Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After putting a coronavirus patient onto a ventilator to help him to breathe, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria noted to herself that her baby never kicked during emergency procedures. Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit's Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, removes a tracheostomy tube from COVID-19 patient Vicente Arredondo, 65, in the ... Full story

Gucci slashes 'stale' seasonal fashion shows

Image caption Gucci last held its Fall/Winter 2020/21 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week in February. Gucci has announced it will cut the number of fashion shows it holds every year in an effort to reduce waste. The company says the concept of seasonal clothes has become obsolete and will now host just two "seasonless" catwalk shows every year. The label said the traditional rota of spring/summer, autumn/winter, cruise and pre-fall shows ... Full story

Calls for lifeguard service to resume after deaths

Image caption A rip current caused problems for surfers at Perranporth. The RNLI has been criticised for not having lifeguards on beaches after two people died in separate incidents in Cornwall. A teenage girl trapped beneath a capsized boat and a man pulled from the sea died on Monday . A councillor has urged lifeguards to "get back to the beaches as quickly as possible" to help save lives. The RNLI said it was doing what it could to get its ... Full story

India combats locust attack amid Covid-19 pandemic

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Locust swarms destroy crops across India. An invasion by desert locusts has hit large swathes of India and Pakistan in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Large and aggressive swarms of these crop-devouring short-horned insects have invaded more than two dozen districts covering more than 50,000 hectares of desert areas of western India. Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are the ... Full story

Russia reports record one-day rise in coronavirus deaths

FILE PHOTO: A member of the Russian Emergencies Ministry wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant while sanitizing the Leningradsky railway station amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov. MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday 174 people with the coronavirus had died in the past 24 hours, a record one-day amount that pushed the nationwide death toll to 3,807. ... Full story

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