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A woman takes a selfie in front of the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu. It was ordered to cease operations. Photograph: Alex Plavevski

As the CNN crew tried to shoot a live broadcast in front of what was now the former US consulate in Chengdu, a group of Chinese patriots attempted to (...)

 A man walks past the building of the former US consulate in Chengdu, on Monday. The US Consulate General in the southwestern Chinese city was ordered to cease operations as a reciprocate measure following the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, USA. Photograph: EPA

China took over the premises of the US consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday, after ordering the facility to be vacated in retaliat(...)

US consulate in Chengdu:  China has revoked its licence as tensions mount between Beijing and Washington. Photograph: Yuyang Liu

For a brief moment screams and panic punctuated the carnival atmosphere outside the shuttered US consulate in Chengdu. With hundreds of police and m(...)

A Long March 3B rocket carrying a  final Beidou satellite at  the Xichang satellite launch centre in Xichang, Sichuan province, on June 23th, 2020.  Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

China has launched into orbit its final Beidou satellite, completing a decades-long project to establish a domestically-developed navigation network t(...)

Chilean soldiers carry sand bags to protect the tents set up outside the San Jose hospital to carry out Covid-19 tests, in Santiago on Saturday. Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, has now infected more than 7.6 million people worldwide, and killed more than 425,000, according to the Johns Hop(...)

People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla, Spain, on the day the autonomous region starts phase two of the government’s plan to gradually ease the lockdown measures. Photograph: F G Guerrero/EPA

Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period from Covid-19 for the first time since March. Emergency health response chief Fernando Simon said th(...)

Jiayi He photographed in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

When Jiayi He applied to spend the final year of her undergraduate studies in Dublin she knew very little about Ireland. Her mother’s English teacher (...)

A woman searching for her young daughter and husband on top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, in  2008. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

When the Chinese Communist Party wants to massage a narrative into a shape of its liking it can go to startling lengths. We see it today and we saw it(...)

A local medical worker embraces and bids farewell to a medical worker from Jiangsu at the Wuhan Railway Station as the medical team from Jiangsu leaves Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus disease  outbreak, in Hubei province. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

At 44KW, a nightclub in Shanghai, life almost feels normal again. Bartenders mix cocktails for patrons leaning against the bar. Groups sit close toget(...)

A tourist wearing a protective respiratory mask outside the  Coliseum in  Rome on Friday. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus spread further on Friday, with cases reported for the first time in six more countries across three continents leading the World Healt(...)

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