The US says the St Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency has used social media to spread disinformation about US elections. Photographs: Nicolas Asfouri and Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

After the FBI tipped off Facebook that the obscure leftwing website Peace Data was a clandestine front for Russia this week, the site’s anonymous admi(...)

 Indian health workers take swab samples of employees of Assam Legislative Assembly for coronavirus Covid-19 Rapid Antigen detection in Guwahati, Assam, India on Saturday. Photograph:  EPA/STR

More than 25 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded worldwide with more than 842,700 deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins (...)

The study suggested 6 per cent of England’s population had already been infected with Covid-19 by July 13th – far more than thought. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Some 3.4 million people in England have been infected with Covid-19, a figure far higher than previous estimates, a study suggests. The results come (...)

Shoppers wait in a long queue outside a shop in Melbourne on August 2nd, 2020 as people queue for provisions. Photograph: WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images

Mexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number o(...)

President Robert Silva greets a student during a break at the “Japon” public school number 72 during the first day of the final phase of the gradual process to reopen schools, in Montevideo on Sunday. Photograph:  Ernesto Ryan/Getty Images

After attending a high society wedding earlier this year with more than 500 members of Uruguay’s elite, a well-known interior designer – just returned(...)

A funeral takes place at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a victim of coronavirus. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/New York Times

Brazil has overtaken Britain as the country with the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll after its total rose to more than 42,000. On Friday e(...)

 A university graduate being tested for coronavirus before entering campus to receive her graduation certificate at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province on Thursday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/China OUT

More than 7.5 million people have been reported infected with the novel coronavirus around the world and more than 421,400 have died, according to d(...)

Health personnel carry out a house-to-house search for positive cases of Covid-19 in  Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Monday. 22,794 people have been infected by Covid-19 in Argentina and 670 have died. Photograph: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/EPA

Coronavirus has infected more than 7.1 million people across the world and killed more than 406,500, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins Univer(...)

The change in gross domestic product of crisis-hit countries is now almost universally positive, but GDP remains far below what might have been expected from pre-crisis trends. Photograph: Getty Images

The US and Europe still live with the legacies of the financial crisis of 2007-09 and the subsequent euro-zone crisis. Could better policies have prev(...)

A file satellite handout image from DigitalGlobe from 2004 showing the Yongbyon complex nuclear facility, some 100kms north of Pyongyang, North Korea.  Photograph: EPA

North Korea said on Tuesday its main nuclear complex was operating and it was working to improve the “quality and quantity” of its weapons which it c(...)

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