UK Covid: percentage testing positive in England levels off but cases rise in Scotland; R number up slightly – as it happened

Covid cases plateau in England and Northern Ireland but rise in Scotland over the last week; UK’s R number up to 07-0.9. This live blog is now closed – please follow the global coronavirus live blog for latest updatesHow AstraZeneca vaccine became a po…

Australia and New Zealand welcome sanctions on China over Uighur abuses but impose none of their own

Chinese embassy accuses Canberra of ‘despicable smearing’ of China after Australian foreign minister raises ‘grave concerns’ about human rightsAustralia and New Zealand have raised “grave concerns” about human rights abuses against Muslim minorities in…

Hong Kong activists and plight of the Uighurs: human rights this week in photos

A roundup of the coverage on struggles for human rights and freedoms, from Colombia to the Sahara Continue reading…

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