Iran cover-up of Covid-19 deaths revealed by data leak

The number of deaths from coronavirus in Iran is nearly triple what Iran’s government claims, a BBC Persian service investigation has found. The government’s own records appear to show almost 42,000 people died with Covid-19 symptoms up to 20 July, versus 14,405 reported by its health ministry. The number of people known to be infected […]

An illustration of how Mnangagwa is willing to emulate Mugabe

The cameraman was filming from a distance, through the dust-covered window of a car, but he managed to capture the scene before him. A policeman and a soldier centred on a pair of local residents in a township in Harare, taking wild swings with their batons. The image was shocking and the message was clear […]

$600 benefit to millions of US unemployed expires

A $600 (£459) jobless benefit paid weekly to tens of millions of unemployed Americans expired overnight after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a deal on its extension. Friday was the deadline for an agreement on the coronavirus relief, which tops up state benefits that are mostly far below $600. Republicans want a smaller relief […]

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus despite pre-election crackdown

Supporters of the president’s top election rival rally in Minsk despite an increasing crackdown on the opposition. Tens of thousands of supporters of President Alexander Lukashenko’s top election rival have rallied in the Belarusian capital Minsk despite an increasing crackdown on the opposition. The rally came on Thursday as Belarus authorities accused top members of […]

Russia behind spread of virus disinformation, U.S. officials say – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the presidential election in November. Two Russians who have held senior roles in Moscow’s military intelligence service known as the GRU have been identified as […]

Denver weather: Pattern of sunny mornings, afternoon showers continues

Denver’s weather pattern will continue its repetitious mode of sunny mornings followed by a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms through the weekend and into next week. On Wednesday, Denver skies will be sunny with only a 10% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms as the high temperature tops out at 91 degrees, according to […]

Hong Kong 'on brink of large-scale' coronavirus outbreak

Carrie Lam’s warning comes as Hong Kong implements its toughest measures yet to stem spread of COVID-19. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a “large-scale” coronavirus outbreak that could overwhelm hospitals, urging people to stay indoors as much as possible as strict new measures to curb the […]

Malaysia's Najib guilty of all charges in 1MDB-linked graft case

Former PM becomes first leader to be convicted of a crime in decision likely to have a major political impact. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges of corruption in the first of five cases linked to the alleged theft of billions of dollars […]

Man suspected of killing two dogs in Teller County is arrested in Centennial

A man suspected of killing his roommate’s dogs in Teller County has been arrested in Arapahoe County. Matthew Stephen Dieringer, 30, was arrested late Sunday night at the Days Inn Motel, 9719 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial, according to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office. Dieringer was wanted on a July 20 arrest warrant for two felony […]

US seizes shipment of Chinese products over human rights fears

US Customs has twice this year banned imports of hair products believed to be made by people held in Chinese camps. Federal authorities in New York on Wednesday seized a shipment of weaves and other beauty accessories suspected to be made out of human hair taken from people locked inside a Chinese internment camp. US Customs […]