Millions under virus lockdown as China battles Delta outbreak
Local governments in major cities including Beijing have now tested millions of residents, while cordoning off residential compounds and placing close contacts under quarantine. The central city of Zhuzhou in Hunan province ordered over 1.2 million residents on Monday to stay home under strict lockdown for the next three days.
Will Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Newsom recall?
California Republicans see a chance of ousting embattled Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in a September recall election. Newsom's campaign is anchored to the slogan "stop the Republican recall" - an attempt to cast the election as a solely partisan effort, which it is not.
Mexico's referendum on trying ex-presidents falls short
The nationwide referendum asked whether ex-officials should be tried for any illegal acts. The National Electoral Institute reported that while over 90% of those who participated voted “yes”, only about 7% of eligible voters turned out, well below the 40% threshold needed.
Florida breaks record for Covid-19 hospitalisations
Florida is now leading the nation in per capita hospitalisations for Covid-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients.
Nancy Pelosi, Democrats call on Joe Biden to extend eviction ban
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders on Sunday called on the Biden administration to immediately extend the nation's eviction moratorium, calling it a "moral imperative" to prevent Americans from being put out of their homes during a Covid-19 surge.
Army patrols Sydney streets as Brisbane extends Covid-19 lockdown
Sydney, Australia's largest city, is into its sixth week of a lockdown as it struggles with a spike in infections that added nearly 3,500 cases since the first one was detected in a limousine driver who transported overseas airline crew.
Myanmar's military ruler declares himself Prime Minister, pledges to hold elections by 2023
Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of Prime Minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government.