Russia registered Sputnik V, the world's first coronavirus vaccine, on 11 August following two successful phases of clinical trials that proved that it was capable of building immunity against the virus in all of the volunteers involved in the tests.
Firefighters have arrived at the scene, and police are securing the area in anticipation of the arrival of state investigators.
After narrowly winning a February 2014 Swiss referendum seeking immigration quotas to limit free movement from EU countries, the Swiss People’s party witnessed their demands being eventually watered down amid Bern’s lengthy talks with Brussels; the party has condemned the compromise which was struck with the EU as a “betrayal”.
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was hospitalised in August after falling seriously ill while on a domestic flight and then transferred to a German clinic, in accordance with his family's wishes. Germany claimed that the blogger was "poisoned" with a substance from the Novichok nerve agent group, but declined to provide evidence of this.
Ahead of their first debate set for 29 September, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have weighed in on the civil unrest in Kentucky over a decision by state Attorney General suggesting that the use of force by two police officers in Breonna Taylor's death in March was justified under state law.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown on 24 March “to protect the country, and each of its citizens...” in his “decisive fight against the Corona pandemic”. All activities, except certain essential services, were halted to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 981,000; over 32 million cases of the infection have been detected, of whom over 22 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Finland has previously successfully trained dogs to nose out cancer, and some of them have been re-tasked with sniffing out COVID-19.