The Covid-19 outbreak shows no sign of easing but cities have already reopened shops and restaurants.
The measures include pay for millions of jobless but some are likely to face legal challenges.
The French president spoke at an online emergency summit organised by France and the UN.
Staff at a barber shop rocked by the Beirut explosion say they're haunted by flashbacks.
The MV Wakashio, which ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July, is now leaking oil.
The 60-year-old star, who is reported to be "doing fine", is undergoing surgery in Los Angeles.
A photograph appears to show Spain's former monarch landing in Abu Dhabi after leaving his country.
Officials say an eight-month-old baby was among those killed in flooding on the island of Evia.
The fire in the state of Andhra Pradesh is the second such blaze at a Covid facility in days.
Large protests and an ex-teacher thrust into politics have shaken up a normally predictable process.
The decision is intended to facilitate intra-Afghan peace talks but it has proven controversial.
Prosecutors in Chad had suggested 44 prisoners killed themselves, but a new report says otherwise.
People will be required to wear face masks outdoors in busy areas of the French capital from Monday.
Auctioneers say the spectacles' owner had no idea they could be sold for more than £15,000.
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