North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered at least two people executed, banned fishing at sea and locked down the capital, Pyongyang, as part of frantic efforts to guard against coronavirus and its economic damage, South Korea's spy agency told politicians.
Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week.
James Donnelly is a diesel mechanic at a mining site in Western Australia (WA) that employs around 2,000 people and is a two-hour flight from Perth. He is from Brocagh in Co Tyrone. Western Australia has had 788 cases and nine deaths and has a population of 2.6 million
Hurricane Iota has battered Nicaragua with screeching winds and pounding surf, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes along the same stretch of the Caribbean coast that was devastated by an equally powerful hurricane two weeks ago.
Hurricane Iota has rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered by Hurricane Eta less than two weeks ago.
Pope Francis pledged to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offered prayers to victims of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a day after the Vatican released a detailed report into the decades-long church cover-up of his sexual misconduct.