Here are some of today’s biggest headlines in the world.
For the first time, Twitter has labeled a tweet from President Donald Trump as misleading.
The simple act of wearing a mask to protect others during a pandemic is now a political and cultural flashpoint, underscoring the polarization afflicting every corner of American life.
Six times this month, in a vile attempt to punish a political rival, President Trump has tweeted about a decades-old conspiracy theory about MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.
Twice on Tuesday, President Donald Trump attacked California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and his executive order expanding vote-by-mail in the state. Specifically, Trump claimed that Newsom’s order would send ballots to everyone in California, including nonresidents and undocumented immigrants.
Australia angered China by calling for a coronavirus investigation. Now Beijing is targeting its exports
With ministerial ties fraying and anti-Australian rhetoric rising in Chinese state media, experts say deep cracks are emerging in relations between the two countries.
Jimmy Fallon is addressing his impersonation of Chris Rock in a “Saturday Night Live” sketch from 20 years ago in which he appeared in blackface.
Scientists didn’t detect a parallel universe in Antarctica. But they are learning more about mysterious, ghostly neutrinos
Strange data captured by an instrument in Antarctica didn’t provide proof of a parallel universe, the instrument’s principal investigator says. The quest to understand neutrinos, strange particles that are prevalent in the universe, is ongoing.
US photographer Mark Seliger is to auction off portraits of famous names such as Brad Pitt and Amy Schumer to raise money for the fight against coronavirus. Seliger is known for his portraits of celebrities, politicians and musicians for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines, and soon these pictures will be made available in aid of fundraising and advocacy campaign RADArt4Aid, according to a press release.
People are buying a lot of booze. But with bars and restaurants closed and live events canceled because of coronavirus, the global alcohol industry is getting hit hard and may take several years to recover.
A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. President Trump tweeted: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.” Twitter placed a warning label under that message and a subsequent tweet.
On 15 April 1945, Dr Gisella Perl delivered a crying, screaming baby. As for all of her other deliveries in the last year, the Hungarian gynaecologist had no tools, no anaesthetics and no assistance. The mother, a young Polish woman named Marusa, was feverish and weak.
Welcome to the BBC’s live coverage of the first space launch with astronauts from US soil in nine years. At 16:33 EDT (20:33 GMT; 21:33 BST). Nasa crew members Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will lift off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center atop a Falcon 9 rocket.
There have been violent clashes between police and protesters in the US city of Minneapolis following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. Police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti on police cars. Video of the death shows George Floyd, 46, groaning “I can’t breathe” as a policeman kneels on his neck.
Lady Gaga’s sixth album Chromatica arrives this Friday following a slight delay – it was originally scheduled for 10 April until the coronavirus intervened – but this hasn’t stopped the pop star from talking a good game in her usual vague but visionary way.
J.K. Rowling will finally publish The Ickabog, a “stand-alone fairy tale” and her first children’s story since Harry Potter – online, for free. New chapters will go live on the Ickabog website at 3 p.m. GMT daily between now and July, starting with the first two on Tuesday.
The people whose calls you dodge are sure to love this new app from Facebook. On May 26, Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) Team announced the launch of an app that’s basically Houseparty for phone calls (not video calls).
Donald Trump lied today on Twitter. And, unlike every other day, Twitter finally called him out on it. In a series of Tuesday morning tweets, the president claimed – falsely – that providing mail-in ballots to the residents of California would automatically result in a “Rigged Election.”
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