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New restrictions have come into force in several European countries, as infections surge in many parts of the continent. A nationwide overnight curfew was brought in in Spain. In Italy, gyms, pools, cinemas and theatres have shut, and restaurants, bars and cafes will close for all but takeways.
Also, Australia says it has raised "grossly disturbing" reports with Qatar that women were strip-searched and examined before a flight from Doha to Sydney.
And, new Covid rules and state emergency in Spain and Italy.
(Photo: Bars and cafes across Italy must end table service by 18:00. Credit: Getty Images)
Spain has declared a state of emergency and imposed a nationwide curfew in an effort to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We speak to a Spanish epidemiologist about the new restrictions. Also in the programme: the United States says Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed a third ceasefire in the conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. We hear from both sides of the frontline; and the people of Chile vote in a referendum on rewriting their country’s constitution
(Photo: City-wide night time curfew in Salamanca; Credit: European Photopress Agency)
Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Belarus for the eleventh consecutive Sunday - calling on President Lukashenko to resign.
Also in the programme: The people of Chile are to vote in a referendum on whether to rewrite their country’s constitution and Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease specialist has contradicted President Trump's assertion that the country has turned a corner on the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: Alexander Lukashenko. Credit: Reuters)
A former Sudanese prime minister, Sadiq El Mahdi, says the US-brokered agreement between Sudan and Israel could help ignite a new war in the Middle East and jeopardize the authority of the transitional government.
Also in the programme: Early voting in the US presidential election; and hunting the Asian Giant Hornet
(US President Donald Trump speaks on a conference call with leaders of Israel and Sudan about a Sudan-Israel peace agreement; Credit: European Photopress Agency)
As further restrictions are introduced in France, President Macron says he expects the country to be fighting the virus until at least next summer.
Also in the programme: A BBC investigation has verified video evidence put up by an investigative website, showing the extrajudicial killings of two ethnic Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh. And a NASA space probe which successfully collected rock fragments from an asteroid earlier this week is at risk of losing the consignment.
(Photo: People in much of France must be home by 21:00 local time. Credit: Reuters)