Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared before a Jerusalem court Sunday to hear the criminal charges leveled against him in what was an unprecedented scene in the history of Israel. Netanyahu, who was indicted on corruption charges in November, is the first sitting prime minister to be charged with a crime and to appear as a defendant in court.
President Donald Trump on Sunday further limited travel from the world’s coronavirus hotspots by denying entry to foreigners coming from Brazil, which is second to the U.S. in the number of confirmed cases. Trump had already banned certain travelers from China, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland and, to a lesser extent, Iran. He has not moved to ban travel from Russia, which has the world’s third-highest caseload.
Boris Johnson has backed his key adviser Dominic Cummings, amid a row over the aide’s travel during lockdown. The PM said he believed Mr Cummings had “no alternative” but to travel from London to the North East for childcare “when both he and his wife were about to be incapacitated by coronavirus”. It follows calls from several Tory MPs for Mr Cummings’ resignation.
About 47,000 of homes and businesses were left without power across the state of Western Australia on Sunday, as a severe storm brought wind speeds of more than 100km/h (60 miles per hour), according to officials. A Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) official, James Ashley, said the weather formation was dynamic and complex, as a system from Cyclone Mangga in the southern Indian Ocean interacted with a cold front.
New Zealand’s PM stayed calm during an earthquake on live TV on Monday morning. She interrupted AM Show presenter Ryan Bridge to tell him there was an earthquake happening, looking briefly troubled, before smiling and carrying on with the interview. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck about 90km north of the capital, Wellington, at 08:00 local time (20:00 GMT Sunday). It was felt across the country.