China

Hong Kong billionaire Jimmy Lai jailed for taking part in pro-democracy protest

Judge Amanda Woodwock sentenced Lai to 15-months, reduced by three months in mitigation, for his role in the demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled financial hub.

21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood

Eight other people were rescued from the mine in Hutubi County in the Xinjiang region.

Covid came from bats via another animal into humans, WHO finds

The study says transmission from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario, with the possibility of a lab leak "extremely unlikely".