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'Some victims may never recover': Long-term effects of COVID-19 could be far worse than first thoughtThe long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy.

South Africa bans alcohol sales to free hospital beds for COVID-19 patientsSouth Africa's president has announced a ban on alcohol sales to reduce the number of people admitted to hospital.

18 sailors injured in explosion on US military shipEighteen sailors have been injured after an explosion caused a fire on a military ship in San Diego, the fire department said.

John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston dies aged 57John Travolta says his wife Kelly Preston has died from breast cancer.

British student who joined Islamic State killed in Syria prisonA British student who travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) group has been killed in the prison where he was being held. 

Hongkongers defy security law to vote in democracy party primariesHundreds of thousands of Hongkongers cast ballots in primaries held by the city's pro-democracy parties in defiance of the new security law.

British pilot returns home after 65 days on life support in VietnamA Scottish pilot who was on life support for more than two months in Vietnam is returning home. 

Shango the gorilla gets COVID-19 test after developing feverA gorilla at a zoo in Florida has been tested for COVID-19 after he was taken to an animal hospital to receive treatment following a fight with his younger brother.

Teams examine three wells in Portugal for evidence in Madeleine McCann investigationPortuguese police and firefighters have explored three old, disused wells in their search for the body of missing Madeleine McCann.