Microsoft is chasing a deal to buy TikTok’s global business, including the video app’s operations in India and Europe, according to the Financial Times.
As French President Emmanuel Macron toured the worst-hit parts of Beirut after a massive explosion killed at least 145 people and injured thousands, demonstrators chanted for “revolution”, according to The Independent.
British tourists planning to visit France are being warned they may have to quarantine on their return amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus there, says The Times.
The Daily Star says pantomimes across Britain have been axed, bringing relief to dwarfs who believe they have a greater risk of catching coronavirus.
Boris Johnson has urged the nation to get back to work and fire up the economy, as he highlighted “signs of strength” in the country’s financial fortunes, says the Daily Express.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has backed sending Royal Navy patrols into the English Channel after a record number of migrants reached Britain, writes the Daily Mail.
Doctors and surgeons’ leaders have warned of pain and misery for tens of thousands of patients if normal care is shut down again to deal with a potential second wave of COVID-19, writes The Guardian.
Pupils will be allowed to challenge “unfair” A-level and GCSE grades after the exam regulator changed its stance in the face of a backlash from headteachers, writes The Daily Telegraph.
Caroline Flack’s mother told a police officer she ought to feel “disgusted” with herself for demanding the assault charge that prompted her daughter’s suicide, reports Metro.