Donald Trump has been on the receiving end

Donald Trump has been on the receiving end of an extraordinary rebuke by a former president after Barack Obama denounced White House attempts to suppress postal voting in the upcoming election.

Mr Obama, who has generally avoided attacking his successor directly, told a US politics podcast Mr Trump was attempting to “discourage people from voting” by opposing additional funds for the US Postal Service (USPS), which is expected to face a surge of postal votes this November due to coronavirus.

The tragic case was one of the most shocking examples of domestic abuse in Australian history.

Hannah suffered burns to 97 per cent of her body and her children Aaliyah, six, Laianah, four, and Trey, three, died at the scene.

He knew he had docked in Beirut in 2013 with a huge cargo of explosive ammonium nitrate, destined for Mozambique. He remembered vividly how the port authorities confiscated the deadly compound. But he also recalled that it had been safely packed. What had happened to it since?

Twelve days after the explosion the answers to his questions, and many more, are becoming clearer. They lie in a trail of chaos and incompetence that stretches from Spain to the Black Sea.

‘We can’t be remotely complacent about our own situation. Everybody understands that in a pandemic you don’t allow our population to be reinfected or the disease to come back in.

‘That is why the quarantine measures are very important and we have to apply them in very strict way.’

The French health ministry on Saturday reported 3,310 new coronavirus infections in France over the past 24 hours, setting a new post-lockdown high for the fourth day in a row and taking the country’s cumulative cases to 215,521. France is to propose that masks be worn in shared workspaces.

Ireland reported a “deeply concerning” 200 new Covid-19 cases arising from multiple clusters across the country on Saturday, the highest daily amount since the beginning of May.