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China closing schools, colleges in Beijing again as coronavirus outbreak grows

The latest outbreak has been traced to the sprawling Xinfadi wholesale food centre in the southwest of Beijing where thousands of tonnes of vegetables, fruits and meat change hands each day. State-run newspapers reported that the virus was discovered on chopping boards used for imported salmon at Beijing's Xinfadi market amid worries about a second wave of the pandemic in China. [Full Article...]

Adele and Stormzy join Grenfell memorial service

Adele and Stormzy join Grenfell memorial service Holding back her tears, the "Rolling In The Deep" singer told fans, "Hello, it's Adele here". The singer said: "I want to send my love to all of you today". Just hours after the fire, Adele was spotted helping out on the streets of London to help the community, as well as getting involved in the charity single which was set up by music mogul Simon Cowell. [Full Article...]

Police Identify Suspect in Deaths of Teenage Black Activist and Elderly Woman

Police Identify Suspect in Deaths of Teenage Black Activist and Elderly Woman Her tweet about the attack reportedly came before she went missing, and Tallahassee police confirmed that a 49-year-old man named Aaron Glee Jr . Sims, who worked as an AARP volunteer, was well-known for her involvement in local Democrat Party politics. Police say Victoria "Vicki" Sims, 75, was last seen June 11. [Full Article...]

Irish parties agree to form coalition government

Irish parties agree to form coalition government Earlier today, Leo Varadkar confirmed he has agreed to a rotating Taoiseach deal and it's expected Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin will take on the top job first. The pair need the Greens to reach a majority in the fractured parliament to pass new laws, including a 6.5 billion euro ($7.3 billion) package to help businesses hit by the coronavirus. [Full Article...]

After coming under pressure, PM Johnson to provide summer food fund

After coming under pressure, PM Johnson to provide summer food fund After the government announced the change, Rashford tweeted: "I don't even know what to say". A spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was equally unhelpful, promising that Johnson would respond "as soon as he can". Rashford, who has already helped raise $25 million for the charity FairShare to help distribute food for families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, is garnering wides... [Full Article...]

Pence defends holding Tulsa campaign rally, says precautions are in place

Pence defends holding Tulsa campaign rally, says precautions are in place At the weekend, Oklahoma reported its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases, 225, since the pandemic began. The Trump campaign said Monday it has received more than 1 million requests for tickets to the rally , even as the top health official in Tulsa warned that people could contract COVID-19 in the enclosed arena. [Full Article...]

North Korea destroys Kaesong joint liaison office with South

North Korea destroys Kaesong joint liaison office with South Tension has been rising over recent days with North Korea threatening to cut ties with South Korea and retaliate over the propaganda leaflets, which carry messages critical of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , including on human rights. The General Staff added it would target areas on the ground and the sea to scatter propaganda leaflets toward the South in response to those sent by anti-Pyongy... [Full Article...]

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 240,000 mark: Africa CDC

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 240,000 mark: Africa CDC Lesotho, which was the last country to record an infection on the continent has only confirmed four cases of COVID-19. The Africa CDC in its latest update said the death toll from the pandemic also rose to 6,464 as of Monday afternoon, according to the Africa CDC. [Full Article...]


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