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Kanye West again says he will run for president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West are among the world's wealthiest celebrities US rapper Kanye West has said he is running for president, potentially pitting him against a man he says he admires, Donald Trump. "We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and…

‘Crystal clear’ drunk people will not keep distance

Image copyright EPA Image caption Revellers drink and socialise in the street in Soho, London It is "crystal clear" that drunk people are unable to socially distance, the chair of the Police Federation said as pubs reopened on Saturday.Ministers had urged caution ahead of hospitality venues reopening in England after three months of lockdown.John Apter…

Coronavirus: Australia outbreak has ‘explosive potential’

SummaryThe Australian state of Victoria warns that an outbreak in Melbourne has "genuinely explosive potential"Some 3,000 residents of densely populated tower blocks in the city have been placed under lockdownNHS England is launching a new service for people with ongoing health problems after having coronavirusPub-goers in England have enjoyed their first night out in three…

Vogue Portugal defends mental illness cover

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Portuguese model Sara Sampaio said the magazine cover image was in "very bad taste" Vogue Portugal has responded to criticism over its depiction of mental health treatment on a recent magazine cover saying its aim was to "shine a light" on the important issue. The "Madness Issue" features a…

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll passes 30,000

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mexico has started removing some restrictions imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19 Mexico has recorded more than 30,000 deaths from its coronavirus outbreak, as the disease continues to ravage one of Latin America's worst-hit countries.The health ministry said deaths rose by 523 on Saturday, pushing the total to…

Ukraine ex-leader warns of Russian ‘fifth column’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEx-president Petro Poroshenko spoke to BBC's Jonah FisherUkraine's ex-president Petro Poroshenko has accused his successor, Volodymyr Zelensky, of pursuing him in the courts out of a desire for "revenge".Mr Poroshenko marched with several thousand of his supporters to a pre-trial hearing in Kyiv last week. He is…

Dominicans vote in election postponed over virus

Image copyright EPA Image caption The election had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic Voters in the Dominican Republic are choosing a new president on Sunday, in elections postponed from May due to the coronavirus pandemic.Opinion polls suggest Luis Abinader of the opposition Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) is the favourite to gain the…

The story of a socially distant wedding

Beth Johnson and Phil Hobbs had to scale down their wedding day because of coronavirus restrictions.This is how their wedding day unfolded.

First night out since lockdown begins in England

Image copyright Reuters People across England are beginning their first night out in three months, after coronavirus restrictions eased.Hospitality venues such as pubs and restaurants as well as hairdressers, cinemas and theme parks have reopened with strict social distancing rules.But ministers have urged caution and England's chief medical officer said the latest step was not…

Shark kills man spearfishing off Australian coast

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The victim was spearfishing in waters off the popular Fraser Island (file photo) A man has died after being attacked by a shark off the east coast of Australia, officials say. The 36-year-old was bitten on the leg while spearfishing in waters near Queensland's Fraser Island, north of Brisbane,…

Coronavirus clouds US Independence Day events

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hand sanitiser for restaurant guests in Miami The US is marking its Independence Day amid a surge in coronavirus cases, and many events have been cancelled.Beaches have been closed in Florida and California, city parades cancelled and firework displays curtailed. However, President Donald Trump said in a 4 July…

Six killed in Somalia restaurant attack

Image copyright Reuters Image caption In Mogadishu, a vehicle exploded when security forces shot at it as it attacked a police post A bomb explosion at a restaurant in the southern Somali town of Baidoa has killed six people, officials have told the BBC.There has also been a suicide bomb attack close to the port…
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2 dead, 8 others injured in Greenville, South Carolina, nightclub shooting

Two people were killed and eight others injured in a nightclub shooting in Greenville, South Carolina, during a musical performance early Sunday.Deputies who had been patrolling in the area rushed into Club Lavish after hearing shots fired and began evacuating people. Authorities have suspect information but did not identify a person of interest, Greenville County…

Epstein accuser: ‘Prince Andrew should be panicking’

A US woman who says she was brought to Britain aged 17 to have sex with Prince Andrew has said he "should be panicking" following the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell. Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, says she was trafficked to London by Epstein in 2001. She spoke to Australia's…

FDA commissioner ‘concerned’ quarter of Americans could reject coronavirus vaccine

July 5, 2020 | 1:44pm | Updated July 5, 2020 | 1:44pm Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said it was “concerning” that a new survey found more than a quarter of adults would “definitely” or “probably” not accept a free coronavirus vaccine. During a discussion about the possible timetable for developing a vaccine,…

Too soon to say if safe to hold Republican convention in Florida, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Trump administration health official said on Sunday it was not clear whether it will be safe to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month, as Florida sees record numbers of coronavirus cases. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to attendees as he hosts a 4th of July…