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China opens new security office in Hong Kong

Beijing opens office to enforce stringent new national security laws in the territory. Shortly afterwards, Hong Kong's government bans all political activity in schools. Also, world-famous writers denounce 'cancel culture' as threat to free speech, and test cricket resumes - but with a difference.

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19

The president has repeatedly belittled the risks posed by the virus. Also: FBI director calls China 'greatest threat' to US, and Dutch torture chamber found.

Coronavirus: Melbourne returns to lockdown as cases surge

Victoria State Premier Daniel Andrews announced the lockdown after the state saw 191 new infections, its highest daily number since the pandemic began. Also, the Chinese-owned app TikTok says it is ending operations in Hong Kong following the introduction of Beijing’s new security law on the city, and two children in the US find a way to travel safely...

WHO: More than 70 countries could run out of HIV medicine

A third of those taking anti-retroviral drugs could experience shortages due to Covid-19. Also: UN report on animal-to-human diseases, and is group singing bad for your health?

China warns UK over Hong Kong 'interference'

China has accused the British government of political manipulation after London offered approximately three million Hong Kong residents a path to British citizenship. The man behind one of the world's largest child porn websites is freed from jail in South Korea. The Italian prime minister has led tributes to the composer, Ennio Morricone, who's died...

India overtakes Russia for Covid-19 infections

India becomes the third worst affected nation in the world, after the US and Brazil. Also: another local lockdown in Spain, and Lewis Hamilton takes a knee as F1 returns, but some drivers choose not to join him.

Trump 4 July message: We're beating 'China plague'

The president claims the US is on course to overcome the coronavirus, despite a soaring infection rate that has dampened Independence Day celebrations across the nation. Also: pubs across England have begun serving customers again after more than three months in lockdown, and a key witness in a case against Argentina's former president has been found...

WHO warns Covid-19 vaccine 'unlikely' this year

Dr Mike Ryan said it was unwise to make predictions. Also: Brazil's president sanctions new law making face coverings obligatory in public and a state in Florida introduces a curfew after rise in coronavirus cases.

Khashoggi: Turkey begins trial of 20 Saudis in absentia

Two of the Saudi nationals on trial over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are former senior aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Also, centre-right mayor Jean Castex is named as the French PM after Edouard Philippe’s resignation, and how residents of US care home found pen-pals across the world.

Epstein ex girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell charged

The British socialite is accused of grooming underage girls for the late sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein. She has previously denied wrongdoing. Also: Texas governor mandates the wearing of face masks, and no, a human year isn't equivalent to 7 "dog years".

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