Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan Covid positive

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan Covid positive

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bachchan has been a star for five decades Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's best known film actors, has tested positive for Covid-19, he told his millions of Twitter followers. "I have tested Covid positive, shifted to hospital, hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited," he wrote. His…
Church body wants Hagia Sophia decision reversed

Church body wants Hagia Sophia decision reversed

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Image copyright AFP Image caption The Hagia Sophia opens for Muslim prayer on 24 July The World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to turn the celebrated Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque. In a letter to Mr Erdogan, the Council, which counts 350 churches…
Five dead after ‘hostage situation’ in SA church

Five dead after ‘hostage situation’ in SA church

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Image copyright SAPS Image caption Police released images of suspects lying on the ground Five people have been killed after attackers stormed a South African church, reportedly amid an argument over its leadership. South African police said they had rescued men, women and children from a "hostage situation" on the outskirts of Johannesburg on Saturday…
Russia far east protest over governor’s arrest

Russia far east protest over governor’s arrest

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Estimates suggested up to 40,000 people took part Thousands of people have taken part in protests in Russia's far east over the arrest of a regional leader.They marched to the regional government in Khabarovsk shouting slogans against President Vladimir Putin.Khabarovsk governor Sergei Furgal was detained on Thursday, accused of…
Jack Charlton: England World Cup winner and ex-Republic of Ireland boss dies aged 85

Jack Charlton: England World Cup winner and ex-Republic of Ireland boss dies aged 85

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Jack Charlton (centre) was part of the England team that won the 1966 World CupJack Charlton, a World Cup winner with England and former Republic of Ireland boss, has died aged 85.The former Leeds defender had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the last year and also had dementia.One of English football's most popular characters, he…
Coronavirus: New cases surge in US amid fears over spike in deaths

Coronavirus: New cases surge in US amid fears over spike in deaths

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SummaryThe US recorded 63,643 new cases on Friday and experts fear there will soon be a spike in deaths.Top US diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said some states in the country reopened too fastIt is understood the UK government is looking at whether to make face coverings compulsory in shops in EnglandBelgium has made…
Trump commutes ex-adviser Roger Stone’s sentence

Trump commutes ex-adviser Roger Stone’s sentence

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US President Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone.The announcement came just after the Washington DC Court of Appeals denied Stone's request to delay the start date of his custodial term of 40 months.He was convicted of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering.Stone was the sixth Trump aide…
Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs

Coronavirus: Emirates set to cut 9,000 jobs

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Image caption Emirates president Sir Tim Clark The president of Emirates said the Middle Eastern airline is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is the first time the world's biggest long-haul carrier has disclosed how many jobs will be lost.Prior to the crisis, Emirates had 60,000 staff.Sir Tim…
Hispanic brand faces boycott for CEO’s Trump praise

Hispanic brand faces boycott for CEO’s Trump praise

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Image copyright Goya Foods A popular Hispanic-owned food company is facing calls for a boycott, after its chief executive praised US President Donald Trump. While at the White House, Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said Mr Trump's leadership was a blessing.Goya Foods - sold in the US and many Latin countries - is the largest…
Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to Covid risk

Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to Covid risk

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in New York in 2005 Ghislaine Maxwell should be released on bail of $5m (£4m) while awaiting trial for sex trafficking minors because of the risk of contracting coronavirus in jail, her lawyers have argued.The British socialite was arrested on 2 July and is…