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  • The Guardian

    Coronavirus could starve Canada zoo's pandas as bamboo supply chain snaps

    Coronavirus could starve Canada zoo's pandas as bamboo supply chain snaps. Calgary Zoo has warned that it may soon be unable to provide its two pandas with the 40kg of fresh bamboo they each need daily

  • The Independent

    Trump news - live: President insists Covid 'will go away' in front of sign boasting he is 'the healthcare president' as US coronavirus death toll rises

    Donald Trump will 'probably' accept the Republican nomination for its presidential candidate at the White House instead of in North Carolina. This solution was pitched even though federal and government employees can not participate in events relating to a political campaign, which could cause ethical problems within the White House.This comes as a historian, who has correctly predicted the presidential election results since 1984, has said presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden will win against Mr Trump. Historian Allan Lichtman predicted correctly Ronald Reagan would win in 1984 all the way through Mr Trump's win in 2016.

  • The Independent

    One American is dying every 80 seconds from coronavirus as Trump shrugs off death toll: 'It is what it is'

    At least one person in the United States has died every 80 seconds on average over the last seven days, according to new research, as President Donald Trump said the nation's soaring death toll "is what it is" in a recent interview.The grim figures were first reported by NBC News on Wednesday, which noted its own tally revealed 7,486 people died in the last seven days due to Covid-19.

  • Yahoo News UK

    Majority of Brits wouldn't blame Boris Johnson's government for second wave of coronavirus

    The public would bear the brunt rather than the Tory administration.

  • Evening Standard

    Italian aviation authority threatens Ryanair with flight suspension over alleged coronavirus breaches

    Italy's national civil aviation authority (ENAC) has threatened to suspend Ryanair's right to fly to the country over alleged Covid-19 regulation breaches.In a press statement ENAC accused the budget airline of "repeated violations of the COVID-19 health regulations", Euronews reported.

  • The Independent

    Covid news - live updates: Coronavirus cases rising in Spain, France and Greece as Boris Johnson accused of ‘actively ignoring’ bereaved families

    Lockdown restrictions have been reimposed across the Aberdeen area after 54 new cases emerged in a coronavirus cluster.First minister Nicola Sturgeon said that 191 contacts have been traced in relation to the cluster. She said that the rise in cases has contributed to a greater fear there was a “significant outbreak” in the city.

  • The Independent

    Priest who blasted 'lukewarm' congregants for not coming to mass over coronavirus fears gets Covid-19

    A priest who criticised coronavirus restrictions was diagnosed with Covid-19 hours after he called congregants “lukewarm” catholics for not coming to church during the pandemic.Monsignor Charles Pope, of Holy Comforter St Cyprian Catholic Church in Washington D.C. was diagnosed and hospitalised with Covid-19 on 27 July, according to Huffpost.

  • The Telegraph

    Joe Biden cancels plans to travel to Wisconsin to accept presidential nomination amid coronavirus fears

    Joe Biden announced he will no longer travel to Wisconsin to accept the Democratic presidential nomination during the party’s national convention this month because of coronavirus concerns. Instead, Mr Biden, 77, will accept the nomination and deliver a national address from his home state of Delaware. It means the Democratic convention, usually a huge jamboree designed to boost party morale and give maximum media exposure to the presidential candidate, will be almost entirely virtual. The even, which runs from August 17 - 20, had originally been intended to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a key swing state which Donald Trump narrowly won in 2016 and Mr Biden hopes to retake in November. It comes hours after Mr Trump suggested that he may deliver his own Republican nomination acceptance speech later this month from the White House.

  • Evening Standard

    Mayor of Luton Tahir Malik steps down after breaching coronavirus lockdown rules by attending 'gathering'

    The mayor of Luton has stepped down after breaking Covid-19 guidelines by "attending a gathering".Councillor Tahir Malik said he regrets his actions and would like to "sincerely apologise" after going to a function when coronavirus remains a "real and serious threat".

  • The Independent

    ‘It is what it is’: Trump’s callous coronavirus comments become Biden campaign ad

    President Donald Trump’s callous dismissal of the mounting death toll from coronavirus pandemic has been turned into Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s latest campaign ad.The withering 27-second video begins with the president making the insensitive comment in an interview on HBO, in which he appeared unprepared to be questioned about the data he had to hand and his assertion that the virus is under control.