Day: July 16, 2020

Brazil coronavirus cases pass grim milestone of 2 million

July 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil has exceeded 2 million. Since late May, three months after the country’s first reported case of Covid-19, it has recorded more than 1,000 daily deaths on average. Brazil’s health ministry said […]

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Two men arrested over fatal shooting of 27-year-old man in London

July 16, 2020

Two men have been arrested on suspicion shooting dead a 27-year-old man in north-west London. Emergency services were called to the scene in Harlesden following reports of gunshots at around 3am this morning. Firearms officers found a man suffering from gunshot injuries. Police provided first aid until paramedics arrived but the man was pronounced dead […]

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Selfridge's: Man sprays 'unknown substance' in London store, leaving nine injured

July 16, 2020

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Nine people have received medical treatment after coming into contact with an unknown substance sprayed by a man in Selfridge’s London. Security staff at the Oxford Street store managed to detain a man in his 20s […]

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What wildlife lives in the Thames as shark fin spotted near the London Eye is revealed to be a hoax?

July 16, 2020

Wait, is a shark really lurking in the water of the River Thames? Nope, turns out it was a hoax. A mysterious shark-like fin was reportedly spotted yesterday by Westminster, Vauxhall and Hammersmith by witnesses who shared photos of it on social media. While seals and the odd whale and dolphin have previously found their […]

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Notting Hill Carnival moves online for first time in history due to coronavirus

July 16, 2020

Notting Hill Carnival will be moving online this year after the iconic celebration was forced to cancel due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For the first time in its 54-year history, the west London street party will be streamed over four channels online over the bank holiday weekend next month, between August 29-31. This year’s […]

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Shamima Begum should be allowed to return to UK to fight for citizenship, court rules

July 16, 2020

Schoolgirl Shamima Begum should be given permission to return to the UK, senior judges have ruled. They say Ms Begum, who travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (Isis), should be allowed to return so she can challenge the deprivation of her British citizenship. Now 20, she is one of three east […]

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England cricketer out of second Test after bio-secure breach

July 16, 2020

England cricketer Jofra Archer has been excluded from today’s second Test against the West Indies following a breach of the team’s bio-secure protocols. Both teams have been living, training and sleeping in two ‘bubble’ sites, at the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, adhering to strict health and safety procedures agreed by both boards due […]

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Leicester mayor: Local lockdown ‘unnecessary’ if government had provided data

July 16, 2020

Leicester’s mayor has criticised the government for only recently providing data that he claims could have prevented the city’s lockdown “ever being necessary”. Sir Peter Soulsby told Sky News’ Kay Burley @ Breakfast show that he felt “angry and frustrated”. The government is set to review added restrictions imposed on Leicester – which has witnessed […]

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Rents rise in England but slide in London as Covid-19 affects market

July 16, 2020

Property website Rightmove said rents outside London hit record £845 a month in early July Airbnb owners have abandoned hope of attracting holidaymakers and put their properties on the long-term rental market. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Rents have continued to climb across England, but they are sliding in London as Airbnb owners abandon hopes of attracting […]

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Police body-cam footage offers devastating account of George Floyd's fatal arrest in Minneapolis

July 16, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Newly available body-camera video from two Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd‘s arrest shows him pleading with officers in the minutes before his death. Mr Floyd tells officers he is “not a bad guy” as they try to […]

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