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Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra records 322 deaths, 9,601 new cases; case fatality rate now at 3.55%
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Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra records 322 deaths, 9,601 new cases; case fatality rate now at 3.55%

Coronavirus Updates:The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state rose to 4,31,719, while the toll reached 15,316, said the state health department

Great Britain’s plans of welcoming fans back to sporting events shelved over fears of further COVID-19 spread
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Great Britain’s plans of welcoming fans back to sporting events shelved over fears of further COVID-19 spread

Small groups of fans were due to attend horse racing, cricket and snooker in the coming days as part of pilot events with coronavirus prevention measures but British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reversed course on Friday.

Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report
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Who protects British democracy from Russia? No one, concludes UK Parliament report

The report described how British politicians had welcomed Russia's oligarchs to London, allowing them to launder their illicit money through what it called the London “laundromat”

Hard to prove Russia's influence on Brexit, but UK govt did nothing to protect referendum, finds report
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Hard to prove Russia's influence on Brexit, but UK govt did nothing to protect referendum, finds report

The Labour Party has accused the British govt of failing to publish the report because it would lead to further questions about links between Russia and the pro-Brexit campaign, which Johnson helped lead

UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; Beijing warns London to avoid 'wrong path'
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UK suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; Beijing warns London to avoid 'wrong path'

Britain is one of a growing number of countries to have denounced the security law in Hong Kong, which was introduced after months of pro-democracy demonstrations

UK indefinitely suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong over China's controversial national security law
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UK indefinitely suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong over China's controversial national security law

UK will also extend its arms embargo to Hong Kong, stopping the export of equipments such as firearms, smoke grenades and shackles to the region.

ECB announces return of recreational cricket from 11 July after UK PM Boris Johnson's green light
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ECB announces return of recreational cricket from 11 July after UK PM Boris Johnson's green light

An ECB statement said the UK government's announcement pertaining to recreational cricket applies at this time to England only.

Government should lift ban on recreational cricket, says England batsman Zak Crawley
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Government should lift ban on recreational cricket, says England batsman Zak Crawley

Crawley is part of the 30-player England squad gearing up for the series against the West Indies, starting 8 July at Southampton.

Boris Johnson calls India-China border conflict 'very serious and worrying', says UK is closely monitoring situation
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Boris Johnson calls India-China border conflict 'very serious and worrying', says UK is closely monitoring situation

The first official statement of Johnson came during his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

Mark Wood says England could lose their next Ben Stokes or Joe Root if grassroots cricket remains shut
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Mark Wood says England could lose their next Ben Stokes or Joe Root if grassroots cricket remains shut

World Cup-winning fast bowler Mark Wood says English cricket could lose "the next Ben Stokes or Joe Root" if the game doesn't resume at the grassroots at the earliest.

Coping with the coronavirus: How the world is gradually learning to live with COVID-19
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Coping with the coronavirus: How the world is gradually learning to live with COVID-19

Around the world, governments that had appeared to tame the coronavirus are adjusting to the reality that the disease is here to stay

Three killed, three seriously injured after man goes on stabbing spree in England’s Reading town; not treating incident as terrorism, say cops
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Three killed, three seriously injured after man goes on stabbing spree in England’s Reading town; not treating incident as terrorism, say cops

Three people were killed and another three seriously injured when a man went on a stabbing spree in a park in the southern English town of Reading

Aftermath of George Floyd killing: Across the pond, Britain grapples with its racist past, from town square to boardroom
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Aftermath of George Floyd killing: Across the pond, Britain grapples with its racist past, from town square to boardroom

Britain’s uneasy confrontation with its racist history moved from statues in town squares to corporate boardrooms this week, as two prominent British firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, announced they would make amends for their involvement in the slave trade in the 18th and 19th centuries

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Marcus Rashford for free school meals campaign
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Marcus Rashford for free school meals campaign

Marcus Rashford’s campaign to prompt a government u-turn on free school meal vouchers for needy children in the UK is more important than anything he has done on the pitch, according to his Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Vera Lynn, known for inspiring the UK soldiers with her songs during World War II, passes away aged 103
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Vera Lynn, known for inspiring the UK soldiers with her songs during World War II, passes away aged 103

Vera Lynn hosted popular BBC radio show during the war called Sincerely Yours in which she sent messages to British troops abroad and performed the songs they requested.

Manchester United star player Marcus Rashford says speaking about social issues more normal for players now
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Manchester United star player Marcus Rashford says speaking about social issues more normal for players now

Expressing opinions on social issues and campaigning for change is becoming more normal for the current generation of players, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has said.

Marcus Rashford's campaign for free meals prove that footballers can do more than just 'sticking to sports'
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Marcus Rashford's campaign for free meals prove that footballers can do more than just 'sticking to sports'

It was not an opposition leader or a policymaker that Boris Johnson was on-call with on Tuesday but Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford. The footballer’s hands-on, ground-level initiatives with FareShare’s food distribution charity, and his consequent appeals have ultimately arm-twisted an establishment into serving society’s most vulnerable.

Premier League: British PM Boris Johnson makes u-turn on free meal program after Marcus Rashford's open letter
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Premier League: British PM Boris Johnson makes u-turn on free meal program after Marcus Rashford's open letter

Rashford wrote an open letter to all of Britain’s lawmakers on Sunday, describing how, as one of five children of a hard-working single mother, “we relied on breakfast clubs, free school meals, and the kind actions of neighbours and coaches.”

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford wants UK government to continue kids' food vouchers
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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford wants UK government to continue kids' food vouchers

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has asked the government to continue providing free meals for vulnerable children during the school holidays.

India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world
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India pledges $15-mn at virtual global vaccine summit; funds to be used for immunisation programmes across the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pledged $15-million as India's contribution to the vaccines alliance GAVI at the Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK