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Thick smoke billows over Beirut after a fire erupted in Beirut’s port, Lebanon. The cause of the fire is still yet to be known. Photograph: EPA Huge blaze at Beirut port just a month after massive blast

Store of oil and tyres bursts into flames and causes residents to flee, according to military

Migrants sleep on the ground on a road near Mytilene, Lesbos, after a fire destroyed the Moria refugee camp. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images Thousands of migrants sleep on road in Lesbos after fires destroy Moria camp

Greek government says housing will take days as some test positive for Covid-19

The whistleblower said in the complaint submitted that Chad Wolf (far left), acting homeland security secretary, instructed him in mid-May ‘to cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in the United States’. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images US whistleblower alleges censorship of Russian election threat reports

The official, an ex US marine and FBI special agent, claims he was asked downplay white supremacists threats

 An Indian health worker shows collected samples for a Covid-19 detection tests in Bangalore, India today. Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA Covid-19: Global deaths hit 900,000 as cases surge in India

The US remains the world’s worst-affected country with more than 190,000 deaths

The San Francisco Bay Bridge is seen along Harrison Street under an orange smoke-filled sky in San Francisco. Photograph: Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP/ Getty Images California wildfires: Three die as blazes spread

‘The unbelievable rates of spread now being observed on these fires — it is historically unprecedented’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at United Auto Workers union headquarters in Warren, Michigan on Wednesday. The former vice-president denounced Donald Trump over revelations in a new book by Bob Woodward that the president deliberately minimised the danger of Covid-19. Photograph: Amr Alfiky/New York Times Trump faces outcry over claim he deliberately ‘played down’ coronavirus

US Wrap: President flies to battleground state of Michigan a day after rival Joe Biden

 Sir Declan Morgan Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland said the British government’s comments about the Northern Ireland protocol enable ‘others to take the view that they can choose which laws apply to them’. Photograph: Alan Betson UK Brexit plan could undermine rule of law domestically, says NI chief justice

Declan Morgan tells BBC government’s stance makes him ‘gravely uncomfortable’

 The officer fired at the boy while responding to a call about a “violent psych issue,” Sgt Keith Horrocks of the Salt Lake City Police Department told reporters on Saturday morning. Photograph: Matt Gush/iStock Police in Utah shoot boy with autism after mother calls them

Teenager in ‘serious condition’ after incident which has led to investigation in Salt Lake City

A polling station is seen during Tigray’s regional election, in the town of Tikul. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images Ethiopia’s Tigray region defies government and holds election

Voters turn out for regional ballot despite federal authorities declaring it illegal

Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich at her apartment in Minsk. Ambassadors from several EU states gathered at her flat after she said unidentified men kept ringing her doorbell. Photograph: TUT.BY/AFP via Getty Belarusian Nobel laureate Alexievich condemns Lukashenko’s ‘terror’

Acclaimed author defiant as fellow opposition figures are jailed and expelled

British prime minister Boris Johnson said the UK must act to stop a second wave of coronavirus after evidence showed a sharp rise in the number of cases across England, announcing the ‘rule of six’ will apply to all gatherings in any location. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire Coronavirus: Gatherings of more than six banned in England

UK’s chief medical officer warns increased restrictions could be in place for months

Boris Johnson during prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons, London, Britain. Photograph: UK parliament/Jessica Taylor/PA Wire Boris Johnson defends contentious Bill as necessary to protect peace in the North

John Major warns of fallout from Bill, which UK admits will break international law

Migrants leave as a fire burns in the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on Wednesday. Photograph: Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP via Getty Images Fires force thousands to flee from Greek migrant camp

Prime minister warns asylum seekers will not be allowed leave Lesbos for mainland

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said: ‘This would break international law and undermines trust. Pacta sunt servanda = the foundation of prosperous future relations.’ Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/EPA Brexit: EU asks for emergency meeting with UK on NI protocol

European Commission ‘very concerned’ over plan to break law around agreement on North

Pedestrians on the Charles Bridge, Prague, during the coronavirus pandemic in April. Photograph: Getty Images Czechs ordered to wear face masks indoors as daily cases top 1,000

Spike in Covid-19 infections in the last two weeks among the fastest in Europe

Any post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the US must be approved by Congress. Photograph: Getty US politicians warn Britain to uphold Belfast Agreement commitments

Ways and Means chairman says he hopes UK government will stick to rule of law

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen: she named Mairead McGuinness to succeed Phil Hogan as Ireland’s commissioner. Photograph: EPA/Aris Oikonomou Ireland’s finance record to face EU scrutiny amid process to confirm McGuinness

The confirmation of MEP as new Irish EU commissioner is expected to be fast-tracked

British prime minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA Brexit trade deal hopes fade as Britain plans to renege on agreement with EU

North secretary Brandon Lewis admits new internal markets Bill breaks international law

 US president Donald Trump speaks about the environmental accomplishments for the people of Florida in Jupiter, Florida. Photograph: Cristobal Herrera-Ulashkevich/EPA Trump says he will use his own money amid reports of campaign cash crunch

US president tells Florida event Biden presidency would cause energy prices to ‘rocket’

 Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis: he told the Commons that the Internal Markets Bill will see Britain reneging on its treaty commitment to the EU. Photograph: Getty Images UK admits it intends to break international law

British legislation will override parts of the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit withdrawal agreement

A soldier stands next to supporters of the CNSP celebrating during a gathering at the start of two days of talks aimed at validating the terms of reference for a transitional government in Mali. Photograph: Michele Cattani/AFP via Getty Mali’s new military junta given week to find civilian president

Regional bloc of 15 countries also calls for elections to be held within 12 months

Maria Kolesnikova, one of Belarus’s opposition leaders, who has been detained. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP Belarusian activists demand answers after protest leader ‘foils expulsion bid’

Lukashenko warns Russia as opposition leader seeks international help

Journalist Bill Birtles of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation arriving at Sydney on Tuesday. Photograph: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP Australian journalists flee China amid fears of detention

Evacuation of two reporters marks low point in relationship damaged by pandemic

 Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said while the UK is ‘fully committed’ to implementing the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol, the government is taking ‘limited and reasonable steps to create a safety net’ Brexit: Britain says it may break international law in ‘limited way’

Labour says move is ‘astonishing,’ warns it will ‘undermine’ UK’s international authority

The head of the UK’s government legal department has quit. Photograph: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images Brexit: Top UK lawyer quits over withdrawal ‘deal changes’

Head of government legal department resigns amid suggestions Boris Johnson is trying to row back on parts of agreement

Smoke from the Creek Fire settles over Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park, California, on September 5th, 2020. Photograph: Naureen Malik/Bloomberg California wildfires burn record 2 million acres this year

Two of the three largest fires in state history still burning in San Francisco Bay Area

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. Photograph: Francois Walschaerts/EPA Brexit: Leaked EU cables show distrust in Boris Johnson

Talks to reopen in London as von der Leyen says UK must respect international law

Talks between Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier resume in London on Tuesday. File photograph: Getty London seeks to allay fears of plan to erode Brexit withdrawal pact

Irish Government downplays reports as ‘sabre rattling’ ahead of resumed Brexit talks

A firefighter douses flames as they push towards homes in California. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty California wildfire sparked by couple’s plan to reveal baby’s gender

Thousands of acres have burned in Yucaipa and people have been forced to evacuate

A 60-year-old patient leaves the intensive care unit at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. Photograph: AP Spain tops 500,000 Covid-19 cases as concerns rise in Europe

Infections surge in Spain, France and Britain, with youth warned of long-term health toll

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are pictured praying outside a synagogue in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, amid measures put in place by Israeli authorities in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images Coronavirus: Israel to impose overnight curfews after Netanyahu spurns lockdowns

Israeli PM backs down on lockdown plans amid anger from ultra-Orthodox allies

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty EU warns Serbia and Kosovo over Jerusalem embassies plan

Talks resume in Brussels as Belgrade plays down ‘Basic Instinct’ spat with Russia

Vivienne Westwood outside the Old Bailey, London, ahead of a hearing in WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s fight against extradition to the US. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire Julian Assange extradition hearing begins at Old Bailey

WikiLeaks founder in UK court on US indictment accusing him of recruiting hackers to steal military secrets

Rohingya migrants look on following their arrival by boat in Lhokseumawe, Aceh province, Indonesia. Photograph: Rahmat Mirza/AFP via Getty Images Hundreds of Rohingya land in Indonesia after months at sea

Wooden boat carrying passengers including 181 women and 14 children arrives in Aceh

Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, May 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/File Photo/Reuters US intelligence ‘spied on Julian Assange around the clock’

German newspaper claims Spanish security firm hid microphones in London embassy

 Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz: remains committed to the Saudi-authored peace plan adopted by the 2002 Beirut Arab summit. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Saudi king Salman tells Trump Palestinian statehood is essential

Saudi Arabia unwilling to normalise relations with Israel until it withdraws from conquered Arab territory

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh via Getty Five jailed for 20 years in Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

Three more sentenced as family pardon spares five of convicted from execution

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny pictured in 2020. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP Alexei Navalny out of coma as Germany faces pipeline dilemma

Poisoned Kremlin critic off ventilator as Berlin under pressure on Nord Stream 2 project

Commuters sit in a carriage of a Yellow Line train after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) resumed services. Photograph: Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil to become second worst-hit country

More than 4.2 million people infected as government continues to relax restrictions

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier: the report hiked tensions ahead of the start of the latest round of Brexit talks in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire Brexit: No deal without implementing NI protocol, EU says

Officials in Brussels express shock at British plans to override Brexit agreement

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