Monday, 29th June Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Health minister Matt Hancock will meet leaders from Leicester in central England, where officials fear a growing number of coronavirus cases could prompt a local lockdown, said a spokesman for the Prime Minister. “The health secretary is meeting with local leaders from Leicester to discuss the situation this afternoon,” the spokesman said.
A man accused of fatally stabbing three in the southern English town of Reading last week in what police said was a terrorist attack appeared in court. He was charged with three counts of murder. Khairi Saadallah, 25, is accused of attacking groups of people in a park in the town on June 20.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britons were fatter than people in most of the rest of Europe. He admitted he shed weight after contracting the novel coronavirus.
The US Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge by four environmental groups to the authority of President Donald Trump’s administration to build his promised wall along the Mexican border. The justices turned away an appeal by the groups of a federal judge’s ruling.
Turkey’s coastguard reported that it rescued 35 migrants from a boat, which was found half sunken in the Aegean Sea early in the morning. Search for four more missing people was on, they added.
A ferry sank in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka after a collision, killing at least 23 passengers, said officials. At the time of the mishap, the vessel was carrying 50 passengers. It sank in the Buriganga river.
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