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The Week in Pictures: Venice underwater and fires down under


Posted: Mon-Jul-2020



The impeachment battle goes public, ferocious fires in Australia, Venice inundated and more.

Headlines:
Meghan Markle On George Floyd's Killing: People Have Said 'Enough'
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also discussed Britain owning up to its colonial past. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Scientists Will Urge WHO To Take Airborne Spread More Seriously
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Britain’s First Pint In 15 Weeks Ends 'Long National Hibernation'
The reopening of pubs, restaurants, and other establishments marks the U.K’s biggest step toward normality since the coronavirus lockdown began in March. ... read more


Egypt Arrests Doctors, Silences Critics Over Virus Outbreak
At least 10 doctors and six journalists have been arrested since the virus first hit Egypt in February, according to rights groups. ... read more


Iran Confirms Damaged Nuclear Site Was Centrifuge Facility
Iranian officials had downplayed the fire, which could set back the country's development of advanced centrifuge models. ... read more


More Than 11 Million Coronavirus Cases Confirmed Worldwide
The latest grim milestone follows several record-setting days in the U.S. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest Updates On The Pandemic
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Prince Andrew 'Bewildered' Over Claims He Hasn't Cooperated With Epstein Investigation
A U.S. attorney said she would "welcome" talks with the queen's son, the Duke of York, following the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell. ... read more


'Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution Of Our Times' Slogan Is Illegal, Government Says
The popular protest slogan connotes "separatism or subversion," the government said, amid fears that the new security law crushes free speech in Hong Kong. ... read more


Explosion And Fire Break Out At Iran Nuclear Enrichment Site
The Natanz nuclear site is one of the most-tightly guarded sites in all of Iran. ... read more


Unilever Rebrands Skin Whitening Cream, But Critics Cry Foul: 'Still A Whitening Cream'
Fair & Lovely — soon to be called Glow & Lovely — has long been criticized as racist for promoting light-colored skin as the standard of beauty in South Asia. ... read more


How Face Masks Became A Political Battleground In The U.S.
Donald Trump and other Republicans have long shunned the use of face masks to fight coronavirus. Now, with cases spiking, they’re slowly changing their tune. ... read more


Landslide At Myanmar Jade Mine Kills At Least 113 People
Activists have complained that the profitability of jade mining led businesses and the government to neglect enforcing already weak regulations in the industry. ... read more


Pregnant Meghan Markle Was ‘Unprotected’ By Royal Family Against Tabloids: Lawsuit
In court docs, the Duchess of Sussex's legal team continued to deny Meghan's participation or advance knowledge of an anonymous interview with her friends. ... read more


Will The Show Go On? The Coronavirus-Ravaged Theatre Industry Is In Collapse, But Can It Be Saved?
Fundamentally unworkable in a pandemic, the theatre industry has been badly hit by the virus - and as redundancies have begun, experts fear mass closures aren't far away. ... read more


'An Abrupt End': How Shielders Feel About Restrictions Ending
Shielders share with HuffPost UK why the government's latest announcement won't change their daily routines. ... read more


The Pandemic Presents The Chance To End Homelessness In Canada For Good
It’s hard to social-distance at home if you don’t have a home. ... read more


Amsterdam's Sex Workers Ready For Red-Light District To Emerge From Lockdown
The number of tourists and visitors to the Dutch capital has slumped since the pandemic all but halted global tourism. ... read more


Prince Harry Speaks Out Against Institutional Racism: It Has 'No Place' In Society
“My wife said recently that our generation and the ones before us haven’t done enough to right the wrongs of the past. I too am sorry,” the Duke of Sussex said during the 2020 Diana Awards. ... read more


COVID-19 Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Coronavirus: Greece bars Serbian visitors as Balkans cases rise
Athens bars all but essential travel from Serbia for a week as infections steadily rise. ... read more


Vogue Portugal pulls controversial mental health cover
The magazine drops the cover, which has been criticised as "outdated" and in "bad taste". ... read more


Bayonne: Bus driver left brain dead after being 'attacked over face masks'
The driver in France was set upon by people who had no tickets and refused to wear face masks. ... read more


Coronavirus: Louvre reopens with masks and one-way system
Masks are compulsory and visitor numbers are restricted at the world's most-visited museum. ... read more


Ennio Morricone: Oscar-winning Italian film composer dies aged 91
The prolific composer's credits included the "spaghetti" Westerns that made Clint Eastwood a star. ... read more


Italy migrant crisis: 180 migrants allowed off rescue ship
After days of stand-off the passengers, who include children, will be taken into quarantine in Sicily. ... read more


Coronavirus: Spain imposes local lockdown in Galicia
Galicia reinstates curbs on a coastal area, a day after Catalonia imposed a similar local lockdown. ... read more


Tiger kills Zurich zookeeper in front of visitors and staff
The 55-year-old woman was attacked in a Siberian tiger enclosure at a zoo in the Swiss city. ... read more


Coronavirus: How 'three musketeers' helped Georgia fight virus
Georgia has recorded fewer than 1,000 infections and only 15 deaths among its 3.7 million people. ... read more


Turkish TV: Dramas become a global streaming success
Online streaming is one of the few industries to enjoy a boom out of lockdown restrictions, and Turkish TV dramas have found great success, reaching audiences all over the world. ... read more


Ukraine's Zelensky accused by ex-leader of hosting Russian 'fifth column'
Ex-president Poroshenko sees Russian influence at work in the new administration. ... read more


Coronavirus: UK government's quarantine-free list 'absurd'
Portuguese leaders say the country's exclusion from a list drawn up by the UK government is "absurd". ... read more


Obituary: Ennio Morricone, the composer who changed the sound of cinema
The versatile Italian composer's film scores that were an integral part of the cinema experience. ... read more


Coronavirus: Waiting for tourists on Spain's Costa del Sol
Resorts on Spain's southern coast are hoping for tourists to save their summer. ... read more


Lionel Messi: Why Barcelona captain is becoming increasingly fed up at the Nou Camp
Lionel Messi is disillusioned with many aspects of life at Barcelona at the moment - and it throws his future at the Nou Camp into doubt. ... read more


Coronavirus: Where can I go on holiday? A guide to destinations
As people in England get the green light to go abroad again, here's a look at what's in store for travellers. ... read more


Ukraine floods: Why climate change and logging are blamed
Three hundred towns and villages were hit by flooding, and climate change and logging are blamed. ... read more


Vladimir Putin: How he has changed Russia forever
Russians are voting on constitutional changes that would mean he could stay in office until 2036. ... read more


Cash, drugs and guns seized in huge international police operation
Hundreds of arrests have taken place after a secret chat application used by criminals was busted. ... read more


Coronavirus: Spain's Alhambra Palace reopens to visitors
After a three-month closure due to coronavirus, the monument in Granada has once again opened its doors. ... read more


Supreme Court rules 'faithless electors' can't go rogue at Electoral College
The decision is a win for election officials who warned of chaos if presidential electors could go against the will of voters in their states. ... read more


Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review
In his order on Monday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote that the closure must take place in the next 30 days. ... read more


Gyms are gross. Why COVID-19 proves it's time to walk away — for good.
Exercise is a great tool for transformation, but now the coronavirus compels us all to transform our vision of what exercise looks and feels like. ... read more


Trump attacks NASCAR and Bubba Wallace over Confederate flag banning, noose incident
Trump also wrongly claimed that NASCAR's ratings are suffering in light of its anti-racist stand. ... read more


Confederate monuments coming down in Virginia, but 2 prominent Lee statues remain
Memorials to Robert E. Lee in Richmond and Charlottesville are stuck in legal battles despite public protests and the governor's pledge. ... read more


'Psych' star Dulé Hill on Hollywood diversity and the legacy of 'The West Wing'
"In the midst of a time of pain, a time of struggle, a time of loss, a time of anger, we also need a time to laugh," the Emmy-nominated actor said of the new "Psych" movie. ... read more


Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels dies at 83
Known best for the Charlie Daniels Band hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," Daniels spanned genres that included gospel, Southern rock, bluegrass and country. ... read more


Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones
A group of fundraisers, political organizations and pollsters filed a lawsuit alleging the prohibition was unconstitutional. ... read more


Retired Air National Guard colonel apologizes for comments about Vanessa Guillen
Betsy Schoeller wrote: "Sexual harassment is the price of admission for women" in the military and "If you're gonna cry like a snowflake about it, you're gonna pay the price." ... read more


J.K. Rowling calls gender transitioning 'a new kind of conversion therapy'
The "Harry Potter" author is back in the spotlight after tweeting that young people are "being shunted towards hormones and surgery." ... read more


Eight feared killed after two planes collide over Idaho lake
Investigators do not believe there are other survivors in the crash. ... read more


8-year-old girl fatally shot near Rayshard Brooks' memorial site
"You shot and killed a baby," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. ... read more


How anti-Trump Republicans got into his head. Spoiler alert: It was easy.
With clever ads and searing social media attacks, the group has drawn notice. But what that means for the election is up in the air. ... read more


Exotic meats are a Chinese delicacy. But they're causing concern about another outbreak.
At least 200 species of wildlife, from snakes to civet cats to scorpions, are bred and traded in China, according to the Humane Society International. ... read more


Big crowds celebrated July Fourth as coronavirus cases spike across the country
In some parts of the country, revelers appeared to act as if there wasn't a pandemic. ... read more


College students are preparing to return to campus in the fall. Is it worth it?
“No matter which way you slice it, it’s just a lose-lose situation,” one student said. ... read more


Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies after battle with coronavirus
"I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere," his wife said. ... read more


Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91
The Italian composer created the coyote-howl theme for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” and soundtracks for gangster films like “The Untouchables.” ... read more


7 Best fire pits to shop in 2020
Shopping for a fit pit means sifting among lots of options: Wood or gas? Table? Portable? Here's how to find the best fire pit for you. ... read more


Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air
In a statement on Monday, the U.N. health agency said it was aware of the article and was reviewing it with technical experts. ... read more


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Supreme Court rules 'faithless electors' can't go rogue at Electoral College
The decision is a win for election officials who warned of chaos if presidential electors could go against the will of voters in their states. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394880/200706-dakota-access-pipeline-protest-se-1121a_b4ee50cae14001376a6d50ef6bc185a0.jpg
Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review
In his order on Monday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote that the closure must take place in the next 30 days. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_27/3391083/ss-200618-twip-14_a39f745d72b3e0d551d9bd5e763df815.jpg
Gyms are gross. Why COVID-19 proves it's time to walk away — for good.
Exercise is a great tool for transformation, but now the coronavirus compels us all to transform our vision of what exercise looks and feels like. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394864/200706-donald-trump-bubba-wallace-2up-2x1-jm-1039_671b6a228603114977f1d5788ba51545.jpg
Trump attacks NASCAR and Bubba Wallace over Confederate flag banning, noose incident
Trump also wrongly claimed that NASCAR's ratings are suffering in light of its anti-racist stand. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_27/3394586/200703-robert-e-lee-richmond-richmond-ew-151p_17ec8ba59d187b8419d36fa894b53567.jpg
Confederate monuments coming down in Virginia, but 2 prominent Lee statues remain
Memorials to Robert E. Lee in Richmond and Charlottesville are stuck in legal battles despite public protests and the governor's pledge. ... read more


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'Psych' star Dulé Hill on Hollywood diversity and the legacy of 'The West Wing'
"In the midst of a time of pain, a time of struggle, a time of loss, a time of anger, we also need a time to laugh," the Emmy-nominated actor said of the new "Psych" movie. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394895/200706-charlie-daniels-ew-1254p_21fdabcd9eb1925ef7fbe714b62cd790.jpg
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels dies at 83
Known best for the Charlie Daniels Band hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," Daniels spanned genres that included gospel, Southern rock, bluegrass and country. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394879/200706-cell-phone-new-york-cs-1115a_994f7ae96506f5f55c7022b8813db5bd.jpg
Supreme Court won't throw out ban on robocalls to cellphones
A group of fundraisers, political organizations and pollsters filed a lawsuit alleging the prohibition was unconstitutional. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394876/200706-betsy-schoeller-vanessa-guillen-2up-2x1-jm-1059_d05678feddfaff57c5c1e9bd639da9c6.jpg
Retired Air National Guard colonel apologizes for comments about Vanessa Guillen
Betsy Schoeller wrote: "Sexual harassment is the price of admission for women" in the military and "If you're gonna cry like a snowflake about it, you're gonna pay the price." ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394848/200706-jk-rowling-jm-0913_8c7876db3dafa27ef95e386ae112345a.jpg
J.K. Rowling calls gender transitioning 'a new kind of conversion therapy'
The "Harry Potter" author is back in the spotlight after tweeting that young people are "being shunted towards hormones and surgery." ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394806/200706-idaho-plabe-crash-mc-818_21840ffed5b5c7eae6c0f93d5f1ead74.JPG
Eight feared killed after two planes collide over Idaho lake
Investigators do not believe there are other survivors in the crash. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_25/3390639/200617-rayshard-brooks-mn-1055_2c0154ff830d76fc0386a1cd94a080d3.jpg
8-year-old girl fatally shot near Rayshard Brooks' memorial site
"You shot and killed a baby," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_27/3394037/200701-donald-trump-ew-247p_b51ec6121f735007957eee74bd99391a.jpg
How anti-Trump Republicans got into his head. Spoiler alert: It was easy.
With clever ads and searing social media attacks, the group has drawn notice. But what that means for the election is up in the air. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_27/3394529/200703-china-markets-mc-124123_d924b1ccce637118b9d46c7de786bd68.jpg
Exotic meats are a Chinese delicacy. But they're causing concern about another outbreak.
At least 200 species of wildlife, from snakes to civet cats to scorpions, are bred and traded in China, according to the Humane Society International. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394868/200706-coronavirus-coney-island-se-1030a_787b55a24dac162b3caed2ab13ce3a5f.jpg
Big crowds celebrated July Fourth as coronavirus cases spike across the country
In some parts of the country, revelers appeared to act as if there wasn't a pandemic. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_20/3344726/200511-university-of-michigan-moving-coronavirus-cs-826a_7b42c72105e988e7fd98c7016fb785b5.jpg
College students are preparing to return to campus in the fall. Is it worth it?
“No matter which way you slice it, it’s just a lose-lose situation,” one student said. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394818/200706-nick-cordero-cs-702a_d4c932779110da5c4f1be60aa835422f.jpg
Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies after battle with coronavirus
"I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere," his wife said. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394807/200706-ennio-morricone-mc-908_536b3993f7f04629216346b42f117154.jpg
Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91
The Italian composer created the coyote-howl theme for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” and soundtracks for gangster films like “The Untouchables.” ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_27/3393500/firepits-kr-2x1-tease-200629_45ea5b25061686b80bd7a0b950411386.jpg
7 Best fire pits to shop in 2020
Shopping for a fit pit means sifting among lots of options: Wood or gas? Table? Portable? Here's how to find the best fire pit for you. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_28/3394896/200706-london-pub-opening-ew-125p_99ac6879aedc16e10d284aaca4531685.jpg
Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air
In a statement on Monday, the U.N. health agency said it was aware of the article and was reviewing it with technical experts. ... read more


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