More than 600,000 Hong Kongers turned out over the weekend to choose candidates for upcoming legislative elections. The unofficial vote was meant to overcome fractures in the opposition movement that have diluted their impact in previous elections and prevented them from winning a majority.
California is one of many USA states, including Texas, Florida, South Carolina, that have experienced surging cases in recent weeks. In the last week, the state's seven-day average of positive coronavirus tests rose from 7,876 on July 6 to 8,211 on Monday.
Police , not shopkeepers, are expected to ensure face masks are worn in shops and supermarkets. People could now be fined for not wearing a mask. A survey by the EADT found Suffolk residents were in favour of making wearing coverings in shops compulsory, with 59% of respondents in a poll saying they would support the move.
Since Friday's landmark decision to return Hagia Sophia into a mosque, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed the mosque will be open for prayers starting on Friday 24 July but will continue to be accessible for all visitors. Bishop Hilarion, who heads the Russian Orthodox Church's department for external church relations, described it as "a blow to global Christianity".
That resulted in military personnel mistaking the departing airliner for what they assumed to be a hostile military aircraft or missile heading towards Tehran. "It raises more questions and more questions", Mr. Esmaeilion said. The report also noted that the first of the two missiles launched at the aircraft was sacked by a defence unit operator who had acted "without receiving any response from the Coordination Center" on which he depended.
And where there are little flare-ups or hot spots, that can be dealt with on a school-by-school or a case-by-case basis. DeVos pointed to children being a low-risk demographic and said: "There is nothing in the data that would suggest that it is unsafe to them and it's more for a matter of their health and well-being they be back in school".