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Florida has recorded almost 10,000 new COVID-19 cases – a new record for the US state – as an increasing number of states count the human cost of trying to reopen their economies in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The mayor of Miami, Francis Suarez, says people must now wear masks.
Also in the programme: the opposition candidate in Malawi's presidential election is on course for a strong victory, a year after massive fraud denied him a win in the original vote; and record high temperatures in the Arctic Circle.
Photo: A couple embrace each other as they walk on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida. Young adults in Florida are fuelling fears of a dangerous rise in COVID-19 infections Credit: CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP
India's prime minister has defended his handling of the coronavirus crisis -- as the number of confirmed cases passes half a million..
Also in the programme: How a worsening of relations with Israel is affecting the health of Palestinians; and Ireland's new government brings together two old political foes.
(Photo: Maharashtra state in India - testing centre. Credit: Getty Images)
US Vice President, Mike Pence, gives a positive assessment of his country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. But more than 127 000 Americans are now dead from the coronavirus and governors in some states are reimposing restrictions on businesses.
Also in the programme: the mysterious case of the renowned Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, found guilty of embezzlement but given only a suspended jail sentence. And we hear from a Swiss tourist who was held hostage with his Brazilian partner for three months by left-wing FARC guerrillas in Colombia.
(Photo: An employee sweeps inside a closed bar in Austin, Texas, June 26, 2020. - Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered bars to be closed by noon on June 26 and for restaurants to be reduced to 50% occupancy. Coronavirus cases in Texas have spiked in recent weeks after being one of the first states to begin reopening. Credit: Sergio FLORES / AFP)
The White House says the increase in numbers is a result of more testing, with states such as Texas and Florida seeing the biggest rise in cases. Also: Iraqi security forces have raided the headquarters of an Iranian backed militia, and Australia and New Zealand will be the joint hosts of the next football Women's World Cup in 2023.
(Photo: A healthcare worker administers a coronavirus test to a patient in Tampa, Florida. Credit:Octavio Jones/Getty Images)
As countries across Europe ease their coronavirus restrictions, the World Health Organisation has warned about what it calls a "very significant resurgence of the disease" in 11 countries - we'll hear from the organisation's regional director for Europe.
Also on the programme: Russians start voting on a huge number of constitutional changes, which could see President Putin rule until 2036; and a month after George Floyd's death, what it means to be black in America now.
(Photo: Scientists at a laboratory analysing coronavirus swabs in Glasgow, Scotland, June 2020. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
Quarantine measures have come into force in three US states, targeting visitors from other parts of the country where infection rates are surging.
Also in the programme: Russians start voting on constitutional changes that could allow Vladimir Putin to run for another two presidential terms. And how police brutality persuaded three African American women in Minnesota to run for office.
(Photo: Traders wear masks as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange .Credit: Reuters)