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News24’s breaking news wire service brings you the latest South African, African and international news reports and press updates from newsrooms across the country. | Covid-19 wrap: UK PM urges global effort, Iran infections surge, France cancels Bastille Day parade

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a 'new era of global health co-operation' as he prepared to host a vaccine fundraising summit under the shadow of coronavirus. | 39 wounded in knife attack at Chinese primary school

A knife-wielding attacker has wounded 37 students and two adults at a primary school in southern China, officials have said, with local media identifying a security guard as the perpetrator. | Japanese student arrested after two family members killed with crossbow - report

A Japanese student has allegedly killed two members of his family with a crossbow and injured at least two others before being arrested, according to local media. | German police identify 'murder' suspect in Madeleine McCann case

Police revealed Wednesday they have identified a new suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in 2007, saying the 43-year-old German man with a history of child sex abuse may have killed her. | Covid-19 wrap: US deaths increase, alcoholism surges in Germany and record tolls in Mexico, Brazil

The United States has recorded 919 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 107 099, according to the latest real-time tally reported by Johns Hopkins University. | George Floyd protests: Barack Obama voices support for young US protesters

Former US president Barack Obama has applauded the 'profound' protests by Americans demanding racial justice and said demonstrations over last week's killing of a black man in police custody could spark nationwide reforms. | 'It's not enough' - Protesters welcome new charges in George Floyd killing but remain in streets

US protesters have welcomed new charges brought against Minneapolis officers in the killing of African American man George Floyd – but thousands still marched in cities across the country for a ninth straight night, chanting against racism and police brutality. | NOT FAKE | Yes, monkeys in India stole Covid-19 blood samples from lab assistant

One of the monkeys was later seen in a tree "chewing one of the sample collections kits", which meant blood samples from the three patients had to be taken again. | Aboriginal teens were illegally tear gassed in Australian juvenile jail, court rules

Aboriginal teenagers were illegally tear gassed in an Australian juvenile jail, a court has ruled amid renewed public condemnation over police abuse of indigenous citizens in custody. | George Floyd killing: Cop to face harsher charges, 3 others to be arrested - report

The police officer who has been arrested for the murder of George Floyd is set to face a harsher charge, with prosecutors saying the three other officers involved in the incident are set to be charged. | Cyclone Nisarga: 2 die, but Mumbai escapes largely unscathed

Two people were reported dead, but Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of Cyclone Nisarga, the first severe storm to threaten India's financial capital in more than 70 years. | 20 000 tons of diesel spills into Siberian River, Putin declares state of emergency

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a state of emergency and criticised a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel after a diesel spill into a Siberian river. | Pregnant elephant dies in India after eating explosive fruit trap

A pregnant elephant was killed in India after eating fruit stuffed with explosives, sparking outrage over the use of such traps to protect crops and homes. | Five killed in Indian pesticide factory blast

At least five people were killed and 46 others suffered severe burn injures in a blast at a pesticides factory in western India, authorities said. | Covid-19 wrap: Over 380 000 global deaths, Asian nations accused of censorship and more US job losses

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 380 428 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP. | Covid-19 wrap: Global vaccine group urges solidarity, Sweden admits failures, Austria opens borders

The head of the global vaccine alliance has warned 'nobody is safe unless everybody is safe' from the new coronavirus, urging international solidarity ahead of a fundraising summit as the pandemic threatens to trigger a resurgence of preventable diseases. | Mark Zuckerberg backs Facebook hands-off policy on Trump posts despite anger, dissent - reports

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has defended his decision not to interfere with posts by US President Donald Trump, US media has reported, after the social media giant's hands-off policy sparked outrage and prompted some employees to quit. | Covid-19 wrap: US records 1 081 more deaths, Brazil death toll tops 30 000 and Italy reopens borders

The novel coronavirus has killed another 1 081 people in the United States in 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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