The Democratic contender for the U.S presidency Joe Biden has said Donald Trump knowingly and willingly lied to the American people about the threat posed by coronavirus. The accusation follows the publication of excerpts from a new book by the journalist Bob Woodward. The President told Mr. Woodward how deadly Covid-19 was, but insisted he wanted to play down the risk because he didn't want to create panic.
A former US intelligence official has filed a whistleblower complaint alleging that he was told by Trump administration to stop reporting on the threat posed by Russia to this November's presidential election. The former acting Homeland Security under Secretary Brian Murphy said he was told that the instruction to do so came from the White House national security advisor.
A new fire has erupted on the Greek island of Lesbos destroying what was left of the Moria migrant camp, which was devastated in an earlier blaze on Wednesday. Live pictures showed tents being engulfed in flames in the latest fire.
The governor of the U.S state of Oregon Kate Brown has said that wildfires have ravaged at least four towns and could bring about the greatest loss in human lives and property in the state's history. Thousands of more people in northern California are on standby for a possible fire evacuation.
Hundreds of Mexican farmers and peasants have seized control of La Boquilla Dam in the north, after violent clashes with members of the national guard. The authorities have decided to diverge water toward the United States.
And lawyers for a group of French Gypsies have filed for compensation for the caravans and fairground rights seized by French police under Nazi German occupation in the Second World War. They told France's top administrative court that some 6,000 Gypsies interned during the war, while left out of the compensation settlement that France decreed 21 years ago.
And that's the latest BBC news.
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