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14
JUL
10am

UK bans Huawei 5G equipment after December

The move represents a major U-turn on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s previous decision to allow Huawei to play a part in the UK’s 5G infrastructure. Also: hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong turn out to vote in unofficial primary elections, and some of America’s wealthiest people have asked to pay more taxes.

(Photo: Huawei headquarters in Reading, England Credit: Reuters/Matthew Childs)
12
JUL
9am

Mali's president dissolves constitutional court amid unrest

The president of Mali, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, has offered further concessions to a growing opposition movement. He announced the dissolution of the constitutional court in an attempt to calm unrest. Protesters have been calling for the president to resign over his handling of Mali's long-running jihadist conflict, an economic crisis and disputed elections.

Also in the programme: President Trump has for the first time been seen wearing a face mask in public; and is Russia experiencing a flurry of spy mania?

(Image: Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Credit: Ludovic Marin /Pool via Reuters)
11
JUL
5pm

Bosnia marks 25 years since massacre

Nine recently-identified victims of the massacre at Srebrenica have been buried during a ceremony in Bosnia marking 25 years since it took place.

Also in the programme: After large protests in Bamako, Mali’s Prime Minister, Boubou Cissé, has offered to hold talks with opposition forces; and the World Council of Churches has called on Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse his decision to turn the celebrated Hagia Sophia museum back into a mosque.

(Photo: Bosnian Muslim women wearing face masks mourn in front of the casket of a newly identified victim during a burial ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Credit: Getty Images)
10
JUL
5pm

Hagia Sophia: Turkey turns iconic Istanbul museum into mosque

There have been strong reactions both inside Turkey and internationally over the decision by President Erdogan to turn one of the world's most famous buildings, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, back into a mosque.

Also in the programme: Serbia's prime minister speaks to us about the decision to abandon a weekend coronavirus curfew in Belgrade, and a controversial new flood barrier for Venice.

(Picture: supporters of Erdogan pray as they celebrate Turkey's decision that the 1,500 year old Unesco World Heritage site Hagia Sophia can be converted into a mosque. Credit: EPA/Erdem Sahin)
05
JUL
5pm

Scientists claim that coronavirus is airborne

In an open letter due to be published this week, a group of scientists call for greater acknowledgement of the role of the airborne spread of Covid-19. Nobel Laureate Mario Molina, who endorses the letter, told Newshour that he believes that aerosols play a significant role in the transmission of the virus.

Also in the programme: Who’s behind the growing list of Chechen dissident killings? And we report on US race relations during the legacy of the Obama era.

(Photo: Man with mask in Barcelona. Credit: European Photopress Agency)
04
JUL
5pm

Coronavirus clouds US Independence Day events

In his Independence Day message to Americans, President Trump has claimed that the US is on its way to a 'tremendous victory' over Covid-19, despite all evidence suggesting otherwise.

Also in the programme: Books by Hong Kong democracy advocates are disappearing from libraries after Beijing imposes a new national security law; and leading expert of Afghanistan Barney Rubin on whether the Taliban are really committed to peace.

(Photo: US flag. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
04
JUL
9am

England eases lockdown

England has taken another significant step out of its coronavirus lockdown as pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen.

Also in the programme: How Covid-19 could have been avoided and how the Jewish community in Moscow is dealing with the pandemic (Photo: a group of friends give a toast in a pub with their drinks. Credit: PA Media)
03
JUL
5pm

Record Covid-19 cases in Florida

Miami-Dade County in Florida is imposing a curfew to stop a surge in coronavirus. Florida is among a number of Southern and Western states that have seen a sharp rise in positive cases of Covid-19.

Also on the programme: Hong Kong's democracy activist Nathan Law explains why he fled the territory; and France returns the remains of twenty four Algerians who died fighting the colonial occupation.

Picture: A health worker distributes bags with masks, sanitisers, and gloves to residence of the Miami-Dade County in Florida. Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images.
03
JUL
10am

Jamal Khashoggi murder trial opens

Twenty Saudi nationals are being tried in absentia by a Turkish court, over the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.

Also in the programme: An explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility is claimed by an unknown group calling themselves 'Cheetahs of the Homeland'; and how coronavirus outbreaks could be detected early in sewage.

Photo: A candlelit vigil is held for journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Credit: Reuters
02
JUL
10am

Coronavirus cases soar in the United States

As the US registers 50,000 new virus cases in a single day, we hear from the country's leading disease control expert, Anthony Fauci, and look at the psychology of facemasks.

Also in the programme: Turkey struggles with the future of one of the world's great religious buildings, Hagia Sofia; the perils of jade mining in Myanmar; and we ask how many residents might leave Hong Kong as China tightens its control.

(Picture: New York Public Library lion statues wear masks in COVID-19 awareness campaign. Credit: EPA/PETER FOLEY)

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