Morning news brief: China urges US to stop 'demonising' Beijing as envoy visits and more

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Jul 26, 2021, 01:45 PM IST

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Good morning! Begin your day with WION's news brief

We bring you the biggest stories of the day so far. From China urging US to stop 'demonising' Beijing as envoy visits to Tunisian president ousting government in move critics call a coup, we have it all.

You can also read about death of a man accused of attempted assassination of Mali president while Chinese mainland reports 40 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. And also check out reports, such as "Former Samoa PM concedes election defeat, says report" and "COVID-19: Unvaccinated snow leopard at San Diego Zoo contracts coronavirus".

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On July 22, China's National Health Commission rejected the WHO plan for a second phase of the investigation. Later, the US had expressed disappointment with the decision and termed it "dangerous".


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Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita was targeted in an attempted stabbing attack after Eid al-Adha prayers at the Grand Mosque in the capital, Bamako.


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The Chinese mainland reported 40 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 39 in Jiangsu and one in Liaoning, the National Health Commission said.


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In a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that his opponents labelled a coup, Tunisia's president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday. They have called their own supporters to come onto the streets in protest. 


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The former prime minister of Samoa has finally conceded defeat in elections held in April, Radio New Zealand reported. Samoa descended into chaos after the then Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, refused to give way after losing a parliamentary election.


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The zoo said snow leopard Ramil isn't showing any other symptoms, but because he shares an enclosure with a female snow leopard and two Amur leopards, the crew believes they've been exposed.


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