Top 10 world news today: Trump backtracks on Kaepernick, China denies involvement in US elections and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 18, 2020, 05:50 PM(IST)

Footballers and teams take a knee during the match support anti-racism campaign! Photograph:( AFP )

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Here are the top 10 news that dominated the world arena.

In pics: Eight of the most stunning claims made by Trump’s former NSA

Bolton's book on Trump's secrets

Donald Trump’s former national security advisor John Bolton has authored a book titled, 'The Room Where It Happened', whose production is apparently being blocked by the White House. However, the book has been released to the New York Times and Washington Post a week before its official release.

Black Lives Matter: English Premier League players take knee in solidarity

Players and coaches from all four sides including  Aston Villa and Sheffield United who clashed on Wednesday took a knee for nearly 10 seconds.

China finds heavy coronavirus traces in seafood, meat sections of Beijing food market

A preliminary report comes as Beijing tackles a resurgence of COVID-19 cases over the past week linked to the massive Xinfadi food centre, which houses warehouses and trading halls in an area the size of nearly 160 soccer pitches.

Beijing's coronavirus outbreak under control, Chinese expert says

Going by recent case numbers, June 13 -- with 31 cases in 24 hours -- was the peak of the current outbreak.

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits 705 km north-east of Opotiki, New Zealand

The government agency GNS Science is still evaluating the tsunami threat from the quake.

Oxford college wants to remove statue of colonialist Rhodes after #RhodesMustFall spreads

"Rhodes must fall" has been a popular slogan for the past few years now, as he is believed to have expressed racist beliefs and implemented racial segregation measures that started 'apartheid'.

Donald Trump takes U-turn, says Colin Kaepernick 'absolutely' deserves a shot in NFL

Looks like Donald Trump has had a change of hearts as president of the USA said he is “absolutely” in favour of giving Colin Kaepernick another chance in the NFL.

China has no intention to interfere in US election

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made these remarks when he was asked about Bolton's claims, excerpts of which were leaked earlier.

White House model predicts 200,000 coronavirus deaths in US

In Texas, there were 2,793 patients hospitalized with the virus. Arizona reported 1,827 new coronavirus cases taking the total number of cases to 40,924.

UK changes stand, to now use Google-Apple model for coronavirus tracing app

The head of the UK's programme said last month a centralised app of the kind Britain had been developing can potentially give more insight into outbreaks of COVID-19, but offers less privacy than decentralised rivals.

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