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U.S. Navy battles for second day to save burning warship in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Hundreds of firefighters battled through a second day from the air, land and water on Monday to save a U.S. war vessel swept by flames while moored at a San Diego shipyard, as the number of sailors and civilians injured in the blaze rose to nearly 60. A U.S. Navy helicopter continues fighting a fire on the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego, in San Diego, California, U.S. July 13, 2020. ... Full story

Opinion Democrats should demand answers.

A young man protesting police brutality in Oregon was shot in the head and severely injured over the weekend by federal law enforcement employing “less-than-lethal” munitions — prompting a new round of calls from Democrats for more accountability into the federal use of force in response to protests. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. But these events also remind us that a broader question remains unanswered: Why does President Trump keep ... Full story

Record floods raise questions about China's Three Gorges Dam

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As China counts the costs of its most punishing flood season in more than three decades, the role played by the massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam - designed to help tame the Yangtze river - has come under fresh scrutiny. FILE PHOTO: A view from the Three Gorges dam over the Yangtze River in Yichang, Hubei province August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo. Amid some of the heaviest rainfall on record, the ... Full story

UK economy shrinks by one-fifth under lockdown

The UK's economy shrank by 19.1% in the three months to May, as the full impact of lockdown was felt, the Office for National Statistics has said. The economy actually grew by 1.8% in May, but this was not enough to make up for the fall of 6.9% in March and the record 20.4% decline in April. Manufacturing and house building showed signs of recovery in May as some businesses saw staff return to work. Despite this, most of the economy was "in the ... Full story

Stormy sea foam attracts, drenches onlookers on Cape Town promenade

A woman takes pictures as spray is thrown up by huge swells as a cold front moves in over Cape Town, South Africa July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings. CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Gale-force winds and heavy ocean swells in South Africa’s Cape Town halted traffic on Monday with curious onlookers and cars drenched by sea spray foam, witnesses said. The cappuccino-coloured foam from the icy Atlantic was flung far onto the Sea Point promenade and main ... Full story

Too little too late: The story of how Florida shattered the country's single-day COVID record

Florida shattered the nation's record for new daily coronavirus cases this week, logging 15,000 new COVID-19 infections in a single day. The record easily surpassed New York, which on its worst day in April recorded 12,000 new COVID cases. More than 282,400 people in Florida have been infected with the coronavirus as of July 13 and at least 4,277 people have died, according to the latest figures from the state health department . MORE: ... Full story

China June exports unexpectedly rise as economies reopen, imports up

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s exports unexpectedly rose in June as overseas economies reopened after lockdowns, while imports grew for the first time this year, reinforcing views the recovery from the pandemic is gaining traction in the world’s second-largest economy. FILE PHOTO: Cranes and containers are seen at the Yantian port in Shenzhen, following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Guangdong province, China May 17, 2020. ... Full story

Dollar slightly higher as geopolitics and virus unsettle the mood

TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar was marginally higher in narrow ranges against most currencies on Tuesday as renewed concerns about diplomatic tension between the United States and China and rising coronavirus cases put a dent in risk appetite. FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Dollar banknote is seen in this illustration taken May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration. The euro held onto gains against the greenback and the pound as investors await data on ... Full story

China coronavirus cases ease on July 13, no new ones in Beijing

A man wearing a face mask walks near a screen showing a public health announcement reminding people to wear masks in public at a shopping area in Sanlitun after an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China July 13, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter. SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported on Tuesday five new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 13, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the ... Full story

Japan traces new coronavirus outbreak linked to Tokyo theatre

FILE PHOTO: People enjoy drinks and dinner following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the partially reopened Japanese drinking bars alley, on the first day after the Japanese government lifted the state of emergency at Shinjuku district in Tokyo, Japan May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo. TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo health officials appealed on Tuesday for more than 800 theatregoers to get tested for the novel coronavirus ... Full story