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this is bbc news, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. new york's state governor declares a disaster emergency following a surge in gun violence in the state. it's so bad that when you look at the recent numbers, more people are dying of gun violence than of covid. gunfire the taliban claim they've taken control of more territory in afghanistan, as nato withdraws. the afghan security forces insist soldiers have not defected to the militants. by no means has anyone defected to the taliban. they may have abandoned their posts because they were no longer able to fight. but they have come back. people in england who've been fully
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vaccinated won't have to self—isolate after a close covid contact from 16 august. cheering joy for italy as they beat spain in a penalty shoot—out to reach the final of the euro 2020 football tournament. new york state's governor andrew cuomo has declared a disaster emergency following a surge in gun violence there. the move will enable the state to bolster its law enforcement presence in cities where shootings are on the increase. the announcement comes as new york and many other parts of the united states have seen a big rise in gun violence.
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governor cuomo explained his decision at a news conference. it's so bad that when you look at the recent numbers, more people are dying of gun violence than of covid. it is an emergency. and i want the people of the state to understand that. and i want them to respond to the emergency for the way it is. so today, first state in the nation is going to declare a disaster emergency on gun violence. that was the governor of new york, andrew cuomo, declaring that disaster following a surge in gun violence. i'm joined now by our correspondent david willis who is in washington. and he will be explaining the reasons behind that dramatic move that's been announced by the new
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york state governor, andrew cuomo, the announcement coming as in new york and many parts of the us have seen a big rise in gun violence. david, explain the governor's thinking? it david, explain the governor's thinkin: ? , ., david, explain the governor's thinkin? , ., _ thinking? it is a disaster emergency order, and what _ thinking? it is a disaster emergency order, and what it _ thinking? it is a disaster emergency order, and what it basically - thinking? it is a disaster emergency order, and what it basically does . thinking? it is a disaster emergency order, and what it basically does is | order, and what it basically does is pinpoints the areas where crime is at its worst and seeks to direct resources to those areas. no governor andrew cuomo has proposed an office of gun violence prevention, and he'll also create a department to track the illegal flow of firearms from other states into it new york state. and he's also planning to boostjob creation programmes for young people in order to keep them off the streets. new york saw 51 deaths from gun violence over the course of the 4th ofjuly holiday, and it is not alone ben, as
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far as gun violence is concerned in american cities. there's been a sharp rise in the last 13 or so months. is sharp rise in the last 13 or so months. , , ., ., ., �* , sharp rise in the last 13 or so months. , , . ., . �* , ~' , months. is this a move that's likely to be repeated _ months. is this a move that's likely to be repeated in _ months. is this a move that's likely to be repeated in other— months. is this a move that's likely to be repeated in other parts - months. is this a move that's likely to be repeated in other parts of- months. is this a move that's likely to be repeated in other parts of the united states? i to be repeated in other parts of the united states?— united states? i would think very much so. united states? i would think very much s0- for _ united states? i would think very much so. for example, _ united states? i would think very much so. for example, if- united states? i would think very much so. for example, if you - united states? i would think veryl much so. for example, if you look united states? i would think very - much so. for example, if you look at chicago, this last bank holiday weekend, wejust had chicago, this last bank holiday weekend, we just had the independence day holiday here, 100 shootings there including several half a dozen people, people as old as five and six, innocent bystanders hit in so—called drive—by shootings, for example. los angeles also another city that seen a sharp spike in gun violence over the last few months or so. as for what's caused this, ben, initially the pandemic saw a reduction in crime as people were cooped up at home, if you like. but then we had problems with unemployment, a lot of people were laid off, of course, and that is
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thought to have contributed to the rise in gun crime here, along with a proliferation of firearms and such things as the question over the legitimacy of police force here, if you like, in the wake of incidents such as that involving george floyd. so we've certainly seen some very, very scary statistics from some cities in recent months.- cities in recent months. david, thank you _ cities in recent months. david, thank you very _ cities in recent months. david, thank you very much. - the taliban say they've captured more than ten districts over the past 2a hours. the militants have been advancing rapidly, as nato troops withdraw. they now control about a third of the country. afghanistan's military has insisted today they will retake all districts that have fallen, and the country's national security adviser told the bbc afghan soldiers had not been defecting to the taliban. earlier, the us military said they've completed 90%
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of their withdrawal from the country. our correspondent secunder kermani reports. gunfire the taliban have been advancing rapidly across afghanistan. in some areas, under—resourced government forces have surrendered or fled. in others, the insurgents have faced stiff resistance. the group is now in control of around a third of all districts. but afghan officials are vowing to launch a counteroffensive. the afghan security forces, the afghan air force has reorganised itself so they may have abandoned their posts because they ran out of ammunition, they ran out of supplies, but by no means has anyone defected. bagram was america's largest base in afghanistan and is home to high—value prisoners. it has been handed over to afghan forces, as nearly all international troops have been withdrawn
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from the country. officials here claim they were not even warned when exactly the americans were leaving. us air strikes had been a key weapon in holding the taliban back. now they are largely stopping. afghan officials are still trying to sound positive. this is war — in a combat, everything is possible. nothing is stable. but the point, the main point, is the people or the government's goal is mentally they don't want taliban, physically they don't want taliban, from the religious type, they don't want the taliban. underlining the pressures on afghan forces, last night neighbouring tajikistan ordered thousands more troops to the border after hundreds of afghan soldiers fled across it in recent days.
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many fear, come september and the formal deadline for the withdrawal of remaining foreign forces, the taliban's military offensive will only grow even stronger. secunder kermani, bbc news. a well—known investigative journalist in the netherlands, peter r de vries, has been shot and seriously injured in an attack on a street in amsterdam. police said he's been taken to hospital in critical condition. de vries has covered numerous high—profile crime cases over the past 20 years. three people have been detained in connection with the shooting. the 64—year—old was shot at close range minutes after leaving a chat the british government has signalled a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in england despite admitting that covid cases could reach 100,000 a day this summer. the health secretary, sajid javid, said that from 16th august, people who are fully vaccinated won't have to self—isolate if they come into close contact with a person who has tested positive.
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the measure will also apply to under—18s even if they haven't had a jab. the opposition labour party questioned what the lifting of restrictions, amid rising cases, will mean for the most vulnerable. here's our health editor, hugh pym. getting pinged. the nhs covid app alerting people they have been in contact with someone who tested positive and telling them to self—isolate for up to ten days. that will come to an end in england in mid august for those who are double jabbed. whether elected by the app or test and trace officials, they will simply be asked to get tested. people we spoke to in slough said they had bad memories of self isolation. the office was only round the corner from my house and they wanted me to be in the office and stuff — and as a result, i couldn't be in the office. and it was a really bad time. i've had the experience of isolating as well, so it is very difficult. i would encourage everyone tojust have the vaccine, to be honest. i work on a contract at the moment helping people back to work that l i've lost theirjobs through covid.
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and the absolute devastation that it's caused, i think you shouldn't have to self—isolate any more. from mid—august, no one under 18 in england will have to self—isolate if they are in contact with an infected person. but they will be urged to take a test. secretary of state. the health secretary told mps it was part of the move towards more normal everyday life. step by step, jab byjab, we are replacing the temporary protection of the restrictions with the long—term protection of the vaccine. so we can restore the freedoms which we cherish and experiences that mean so much to us all. labour, though, questioned the government's overall strategy. yes, let's have freedom. but not a high—risk, free for all. keep masks for now. fix sick pay. and let's unlock in a safe and sustainable way. the latest numbers show nearly 29,000 daily reported cases and more than 400 patients admitted to hospital on monday.
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the government predicts 50,000 cases a day byjuly the 19th and then 100,000 a day possibly in august. one key member of a government advisory committee says predicting future hospital numbers is difficult, but he is not concerned at this stage. so there are risks to reopening injuly undoubtedly, and that has been highlighted and we certainly can expect high numbers of cases. but i am, let's say, moderately optimistic that we will keep hospitalisations and deaths at manageable, relatively low levels. there are risks, though. but with covid patient numbers set to rise further, there are fears that hospitals will come under renewed pressure and again have to postpone non—urgent operations. 0ur concern about even small increases in covid activity is that it will impact trusts efforts to tackle the backlog of care, manage the rising demand for mental health services,
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constrained by the decreased capacity due to social distancing and infection control. the governments in wales and northern ireland have yet to unveil their plans. scottish ministers say they are on track to lift remaining restrictions next month. hugh pym, bbc news. many parts of south east asia coped well when covid first hit, in spite of limited resources. more than a year—and—a—half into the pandemic and several lockdowns later, goodwill among the people is wearing thin. vaccination programmes have stalled and governments are struggling to find a way out of the crisis. in indonesia, the government has appealed for international help to secure supplies of oxygen, a day after recording its highest numbers of daily covid infections and deaths. 0ur south east asia correspondent jonathan head reports. as other businesses flounder, it's a sign of the dismal times we live in that this
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one is thriving. this coffin—maker says he's making three times as many these days after the new outbreak of the delta covid variant. indonesians may have thought last year was bad enough. this year, though, is much worse — covid deaths running at more than 500 a day. oxygen is in critically short supply. people have to fill up their own cylinders to ensure that hospitalised family members get it. this man says his best efforts were not enough. his sister died at this hospital on monday morning. here in thailand, these shuttered bars tell the story of how far the government was willing to sacrifice the all—important tourist industry to keep covid out —
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which last year, it did very successfully. this year, though, despite all of this economic pain, infections have searched so fast, they've overwhelmed the hospitals and completely outstripped the government's faltering vaccination programme. this hotel cleaner, now out of a job, was forced to camp out on the street after testing positive for covid, but unable to self—isolate in her cramped home. an ngo helping thai covid victims heard of her plight and eventually found a hospital that would take her. there is growing public anger here over the government's failure to order vaccines early enough and in sufficient qualities. after a well—publicized launch last month, vaccines have run out in many areas. ministers are also accused of failing to prioritise
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the elderly, of giving over optimistic predictions, and of not imposing tougher measures quickly enough to curb the new outbreaks. but after a year—and—a—half, many businesses here just can't survive more lockdowns. this restaurant owner is in despair after the government banned on—site dining last month with no warning. translation: the voice of little people like me never _ gets heard at the top. but if we close down, then what will i do? will i have to give up everything i've built and lay off all my staff? malaysia is well ahead of both of its neighbours in vaccinating its population. the government believes it can inoculate 80% of them by the end of the year. yet even here in a much wealthier society, that's a long stretch of continued lockdowns and travel
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restrictions to endure. without access to more vaccines, governments across this region have run out of answers to give their increasingly frustrated people. jonathan head, bbc news, bangkok. stay with us on bbc world news. still to come: more than a dozen nigerian schools considered vulnerable to attack are closed, following the kidnap of 140 students in the latest abduction. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup. they've pipped the favourite, south africa, by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated. celebration parties were cancelled.
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the man entered the palace l through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom, then _ he asked her for a cigarette — i and, on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, - summoned a footman on duty who took the man away. one child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. this is bbc news, the latest headlines... new york's governor declares a disaster emergency following a surge in gun violence in the state. the taliban say they've continued their rapid advance across afghanistan, seizing more than ten further districts in 2a hours.
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now to nigeria, where the abduction of children has become a regular occurrence. there have been two kidnappings involving children in less than 2a hours in the state of kaduna. 140 children from a baptist school — and the kidnap of nurses and babies from a hospital. local authority have now ordered the closure of 13 schools considered vulnerable to bandit attacks. 0ur nigeria correspondent mayenijones reports. intense sobbing unspeakable grief, these are scenes that have become all too common in nigeria. these parents are the latest victims of a kidnapping crisis that continues _ of a kidnapping crisis that continues to _ of a kidnapping crisis that continues to escalate. - of a kidnapping crisis that continues to escalate. gunmen attacked this baptist high school in southern kaduna just before 2am on monday. they gained access to the campus by breaching a back wall. as the news broke, parents headed to
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the news broke, parents headed to the school. we the news broke, parents headed to the school. ~ . the news broke, parents headed to the school-— the school. we have the nigerian airort the school. we have the nigerian airport that's _ the school. we have the nigerian airport that's supposed _ the school. we have the nigerian airport that's supposed to - the school. we have the nigerian airport that's supposed to guard l airport that's supposed to guard this wall! this has been going on, this wall! this has been going on, this has been going on, the government has failed us! we stand in one voice. _ government has failed us! we stand in one voice, we _ government has failed us! we stand in one voice, we condemn _ government has failed us! we stand in one voice, we condemn whatever| in one voice, we condemn whatever happened. — in one voice, we condemn whatever happened, and we will continue to protest _ happened, and we will continue to protest until our children are brought— protest until our children are brought back! just protest until our children are brought back!— protest until our children are brou:ht back! , ., , ., brought back! just hours earlier, another kidnapping _ brought back! just hours earlier, another kidnapping took - brought back! just hours earlier, another kidnapping took place i brought back! just hours earlier, another kidnapping took place in brought back! just hours earlier, - another kidnapping took place in the same state — this time in a hospital, where a one—year—old baby was amongst those abducted. thea;r was amongst those abducted. they entered some _ was amongst those abducted. they entered some of _ was amongst those abducted. they entered some of the _ was amongst those abducted. tie: entered some of the houses in was amongst those abducted. tierg entered some of the houses in the corridors and beat some people. like my sister here, they beat some people with her two children, and her daughter. five of them. 13 million children are already out of school in nigeria, and unicef says this latest wave of abductions will make things a lot worse — more than 1000 students have been taken from schools and universities across five
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northern nigerian state since december. nine of them have been killed, and more than 300 children are still missing. nigeria is in the midst of twin economic insecurity crises. the unemployment rate has more than quadrupled over the last five years, and the state is already stretched thin fighting boko haram in the northeast. nojob prospects have... if these issues are not tackled, then there may be no end in sight to this vicious cycle. mayenijones, bbc news, lagos. the line up for the women's semi—finals at the wimbledon tennis championships has been completed. angelique kerber, champion in 2018, is the only former winner though to the last four. rounding up all of tuesday's action from the all england club, here's chetan pathak.
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centre court and court number one were at full capacity for the first time on women's quarterfinals day as ash barty, the world number one and number one seed, made it through to the semifinals, beating fellow australian ajla tomljanovic in straight sets. barty�*s grown in confidence and belief throughout these championships, and now sets up a last four tie with angelique kerber, the only former wimbledon champion still in these championships. what a story it's been for kerber. between 2018, when she won the title here, and the start of these championships, she'd only won one title. that was in hamburg on grass last month. she's been looking absolutely fantastic, and she got past karolina muchova 6—2, 6—3. 0n the other side of the draw, aryna sabalenka's breakthrough moment continues, and that on grass. not many people were expecting her to get this far at wimbledon, but she's finally got past that mental hurdle in her head of only reaching the fourth round of the grand slam. into the semifinals she goes after ending 0ns jabeur�*s story. jabeur, the first north african woman, the first arab woman to get
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this far at these championships, saw her run ended in straight sets. she didn't have all the answers she needed to get past a hard—hitting sabalenka. and sabalenka will play karolina pliskova for a place in the final. pliskova easing through her quarterfinal in straight sets. in absolute style, as we've seen her play throughout these championships so far, she won 6—2, 6—2 against viktorija golubic. pliskova ensuring she's now reached the last four all of the grand slams, and those semifinals will be played on thursday. before that, it'll be men's quarterfinals day at wimbledon, with roger federer in action, and also the world number one, novak djokovic. italy have beaten spain in a penalty shoot—out to reach the final of the euro twenty—20
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football tournament. in a thrilling match at wembley, italy took the lead. this was the reaction in rome to the victory. this was the reaction in rome to the victo . . , this was the reaction in rome to the victo . ., , ., this was the reaction in rome to the victo . ._ ., , victory. italy will now play either ital or victory. italy will now play either italy or denmark— victory. italy will now play either italy or denmark in _ victory. italy will now play either italy or denmark in the - victory. italy will now play either italy or denmark in the final, - victory. italy will now play eitherl italy or denmark in the final, that match takes place on wednesday evening. let's speak to anna sochi, she's in milano. what did you think of the game? you must be very happy. it was unbelievable — game? you must be very happy. it was unbelievable. i— game? you must be very happy. it was unbelievable. ithink— game? you must be very happy. it was unbelievable. i think italy _ game? you must be very happy. it was unbelievable. i think italy really - unbelievable. i think italy really needs to have this emotion after a long drive period with covid. and it seems to be living a new era of italian football. it's amazing. were ou italian football. it's amazing. were you nervous. _ italian football. it's amazing. were you nervous, because _ italian football. it's amazing. were you nervous, because it— italian football. it's amazing. were you nervous, because it was - italian football. it's amazing. were you nervous, because it was 1-1, . you nervous, because it was 1—1, italy scored first, then spain
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equalised? were you nervous? yes. italy scored first, then spain equalised? were you nervous? yes, we were ve , equalised? were you nervous? yes, we were very. very — equalised? were you nervous? yes, we were very, very worried, _ equalised? were you nervous? yes, we were very, very worried, especially - were very, very worried, especially when at the end of the match when they started at 1—1 during the final goal —— still at. but the expectations were very high, and here we are. we expectations were very high, and here we are-— expectations were very high, and here we are. ~ ., , ., here we are. we are 'ust looking at some pictures h here we are. we are 'ust looking at some pictures of — here we are. we are just looking at some pictures of you _ here we are. we are just looking at some pictures of you and _ here we are. we are just looking at some pictures of you and other - some pictures of you and other people celebrating, watching very nervously. but when it went to penalties, what did you think? because penalties are already pretty scary for any football fan. yes. because penalties are already pretty scary for any football fan.— scary for any football fan. yes, we were so worried _ scary for any football fan. yes, we were so worried about _ scary for any football fan. yes, we were so worried about it, - scary for any football fan. yes, we were so worried about it, but - scary for any football fan. yes, we were so worried about it, but we | were so worried about it, but we just respected them. you can't imagine how many doubts there are on me right now. can you hear me? i can hear ou, me right now. can you hear me? i can hear you. and — me right now. can you hear me? i can hearyou. and i— me right now. can you hear me? i can hear you, and i can _ me right now. can you hear me? i can hear you, and i can hear _ me right now. can you hear me? i can hear you, and i can hear what sounds like a lot of people celebrating. aha, like a lot of people celebrating. lot, you can imagine a lot of people
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around me. do you want to see them? show us! i'll show you. this is around me, 0k? there's one more block over there, and other people staying over there, putting my camera out. look at that, look at that. peoplejust...— that. people 'ust... laughter. just one that. people 'ust... laughter. just rast— that. people just. .. laughter. just one last quick— that. people just. .. laughter. just one last quick question, i that. people just... laughter. . just one last quick question, anna, who would you rather have in the final, england or denmark? i think encland! final, england or denmark? i think england! and _ final, england or denmark? i think england! and do _ final, england or denmark? i think england! and do you _ final, england or denmark? ! think england! and do you think- final, england or denmark? i think england! and do you think you - final, england or denmark? i think. england! and do you think you could be england. — england! and do you think you could be england. or— england! and do you think you could be england, or do _ england! and do you think you could be england, or do you _ england! and do you think you could be england, or do you think - england! and do you think you could be england, or do you think italy - be england, or do you think italy could be england?— be england, or do you think italy i could be england?_ i'm could be england? yes, i think. i'm not so sure — could be england? yes, i think. i'm not so sure about _ could be england? yes, i think. i'm not so sure about that. _ could be england? yes, i think. i'm not so sure about that. anyway, . not so sure about that. anyway, anna, thanks so for being with us. you're welcome, thank you so much! enjoy your night of celebrations.
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you've been watching bbc news. we've seen get more rain across many parts of the country across the last 24 hours. the reason it's been so wet for so long is because of the position of the jet stream, that's the upper level winds, and as it dives into the south of the uk with that sort of pattern, you end up with low pressure sitting to the uk. around that, low pressure, we've seen these areas of cloud rotating, keeping wet weather going it overnight and into wednesday, as well. 0ver overnight and into wednesday, as well. over the next few days, we find some sunshine, but there is still the threat of some showers which could be heavy as well. certainly on tuesday there was lots of rain at wimbledon, it looks a lot drierfor of rain at wimbledon, it looks a lot drier for wednesday, can't rule out 1-2 drier for wednesday, can't rule out 1—2 showers, mind you, temperatures
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at 20-21 c. we 1—2 showers, mind you, temperatures at 20—21 c. we start the day cloudy and there may be some further rain about. as it brightened up, that will trigger more showers across england and wales, some of those could be heavy and thundering. may see a few showers breaking out across parts of scotland and northern ireland, a warmer day than it was on tuesday for the northeast of england, and for many parts of the country temperatures are higher on wednesday. a few showers in the london area, those will fade away during the evening, and it will probably be dry at wembley for kick off with the ideal temperatures for playing football. as we move into thursday, many places starting dry, some sunshine breaking through. again we will see some showers developing too. these will be a bit more hit and miss, it brightens up in eastern scotland... the rest looks quite cloudy, not quite as warm but with the sunshine in england and wales, it should feel warmer with light winds on thursday. we've got slightly higher pressure to end the week, the flight in the ointment is that the weather front
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here which will keep cloud across northern ireland, eventually increasing cloud across wales, bringing rain later in the day. some sunshine coming through, still the chance of showers, these most likely in eastern scotland in the eastern side of england. but many places on friday will have a dry day. those temperatures sitting at 22—23 c. now i don't think those numbers will change a great deal into the weekend. there is still going to be some sunshine around, but we have this threat of some showers and the greater risk of showers is likely to be on sunday.
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this is bbc news.
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the latest headlines: there's joy for italians, after their side beat spain in a penalty shoot—out to reach the final of the euro 2020 football tournament. italy will play the winner of wednesday's semifinal between england and denmark. the uk government has signalled a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in england. the health secretary, sajid javid, said people who're fully vaccinated will no longer have to self—isolate, after a close covid contact. new york's governor andrew cuomo has declared a disaster emergency following a surge in gun violence. it'll enable the state to bolster its law enforcement presence in cities where shootings are on the increase. the united states has confirmed that its military withdrawal from afghanistan is now more than 90% complete. the taliban says it has captured another ten districts from the afghan government.

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