BBC News with Julie Candler. The funeral has taken place in Britain of Queen Elizabeth’s husband the Duke of Edinburgh after minute silence across the UK. Queen Elizabeth and other senior members of the British Royal family were among only 30 people allowed in St. George’s Chapel because of the coronavirus restrictions. But more than 700 military personnel took part outside. Military bands played music, some of which were requested by the Duke himself.
The number of coronavirus death around the world has risen above 3 million. Figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University showed that the United States has suffered the highest number of fatalities, followed by Brazil, Mexico, and India.
Doctors for the imprisoned Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny have warned that blood test result showed he’s at risk of kidney failure and subsequent heart failure. Mr. Navalny has been on hunger strike for 18 days in protest of not being allowed to be treated by his own doctors.
Russia has expelled a Ukrainian diplomat after accusing him of spying, prompting a similar expulsion from Ukraine. A Russian statement said the intelligence services had discovered Alexander Sosonyuk received classified information. Mr. Sosonyuk was given 72 hours to leave. Ukraine has expelled a Russian diplomat in response.
Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan has said western governments should treat people who insult the Prophet Muhammad in the same way they do holocaust denials. Mr. Khan said Muslims couldn’t tolerate disrespect towards the Prophet and those indulge and hate under the guise of free speech should apologize.
The internationally known choreographer Liam Scarlett has died at the age of 35. On Friday the royal Danish theater announced it was cancelling a planned production of a ballet for which he was a guest choreographer. It said there has been recent allegation of an unacceptable behavior.BBC news.