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Al Jazeera 7 Apr 2020

UK foreign secretary steps in as PM Johnson remains in ICU

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson - one of the most high-profile coronavirus patients yet - remains in intensive care in London.
He was transferred to the ICU in a London hospital after his symptoms got worse on Monday night.
With the prime minister out of action, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is stepping in to lead the government in the interim.
Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports.


Dominic Raab suggested that taking a knee - a gesture in support of the Black Lives Matter movement - had originated in the HBO television series, and was a symbol of subordination.
In the midst of a global pandemic with the presidential election just months away, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law that enabled millions of Americans to get insurance coverage and that remains in effect despite the pending legal challenge.
The flooding of the Brahmaputra river continued to ravage northeastern India's Assam state, displacing more than 2 million people, Tuesday, July 14.

Authorities confirmed 77 deaths since the beginning of the floods late last month.

The river burst its banks in Assam late last month, inundating the majority of the state's districts.

Heavy rains and flooding also triggered mudslides in the area. (AP)
The Prime Minister has said that the UK will grant 2.6 million Hong Kong residents the right to live and work here if Beijing's crackdown continues.

Sky's Foreign Affairs Editor Deborah Haynes spoke to the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

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