Hello. I'm Chris Barrow with the BBC news.
President Trump has made an unscheduled appearance at the opening day of the Republican National Convention to claim that the Democrats are working to steal the US elections in November. Shortly after the party backed his bid for a second term, Mr. Trump came on stage and spoke for about an hour. He warned without giving evidence that Democrats plans to rig the contest through fraudulent use of postal voting. Our North America correspondent is Jane O'Brien.
His plan is more of the same, which is deregulation, bringing back the economy, bringing back jobs. Republicans like his agenda by and large. His bigger problem is they don't like his character, his personality. But they will be looking at his track record, and people I speak to here say he has delivered. He started to build his wall. The economy came back. Of course, that was before the pandemic. And they say that is the reason they can vote for him for another four more years.
An overnight curfew is coming into effect in the US city of Kenosha in Wisconsin, following violent protests on Sunday sparked by the police shooting of a black man. Jacob Blake is in a stable condition in hospital after being shot a number of times in the back. Wisconsin's governor Tony Evers has deployed the National Guard. He's accused police of using excessive force. Aleem Maqbool is in Kenosha.
According to lieutenant governor, he was shot seven times in the back by an officer in front of his children. Now, police have yet to offer an explanation about what happened, but a lot of people have already made their minds up. That's on the basis of the evidence they've seen in the disturbing video footage that was taken of the incident.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Russia to carry out a full investigation after doctors in Berlin confirmed that the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was poisoned. Mrs. Merkel said those behind the poisoning must be held accountable.
The BBC has announced that the last night of the Proms, the climax of one of the world's biggest classical music festivals will include Land of Hope and Glory and Rule, Britannia!. But the words of the songs won't be sung and there'll be no audience because of the pandemic. Reports had suggested they might be dropped altogether because of their references to Britain's colonial past. Our arts correspondent David Sillito reports.
The last night of the Proms will still have Jerusalem and new orchestral versions of Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory. However, there will be no live audience in the Royal Albert Hall to sing along, and the number of musicians and singers will be reduced and dispersed around the hall because of social distancing. The rumors that the tunes were being dropped for political reasons because of concerns about lyrics extolling Britain's imperial past has led to a heated debate. But it's understood the full sing-along versions with lyrics will return once the coronavirus restrictions come to an end.
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