BBC News. I'm John Shea. Belarus is stripping accreditation from a large number of journalists who have been reporting for western media on the mass post election protest. They include local and Russian journalist. Steve Rosenberg is in Moscow. In Minsk, the Foreign Ministry informed at least 10 Belarussian and 2 Russian journalists working for foreign media outlets that their press accreditation had been annulled. Among those affected, are two BBC reporters. The ministry cited a decision by the Belorussian Information Security Commission. The move seems designed to interfere in media coverage of events here. President Lukashenko has been under sustained pressure from street protests and strikes. Protesters have been accusing him of rigging the recent presidential election and of ordering the brutal post election police crackdown on his opponents.
Swedish police have arrested up to 20 people after riots in the southern city of Malmo. The unrest was sparked off by suspected far-right activists burning a copy of the Koran. Rister Perker reports. The Koran burning was meant to be carried out by the Danish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan. But he was denied entry to Sweden after similar provocations in Denmark. His Swedish supporters went on regardless burning a copy of the book in the mainly immigrant suburb of Rosengard. This predictably led to large scale unrest. Dozens of young men poured onto the streets. Cars were burned, and police officers, firefighters and ambulance crews pelted with stones. The unrest ended early in the morning, but the atmosphere is still tense.
Hundreds of people are marching through Berlin to protest against Germany's coronavirus restrictions. There have already been confrontations with the police, and at least one person has been arrested. The authorities tried to stop the demonstration, saying the organizers could not guarantee that social distancing and other safety measures would be followed. But a court overturned the ban.
Chadwick Boseman, the African American actor famous for playing Black Panther in the Marvel superheroes movies, has died aged 43 after a long battle with colon cancer. He's been lauded for the role he played in the fight for the wider representation of black artists in Hollywood. More details from David Willis in Los Angeles. It's emerged that many of the key roles that he ended up playing that defined his career were carried out while he was undergoing chemotherapy and various surgeries to deal with that cancer. He signed a 5-picture deal with Marvel to play the black panther, and that's the role for which you will predominantly be remembered. But there were other roles as well. The baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, who played in the film 42, and also James Brown, the soul legend who he played in the film, Get on Up. This is the latest world news from the BBC.