Good morning. It’s Monday, July 4, 2022 and here’s a roundup of the latest news.
Anthony Albanese visits Ukraine
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, visited the devastated cities near Kyiv.
“Today in Bucha I saw clear evidence of a war crime. People must be held accountable for their actions,” Mr. Albanese said.
Mr. Albanese’s visit is a trip home from Paris.
Thousands evacuated due to flooding in New South Wales
Areas stretching from Newcastle to the South Coast to Oberon inland are at risk, but the Hawkesbury-Neping area in western Sydney is particularly prone to flooding.
Local residents rescue furniture from a flood-threatened home in Camden, southwest Sydney, Sunday, July 3, 2022. (AAP Image / Mick Tsikas) Source: A MONKEY / MICK TIKAS / AAPIMAGE
A flood warning has been issued for parts of the Emu Plain in Western Sydney, and residents in affected areas have been urged to evacuate.
“Please be empathetic and make the right decisions on behalf of yourself and your loved ones so as not to put your life or the lives of your loved ones and the lives of our emergency services volunteers at risk,” Ms Cook said.
The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Australia exceeded 10,000 people
This is compared to 2021, when about 1,300 people died.
“That would put COVID-19 in second or third place on the list of causes of death. This now puts COVID second only to coronary heart disease.”
The combination of successive Omicron sub-variants and the near-total absence of restrictions maintain a high infection rate.
Danish police arrest suspect in shooting
View of police holding a man under arrest at the Filda shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, July 3, 2022. (Klaus Bech/Ritzau Scanpix via AP) Credit: Klaus Bech / AP
The suspected shooter is a 22-year-old Dane who was detained near the Fields shopping center – one of the largest in Scandinavia – on the southern outskirts of the capital.
Police in Copenhagen say it is not yet ruled out that the attack could be called terrorism, but the investigation is ongoing.
Floods continue to devastate Bangladesh and India
Arvind Kumar Tivaris of the Central Police Reserve says even emergency personnel are not safe.
People walk down a swampy street after heavy monsoon rain in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India on July 1, 2022. Source: ABACUS / ABACA / Pennsylvania
“For two or three days it rained continuously, and last night it rained heavily, which led to severe waterlogging.
In neighboring Bangladesh, more than 100 people have died in the floods and another seven million have been left homeless.