BBC news 2019-07-07

BBC News with Debbie Russ.

Emergency officials in southern California are warning more potential dangerous aftershocks following the biggest earthquake in the U.S state for 20 years. The 7.1 magnitude quake caused significant damage although major cities were not significantly affected.

State media in North Korea has been giving their account of why a Australian citizen was detained for more than a week, alleging he has been a spy. Alek Sigley disappeared without explanation before Pyongyang released him on Thursday.

The U.N envoy leading bi-laterial peace talks with the Afghan Taliban Zalmay Khalilzad , says the current round of neogitations have been the most productive yet. A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban also said the talks were progressive well. The dialogue is expected to resume on Tuesday.

Kenya’s police chief says thousands of gun owners who failed to compile with new rules will be regarded as arm’s and dangerous criminal. The inspect general of police said operation would apprehend more than 4000 people.

A migtant rescue ship has docked at the Italy island of Lampedusa, defying an order from the far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini to stay away . The 41 migrants onboard the vessel run by the Italian charity Mediterrane are not being allowed to disembark.

Firefighters in Florida say a gas explosion has destroyed part of a shopping center near Fort Lauderdale in Florida . Officials in the U.S say multiple people have been injured in the blast in the plantation area.

Sweden has beaten England 2:1 to take 3rd place at the women’s football cup. The reigning champion, the United States will play the Netherlands in the final in France on Sunday.

And in Cricket, the Indian batsman Rohit Sharma’s has become to first play to hit 5 centuries in a single world cup tournament. Rohit Sharma’s latest hundred came in the India’s victory over Sri Lanka at Headingley.

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