News Headlines from the BBC Global News Podcast - COVID-19 in the US, the 'Me Too' movement in Egypt, United Arab Emirates mission to Mars.
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This is the Global News podcast from the BBC World Service. I'm Alex Redson, and in the early hours of Monday the 20th of July, these are our main stories.
We begin in the United States, where the number of deaths from COVID-19 has passed 140 000, almost a quarter of the total worldwide. Meanwhile, President Trump has said his country is the envy of the world when it comes to testing for the coronavirus.
He was responding to questions in an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, and he dismissed the figures from Johns Hopkins University, which has been monitoring death rates worldwide.
When you talk about mortality rates, I think it's the opposite. I think we have one of the lowest mortality rates in the world.
That’s not true sir.
Well, we are going to take a look.
We had 900 deaths on a single day this week.
We will take a look.
Also in this podcast. It's about time. Finally finally finally, the feminist revolution in Egypt has begun. How a high profile case of sexual violence in Egypt has sparked a “Me Too” movement.
And the United Arab Emirates launches its first ever mission to Mars.