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Jul 05, 2020

Airstrikes hit Libya base held by Turkey-backed forces
Libyan officials in the capital of Tripoli say overnight airstrikes hit a key military base on the city's outskirts that was recently retaken by Turkey-backed forces

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Jul 05, 2020

Elegant but unproven, RNA experiments leap to the front in coronavirus vaccine race. Will they work?
The potential vaccine pathways all come from the genetic sequence shared by Chinese labs after the initial outbreak.

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Jul 05, 2020

Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis
For the first time ever, Lebanon is hosting its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience

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Jul 05, 2020

Indians keep their distance in mass tree planting campaign
More than 2 million people have gathered in northern India while trying to practice social distancing to plant 250 million trees as part of a government plan to tackle climate change

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Jul 05, 2020

Dominican Republic chooses leader amid rising COVID-19 cases
The Dominican Republic is holding presidential elections that had already been delayed by the pandemic, even as the count of new infections continues to rise

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Jul 05, 2020

The 17-member family that lived together, ate together and got coronavirus together
Four generations of an Indian family — from 3 months to 90 years old — battled the pandemic.

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Jul 05, 2020

Sudan protesters remain camped in Darfur, seeking security
Sudan's state media says a government delegation has arrived in Central Darfur province for talks with hundreds of protesters camped outside a government building

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Jul 05, 2020

Iran mandates masks as public shrugs off resurgent virus
Iran has instituted mandatory mask-wearing as fears mount over newly spiking reported deaths from the coronavirus, even as its public increasingly shrugs off the danger

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Jul 05, 2020

Ethiopian police patrol Oromia area and capital after unrest
Ethiopian police were patrolling the country's troubled Oromia region and the capital, Addis Ababa following a week of unrest in which 166 people were killed and more than 2,000 arrested, after a popular singer was shot dead

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Jul 05, 2020

Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures child
The Iraqi military says a rocket aimed at Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child

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Jul 05, 2020

UAE orders government shakeup as virus erodes economic gains
The United Arab Emirates has announced a wide-ranging government shakeup

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Jul 05, 2020

Countries prepare to take in Hong Kong refugees fleeing China's crackdown
Democracies such as Britain and Australia are formulating measures to help, while risking blowback from a furious Beijing.

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Jul 05, 2020

Brazil, ravaged by the coronavirus, becomes key testing ground for vaccine
The country with the world's second worst outbreak is hosting one major trial, with two more likely to follow.

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Jul 05, 2020

As Britain emerges from coronavirus lockdown, Boris Johnson has lost public trust
The free fall in confidence is among the steepest in the world.

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Jul 05, 2020

Crunch, crunch: Africa's locust outbreak is far from over
The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step

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Jul 05, 2020

Israel, Palestinians face new restrictions amid virus surge
Israel has ordered thousands of people into quarantine after a contentious phone surveillance program resumed as Palestinians in the West Bank returned to life under lockdown after both areas saw surges in coronavirus cases

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Jul 05, 2020

France-Turkey spat over Libya arms exposes NATO's limits
The naval standoff between France and Turkey is shining a spotlight on NATO's struggle to keep its ranks in order and underscores the limits of an organization that must take decisions unanimously

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Jul 05, 2020

Israeli leader's son takes center stage in corruption sagas
As Israel's scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a vicious counterattack against critics and the state institutions prosecuting the longtime leader

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Jul 05, 2020

Japan floods leave some 20 dead, many in nursing homes
Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead are hampering search and rescue operations in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen perished and scores are still stranded

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Jul 04, 2020

Tokyo governor favored to win reelection for handling virus
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is poised to be reelected in Sunday's polls, buoyed by public support for her coronavirus handling despite a recent rise in infections that has raised concerns of a resurgence of the disease

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Jul 04, 2020

Siberia meltdown alarms scientists
The Arctic region is enduring its own summer of discontent, with record-breaking temperatures, raging wildfires, thawing permafrost, crumbling infrastructure and vanishing sea ice.

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Jul 04, 2020

Pints poured, unkempt hairdos cut, as England eases lockdown
England has embarked its biggest lockdown-easing yet as pubs and restaurants got the green light to reopen for the first time in more than three months

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Jul 04, 2020

Prospect of vaccine unites anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and hippie moms in Germany
German health experts have warned that even if a coronavirus vaccine is approved, refusals could open the way to a resurgence of the virus.

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Jul 04, 2020

Egypt sets August election dates for restored Senate
The chief of the country's election commission says Egypt will hold Senate elections over two days in August

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Jul 04, 2020

‘Trim-dependence day': England's hair cutters are back and the big chop begins
A day of widespread reopenings in England saw salons and barbers flooded by the shaggy-haired and home-cut DIYers.

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Jul 04, 2020

At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice too
Grassroots French LGBTQ activist groups are holding a Pride march through Paris led by people of color

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Jul 04, 2020

Ghana to black Americans: Come home. We'll help you build a life here.
The West African country is offering discounted land to those who want to escape racism.

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Jul 04, 2020

Northeast Indian state bans sale of dog meat amid protest
Authorities in India's northeastern state of Nagaland have banned the sale of dog meat and halted the import and trading of dogs to be used for food

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Jul 04, 2020

English pubs reopen but little normal elsewhere in the world
Pubs across England are reopening in an effort at normal life while South Africa is signaling anything but, reporting another record daily high in confirmed coronavirus cases

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Jul 04, 2020

Putin's term-limit win suggests stagnation, not strength
"Who is there to replace him today?" Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov asked.

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Jul 04, 2020

Pints poured, unkempt hairdos cut as England eases lockdown
England is embarking on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants have the right to reopen for the first time in more than three months

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Jul 04, 2020

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace deal
Washington's envoy to Afghanistan is stressing the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, as he wrapped up a a week-long trip that included stops in Uzbekistan, Pakistan and the Gulf state of Qatar, where the Taliban negotiators are headquartered

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Jul 04, 2020

Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19
As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens those who earn their living on the streets, including sex workers with HIV

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Jul 04, 2020

Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in Baidoa
Explosions have rocked two of Somalia's largest cities

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Jul 04, 2020

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; 2 dead, about 10 missing
Heavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and mudslides, leaving at least two presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued

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Jul 04, 2020

Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctions
Syrian families are hoping that newly imposed U.S. sanctions will force Damascus to reveal news about their loved ones who disappeared into government prisons during the country's civil war

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Jul 04, 2020

Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can't be trusted
Intelligence alleging that Afghan militants might have accepted Russian bounties for killing American troops didn't scuttle the U.S.-Taliban agreement or President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw thousands more troops from the war

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Jul 04, 2020

Police say suicide car bomber explodes near Mogadishu's port
Police in Somalia's capital say a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the port in Mogadishu

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Jul 04, 2020

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; 2 dead, dozen missing
Heavy rain in southern Japan has triggered flooding and mudslides, leaving at least two dead, more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued

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Jul 03, 2020

EU says Iran has triggered nuclear deal dispute mechanism
The European Union's top diplomat says that Iran has triggered a mechanism in the international nuclear deal citing concerns that Britain, France and Germany are not upholding it

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Jul 03, 2020

As Europeans embark on summer holidays, Americans have fewer options
U.S. travelers remain banned in many places, or face quarantine on arrival.

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Jul 03, 2020

Some Canadian businesses want to let Americans back in. Most Canadians don't.
Surveys show Canadians support border restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus, amid a sense they've handled the pandemic better than the United States.

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Jul 03, 2020

Former world leaders warn against Israel annexation plan
A group of former world leaders is urging European leaders to keep pressuring  Israel against annexation of parts of the West Bank, warning against complacency after Israel made no move to take over the territory on July 1

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Jul 03, 2020

How has the pandemic affected global poverty? Here's what's happening — and what may follow.
The World Food Program says it needs to reach more people than ever before.

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Jul 03, 2020

Italy slams Egypt's stance on killing as ‘punch in the face'
The president of the lower house of Italy's Parliament has slammed Egypt's stance in a probe to bring to justice the torturers and killers of an Italian doctoral student who disappeared in Cairo

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Jul 03, 2020

Mexican border states raise new concern about Americans bringing coronavirus south
With rising coronavirus numbers in Southern California, Texas and Arizona, leaders in Sonora and Tamaulipas are seeking tighter border restrictions and pleading for Americans not to cross.

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Jul 03, 2020

Canada health official says MLB season exemption not assured
A top Canadian government health official says the Toronto Blue Jays aren't guaranteed to get an exemption for the regular season

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Jul 03, 2020

AP Photos: Virus puts a stop to the big top in Bolivia
The Jumbo Circus had just pitched its blue and yellow tent on a lot in El Alto, a swollen, sprawling suburb of Bolivia's capital, when the new coronavirus struck.

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Jul 03, 2020

Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves
Experts and cave divers in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in the narrow, twisting labyrinths of now-submerged sinkhole caves

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Jul 03, 2020

Ethiopia's PM accuses dissidents of taking up arms in unrest
Ethiopia's prime minister says dissidents he recently extended an offer of peace have "taken up arms" in revolt against the government in a week of deadly unrest that followed the killing of a popular singer

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Jul 03, 2020

4.9-magnitude quake hits near Puerto Rico; house damaged
A 4.9-magnitude earthquake has struck just southwest of Puerto Rico, but no immediate damage was reported

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Jul 03, 2020

Canada suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong
Canada has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China imposed a new security law on the territory

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Jul 03, 2020

Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance
Iraq is enforcing positions along the border with Turkey to try to prevent a Turkish military advance deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

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Jul 03, 2020

Judges allow extra investigations for defense at MH17 trial
Judges in the trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have granted some requests for further investigations submitted by lawyers representing one of the Russian suspects

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Jul 03, 2020

Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey, without the accused
Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018 by Saudi government agents sent from Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has refused to extradite the suspects.

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Jul 03, 2020

Ethiopia protests spark Internet shutdown and fears of high death toll after popular singer killed
The violence further threatened Ethiopia's transition to multiparty democracy.

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Jul 03, 2020

With Hong Kong security law, China writes broad international powers for itself
Implications of the far-reaching measures are coming into focus, after Beijing fast-tracked the crackdown without public comment.

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Jul 03, 2020

Philippine president signs widely opposed anti-terror law
The Philippine president has signed a widely opposed anti-terror law which critics fear could be used against human rights defenders

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Jul 03, 2020

Philippines warns China of ‘severest response' over drills
The Philippine foreign secretary has warned China of "the severest response" if ongoing Chinese military exercises in the disputed South China Sea spill over to Philippine territory

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Jul 03, 2020

‘We feel absolutely abandoned': Russia's economic crisis swallows families that once seemed secure
Charities and aid groups are seeing something new: families never before in financial trouble seeking help, food and even a place to live.

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Jul 03, 2020

33 villagers killed in attacks in central Mali this week
A local official says armed men who identified themselves as jihadists killed at least 33 people in attacks on farming villages in Mali's central Mopti region this week

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Jul 03, 2020

New Iraqi leader tries to rein in Iran-backed militias, but task proves daunting
Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's raid on Kataib Hezbollah was the boldest move yet against the armed groups.

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Jul 03, 2020

Investigator says pilot impaired by fumes in Sydney crash
A crash investigator says a seaplane pilot was impaired by carbon monoxide fumes from engine exhaust when he flew off course and crashed into a river near Sydney in 2017 with the loss of six lives

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Jul 03, 2020

Holidays to test Thailand's easing of virus restrictions
Thai authorities are urging vigilance as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus

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Jul 03, 2020

How has the coronavirus pandemic affected global poverty?
The World Food Program says it needs to reach more people than ever before.

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Jul 03, 2020

Myanmar leader blames joblessness for deadly mining tragedy
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expressing sadness over a landslide at a jade mining site in the country's north that took at least 166 lives, blaming the tragedy on joblessness

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Jul 03, 2020

Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey without defendants in attendance
The suspects are all Saudi nationals. The Saudi government has refused to extradite them.

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Jul 03, 2020

Messages claiming Iran nuclear site fire deepen mystery
An online video and messages purportedly claiming responsibility for a fire that analysts say damaged a centrifuge assembly plant at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear site has deepened the mystery around the incident

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Jul 03, 2020

AP Interview: Barcelona mayor wants Columbus statue debate
While statues are being torn down in the United States, Britain and Belgium, depictions of colonial-era figures have not become a major source of protests in Spain, which once ruled over one of the largest empires in history after conquering much of the Americas

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Jul 03, 2020

Prospect of a coronavirus vaccine unites anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and hippie moms in Germany
Health experts worry that even if a vaccine works, refusals could bring a resurgence.

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Jul 03, 2020

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape
A private airline official, four pilots and two flights attendants are on trial in Istanbul, accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan to Lebanon, via Turkey

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Jul 03, 2020

Turkey: Saudi suspects tried in absentia for Khashoggi death
A Turkish court is trying in absentia two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals over the 2018 killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi

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Jul 03, 2020

U.S. moves to seize Iranian petroleum aboard four tankers bound for Venezuela in sanctions escalation, push to extend arms embargo
Washington is targeting Iran's use of private shippers used by to evade nuclear program sanctions and bolster the Maduro regime.

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Jul 03, 2020

PM Modi visits military base close to China amid standoff
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an unannounced visit to a military base in remote and picturesque Ladakh region bordering China where the soldiers of the two countries have been facing off for nearly two months

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Jul 03, 2020

Beijing names hard-liner who crushed protests to head Hong Kong security agency
Zheng Yanxiong is known for putting down an anti-corruption uprising in neighboring Guangdong province.

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Jul 03, 2020

Botswana investigates ‘mysterious deaths' of 275 elephants
Botswana says it is investigating a staggeringly high number of elephant carcasses — 275 — found in the popular Okavango Delta area of the southern African nation in recent weeks

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Jul 03, 2020

English pubs are reopening — they won't be the same
Pubs in England can reopen on Saturday for the first time since they were closed on March 20 as part of the coronavirus —lockdown

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Jul 03, 2020

First coronavirus then Trump order split Indian families
When President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending applications for H-1B and other high-skilled work visas from abroad, he said it will protect jobs amid high U.S. unemployment because of the pandemic

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Jul 03, 2020

Khashoggi murder trial set to begin in Turkey without defendants in attendance
The suspects are all Saudi nationals. The Saudi government has refused to extradite them.

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Jul 03, 2020

South Africa's hospitals bracing for surge of virus patients
South Africa's reported coronavirus cases are surging

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Jul 03, 2020

Police arrest armed man on the grounds where Trudeau lives
Canadian police say an armed man crashed his truck through a gate and breached the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives before being arrested two hours later

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Jul 03, 2020

Paraguay controls coronavirus, while its neighbors struggle
Nearby South American countries are grappling with uncontrolled spread of the novel coronavirus, but Paraguay appears to be controlling the disease

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Jul 03, 2020

China strangles its world city
Not long ago, Hong Kong was seen as the city that would prefigure a more liberal, prosperous future for China.

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Jul 02, 2020

Discussion of Russian bounties thrusts deaths of three Marines into spotlight
The 2019 attack in Afghanistan has seen renewed focus in recent days amid revelations that intelligence analysts believe those who planned it may have been paid a bounty by a Russian military intelligence unit.

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Jul 02, 2020

UK to end quarantine for travelers from ‘low-risk' countries
Britain is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed "lower risk" for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and Italy

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Jul 02, 2020

U.S. acts to seize Iranian oil meant for Venezuela
The action escalates a sanctions battle with two regimes Washington opposes and a contest over Iranian oil shipments that allegedly finance its nuclear program.

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Jul 02, 2020

France and Germany push for cease-fires to tackle pandemic
France and Germany's top diplomats are urging stepped-up action to quickly implement a new U.N. Security Council resolution demanding cease-fires in major global conflicts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic

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Jul 02, 2020

Human foosball: New form of soccer developed for pandemic
Soccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

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Jul 02, 2020

Mexico City deaths spiked to three times normal during covid-19 outbreak, official says
A soon-to-be-published government study will show a much larger toll than previously reported, according to Mexico's coronavirus czar.

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Jul 02, 2020

Blue Jays granted exemption to train in Toronto
All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal government exemption to work out at Rogers Centre

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Jul 02, 2020

‘We feel absolutely abandoned': How the pandemic in Russia tanked the economy and plunged families into crisis
Charities and aid groups are seeing something new: families never before in financial trouble seeking help, food and even a place to live.

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Jul 02, 2020

Trump administration hires tech firm to build a virtual border wall, an idea Democrats have praised
The administration is to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to use a high-tech detection system at same time it spends billions on an actual concrete-and-steel wall.

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Jul 02, 2020

US, Russia share a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan
Moscow and Washington are intertwined in a complex and bloody history in Afghanistan, with both suffering thousands of dead and wounded in conflicts lasting for years

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Jul 02, 2020

China's security law sends chill through Hong Kong, 23 years after handover
Pro-democracy parties disbanded, and people deleted social media accounts en masse as Beijing passed measures intended to eliminate political opposition.

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Jul 02, 2020

Mexico City deaths spiked to three times normal during covid outbreak, official says
A soon-to-be-published government study will show a much larger toll than previously reported, according to Mexico's coronavirus czar.

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Jul 02, 2020

Lebanese major retailers to shut down amid economic crisis
Major retailers in Lebanon announced they will temporarily close in the face of an increasingly volatile currency market and their inability to set prices while the Lebanese pound plunges against the dollar

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Jul 02, 2020

Germany disbands elite military unit after reports of right-wing extremism
About 135 pounds of explosives and 48,000 rounds of ammunition are missing.

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Jul 02, 2020

Marseille, the site of Europe's last plague, has escaped the worst of this one
As France emerges from its coronavirus lockdown and life returns to almost-normal, Marseille considers itself lucky.

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Jul 02, 2020

New mass grave unearthed in Iraq's north from brutal IS rule
Iraqi authorities have uncovered a new mass grave site left by the Islamic State group in northern Iraq this week, believed to contain more than 100 bodies

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Jul 02, 2020

Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging on
The family of a Palestinian man with autism who was fatally shot by Israeli police says it took a month for authorities to confirm the existence of security-camera footage of the shooting

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