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Democrats pick Nikema Williams to run in Georgia

21 July 2020

WASHINGTON – The Democratic Party in Georgia said on Monday it had chosen state senator Nikema Williams to be its nominee to run for the U.S. House of Representatives seat that is vacant following the death of civil rights icon John Lewis. Read More

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Coronavirus cases triple in Spain

20 July 2020

Madrid – The prevalence of the novel coronavirus in Spain has risen three-fold over the last three weeks as authorities struggle to contain a rash of fresh clusters, mainly in the Catalonia and Aragon regions, Health Ministry data showed on Monday. Read More

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Rare rhinos drown in Flooding in India

20 July 2020

New Delhi – More than 100 wild animals, including at least eight rare rhinos, have died in recent flooding at a national park in north-eastern India, officials say. Read More

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Company: COVID-19 trial drug a breakthrough

20 July 2020

London - The preliminary results of a clinical trial suggest a new treatment for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) dramatically reduces the number of patients needing intensive care, according to the UK company that developed it. Read More

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Portland mayor repeats call for Federal troops to leave

19 July 2020

Washington – The mayor of Portland in Oregon has renewed his call for federal troops to leave the US city, accusing them of abusive tactics against protesters. Read More

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EU recovery talks still deadlocked

19 July 2020

Brussels – A European Union (EU) plan to breathe life into economies throttled by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hung in the balance on Sunday as leaders quarrelled over the level of spending and what strings to attach to it. Read More

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Twitter disables Trump tweet

19 July 2020

WASHINGTON – Twitter Inc. disabled a campaign-style video that President Donald Trump retweeted on Saturday, citing a copyright complaint. Read More

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Queen knights fundraising centenarian

18 July 2020

WINDSOR, England – Queen Elizabeth II knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognising the 100-year-old for lifting the spirits of the nation during the gloom of the novel coronavirus outbreak by raising over $40 million for health workers. Read More

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No play on Day 3 of second test

18 July 2020

MANCHESTER, England – Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled on the third day of the second cricket test match between England and the West Indies as rain fell persistently over Old Trafford on Saturday. Read More

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British theatres to reopen in August

18 July 2020

London – Indoor performances with socially distanced audiences can take place in England from the start of August, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Read More

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Civil rights pioneer John Lewis dies

18 July 2020

WASHINGTON – John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives, died on Friday. Read More

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Firefighters contain blaze at Cathedral in France

18 July 2020

Paris - A fire that broke out at the cathedral in the western French city of Nantes has been contained, firefighters say. Read More

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EU leaders expect tough negotiations

17 July 2020

Brussels - European Union (EU) leaders met on Friday for tense summit talks on a multi-billion-euro plan to breathe life into their economies, their first face-to-face meeting since the coronavirus pandemic plunged the bloc into its latest crisis. Read More

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FBI probes hijack of Twitter accounts

16 July 2020

Washington - The FBI has launched an investigation after hackers hijacked Twitter accounts of a number of high-profile US figures in an apparent Bitcoin scam. Read More

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UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research

16 July 2020

London/Ottawa – Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. Read More

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China’s economy rebounds

16 July 2020

BEIJING – China’s economy returned to growth in the second-quarter after a deep slump at the start of the year, as lockdown measures ended and policymakers stepped up stimulus steps to combat the shock from the coronavirus crisis. Read More

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Humanoid clerk at work in Russian office

15 July 2020

MOSCOW – A human-like robot designed to look and act like a female clerk has started providing services to the public at a government office in Siberia. Read More

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Virus infections at 13 million globally

13 July 2020

Geneva – The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days. Read More

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Zindzi Mandela dies

13 July 2020

JOHANNESBURG – Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, died on Monday, the Mandela family said. Read More

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Execution set to go ahead in US

13 July 2020

Washington - The first federal execution in the United States for more than 17 years is set to go ahead in Indiana on Monday following a ruling by an appeal court. Read More

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Pope 'pained' by conversion of Hagia Sophia

12 July 2020

Vatican City - Pope Francis has said he's "pained" by Turkey's decision to convert Istanbul's Hagia Sophia back into a mosque. Read More

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