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Twitter disables satirical video posted by Trump to mock CNN

Twitter disables satirical video posted by Trump to mock CNN

On Thursday, Twitter slapped it with a " manipulated media " warning as part of the platform's increasing crackdown on the president's unsubstantiated and potentially risky claims online. Just as C...

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Taylor Swift Calls for Juneteenth to Be a National Holiday

Taylor Swift Calls for Juneteenth to Be a National Holiday

President Abraham Lincoln had really issued the Emancipation Proclamation two many years earlier, on January one, 1863 - declaring that "all persons held as slaves" inside the rebellious states "ar...

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1% of all humanity on the move as refugee numbers rise

1% of all humanity on the move as refugee numbers rise

The number is nearly double the total figure over the past decade. U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said 164 countries have either partially or totally closed their borders to ...

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Malala to celebrate finishing Oxford degree with 'Netflix, reading and sleep'

Malala to celebrate finishing Oxford degree with 'Netflix, reading and sleep'

Yousafzai informed her 1.3 million followers that she doesn't know "what's ahead" in her life as of yet, but "for now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep". After the attack, the Taliban released a ...

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#JusticeForToyin starts trending after death of activist Oluwatoyin

#JusticeForToyin starts trending after death of activist Oluwatoyin "Toyin" Salau

The Tallahassee police department (TPD) in the USA says it arrested a suspect over the death of Oluwatoyin Salau , a 19-year-old Nigerian-American activist. It's not clear, though, if Glee was th...

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Extreme-right 'boogaloo' follower charged with killing cop at USA racism protest

Extreme-right 'boogaloo' follower charged with killing cop at USA racism protest

Speaking of the allegations that Carrillo is a member of the Boogaloo movement , Stotter said, "What this suggests and highlights is a larger conversation that maybe needs to happen about the impact ...

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Canada, U.S. extend border restrictions to July 21

Canada, U.S. extend border restrictions to July 21

These border restrictions were implemented on March 21 and have been extended throughout the COVID-19 response. The news is frustrating to some businesses and advocates in the North Country. The U.S...

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Navy Reportedly Upholds Firing of Captain Brett Crozier

Navy Reportedly Upholds Firing of Captain Brett Crozier

Michael M. Gilday, and the acting Navy secretary, James McPherson . "Moreover, if Capt. Crozier were still in command today, I would be relieving him". Robert Burke and endorsed Friday by Gilday, def...

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UK PM Johnson eyes Brexit trade deal in July

UK PM Johnson eyes Brexit trade deal in July

In the wake of Britain's political departure from the bloc, the United Kingdom and the European Union are trying to secure a new trade deal before the end of the year but the pair remain at loggerhe...

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Tulsa imposes curfew ahead of Trump rally

Tulsa imposes curfew ahead of Trump rally

Trump's comeback rally. The lawsuit to cancel his rally was filed on behalf of local residents and businesses who had argued the venue should mandate social distancing guidelines in accordance with...

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Florida reports another 3,822 cases of COVID-19, new one-day record

Florida reports another 3,822 cases of COVID-19, new one-day record

The record eclipses a previous high set Tuesday at 2,783 cases. As Walt Disney World and other Florida attractions prepare for re-opening in the coming weeks, the state reported another rise in c...

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Australia targeted by sophisticated state-based cyber hacks

Briefing media on Friday morning, Scott Morrison said attacks had comprehensive in scope, aimed at the government, education, health, and business sectors. "The agencies have the view very much that i...

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New Zealand military to oversee quarantine facilities after new COVID-19 case

New Zealand military to oversee quarantine facilities after new COVID-19 case

Bloomfield said acknowledged people arriving in New Zealand were able to refuse a Covid-19 test. The government said those in managed isolation and quarantine would be tested on day three and day 12 o...

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China releases 10 Indian soldiers including a lieutenant-colonel, three majors

China releases 10 Indian soldiers including a lieutenant-colonel, three majors

It didn't respond to queries on reports that it was building a dam on the Galwan river on the border to obstruct its flow. "Nation needs assurance that status quo ante restored". Punjab CM Amarinder...

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Indian soldiers bravery and courage will not be forgotten

Indian soldiers bravery and courage will not be forgotten

In the days leading up to Monday's clash, satellite footage obtained by Earth-imaging company Planet Labs shows China brought in machinery, cut grooves into the mountainside and may have damned the ...

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'Hurt and angry', India leader warns China over border clash

'Hurt and angry', India leader warns China over border clash

Expressing concern over the killing of Indian soldiers, the trust which has been charged with the construction of the temple after the historic Supreme Court verdict a year ago, said a new date will b...

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Ontario launching coronavirus contact tracing app

Ontario launching coronavirus contact tracing app

Using Bluetooth, the app shares anonymous, randomly generated codes with other app users nearby. Trudeau said the federal privacy commissioner was involved in the development and every consideration...

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Emmanuel Macron arrives in London to mark 80th anniversary of French Resistance

Emmanuel Macron arrives in London to mark 80th anniversary of French Resistance

Standing apart on either side of a strip of red carpet outside Number 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron demonstrated the unusual reality of globa...

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Beijing in lockdown as the new 'epidemic is extremely severe'

Beijing in lockdown as the new 'epidemic is extremely severe'

Xinfadi supplies 80% of Beijing's vegetables and meat and is used by tens of thousands of people a day. On Thursday, he said authorities had inspected 15,638 samples - all of which tested negativ...

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Officer Charged With Killing Rayshard Brooks Turns Himself In

Officer Charged With Killing Rayshard Brooks Turns Himself In

Melissa Rolfe, the stepmother of the fired Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks , was sacked from her job at Equity Prime Mortgage LLC , the company confirmed late Thursday. "Th...

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Newsom mandates masks for all Californians in most settings

Newsom mandates masks for all Californians in most settings

Michigan, New York, Maine, Delaware, and Maryland already have statewide mask orders, while many metropolitan areas have similar requirements. California on Thursday ordered residents to wear ma...

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Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer killed

Suspect on the run after New Zealand police officer killed

A large search was being conducted in Auckland for the alleged shooter and another person who escaped in a second auto. They said the auto hit a bystander, who was also injured. They said the suspect'...

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Amy Klobuchar drops out of Biden VP contention

Amy Klobuchar drops out of Biden VP contention

Klobuchar told MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell that the protests against racist police brutality, which began in her state after the killing of George Floyd , prompted her to withdraw from considera...

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India to join virtual meeting with Russia & China on June 23

India to join virtual meeting with Russia & China on June 23

China's official media has acknowledged casualties on the Chinese side without mentioning numbers. The two sides should scrupulously and sincerely implement the understanding that was reached by the S...

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Trudeau 'disappointed' China has charged two Canadians

Trudeau 'disappointed' China has charged two Canadians

Speaking to the media, Trudeau said he is continuing to work with the Chinese government to send the "two Michaels home". "We have developed a certain expertise in what has worked to get Canadians h...

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State courts will be closed on Friday in recognition of Juneteenth

State courts will be closed on Friday in recognition of Juneteenth

These times are like none other. In that moment, he announced freedom of almost 250,000 enslaved people there. But in the wake of protests of Floyd's killing this year and against a backdrop of the co...

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Chief: Seattle protest area is not a police-free zone

Chief: Seattle protest area is not a police-free zone

Best said police had received a 911 call about someone breaking windows with a hammer and the caller reported that his business was on fire. Police had abandoned a precinct in the area amid escala...

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India records 12,881 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally climbs to 3.66 lakh

India records 12,881 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally climbs to 3.66 lakh

The recovery rate of India has also crossed the 50 per cent mark. These states are reporting fewer number of new cases every day, while the cases from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal are on the rise...

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S. Korea says no suspicious activities by North Korea yet

S. Korea says no suspicious activities by North Korea yet

The two sites, built with South Korean financing, have been closed for years due to inter-Korean disputes and US -led sanctions. Pyongyang seeks relief from sanctions aimed at depriving it of resource...

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United Kingdom foreign secretary under fire for taking-a-knee comments

United Kingdom foreign secretary under fire for taking-a-knee comments

Taking the knee is a sign of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. And Labour's shadow justice secretary David Lammy described his comments as "insulting" and "deeply embarrassing" . Raab ha...

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Jean Kennedy Smith, John F. Kennedy's Last Surviving Sibling, Dead at 92

Jean Kennedy Smith, John F. Kennedy's Last Surviving Sibling, Dead at 92

Kennedy , has died in Manhattan at the age of 92. It said: "Ambassador Kennedy Smith played a pivotal role in the peace process in Northern Ireland and devoted much of her time to moving Norther...

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Biden has 13-point lead over Trump

Biden has 13-point lead over Trump

Trump began advertising earlier this spring, spending almost $22.7 million through Monday, according to data from Advertising Analytics, a media-tracking firm, including millions of dollars of attac...

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Solskjaer hopeful Chelsea target Gomes will stay at Man United

Solskjaer hopeful Chelsea target Gomes will stay at Man United

The United youth product, who himself had a tough upbringing as a child, campaigned for the UK government to continue their free school meal vouchers initiative, and his efforts proved to be positive....

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European Union plans digital tax despite USA exiting negotiations

European Union plans digital tax despite USA exiting negotiations

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin withdrew the US from global talks over a digital tax deal after failing to reach an agreement with countries looking to place l...

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Top VOA Officials Resign

Top VOA Officials Resign

President Donald Trump's newly-appointed head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media was criticized Thursday for enacting what one former employee called a " Wednesday night massacre "-firing several c...

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