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Saudi Arabia's King Salman in hospital for inflamed gall bladder

Saudi Arabia's King Salman in hospital for inflamed gall bladder

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has been checked into a hospital in Riyadh early Monday for medical tests, the second elderly ruler of an oil-rich Gulf Arab nation to be hospitalized in less...

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Marks & Spencer set to cut 950 jobs due to retail downturn

Marks & Spencer set to cut 950 jobs due to retail downturn

The restructuring announced on Monday forms the initial phase of Marks & Spencer's "never the same again" programme - launched earlier this year - which sources have said will eventually see thousands...

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Iran Announces Execution of 'Spy' for CIA, Mossad

Iran Announces Execution of 'Spy' for CIA, Mossad

The case was not connected to Soleimani's killing by a USA drone strike in Baghdad in January, the judiciary said. On January 3, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered airstrikes that killed General So...

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Kansas dog makes 80km journey to her old home in Missouri

Kansas dog makes 80km journey to her old home in Missouri

A dog named Cleo who disappeared from her home in Kansas earlier this month turned up a few days later at her old home in Missouri , about 80 kilometres away. He discovered that the dog belonged to...

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United Kingdom suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong and imposes arms embargo

United Kingdom suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong and imposes arms embargo

There is enormous scope for positive, constructive, engagement. As tensions between London and Beijing mount, Raab said he had concerns about the new security law and about alleged human right...

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GOP Leaders, President to Discuss Virus Aid as Crisis Deepens

GOP Leaders, President to Discuss Virus Aid as Crisis Deepens

The timeline appeared to quickly shift. "But we have had this big flareup within Florida, Texas, couple of other places, and so I think what we are going to do is I'll get involved and we'll start d...

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UK signs deals for 90mn COVID-19 vaccine doses

UK signs deals for 90mn COVID-19 vaccine doses

Fatigue and headache were the most frequently reported reactions. The initial trial included testing the potential vaccine on 1,000 people, and later experiments will involve 10,000 people, while ...

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Egypt’s parliament approves possible intervention in Libya

Egypt’s parliament approves possible intervention in Libya

The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha met Monday with the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and Maltese Interior Minister Byron Camilleri in Ankara to discuss cooperation, developments in Li...

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Ngarivhume, Chin’ono arrested on charges of inciting public unrest

Ngarivhume, Chin’ono arrested on charges of inciting public unrest

In a media statement, the police confirmed that Jacob Ngarivhume of Transformation Zimbabwe and Hopewell Chin'ono, a prominent journalist, were arrested, adding that, "the duo will appear in court soo...

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Toronto protesters damage statues, throw paint

Toronto protesters damage statues, throw paint

The BLM protest began at Ryerson University where people were seen defacing the statue of Egerton Ryerson before heading to Queen's Park where the statues of Sir John A. But hours later, TPS tweeted t...

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Muslim-American leaders endorse Biden for president

Muslim-American leaders endorse Biden for president

Biden, who spoke for about 10 minutes on Monday (July 20) and did not answer questions, described Islam as "one of the great confessional faiths" and decried recent spikes in hate crimes as well as ap...

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MO Governor to Issue Pardon if Armed St. Louis Couple Charged

MO Governor to Issue Pardon if Armed St. Louis Couple Charged

Mark and Patricia McCloskey garnered internet fame, condemnation, and praise after photos and videos of them defending their home went viral. Missouri Gov. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's home last mo...

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United Arab Emirates spacecraft blasts off from Japan

United Arab Emirates spacecraft blasts off from Japan

The Hope probe is expected to arrive at the Red Planet in February 2021 and move itself into orbit. The probe was sending signals that would be analyzed later but everything appeared good for now, O...

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New poll reveals Trump 15 pts behind Biden

New poll reveals Trump 15 pts behind Biden

Look, I have to see. While it's not exactly shocking - Kasich has clashed with Trump since the two ran against each other in the 2016 Republican primaries - it's still noteworthy that someone wh...

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Record single-day global increase in corona cases

Record single-day global increase in corona cases

The recovery rate is 63 per cent. Presently the country has entered Unlock 2.0 phase, though restrictions remain in full force inside the COVID-19 Containment Zones. Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, M...

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Bahamas bans tourists from United States, cites coronavirus concerns

Bahamas bans tourists from United States, cites coronavirus concerns

And beginning Wednesday, Grand Bahama's global and domestic borders will be closed to all incoming and outgoing flights and sea vessels. "It has deteriorated at an exponential charge considering tha...

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Security minister: United Kingdom ‘vigilant’ to suspected Russian cyber attacks

Security minister: United Kingdom ‘vigilant’ to suspected Russian cyber attacks

Security agencies in the USA and Canada later issued their own statements backing up the findings, reported Bloomberg . This assessment is also supported by partners at the Canadian Communication...

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N. Korean Leader Rebukes Officials over Hospital Construction Project

N. Korean Leader Rebukes Officials over Hospital Construction Project

According to the North's official Korean Central News Agency ( KCNA ) on Monday, Kim issued the criticism during a field inspection of the construction site for Pyongyang General Hospital. It comes am...

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NJ Federal Judge's Son Killed, Husband Wounded

NJ Federal Judge's Son Killed, Husband Wounded

The judge's husband Mark Anderl , a criminal defence attorney and former prosecutor, was in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery, the New Jersey Globe reported. "The FBI is invest...

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Canada hopes for answers as Iran plane crash flight recorder analysis begins

Canada hopes for answers as Iran plane crash flight recorder analysis begins

The Islamic republic admitted days later that its forces accidentally shot down the Kiev-bound jetliner, killing all 176 people on board. "The black boxes were transferred to Paris yesterday by av...

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(Exclusive) Portland mayor says he wants federal agents out of the city

(Exclusive) Portland mayor says he wants federal agents out of the city

At the beginning of July, Trump and the Department of Homeland Security sent in the Border Patrol Tactical Unit and a U.S. Marshals Special Operations unit to Portland to quell the nightly protest...

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Slight uptick in Ontario COVID cases as Stage 3 reopening underway

Slight uptick in Ontario COVID cases as Stage 3 reopening underway

Provincial health officials confirmed 111 new infections today, the third time that exact number of new cases has been reported in the past four days. Discussing the new cases, she said, "They're re...

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Assam CM visits flood relief camp near Kaziranga

Assam CM visits flood relief camp near Kaziranga

The expected rains are further likely to worsen the flood situation in Assam, where more than 39.8 lakh people in 27 of the state's 33 districts were affected by the deluge as on Thursday, it said. Ad...

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Portland Police Union Burns, Officers Assault Crowds

Portland's Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler slammed the federal agents as Trump's "personal army" and said they have only heightened tensions in the city. "The answer to protests against police bru...

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SA records the highest COVID-19 deaths, over 13000 more people infected

SA records the highest COVID-19 deaths, over 13000 more people infected

There is now a cumulative total of 337 594 confirmed Covid-19 cases. President Cyril Ramaphosa put a lockdown into effect on March 27, shutting shops, requiring people to stay at home and sending the ...

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Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after reconversion to mosque

Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after reconversion to mosque

Last week, Diyanet said the building would continue to be open to all visitors outside the hours given over to prayer. This came in a speech after he chaired a government meeting at the presidential...

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Zydus Cadila Coronavirus Vaccine Trials to be Completed by March!

It is being conducted by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Seha, at five sites in the capital and Al Ain. The volunteers are 15 ml dose of vaccine everyday and are kept under doctors' observation f...

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With near 39,000 fresh cases, India crosses 10.77 lakh

With near 39,000 fresh cases, India crosses 10.77 lakh

With 543 deaths the toll stood at 26,816, Health Ministry data said. The number of confirmed infections worldwide has passed 14.2 million, out of which 3.7 million are in the United States. Covid-19 h...

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Trump doesn't think U.S. needs a national mask mandate

Trump doesn't think U.S. needs a national mask mandate

Trump said that he wasn't a good loser and that he thinks "mail-in voting is going to rig the election". "I don't agree with the statement that if everybody wear a mask everything disappears", Trump...

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Sheriff: 3 Men Going Fishing Killed in 'Massacre'

Sheriff: 3 Men Going Fishing Killed in 'Massacre'

According to PCSO, Damion Tillman , 23, Keven Springfield , 30 and Brandon Rollins , 27 were beaten and shot as they met up to go fishing around 10 p.m. The dad, who had been asleep, got up, got dr...

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Thousands in Khabarovsk, Russia Protest the arrest of regional governor

Thousands in Khabarovsk, Russia Protest the arrest of regional governor

Numerous protesters say the charges are politically motivated and question why investigators waited so long to accuse a public official who should have undergone background checks. During his two year...

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Swarm of flying ants appeared on United Kingdom weather radar like rain clouds

Swarm of flying ants appeared on United Kingdom weather radar like rain clouds

The Met Office's weather radar picked up by the enormous cloud of insects over Kent and Sussex, on England's southeast coast. During the summer months thousands of flying ants are known to take ...

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35-year sentence 'isn't justice for AJ,' boy's family, supporters say

35-year sentence 'isn't justice for AJ,' boy's family, supporters say

According to court documents, Freund - who has pleaded not guilty - told police that it was Cunningham who beat the boy and that he had suggested they punish AJ by making him take cold showers instead...

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Uttarakhand reports 239 new COVID-19 cases

Uttarakhand reports 239 new COVID-19 cases

The biggest increases reported on Saturday were from the United States, Brazil , India and South Africa , according to a daily report. The previous World Health Organization record for new cases w...

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Civil rights veteran Reverand CT Vivian dies aged 95

Civil rights veteran Reverand CT Vivian dies aged 95

Vivian participated in her first nonviolent protest, a sit-in at the lunch counter in Peoria, Illinois, in 1947, according to the National Visionary Leadership Project . He later became part of King'...

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