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Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize victor John Hume dies

Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize victor John Hume dies

As leader of the moderate Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), Hume was an important advocate of non-violence as fighting erupted between Irish nationalists who wanted a united Ireland and pro-B...

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South Africa's COVID-19 cases pass half million mark

South Africa's COVID-19 cases pass half million mark

South Africa also has a younger population than countries in Europe that were hard hit in the pandemic, and the virus kills elderly patients at a far higher rate than younger people. South Africa's a...

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Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

As the meeting continued, the president told reporters the CEO of the TVA called to indicate he's willing to reverse course on hiring foreign workers, prompting claps from some in the room. Trump ...

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New cases of Covid-19 in Laois this Bank Holiday Monday

New cases of Covid-19 in Laois this Bank Holiday Monday

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) recorded a further 53 cases of the virus across Ireland to bring the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to 26,162. Since the pandemic began, 966,...

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Brazil records big increase in fires

There were 6,803 fires in the Amazon last month, compared to 5,318 in the same month of 2019, the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) reported. President Bolsonaro has mobilised the army to f...

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Spain's former king to leave the country amid corruption claims

Spain's former king to leave the country amid corruption claims

The 82-year-old revealed he would leave the country in a letter to his son, the current King Felipe VI who accepted his decision and thanked him, the royal palace said in a statement. Juan Carlos a...

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15 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Kildare today

She told Morning Ireland that she did not believe it would be necessary to return to a lockdown scenario because we are better educated on how to reduce the chains of transmission. The lone exception ...

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Florida man clings to semi truck hood for 9 miles on freeway

Florida man clings to semi truck hood for 9 miles on freeway

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says the unidentified White man was driving a Toyota SUV with a male passenger traveling southbound on Florida's Turnpike around mile marker 86 at approximately 1 p.m...

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Hurtigruten Suspends Cruises After Dozens of Passengers, Crew Test Positive for Coronavirus

Hurtigruten Suspends Cruises After Dozens of Passengers, Crew Test Positive for Coronavirus

Norway stopped all cruise ships with more than 100 people on board from disembarking at its ports from Monday, after an outbreak of COVID-19 was reported late last week on a ship that had already ...

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Israeli army says hits squad placing explosives along Syria frontier

Israeli army says hits squad placing explosives along Syria frontier

Last week, Israeli officials said the army thwarted an attempted breach of the border with Lebanon by Hezbollah fighters, a claim the group disputed. "A hit was identified". Last month, an alleged Isr...

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NY prosecutors say Trump investigation extends beyond hush money payments

Trump's latest legal challenge comes after the US Supreme Court ruled last month that the President does not have broad immunity from a state grand jury subpoena. "NY prosecutors argued that the Tru...

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'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response

'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response

Birx on Sunday also said the federal government's response to an increase in cases reset about five to six weeks ago "when we saw this starting to happen across the South". Sciutto pointed out that Bi...

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Covid-19 Ireland: 53 new cases confirmed and no further deaths

Covid-19 Ireland: 53 new cases confirmed and no further deaths

And while it's important to note the positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin topped the 54,000 mark on Saturday, over 43,000 have also recovered from the virus, giving the state an nearly 80% recovery...

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Hundreds of militants remain at large after Islamic State attack on prison

Hundreds of militants remain at large after Islamic State attack on prison

Gen Yasin Zia arrived on Monday to oversee the operation, involving special forces, to clear the IS fighters holed up inside the prison. Several people have been killed and dozens wounded in an Isla...

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Melbourne goes into lockdown with another 671 cases

Melbourne goes into lockdown with another 671 cases

Stage four rules mean that exercises will be limited to one hour per day; only one person will be able to go shopping within a 5km radius from their homes; remote learning will resume for all students...

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COVID-19 vaccine pact with India’s Wockhardt will guarantee supply: United Kingdom govt

COVID-19 vaccine pact with India’s Wockhardt will guarantee supply: United Kingdom govt

Right now, it is unclear who in Washington is in charge of oversight, much less any critical details, some state health officials and members of Congress told Reuters . The companies are in talks wit...

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Service members in deadly Southern California amphibious assault vehicle accident identified

Service members in deadly Southern California amphibious assault vehicle accident identified

The AAV had been returning to the amphibious warship USS Somerset after operating on San Clemente Island when it began to take on water and sank, military officials said on Friday. The names of th...

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China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

China condemns Germany’s Hong Kong extradition suspension

Germany's Maas described the election decisions as "a further infringement of the rights of Hong Kong's citizens". Hong Kong government leader Carrie Lam said on Saturday it had asked for help fro...

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Russia’s Claim of Having Developed COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Just for Show’: Iran

Russia’s Claim of Having Developed COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Just for Show’: Iran

Russian Federation is planning the roll-out of mass coronavirus vaccinations from October, local news agencies have reported. The speed at which Russian Federation is moving to roll out a potential ...

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First 'murder hornet' found in Washington state trap

First 'murder hornet' found in Washington state trap

The giant hornet was found in a department trap near Birch Bay in Whatcom County, a statement said. Till that point, the colony will exclusively comprise the queen and employee Asian large hornets. ...

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Nancy Pelosi, Like Us, Lacks Confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx

Nancy Pelosi, Like Us, Lacks Confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx

Birx pushed back against the Democratic lawmaker's characterization of her on the same day in a CNN interview, stating "I have never been called Pollyannish or non-scientific or non-data-driven" and...

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New COVID-19 Directive Per Dr. Fauci: Protect Your Eyes w/Goggles

New COVID-19 Directive Per Dr. Fauci: Protect Your Eyes w/Goggles

Florida has the second-highest total number of COVID-19 infections in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is one of nine states that has suffered more than ...

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Philippines puts capital Manila back on a stricter lockdown

Philippines puts capital Manila back on a stricter lockdown

It appealed to healthcare workers in the provinces and those returning from overseas to help beef up the frontline workforce in the capital, and sought help from universities and medical groups in hir...

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Microsoft may acquire TikTok in the USA by September 15

Microsoft may acquire TikTok in the USA by September 15

It comes after President Trump said on Friday he had made a decision to ban the popular video app. TikTok, a popular social media app among a younger demographic that specialises in short video ...

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White House, Democrats no closer to reaching coronavirus stimulus deal

White House, Democrats no closer to reaching coronavirus stimulus deal

Schumer noted it was the longest meeting between the four to date, and said their respective staffs would meet on Sunday to continue negotiations. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Su...

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'Daesh bride' Shamima Begum's UK citizenship case goes to Supreme Court

'Daesh bride' Shamima Begum's UK citizenship case goes to Supreme Court

However, the government says that she is eligible for Bangladeshi citizenship owing to the Bangladesh nationality of her parents. Britain's Home Office challenged the decision, arguing that Begum do...

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Afghan ceasefire begins, Taliban prisoners freed ahead of possible talks

Afghan ceasefire begins, Taliban prisoners freed ahead of possible talks

At least nine people have been killed in a fidayeen bomb attack on Thursday in the eastern Logar province of Afghanistan, while 40 people have been seriously injured. Ghani's annoucement came as the T...

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Islamic State attack on Afghan prison, killing 21, rages on

Islamic State attack on Afghan prison, killing 21, rages on

Overall, the United Nations said 1,282 people were killed in violence in the first six months of 2020 in Afghanistan and 2,176 were wounded. More than 50 prisoner escaped, and the death toll could r...

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WHO warns coronavirus pandemic likely to be lengthy

WHO warns coronavirus pandemic likely to be lengthy

The committee urged the World Health Organization to provide nuanced, pragmatic guidance on COVID-19 management 'to reduce the risk of response fatigue in the context of socio-economic pressures'. "...

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Egypt denies pyramids were built by aliens after Elon Musk tweet

Egypt denies pyramids were built by aliens after Elon Musk tweet

The country of Egypt has extended a travel invite to Elon Musk to come visit the county and their iconic Great Pyramids, just after he tweeted some conspiracy theories about the landmarks. There...

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UAE begins start-up operations at first nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi

UAE begins start-up operations at first nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi

When the remaining reactors are put into operation, the total capacity of the plant will be 5,600 megawatts, about a quarter of the nation's electricity needs. ENEC recently announced it had completed...

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Global coronavirus cases pass 18 million

Global coronavirus cases pass 18 million

The latest COVID-19 cases were reported from 29 districts, with Ganjam topping the list (320), followed by Khurda (218), Rayagada (197), Cuttack (123), Gajapati (91) and Sundergarh (76), he said. Acco...

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Nancy Pelosi Says She Has No Confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx

Nancy Pelosi Says She Has No Confidence in Dr. Deborah Birx

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Birx said she has respect for Pelosi and attributed the sentiment to a New York Times article in which Birx is described as embracing overly optimistic...

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Punjab hooch tragedy toll rises to 98

Punjab hooch tragedy toll rises to 98

Moreover, 13 officials from the police and excise and taxation departments had been suspended for negligence while investigations are on to ascertain their complicity in the case, he said. It is a mur...

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Russia preparing mass vaccination against coronavirus for October

Russia preparing mass vaccination against coronavirus for October

Many outside experts have expressed skepticism at some of the Russian claims, and few specifics have emerged amid widespread accusations that Moscow has lied about many aspects of the outbreak and off...

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