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France welcomes Israel-UAE deal, says annexations must cease definitively

France welcomes Israel-UAE deal, says annexations must cease definitively

The grandson of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has slammed Israel and the United Arab Emirates' plans to normalise relations, saying anyone who believes the pact will advance peace in the Middle...

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Trump calls Kamala Harris an 'opponent everyone dreams of'

Trump calls Kamala Harris an 'opponent everyone dreams of'

Biden criticized President Trump's personal attacks on Harris. "Everything we care about", said Harris. Later Wednesday, at a joint virtual fundraiser, Biden said the campaign had raised $26 mil...

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Grant Shapps: France ‘likely’ to impose reciprocal quarantine rules

Grant Shapps: France ‘likely’ to impose reciprocal quarantine rules

British tourists in France are being charged hundreds of pounds to return home before quarantine restrictions are imposed. The quarantine conditions will also apply to travellers returning from the ...

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NZ PM Ardern: To extend Auckland restrictions for an extra 12 days

NZ PM Ardern: To extend Auckland restrictions for an extra 12 days

Level 3 means that residents can not leave their homes unless traveling on essential trips, like picking up groceries, or if they can not work remotely, while non-essential establishments are closed d...

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Search underway for two missing women in Galway Bay

Search underway for two missing women in Galway Bay

The women were found clinging to lobster pots. Strong north easterly winds blew the paddleboarders off shore. Two missing paddle boarders have been located alive south of Inis Oírr. She said eve...

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Yale University Accused of Discriminating Against Asian Americans in Admissions

Yale University Accused of Discriminating Against Asian Americans in Admissions

While some applicants - mainly African American and Hispanic students - were favored by Yale due to their race and ethnicity, others were disfavored, Dreiband said , and it was mainly Asian America...

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Fire burns thousands of acres in Los Angeles County

Fire burns thousands of acres in Los Angeles County

Cooler overnight temperatures helped firefighters increase containment of that fire, but the forecast called for hot, dry weather with extremely risky fire conditions because of possible gusty win...

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Belarus to release all detained protesters: Interior Ministry

Belarus to release all detained protesters: Interior Ministry

The announcement has triggered days of widespread protests and brought threats of stringent Western sanctions . Amid mounting protests and reported pressure from Belarusian authorities, Tikhano...

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Talks underway to form new government in Lebanon

Talks underway to form new government in Lebanon

The government came to office in January with backing from parties including the heavily armed, Iran-backed Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah. "India demonstrates solidarity with the people of Lebanon in t...

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1st LD: US Air Force helicopter shot, one crew member injured

1st LD: US Air Force helicopter shot, one crew member injured

The FBI is investigating the shooting of a military helicopter during a training mission this week in northern Virginia , injuring one crew member who was aboard, officials said Wednesday. The hel...

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U.S. calls for shower rules to be eased after Trump hair complaints

U.S. calls for shower rules to be eased after Trump hair complaints

Because of a 1992 law, showerheads in the United States are not permitted to produce more than 9.5l (2.5 gallons) of water per minute. With the change intended by the Trump administration, the restr...

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President Trump requests mail-in ballot ahead of Florida's primary election

President Trump requests mail-in ballot ahead of Florida's primary election

In a Thursday interview on Fox News, Trump said that if Democrats don't get the extra $25 billion that they've sought to buttress the postal service in pending coronavirus relief legislation, "t...

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Mueller report: Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer 'altered email' to wiretap Trump aide

Mueller report: Federal Bureau of Investigation lawyer 'altered email' to wiretap Trump aide

Attorney General Bill Barr had forecast a development in an interview Thursday night on Fox News . "It was all part of a broader campaign by the Democratic Party and their allies to set me up for...

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Turkey Threatens to Cut Diplomatic Ties with UAE after Deal with Israel

Turkey Threatens to Cut Diplomatic Ties with UAE after Deal with Israel

The MEA spokesperson was keen to assert that welcoming the deal would not have any impact on India's "traditional support for the Palestinian cause". On Thursday , Israel and the UAE agreed to norm...

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Thirteen new COVID-19 cases reported in Ottawa on Wednesday

Thirteen new COVID-19 cases reported in Ottawa on Wednesday

Morris County is reporting 3 active cases. Peel reported 16 new cases, Toronto reported 19, and Ottawa reported 13 new cases. There have been 125 total hospitalizations. Ontario's total number of reso...

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New Zealand on alert over coronavirus resurgence

New Zealand on alert over coronavirus resurgence

The Government must also do what it can to ensure resentment does not build up between Aucklanders stuck in their homes, and those across the rest of New Zealand enjoying much more freedom. "There a...

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Hong Kong residents buy newspaper to support free press

Hong Kong residents buy newspaper to support free press

The law criminalizes anti-China sentiments in the region, which continued to serve as a vibrant economic hub after the United Kingdom handed it over to Beijing in 1997 under a vow that it would enjoy ...

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U.S. says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

U.S. says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian navy held the vessel for five hours before eventually releasing it on Wednesday, a U.S. military source said. The video from Central Command shows the helicopter approaching and landing ...

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Ghislaine Maxwell fails to obtain delay in unsealing Epstein documents

Ghislaine Maxwell fails to obtain delay in unsealing Epstein documents

In a strongly worded statement his lawyers said while the US Department of Justice had been investigating Mr Epstein for 16-years, the first time it had requested the Duke's help was on January 2 this...

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Trump administration proposes new showerhead rules

Trump administration proposes new showerhead rules

He said he needs a lot for his hair to be "perfect". Conservation groups argue that the change would create unnecessary waste of both water and energy, meaning it would cost consumers more in the lo...

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Israel makes $1.5m gold and diamond coronavirus mask

Israel makes $1.5m gold and diamond coronavirus mask

Now, an Israeli jewellery company has announced that is busy working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face mask! The designer and owne...

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Australia records significant fall in new virus cases

Australia records significant fall in new virus cases

Melbourne Health has obtained within Glenlyn Aged Care at Glenroy, Western Health is now tackling Florence Aged Care at Altona North, also Bacchus Marsh Hospital is commanding surgeries at Kaylna Care...

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Covid-19: Parliament extended as officials trace Rotorua movements

Covid-19: Parliament extended as officials trace Rotorua movements

Ms Ardern said the idea her government kept the cases a secret was "nonsense". There have been 1,225 confirmed cases to date, it said, adding there are now 22 active cases, with five people having r...

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Belarus Police Fire Live Rounds at Protesters, Arrest Over 1,000

Belarus Police Fire Live Rounds at Protesters, Arrest Over 1,000

A religious procession of various Christian denominations also took place in Minsk while workers at a several factories reportedly held strikes. Lukashenko won a sixth term as president with 80% of ...

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B.C. delays start of school year. Could Alberta follow suit?

Education Minister Rob Fleming and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announce enhanced safety measures and additional resources that will enable most students in grades K-12 to return to scho...

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Officer Risks Life to Save Wheelchair-Bound Man from Oncoming Train

Officer Risks Life to Save Wheelchair-Bound Man from Oncoming Train

The Lodi Police Department reported Urrea "immediately exited her patrol vehicle and began running towards the male". "She noticed that the railroad crossing arms started to come down and saw that...

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Former Brazilian President Praises Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

Former Brazilian President Praises Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lauded the Russian vaccine and offered to be "injected in public", to allay public fears about its safety. Russian Federation will offer the vaccine to other...

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NOAA: Tropical Storm Josephine Track, Spaghetti Models

NOAA: Tropical Storm Josephine Track, Spaghetti Models

The previous record was held by Tropical Storm Jose, which formed on August 22, 2005, experts said. The last, Tropical Storm Zeta, formed in late December and did not dissipate until January 6, 2005...

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Pompeo says Israel-UAE agreement is enormous step forward

Pompeo says Israel-UAE agreement is enormous step forward

President Donald Trump helped broker, will lead to the full normalisation of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations. Trump announced the " HUGE breakthrough " on Thursday fol...

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3 dead after passenger train derails in Scotland; several injured

3 dead after passenger train derails in Scotland; several injured

The driver , conductor and a passenger were killed and six people were hospitalised with minor injuries, while four firefighters were hurt battling the ensuing fire . At the scene on Thursday, Andre...

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Iranian special forces board oil tanker and seize it for hours

Iranian special forces board oil tanker and seize it for hours

The Iranian Navy allegedly then descended and were seen fast-roping on the deck of the vessel, whose last position appeared to be off the eastern coast of the UAE near the city of Khorfakkan. The Wil...

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What is Sputnik? Why has Russian Federation named coronavirus vaccine Sputnik — Sputnik meaning

What is Sputnik? Why has Russian Federation named coronavirus vaccine Sputnik — Sputnik meaning

Salmon and other experts noted since the vaccine hasn't reached Phase 3 trials, we don't know the harm it could cause. Chumakov also said the Russian scientific community also has a shrinking comm...

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Biden, Harris to deliver Democratic convention speeches from Delaware

Biden, Harris to deliver Democratic convention speeches from Delaware

Catherine Cortez Masto is the third Latinx politician scheduled to speak at the convention on Monday. Sen. Biden's campaign is seeking to capitalize on the burst of attention and interest around Har...

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Kamala Harris Attacked Biden As A Racist During Debates — FLASHBACK

Kamala Harris Attacked Biden As A Racist During Debates — FLASHBACK

The Trump campaign moved quickly to portray Harris as a radical candidate, with the president saying she was " nasty and horrible " to Biden and during the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justi...

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UAE Officially Normalizes Relations with Israel

UAE Officially Normalizes Relations with Israel

While Yamina leader Naftali Bennett praised the normalization, saying "relations between the two countries are no longer held hostage by Palestinain recalcitrance", he took Netanyahu to task for suspe...

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