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Spain Closes Nightclubs and Bans Smoking in Open Areas

Spain Closes Nightclubs and Bans Smoking in Open Areas

Thursday's nearly 3,000 new cases brought the cumulative total to 337,334 - the highest number in Western Europe. Spain has reported a new spike in coronavirus infections: 2,935 in 24 hours, up ...

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USA signs military agreement with Poland, moving troops from Germany

USA signs military agreement with Poland, moving troops from Germany

The agreement will give USA armed forces greater access to Polish military infrastructure and will create a framework for a sharing of costs between the two nations for the American military presence....

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TROPICS: Tropical depression Kyle and Josephine

TROPICS: Tropical depression Kyle and Josephine

The storm packs top winds of 45 miles per hour, and is in the open Atlantic well east of the Caribbean Islands. The NHC said TS Josephine is expected to weaken as it encounters unfavourable upper-le...

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NZ PM Jacinda Ardern extends partial lockdown for Auckland

NZ PM Jacinda Ardern extends partial lockdown for Auckland

Australia's Acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Friday. "What has happened in New Zealand is a real demonstration...

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U.S. confirms the seizure of four Iranian tankers headed to Venezuela

U.S. confirms the seizure of four Iranian tankers headed to Venezuela

A senior U.S. official said that military force was not used in the operation. Instead, the U.S. government threatened the owners, insurers, and captains of the ships with sanctions in order to pr...

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Ardern extends Auckland lockdown by 12 days, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

Ardern extends Auckland lockdown by 12 days, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

Officials have since identified a total of 29 cases, all linked to the same cluster. "As we have said from the start, our overall Covid-19 strategy remains elimination", Ardern said in a televised m...

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United Kingdom airports braced for travel chaos after France quarantine ruling

United Kingdom airports braced for travel chaos after France quarantine ruling

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps insisted the Government had taken "a practical approach" to the new restrictions. The price of tickets on Eurostar trains jumped overnight, while all trains after mi...

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Huge Smoke Cloud Seen as Lake Fire Forces Evacuations

Huge Smoke Cloud Seen as Lake Fire Forces Evacuations

A huge fire in Los Angeles turned the sky red last night as terrified residents were forced to flee from their homes. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a fire broke out at 3:38 pm on W...

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Officer minimises role during questioning — George Floyd's death

In it, bystanders clamor for officers to check Floyd's vital signs as Officer Derek Chauvin holds his knee on the man's neck. While they were on the way, Thao said that dispatch cancelled the back...

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Coronavirus cases in India cross 2.5 million

Coronavirus cases in India cross 2.5 million

Out of the total 2,461,190 cases, recoveries have surged to 1,751,555 with a record 55,573 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to almost 71.17 per cent. Assam repor...

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The Ruby Princess - what went wrong

The Ruby Princess - what went wrong

A change to the definition of suspect cases implemented by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia was not part of the risk assessment, Mr Walker found. The NSW government then erred by allowing d...

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Trump's adviser mocks Marge Simpson. Marge Simpson responds

Trump's adviser mocks Marge Simpson. Marge Simpson responds

Raheem Kassam, editor-in-chief of conservative news website "The National Pulse", wrote that Marge " was literally written to parody a nagging and disappointed middle aged woman ", while noting that ...

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Shark attack on NSW north coast leaves surfer with severe leg injuries

Shark attack on NSW north coast leaves surfer with severe leg injuries

A woman has been rushed to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a suspected shark attack on the state's Mid North Coast this morning. The woman was bitten on the leg a number of times while ...

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State power operator declares stage 2 emergency, electrical outages possible

State power operator declares stage 2 emergency, electrical outages possible

And on Saturday afternoon, the ISO issued a "grid warning notice" in which it called for conservation from consumers and urged power generators and other suppliers to deliver more electricity. Edison ...

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Israel Halts Gaza Fuel Supply over Fire Bombs

Israel Halts Gaza Fuel Supply over Fire Bombs

Israel's military said on Thursday it had carried out fresh overnight strikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, in response to incendiary balloons launched across the border from the Palestinian enc...

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World Reacts to 'Historic' Israel-UAE Deal

World Reacts to 'Historic' Israel-UAE Deal

The UAE is the first Gulf state and third Arab country to have full diplomatic relations with Israel after Egypt and Jordan. Turkey has diplomatic and trade ties with Israel, but relations have be...

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Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government

Google stops responding directly to data requests from Hong Kong government

The 71-year-old was released on bail on Wednesday after 40 hours in custody and has urged staff to fight on and persist. "All of those incentives that they had for the Hong Kong market, in order to ...

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First batch of coronavirus vaccine produced in Russian Federation

First batch of coronavirus vaccine produced in Russian Federation

The novel vaccine, developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, is the first coronavirus vaccine to go into manufacturing and will be rolled out by the end of this month. Russian Federation has said ...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation to examine events of Beirut explosion

Federal Bureau of Investigation to examine events of Beirut explosion

Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, after visiting the port. "The FBI is arriving this weekend and they will be playing their role at the invitation of the Lebanese", Mr Hale said whil...

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Suresh Raina follows Dhoni out, uses Instagram to announce retirement

Suresh Raina follows Dhoni out, uses Instagram to announce retirement

One of Jadeja's most memorable moments with Dhoni came in 2013 when India won the Champions Trophy. He last played for his country in the July 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat to New Zealand at Old ...

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Belarus authorities free hundreds detained after election protests

Belarus authorities free hundreds detained after election protests

I will leave, if power isn't changed, " reported news agency AP, citing 30-year-old demonstrator Artem Kushner. Mr Lukashenko has suggested the unrest may cross over into Russian Federation. Bel...

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Japan's Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war dead shrine on WW2 anniversary

Japan's Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war dead shrine on WW2 anniversary

At least four Japanese cabinet ministers paid their respects in person at Yasukuni, which honours 14 Japanese wartime leaders convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal, as well as Japan's war d...

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White House officials seek momentum with other countries after Israel-UAE deal

White House officials seek momentum with other countries after Israel-UAE deal

The statement said Pakistan has "an abiding commitment to the full realisation of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people", including their right to self-determination, while peace and stabi...

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Britons given Saturday deadline to return from France without quarantining

Britons given Saturday deadline to return from France without quarantining

Car-carrying Channel Tunnel trains are full and prices for Eurostar tickets from Paris to London started close to $300 on Friday. "Data shows we need to remove France , the Netherlands, Monaco, Mal...

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Afghan gov't releases 80 Taliban prisoners

Afghan gov't releases 80 Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government and the Taliban are set to meet within days of the prisoner release being completed, in a move that has drawn widespread condemnation after it emerged numerous inmates were invol...

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Herrin High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Herrin High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Bedford schools will have K-2 students in person five days per week, The Tuckahoe School District will have K-3 students in person every schoo day, and the Hendrick Hudson schools will have K-5 st...

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US, Greece discuss 'urgent need' to calm East Med tensions

US, Greece discuss 'urgent need' to calm East Med tensions

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted Friday that he spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump about the situation in the eastern Mediterranean, Libya and Lebanon. It also cites examples of past global ...

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Government identifies some of the mysterious seeds posted from China

Government identifies some of the mysterious seeds posted from China

The department did so after receiving considerable inquiries about the unsolicited packages as well as reports that Georgians have been among those to receive seeds from China . The Ministry of Agric...

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United Kingdom reduces COVID-19 death toll by over 5,000

United Kingdom reduces COVID-19 death toll by over 5,000

Under the new metric, people who test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 are deemed to have died from the disease if they perish within 28 days of their diagnosis. But there will now be a low...

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Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended to September 21

Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended to September 21

The two countries will continue their mutual ban on non-essential cross-border trips until at least September 21. A USA official briefed on the matter said the measures could last several more month...

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United Kingdom imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivals from France, drawing backlash

United Kingdom imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivals from France, drawing backlash

Most holidaymakers would be put off going overseas if they faced 14 days of quarantine on their return one survey has suggested. It was announced last night that people arriving in Britain from Fran...

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Top US officials appointed 'imporoperly': Watchdog

Top US officials appointed 'imporoperly': Watchdog

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the two officials should step down and DHS should conduct a legal review of all decisions made under their leadership. In response to a lawsuit , a federal judge r...

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Bedford County School Board pushes back school start, requires masks for students

Bedford County School Board pushes back school start, requires masks for students

Nine out of 10 parents are concerned that students will catch coronavirus and spread the respiratory illness if school buildings reopen, as many are planned to in the coming weeks, according to result...

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USA designates Confucius Institutes as foreign mission

USA designates Confucius Institutes as foreign mission

The designation restricts the CIUS's operations and staffing levels in the country. The State Department says the goal is to ensure American teachers and administrators can make choices about whet...

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Russian Federation calls 'urgent' summit on Iran to avoid United Nations 'confrontation'

Russian Federation calls 'urgent' summit on Iran to avoid United Nations 'confrontation'

Critics argue that Washington has no right to trigger the snapback, since President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions. sanctions on Iran, known as snapback, ...

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