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New Zealand defers lockdown decision as it reports new COVID-19 cases

New Zealand defers lockdown decision as it reports new COVID-19 cases

The number of active cases in New Zealand is now 114, 18 of which are in MIQ and 96 of which are in the current community outbreak. "There are 145 people linked to the cluster who have been moved ...

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Victoria records 208 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

Victoria records 208 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

Due to current travel restrictions, Ken Jeong - who also appears on the U.S. version - will not be a regular part of the show but hopes to make a guest appearance. The Docklands studio was also set ...

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Trump Asks Supreme Court to Let Him Block Users on Twitter

Trump Asks Supreme Court to Let Him Block Users on Twitter

The administration argued that "a federal official performs government action subject to constitutional scrutiny only when he exercises 'power "possessed by virtue of [federal] law."'" The petition no...

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Smoke fills air as Portland police clear riot at precinct

Smoke fills air as Portland police clear riot at precinct

Donald Trump once again has offered to send in the National Guard to Portland following another night of unrest that saw cops clash with protesters after riots erupted outside the city's North Prec...

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S.Korea reports 332 more COVID-19 cases, 17002 in total

S.Korea reports 332 more COVID-19 cases, 17002 in total

Virus curbs were tightened in the Seoul region last week but with more than 300 cases reported two days in a row, authorities expanded them to the rest of the country. Under the enhanced guidelines, h...

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Facebook eyes ways to curb misinformation after USA election

Facebook eyes ways to curb misinformation after USA election

Facebook , as well, is mapping out responses to post-election scenarios including efforts by Trump to use the leading social network to wrongly claim victory or contend the outcome is not legitimate, ...

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Two tropical storms a potential double threat to U.S. Gulf Coast

Two tropical storms a potential double threat to U.S. Gulf Coast

Slow strengthening is expected during the next few days. Laura is heading west near 33 km/h, and a general west-northwestward motion is expected over the next few days. The storms are on track to ma...

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India's COVID-19 deaths surpasses 55000, total cases near 3 million

India's COVID-19 deaths surpasses 55000, total cases near 3 million

With this, the state's tally rose to 3,34,940 and the toll reached 3,092. India's COVID-19 recovery rate has risen to 74.30 per cent which is further bolstered by 33 states and UTs reporting recove...

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GCSE results rise as grades done on teacher assessments

GCSE results rise as grades done on teacher assessments

Under the revised system. nearly half of all GCSE grades at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School were a 7 or above - equivalent of at least an A under the old grading system. Among the top performers wa...

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Feds charge former Green Beret with espionage with Russian Federation

Feds charge former Green Beret with espionage with Russian Federation

The indictment said Debbins was partly motivated to collaborate with Moscow because of bitterness over his Army career and a desire to establish business contacts in Russian Federation. Peter Rafael D...

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Cuomo approves reforms for November election

Cuomo approves reforms for November election

The state will now allow voters to request absentee ballots for the general election due to concerns over the risk of contracting illness, including the COVID-19 virus at polling places. They did a gr...

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Virus Spike in S Korea Capital May Be Spreading

Virus Spike in S Korea Capital May Be Spreading

The outbreak at the Sarang Jeil Church, which is headed by a conservative political activist, comes months after mass infections emerged in the southeastern city of Daegu, many of them related to wors...

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Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Steve Bannon pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Bannon was released on a $5 million bond and took to the airwaves to defend himself. Prince, Tancredo and Schilling - who are on the We Build advisory board, haven't been charged. He called Brian Kolf...

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Turkey to convert another museum into mosque

Turkey to convert another museum into mosque

The move was sharply criticised by church leaders and some Western countries, who said that reconverting Hagia Sophia exclusively for Muslim worship risked deepening religious rifts.previous year a ...

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Pompeo demands 'snapback' Iran sanctions

Pompeo demands 'snapback' Iran sanctions

The United States submitted a letter to the 15-member UN Security Council accusing Tehran of non-compliance, in theory starting a 30-day process that could lead to the "snapback" of UN sanctions even ...

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LA Mayor shuts off the power to TikTok star Bryce Hall's Mansion

LA Mayor shuts off the power to TikTok star Bryce Hall's Mansion

In July, the Hype House, another influencer mansion in the Hollywood Hills, hosted a party with around 70 attendees and hundreds more outside waiting to get in. Hall has yet to comment on the repor...

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American border officials installing cable barrier along Canada-U.S. border

American border officials installing cable barrier along Canada-U.S. border

The family, which made national news with their complaints about how they were treated in USA detainment facilities, claimed they crossed the border accidentally when they swerved to avoid an animal a...

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Protesters set fire to parliament office in Iraq's Basra

Protesters set fire to parliament office in Iraq's Basra

We have the finest, the greatest military in the world. "There are no hard fast timelines, and there are no hard fast numbers but that certainly would be part of the discussion, as we evaluate what ...

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Erdogan announces historic Turkish gas find in Black Sea

Erdogan announces historic Turkish gas find in Black Sea

Turkey bought three drilling ships in recent years as it dramatically expanded energy exploration in the Black Sea and contested waters of the eastern Mediterranean. Any reduction in Turkey's energy...

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Golden State Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Golden State Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

Joseph James DeAngelo is wheeled into the court during the third day of victim impact statements at the Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse, in Sacramento, Calif., on August 20, 2020. Judg...

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Golden State Killer Victims Confront Him with Impact Statements

Golden State Killer Victims Confront Him with Impact Statements

DeAngelo's ex-wife broke her silence in the case when she submitted an impact statement to the court saying she had been deceived by her husband and that living with the knowledge that his attacks har...

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USA moves to reinstate Iran sanctions, opening row with Europe

USA moves to reinstate Iran sanctions, opening row with Europe

The problem from the start, however, was that the United States was alone with its displeasure over how the deal was being implemented. The snapback procedure is supposed to lead to the re-establish...

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Libya’s rival parties announce truce, call for polls in March 2021

Libya’s rival parties announce truce, call for polls in March 2021

There was no immediate comment from Haftar or his Libyan National Army (LNA), but the head of an eastern-based parliament that is aligned with Haftar issued a statement appealing for an end to hostili...

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U.S. condemns Mali mutiny, calls for freedom of detained leaders

U.S. condemns Mali mutiny, calls for freedom of detained leaders

The failure to roll back the jihadists was a major factor in fuelling frustrations with ousted President Keita's rule, say analysts. The military junta ruling Mali following this week's coup is seek...

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As US postmaster testifies to Senate, states sue over mail delays

As US postmaster testifies to Senate, states sue over mail delays

USPS has since halted the process until the election is over to avoid the image of impropriety. Sen. Tom Carper seemingly thought he was on mute during Friday's virtual Senate hearing for the testi...

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Irish agriculture minister resigns after attending golf dinner that breached coronavirus rules

Irish agriculture minister resigns after attending golf dinner that breached coronavirus rules

Ireland has maintained some of the strictest controls in Europe, but he government has faced criticism all week for what many saw as poorly communicated and contradictory new restrictions. Mr Martin s...

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Number of wildfires well below normal this year for Northeast BC

Number of wildfires well below normal this year for Northeast BC

With the Christie Mountain wildfire steadily advancing towards them Thursday, crews went into the hills surrounding Penticton to begin preparing for what could be the fight of their lives. Deputy pr...

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'National Weather Service' Issues First-Ever Warning for a Firenado

'National Weather Service' Issues First-Ever Warning for a Firenado

The Apple Fire is the second largest in the state, burning 33,424 acres since it started on July 31. How do fire tornadoes work? The fire was ignited by a lightning strike on August 14. Weathe...

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China suspends legal assistance agreement between Hong Kong, US

China suspends legal assistance agreement between Hong Kong, US

Responding to the notification, the Hong Kong government said the US' decision to stop the agreements was disrespectful of "bilateralism and multilateralism" and the action should be condemned globall...

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Harris accepts vice presidential nomination

Harris accepts vice presidential nomination

The constant chaos leaves us adrift. "For four years, people have said to me, 'I didn't realize how risky he was.' 'I wish I could go back and do it over.' Or worst, 'I should have voted,"' Clinton ...

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Incessant rains submerge parts of Delhi

Incessant rains submerge parts of Delhi

The downpour wreaked havoc in Delhi and its satellite cities of Gurgaon and Noida , leading to inundation of rain water on roads and underpasses as well as traffic build-up in many areas. "Waterloggi...

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New Zealand's active COVID-19 cases over 100 after five more found

New Zealand's active COVID-19 cases over 100 after five more found

The St Lukes worker may have been on the same bus as another positive case, Bloomfield said, which underlined the importance of wearing a mask on public transport. There are 133 people linked to the c...

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Iran tests new surface-to-surface missile with a 900-mile range

Iran tests new surface-to-surface missile with a 900-mile range

Iranian state TV announced Thursday that the nation has unveiled two new missiles, one named after a top Iranian military official killed by a US drone strikes this year. Iran routinely unveils techn...

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Elephant shrew, thought 'lost to science' in 1968, seen in Africa

Elephant shrew, thought 'lost to science' in 1968, seen in Africa

The elusive, insect-eating creature is neither an elephant nor a shrew. The rediscovery occurred in the nation of Djibouti , which is located in the Horn of Africa , by a scientific team conductin...

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Iran detains UAE ship and its crew

Iran detains UAE ship and its crew

But tensions have spiked between the two nations following last week's surprise announcement that the UAE has agreed to normalise ties with Israel under a US-brokered deal. Abu Dhabi summoned the Iran...

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