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Trump said he would give UN speech despite pandemic — but reversed course and won’t be attending

US President Donald Trump will not attend next week’s UN General Assembly gathering in person, his chief of staff told journalists aboard Air Force One…

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Coronavirus cases top 30 million worldwide with Europe on edge

Coronavirus infections topped 30 million around the globe on Thursday as the World Health Organization warned of “alarming rates of transmission” across Europe and cautioned…

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Islamic State expanding globally amid setbacks: US official

The Islamic State group continues to expand globally with some 20 affiliates, despite being forced out of Syria and the killing of its leaders, a…

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Noam Chomsky: The world is facing the most dangerous moment in human history

Born in Philadelphia on December 7, 1928, left-wing author and activist Noam Chomsky has seen a lot in his lifetime — from the Great Depression…

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Bohemian chic: Jimi Hendrix at home 50 years on

Jimi Hendrix made his name in London, exploding onto the 1960s music scene with his mesmeric guitar playing, before his untimely death 50 years ago…

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Vikings not as blond and blue-eyed as previously thought: study

In the popular imagination, the Viking warriors who plundered northern Europe from the 8th century were as tall, fair and Scandinavian as they were murderous….

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Australian stinging trees contain ‘scorpion-like venom’: scientists

Australia is notorious for its venomous spiders, snakes and sea creatures, but researchers have now identified “scorpion-like” toxins secreted by a tree that can cause…

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Salvador vet’s painstaking surgery helps mutilated bird fly again

Veterinary surgeon Jose Coto’s clinic at the El Salvadoran environment ministry has its hands full as it cares for a wide array of injured, neglected…

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US sends top-level diplomat to Taiwan, angering China

A top US diplomat will arrive in Taiwan on Thursday, the highest-ranking State Department official to visit in 40 years, in a further sign of…

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Andy Murray wants Margaret Court Arena renamed over anti-gay views

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has urged officials to consider renaming Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena over the Australian’s anti-gay stance, saying: “I don’t think…

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Key cannabis chemical may help prevent colon cancer: researchers

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A chemical in marijuana may be able to help prevent colon cancer, according to a new study from top University of South…

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Boeing MAX crashes ‘horrific’ result of lapses by company, regulator

New York (AFP) – Congressional investigators blamed two deadly Boeing 737 MAX crashes on “repeated and serious failures” by the company and air safety officials,…

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New Zealand enters recession with largest-ever contraction

New Zealand officially entered its first recession in almost 10 years on Thursday, with figures from the country’s bureau of statistics showing a record contraction…

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Rich nations snap up vaccine stocks in global race for jab

Washington (AFP) – Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised Covid-19 vaccine stocks, a study…

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Daniel Ellsberg tells UK court that US seeks both ‘revenge’ against Julian Assange and to ‘crush’ future whistleblowers

The Pentagon Papers leaker previously called Assange’s prosecution the most “significant attack on freedom of the press” since his 1971 case. Daniel Ellsberg—who famously leaked…

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Transgender woman cannot be child’s ‘mother’: French court

France’s highest court ruled Wednesday that a transgender woman cannot be officially recognized as the biological mother of the child she conceived with her wife,…

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US student charged with murder of Italian policeman apologizes in court

A US student on trial for killing an Italian policeman during a failed drug bust last year tearfully apologised on Wednesday, saying he would never…

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Trump’s mishandling of pandemic has caused America’s image to suffer horribly in other developed countries: poll

If other major developed countries could vote in the United States’ 2020 election, President Donald Trump’s chances of winning a second term would be slim…

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Japan’s Yoshihide Suga elected prime minister, to announce ‘continuity’ cabinet

Japan’s parliament on Wednesday elected Yoshihide Suga prime minister, with the former chief cabinet secretary expected to stick closely to policies championed by Shinzo Abe…

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India virus cases cross 5 million in ‘worse than sci-fi’ pandemic

Coronavirus infections in India soared past five million on Wednesday, as a WHO envoy warned the pandemic was “still at the beginning”. Global cases are…

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Scientists find world’s oldest sperm in Myanmar amber

A team of paleontologists have discovered what they believe is the world’s oldest animal sperm, frozen 100 million years ago inside a tiny crustacean in…

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