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Okinawa governor rips US for letting COVID-19 infections surge on overseas American military bases

“Infections are rapidly spreading among U.S. personnel when we Okinawans are doing our utmost to contain the infections.” Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki slammed the U.S….

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Mask resistance during a pandemic isn’t new – in 1918 many Americans were ‘slackers’

We have all seen the alarming headlines: Coronavirus cases are surging in 40 states, with new cases and hospitalization rates climbing at an alarming rate….

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The UAE’s Mars mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than the red planet

On July 14, a new Mars-bound spacecraft will launch from Japan. While several Mars missions are planned to launch over the next month, what makes…

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Concern over new Sydney cluster as Australia virus cases surge

Sydney residents were warned Monday to put the brakes on partying as a new coronavirus cluster emerged at a city pub on the heels of…

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New Zealand mosque shooter to represent himself at sentencing

The gunman behind New Zealand’s Christchurch mosque shootings sacked his lawyers Monday and opted to represent himself, raising fears he would use a sentencing hearing…

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China hits top US lawmakers, envoy with sanctions over Xinjiang

China on Monday slapped retaliatory sanctions on three senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy in a deepening row over Beijing’s treatment of Uighurs in…

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Ten million kids ‘may never return to school’ after virus

The coronavirus pandemic has caused an “unprecedented education emergency” with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back…

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Trump Organization planning ‘high-end’ retirement community — with 225 properties — on foreign soil: report

The Trump Organization is planning a massive real estate development, according to a new report by Martyn McLaughlin in The Scotsman. “In what would be…

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Extreme heat and rain: Thousands of weather stations show there’s now more of both — and for longer

A major global update based on data from more than 36,000 weather stations around the world confirms that, as the planet continues to warm, extreme…

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CERN: Physicists report the discovery of unique new particle

The LHCb collaboration at CERN has announced the discovery of a new exotic particle: a so-called “tetraquark”. The paper by more than 800 authors is…

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Erdogan rebuffs criticism over Byzantine-era monument Hagia Sophia conversion to mosque

Istanbul (AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday rejected worldwide condemnation over Turkey’s decision to convert the Byzantine-era monument Hagia Sophia back into a…

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Nothing gives champagne its fizz like a humble radish

Paris (AFP) – Forget Beluga caviar, foie gras, smoked salmon or ortolan, the tiny bird that French gourmets put a napkin over their heads to…

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Mixed reaction from Hong Kong expats to UK visas offer

London (AFP) – Hong Kong expatriates living in Britain have welcomed London’s pledge of “a pathway to future citizenship” for millions of the territory’s residents…

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WHO urges aggressive virus measures as flare-ups spark new closures

The World Health Organization has urged countries grappling with coronavirus to step up control measures, saying it is still possible to rein it in, as…

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Fury in France as protesters slam Macron’s choice of interior minister accused of rape

Chanting “Impunity is Over!” or dancing against sexual violence, women’s rights activists protested Friday in multiple cities in France and abroad against President Emmanuel Macron’s…

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Ghislaine Maxwell seeks release on $5 million bail

Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers asked a New York court Friday to release her on bail of $5 million, insisting she will stay in America to fight…

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Will Bill Barr try to save Trump with an October surprise?

President Donald Trump has desperately tried to reignite his 2020 campaign and fix the new recession that began in February. But instead of looking for…

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Sudan criminalizes female genital mutilation

Sudan’s highest governing body Friday ratified a law criminalizing female genital mutilation, a widespread ritual in the African country, the justice ministry announced. The sovereign…

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Venice completes first test of all flood barriers

Venice’s long awaited flood defense system designed to protect the lagoon city from damaging waters during high tides on Friday survived a first test of…

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Balloons bring internet to Kenya’s rural Rift Valley

The world’s first ever commercial high-speed internet service to use balloons to connect people to the web was launched in a remote region of Kenya’s…

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‘An outrage’: Trump-appointed head of global news agency won’t extend visas for foreign journalists

“It is appalling that the VOA’s new boss could be so reckless about the safety of journalists,” said PEN America. Dozens of foreign journalists are expected…

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