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  • The number of coronavirus cases in Russia crossed 350,000-mark on Monday, authorities said. At least 8,946 new cases were reported over the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 353,427, the country's emergency task force said in a daily report. The virus also claimed 92 more lives, pushing the ...

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  • The coronavirus outbreak in South Africa has closed Mponeng, the world’s deepest gold mine after 164 workers tested positive for the disease. The global gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti said it conducted 650 tests since last Thursday, including primary contacts and many others who wished ...

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  • Japan on Monday lifted the state of emergency, which was imposed to combat the coronavirus outbreak, across the whole country, local media reported. The decision was announced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to Kyodo News. The move covered Tokyo, the prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba and ...

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  • Turkey’s president on Sunday reiterated his country's support for Palestine as the Muslim world celebrates Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. ''We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a video ...

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  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday that his chief aide Dominic Cummings “acted on the instinct of every father and parent,” defending him for flouting lockdown measures six weeks ago.  Standing by Cummings amid a public outcry over his violating coronavirus measures ...

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  • Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a plan by Beijing to impose a new national security law on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. They gathered in the Causeway Bay and Wan Chai districts and chanted anti-government slogans, including "Stand with Hong ...

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  • The US announced Sunday that it is suspending the entry of non-US citizens traveling from Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “Today, the President has taken decisive action to protect our country by suspending the entry of aliens who have been in Brazil during the 14-day period ...

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  • Iran on Sunday confirmed 58 more fatalities from coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 7,417. A further 2,180 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 135,701, said the Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour. He said 105,801 ...

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  • With British authorities announcing on Saturday that the UK-wide death toll from coronavirus was 36,675, up 282 over the past 24 hours, efforts to get the economy safely going again are taking a greater share of the spotlight. The Times of London reported that Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi ...

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  • The Afghan government's negotiating team is ready to begin the long-due intra-Afghan peace talks with the Taliban, President Ashraf Ghani announced in his Eid al-Fitr message on Sunday. Flanked by his top aides outside the presidential palace's mosque, the Afghan president welcomed the Taliban's ...

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  • Spain’s prime minister claimed the country is “one step away from victory” against coronavirus on Saturday, as the country counted 48 more COVID-19 deaths.  Every day for the last week, the country has counted fewer than 100 daily COVID-19 deaths – a situation unseen ...

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  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that intervention by the US against Iranian oil tankers sent to Venezuela will be met with retaliation. "Any ‘pirate-like’ action by the US Navy against the Iranian fuel shipments to Venezuela would trigger a harsh response,” said ...

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  • Afghanistan’s president has welcomed the Taliban’s announcement of a three-day cease-fire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, set to start this weekend. In a brief statement late Saturday, Mohammed Ashraf Ghani said Afghan defense and security forces are directed to reciprocate ...

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  • The member states of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) agreed to gather for an extraordinary meeting to discuss Israel’s plans to annex the parts of West Bank, diplomatic sources said on Saturday. The meeting decision was taken with the initiative of Turkey, and the telephone ...

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  • Oxford University announced that its COVID-19 vaccine has entered its next phases of human trials, according to a statement on Friday, as British health authorities announced that 351 more people died from the disease across the UK over the past 24 hours. The Department of Health reported: ...

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  • SpaceX is set to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station next week.   A Falcon 9 rocket will carry Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the company’s Crew Dragon spaceship Wednesday. The launch, which will take place at the John F. Kennedy Space Center ...

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  • Afghanistan announced on Friday it will ease lockdown measures for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, starting this weekend. However, officials urged the public to follow safety rules and social distancing guidelines, as Afghanistan’s daily ...

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  • The Trump administration has cleared the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of wrongdoing and approved the sale of thousand of mine-resistant vehicles, despite indications it violated past arms agreements, according to a report published Friday.  A CNN investigation found last year that as part of its ...

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  • The drug US President Donald Trump has said he is taking to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus has a much higher risk of death among COVID-19 patients, according to a study published Friday.  The study published in the Lancet peer-reviewed journal looked at over 96,000 virus patients, ...

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  • US President Donald Trump said Friday he is designating houses of worship as "essential," urging state governors to allow them to open "right now." Trump told reporters he is identifying them as "essential places that provide essential services." "Some governors have deemed liquor stores and ...

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  • South America is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic and most cases are in Brazil, the World Health Organization said Friday.   And while the country goes through a health emergency, it is also experiencing one of its worst political crises in recent history. A Brazilian Supreme ...

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  • Two men were charged on Friday with the murder of 19-year-old Aya Hachem, a Muslim woman shot dead in broad daylight in Blackburn, England on Sunday. Hachem, a Lebanese-British Muslim, was shot dead in a drive-by shooting as she was out grocery shopping. Lancashire Police said that Feroz Suleman, ...

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  • NATO allies try to convince Russia to return to full compliance with the Open Skies Treaty, the organization’s secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. The alliance's ambassadors met to discuss the US withdrawal from the nearly two decades old arms-control pact, a day after ...

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  • Russia on Friday reported more than 100 deaths from coronavirus for the fourth day in a row. Over the last 24 hours, 150 fatalities were registered in the country, bringing the death toll to 3,249, the country's emergency task force said in a daily report. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases ...

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  • US President Donald Trump said Thursday he has ordered flags at all federal buildings and national monuments to be flown at half-staff in memory of the nation’s coronavirus victims.  In a pair of tweets, Trump said he will be lowering the flags over the next three days. "I will be ...

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  • The US has deported at least 1,000 migrant children since early March, UNICEF said Thursday. The unaccompanied children have been returned to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras amid the coronavirus pandemic, which the UN children agency said poses "serious protection risks." They are ...

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  • The family of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Friday they have forgiven those who killed their father.  “On this blessed night of the blessed month (of #Ramadan), we remember God’s saying: 'If a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from ...

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  • The US will not shut down if there is a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the nation's president said Thursday.   While touring a Ford Motor Co. plant outside of Detroit, Michigan, Donald Trump was asked about his concern over the potential for a second wave of the virus. He ...

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  • A super cyclone has hit eastern India and Bangladesh, killing at least 24 people, damaging thousands of houses, forestry, and bringing down power lines.  The eastern Indian state of West Bengal took the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, which barreled into the Odisha coast with ferocious wind and rain ...

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  • After being postponed for a year due to coronavirus, the 2020 Tokyo Games, will have to be canceled if not held next summer, according to the head of the International Olympic Committee. "You cannot forever employ 3,000 or 5,000 people in an organizing committee," Kyodo News quoted Thomas Bach as ...

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