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  • Two new videos showing new details in George Floyd's fatal arrest have been leaked and published by the Daily Mail, despite it being barred from public distribution. The footage was shot on former police officers Thomas Lane and Alexander Kueng's body-cameras, as they were first to arrive at the ...

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  • As new COVID-19 outbreaks are being confirmed in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia, countries across the world are reintroducing quarantine measures and imposing mandatory coronavirus test on arrivals from high-risk areas in order to curb the pandemic. At the moment, India is showing the ...

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  • President Donald Trump has purportedly approved a 45-day window for the Chinese firm ByteDance to agree to sell its now popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft Corp, according to three people familiar with the potential deal, as quoted by Reuters. The time lapse will ostensibly serve as a ...

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  • This year, the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia is taking place amid tough anti-coronavirus measures in the country, where more than 270,000 COVID-19 cases have so far been confirmed. Watch a live broadcast from outside the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's Mecca, where Muslim pilgrims are gathering on ...

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  • Bitcoin was at $11,918 at 04:03 GMT on Sunday, according to Coin Market Cap data. At the Binance cryptocurrency exchange trading platform its value was increasing by 5.41 percent, up to $11,980. In the course of Sunday trading, the Bitcoin price reached the $12,000 mark for the first time since 9 ...

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  • The United States still has the highest case count in the world, with 4,620,419, including 154,361 fatalities and 1,461,885 recoveries. India and Brazil are in second and third place in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases after the US. Brazil now has a total of 2,707,877 confirmed COVID-19 ...

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  • The fate of TikTok is hanging in the balance as Donald Trump has promised to ban it as soon as Saturday. Several major companies including Microsoft are said to be in talks to buy a stake in the app from its Chinese owners. The in-vogue video-sharing app TikTok has drawn increased interest from US ...

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  • The intelligence operation is said to have targeted the head of Tondar - a little-known Iranian royalist group based in Los Angeles, California, whose plans include the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and the restoration of the Iranian monarchy. Iran has arrested Jamshid Sharmahd, alleged ...

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  • US Africa Command has started what will likely be a months-long process of moving its headquarters from the German city of Stuttgart to another location, AFRICOM Commander Army Gen. Stephen Townsend said in a statement on Friday."US Africa Command has been told to plan to move," Townsend said. ...

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  •  Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced on Saturday the successful launch of the Barakah NPP, the first commercial nuclear power station in the Arab world. "Today we officially announce the UAE's success in launching the first peaceful nuclear ...

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  • Some countries took a resolute stance on masks and imposed fines as a compliance mechanism right away, well before the World Health Organization recommended that masks be worn in public spaces in June. And then there were other countries, like the United Kingdom and France, that were rather laid ...

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  • US President Donald Trump, while speaking to reporters on Air Force One, announced that TikTok will be banned from the United States. He said he will act "as soon as Saturday" to ban the Chinese-owned video platform in the US over "security fears". “As far as TikTok is concerned we’re ...

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  • US acting assistant secretary for the US State Department’s bureau for Western Hemisphere affairs Michael Kozak expressed irritation over the opening of the first Iranian supermarket in Venezuela. “I would be surely surprised if Venezuela is able to obtain much benefit from Iran,” ...

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  • Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States is expanding its metal sanctions against Iran to cover 22 additional materials used in various missile programmes. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that the US sanctions have made Iran stronger and more ...

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  • Reuters reported on Thursday citing an anonymous US security official that Beijing-linked hackers attempted to steal data from US coronavirus vaccine research developer Moderna earlier this year. The accusations of China's attempts to hack US biotech company Moderna Inc are baseless and have no ...

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  • US tech giant Apple will push back the planned September release date of the company’s new line of iPhone cellphones, Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri said during a conference call with investors. “As you know, the last year we started selling new iPhones in late September. This ...

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  • United States sanctions against Tehran were reimposed after President Donald Trump in 2018 announced a unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear deal. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Thursday that the ...

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  • As the coronavirus pandemic challenges the global economy, different spheres have suffered losses, from air travel to oil markets. Now, as advertisers appear to pull back spending, one of the world's biggest tech companies, Google, has been affected. Alphabet, the company behind tech giant Google, ...

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  • "The US has repeatedly made proposals on arms control for China, Russia and the US and promoted the 'China factor' to distract international attention, pursuing to justify its withdrawal from the US-Russian New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty [New START] and pursuing 'self-liberation' and ...

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  • Anosmia, or a loss of smell, has been a common indicator of coronavirus infections, according to accounts of millions of people worldwide who have fallen victim to COVID-19. The etiology of this temporary phenomenon, however, has been unknown to scientists. The infection of non-neuronal cell types ...

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  • On Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took part virtually in a US House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust laws and competition. During a Wednesday US House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and ...

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  • Huawei became the biggest smartphone seller in the world after it overtook Samsung Electronics in the second quarter of 2020. Huawei distributed 55.8 million devices, compared to Samsung’s 53.7 million, according to data from the research firm Canalys. “Our business has demonstrated ...

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  • US lawmakers on Wednesday criticized President Donald Trump's decision to reduce the number of American troops in Germany, saying it undermines the United States' alliance with that country and the overall security in Europe. Earlier in the day, US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper announced that ...

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  • The US has imposed new sanctions on Syria's President Bashar Assad, three individuals, and 10 entities, the Treasury Department said in a statement.  Washington has also sanctioned the First Division of the Syrian Arab Army, according to the Treasury. On 17 June, the sanctions against Syria ...

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  • Earlier in July, India and China agreed to pull back their troops to ensure a complete disengagement in the high-altitude Ladakh region following the worst clash between the two South Asian nations in nearly 50 years. The troops of two countries engaged in an intense standoff that killed 20 Indian ...

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  • On 5 November 2019, the Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), controlling five southern governorates, signed in Riyadh a reconciliation agreement mediated by a Saudi-led Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen. Confrontations between the two sides persisted until a ...

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  • Iran-Israel relations have worsened with time not only because of religion and differences in ideology, but also due to geopolitical reasons, says a Tehran-based expert. Although this is unlikely to change any time soon, a shift is still possible, he believes, but only if Israel abandons its ...

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  • The Hajj starts on 29 July in Saudi Arabia, and only about 1,000 people will be able to take part in the pilgrimage this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hajj will last six days, ending on 2 August. As Hajj pilgrims face a number of restrictions this year due to the ongoing ...

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  • The first batch of Rafale fighter jets are set to arrive in India’s Ambala Air Base on Wednesday afternoon after covering the 7,000 kilometers from France. The jets were stationed overnight at the Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE. The same air base houses US and French troops and aircraft. An ...

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  • The climate of Earth is known to vacillate between greenhouse periods and ice ages, with the latter bringing millennia of temperature reductions on the surface and in the atmosphere, resulting in the appearance of sheets of continental ice and alpine glaciers. Currently, the Earth is in the ...

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