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 2020-07-03 15:52 

dpa

Mass elephant deaths in Botswana have authorities stumped...

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 2020-07-03 15:52 

dpa

Britain to allow quarantine-free travel from Germany, France, Spain...

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 2020-07-03 15:49 

Al Jazeera

Students return to school in Chile's Easter Island...

Unlike on Easter Island, mainland schools show no sign that they will reopen anytime soon....

 2020-07-03 15:43 

The Times of India

Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drills...
 2020-07-03 15:41 

RTHK News

China aims to end slaughter and sale of live poultry...

China on Friday vowed to gradually phase out the slaughter and sale of live poultry at food markets, in a move welcomed by animal rights activists ami......

 2020-07-03 15:38 

AP

Russian Orthodox Church defrocks coronavirus-denying monk...

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defrocked a coronavirus-denying monk who has defied Kremlin lockdown orders and taken control of a monastery.A church panel in the Ural......

 2020-07-03 15:36 

Deutsche Welle

Uganda remains steadfast on refugees despite COVID-19...

Uganda has lived up to its reputation as Africa's most hospitable nation by opening its border to 1,500 people fleeing militias. But the coronavirus lockdown means many more fleeing conflict have been locked out....

 2020-07-03 15:34 

Washington Post

4.9-magnitude quake hits near Puerto Rico; house damaged...

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake has struck just southwest of Puerto Rico, but no immediate damage was reported...

 2020-07-03 15:33 

Deutsche Welle

Mining disasters continue in Myanmar despite regulations...

Following a deadly mudslide that left 160 jade miners dead in northern Myanmar, experts say that a lack of enforcement of safety regulations keeps laborers working under hazardous conditions....

 2020-07-03 15:31 

Reuters Africa

'Falling off a cliff' - Lebanon's poor borrow to buy bread...

For Amer al Dahn, the idea of eating meat is now a dream. Today, he can...

 2020-07-03 15:31 

The Times of India

Boris Johnson calls for 'safe and sensible' behaviour as bars, pubs set to reopen in UK...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday urged people to act "safely and sensibly" as the coronavirus lockdown restrictions are set to further ease up in England to allow bars, pubs and restaurants to reopen from Saturday. UK Prime Minister Boris...

 2020-07-03 15:31 

Euronews

We burn gold and platinum worth billions every year - what's the real value of electronic waste?...

The UN estimates that the total value of retrievable materials from dumped and burned electronics is 50 billion....

 2020-07-03 15:26 

Sydney Morning Herald

The power of one: Putin settles in for an extended stay...

The Russian President's popularity has nosedived since the coronavirus pandemic but he could still control the Kremlin until 2036....

 2020-07-03 15:21 

dpa

Hamilton and Mercedes dominate F1 practice in Austria...

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 2020-07-03 15:20 

NBC News

Couple who pulled guns on Black mother and daughters charged with felony assault...

A white couple from Clarkston, Michigan, was arrested and charged with felonious assault after a video showed a woman pointing a gun at a Black mother and her two daughters....

 2020-07-03 15:18 

The Times of India

UK to allow quarantine-free travel to some low-risk countries...

While the complete list of the estimated 50 low-risk countries is yet to be released, European countries of Germany, France, Spain and Italy have been confirmed as being within the green zone. Under the Covid-19 lockdown rules most travellers from any par...

 2020-07-03 15:15 

Reuters Africa

Bayern wary of Leverkusen's speed ahead of German Cup final, says Flick...

Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick says he is wary of how devastating Bayer Leverkusen can be on the counter-attack but that his team was well-prepared to handle their opponents in Saturday...

 2020-07-03 15:13 

Breitbart Europe

U.N. Rules Out 'Improper Handling' as Source of Northern Europe Radiation Spike...

Slightly elevated levels of radioactivity detected in northern Europe are likely related to a nuclear reactor undergoing maintenance....

 2020-07-03 15:08 

Euronews

Crop-killing locust swarms spotted across three continents...

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 2020-07-03 15:07 

Reuters Africa

Land Bank default forces S.Africa's central bank into $200 mln bailout of state investment arm...

South Africa...

 2020-07-03 15:05 

Washington Post

Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance...

Iraq is enforcing positions along the border with Turkey to try to prevent a Turkish military advance deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq...

 2020-07-03 15:04 

Reuters Africa

Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid controversy, coronavirus concerns...

President Donald Trump will begin his July Fourth celebrations with a trip to Mount Rushmore on Friday despite concerns about gathering a large crowd during the novel coronavirus pandemic and criticism from Native Americans about the visit....

 2020-07-03 15:03 

Deutsche Welle

How Germany is helping international students in times of coronavirus...

Foreign students are now eligible for help as part of Germany's emergency coronavirus spending. They have a long lean run behind them, relying either on their own initiative or public solidarity....

 2020-07-03 15:00 

Euronews

Pandemic puzzle: tracing the origins of COVID-19...

Pandemic puzzle: tracing the origins of COVID-19...

 2020-07-03 14:58 

Reuters Africa

Visitors to England from 59 countries will not have to quarantine...

Visitors to England from 59 countries and territories will not have to go into quarantine from July 10, the British government said on Friday....

 2020-07-03 14:58 

Reuters Africa

Seven soldiers killed in ambush in central Mali...

Seven government soldiers were killed in an ambush in central Mali in an area where at least 32 villagers were slain the previous day by suspected jihadists, local authorities said on Friday....

 2020-07-03 14:58 

NBC News

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Public health experts urge caution ahead of July Fourth as U.S. hits record number of cases...

Fearing a repeat of the spike in coronavirus cases that followed Memorial Day, public health experts are begging caution this July 4th — worried that if Americans attend large gatherings without masks, the already record-breaking number of cases in ...

 2020-07-03 14:54 

Washington Post

Duterte pleads for calm after police fatally shoot troops...

The Philippine president has flown to the country's volatile south to plead with military forces not to retaliate following the fatal police shootings of four soldiers, including two officers...

 2020-07-03 14:54 

Bahrain News Agency

Macron names Jean Castex as prime minister in government overhaul...
 2020-07-03 14:52 

Al Jazeera

BLM: FedEx, investors ask Washington Redskins to change name...

The Washington Redskins's name has been source of controversy for years as many Indigenous view the term a racial slur....

 2020-07-03 14:50 

Reuters

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Recovered COVID-19 patients donate plasma for treatment in Argentina...

People who recovered from coronavirus infections in Argentina have volunteered to donate plasma as part of a national clinical trial to test its effectiveness as a treatment for patients who are still sick with COVID-19....

 2020-07-03 14:49 

News24

Trump visits Mount Rushmore amid controversy, coronavirus concerns...

President Donald Trump will begin his July Fourth celebrations with a trip to Mount Rushmore on Friday despite concerns about gathering a large crowd....

 2020-07-03 14:49 

Reuters Africa

Iran threatens retaliation after what it calls possible cyber attack on nuclear site...

Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyber attacks on its nuclear sites, the head of civilian defence said, after a fire at its Natanz plant which some Iranian officials said may have been caused by cyber sabotage....

 2020-07-03 14:49 

Al Jazeera

Putin orders constitution changes allowing him to rule until 2036...

The longtime president's move comes after voters approved the controversial changes during a week-long plebiscite....

 2020-07-03 14:48 

ABC News

Man who crashed gate where Trudeau lives had several weapons...

Canadian police say an armed man who this week crashed his truck through a gate at the property where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives had several weapons...

 2020-07-03 14:47 

Reuters Africa

Gilead's COVID-19 antiviral remdesivir gets conditional EU clearance...

The European Commission said on Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients following an accelerated review process, making it the region...

 2020-07-03 14:44 

The Times of India

Macron names senior French official Jean Castex new PM: presidency...

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named senior French civil servant Jean Castex, who drew up the policy for easing the coronavirus lockdown, as his new prime minister as part of a government reshuffle. "The president of the Republic has named Jean C...

 2020-07-03 14:40 

Deutsche Welle

Fighting the coronavirus blues: Black Forest tourism starts again...

For many years, cuckoo clocks and cherry cakes have been successful in advertising the Black Forest worldwide. But tourists from Asia are staying away this summer. New concepts are needed....

 2020-07-03 14:32 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

At Least 20 Sikh Pilgrims Die In Pakistani Train Crash...

At least 20 people have been killed and several others injured after a train hit a van carrying Sikh pilgrims in northeastern Pakistan....

 2020-07-03 14:30 

AP

UK historian quits Cambridge post after slavery remarks...

LONDON (AP) — British historian and TV presenter David Starkey relinquished his honorary fellowship at a University of Cambridge college Friday after he drew outrage for his comments about Black......

 2020-07-03 14:30 

Bahrain News Agency

Beaches beckon as England to end quarantine for more than 50 countries...
 2020-07-03 14:30 

Deutsche Welle

Joshua Wong denies 'pleading to Germany' for Hong Kong intervention...

Prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong has denied telling a German newspaper that he "asked the German government to call out injustice" in the city. Wong said "the content of the report is inaccurate."...

 2020-07-03 14:29 

Reuters Africa

A polling station that was observed records low turnout in Russian vote...

Some voters who took part in a referendum that paves the way for President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule over Russia said they had been asked by their employers to do so, and to provide evidence to bosses to show they did....

 2020-07-03 14:21 

Reuters Africa

Russia to reopen embassy in Libya, Ifax cites foreign minister...

Russia has decided to reopen its embassy in Libya although its head will temporarily be based in neighbouring Tunisia, Interfax news agency cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Friday....

 2020-07-03 14:18 

Radio Free Europe/Liberty

The Week In Russia: Landslide Leaves Putin And The People On Shaky Ground...

The Kremlin has claimed victory after a landslide vote for constitutional changes that could enable Vladimir Putin to remain president until 2036. But the process leaves him on shakier ground than before, in terms of perceived legitimacy, and exposes the ...

 2020-07-03 14:18 

Reuters Africa

Zimbabwe's Landela agrees to buy state-owned gold mines, seeks more assets...

Zimbabwe...

 2020-07-03 14:17 

The Times of India

China exercises will 'further destabilize' South China Sea: US...

The Pentagon said it was "concerned" about Chinese military exercises around a disputed archipelago in the South China Sea, warning that the maneuvers will "further destabilize" the region. China's expanding military presence in the co...

 2020-07-03 14:16 

Washington Post

Iran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasons...

Iran official: Cause of fire at Natanz nuclear site is known, will not be made public at this time for security reasons...

 2020-07-03 14:13 

CBS News

[ World ]

U.S. put on travel "red list" as England drops quarantine requirements for other countries...

People from nations with a "reduced risk" of coronavirus will soon be allowed to visit the UK without self-isolating....

 2020-07-03 14:11 

Reuters Africa

South Africa's Capitec Bank expects 70% plunge in H1 profit due to bad loans...

Capitec Bank said on Friday it expected first-half earnings to plunge by 70% due to a spike in bad loans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first major South African lender to spell out an exact hit to profit from the crisis....

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