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 2020-08-13 05:02 

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Turkey says operations against Kurdish militants in Iraq to continue, urges Baghdad to cooperate...

Turkey will continue its cross-border operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq if Baghdad continues to overlook the militants...

 2020-08-13 04:52 

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Released tycoon Lai says Hong Kong needs patient, not radical, democracy campaign...

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai said on Thursday he was overwhelmed by the support he got after becoming the most high-profile person to be arrested under a new national security law and urged patience in a "long-term fight" for democracy....

 2020-08-13 04:39 

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India's coronavirus cases jump by 67,000, setting daily record...

India reported another record daily rise in novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, while the death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 47,000....

 2020-08-13 04:24 

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Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow thanks Japanese after outpouring of support...

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow, released on bail after her arrest under the new National Security Law, has thanked Japanese people for their outpouring of support, urging them to not to forget the city amid a crackdown by Beijing....

 2020-08-13 02:59 

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North Korea nuclear reactor site threatened by recent flooding, U.S. think-tank says...

Satellite imagery suggests recent flooding in North Korea may have damaged pump houses connected to the country...

 2020-08-13 01:23 

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New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster, reporting 14 new virus cases...

New Zealand officials were scrambling to trace the source of an outbreak of the coronavirus, reporting 13 new cases on Thursday, as long queues of people formed to escape a renewed lockdown in the country...

 2020-08-13 01:16 

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Australian anti-aircraft gunner recounts WW2 bombing of Darwin...

Lindsay Dufty remembers seeing the pilots...

 2020-08-13 00:50 

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Mainland China reports 19 new coronavirus cases on August 12...

China reported 19 new coronavirus cases on the mainland on Aug. 12, down from 25 on the previous day, the country...

 2020-08-13 00:46 

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Exclusive: Harris could help Biden with women, young voters, maybe some Republicans too - Reuters/Ipsos poll...

Nearly nine out of 10 Democrats approve of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as their party...

 2020-08-13 00:41 

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Mexico's confirmed coronavirus cases almost at 500,000...

Mexico...

 2020-08-13 00:36 

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Argentina and Mexico to produce AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine...

Argentina and Mexico will produce the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for most of Latin America, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on Wednesday after a meeting with company executives involved in the project....

 2020-08-12 23:34 

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Australia reports lowest rise in COVID-19 cases in more than three weeks...

Australia...

 2020-08-12 23:27 

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Special Report: Last doctor standing - Pandemic pushes Indian hospital to brink...

Guards armed with rifles escort Dr. Kumar Gaurav as he makes the rounds at his hospital on the banks of the Ganges River....

 2020-08-12 23:01 

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U.S. plans registration requirement for China's Confucius Institutes - report...

The U.S. State Department may announce as soon as Thursday a requirement for Chinese government-funded cultural centers at U.S. universities to register as foreign missions, Bloomberg News reported, a development that would be signal further deterioration...

 2020-08-12 22:47 

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Mexican president wants graft testimony from predecessors Calderon and Pena Nieto...

Mexico...

 2020-08-12 22:31 

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Trump privately discussing replacing Defense Secretary Esper after election...

President Donald Trump has privately discussed with advisers the possibility of replacing Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the November election following a growing number of differences between them, a source familiar with the internal debate said on W...

 2020-08-12 22:30 

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Walt Disney World actors to return to work after company offers COVID-19 tests...

Actors who had objected to Walt Disney Co...

 2020-08-12 22:29 

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Ghislaine Maxwell fails to obtain delay in unsealing documents...

A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell...

 2020-08-12 22:10 

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China's Houston consulate had long been on FBI radar - Justice Department official...

China...

 2020-08-12 21:22 

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Saudi Arabia King Salman arrives in Neom for rest - state news agency...

Saudi Arabia King Salman arrived in the Neom economic zone on Wednesday for rest and relaxation time according to the state news agency....

 2020-08-12 21:06 

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Trump plans campaign swing next week as counter to Democrats' convention...

President Donald Trump is planning to visit four election battleground states next week as the Republican competes for attention with Democrats who will formally nominate Joe Biden as their presidential candidate....

 2020-08-12 20:40 

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Harris VP choice signals tougher stance on pollution under Biden...

By bringing U.S. Senator Kamala Harris onto the ticket, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has signaled support for the enforcement of U.S. anti-pollution laws and for suing companies that pollute, environmental groups said....

 2020-08-12 20:37 

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Pompeo says he warned Lavrov against offering bounties for U.S. soldiers...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said he warned his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that there would be "an enormous price to pay" if Moscow is offering bounties to kill U.S. soldiers or other Western troops in Afghanistan....

 2020-08-12 20:18 

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France to bolster Mediterranean military presence over Turkish prospecting...

France will increase its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday, calling on Turkey to halt oil and gas exploration in disputed waters that has heightened tensions with Greece....

 2020-08-12 20:06 

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Italy orders COVID tests on travellers from Greece, Spain, Croatia, Malta...

Italy ordered travellers arriving from Croatia, Greece, Malta and Spain to be tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday and added Colombia to a list of countries under a complete travel ban amid growing concern over new infections....

 2020-08-12 19:56 

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Chemical signal for locust swarming identified in step toward curbing plagues...

Scientists have identified a chemical compound released by locusts that causes them to swarm, opening the door to possible new ways to prevent these insects from devouring crops vital to human sustenance as they have for millennia....

 2020-08-12 19:38 

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Pakistan army chief to visit Saudi Arabia in quest to smooth ties...

Pakistan...

 2020-08-12 19:04 

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to have his life story turned into a comic book, as TidalWave Productions adds the "media sensation" to its "Political Power" graphic novel series....

 2020-08-12 18:52 

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Kanye West met with Kushner as rapper eyes 2020 election spot...

Entertainer and Trump supporter Kanye West recently met with White House adviser and the president...

 2020-08-12 18:40 

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State Department watchdog finds fault in conduct of U.S. Ambassador to Britain...

U.S. Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson has made insensitive and inappropriate comments during his tenure, including about race, religion and sex, the State Department...

 2020-08-12 18:37 

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U.S. CDC reports 5,119,711 coronavirus cases...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 5,119,711 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 55,540 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,244 to 163,651....

 2020-08-12 18:33 

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Killing of Cameroonian woman by alleged separatists sparks outcry...

Human rights activists on Wednesday condemned the killing of a young woman in Cameroon...

 2020-08-12 18:29 

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Baby George, born amid Beirut blast, is 'light in the darkness'...

Stepping into the delivery room where his wife Emmanuelle was about to give birth, Edmond Khnaisser meant to capture their son...

 2020-08-12 18:20 

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Mauritius says almost all oil removed from damaged Japanese ship...

Mauritius...

 2020-08-12 18:18 

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Surge in Spain's virus cases prompts regional smoking ban, field hospital...

Coronavirus cases in Spain jumped by nearly 1,700 on Wednesday, part of a surge that has prompted the construction of a military field hospital in the hard-hit Aragon region and led authorities in Galicia to practically ban smoking in public places....

 2020-08-12 17:13 

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Syria's Assad says new U.S. sanctions are part of drive to 'choke' Syrians...

Syrian President Bashar al Assad said on Wednesday that sweeping new U.S. sanctions amounted to a new stage of economic warfare against his government and were part of Washington...

 2020-08-12 17:03 

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French COVID-19 infections set new post-lockdown daily record...

The French health ministry reported 2,524 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, setting a new post-lockdown daily record and taking the country...

 2020-08-12 16:57 

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Taiwan says discussing purchase of U.S. mines, cruise missiles...

Taiwan is in discussions with the United States on acquiring underwater sea mines to deter amphibious landings as well as cruise missiles for coastal defense, Taiwan...

 2020-08-12 16:46 

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Kenya's KCB Group H1 after-tax profit plummets 40% due to COVID-19...

Kenya...

 2020-08-12 16:33 

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S.Africa's Absa warns half-year profits could fall by close to 100%...

South African lender Absa said on Wednesday its profits for the six months to June 30 could plunge by as much as 97% as the impact of the coronavirus crisis dents its performance....

 2020-08-12 15:52 

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UK Royal Air Force sends plane to help monitor migrant crossings...

Britain...

 2020-08-12 15:44 

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Explainer: The U.S. push to extend U.N. arms embargo on Iran...

The U.N. Security Council is preparing to vote this week on a U.S. proposal to extend an arms embargo on Iran, a move that some diplomats say is bound to fail and put an already fragile nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers further at risk....

 2020-08-12 15:31 

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Russia says medics to get anti-COVID shots in two weeks, some Russians wary...

Russia said on Wednesday the first batch of the world...

 2020-08-12 15:09 

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White House to unveil new anti-coronavirus steps for reopening schools, aide says...

The Trump administration will unveil eight new measures on Wednesday for schools to follow as they reopen to increase protection against the coronavirus pandemic, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said....

 2020-08-12 14:59 

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Economic clout makes China tougher challenge for U.S. than Soviet Union was - Pompeo...

China...

 2020-08-12 14:50 

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Insurgents seize Mozambique port in gas-rich region, local media say...

Islamist insurgents have captured a heavily-defended port in the far northern Mozambique town of Mocimboa da Praia, close to the site of natural gas projects worth some $60 billion, local media reported on Wednesday....

 2020-08-12 14:49 

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S.Africa's mines minister drops challenge to court ruling on black ownership threshold...

South Africa's mines minister has withdrawn an appeal of a court ruling that held that mining companies did not have to maintain at least 26% black ownership in perpetuity, the Minerals Council industry body said on Wednesday....

 2020-08-12 14:41 

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From carats to peanuts: how a pandemic upended the global diamond industry...

JOHANNESBURG/MUMBAI - As the coronavirus pandemic upended the global diamond industry, shuttering mines from Lesotho to Canada and disrupting supply chains, Rajen Patel swapped diamond polishing for peanut farming. Patel, who worked for a decade in India...

 2020-08-12 14:39 

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African e-commerce firm Jumia takes lockdown revenue hit...

Revenues for African e-commerce heavyweight Jumia slid by 10% in the second quarter, dashing hopes that lockdowns aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus would lead to a flood of online orders....

 2020-08-12 14:37 

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S.Africa's economic woes bigger than monetary policy -cenbank governor...

Formally adding unemployment or economic growth to the South African central bank...

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