COVID-19 could force about 10 million kids out of school: Report

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 16:21
A report by child advocacy group Save the Children has found that almost 10 million children locked out of school by coronavirus may never go back.
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Argentina artists struggle during COVID-19 crisis

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 16:21
Theatres, cinemas and everything related to culture were among the first places to shut down, and they are likely to be the last ones to reopen.
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Taliban car bomb attack on Afghan intelligence compound kills 11

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 16:13
Gunfire follows bomb blast near National Directorate of Security office in Samangan province, wounding more than 40.
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Madagascar lawmakers die after contracting coronavirus

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:56
Two politicians die and 25 others test positive as president promotes herbal remedy as country's 'green gold'.
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Washington Redskins to drop controversial team name following review

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:49
The Washington team's decision follows a wave of calls to scrap the name long-criticised as racist.
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Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan resigns

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:46
Duncan quit for personal reasons, the presidency said, less than a week after the sudden death of the prime minister.
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Nathan Law: Hong Kong pro-democracy activist reveals he's in London

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:36
Nathan Law, who fled Hong Kong over China's new security law, says he is staying in the UK.
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US judge delays federal executions, the first in 17 years

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:35
Three men convicted of murder were scheduled to die by lethal injection this week at an Indiana prison beginning Monday.
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Russia charges ex-journalist Ivan Safronov with treason

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:12
About a dozen journalists protest 'secrecy' over Safronov's arrest for allegedly passing secrets to the Czech Republic.
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Lebanese rights groups face off against 'alarming' crackdown

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:06
Rights organisations say 3,599 people were arrested on charges of defamation between 2015 and May 2019.
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Dying of the light: Lebanon's crisis and failing traffic signals

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:17
Beirut's traffic lights helped create a sense of normality after the civil war - now they too have stopped working.
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The racist double standards of international development

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:55
The claim that we are making 'wonderful progress' against global poverty is a fallacy based on a colonial mindset.
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War crimes prosecutors question Kosovo leader Thaci in The Hague

Al Jazeera - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:45
'Nobody can rewrite history', Thaci says, before answering questions on his alleged war crimes committed in the 1990s.
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Poland's Duda narrowly beats Trzaskowski in presidential vote

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:25
Incumbent Andrzej Duda wins by a slim margin over liberal rival Rafal Trzaskowski.
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Llamas provide key to coronavirus immune therapy

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:20
Llamas' specially evolved small antibodies are the basis for a coronavirus treatment breakthrough.
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Xinjiang: Rubio and Cruz hit with tit-for-tat China sanctions

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 11:59
The move comes after the US sanctions Chinese officials for Beijing's actions in Xinjiang.
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The women who can't get an abortion in lockdown

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 00:14
Indian women are struggling to access safe reproductive services because of Covid-19 restrictions.
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Wounds of Dutch history expose deep racial divide

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 00:11
Faced with protests and attacks on statues, the Dutch are struggling with a legacy of racism.
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'Someone needs to help parents control their kids' spending'

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 00:10
Louise Hill is the founder of GoHenry, which provides prepaid debit cards for children.
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India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers

BBC News - World - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 00:03
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be a challenge.
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