Week in pictures: 25 July-31 July 2020

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 00:50
A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.
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Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 00:06
Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in Spain in the past week.
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France suffers record GDP plunge: Coronavirus live updates

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:37
France's economy contracted by a record 13.8 percent in the second quarter under the impact of coronavirus lockdowns.
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Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after gall bladder surgery

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:31
The 84-year-old monarch tweets Eid greetings after ending 10-day stay at hospital where he underwent surgery.
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What is Eid al-Adha and how is it celebrated?

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:49
Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, Muslims will celebrate it in most countries on July 31.
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Al Jazeera Investigates podcast: How to Sell a Massacre

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:19
Inside an undercover investigation into the US gun lobby that rocked Australia.
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Australia unveils plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for news

BBC News - World - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:05
Google and Facebook would pay news outlets in the "world-leading" plan, the government says.
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The Great Wall of Japan

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:56
101 East investigates the controversies surrounding the building of Japan's enormous tsunami wall.
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Joshua Wong vows to fight on after HK election disqualifications

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:07
Hong Kong says candidates cannot run in September election because they do not agree with controversial security law.
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Lee Teng-hui: Taiwan's 'father of democracy' dies

BBC News - World - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 05:02
Lee successfully pushed for more democracy, but took a controversially hard line against China.
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'A fair go': Australia to force tech giants to pay media for news

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 04:53
The initiative is being closely watched, with news media suffering as tech giants have hoovered up advertising revenue.
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'Endure some more': Philippines extends coronavirus lockdown

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 04:52
President Rodrigo Duterte says cases of the virus remain too high for restrictions to be eased.
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Michael Brown: Ferguson officer won't be charged for 2014 killing

BBC News - World - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 04:30
The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson triggered protests across the US in 2014.
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Australia state flags new curbs in struggle to tame coronavirus

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 04:25
One in four people diagnosed with virus found not to be at home when officials called, raising concerns about spread.
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US election 2020: Obama calls for end to voter suppression

BBC News - World - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 04:23
The former US president was delivering the eulogy at civil rights leader John Lewis's funeral.
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Herman Cain, US ex-presidential candidate, dies after contracting Covid

BBC News - World - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 04:22
Herman Cain, a Republican who ran for president in 2012, was a strong supporter of Donald Trump.
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Afghanistan: At least 17 killed in Eid car blast

BBC News - World - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:22
The explosion came on the eve of a ceasefire declared by the Taliban during the festival of Eid.
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Republicans to Trump: You can't delay 2020 election

BBC News - World - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 02:21
Top Republicans reject the US president's suggestion that November's vote be put back.
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Obama aims criticism at Trump in eulogy for civil rights leader

Al Jazeera - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 00:53
Without mentioning him by name, ex-president lambasts Trump's handling of ongoing civil unrest and voting procedures.
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Trudeau: 'no preferential treatment' for WE Charity

BBC News - World - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 00:53
Canada's PM denies playing a role in picking a charity tied to his family for a federal programme.
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