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As US jobs recovery falters, virus relief talks stall in Congress

Al Jazeera - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:53
The $600 federal jobless benefit boost and eviction moratorium are set to expire.
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Facebook bows to Brazil court order, bans pro-Bolsonaro profiles

Al Jazeera - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:44
Company follows court order to block 12 accounts of Brazil president's supporters accused of running fake news network.
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Arrests, crackdown in India after tainted alcohol kills dozens

Al Jazeera - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 08:24
Six police officers and seven others suspended for failure to prevent sale of illegal liquor that killed 86 in Punjab.
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UK considers Gandhi coin to commemorate Indian independence icon

Al Jazeera - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 07:41
Move part of growing interest in recognising contributions of people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
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Australia's Victoria declares state of disaster over coronavirus

Al Jazeera - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 07:30
Curfew, movement restrictions issued in Melbourne, other areas of the state until mid-September as COVID-19 cases surge.
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Coronavirus: Media to be barred from Trump election nomination

BBC News - World - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 05:48
Coronavirus health guidelines are cited as the reason for holding this month's vote in private.
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Republican renomination of Trump to be held in private

Al Jazeera - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 05:44
For the first time in modern history, the vote by 336 delegates in North Carolina on August 24 will be held privately.
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Amazon region: Brazil records big increase in fires

BBC News - World - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 04:51
Images from space show there were nearly 7,000 in July - a rise of 28% on the same period last year.
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In pictures: Europe swelters under near-record temperatures

BBC News - World - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 04:16
Heat wave alerts were issued in several countries as temperatures rose to 40C this weekend.
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Kashmir's open-air classes offer stunning solution to lockdown

BBC News - World - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 00:56
Open-air schools provide a welcome respite from Covid-19 restrictions in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Greenback returns: How dollar stores came back to Cuba

BBC News - World - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 00:54
The Cuban government is allowing its citizens to use the currency of its ideological enemy.
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Are US cities seeing a surge in violent crime as Trump claims?

BBC News - World - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 00:51
President Trump sends federal agents to some US cities to tackle crime, but is there really a spike?
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An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation.

BBC News - World - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 00:01
An underwater webcam in the port of Miami has become a lockdown sensation thanks to its tailless star 'Oval'.
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Coronavirus: South Africa virus cases pass half million mark

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 23:55
The country has the world's fifth-highest number of infections, and largest tally in Africa.
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Coronavirus: 'When will this Covid curse be finished?'

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 23:13
What happens when you're forced to self-isolate, or into lockdown, in a cramped refugee camp?
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Brazil Bolsonaro: Facebook told to block accounts of president's supporters

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 22:45
The social media giant vows to appeal against the Brazilian Supreme Court ruling.
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The British role in America's tainted past

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 21:08
Alongside calls for reform, historians say a re-examination of how US racism got to this point is needed.
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Coronavirus: Tokyo's famous Kabuki-za Theatre reopens after five months

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 17:03
Capacity has been halved at the venue, with performers now wearing masks and sitting further apart.
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Flirting whales and other stories you may have missed

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 13:35
Whales frolicking in quiet shipping lanes and film fans floating in Venice's first outdoor cinema.
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How would US go about banning TikTok?

BBC News - World - Sat, 08/01/2020 - 13:30
Several options exist, from preventing Google and Apple offering the app, to blocking its servers.
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