Fans flock to 'Alienstock' in the Nevada desert

Fans flock to 'Alienstock' in the Nevada desert

Scores of UFO enthusiasts converge on rural Nevada for a pilgrimage of sorts to the U.S. installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life. They've come for two music festivals held nearby, although some are hop
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Brits crowd beaches despite warnings of COVID-19 resurgence

Brits crowd beaches despite warnings of COVID-19 resurgence

England risks losing control of the coronavirus pandemic again because it is starting to lift its lockdown without a fully operational track and trace program in place, senior scientific advisers warned on Saturday.
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Protests flare around the United States over Minneapolis killing

Protests flare around the United States over Minneapolis killing

Fires burned and protesters took to the streets in cities across the U.S. on Friday night after a former white police officer was charged with the murder of an unarmed black man whom video showed pinned by the neck during an arrest.
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To punish China, Trump moves to end Hong Kong privileges

To punish China, Trump moves to end Hong Kong privileges

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special U.S. treatment for Hong Kong to punish China, but stopped short of an immediate end to the territory's cherished privileges that have helped
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Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd

Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd

A white former Minneapolis police officer was charged with murder on Friday after a bystander's video showed him pinning his knee into the neck of an unarmed black man who later died, an incident that triggered three nights of violent protests. Colet
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Facing blame for virus, Asian-Americans fight back

Facing blame for virus, Asian-Americans fight back

Asian-Americans have suffered a surge of attacks this year, which activists link to the pandemic's emergence in China. Now, the community is fighting back - forming street patrols, rallying on social media, and supporting each other online. This repo
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Taiwan decriminalises adultery in landmark ruling

Taiwan decriminalises adultery in landmark ruling

Taiwan's constitutional court has decriminalised adultery in a landmark judgment aimed at upholding personal rights and privacy, scrapping a law that activists said discriminated against women.
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U.S. college towns on edge with football season up in the air

U.S. college towns on edge with football season up in the air

In university towns across the country, local business owners face the unthinkable: A year of college football wiped off the calendar because of a pandemic that has torpedoed the economy and may rewrite the rules for mass public gatherings. This repo
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French schools grapple with social distancing

French schools grapple with social distancing

Lunch from a distance and face masks in classrooms. How are French schools adapting to strict sanitary protocols? Emer McCarthy reports.
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Some medics say they're muzzled over Egypt's virus response

Some medics say they're muzzled over Egypt's virus response

Some doctors have accused the Egyptian authorities of muzzling their criticism of the coronavirus response, saying while Egypt exports shipments of PPE, healthcare workers at home are doing without.
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Australian court grants access to Queen's letters

Australian court grants access to Queen's letters

An Australian court ruled on Friday that the country's archives must release letters between Queen Elizabeth and her local representative during the 1970s, a move which may shed light on the only sacking of a modern prime minister by the monarchy.
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Attack on Taiwan still an option: China general

Attack on Taiwan still an option: China general

China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country's most senior generals has said.
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A virtual grandstand in the Danish Superliga

A virtual grandstand in the Danish Superliga

With no fans in the stadium, AGF Aarhus and Randers played in front of a digital audience when Denmark's top-flight Superliga resumed on Thursday following a gap of more than two months.
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Civil unrest rages in Minneapolis

Civil unrest rages in Minneapolis

Peaceful rallies gave way to a third night of arson, looting, and vandalism in Minneapolis on Thursday as protesters vented their rage over the death George Floyd at the hands of police.
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Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman: police

Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman: police

Seven people were shot and at least one was in critical condition after protests in Louisville, Kentucky over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, police said on Friday.
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Hong Kong warns against removing special U.S. status

Hong Kong warns against removing special U.S. status

Hong Kong's government told the United States to stay out of its internal affairs on Friday, warning that removing the financial hub's special status under U.S. law could backfire on the American economy.
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Minneapolis police precinct on fire amid protests

Minneapolis police precinct on fire amid protests

Minneapolis is in the midst of a third night of unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, with protesters taking over the police department’s 3rd Precinct building late Thursday night.
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DOJ says probe into Floyd death a 'top priority'

DOJ says probe into Floyd death a 'top priority'

No formal charges have been filed in the George Floyd case following two days of violent protests in Minneapolis, but the U.S. attorney said the investigation was a "top priority." Freddie Joyner has more.
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Trump blasts twitter fact-check, calls for tougher regulations

Trump blasts twitter fact-check, calls for tougher regulations

President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook. Gavino Garay has more.
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Senegalese artist creates coronavirus era paintings

Senegalese artist creates coronavirus era paintings

Renowned Senegalese artist Soly Cisse is working on a new series called 'Corona' and he says the COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed how we all live, but also the way he paints his interpretation of the world. Colette Luke has more.
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Premier League to restart on June 17

Premier League to restart on June 17

England's top soccer league will resume its season on June 17 according to reports on Thursday. The Premier League hasn't played games since the middle of March becasue of health concerns surrounding mass gatherings, but an argreement for a restart
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Meet Papille, the French cat who survived coronavirus

Meet Papille, the French cat who survived coronavirus

A nine-year-old cat has become the first known case of a pet to become ill from COVID-19. She has now made a full recovery.
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Protests, looting erupt in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police

Protests, looting erupt in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police

Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck. This
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Trump's executive order takes aim at social media firms -draft

Trump's executive order takes aim at social media firms -draft

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users, according to a draft executive order and a source famili
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England launches new test and trace system amid government trust questions

England launches new test and trace system amid government trust questions

Britain's government is facing questions over how closely people would abide by its new test and trace service, which launched on Thursday. UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock says he trusts the public will do their "civic duty".
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