Johnson & Johnson shares drop after baby powder recall

Johnson & Johnson shares drop after baby powder recall

Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it is recalling around 33,000 bottles of baby powder in the United States after the U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle purchased online.
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WHO halts malaria drug in COVID-19 trials

WHO halts malaria drug in COVID-19 trials

The World Health Organization said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
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England's pubs, restaurants and hair salons reopen

England's pubs, restaurants and hair salons reopen

[NFA] People could get a drink in a pub, have a meal in a restaurant or get a haircut for the first time in over three months on Saturday as England took its biggest steps yet towards resumption of normal life.
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Officers fired for mocking Elijah McClain death

Officers fired for mocking Elijah McClain death

[NFA]Three Colorado police officers were fired and a fourth resigned after they shared photographs they took of themselves re-enacting a chokehold officers used to subdue a Black man who later died, authorities said on Friday.
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Trump rails against ''new left fascism' at rally

Trump rails against ''new left fascism' at rally

President Donald Trump on Friday railed against "angry mobs" that tried to tear down statues of Confederate leaders and other historical figures, warning thousands of supporters at Mount Rushmore that protesters were trying to erase U.S. history.
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Khashoggi death: 20 go on trial in absentia

Khashoggi death: 20 go on trial in absentia

A Turkish court put 20 Saudi officials on trial in absentia on Friday for the gruesome killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which sparked international outrage and tarnished the image of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.
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Mystery elephant deaths may have devastating consequences

Mystery elephant deaths may have devastating consequences

The mysterious deaths of hundreds of elephants could have a "devastating" impact on the species, one NGO said on Friday.
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President Macron picks new prime minister

President Macron picks new prime minister

President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex, a top civil servant and local mayor who orchestrated France's coronavirus lockdown exit strategy, as his new prime minister on Friday as he acted to reinvent his administration and win back voters.
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Travel awaits as England to end quarantine

Travel awaits as England to end quarantine

Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy - but not the United States - the British government said on Friday.
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'Leopold' removed from name of mountain range

'Leopold' removed from name of mountain range

Australia has renamed its King Leopold mountain ranges Wunaamin Miliwundi, replacing the name of a Belgian ruler known for his brutal colonization of Africa with traditional names used by indigenous people.
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First charges under national security law

First charges under national security law

A Hong Kong man who carried a sign saying "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times" as he drove a motorcycle into police during a protest this week has become the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under a new security la
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Explained: The India-China spat, TikTok derailed

Explained: The India-China spat, TikTok derailed

A historic conflict between India and China has derailed a $1 billion India expansion plan of TikTok’s owner ByteDance. Megan Revell explains what you need to know about the spat between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
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Hong Kong activists discus parliament-in-exile

Hong Kong activists discus parliament-in-exile

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are discussing a plan to create an unofficial parliament-in-exile to keep the flame of freedom alive and send a message to China that freedom cannot be crushed, campaigner Simon Cheng told Reuters on Thursday (July 2
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Kim Jong Un praises North Korea's COVID response

Kim Jong Un praises North Korea's COVID response

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised his country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, describing it as a "shining success".
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Redskins sponsor FedEx asks for team name change

Redskins sponsor FedEx asks for team name change

Key sponsor FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change their name, adding to renewed calls for the NFL franchise to be rebranded.
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Where Ghislaine Maxwell hid out in style

Where Ghislaine Maxwell hid out in style

Ghislaine Maxwell was hiding out in style: her luxury timber-framed home perched on 156 acres of New Hampshire pine and oak forests boasts dramatic views of Mount Sunapee's foothills, but is secluded enough to have kept her out of eyeshot of the tight-knit locals.
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U.S. Senate passes bill over China's Hong Kong law

U.S. Senate passes bill over China's Hong Kong law

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation on Thursday to penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement Beijing’s draconian new national security law on Hong Kong, sending it to the White House for President Donald Trump’s
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"Very little risk" pets can infect owners with COVID

"Very little risk" pets can infect owners with COVID

There is 'very little risk' that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday (July 2).
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Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day

Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day

[NFA] Florida, among the states hardest hit by the June surge, reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, its largest spike so far, while Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday decreed that face masks must be worn in all counti
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Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report

Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to avoid disclosing to the House Judiciary Committee grand jury materials related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report documenting Russian
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Botswana investigating deaths of hundreds of elephants

Botswana investigating deaths of hundreds of elephants

Hundreds of elephants have been found dead in Botswana but their deaths remain unexplained.
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Florida hits record 10,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

Florida hits record 10,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

[NFA] Florida shattered records on Thursday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Putin thanks Russians for support in vote

Putin thanks Russians for support in vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked the Russian people for their support in adopting changes to the Russian Constitution that will let him run for two more terms in office.
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British musicians demand help for live music industry

British musicians demand help for live music industry

Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and The Rolling Stones were among some 1,500 musicians who called on Thursday (July 2) for the British government to help the live music business survive the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Court weighs bid to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

Court weighs bid to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

A Turkish court on Thursday heard a case aimed at converting the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul back into a mosque and will announce its verdict within 15 days, a lawyer said, on an issue which has drawn international expressions of concern.
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