Rugby star links Australia's bushfires to God's anger

Rugby star links Australia's bushfires to God's anger

Australia's prime minister on Monday rebuked former national rugby star, Israel Folau, who claimed recent deadly bushfires and a devastating drought were God's punishment for the country allowing same-sex marriage and abortion.
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Does it pay to protect nature?

Does it pay to protect nature?

With Earth's wildlife now facing an extinction crisis, a group of economists and scientists is hoping to persuade governments that expanding conservation areas would boost global economic output on average by about $250 billion annually.
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Australian PM suspends extradition with Hong Kong

Australian PM suspends extradition with Hong Kong

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced measures to assist Hong Kong citizens start a new life in Australia, including extending visas by five years, after Beijing imposed a new security law on the Asian financial hub.
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Australian city wakes to another lockdown

Australian city wakes to another lockdown

[NFA] Australia's second most populous city began a six-week lockdown on Thursday following a spike in new coronavirus cases, as states around the country tightened internal borders to prevent a second wave sweeping the country.
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Trump rally 'contributed' to COVID-19 spike: official

Trump rally 'contributed' to COVID-19 spike: official

A top health official in Tulsa, Oklahoma says U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally there likely helped cause a spike in cases of COVID-19 in the city.
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Mexico's AMLO lauds Trump despite past insults

Mexico's AMLO lauds Trump despite past insults

[NFA] Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lavished praise on President Donald Trump at their first meeting on Wednesday, saying the U.S. leader treated Mexico with respect despite his history of threatening tariffs and insulting Mexicans. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
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CDC changing school guidelines after Trump carps

CDC changing school guidelines after Trump carps

[NFA] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to issue new guidelines for reopening schools, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump criticized the agency's recommendations as too expensive and impr
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Vindman retires from Army over 'bullying' by Trump

Vindman retires from Army over 'bullying' by Trump

Former White House aide Alexander Vindman, a key figure in the impeachment of President Donald Trump, said on Wednesday he was retiring from the Army after what his attorney described as a "campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation" by the president. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
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Golf's Ryder Cup to be postponed to 2021

Golf's Ryder Cup to be postponed to 2021

This year's Ryder Cup golf event will be postponed to 2021, due to ongoing concerns about having large groups of spectators at major sporting events.
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Polish far-right voters may hold key to runoff

Polish far-right voters may hold key to runoff

Poland's far-right voters can't go for their first choice in this Sunday's tight runoff, so they'll have to choose between the incumbent, despite his left-leaning economic agenda, or a pro-European economic liberal.
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Silence on LGBT rights in Singapore election

Silence on LGBT rights in Singapore election

Among a record eleven parties set to contest Singapore's election on Friday, there has been virtual silence on one of the conservative city-state's most controversial issues, gay rights.
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Why Trump hates mail-in voting

Why Trump hates mail-in voting

[NFA] With the number of Americans voting by mail on November 3 expected to nearly double due to COVID-19, election experts see little reason to expect an increase in ballot fraud, despite President Donald Trump's repeated claims. Matthew Larotonda e
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Thailand denies monkey labor used in coconut harvest

Thailand denies monkey labor used in coconut harvest

Thailand insisted it does not use monkeys to collect coconuts on an industrial scale, the deputy agriculture minister said on Wednesday, after British retailers announced bans on products which campaigners say use the animals in their production.
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Depp says ex-wife's abuse accounts were a hoax

Depp says ex-wife's abuse accounts were a hoax

Hollywood star Johnny Depp told London's High Court on Wednesday that allegations he had physically abused his ex-wife Amber Heard were a hoax built up over years during their relationship as an 'insurance policy'.
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Appetite for travel rebounds despite pandemic

Appetite for travel rebounds despite pandemic

A survey shows 51 percent of people in North America and Latin America are planning to take a trip within the next six months. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
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Siberian villagers quarantined inside Russian trench

Siberian villagers quarantined inside Russian trench

Russian authorities have dug a trench around a remote Siberian village to enforce a quarantine, after dozens of residents test positive for COVID-19.
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How Japan is dealing with floods amid coronavirus

How Japan is dealing with floods amid coronavirus

Masks, disinfectant and social distancing as Japan deals with devastating floods amidst the coronavirus.
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Lockdown protesters storm Serbian parliament

Lockdown protesters storm Serbian parliament

A group of opposition supporters stormed the Serbian parliament building in Belgrade on Tuesday night in a protest against a lockdown planned for the capital this weekend to halt the spread of the coronavirus.
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New Trump order leaves foreign students scrambling

New Trump order leaves foreign students scrambling

International students in the U.S. are scrambling to figure out their plans for the fall semester after a new Trump administration order Monday said foreign students must leave the country if their classes are fully virtual.
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China converts HK hotel into security office

China converts HK hotel into security office

China opened its new national security office in Hong Kong on Wednesday, turning a hotel near a city-center park that has been one of the most popular venues for pro-democracy protests into its new headquarters.
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Australian police lock down major state border

Australian police lock down major state border

Australians wanting to enter New South Wales state from Victoria in the early hours of Wednesday (July 8) were forced to show permits allowing travel or be turned around, as officials scramble to contain a coronavirus outbreak.
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Florida governor grilled on COVID hospital data

Florida governor grilled on COVID hospital data

[NFA] The U.S. coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim new milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds. This
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WHO acknowledges virus may be airborne

WHO acknowledges virus may be airborne

The World Health Organization is studying "emerging" evidence that the novel coronavirus may be spread through the air more easily than previously believed. Meanwhile, the NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci says it would follow the example from a similar deadly
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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, after months of playing down the severity of the virus which he has called a "little flu." This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
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Could Kanye get to the White House? Probably not

Could Kanye get to the White House? Probably not

If Kanye West is serious about running for president, the American rapper and fashion designer will face major obstacles to mount a serious campaign less than four months before Election Day.
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