Hundreds withdraw from besieged HK campus

Hundreds withdraw from besieged HK campus

Hong Kong anti-government protesters that have been barricaded in the Polytechnic University attempted to flee the campus by motorbike, while a few others surrendered voluntarily.
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Mallorca shuts party streets after drunken crowds

Mallorca shuts party streets after drunken crowds

Authorities on the Spanish island of Mallorca ordered the closure of three popular party streets on Wednesday in a bid to prevent drunken tourists from flouting coronavirus restrictions and risking a fresh outbreak.
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Statue of BLM protester removed after one day

Statue of BLM protester removed after one day

Council workers have removed a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester which had been placed on the plinth previously occupied by a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in the UK city of Bristol.
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Australian jailed for Bali policeman's death is freed

Australian jailed for Bali policeman's death is freed

Australian Sara Connor walked free from a prison on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Thursday (July 16) after serving time for her role in the death of a traffic policeman on a popular surfing beach in 2016.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro tests COVID positive... again

Brazil's Bolsonaro tests COVID positive... again

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told reporters on Wednesday he's again tested positive for new coronavirus. He was first diagnosed last week and also revealed he's been medicating with the unproven anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.
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Coal plant taints South Korea's green pledge

Coal plant taints South Korea's green pledge

Before the first coal plant was built in the Indonesian coastal village of Suralaya, 59-year-old fisherman Ramidin would paddle just off the beach to catch fish. Now, a South Korean company is extending the plant and the village is at a crossroads. Libby Hogan has more:
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Taiwan holds drills amid China tensions

Taiwan holds drills amid China tensions

Taiwan's air, sea and land forces conducted live-fire exercises simulating the repulsion of an invading force on Thursday (July 16), with President Tsai Ing-wen saying it showed their determination to defend the democratic and Chinese-claimed island.
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How U.S. systemic racism plays out in Black lives

How U.S. systemic racism plays out in Black lives

From birth to death, Black people face systemic inequality in the United States more than 150 years after slavery was abolished.
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China calls U.S. sanctions 'gangster logic'

China calls U.S. sanctions 'gangster logic'

[NFA] China accused the United States of "gangster logic" on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status under U.S. law in response to Beijing's imposition of new security legislation on the territory.
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Trump replaces campaign manager Parscale

Trump replaces campaign manager Parscale

President Donald Trump replaced his campaign manager on Wednesday as he faces a gap in the polls against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden with less than four months to Election Day.
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Trumps tweet support for Goya amid boycott calls

Trumps tweet support for Goya amid boycott calls

U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter and adviser Ivanka are rallying support for Goya Foods on Twitter, amid continued calls on social media to boycott the food company over its CEO's effusive praise for Trump.
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Fauci calls White House attacks on him 'bizarre'

Fauci calls White House attacks on him 'bizarre'

[NFA] U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday he did not understand the White House effort to discredit him and urged an end to the divisiveness over the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "let's stop this n
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Tech CEO found dismembered in NYC apartment -media

Tech CEO found dismembered in NYC apartment -media

A technology entrepreneur who founded Nigeria's Gokada ride-hailing app was found decapitated and dismembered in a luxury New York apartment with a power saw plugged in nearby, New York media reported. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
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Biden, Musk and Gates' twitter accounts hijacked

Biden, Musk and Gates' twitter accounts hijacked

The Twitter accounts of high profile figures including former president Barack Obama, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and billionaire Bill gates all appeared to be hacked with the solicitation of Bitcoin do
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Oklahoma governor tests positive for coronavirus

Oklahoma governor tests positive for coronavirus

[NFA] Oklahoma's Republican Governor Kevin Stitt said on Wednesday he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first time a U.S. state governor has announced they were infected. Colette Luke has more.
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No nasal swab? UC Berkeley tries COVID spit test

No nasal swab? UC Berkeley tries COVID spit test

A new Innovative Genomics Institute study is underway at the University of California, Berkeley to find out whether a saliva test can detect and identify asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus. Conway G.
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Florida officials seek 'urgency' as hospitals fill

Florida officials seek 'urgency' as hospitals fill

With Florida fast becoming the epicenter of a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, local officials are calling for more 'urgency' as hospitals are struggling to deal with the surge of patients. Yahaira Jacquez has more.
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Iran lawmakers drop Rouhani impeachment

Iran lawmakers drop Rouhani impeachment

A group of hardline Iranian politicians have reportedly abandoned an attempt to impeach President Hassan Rouhani, after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei signalled he still backs the man.
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Seaport is latest hit by Iran mystery fires

Seaport is latest hit by Iran mystery fires

At least seven ships have caught fire at Iran's Bushehr port, the Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of fires and explosions around the country.
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Tensions high in Baku after clashes with Armenia

Tensions high in Baku after clashes with Armenia

Riot police arrest dozens in the Azeri capital Baku after they broke into the parliament building. Tensions have been running high because of clashes on the border with Armenia.
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Mickey Mask club as Disneyland Paris reopens

Mickey Mask club as Disneyland Paris reopens

Disneyland Paris welcomed back visitors on Wednesday after a four-month closure, with face masks amongst the must-have souvenir.
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Statue of BLM protester replaces slave trader

Statue of BLM protester replaces slave trader

A sculpture of a Black protester with her fist raised in the air has replaced the statue of a 17th Century British slave trader which was toppled by anti-racism demonstrators last month.
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Queen to knight UK fundraiser Captain Tom

Queen to knight UK fundraiser Captain Tom

Captain Tom Moore, who became a national hero in Britain for raising ten of millions of pounds for health workers in the run-up to his 100th birthday, is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth on Friday. Edward Baran reports,
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Tokyo at highest alert level as COVID cases spike

Tokyo at highest alert level as COVID cases spike

Health experts put Tokyo on the highest alert for coronavirus infections on Wednesday and have been alarmed by a recent spike in cases within the capital. Organizsers of the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics are also considering a pared-down games in 2021 o
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Ancient Aztec ruins found in Mexico City

Ancient Aztec ruins found in Mexico City

Mexican archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the former residences of Aztec ruler Axayacatl and Spanish conqueror Hernan Cortes in downtown Mexico City, officials announced on Monday. Gloria Tso has more.
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