New arrest in journalist murder, may be pardoned

New arrest in journalist murder, may be pardoned

Maltese authorities say they've arrested a suspected go-between for the hitmen and mastermind of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's unsolved killing. But they are also considering pardoning the suspect in exchange for more information.
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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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U.N labels Syrian, Russian airstrikes war crimes

U.N labels Syrian, Russian airstrikes war crimes

Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes amounting to war crimes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday (July 7) in a report that also condemned attacks by jihadist fighters.
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U.S. COVID loans saved 51 million jobs, gave billions to the rich

U.S. COVID loans saved 51 million jobs, gave billions to the rich

[NFA] Data on the small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) seemed to confirm worries among Democrats and watchdog groups that in addition to mom-and-pop shops, the funds went to well-heeled and politically-connected companies. This report pro
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U.S. may ban TikTok over China link: Pompeo

U.S. may ban TikTok over China link: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States is "certainly looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, suggesting it shared information with the Chinese government, a charge it denied.
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Lies: Depp rejects ex-wife's abuse claims in libel action

Lies: Depp rejects ex-wife's abuse claims in libel action

Hollywood star Johnny Depp accused his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, of conducting extra-marital affairs and lying about him beating her up as he began libel action in a London court on Tuesday against a British tabloid newspaper.
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Super Bowl MVP Mahomes signs $503m contract

Super Bowl MVP Mahomes signs $503m contract

Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes has signed a record 10-year contract extension to stay with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs through the 2031 season, the team said Monday.
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More rescue efforts deploy in Japan

More rescue efforts deploy in Japan

Japan on Tuesday warned of more heavy rain on the southwestern island of Kyushu and bolstered rescue operations as the death toll in flood-hit areas rose past 50, with about a dozen people reported missing.
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Australia's second largest city is back on lockdown

Australia's second largest city is back on lockdown

Lockdown measures were reimposed in Australia's second biggest city on Tuesday, confining Melbourne residents to their homes unless undertaking essential business for six weeks, as officials scramble to to contain a coronavirus outbreak.
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North Korea says 'no intention' to talk to U.S.

North Korea says 'no intention' to talk to U.S.

North Korea has no intention to sit down with the United States and urged South Korea to "stop meddling," a senior diplomat said on Tuesday, just as a U.S. envoy was due to visit Seoul in an effort to renew stalled nuclear talks with Pyongyang.
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Hong Kong's Tiananmen museum turns online

Hong Kong's Tiananmen museum turns online

Scores of colorful posters and shelves of books may soon disappear from the June 4th Museum in Hong Kong, which is dedicated to documenting the events which took place that fateful day in 1989 at Tiananmen Square.
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Hong Kong security law is not "doom and gloom"

Hong Kong security law is not "doom and gloom"

Hong Kong's national security law imposed by Beijing last week was not "doom and gloom" for the city, its leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday (July 7), adding it was untrue to say she was not privy to any of its details before they were announced.
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A drastic option to treat COVID-19 damage

A drastic option to treat COVID-19 damage

After a record 112 days on a specialised life-support system, a South Korean COVID-19 patient is recovering from double lung transplant surgery, doctors say, in only the ninth such procedure worldwide.
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International students may need to leave U.S.

International students may need to leave U.S.

International students in the U.S. with a fully virtual courseload will soon be forced to leave the country, as universities like Harvard shift to online instruction for the upcoming academic year.
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U.S. tops 130K virus deaths; states halt reopening

U.S. tops 130K virus deaths; states halt reopening

[NFA] The number of U.S. coronavirus deaths exceeded 130,000 on Monday, following a surge of new cases that has put President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis under the microscope. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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Trump calls on NASCAR's Wallace to apologize for so-called 'hoax'

Trump calls on NASCAR's Wallace to apologize for so-called 'hoax'

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace should apologize over an incident in which he found a noose in his garage, calling it a 'hoax'. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
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Supreme Court rules Electoral College voters can't go rogue

Supreme Court rules Electoral College voters can't go rogue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to free "faithless electors" in the complex Electoral College system that decides the outcome of presidential elections from state laws that force them to support the candidate who wins the state's popular vot
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What's the case so far against Ghislaine Maxwell?

What's the case so far against Ghislaine Maxwell?

She's due in a U.S. court to face charges of luring underage girls for illegal sex acts, in a case linked to the late disgraced financier Epstein. Her backstory will weigh heavily at the hearing, Matthew Larotonda explains.
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UK pledges major boost for the arts

UK pledges major boost for the arts

Britain will invest nearly $2 billion in the arts and hopes to allow outdoor and socially distanced performances at cultural venues, as it tries to help a high-profile sector hit hard by the coronavirus. Emer McCarthy reports
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Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Maxwell

Prosecutors seek Friday court appearance for Maxwell

Prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in New York for Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
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Oscar-winning composer Morricone dies aged 91

Oscar-winning composer Morricone dies aged 91

Ennio Morricone, whose scores for movies such as “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “The Mission,” and “Cinema Paradiso” made him one of the world’s most famous and prolific screen composers, has died aged 91.
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Activists' books unavailable in HK libraries

Activists' books unavailable in HK libraries

Books by prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy figures have become unavailable in the Chinese-ruled city's public libraries as they are being reviewed to see whether they violate a new national security law, a government department said on Sunday.
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Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne

Hundreds of scientists say coronavirus is airborne

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times has reported.
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