New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen arrives in Ethiopia, her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post, for meetings expected to touch on migration and support for African security operations.
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Scottish beer gardens reopen

Scottish beer gardens reopen

Glasgow residents enjoy their first drink outside as beer gardens reopen after a three-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus lockdown.
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Ukraine's hardest-hit Lviv region struggles with virus surge

Ukraine's hardest-hit Lviv region struggles with virus surge

Hospitals in the Ukranian region of Lviv have seen the largest surge in patients needing to be hospitalised as Ukraine's infection rate has begun rising again following the lifting of national lockdown measures.
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At least seven dead and 46 wounded in truck explosion in Colombia

At least seven dead and 46 wounded in truck explosion in Colombia

At least seven people burned to death and 46 were injured after a tank truck exploded in northern Colombia, police report.
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Authorities monitor mask-wearing in Mexico City centre

Authorities monitor mask-wearing in Mexico City centre

Authorities set up checkpoints in Mexico City's Zocalo district to enforce mandatory wearing of face masks in public, as the local government imposes new measures to fight COVID-19.
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Mexican hospitals struggle to attract fearful blood donors amid pandemic

Mexican hospitals struggle to attract fearful blood donors amid pandemic

At the Juarez hospital in Mexico City, doctors used to perform at least 50 blood transfusions a day, but since the arrival of the novel coronavirus, the hospital's blood banks stand nearly empty as donors, fearful of contracting COVID-19, stay away.
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Philippines jeepneys back on the road as virus restrictions eased

Philippines jeepneys back on the road as virus restrictions eased

Thousands of the iconic minibuses known in the Philippines as jeepneys have been allowed back on the roads, more than three months after they were forced to stop running due to the coronavirus.
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France announces new cabinet of Prime Minister Jean Castex

France announces new cabinet of Prime Minister Jean Castex

The Secretary General of the Presidency of the French Republic, Alexis Kohler, announces the names of the new ministers of prime minister Jean Castex's government. Gérald Darmanin takes over the ministry of the interior, thus succeeding ousted Chr...
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Hong Kongers hold blank sheets of paper to protest security law

Hong Kongers hold blank sheets of paper to protest security law

As a sweeping national security law outlaws spark send a wave of fear through Hong Kong and outlaws popular protest slogans, dozens of Hong Kong protesters replace flags and placards with blank pieces of white papers to continue voicing their diss...
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Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

"Il Maestro" Ennio Morricone, one of the world's best-known and most prolific film composers, has died in Rome.
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Dior showcases 'miniature' couture collection in a short film as Paris Fashion Week goes online

Dior showcases 'miniature' couture collection in a short film as Paris Fashion Week goes online

The first-ever online Paris fashion week clicks off with the world of runway shows thrown into an existential crisis by the coronavirus. Dior has replaced its usual runway show with a short film by Italian Director Matteo Garrone, showcasing a min...
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Kenya to allow international air travel from August

Kenya to allow international air travel from August

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announces that international flights will resume on August 1 as part of a gradual lifting of restrictions to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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In dramatic change, Burundi holds mass virus testing

In dramatic change, Burundi holds mass virus testing

Burundians in prominent city Bujumbura undergo coronavirus test at the launch of a massive testing campaign in a major about-turn for the nation that has largely ignored the pandemic.
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British gyms grow impatient as other leisure businesses are about to reopen

British gyms grow impatient as other leisure businesses are about to reopen

While many leisure businesses are reopening as the coronavirus lockdown is eased in the UK, gyms are among those that have to stay closed. Body Society, a London gym studio, is adapting to the government rules with outdoors fitness classesy.
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Images of detention center where Ghislaine Maxwell is expected be transferred to

Images of detention center where Ghislaine Maxwell is expected be transferred to

Images of the Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn, in New York, where alleged Jeffrey Epstein accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, is expected to be transferred to. The British socialite is currently being held at the Merrimack County Jail, in New Ha...
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France's Louvre museum as it reopens after 16-week virus shutdown

France's Louvre museum as it reopens after 16-week virus shutdown

The Louvre reopens after its three-month coronavirus closure, but with nearly a third of its galleries still shut.
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Outdoor bars reopen in Scotland

Outdoor bars reopen in Scotland

People go for a first drink at an outdoor bar in Edinburgh, as Scottish beer gardens and outdoor cafes reopen after coronavirus lockdown measures are eased.
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French PM Castex meets Senate president Larcher

French PM Castex meets Senate president Larcher

France's new prime minister, Jean Castex, arrives in the courtyard of the Senate to meet its President Gérard Larcher. Castex was appointed last week by president Emmanuel Macron, following the resignation of Edouard Philippe amid a cabinet reshuf...
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Malawi's new president receives the sword of command

Malawi's new president receives the sword of command

Malawi's new president Lazarus Chakwera receives the sword of command at a coronavirus-induced inaugural ceremony. Initially scheduled to be held in a stadium in Lilongwe to coincide with the 56th anniversary of the country's independence, the ina...
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Protecting Myanmar temple treasures from looters amid tourist slump

Protecting Myanmar temple treasures from looters amid tourist slump

A dearth of visitors means temples and hotels lie empty in the Myanmar city of Bagan, crushing the livelihoods of locals and opening doors to opportunistic burglars. A police squad has been deployed to bolster security in the area.
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Flooding

Flooding

Videographic illustrating flooding. Torrential rain hampered the efforts of tens of thousands of rescue workers in southwestern Japan Monday as they hunted for survivors from deadly floods and landslides, with more downpours forecast.
Russian journalist found guilty of 'justifying terrorism'

Russian journalist found guilty of 'justifying terrorism'

A Russian journalist is found guilty and handed a hefty fine for "justifying terrorism" in a case that has sparked an outcry among her allies at home and rights groups abroad. Svetlana Prokopyeva was charged with publicly justifying terrorism over...
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Kazakhstan imposes 'second wave' of restrictions as coronavirus surges

Kazakhstan imposes 'second wave' of restrictions as coronavirus surges

Kazakhstan imposes a second round of nationwide restrictions to counter a huge surge in coronavirus cases, a measure that authorities could choose to extend.
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First visitors return to Louvre museum as it reopens after 16-week virus shutdown (2)

First visitors return to Louvre museum as it reopens after 16-week virus shutdown (2)

The Louvre, the world's most visited museum, reopens after its three-month coronavirus closure today, but with nearly a third of its galleries still shut. (COMPLETES VID1UP544_EN)
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Democracy activist Joshua Wong says world 'must stand with Hong Kong'

Democracy activist Joshua Wong says world 'must stand with Hong Kong'

The world must stand in solidarity with Hong Kongers after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the semi-autonomous city, prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong says. "We still have to let the world know that now is the time to ...
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