New Zealand's South Island braces for wild weather

New Zealand's South Island braces for wild weather

New Zealand's meteorological service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of New Zealand on Sunday after wild weather over the weekend caused flooding, road closures and landslides.
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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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Australia closes border for first time in 100 years

Australia closes border for first time in 100 years

The border between Australia's two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said on Monday, following an outbreak of the coronavirus in his state.
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Dozens feared dead in Japan floods

Dozens feared dead in Japan floods

Nearly 40 people were feared dead as torrential rains continued to hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu, with river banks at risk of bursting on Monday morning and new evacuation orders put in place.
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India pushes back Taj Mahal reopening

India pushes back Taj Mahal reopening

Tourists who hoped to get a glimpse of India's famed Taj Mahal on Monday won't be able to visit anytime soon.
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Soaring COVID-19 cases overshadow July 4 weekend

Soaring COVID-19 cases overshadow July 4 weekend

[NFA] Rising coronavirus cases in 39 U.S. states cast a shadow over the nation's Fourth of July celebrations as health experts worried that holiday parties will cause a further spike in infections that could overwhelm hospitals. Freddie Joyner has mo
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World's largest temporary COVID-19 hospital opens

World's largest temporary COVID-19 hospital opens

India has inaugurated the world's largest temporary COVID-19 hospital as the country grapples with rapidly rising cases.
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Israel says 'not necessarily' behind Iran nuclear site incident

Israel says 'not necessarily' behind Iran nuclear site incident

Israel's defence minister said on Sunday it is not "necessarily" behind every mysterious incident in Iran, after a fire at the Natanz nuclear site prompted some Iranian officials to say it was the result of cyber sabotage.
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Fireworks in DC as Trump vows to defeat 'radical left'

Fireworks in DC as Trump vows to defeat 'radical left'

U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on comments made at Mount Rushmore in an Independence Day address on Saturday, as protesters scuffled in the capital's streets.
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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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