Biden meets with black leaders, promises police oversight board

Biden meets with black leaders, promises police oversight board

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised black community leaders in Delaware on Monday he would earn their support amid nationwide police brutality protests, saying he would create a police oversight board within his first 100 days in the
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Singapore's ruling party stung by election results

Singapore's ruling party stung by election results

Singapore's ruling party, stung by its worst ever election results, on Saturday signaled a possible delay to its meticulous succession plans, and analysts foresaw other policy changes that could affect the international business hub.
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Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections

Hong Kong opposition kicks off primary elections

Hong Kong's opposition camp set up polling booths across the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday for primary elections aimed at selecting democracy candidates who stand the best chance of success in Legislative Council elections in September.
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Swimmers dive back into England's outdoor pools

Swimmers dive back into England's outdoor pools

[NFA] Swimmers in England donned their goggles and bathing suits on Saturday as outdoor pools reopened, in the latest easing of the country's coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
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Russian Navy's first all-female crew on patrol

Russian Navy's first all-female crew on patrol

In a first for the Russian Navy, an all-female navy crew carried out patrols on the Black Sea on Friday in preparation for Russia's Navy Day celebrations later this month.
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Protesters rally against Serbian President

Protesters rally against Serbian President

Protests marred by violence, continued on Friday in Belgrade, where thousands rallied against Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and government policies, including its handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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#BoycottGoya takes off after CEO's Trump praise

#BoycottGoya takes off after CEO's Trump praise

[NFA] Robert Unanue, the CEO of the Hispanic staple food maker Goya Foods, praised President Donald Trump on Thursday at the White House which swiftly led to backlash on Twitter. Colette Luke has more.
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U.S. COVID-19 cases surge amid reopenings debate

U.S. COVID-19 cases surge amid reopenings debate

[NFA] Florida confirmed its place as an emerging epicenter of the COVID pandemic in the United States on Friday by reporting its second sharpest daily rise in cases while virus-related deaths across the country climb. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Trump says tropical storm reason why NH rally postponed

Trump says tropical storm reason why NH rally postponed

[NFA] A campaign rally for President Trump set for Saturday in New Hampshire has been postponed by a "week or two" because of a tropical storm off the East Coast, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Friday and Trump confirmed i
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WHO to set up probe into virus origin

WHO to set up probe into virus origin

An advance team from the World Health Organization (WHO) has left for China to organize an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus which sparked the global pandemic.
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FBI investigates reported Indiana lynching attempt

FBI investigates reported Indiana lynching attempt

The FBI is investigating a hate-crime report lodged by a Black civil rights activist in Indiana who said he was assaulted by several white men threatening to lynch him before a group of bystanders and friends intervened to stop the attack. This repor
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Court paves way to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

Court paves way to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

A Turkish court on Friday annulled a 1934 government decree turning Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, ruling it was unlawful.
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Brazil halts Amazon fires amid investor pressure

Brazil halts Amazon fires amid investor pressure

Brazil's government announced on Thursday it planned to ban setting fires in the Amazon for 120 days, in a meeting with global investors to address their rising concerns over destruction of the rainforest. Ciara Lee reports
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Explained: The battle over Turkey’s Hagia Sophia

Explained: The battle over Turkey’s Hagia Sophia

[NFA] Turkey's Hagia Sophia served as one of the most exalted seats of Christian and then Muslim worship in the world. As Megan Revell explains, that means any change to its status will have a profound impact on followers of both faiths.
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Botswana gets first test results on elephant deaths

Botswana gets first test results on elephant deaths

Botswana said on Friday it had received test results from samples sent to Zimbabwe to determine the cause of death of hundreds of elephants but is waiting for more results from South Africa next week before sharing findings with the public.
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Tokyo experts warn of Olympics high health risk

Tokyo experts warn of Olympics high health risk

With just over a year to go until the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, medical experts say the event could pose a grave health risk to the Japanese public and that there was a high chance of a disease outbreak.
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WHO calls for more evidence on airborne transmission

WHO calls for more evidence on airborne transmission

The World Health Organization on Thursday released new guidelines on the transmission of the novel coronavirus that acknowledge some reports of airborne transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, but stopped short of confirming that the virus sp
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France to restore Notre-Dame as it was before fire

France to restore Notre-Dame as it was before fire

Paris’ centuries-old Notre-Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt as it was before being engulfed in a fire last year, the public body in charge of its restoration said on Thursday.
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Australia to halve number of returnees

Australia to halve number of returnees

Australia will halve the number of citizens allowed to return home from overseas each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as authorities struggle to contain a COVID-19 outbreak in the country's second most populous city.
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U.S. sanctions Chinese official over Uighur rights

U.S. sanctions Chinese official over Uighur rights

The United States on Thursday slapped sanctions on the highest ranking Chinese official it's ever targeted over alleged human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in China's Xinjiang region.
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U.S. sets a second one-day virus record

U.S. sets a second one-day virus record

Record-breaking rises in coronavirus cases in Florida are leaving doctors and nurses struggling to cope as COVID-19 patients flood hospitals.
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'Glee' star Naya Rivera presumed drowned

'Glee' star Naya Rivera presumed drowned

Authorities say former "Glee" star Naya Rivera is presumed to have drowned after going missing near Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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Florida virus surge threatens Trump's RNC plans

Florida virus surge threatens Trump's RNC plans

Skepticism surrounding the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC) is growing as the number of coronavirus cases surge in Florida.
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Ex-Trump lawyer behind bars again

Ex-Trump lawyer behind bars again

[NFA] Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was taken to a federal jail on Thursday after refusing to agree to a gag order as a condition of serving his criminal sentence under home confinement, Cohen's lawyer said.
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Prominent mayor of S.Korea's capital found dead

Prominent mayor of S.Korea's capital found dead

One of South Korea's most prominent elected officials, Park Won-soon, the longtime mayor of its capital, was found dead police, said on Friday, after he was reported missing by his daughter amid a criminal probe of an alleged impropriety. Freddie Joy
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