Cuddle curtain reunites separated Brazilians

Cuddle curtain reunites separated Brazilians

Dirce Villas Boas, a 93-year-old resident of a nursing home in western Sao Paulo, had gone 70 days without seeing her daughter until Saturday when the pair hugged and danced together in an emotional reunion.
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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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Johnny Depp wrote on walls in blood UK court hears

Johnny Depp wrote on walls in blood UK court hears

The third day of Johnny Depp's libel case against UK tabloid newspaper The Sun has been hearing how he wrote on walls in blood and suffered "some species of a nervous breakdown" during a violent arguement with his ex-wife and fellow actress Amber Hea
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Floyd's 'I can't breathe' plea ignored - transcript

Floyd's 'I can't breathe' plea ignored - transcript

The former U.S. police officer charged in the death of George Floyd told him to stop shouting and save his breath as he knelt on his neck as Floyd gasped for air, according to a newly released transcript of police body camera footage.
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Does it pay to protect nature?

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With Earth's wildlife now facing an extinction crisis, a group of economists and scientists is hoping to persuade governments that expanding conservation areas would boost global economic output on average by about $250 billion annually.
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Australian PM suspends extradition with Hong Kong

Australian PM suspends extradition with Hong Kong

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced measures to assist Hong Kong citizens start a new life in Australia, including extending visas by five years, after Beijing imposed a new security law on the Asian financial hub.
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Australian city wakes to another lockdown

Australian city wakes to another lockdown

[NFA] Australia's second most populous city began a six-week lockdown on Thursday following a spike in new coronavirus cases, as states around the country tightened internal borders to prevent a second wave sweeping the country.
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Trump rally 'contributed' to COVID-19 spike: official

Trump rally 'contributed' to COVID-19 spike: official

A top health official in Tulsa, Oklahoma says U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally there likely helped cause a spike in cases of COVID-19 in the city.
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Mexico's AMLO lauds Trump despite past insults

Mexico's AMLO lauds Trump despite past insults

[NFA] Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lavished praise on President Donald Trump at their first meeting on Wednesday, saying the U.S. leader treated Mexico with respect despite his history of threatening tariffs and insulting Mexicans. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
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CDC changing school guidelines after Trump carps

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[NFA] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to issue new guidelines for reopening schools, Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump criticized the agency's recommendations as too expensive and impr
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