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“Worst nightmare”: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid – The Denver Post

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula. Around the country, across industries and occupations, […]

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South Africa's Ramaphosa sets up body to probe COVID-19 corruption

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has set up a ministerial committee to investigate alleged corruption in state tenders in the fight against COVID-19, his office said on Thursday, including with businesses supplying protective gear. Reports of suspect deals between government officials and businesses providing medical equipment, as well as food aid parcels […]

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South China Sea: Beijing builds underwater ‘surveillance network’ to keep tabs on rivals

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Beijing has built a system known as the “Blue Ocean Information Network”, according to research from the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative. Express.co.uk understands the new system consists of platforms with sonar systems and […]

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Brussels to require face masks if virus uptick continues

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Brussels will require people to wear masks in public spaces and in private spaces accessible to the public if the uptick in coronavirus cases continues, the regional government said on Thursday. The order will kick in when the daily average of cases per 100,000 inhabitants reaches 50 over seven days, Rudi Vervoort, […]

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Belarus says it has detained U.S. nationals: Belta

MINSK (Reuters) – President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday that Belarus had detained a number of people who possessed U.S. passports and were married to U.S. women ahead of its Aug. 9 presidential elections, the Belta news agency reported. Lukashenko provided no further details of the detainees and it was not clear who he was […]

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Tests and mask for U.S. health chief on Taiwan visit

TAIPEI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and his delegation will have to be tested for the novel coronavirus before getting to Taiwan and again when they arrive, and they must wear masks, a government official said on Thursday. Azar’s will be the most senior U.S. official to visit Taiwan […]

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North Korea explosion: Multiple deaths after gas leak causes huge fireball to erupt- WATCH

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. A gas leak in a Hyesan house was blamed for a series of explosions that left nine North Koreans dead, and at least 30 injured on Tuesday. Two more are in critical […]

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US elections: Progressive Democrats Tlaib and Bush win primaries

Cori Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist, and Rashida Tlaib, member of the new progressive ‘Squad’ in the US House, win. Progressive Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives scored victories in primary elections in the United States on Tuesday. Cori Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist, defeated longtime member of the Democratic establishment, US […]

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Chicago rapper FBG Duck killed in daytime attack

A Chicago rapper known as FBG Duck has been killed in an upscale retail shopping district as the city reels from above average levels of violence. The rapper, whose legal name is Carlton Weekly, was shot by four people who emerged from two cars at 16:30 local time (22:30BST) on Tuesday, then fled. The shooting […]

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Egypt’s forgotten city: ‘World’s first zoo’ unearthed in incredible 6,000-year-old find

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Hierakonpolis was the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of the prehistoric era, between 3200BC and 2686BC, but the first settlement of this forgotten city may date back […]