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Who will Biden pick as running mate?

During the final Democratic primary debate in March, Joe Biden pledged that if he were to win the party’s presidential nomination, he would choose a woman as his running mate. A lot has happened since then, not the least of which is Biden securing the required Democratic Convention delegates to become his party’s presumptive nominee. […]

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Lam defends security law as Hong Kong police granted new powers

New rules allow police to conduct warrant-less searches, intercept communications and stop people from leaving city. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has said China’s new national security law does not spell “doom and gloom” for the city as her government used the legislation to grant police sweeping new powers, including the authority to intercept communications […]

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Egypt fumes as Ethiopia celebrates over Nile dam

As Ethiopia celebrated rains which began filling a controversial dam on a tributary of the River Nile, Egypt was fuming. The North African nation had long been opposed to any development on the Nile upstream that could reduce the amount of water it receives from the river and has regarded the Ethiopian project as an […]

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Najib faces 1MDB verdict as Malaysian political ground shifts

Judge to give decision in first case relating to failed state fund in decision that could have a major political impact. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – After nearly 16 months, dozens of witnesses and thousands of pages of evidence, a Malaysian judge will on Tuesday deliver his verdict on whether former Prime Minister Najib Razak is […]

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Delhi breathes again as Covid-19 cases dip

India’s capital, Delhi, has seen a sharp dip in coronavirus case numbers in recent weeks. Is one of the country’s biggest hotspots actually close to flattening the curve? Aparna Alluri finds out more. Two weeks ago, Delhi was scrambling to fight a pandemic that appeared to be spiralling out of control. June had been a […]

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Coronavirus: Anger as tourists’ behaviour in Magaluf triggers second wave fears

The behaviour of tourists in Magaluf has triggered fears of a second wave of coronavirus in Spain after crowds of holidaymakers were filmed partying in the street. Video posted on social media, purportedly from Majorca’s Punta Ballena party strip over the weekend, showed a large group of people chanting in English while stood close together […]

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China trades sanctions with U.S. over Uighur Muslims

BEIJING (Reuters) – China announced sanctions against U.S. officials including two senators on Monday in retaliation against Washington’s sanctions against senior Chinese officials over Beijing’s treatment of minority Uighur Muslims. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying disclosed what she called “corresponding sanctions” against U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, U.S. Representative Chris Smith, Ambassador […]

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India passes Russia as Covid cases continue to rise

India has recorded more than 24,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Russia. The country now has the third-largest number of confirmed cases in the world, 697,413. There have been 19,693 deaths. The latest surge in numbers has also been powered by a rise in cases […]

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Clash of values as Poles choose president

Poles vote on Sunday in a presidential ballot that could place significant curbs on the power of their nationalist government. President Andrzej Duda is an ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and if he loses, the opposition could force a big change in Polish politics. His closest rival is the liberal, centre-right […]

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Male juvenile arrested as suspect in three Denver carjackings

A juvenile was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in a string of Denver carjackings, police said. The boy is being held on investigation of first-degree assault and three counts of aggravated robbery, according to police. Tips from the public, after a Crime Stoppers bulletin was released Sunday, led to the arrest. The three carjackings happened […]