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  • French bus driver brain dead after assault for refusing maskless riders

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    French bus driver brain dead after assault for refusing maskless riders

    PARIS, July 6 — A bus driver in France was declared brain dead today after being attacked by several people he refused to let aboard because they were not wearing face masks as...

  • S. Korea court rejects child porn site operator’s US extradition

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    S. Korea court rejects child porn site operator’s US extradition

    SEOUL, July 6 — A South Korean court today rejected an extradition request by the United States for a man convicted of running one of the world’s biggest child pornography...

  • Arrests follow protests that killed at least 166 in Ethiopia

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    Arrests follow protests that killed at least 166 in Ethiopia

    ADDIS ABABA, July 6 — A leading opposition party representing Ethiopia’s Oromo ethnic group said today that five senior members had been detained following violence last week...

  • Kosovo imposes curfew as coronavirus infections surge

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    Kosovo imposes curfew as coronavirus infections surge

    PRISTINA, July 6 — Kosovo’s government today re-imposed nightly curfews in the capital Pristina and three other towns in a bid to curb an increase of coronavirus infections in...

  • Dutch cull virus-infected mink on 20 farms

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    Dutch cull virus-infected mink on 20 farms

    THE HAGUE, July 6 — Dutch authorities today culled thousands of mink on two more farms infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 20, health authorities said. The...

  • Hong Kong court denies bail to first person charged under new law

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    Hong Kong court denies bail to first person charged under new law

    HONG KONG, July 6 — A Hong Kong court denied bail today to the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under the city’s new national security law after he...

  • Chinese law professor who criticised leadership is detained, friends say

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    Chinese law professor who criticised leadership is detained, friends say

    BEIJING, July 6 — A Beijing law professor who has been an outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party and President Xi Jinping was taken away by authorities today,...

  • Indonesia reports 70 new coronavirus deaths, 1,209 new cases

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    Indonesia reports 70 new coronavirus deaths, 1,209 new cases

    JAKARTA July 6 — Indonesia reported 1,209 new coronavirus infections and 70 new deaths today, its health ministry said. The case total is currently 64,958 and number of...

  • Democracy activist Joshua Wong says world must ‘stand with Hong Kong’

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    Democracy activist Joshua Wong says world must ‘stand with Hong Kong’

    HONG KONG, July 6 — The world must stand in solidarity with Hong Kongers after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on the semi-autonomous city, activist Joshua Wong...

  • Duterte’s anti-terrorism law challenged in Philippines’ top court

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    Duterte’s anti-terrorism law challenged in Philippines’ top court

    MANILA, July 6 — Critics of a new anti-terrorism law in the Philippines called on the country’s highest court today to suspend the legislation, arguing it threatens human...

  • City in China’s Inner Mongolia warns after suspected bubonic plague case

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    City in China’s Inner Mongolia warns after suspected bubonic plague case

    BEIJING, July 6 — Authorities in a city in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a warning yesterday, one day after a hospital reported a case of suspected...

  • China detains professor who criticised Xi over Covid-19

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    China detains professor who criticised Xi over Covid-19

    BEIJING, July 6 — Chinese authorities today detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and his efforts to...

  • Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years to halt coronavirus

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    Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years to halt coronavirus

    SYDNEY, July 6 — The border between Australia’s two most populous states will close from tomorrow for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of...

  • With nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, India is third worst-hit country

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    With nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, India is third worst-hit country

    NEW DELHI, July 6 — India has over-taken Russia with the world’s third-highest number of novel coronavirus cases, at nearly 700,000, according to the latest data, as the...

  • Desperate searches as dozens feared dead in Japan floods

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    Desperate searches as dozens feared dead in Japan floods

    TOKYO, July 6 — Rescue workers in Japan today combed through the wreckage of houses shattered by deadly floods and landslides in a desperate search for survivors as the death...

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    Putin’s relative elected leader of Russian political party

    MOSCOW, July 6 — One of President Vladimir Putin’s relatives has been elected leader of a small Russian political party which he hopes will win seats in the national...

  • Saudi Arabia announces haj health measures for domestic pilgrims

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    Saudi Arabia announces haj health measures for domestic pilgrims

    CAIRO, July 6 — Saudi Arabia announced health protocols to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the 2020 haj season, banning gatherings and meetings between pilgrims,...

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    Mexican military finds plane in flames and truck carrying drugs

    MEXICO CITY, July 6 — Mexican military officials said yesterday they discovered a small plane from South America in flames after it made an illegal landing on the Yucatan...

  • Tracker: US adds 40,000 new virus cases in 24 hours

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    Tracker: US adds 40,000 new virus cases in 24 hours

    WASHINGTON, July 6 — The United States recorded 39,379 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed yesterday, as infections continue to trend...

  • Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

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    Indian soldiers unarmed and caught by surprise in China clash, families say

    NEW DELHI, July 6 — Indian soldiers who died in close combat with Chinese troops last month were unarmed and surrounded by a larger force on a steep ridge, Indian government...

  • US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

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    US Sunbelt mayors push back against Trump’s virus optimism

    WASHINGTON, July 6 — US Sunbelt mayors warned yesterday that their cities are at risk of being overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases as they pushed back against US...

  • NYT: Hundreds of scientists say Covid-19 is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations

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    NYT: Hundreds of scientists say Covid-19 is airborne, ask WHO to revise recommendations

    NEW YORK, July 6 — Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health...

  • Virus pushes US hospitals to the brink, India hits record new cases

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    Virus pushes US hospitals to the brink, India hits record new cases

    WASHINGTON, July 6 — Officials at the epicentre of the worsening coronavirus crisis in the United States warned yesterday their hospitals were in danger of being overwhelmed by...

  • Trump idea of ‘National Garden of American Heroes’ raises questions

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    Trump idea of ‘National Garden of American Heroes’ raises questions

    WASHINGTON, July 6 — A new national park populated with statues of “American heroes”?  The surprise idea, proposed by President Donald Trump over the July 4...

  • Trump to hold outdoor rally in New Hampshire

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    Trump to hold outdoor rally in New Hampshire

    WASHINGTON, July 6 — US President Donald Trump will host an outdoor campaign rally in New Hampshire, his team said yesterday, after his last rally drew criticism for ignoring...

  • Rising coronavirus cases in 39 US states cast shadow over July 4 celebrations

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    Rising coronavirus cases in 39 US states cast shadow over July 4 celebrations

    NEW YORK, July 5 — Rising coronavirus cases in 39 US states cast a shadow over the nation’s Fourth of July celebrations as health experts worried that holiday parties will...

  • Tokyo incumbent governor Koike wins second term, says NHK exit poll

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    Tokyo incumbent governor Koike wins second term, says NHK exit poll

    TOKYO, July 5 — Voters in Tokyo re-elected incumbent Yuriko Koike as their next governor, public broadcaster NHK reported on Sunday, citing its exit poll, as the Japanese...

  • Iran reports new record one-day virus death toll of 163, says official

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    Iran reports new record one-day virus death toll of 163, says official

    TEHRAN, July 5 — Iranian health authorities today announced 163 new deaths due to the Covid-19 disease, the country’s highest official one-day toll since the outbreak began in...

  • India closes on Russia toll as virus cases hit daily record

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    India closes on Russia toll as virus cases hit daily record

    NEW DELHI, July 5 — India added a record number of coronavirus cases today, approaching Russia as the world’s third-most infected nation as it opens a mass treatment centre in...

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    Madagascar re-imposes lockdown amid surge in virus cases

    ANTANARIVO, July 5 — Madagascar has placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions...

  • Dozens dead, missing in Japan as heavy rain causes floods, mudslides

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    Dozens dead, missing in Japan as heavy rain causes floods, mudslides

    TOKYO, July 5 — About 34 people are either confirmed or feared dead—including 14 at a nursing home—after torrential rain in Japan triggered massive floods and mudslides,...

  • Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

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    Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

    DUBAI, July 5 —Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus infections have passed 200,000 and neighbouring United Arab Emirates 50,000, with the number of new cases climbing after the Arab...

  • Indonesia reports highest daily tally of coronavirus deaths

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    Indonesia reports highest daily tally of coronavirus deaths

    JAKARTA, July 5 — Indonesia reported 82 new coronavirus deaths today in its highest daily tally, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said, taking the toll to 3,171....