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Australia closes state border for first time in 100 years after COVID-19 spike - Reuters

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The border between Australia's two most populous states will close from Tuesday for an indefinite period as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus in the city of Melbourne.

Uneasy calm in Ethiopia after protests, official death toll doubles - Reuters

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More than 166 people were killed during anti-government protests in Ethiopia last week, the government said on Sunday, as the capital and other hotspots remained closely guarded by security forces and a blanket Internet shutdown entered its sixth day.

UK's top senior civil servant steps down as Johnson adviser seeks change - Reuters

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Submitted 7 day(s) ago by system

Britain's most senior civil servant stepped down on Sunday after reports of clashes with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top political adviser, part of what is expected to be a wider shake up of officials at the heart of power.

Trump retweets, then deletes, video of supporter shouting 'white power' - Reuters

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Submitted 7 day(s) ago by system

U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted a video showing one of his supporters in Florida shouting "white power" at protesters of his administration, drawing rebukes from allies and adversaries as protests continue in the aftermath of George Floyd's death.

European stocks hit by rising coronavirus cases - Reuters

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Submitted 14 day(s) ago by system

A recovery in world stocks faltered on Monday as the threat of rising coronavirus infections in parts of Europe and the United States curbed risk appetite, boosting demand for safe-haven gold.

WHO reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases - Reuters

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Submitted 14 day(s) ago by system

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 183,020 in a 24-hour period.

China likely lost at least 40 soldiers in border clash: Indian minister - Reuters

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Submitted 15 day(s) ago by system

China lost at least 40 soldiers in a clash with India at their disputed border this week, a federal government minister has said, as the nuclear-armed countries remained locked in confrontation on the frontline on Sunday.

Several U.S. states see coronavirus infection spikes, Wall Street unnerved - Reuters

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Submitted 16 day(s) ago by system

Troubling spikes in coronavirus infection rates were reported on Friday in several U.S. states, mainly in the South and West, a day before President Donald Trump was due to preside over an Oklahoma campaign rally that will be America's largest indoor gathering in months.

North Korea prepares anti-South leaflets amid heightened tensions - Reuters

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Submitted 16 day(s) ago by system

North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean defectors and South Korea, its state media said on Saturday, the latest retaliation for leaflets from the South as bilateral tensions rise.

UK PM Johnson defends Churchill, criticises 'distortion of our history': Telegraph - Reuters

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Submitted 21 day(s) ago by system

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain cannot "photoshop" its cultural landscape and complex history as doing so would be a distortion of its past, amid an ongoing row over the removal of statues of historical figures.

Australia won't be intimidated in row with China: PM Morrison - Reuters

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Submitted 25 day(s) ago by system

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he would not be intimidated by "coercion" after China restricted some Australian exports and urged Chinese tourists and students to avoid Australia.

K-pop boyband BTS' fans match group's $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter - Reuters

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Submitted 28 day(s) ago by system

Fans of the popular South Korean boy band BTS matched its $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter (BLM) in support of U.S. protests against police brutality, an organisation that runs fundraisers for the fans said on Monday.

New Zealand says coronavirus 'eliminated' and life can resume without restrictions - Reuters

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Submitted 28 day(s) ago by system

New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus domestically and will lift all containment measures except for border controls, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, making it one of the first countries to do so.

Minneapolis council members say they will end police department after Floyd death - Reuters

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Submitted 28 day(s) ago by system

A majority of Minneapolis City Council members favor phasing out the city's police department and creating a new way to ensure public safety, officials said, a sign that protests over the police killing of George Floyd are having an impact.

Hong Kongers to mark Tiananmen anniversary with candles, online vigil - Reuters

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Submitted 32 day(s) ago by system

People in Hong Kong planned to light candles across the city on Thursday to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.

China's May factory activity cools as weak demand curbs output - Reuters

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Submitted 36 day(s) ago by system

China's factory activity grew at a slower pace in May but momentum in the services and construction sectors quickened, pointing to an uneven recovery in the world's second-largest economy as businesses emerge from coronavirus-led shutdowns.

England risks COVID-19 resurgence by ending lockdown too soon, scientific advisers say - Reuters

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Submitted 37 day(s) ago by system

England risks losing control of the coronavirus pandemic again and is at a "very dangerous moment" as it starts to ease out of the COVID-19 lockdown, senior scientific and medical advisers warned on Saturday.

U.S. consumer spending tanks; savings hit record high - Reuters

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Submitted 38 day(s) ago by system

U.S. consumers cut spending by the most on record for the second straight month in April while boosting savings to an all-time high, and the growing frugality reinforced expectations the economy could take years to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. and China fight at United Nations over Hong Kong - Reuters

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Submitted 39 day(s) ago by system

The United States and China clashed over Hong Kong at the United Nations on Wednesday after Beijing opposed a request by Washington for the Security Council to meet over China's plan to impose new national security legislation on the territory.

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho dies aged 98 - Reuters

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Submitted 41 day(s) ago by system

Macau gambling king Stanley Ho, who built a business empire from scratch in the former Portuguese colony and became one of Asia's richest men, died peacefully at the age of 98, his family confirmed on Tuesday.

'What planet are they on?' No respite for UK's Johnson and aide - Reuters

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Submitted 42 day(s) ago by system

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced mutiny in his party and fury across Britain on Monday for refusing to sack his closest aide Dominic Cummings, accused of flouting the coronavirus lockdown by driving 250 miles from London.

Asian shares reverse early gains, eyes on China-U.S. trade relations - Reuters

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Submitted 42 day(s) ago by system

A gauge of Asian stocks pared early gains on Monday amid souring relations between China and the United States, with Hong Kong shares extending losses on mounting fears about future stability in the city.

Death toll from Pakistan airliner crash 97, 2 survivors: authorities - Reuters

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Submitted 43 day(s) ago by system

The death toll from Friday's passenger aircraft crash in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi has been confirmed at 97 with two survivors, while no fatalities were reported from the dense residential neighbourhood where the aircraft crash-landed, authorities said on Saturday.

UK confident COVID-19 tracking system will be place before lockdown eased - Reuters

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Submitted 45 day(s) ago by system

Health secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday he was confident that a COVID-19 track and trace system would be operating by June 1, allowing lockdown rules to be eased without risking a spike in infections.

Rare online outrage in Japan forces Abe to delay controversial bill - Reuters

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Submitted 46 day(s) ago by system

Outbursts of political anger are rare in Japan. Street protests tend to be tame and some are led by the elderly. Government supporters have swamped online debate at times, and the Shinzo Abe administration has rarely listened to voices of dissent.

Exclusive: A quarter of Americans are hesitant about a coronavirus vaccine - Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters

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Submitted 46 day(s) ago by system

A quarter of Americans have little or no interest in taking a coronavirus vaccine, a Reuters/Ipsos poll published on Thursday found, with some voicing concern that the record pace at which vaccine candidates are being developed could compromise safety.

Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, infections rising in South America - Reuters

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Submitted 46 day(s) ago by system

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally.

New Zealand's Ardern turned away from cafe under coronavirus rules - Reuters

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Submitted 50 day(s) ago by system

Hailed for her leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner were turned away from a cafe on Saturday because it was too full under the physical distancing guidelines.

India's coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing - Reuters

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Submitted 51 day(s) ago by system

India's total novel coronavirus cases rose to 85,940 on Saturday, taking it past China, where the pandemic originated last year, though a strict lockdown enforced since late March has reduced the rate of contagion.

'This virus may never go away,' WHO says - Reuters

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Submitted 54 day(s) ago by system

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a "massive effort" to counter it.

Britain's Johnson to set out five-tier coronavirus warning system - Reuters

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Submitted 57 day(s) ago by system

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out a five-tier warning system for the coronavirus in England on Sunday when he outlines the government's plans to begin slowly easing lockdown measures, British media reported.

Great Depression-like U.S. job losses, unemployment rate expected in April - Reuters

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Submitted 59 day(s) ago by system

The U.S. economy likely lost a staggering 22 million jobs in April, in what would be the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression and the starkest sign yet of how the novel coronavirus pandemic is battering the world's biggest economy.

New coronavirus spread swiftly around world from late 2019, study finds - Reuters

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Submitted 60 day(s) ago by system

A genetic study of samples from more than 7,500 people infected with COVID-19 suggests the new coronavirus spread quickly around the world after it emerged in China sometime between October and December last year, scientists said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Trump administration drafting 'Artemis Accords' pact for moon mining - sources - Reuters

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Submitted 61 day(s) ago by system

The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters.

Dollar up, Asian stocks slip as U.S. pins blame for virus on China - Reuters

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Submitted 63 day(s) ago by system

The dollar inched higher, stock markets struggled for traction and oil dropped on Monday as a U.S.-China spat over the origin of the coronavirus put the brakes on optimism about an economic re-start as countries around the world ease restrictions.

White House blocks Fauci from testifying to Congress on coronavirus response - Reuters

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Submitted 65 day(s) ago by system

Top U.S. health official Anthony Fauci will not testify next week to a congressional committee examining the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said on Friday, calling it "counterproductive" to have individuals involved in the response testify.

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