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Donald Trump wants to host G-7 after election 

President Trump said on Monday that he wants to host the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations after the November presidential election and still wants to invite Russia, which was kicked out of the G-7 after it annexed Crimea. He said he told his staff on Sunday that he’d rather have the summit after the election which would give everyone more t […]

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Nagasaki urges nuke ban on 75th anniversary of US A-bombing 

The August 9, 1945, bombing came three days after the United States dropped its first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the world’s first ever nuclear attack that killed 140,000. On August 15, Japan surrendered, ending World War II. Many survivors developed cancer or other illnesses due to radiation.

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Brazil near 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 

Brazil was leaping toward a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 — on Saturday, and five months after the first reported case, the country had not shown signs of crushing the disease.

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Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina 

Hurricane Isaias has made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. The hurricane made landfall on Monday with maximum sustained winds of 136 km/h. Coastal shops and restaurants closed early, power began to flicker at oceanfront hotels and even the most adventurous of beachgoers abandoned the sand on Monday night as newly restrengthened Hurricane Isaia […]

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US counts 61,262 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins 

The United States counted 61,262 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. It was the fifth consecutive day with more than 60,000 infections recorded, according to the Baltimore-based university. There were also 1,051 deaths in the 24-hour period.

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France starts testing travellers from 16 nations for virus 

Travellers entering France from 16 countries where the coronavirus is circulating widely are having to undergo virus tests upon arrival at French airports and ports. French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced last month that the tests would be required starting Aug 1 for the arriving passengers France is allowing in from the listed countries unless they pre […]

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AstraZeneca to be exempt from coronavirus vaccine liability claims in most countries 

AstraZeneca has been granted protection from future product liability claims related to its Covid-19 vaccine hopeful by most of the countries with which it has struck supply agreements. With 25 companies testing their vaccine candidates on humans, the question of who pays for any claims for damages in case of side effects has been a tricky point in supply ne […]

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King Salman discharged from hospital: Saudi Royal Court 

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman was discharged from a hospital in the capital Riyadh after more than a week following surgery to remove his gall bladder, the Royal Court said. The court said in a statement late Thursday the monarch, 84, left the Hospital after a recovery. News of his improved health comes just as Saudis mark the start of the Eid al-Adha fest […]

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Nepal to reopen Everest despite Covid case rise 

Nepal will reopen its Himalayan mountains including Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, officials said on Thursday, to boost the tourism-dependent economy despite rising coronavirus infections. Home to eight of the world’s 14 tallest mountains, Nepal shut down climbing and trekking in March to stem Covid-19 which has infected 19,547 and kil […]

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Very different, symbolic haj in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus 

Pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving to Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down haj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic. This year pilgrims are eating prepackaged meals alone in their hotel rooms and praying at a distance from […]

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UK signs deal for 90 million Covid-19 vaccine doses 

UK government has signed deals for access to around 90 million doses of promising coronavirus vaccines under development, Business Secretary Alok Sharma announced here on Monday.

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Australian city to make mask-wearing compulsory 

Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, now has nearly 3,000 active cases of Covid-19 after a further 363 infections were reported Sunday despite a 10-day lockdown. Mask-wearing is not common in Australia and has not been part of the country’s COVID-19 response until now.

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi recovers from Covid-19 

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said he has recovered from Covid-19 and resumed official activities, two weeks after testing positive for the deadly disease. “Thank you all for your good wishes and support. I am fortunate to be back in the office today (Friday) post #COVID,” he tweeted. Qureshi praised Pakistan’s healthcare […]

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Joe Biden announces $2 trillion climate plan 

US President Donald Trump in 2017 withdrew the United States, the world’s No 2 emitter of greenhouse gases behind China, from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement that brought countries together to mitigate global warming, saying it was too costly.

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France celebrates virus heroes on redesigned Bastille Day 

Ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers, postal workers. Medics who died fighting COVID-19. France is honoring them all on its biggest national holiday Tuesday, recalibrating Bastille Day’s usual grandiose military parade to celebrate heroes of the coronavirus pandemic instead.

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