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Mexico surpasses Italy to post world's fourth-highest coronavirus death toll

Mexico surpasses Italy to post world's fourth-highest coronavirus death toll

Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic rose above 35,000 on Sunday, with the Latin American country overtaking Italy for the world's fourth-highest death total, according to Reuters data. Mexico on Sunday recorded 276 additional fatalities and 4,482 new infections to bring its...

Robert Mueller breaks his silence and condemns Trump for commuting Roger Stone's sentence

Robert Mueller breaks his silence and condemns Trump for commuting Roger Stone's sentence

US special counsel defends his investigation into allegations of corruption during 2016 electionThe former special counsel Robert Mueller made a rare move on Saturday to publicly defend his two-year investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016...

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela dies at 59

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, has died, a spokesperson for the African National Congress said on Monday. She was 59.

French man accused of molesting hundreds of children dies in Indonesia

French man accused of molesting hundreds of children dies in Indonesia

Francois Camille Abello, 65, died in a suspected suicide in his cell in Jakarta, police say.

Ousted U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman: Deal Barr Offered ‘Could Be Seen as a Quid Pro Quo’

Ousted U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman: Deal Barr Offered ‘Could Be Seen as a Quid Pro Quo’

The federal prosecutor whom Attorney General Bill Barr ousted in June told House investigators that he was alarmed at the way Barr attempted to replace him, saying that “the “irregular and unexplained actions by the Attorney General raised serious concerns for me,” according to a transcript of the...

'Not a Welcoming Name': Calls to Drop 'Plantation' Gain Steam Nationwide

'Not a Welcoming Name': Calls to Drop 'Plantation' Gain Steam Nationwide

When Dharyl Auguste was 3 years old, he and his parents packed all of their belongings and left their home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to immigrate to the United States.The family settled initially in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, before moving to nearby Sunrise. When it was time for Auguste to attend...

Boeing lands the first order of the F-15EX

Boeing lands the first order of the F-15EX

The first award covers an initial lot of eight jets.

New York mayor 'heartbroken' over shooting death of one-year-old

New York mayor 'heartbroken' over shooting death of one-year-old

Toddler Davell Gardner Jr. was killed and three men were wounded on Sunday after two gunmen opened fire at a family cookout in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York media reported, citing New York police. "It's just horrifying," de Blasio said at a news conference to...

AOC suggests NYC crime spike linked to unemployment and parents shoplifting to feed children

AOC suggests NYC crime spike linked to unemployment and parents shoplifting to feed children

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has insisted that spikes in New York crime are not related to police budget cuts but people needing to pay rent and feed their children.In a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, reported by The Hill, AOC was questioned about the significant rise in...

A squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado. Are people at risk?

A squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague in Colorado. Are people at risk?

The bacteria that causes the bubonic plague is naturally occurring in Colorado.

As virus rages in US, New York guards against another rise

As virus rages in US, New York guards against another rise

As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation's deadliest outbreak this spring — while also trying to prepare in case another surge comes. New York’s early experience is a ready-made blueprint for states now finding...

New Zealand mosque shooter dismisses lawyers to represent himself at sentencing

New Zealand mosque shooter dismisses lawyers to represent himself at sentencing

The gunman behind New Zealand's Christchurch mosque shootings sacked his lawyers on Monday and opted to represent himself, raising fears he would use a sentencing hearing next month to promote his white-supremacist views. Australian national Brenton Tarrant will be sentenced on August 24 on 51...

Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge

Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge

Visitors are required to wear masks, socially distance and have temperature checks on arrival.

Harvard's international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they're forced to leave the US

Harvard's international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they're forced to leave the US

Between Harvard going fully remote in the fall and new ICE guidelines, international students face being deported and worry about keeping up.

Fact check: Trump campaign accused of T-shirt design with similarity to Nazi eagle

Fact check: Trump campaign accused of T-shirt design with similarity to Nazi eagle

A Trump campaign shirt is being criticized for having a design resembling a Nazi eagle. But there are uses of eagle imagery by the U.S. government.

Hamburg sex workers demand Germany's brothels reopen

Hamburg sex workers demand Germany's brothels reopen

Prostitutes demonstrated in Hamburg's red light district late on Saturday evening demanding that Germany's brothels be allowed to reopen after months of closure to curb the spread of coronavirus. With shops, restaurants and bars all open again in Germany, where prostitution is legal, sex...

Man, 37, who died from coronavirus had dismissed pandemic ‘hype’ on Facebook

Man, 37, who died from coronavirus had dismissed pandemic ‘hype’ on Facebook

An Ohio man who died of Covid-19 had repeatedly posted on Facebook about his scepticism of the outbreak – and a tweet containing a montage of his posts is now going viral.Richard Rose, 37, died at home in Port Clinton on 4 July just days after he tested positive for Covid-19. The montage of his...

American Airlines reaches out to US senator maskless on flight

American Airlines reaches out to US senator maskless on flight

American Airlines said Monday it had contacted top Republican Senator Ted Cruz about its coronavirus prevention policies after a photo of the Texas lawmaker without a mask on a flight went viral on social media. "While our policy does not apply while eating or drinking, we have reached out to...

Seattle mayor, City Council at odds over 50% police cut

Seattle mayor, City Council at odds over 50% police cut

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday blasted the City Council's plan to cut the police department's budget by 50% and instead proposed transferring a list of functions like the 911 call center and parking enforcement out of the agency's budget. “The community has made clear, they...

Spike in Shootings Continues over the Weekend in Chicago, NYC

Spike in Shootings Continues over the Weekend in Chicago, NYC

A spike in shootings during the past month and a half continued with 64 shooting victims in Chicago and 28 in New York City over the weekend.While overall crime is down in both cities, there has been an uptick in gun violence in June and July as compared to the same period in 2019. That uptick...

Xu Zhangrun: Outspoken professor freed after six days

Xu Zhangrun: Outspoken professor freed after six days

A friend said constitutional law professor Xu Zhangrun was in good health.

Woman races across 4 lanes of traffic, dives into canal to save child, Oregon cops say

Woman races across 4 lanes of traffic, dives into canal to save child, Oregon cops say

The toddler’s grandmother has been cited for child neglect.

Barack Obama’s Presidential Library Hits a Major Roadblock

Barack Obama’s Presidential Library Hits a Major Roadblock

The roughly $500 million project, which will be set in Chicago’s Jackson Park, is facing new demands by the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office

Labour handed initial findings of anti-Semitism inquiry by Britain's equalities watchdog

Labour handed initial findings of anti-Semitism inquiry by Britain's equalities watchdog

A report into Labour's handling of anti-Semitism has been submitted to the party by Britain's equality watchdog, as Jewish campaigners urged Sir Keir Starmer to act on its findings. More than 12 months after launching a statutory inquiry into whether the party acted unlawfully in dealing...

Minority U.S. diplomats face bias entering own country - group

Minority U.S. diplomats face bias entering own country - group

Retired U.S. diplomats on Monday accused the Customs and Border Patrol of a "deeply troubling pattern" of discrimination and harassment against Black, Hispanic and other minority members re-entering their own country. The American Academy of Diplomacy, which groups former U.S. officials...

Michigan partygoers test positive for COVID-19 after July 4th lake bash; 43 cases tied to house party

Michigan partygoers test positive for COVID-19 after July 4th lake bash; 43 cases tied to house party

“This is a very clear example of how quickly this virus spreads,” a Michigan health official said after 43 COVID-19 cases were tied to a house party.

An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to land when a passenger threatened to kill everyone on board

An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to land when a passenger threatened to kill everyone on board

The Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Chicago turned around after a passenger became unruly and threatened to kill everyone on board.

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

A misaligned missile battery, miscommunication between troops and their commanders and a decision to fire without authorization all led to Iran's Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board, a new report says. The report released late...

Police officer allegedly pointed gun at handcuffed black man’s head after he refused to give his identity

Police officer allegedly pointed gun at handcuffed black man’s head after he refused to give his identity

A sergeant in a Florida Sheriff’s office has been arrested and fired after he allegedly pointed a gun at an African American man’s head because he would not identify himself.Janak Amin, of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was fired on Friday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly...

U.S. Considers TikTok Ban as Chinese Threat to Global Internet Freedom Grows

U.S. Considers TikTok Ban as Chinese Threat to Global Internet Freedom Grows

The partnership between Chinese tech companies and the Chinese Communist Party is threatening global Internet freedom. But the U.S. has the chance to push back and safeguard online free speech and privacy worldwide.Last Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham that the...

Couple who threatened Black Lives Matter protesters with guns once destroyed children's beehives

Couple who threatened Black Lives Matter protesters with guns once destroyed children's beehives

St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey drew national attention in June when they flashed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters walking down their street.

Coronavirus: California reimposes sweeping restrictions amid virus spike

Coronavirus: California reimposes sweeping restrictions amid virus spike

The governor has rolled back reopening plans across the state as virus cases soar.

Yemeni Houthis say they hit Saudi oil facility in drone, missile attack

Yemeni Houthis say they hit Saudi oil facility in drone, missile attack

"The strike was accurate," a Houthi military spokesman said.

Canada and U.S. likely to extend ban on non-essential travel ban - sources

Canada and U.S. likely to extend ban on non-essential travel ban - sources

Canada and the United States are set to extend a ban on non-essential travel that was imposed to fight the coronavirus outbreak, although a final decision has not been taken, two Ottawa sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. Although some U.S. politicians in northern states are pressing...

Bavarian governor emerges as the front-runner to succeed Merkel as Chancellor in Germany

Bavarian governor emerges as the front-runner to succeed Merkel as Chancellor in Germany

A German politician until recently seen as a rank outsider to replace Angela Merkel as Chancellor is suddenly the frontrunner, according to a series of opinion polls. Markus Söder, state leader in Bavaria, is seen by the public as the best candidate for the job, with 64 percent of voters saying he...

Coronavirus immunity can start to fade away within weeks, according to a new study which puts a 'nail in the coffin' in the idea of herd immunity

Coronavirus immunity can start to fade away within weeks, according to a new study which puts a 'nail in the coffin' in the idea of herd immunity

The study by King's College London, the first COVID-19 study of its kind, is the latest to cast doubt over the concept of so-called herd immunity.

Funeral for Seoul mayor held as allegation details emerge

Funeral for Seoul mayor held as allegation details emerge

Mourners wept and deeply bowed before the coffin of Seoul’s mayor during his funeral Monday, while a lawyer came forward with details about sexual harassment allegations against the late politician. The allegations have split many in South Korea over how to remember Park Won-soon, who was found...

Javonni Carson: Nine-year-old shot four times while filming TikTok videos

Javonni Carson: Nine-year-old shot four times while filming TikTok videos

A fourth-grade boy shot four times in Atlanta was filming TikTok videos with his two siblings when an unknown gunman fired into a crowd during a drive-by shooting, his mother said.Javonni Carson, 9, who was one of three people injured in the attack, has undergone surgery and is expected to recover,...

Hundreds of Army and Air Force Recruits Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 Since March

Hundreds of Army and Air Force Recruits Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 Since March

The U.S. Air Force and Army basic military training programs have seen hundreds of recruits test positive for COVID-19.

Royal descendants can keep temple full of riches, rules Indian Supreme Court

Royal descendants can keep temple full of riches, rules Indian Supreme Court

One of the vaults in Kerala's Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple contained $20bn (£16bn) worth of diamonds.

In Moscow’s Afghan Bazaar, Searching for a Bagman Who Pays Bounties for Dead Americans

In Moscow’s Afghan Bazaar, Searching for a Bagman Who Pays Bounties for Dead Americans

MOSCOW—If you ask where to find almost anyone in Moscow’s Afghan community, you’ll be told to come here, to the Hotel Sevastopol. Probably you will be told it has 16 floors, which seems important to the direction givers. Much of the hotel has been turned into a market, a sort of Afghan bazaar where...

When a university closes for COVID-19, its college town may not survive

When a university closes for COVID-19, its college town may not survive

“When a university sneezes, the town gets pneumonia. Now when the university has pneumonia, what does that mean for the town?” one professor said.

Iranian officials urged to unite after nuclear plant blast

Iranian officials urged to unite after nuclear plant blast

Iran’s supreme leader has addressed the country’s parliament amid growing divisions and unanswered questions over the explosion at the Natanz nuclear facility earlier this month.

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