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Atlanta police officer charged with murder for shooting black man

An Atlanta police officer has been charged with murder for shooting a 27-year-old man in the back, justice officials announced...

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'Catastrophic': South Asia reels from virus surge

Early optimism that South Asia might have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic has disappeared as soaring infection...

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US sanctions dozens including Assad wife in new Syria campaign

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s wife and dozens of others as it vowed...

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Police fire tear gas as thousands join French healthcare protest

French police fired tear gas after being pelted with objects during a Paris demonstration on Tuesday led by thousands of...

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Google boots far-right site from ad platform

Google on Tuesday confirmed that it booted one far-right website from its ad platform and put another on notice for...

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Scooters, e-bikes gain traction as virus lockdowns ease

Electric bikes and scooters, dismissed before the pandemic as a curiosity or nuisance, are getting fresh traction in cities seeking...

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India media fear pandemic finally brings end of the newspaper era

Indian newspapers, which just a few months ago had defied the global trend by gaining circulation, are now buckling under...

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North Korea threatens to beef up military presence around DMZ

North Korea threatened Wednesday to bolster its military presence in and around the Demilitarized Zone, a day after blowing up...

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Trump government sues to block ex-aide Bolton's book

The Trump administration filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to prevent publication of former national security advisor John Bolton’s book, which...

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Facebook hopes to help millions of Americans register to vote

Facebook said Tuesday it plans to help four million Americans register to vote, and insists it can be a positive...

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Steroid 'breakthrough' raises virus hopes, despite China outbreak

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed a “breakthrough” steroid treatment for the coronavirus, boosting hopes that pandemic deaths can...

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North Korea blows up inter-Korean liaison office near border with South

North Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border on Tuesday, after days of increasingly...

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A world redrawn: Nobel winner Deaton warns virus could worsen inequality

The coronavirus outbreak has exposed existing inequalities but without reform, argues Nobel prize-winning economist Angus Deaton, it also risks making...

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Indian and Chinese troops in deadly border clash

Three Indian soldiers were killed in a violent face-off on the Chinese border, the Indian army said Tuesday, following weeks...

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