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‘Solve your own problem’

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Chinese state media took aim at the US government over the weekend as many American cities were gripped by raging protests and clashes, comparing the unrest with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. As unrest erupted across the United States over racial inequality and police brutality after the death during arrest of an unarmed black…

Coronavirus pandemic: Key Updates

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Global cases top 6m The novel coronavirus has killed at least 369,086 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT yesterday. At least 6,075,070 cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories. The United States remains the worst-hit country…

Protesters rally in London, Berlin over George Floyd's death

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Hundreds of people protested in London and Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States over the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. The protesters knelt in central London's Trafalgar Square, chanting "No justice, no peace", and…

Curfews and clashes as US race protests escalate

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Curfews were imposed in major US cities Saturday as clashes over police brutality escalated across America with demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop the violent protests "cold." Minneapolis, the epicenter of the unrest, was gripped by a fifth consecutive night of violence with police in riot gear firing tear…

Militants in Burkina Faso kill 35 in separate attacks, government says

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Militants in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday. Saturday’s violence underscores deep instability in parts of Burkina Faso, which has been battling armed groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State since 2017. Twenty-five people were killed…

New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

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ROME (Reuters) - The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday. A lifeguard wearing a protective face mask takes the temperature of a woman at a newly reopened beach after months of closure due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at…