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Spanish PM offers military for contact tracing

MADRID, (AP):- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has offered officials running the country’s 17 regions help from the military to conduct coronavirus contact tracing. He has pledged to declare regional emergency orders if the expansion of the pandemic continues, facilitating regional..

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Outrage over US police shooting black man in back Monday, August 24th, 2020

WASHINGTON, (AFP):- A video showing Wisconsin police shooting a black man in the back in front of his children sparked outrage across the United States on Monday, with officials calling in the national guard as they girded for a second night of violent protests. Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor..

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WHO: Children aged 6-to-11 should wear masks at times, too

By JAMEY KEATEN, GENEVA (AP):- Just as millions of children are heading back to school, the World Health Organization says those aged 6 to 11 should wear masks in some cases to help fight the spread of coronavirus. The recommendations presented Monday to follow the widespread belief that children..

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COVID-19 cases cross 6,000 in Maldives

MALDIVES:- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Maldives has crossed 6,000 while the death toll has reached 24, local media reported here on Wednesday. According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 170 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Tuesday, pushing the country's total cases..

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in the mouth Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

SAO PAULO, (AFP):- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme. "I so want to pound your mouth with punches," the far-right president said when a reporter from O Globo,..

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Pakistan issues orders enforcing UN sanctions on Taliban Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

By KATHY GANNON, ISLAMABAD (AP):- Pakistan has issued sweeping orders enforcing financial sanctions against Afghanistan’s Taliban, just as the militant group is in the midst of a U.S.-led peace process in the neighboring country. Pakistan’s foreign ministry in a statement late on Saturday said..

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Comatose Russian dissident stable upon arrival in Germany

By DAVID RISING, BERLIN (AP):- Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, in a coma after a suspected poisoning, was flown from Siberia on Saturday to Berlin for treatment by specialists at the German capital’s main hospital. After touching down shortly before 9 a.m. at a special area of the capital’s..

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WHO chief brands COVID-19 protection gear graft ‘murder’ Friday, August 21st, 2020

GENEVA, (AFP):- Corrupt practices around medical safety gear for COVID-19 health workers is tantamount to "murder", the World Health Organization chief said Friday. In strong remarks, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that corruption which deprives health workers of appropriate personal protective..

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