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Teachers face threats, books are banned as China pushes party line in Hong Kong schools

Historical texts and discussions that might go against Beijing’s desired narrative are being erased as officials impose “patriotic education.”
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Teachers face threats, books are banned as China pushes party line in Hong Kong schools

Historical texts and discussions that might go against Beijing’s desired narrative are being erased as officials impose “patriotic education.”

Signs increasingly point to sabotage in fiery explosion at Iranian nuclear complex

Experts say they believe a bomb caused last week’s mysterious explosion at Iran’s main uranium facility. But it is unclear how badly the country’s nuclear program was set back.
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Signs increasingly point to sabotage in fiery explosion at Iranian nuclear complex

Experts say they believe a bomb caused last week’s mysterious explosion at Iran’s main uranium facility. But it is unclear how badly the country’s nuclear program was set back.

Mexican president’s U.S. visit draws questions, criticism

This week, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is greeting the world leader who has perhaps been the most demeaning to Mexico — during a pandemic and a U.S. election year.
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Mexican president’s U.S. visit draws questions, criticism

This week, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is greeting the world leader who has perhaps been the most demeaning to Mexico — during a pandemic and a U.S. election year.

Canada’s smallest province kept the rest of the country away. Now outsiders are returning.

After going months without a trace of the virus, Prince Edward Island, home to around 157,000 people, is testing the waters of a cautious reopening, even as some countries rethink their leniency on internal travel.
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Canada’s smallest province kept the rest of the country away. Now outsiders are returning.

After going months without a trace of the virus, Prince Edward Island, home to around 157,000 people, is testing the waters of a cautious reopening, even as some countries rethink their leniency on internal travel.

The Guatemalan rainforest: Lush jungle, Mayan ruins and narco jets full of cocaine

The vast Laguna del Tigre National Park is home to Central America's largest rainforest. It's also a new way station for South American cocaine bound for the United States.
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The Guatemalan rainforest: Lush jungle, Mayan ruins and narco jets full of cocaine

The vast Laguna del Tigre National Park is home to Central America's largest rainforest. It's also a new way station for South American cocaine bound for the United States.

Scientists urge WHO to address airborne spread of coronavirus

In a paper to be published this week, more than 200 experts warn that covid-19 can spread through aerosols that can be more infectious in smaller amounts than previously thought.
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Scientists urge WHO to address airborne spread of coronavirus

In a paper to be published this week, more than 200 experts warn that covid-19 can spread through aerosols that can be more infectious in smaller amounts than previously thought.

Thousands rally at Black Lives Matter protests in Australia

Several thousand people rallied in Black Lives Matter protests across Australia over the weekend to call for racial equality and highlight deaths of Indigenous people while in police custody.
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Thousands rally at Black Lives Matter protests in Australia

Several thousand people rallied in Black Lives Matter protests across Australia over the weekend to call for racial equality and highlight deaths of Indigenous people while in police custody.

Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motive

Police say they have detained a Russian man after one of his compatriots was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday in what Austrian media report is being considered a possible political assassination.
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Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motive

Police say they have detained a Russian man after one of his compatriots was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday in what Austrian media report is being considered a possible political assassination.

Iran mandates masks as public shrugs off resurgent virus

Iran’s order to wear masks comes as public opinion polling and a walk through the streets of Tehran show the widespread apathy felt over a pandemic that saw Iran among the first countries struck after China.
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Iran mandates masks as public shrugs off resurgent virus

Iran’s order to wear masks comes as public opinion polling and a walk through the streets of Tehran show the widespread apathy felt over a pandemic that saw Iran among the first countries struck after China.

The site of Europe’s last plague escapes the worst of this pandemic

As France emerges from its coronavirus lockdown and life returns to almost-normal, the historic port city of Marseille considers itself lucky.
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The site of Europe’s last plague escapes the worst of this pandemic

As France emerges from its coronavirus lockdown and life returns to almost-normal, the historic port city of Marseille considers itself lucky.

Siberia meltdown alarms scientists

The Arctic region is enduring its own summer of discontent, with record-breaking temperatures, raging wildfires, thawing permafrost, crumbling infrastructure and vanishing sea ice.
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Siberia meltdown alarms scientists

The Arctic region is enduring its own summer of discontent, with record-breaking temperatures, raging wildfires, thawing permafrost, crumbling infrastructure and vanishing sea ice.

Prospect of vaccine unites anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and hippie moms in Germany

German health experts have warned that even if a coronavirus vaccine is approved, refusals could open the way to a resurgence of the virus.
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Prospect of vaccine unites anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists and hippie moms in Germany

German health experts have warned that even if a coronavirus vaccine is approved, refusals could open the way to a resurgence of the virus.

‘Trim-dependence day’: England’s hair cutters are back and the big chop begins

A day of widespread reopenings in England saw salons and barbers flooded by the shaggy-haired and home-cut DIYers.
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‘Trim-dependence day’: England’s hair cutters are back and the big chop begins

A day of widespread reopenings in England saw salons and barbers flooded by the shaggy-haired and home-cut DIYers.

New Iraqi leader tries to rein in Iran-backed militias, but task proves daunting

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s raid on Kataib Hezbollah was the boldest move yet against the armed groups.
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New Iraqi leader tries to rein in Iran-backed militias, but task proves daunting

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s raid on Kataib Hezbollah was the boldest move yet against the armed groups.

Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey, without the accused

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018 by Saudi government agents sent from Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has refused to extradite the suspects.
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Khashoggi murder trial begins in Turkey, without the accused

Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributing columnist, was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018 by Saudi government agents sent from Riyadh. Saudi Arabia has refused to extradite the suspects.

‘We feel absolutely abandoned’: How the pandemic in Russia tanked the economy and plunged families into crisis

Charities and aid groups are seeing something new: families never before in financial trouble seeking help, food and even a place to live.
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‘We feel absolutely abandoned’: How the pandemic in Russia tanked the economy and plunged families into crisis

Charities and aid groups are seeing something new: families never before in financial trouble seeking help, food and even a place to live.

U.S. acts to seize Iranian oil meant for Venezuela

The action escalates a sanctions battle with two regimes Washington opposes and a contest over Iranian oil shipments that allegedly finance its nuclear program.
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U.S. acts to seize Iranian oil meant for Venezuela

The action escalates a sanctions battle with two regimes Washington opposes and a contest over Iranian oil shipments that allegedly finance its nuclear program.

Mexico City deaths spiked to three times normal during covid-19 outbreak, official says

A soon-to-be-published government study will show a much larger toll than previously reported, according to Mexico’s coronavirus czar.
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Mexico City deaths spiked to three times normal during covid-19 outbreak, official says

A soon-to-be-published government study will show a much larger toll than previously reported, according to Mexico’s coronavirus czar.

Discussion of Russian bounties thrusts deaths of three Marines into spotlight

The 2019 attack in Afghanistan has seen renewed focus in recent days amid revelations that intelligence analysts believe those who planned it may have been paid a bounty by a Russian military intelligence unit.
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Discussion of Russian bounties thrusts deaths of three Marines into spotlight

The 2019 attack in Afghanistan has seen renewed focus in recent days amid revelations that intelligence analysts believe those who planned it may have been paid a bounty by a Russian military intelligence unit.

Countries prepare to take in Hong Kong refugees fleeing China’s crackdown

Britain, Australia and the United States are among the countries that proposed measures to help, even as they risk blowback from Beijing.
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Countries prepare to take in Hong Kong refugees fleeing China’s crackdown

Britain, Australia and the United States are among the countries that proposed measures to help, even as they risk blowback from Beijing.

Russians overwhelmingly back amendments that will keep Putin in power, early returns show

The constitutional changes will let President Vladimir Putin run twice more after his current term expires in 2024.
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Russians overwhelmingly back amendments that will keep Putin in power, early returns show

The constitutional changes will let President Vladimir Putin run twice more after his current term expires in 2024.

Ethiopia protests spark Internet shutdown and fears of high death toll after popular singer killed

The violence further threatened Ethiopia’s transition to multiparty democracy
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Ethiopia protests spark Internet shutdown and fears of high death toll after popular singer killed

The violence further threatened Ethiopia’s transition to multiparty democracy

Some Canadian businesses want to let Americans back in. Most Canadians don’t.

Surveys show Canadians support border restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus, amid a sense they’ve handled the pandemic better than the United States.
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Some Canadian businesses want to let Americans back in. Most Canadians don’t.

Surveys show Canadians support border restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus, amid a sense they’ve handled the pandemic better than the United States.

All eyes on turnout in vote on amendments to keep Putin in power

Russia’s parliament has already approved the constitutional amendments that would keep Vladimir Putin in power until 2036. Today’s vote is significant because Putin insisted on it.
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All eyes on turnout in vote on amendments to keep Putin in power

Russia’s parliament has already approved the constitutional amendments that would keep Vladimir Putin in power until 2036. Today’s vote is significant because Putin insisted on it.

With Hong Kong security law, China writes broad international powers for itself

The law asserts extraterritorial jurisdiction over critics of Beijing anywhere in the world — potentially ensnaring such people should they set foot in Hong Kong.
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With Hong Kong security law, China writes broad international powers for itself

The law asserts extraterritorial jurisdiction over critics of Beijing anywhere in the world — potentially ensnaring such people should they set foot in Hong Kong.

China’s campaign of ‘genocide’ could bring the U.S. and E.U. closer together

New reports detail a shocking, widespread campaign of forced sterilizations in China's far-western region of Xinjiang.
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China’s campaign of ‘genocide’ could bring the U.S. and E.U. closer together

New reports detail a shocking, widespread campaign of forced sterilizations in China's far-western region of Xinjiang.