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    Sri Lanka rangers spot possible rare baby elephant twins

    Agence France-Presse. Colombo | Updated at 04:03pm on July 08, 2020

    A pair of baby elephants feeding from the same mother have been spotted in a Sri Lankan national park, with officials speculating Wednesday the two...

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    So far at least 239 people killed in Ethiopia ethnic violence

    Agence France-Presse . Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Updated at 03:21pm on July 08, 2020

    The death toll from demonstrations and ethnic violence that erupted in Ethiopia last week following the murder of a popular singer from the Oromo ethnic group has risen to 239, according to a tally of police figures...

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    Brazil’s president Bolsonaro tests COVID-19 positive

    Associated Press/UNB. Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 10:37am on July 08, 2020

    Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been known to mingle in crowds without covering his face, had tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying...

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    US says foreign students must leave if classes go fully online

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:29am on July 08, 2020

    The United States said Monday it would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if all of their classes are moved online in the fall because of the coronavirus crisis...

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    Malaysia probes Al Jazeera documentary about migrant arrests

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:25am on July 08, 2020

    Malaysian police said Tuesday they are investigating an Al Jazeera documentary about the arrests of undocumented migrants during the coronavirus lockdown after officials denounced...

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    Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residents

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:21am on July 08, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Monday opened hajj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 per cent of the pilgrims after it scaled-back the annual ritual due to coronavirus...

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    Australia locks down millions as US struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:56am on July 08, 2020

    Australia on Tuesday ordered millions of people locked down in its second-biggest city to combat a surge in coronavirus cases, as nations across the planet scrambled to stop the rampaging...

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    Russians, Saudis top UK independent sanctions list

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:33pm on July 07, 2020

    Britain on Monday identified 49 ‘notorious’ individuals and organisations, 25 of them Russian and 20 Saudis, to be sanctioned under its first post-Brexit targeting of...

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    21 killed in China bus accident

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:31pm on July 07, 2020

    At least 21 people were killed when a bus carrying students to their annual college entrance exam plunged into a lake in southwest China on...

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    Iraqi jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi killed

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:29pm on July 07, 2020

    Renowned jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, Iraqi officials said....