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    Times Square advertisers asked not to run Hindu temple ad

    Associated Press/UNB. New York | Updated at 10:54am on August 05, 2020

    A coalition of advocacy organisations — including Muslim, human rights, anti-fascist and secular groups — has asked advertisers in Times Square not to display images...

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    Trump gives TikTok 6 weeks to sell itself to US company

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:26am on August 05, 2020

    US president Donald Trump gave popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations to an American company, saying Monday it would...

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    Pandemic’s economic fallout will worsen conflicts: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:30pm on August 04, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is worsening the humanitarian situation in the world’s deadliest conflicts and threatens to unleash economic devastation that will intensify violence, United Nations...

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    US enters ‘new phase’ of COVID-19 pandemic

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 11:04am on August 03, 2020

    The United States has entered a ‘new phase’ of COVID-19 pandemic, White House coronavirus advisor Deborah Birx warned Sunday, with rural areas just as threatened...

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    SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safe

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:22am on August 03, 2020

    America’s first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned safely to Earth on Sunday, splashing down in the...

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    Coronavirus cases top 17m, global economies hit hard as

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:58am on July 31, 2020

    Economies from Europe to the United States on Thursday reported record economic slumps and companies from banks to car makers warned of losses in the...

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    US federal forces agree on conditional pullout from Portland

    Agence France-Presse . Portland | Updated at 10:09pm on July 30, 2020

    President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday agreed to a deal to defuse weeks of clashes in the US city of Portland with the withdrawal of...

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    US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:07pm on July 30, 2020

    The United States will slash its military presence in Germany by 11,900 troops in what the Pentagon on Wednesday called a ‘strategic’ repositioning, but president...

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    NASA’s rover bound for Mars to seek ancient life

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Canaveral | Updated at 10:05pm on July 30, 2020

    NASA’s latest Mars rover Perseverance launched Thursday on an astrobiology mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life — and to fly a helicopter-drone...

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    Trump suggests delay in US presidential election

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 07:51pm on July 30, 2020

    US President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the 2020 election, in which he is currently lagging badly in the polls, citing the coronavirus and...