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    Trump to sign executive order after threatening to shutter social media

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:36am on May 28, 2020

    US president Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday after threatening to shutter social media platforms following Twitter’s move to label two...

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    Trump offers to mediate in India, China frontier showdown

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 11:28am on May 28, 2020

    US president Donald Trump offered Wednesday to mediate in what he called a ‘raging’ border showdown between India and China in the Himalayas. Trump’s offer...

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    US COVID-19 deaths top 100,000

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 10:49am on May 28, 2020

    The United States recorded more than 1,0 COVID-19 deaths, Johns Hopkins University reported Wednesday —by far the highest total in the world. The country reported...

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    Brazil tops 25,000 COVID-19 deaths

    Agence France-Presse. Rio De Janeiro | Updated at 09:50am on May 28, 2020

    Brazil’s death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 25,000 on Wednesday, as the country emerged as the latest epicentre in the pandemic. The health ministry said it...

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    Hong Kong police stamp out national anthem law protests

    Agence France-Presse. Hong Kong, China | Updated at 11:35pm on May 27, 2020

    Hong Kong police cast a dragnet around the financial hub's legislature on Wednesday, firing pepper-ball rounds and arresting hundreds as they stamped down on protests...

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    Biden brands Trump 'absolute fool' for mocking mask use

    Agence France-Presse. Washington, United States | Updated at 11:02pm on May 27, 2020

    Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump as an ‘absolute fool’ Tuesday for belittling his election rival over recently wearing a mask, an issue that has...

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    Pandemic creating ‘lockdown generation’ as one in six youths stop work: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 08:48pm on May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused surging unemployment worldwide, but has hit young workers especially hard, forcing more than one in six people aged under 29...

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    COVID-19 takes mental health toll on Europe’s medics

    Agence France-Presse .London | Updated at 05:00pm on May 27, 2020

    Steve, a paramedic in northeast England, contracted the coronavirus two months ago. Then his wife fell ill. Both recovered but throughout they were concerned about...

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    Trump, Twitter faceoff over making false claim

    Agence France-Presse. San Francisco | Updated at 01:07pm on May 27, 2020

    Twitter, for the first time ever, labelled two Donald Trump tweets unsubstantiated and accused him of making false claims Tuesday. The social network media has...

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    Indian yogi ‘living without food, water’ dies at 90

    Agence France-Presse. Ahmedabad | Updated at 11:08am on May 27, 2020

    An Indian yogi, whose claims he spent decades without food or water earned him a band of devotees and the scepticism of doctors, died Tuesday,...