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    Cases surge in India

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:43am on July 07, 2020

    India on Monday became the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world, as officials warned that hospitals in the United States were in...

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    Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with virus messages

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:26pm on July 06, 2020

    Hundreds of drones lit up the night sky in Seoul for a spectacular showcase of motivational and awareness messages as the world battles the coronavirus...

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    Rain hampers rescue efforts after deadly Japan floods

    Agence France-Presse . Kumamoto, Japan | Updated at 11:24pm on July 06, 2020

    Torrential rain hampered the efforts of tens of thousands of rescue workers in southwestern Japan Monday as they hunted for survivors from deadly floods and...

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    Afghan president pushing for global ‘consensus’

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 11:22pm on July 06, 2020

    Afghan president Ashraf Ghani is expected to start pushing Monday for a global consensus on peace talks with the Taliban, even as his spokesman slammed...

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    Duterte’s anti-terrorism law challenged in top court

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 11:20pm on July 06, 2020

    Critics of a new anti-terrorism law in the Philippines called on the country’s highest court Monday to suspend the legislation, arguing it threatens human rights...

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    HK govt tells schools to remove books breaching security law

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 11:16pm on July 06, 2020

    Hong Kong’s government on Monday ordered schools to review and remove any books that might breach a sweeping new security law that Beijing imposed last...

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    Rocket fired at Baghdad airport

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 11:13pm on July 06, 2020

    A rocket landed near Baghdad airport overnight but did not explode, an Iraqi security source said, after two other rocket attacks targeted American diplomatic and...

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    Broadway actor dies at 41 from coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:02pm on July 06, 2020

    Broadway and TV actor Nick Cordero, who spent months in intensive care being treated for the coronavirus and lost his leg from complications, died Sunday,...

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    Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone dies 

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 10:56pm on July 06, 2020

    Ennio Morricone, one of the world’s best-known and most prolific film composers, died in Rome on Monday at the age of 91. He composed the...

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    Britain to give $2 billion to virus-hit culture sector

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:55pm on July 06, 2020

    Britain will spend nearly $2 billion to help theatres, art galleries and other cultural institutions survive the coronavirus crisis, the government has said. The British...