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Spain holds regional elections amid coronavirus

Voters must wear face masks to vote and remain 1.5 metres (5 feet) apart in polling stations, which are equipped with hand sanitisers.

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Over 200,000 vote in Hong Kong's unofficial pro-democracy primaries

It was passed in response to last year's massive protests calling for greater democracy and more police accountability.

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Two police officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez identified the slain officers as Edelmiro Garza, 45, and Ismael Chavez, 39.

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Pakistan reopens two trade routes with Afghanistan after months-long closure due to COVID-19

Pakistan and Afghanistan share 18 crossing points. Pakistan closed its border with Iran and Afghanistan after COVID-19 cases increased in the country early this year.

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Dengue prevention efforts stifled globally due to COVID-19 outbreak

Southeast Asian countries like Singapore and Indonesia have dealt with concurrent outbreaks of dengue and coronavirus this year.

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Taiwan celebrities sport no masks on red carpet as country logs few COVID-19 cases

Actors and others lined up for photo shoots with no social distancing, and participants didn't wear masks in historic Zhongshan Hall in Taipei.

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Coronavirus deaths in US take a long-expected turn for the worse, cross 1.34 lakh

The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw explosions in cases and hospitalisations.

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US 2020 elections: Rik Mehta becomes first Indian-American to win Republican primary for Senate

Mehta, a former US Food and Drug Administration  official, defeated his nearest rival Hirsh Singh, also an Indian-American, in the Republican, also known as the GOP primaries held on July 7.

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Video calls, separate bedrooms: Jair Bolsonaro's first week after contracting COVID-19

Bolsonaro, 65, announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for the virus and had experienced fever, aches and malaise.

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Johns Hopkins files lawsuit against Trump's decision on foreign students in case of online classes

The Baltimore private institution filed the lawsuit Friday against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in federal court in the District of Columbia

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Stepping stone towards racial equality: US Navy welcomes first Black female 'Tactical Aircraft' pilot

Madeline Swegle had completed naval flight school and would later this month receive the flight officer insignia known as the 'Wings of Gold.'

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Trump wears mask in public for first time during COVID-19 as US cases surge past 3.2 million

Trump, in the past, has declined to wear a mask at news conferences, coronavirus task force updates, rallies and other public events.

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French bus driver dies after being attacked by passengers over COVID-19 mask-wearing rules

Two men have been charged with attempted murder over the attack which will be sought for an upgraded following 59-year-old Philippe Monguillot's death.

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Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes step in battle against border corruption

Mustafa al-Kadhimi launched a campaign to recover 'hundreds of millions' of Iraqi dinars in import tax revenue lost to bribery in the northern province of Diyala.

published : 16 hours ago

Roadside bomb kills six civilians in eastern Afghanistan

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Jamazada blamed Taliban insurgents who are active in the province

published : 16 hours ago