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More than 500 inmates in Tucson prison unit of Arizona test COVID-19 positive
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More than 500 inmates in Tucson prison unit of Arizona test COVID-19 positive

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections COVID-19 dashboard, 890 inmates at the state prisons and 564 staff members have tested positive

Japan marks 75th anniversary of world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Nagasaki in broadcasted ceremony
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Japan marks 75th anniversary of world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima, Nagasaki in broadcasted ceremony

Many fear interest in the bombings is fading as they recede beyond the horizon of lived experience and into history.

Donald Trump faces rare rebuke from Republican leaders for proposing delay in 2020 presidential polls
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Donald Trump faces rare rebuke from Republican leaders for proposing delay in 2020 presidential polls

The top Republicans in the House and Senate, who have spent the past four years championing Trump in Congress, also distanced themselves from the notion of a delayed election

World Nature Conservation Day 2020: Conservationists, celebs take to social media, spread awareness on sustainable living
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World Nature Conservation Day 2020: Conservationists, celebs take to social media, spread awareness on sustainable living

This year, a global theme was not decided due to COVID-19, but nonetheless many people shared messages highlighting the importance of conserving natural resources

Donald Trump's national security advisor Robert O'Brien tests COVID-19 positive
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Donald Trump's national security advisor Robert O'Brien tests COVID-19 positive

A White House official told reporters that O’Brien’s daughter also has the virus, and that is how he was likely to have been exposed

Major fire breaks out at 15th-century Nantes Cathedral in western France; arson suspected
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Major fire breaks out at 15th-century Nantes Cathedral in western France; arson suspected

The blaze that destroyed the church's grand organ and shattered stained-glass windows in Nantes, comes just over a year after a massive fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

Nepal's ruling party postpones meeting to decide prime minister KP Oli's tenure for fifth time
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Nepal's ruling party postpones meeting to decide prime minister KP Oli's tenure for fifth time

The meeting was pushed to Sunday to give more time to Oli and the faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal to sort out their differences

Kanye West qualifies for US presidential election ballot in Oklahoma, files first federal candidate paperwork
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Kanye West qualifies for US presidential election ballot in Oklahoma, files first federal candidate paperwork

Kanye West has already missed the deadline to qualify for the ballot in several states, and it's unclear if he is willing or able to collect enough signatures required to qualify in others.

Sculpture of Melania Trump torched near her hometown in Slovenia on US Independence Day
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Sculpture of Melania Trump torched near her hometown in Slovenia on US Independence Day

The statue of Melania Trump was targeted at a time when monuments of US leaders with links to slavery are being re-evaluated as a result of national reflection prompted by anti-racism protests.

US 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, says Mike Pompeo
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US 'looking at' banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, says Mike Pompeo

US lawmakers raised security concerns over TikTok's handling of user data, saying they were worried about Chinese laws requiring domestic companies 'to cooperate with intelligence work controlled by Communist Party.'

Latino, Black neighborhoods in US states struggle with disparity in COVID-19 testing facilities
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Latino, Black neighborhoods in US states struggle with disparity in COVID-19 testing facilities

As the pandemic explodes in diverse states like Arizona and Florida, people in communities of color who have been exposed to the virus are struggling to get tested.

Ocean Viking, rescue ship in Mediterranean Sea, declares emergency after six migrants attempt suicide
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Ocean Viking, rescue ship in Mediterranean Sea, declares emergency after six migrants attempt suicide

The ship, which is in limbo in the Mediterranean off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, has been waiting for over a week for permission from Italy or Malta to offload the migrants at one of their ports.

Tesla threatening to fire employees if they don’t return to work at California factory, say workers
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Tesla threatening to fire employees if they don’t return to work at California factory, say workers

Some Tesla workers say they have heard of COVID-19 cases among some at the Fremont factory, but claim that the company is being tight-lipped about the numbers.

Kim Jong-un claims 'shining success' against COVID-19, urges North Koreans to maintain high alert
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Kim Jong-un claims 'shining success' against COVID-19, urges North Koreans to maintain high alert

The North Korean leader stressed the importance of maintaining 'maximum alert without relaxation on the anti-epidemic effort', adding that the virus was still present in neighbouring countries.

Joe Biden says he'll bolster ties with 'natural partner' India if elected in US presidential election
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Joe Biden says he'll bolster ties with 'natural partner' India if elected in US presidential election

'Our strategic partnership with India was a high priority in the Obama-Biden administration and will be a high priority if I'm elected president,' said Joe Biden during a virtual fund raiser event on Wednesday.

US COVID-19 toll likely higher than official count due to state-level discrepancies, reveals study
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US COVID-19 toll likely higher than official count due to state-level discrepancies, reveals study

The number of deaths between March and May officially listed as due to COVID-19 was 95,235, or 28 percent less than the excess number, claims the study.

Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 after Russian voters back constitutional reforms
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Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 after Russian voters back constitutional reforms

The Central Election Commission said just over 70 percent of votes counted had supported changing the constitution, allowing Vladimir Putin to extend his two-decade rule.

European Union reopens borders to 14 'safe' countries from today, bars travellers from US, Brazil and Russia
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European Union reopens borders to 14 'safe' countries from today, bars travellers from US, Brazil and Russia

Although the European Union wants to work on the basis of reciprocity, Britain, which is no longer an EU member, is an exception. It enforces 14 days of self-isolation on all non-essential travellers.

'US will have 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day,' warns top health expert Anthony Fauci as country sees around 40,000 new infections a day
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'US will have 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day,' warns top health expert Anthony Fauci as country sees around 40,000 new infections a day

Fauci said the daily increase in new coronavirus cases in the United States, currently around 40,000, could reach 100,000 unless a full nationwide effort was undertaken to tamp down the resurgent virus.

Imran Khan draws flak for calling Osama Bin Laden 'martyr', claims Pakistan was 'humiliated' for supporting US war on terror
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Imran Khan draws flak for calling Osama Bin Laden 'martyr', claims Pakistan was 'humiliated' for supporting US war on terror

Speaking in parliament during the budget session, Khan said the American forces entered Pakistan and killed bin Laden without informing Islamabad after which everyone started abusing his country.