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Violence breaks out in Haiti before the funeral of assassinated president | World news

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press QUARTIER-MORIN, Haiti (AP) – Hundreds of workers fled businesses in northern Haiti on Wednesday after protests near the hometown of assassinated President Jovenel Moïse turned violent ahead of his funeral. Associated Press journalists observed the body of a man who, according to witnesses, was shot …

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Tokyo Olympics: What You Need To Know Right Now | World news

(Reuters) – The hometown team took first victory at the Tokyo Olympics https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/olympics-softball-2020-games-begin-japan-australia-take -field-2021-07 -21 as the pandemic-delayed Games kicked off with an 8-1 win for Japan over Australia in softball. Here’s what you need to know about the Games right now: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated the host …

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White House dispute reveals Facebook’s blind spot on disinformation

Written by: Sheera Frenkel At the start of the pandemic, a group of Facebook data scientists held a meeting with executives to request resources to help measure the prevalence of misinformation about COVID-19 on the social network. Data scientists said figuring out how many Facebook users saw false or misleading …

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Coronavirus: what’s happening around the world on Monday

The last: Vietnam has placed its entire southern region in a two-week lockdown from midnight Sunday, as confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpassed 3,000 for the third day in a row. The lockdown order includes the Mekong Delta and the metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s financial and economic …

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Belgium flood death toll rises to 31, World News

The number of Belgian residents whose deaths have been confirmed has risen to 31. The devastating floods continue to affect several European countries. Authorities have said they are calling for an end to the rescue operations. “There is no longer any immediate danger in the affected areas,” the country’s crisis …

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Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World on Saturday

The last: After falling behind its neighbor in the first few months of its COVID-19 vaccination rollout, Canada has now passed the United States in per capita vaccination. According to CBC’s vaccine tracking system, 48.48 percent of Canadians are now fully immunized, while 69.48 percent have received at least one …

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youth killed during protests against Iran’s water crisis | World news

DUBAI (Reuters) – A young man was shot dead on a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran, a local official said on Saturday, accusing armed protesters of being in the origin of the shooting, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iran faces its worst drought in …

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Thousands of flamingos found dead in Turkey, alarming environmentalists, World News

Thousands of flamingos have been found dead on the dry bed of Lake Tuz in Turkey, alarming environmentalists and prompting authorities to investigate the causes of these massive deaths. Drone footage of the area has shown hundreds of flamingos partly buried in parched parts of Lake Tuz in Turkey’s central …

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Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World on Wednesday

The last: Ontario is reporting 7 additional deaths and 153 new cases of COVID-19, a number of active cases in Canada of less than 5,000. Traveling fully vaccinated: your questions about the new rules answered. How summer school and tutoring is helping students catch up with classes disrupted by the …

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Commerce Secretary Raimondo pushes to lift tough US travel restrictions | World news

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Monday said she was pushing for the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions that bar much of the world from traveling to the United States, but that US health officials remain concerned about new epidemics. Dozens of U.S. business groups, lawmakers and …

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