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NBA legend Jordan donating $100 million to social justice groups

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Michael Jordan said Friday he is making a record $100 million donation to groups fighting for racial equality and social …

Trump declares America back after good jobs report

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President Donald Trump declared the US economy in "rocket" mode Friday after data showed a surprising recovery in the …

US shows surprising employment recovery in May despite pandemic

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The US economy regained 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped as coronavirus pandemic shutdowns …

UN nuclear watchdog has 'serious concern' at Iran denying inspections

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Iran has now accumulated enriched uranium at nearly eight times the limit of a 2015 deal and has for months blocked …

Anger at new police abuse videos as US protests eye weekend

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Outrage soared in America Friday over new images of police brutality caught on camera as demonstrators sought to take …

Trump says US economy 'largely' over pandemic, as EU eyes border openings

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President Donald Trump said Friday the US economy had largely made it through the coronavirus pandemic, as a top expert …

Warmest May on record, Siberia 10C hotter

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Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth's permafrost, as the …

Mother, son share coronavirus battle in Brazil

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Last month, as the coronavirus pandemic exploded in Brazil, Ricardo Garroux rode with his mother in the ambulance that …

Libya government says retakes Haftar's last redoubt in west

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Forces loyal to Libya's UN-recognised government celebrated another victory against rival strongman Khalifa Haftar …

EU, UK to step up Brexit talks despite limited progress

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Brussels and London pledged Friday to step up the pace of Brexit trade talks to try to strike a deal by the end of …

US shows surprising jobs recovery in May amid pandemic

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The United States regained 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemployment rate dropped as coronavirus pandemic shutdowns …

Warmest May on record, Siberia 10C hotter: EU

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Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth's permafrost, as the …

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

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Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy's to become the third-highest in the world, as Europe …

Stalemate after fourth round of post-Brexit talks

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The latest round of Brexit trade talks ended with no breakthrough Friday, as the EU and Britain stuck to long-held …

France denies giving refuge to Venezuela's Guaido

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France on Friday denied that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido had been given refuge at its mission in Caracas, …

Rights leader says Floyd 'changed the world' as protests march on

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Hundreds of mourners joined an emotional memorial service in Minneapolis Thursday for George Floyd, the black man killed …

Anti-virus face masks plague Hong Kong's beaches

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Surgical masks are washing up in growing quantities on the shores of Hong Kong, a city that has overwhelmingly embraced …

Cirque du Soleil walks a tightrope through pandemic

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Its shows canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an already heavily indebted Cirque du Soleil's fight for survival has …

Siberia 10C hotter in warmest May on record: EU

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Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth's permafrost, as the …

'Adapt and survive' as Galapagos girds for life without tourism

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As much of Ecuador went into lockdown against the coronavirus, scientists shipped out of the Galapagos, leaving …

Neymar mistakenly approved for $120 virus welfare payment: report

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Neymar, the world's most expensive footballer, was approved to receive a $120 welfare payment meant for low-paid …

Please bring supplies: How US protests are coordinated online

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Dinanda Pramesti, a 26-year-old communications worker, dropped off bags of food and supplies for protestors at a …

Last redoubt: Pygmies return to forest to isolate against coronavirus

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Dzanga-Sangha, a wildlife sanctuary in southwest Central African Republic, is a remote place, linked to the rest of the …

'Answered prayers': Fiji declares itself coronavirus free

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Fiji announced it was coronavirus free Friday after the island nation's last known infected patient was given the …

Despite snags, Ethiopia scales up massive tree-planting campaign

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Braving a heavy downpour, hundreds of farmers spent a full day planting 20,000 acacia seedlings on a barren hillside …

Hong Kong protesters seek sanctuary overseas as noose tightens

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Hong Kong protester Crystal has yet to tell her parents she has fled overseas to seek asylum in Canada, one of a growing …

A decade after Lord's scandal, match-fixing still haunts Pakistan cricket

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When Mohammad Amir bowled a no-ball against England on the opening day of the 2010 Test at Lord's, no one could have …

Sweden's ex-ambassador to China goes on trial

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Sweden's former ambassador to Beijing goes on trial in Stockholm on Friday accused of overstepping her mandate by trying …

US protests over Floyd's killing a 'perfect storm' for false info

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George Floyd's death was staged. US authorities cut communications in the country's capital. People can be paid to be a …

'They are the heroes now' -- virus doctors join racism protests

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New York nurses and doctors, hailed as heroes for fighting the coronavirus outbreak, are denouncing racial segregation …

Growing calls for anti-racism protests as Bayern scent Bundesliga title

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Bayern Munich face one of the final obstacles in their hunt for an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title this weekend as …

'You changed the world George,' rights leader tells Floyd memorial

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Hundreds of mourners joined an emotional memorial service in Minneapolis Thursday for George Floyd, the black man killed …

Argentine paleontologists discover small carnivorous dinosaur

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Fossilized remains of a new species of dinosaur that lived 90 million years ago have been discovered in Patagonia, …

South American football to restart with 'maximum guarantees'

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South American football will restart with the "maximum guarantees" for the health of players and those involved, …

Global vaccines programme gets $8.8bn shot in the arm

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Governments around the world on Thursday pledged $8.8 billion for global vaccines alliance Gavi to help immunisation …

Biden, Trump campaigns targeted by foreign hackers: Google

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Campaign staffs for both President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden have been targeted recently by foreign …

Las Vegas casinos reopen after months of virus lockdown

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Las Vegas casinos threw open their doors Thursday after 11 weeks closed due to coronavirus, with downtown roulette …

Weightlifting probe finds corruption, doping cover-up

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An investigation into the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) found widespread corruption and dozens of …

Trump hopeful for Iran after American freed in prisoner swap

Jun 04 2020

President Donald Trump voiced hope for progress with arch-rival Iran on Thursday after the clerical regime released a US …

US faces unemployment crisis amid record trade drop

Jun 04 2020

In further signs of the crisis facing the world's largest economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, new data Thursday …

US Navy veteran leaves Iran day after scientist returns to Tehran

Jun 04 2020

A US Navy veteran detained in Iran for nearly two years flew out of the country on Thursday following US authorities' …

Memorial service to be held for Floyd, officers in court

Jun 04 2020

US civil rights activist Al Sharpton was to lead a memorial service on Thursday for George Floyd, the African-American …

Europe boosts aid to virus-hit economies as UN seeks 'people's vaccine'

Jun 04 2020

Europe ramped up efforts to help its coronavirus-hit economies on Thursday as the UN's chief called for a "people's …

Germany suspects sex predator killed missing British girl Madeleine McCann

Jun 04 2020

German prosecutors appealed Thursday for information about a sex offender they suspect killed missing British girl …

Europe boosts aid to virus-hit economies as UN calls for 'people's vaccine'

Jun 04 2020

Europe ramped up efforts to help its coronavirus-hit economies on Thursday as the UN chief called for a "people's …

Russia struggles to clean up Arctic river fuel spill

Jun 04 2020

Russia on Thursday intensified efforts to clean up a major fuel spill that environmentalists say is the worst such …

Hong Kong protesters defy ban, rally to remember Tiananmen

Jun 04 2020

Tens of thousands of people across Hong Kong lit candles and chanted democracy slogans on Thursday to commemorate …

Thousands in Hong Kong defy Tiananmen vigil ban

Jun 04 2020

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters lit candles and chanted democracy slogans as they defied a ban Thursday against …

Breakthrough hopes in case of missing British girl Madeleine McCann

Jun 04 2020

The family of missing British girl Madeleine McCann on Thursday called an international appeal about a new suspect in …

Hong Kong protesters defy Tiananmen vigil ban

Jun 04 2020

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defied a ban against gathering at a park to commemorate Thursday's anniversary of …

Memorial service to be held for Floyd after week of protests

Jun 04 2020

A memorial service was to be held Thursday for George Floyd after more than a week of nationwide protests over the …

Brazil, Mexico see record deaths as virus rages across Latin America

Jun 04 2020

Brazil and Mexico reported record daily coronavirus death tolls as governments in Latin America battled to fortify their …

Prosecutors seek trial for Kardashian jewel heist suspects

Jun 04 2020

Nearly four years after reality star Kim Kardashian was tied up at gunpoint in Paris and robbed of a small fortune in …

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen crackdown but vigil banned

Jun 04 2020

Hong Kong marked China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Thursday, with candle-light ceremonies planned across the city …

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen crackdown as anthem insults and vigil banned

Jun 04 2020

Hong Kong marked China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Thursday, with candle-light ceremonies planned across the city …

China de-escalates airline spat with US

Jun 04 2020

China said Thursday foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to resume …

Tokyo weighs scaled-back Olympics, says governor

Jun 04 2020

Tokyo 2020 officials are looking at ways to scale back next year's postponed Olympics, the city's governor said …

Record virus deaths in Brazil, Mexico spur defence efforts

Jun 04 2020

Brazil and Mexico reported record daily coronavirus death tolls as governments in Latin America battled to fortify …

Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

Jun 04 2020

A scurrying robot dog named K9 dispenses hand sanitizer to curious children and wary shoppers -- one of the more …

Trump trying to 'divide' America: ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

Jun 04 2020

Former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis issued a stinging rebuke of his erstwhile boss Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing the …

All Black legend Carter in shock Super Rugby comeback

Jun 04 2020

Two-time All Blacks World Cup winner Dan Carter announced a shock Super Rugby comeback with Auckland Blues on Thursday …

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen crackdown despite virus vigil ban

Jun 04 2020

Hong Kong marked China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown on Thursday, with candle-light ceremonies planned across the city …

China to allow limited US passenger flights

Jun 04 2020

China on Thursday said foreign airlines blocked from operating in the country over virus fears would be allowed to …

Protesters welcome new charges in Floyd killing but remain in streets

Jun 04 2020

US protesters welcomed new charges brought Wednesday against Minneapolis officers in the killing of African American man …

Prosecutors seek trial for Kardashian jewellery heist suspects

Jun 04 2020

The trial of 12 men accused over a Paris heist in which reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed of millions of …

On a caravan, with one of the Sahara's last European explorers

Jun 04 2020

Climbing into the saddle, he adjusts the scarf protecting his head from the sun and, with a tap on the camel's back, the …

FIFA 'mafia' depicted in new Amazon Prime satire

Jun 04 2020

Fans yearning for the return of professional soccer have spent months rewatching classic matches, obsessing over …

Fury as Saints ace Brees criticises NFL kneeling protests

Jun 04 2020

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sparked a furious backlash as he refused to support renewed NFL kneeling …

Ex-UAW chief pleads guilty to embezzling $1 mn in union dues

Jun 04 2020

A former president of United Auto Workers faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to embezzling …

Snapchat curbs Trump for inciting 'racial violence'

Jun 04 2020

Snapchat on Wednesday became the latest social network moving to curb the reach of US President Donald Trump, claiming …

Charges filed against all four police officers in Floyd killing

Jun 04 2020

Prosecutors in Minnesota on Wednesday upgraded charges against the US police officer primarily implicated in the killing …

Weak demand pushing oil, gas toward 'terminal decline': report

Jun 04 2020

Falling fossil fuel demand coupled with mounting risk for investors could slash the value of oil, gas and coal reserves …

Searching 'racist' on Twitter brings up Trump as top result

Jun 04 2020

US President Donald Trump appears as the first result of suggested accounts when users type "racist" into Twitter's …

US suspends flights by Chinese airlines in new spat with Beijing

Jun 04 2020

Washington on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the United States …

Brazil to test vaccine as Europe emerges from lockdown

Jun 03 2020

Researchers in hard-hit Brazil on Wednesday said they would begin testing a coronavirus vaccine developed in Britain, …

Hydroxychloroquine ineffective at preventing COVID-19: trial

Jun 03 2020

Taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to COVID-19 does not help prevent infection in a statistically …

Mixed messages as sports world backs US protesters

Jun 03 2020

If Megan Rapinoe decides to take a knee at next year's Olympic Games, she could get a reprimand.

Hong Kong to lead Tiananmen mourning despite virus vigil ban

Jun 03 2020

Hong Kong will Thursday lead global remembrance of China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with people lighting candles in …

Italy thirsts for tourists as country reopens to Europe

Jun 03 2020

Italy reopened to travellers from Europe on Wednesday, three months after going into coronavirus lockdown, but sparse …

German police identify 'murder' suspect in Madeleine McCann case

Jun 03 2020

Police revealed Wednesday they have identified a new suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in …

Trump still obese, but free of hydroxychloroquine side effects: White House

Jun 03 2020

President Donald Trump did not suffer side effects from his controversial taking of hydroxychloroquine and is in good …

Four cops charged in Floyd death, one with 2nd-degree murder

Jun 03 2020

The white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of a black man who later died will now be charged with …

WHO resumes trials on controversial drug as Italy reopens

Jun 03 2020

The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it would resume using a controversial drug in coronavirus trials, while …

Snapchat curbs Trump posts for inciting 'racial violence'

Jun 03 2020

Snapchat on Wednesday stopped promoting posts by US President Donald Trump, saying they incite "racial violence."

Pentagon chief opposes using active duty troops to quell protests

Jun 03 2020

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he was against using active duty troops to quell the protests for racial …

Italy leads Europe reopening borders as virus strikes LatAm

Jun 03 2020

Italy led European nations reopening borders on Wednesday as the continent slowly emerged from quarantines to restart …

French court backs UN trial for Rwanda genocide suspect

Jun 03 2020

A Paris appeals court ruled Wednesday that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga, arrested in France after evading …

China warns Britain interfering in Hong Kong will 'backfire'

Jun 03 2020

China warned Britain on Wednesday that interfering in Hong Kong will backfire, after the former colonial power vowed to …

US protests defy curfews as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

Jun 03 2020

Protesters defied curfews across the United States as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President …

S. Korea's self-driving upstarts take on tech giants

Jun 03 2020

In a workshop that blends a corporate office with a tool-packed garage, around 20 South Koreans are looking to take on …

UK talks to 'Five Eyes' allies about potential Hong Kong exodus

Jun 03 2020

Britain's foreign minister said he has spoken to "Five Eyes" allies about potentially opening their doors to Hong …

Amid pandemic, White House race becomes digital dogfight

Jun 03 2020

The 2020 US presidential race is becoming a digital-first campaign as the coronavirus pandemic cuts candidates off from …

Mexican zoo saves animals endangered by virus crisis

Jun 03 2020

Kira, a two and a half year-old tiger, arrived at a zoo in Mexico's northeast in April after her owner could no longer …

US scrambles to stem anger as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

Jun 03 2020

Leaders across the United States sought ways Tuesday to stem mounting unrest over police racism, from extending curfews …

Brazil toll tops 30,000 as Italy reopens borders

Jun 03 2020

Brazil surpassed 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak as the disease continued to rip through Latin America, …

Grindr to remove ethnicity filter from gay dating app

Jun 03 2020

Grindr plans to remove an ethnicity filter from the next version of its gay dating app in a show of solidarity with the …

Pandemic could cost Australian universities $11 bn: lobby group

Jun 03 2020

Australian universities could lose up to US$11 billion dollars as an indefinite coronavirus border closure locks out the …

America's unrest: why I am protesting

Jun 03 2020

A week of protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis …

What next for Premier League's 'Project Restart'

Jun 03 2020

The Premier League's return is just two weeks away but there are plenty of details for the 20 clubs in the English …

Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm

Jun 03 2020

Zoom on Tuesday reported that its earnings soared as its video-meeting service became a popular way to work or socialize …

Clashes at Paris protest against racism and deadly police violence

Jun 03 2020

Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Paris on Tuesday after around 20,000 people defied a ban to rally …

Anxiety rises over attacks on media covering US protests

Jun 03 2020

A wave of attacks on journalists covering US protests is driving growing anxiety in the media, with some blaming …