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Trump threatens statue 'anarchists' with 10 years in jail

June 23, 2020

Donald Trump has said he has authorised police to arrest anyone who vandalises or destroys statues – and threatened them with 10 years in prison. The US president announced he […]

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How different countries have dealt with local outbreaks of COVID-19

June 23, 2020

Boris Johnson has told MPs that “cluster-busting techniques” will be used to tackle local outbreaks of coronavirus.

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Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus following controversial tennis tour

June 23, 2020

Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus after hosting a controversial tennis tournament across eastern Europe. The men’s world number one tennis player confirmed the diagnosis in a statement. In […]

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Ex-US marine jailed in Russia for spying 'hopes to be freed through prisoner swap'

June 23, 2020

Former US Marine Paul Whelan will not appeal against his jail sentence for spying in Russia and hopes instead to be released through a future prisoner swap with the US, […]

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World's most powerful supercomputer to search for coronavirus cure

June 23, 2020

Japan’s new Fugaku supercomputer, which has this week been declared the most powerful in the world, is to be used to search for a potential cure for the coronavirus. Based […]

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German county forced back into lockdown after coronavirus outbreak at abattoir

June 23, 2020

A county in Germany’s most populous state has been placed back into lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse. More than 1,500 people from the Toennies plant in the […]

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Scientists grow mini organs to see how coronavirus ravages the body

June 23, 2020

Scientists are growing miniature organs to see how the coronavirus attacks the body. These organoids based on lung, liver, kidney and intestine tissues reveal in a laboratory setting how the […]

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Art collector accused of fraud faces extradition to UK after Lisbon arrest

June 23, 2020

An art collector wanted in London for fraud is facing extradition after being arrested in Lisbon. Angela Gulbenkian is accused of fraudulently selling a £1.1m polka-dot pumpkin sculpture after claiming […]

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Hajj to go ahead with 'very limited numbers', Saudi Arabia announces

June 22, 2020

Saudi Arabia will hold Hajj this year for very limited numbers of citizens and residents living inside the country, to control the spread of the coronavirus. The decision comes in […]

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Eight primary school children drown in river in failed rescue attempt

June 22, 2020

Eight primary school children have drowned in China after one fell in a river and the others tried to save them. Their bodies were retrieved from the Fu River near […]

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