Sunday, July 5, 2020
Brazil deploys thousands of troops to protect Amazon's trees

Brazil deploys thousands of troops to protect Amazon’s trees

Government troops, environmentalists deployed three months ahead to help reduce forest fires as deforestation continues. Brazil has deployed thousands of soldiers to protect the Amazon rainforest, taking precautions to...
A worker infected 533 others with coronavirus at a factory in Ghana, president says

A worker infected 533 others with coronavirus at a factory in Ghana, president says

Hundreds of factory workers at a fish processing plant in Ghana have tested positive for the coronavirus, the country's president Nana Akufo-Addo said. All 533 of them contracted the...
Lesotho: Coalition government of PM Thomas Thabane collapses

Lesotho: Coalition government of PM Thomas Thabane collapses

National assembly speaker says embattled prime minister will have to step down by May 22. The government of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has fallen apart in Parliament after...
'War crimes' committed by Russia, Assad gov't in Syria: Amnesty

‘War crimes’ committed by Russia, Assad gov’t in Syria: Amnesty

Amnesty report documents 18 attacks on clinics and schools in violations that amount to war crimes. Acts that amount to "war crimes" have been committed by Russian-backed Syrian government...
Sailors killed after Iran missile 'accidentally' strikes own ship

Sailors killed after Iran missile ‘accidentally’ strikes own ship

Iranian army says missile hit support ship in 'friendly-fire' incident, killing at least 19 sailors and wounding 15. At least 19 sailors have been killed and 15 wounded after...
Lebanon reverses decision to ease virus measures after increase in cases

Lebanon reverses decision to ease virus measures after increase in cases

The Lebanese Ministry of Interior reverses its decision to relax the daily curfew "due to the failure of many citizens to adhere to the measures of prevention and public safety, and because...
German ISIL supporter targeted Turkish businesses

German ISIL supporter targeted Turkish businesses

Accused detained by chance after being caught without a valid public transportation ticket and found with 10 pipe bombs. Authorities in southern Germany say a 25-year-old man arrested on...
Confusion over health of detained former Saudi crown prince

Confusion over health of detained former Saudi crown prince

Deleted tweet by Saudi Arabia's prison authority said Prince Mohammed bin Naif was being treated after heart attack. A tweet that was posted and then deleted by Saudi Arabia's...
Bitcoin tops $10,000 as 'halving' draws near

Bitcoin tops $10,000 as ‘halving’ draws near

Bitcoin halvings that happen about once every four years cut the rewards miners receive for processing transactions. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency briefly rallied back above $10,000 ahead of a...
France wants EU coronavirus recovery fund of $330bn yearly

France wants EU coronavirus recovery fund of $330bn yearly

European Union leaders have agreed a recovery fund is necessary, but divisions remain over how the money is to be found. France is proposing that the European Commission issue...

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