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US to force out foreign students taking classes fully online

Foreign students must leave the United States if their school’s classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the US Immigration and Cust


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Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday (July 3), according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in


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WHO warns some nations still face 'long, hard' battle with COVID-19

Nations who fail to use every mechanism available to combat the still-raging novel coronavirus will struggle to beat it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (July 1).


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OPEC oil output sinks as Saudi deepens cuts and others cut more

OPEC oil output hit the lowest in two decades in June as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab members made larger cuts, a Reuters survey found, pushing group compliance in a supply reduction pact above 10


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EU excludes United States from 'safe' travel list

The European Union has excluded the United States from its initial “safe list” of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel from Wednesday (June 30).


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Global labor market 'uncertain', no return to pre-pandemic levels in 2020: ILO

The outlook for the global labor market in the second half of 2020 is “highly uncertain” and the forecast recovery will not be enough for employment to return to pre-pandemic levels this year, the Int


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Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

The death toll from COVID-19 surpassed half a million people on Sunday (June 28), according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries ev


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Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday (June 28) according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a m


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Norwegian found guilty of spying for Iran in Denmark

A Danish court on Friday (June 26) sentenced a Norwegian citizen to seven years in jail after convicting him of spying for an Iranian intelligence service and complicity in a suspected plot to kill an


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Trump administration considers ending Congress' review of arms sales

President Donald Trump’s administration is considering ending a long-standing system for congressional review of foreign weapons sales, congressional aides said on Thursday (June 25), a plan that woul


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Russia quits UN system aimed at protecting hospitals, aid in Syria

Russia has quit a United Nations arrangement that aimed to protect hospitals and humanitarian aid deliveries in Syria from being hit by the warring parties, according to a UN note to aid groups seen b


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Triple threat for refugees: Conflict, COVID-19 and cash, says IRC's Miliband

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, people already displaced by conflict, hunger and economic upheaval are especially vulnerable. Lauren Young and Michelle Nichols of Reuters spoke with David Miliband,


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In conflict-hit countries, coronavirus testing may not reach women

Big gaps between the number of male and female coronavirus cases in parts of Africa and the Middle East suggest that women may be struggling to access testing or care, an aid agency said on Wednesday


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Lack of global leadership is 'greatest threat' in fighting pandemic, says WHO

The lack of global leadership and unity to fight the coronavirus is a bigger threat that the outbreak itself, the head of the World Health Organization said on Monday (June 22), adding that politicisa


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Iran ship reaches Venezuelan waters with cargo of food

An Iranian ship was approaching the Venezuelan port of La Guaira on Sunday (June 21) with a cargo of food that will supply the South American nation’s first Iranian supermarket, according to Refinitiv


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Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on the longest day of the year

A shimmering ring of light flashed into view on Sunday (June 21) in parts of the eastern hemisphere as the moon drifted across the face of the sun in a rare eclipse on the longest day of the year.


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Nobel winner unveils code to protect survivors of sexual violence in war

A new code of conduct for investigating sexual violence in conflict was unveiled on Friday (June 19), developed by Britain’s Foreign Office and Nadia Murad, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her effor


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Coronavirus pandemic accelerating with Americas worst, warns WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, with Thursday’s 150,000 new cases the highest in a single day and nearly half of them in the Americas, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.


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Workers' rights seen crumbling as coronavirus threatens further setbacks

Labour rights are being eroded worldwide as more countries deny workers the ability to strike, unionise and negotiate better terms, a global trade union said on Thursday (June 18), warning that the co


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No injuries as UK PM Johnson's car shunted by security vehicle: Reuters witnesses

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s car was shunted by a security vehicle outside parliament on Wednesday (June 17) when Kurdish protesters ran into the road, two Reuters witnesses said.


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