Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state reports 74…

The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria has recorded 74 new coronavirus cases after announcing a record 108 new infections on Saturday

Trump claims progress in fight against COVID-19

President Donald Trump said during July 4th celebrations in Washington D.C. Saturday that the U.S. has made a "lot of progress" in its fight against the pandemic even as two large states posted record increases in COVID-19 cases.

Days After New Law, Activist Flees Hong Kong

A prominent pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong has fled the territory days after China's introduction of a draconian new security law . Former student leader Nathan Law, who spent time in prison for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests, says he has left Hong Kong and will continue advocating for...

U.K. To Let Travelers From 59 Countries In…

Travelers from 59 countries will be allowed to come into England without having to self-isolate.

Tokyo governor favored to win reelection for…

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike is poised to be reelected in Sunday’s polls, buoyed by public support for her coronavirus handling despite a recent rise in infections that has raised concerns of a resurgence of the disease

WHO halts malaria drug in COVID-19 trials

The World Health Organization said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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Nation Makes 'Upskirt' Photos Illegal

Taking a photo under a woman's skirt until now has brought only a small fine in Germany, which hasn't been much of a deterrent. "That is why we are closing a major criminal liability gap," said a spokesman for the ruling legislative coalition. The offense will now fall under criminal...

France Has A New Prime Minister In Planned…

French officials said the prime minister and president agreed it was time to shift the focus of the government as the country recovers from COVID-19.

Boris Johnson's father defends trip to Greece via…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father has defended his decision to fly to Greece via Bulgaria in order to “COVID-proof” his property there before he rents it out

Trump supporters meet counter-protesters in…

Two groups of Trump supporters in Pittsburgh held celebrations on Independence Day and were met by a group of counter-protesters in support of racial justice.

Mexico Issues First Border Restrictions Over…

Any other year, Arizonans would "flock to Mexican beach towns like Rocky Point and San Carlos for the Fourth of July," reports the Daily Star . But this holiday, most will be turned away if they try. Mexico's Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced the country's first border restrictions since the pandemic,...

Turkey Holds Trial In Absentia For Suspects In…

The suspects — which includes two of the Saudi crown prince former aides — were all absent as Saudi Arabia refused to extradite the suspects.

At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial…

Grassroots LGBTQ groups have marched through Paris led by activists of color as part of Global Pride observances while protesting police violence

Californians near wildland fireproof their homes

A community in northern California living in wildland works with officials to fireproof their homes as fire season returns in the warmer months. Fred Katayama reports.

Armed Man Drives Through Gate Near Trudeau…

An armed member of the Canadian military smashed a truck through gates blocking access to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's residence in Ottawa on Thursday before being taken into custody, according to police. The man, identified by CBC News as Corey Hurren of Manitoba, breached a pedestrian entrance outside Rideau Hall...

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Belgium Confronts Its Colonial Past In The Wake…

Global conversations around racism have brought new intensity to the nation's grappling with its brutal legacy in central Africa.

US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace…

Washington’s envoy to Afghanistan emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region

Cleveland Indians considers changing name

The Cleveland Indians followed the lead of the NFL's Washington Redskins as the Major League Baseball club said it too will consider changing a team name that has been in place for 105 years. Fred Katayama reports.

This Khashoggi Murder Trial Won't Be Secret

Twenty Saudi nationals are on trial in absentia in Turkey for the 2018 murder of Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, including two former aides of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Ahmed al-Asiri, the former deputy head of Saudi Arabia's general intelligence, and Saud al-Qahtani, an ex-royal...

At Least 162 Dead In Landslide At Myanmar Jade…

​The country's fire department said a heavy rainstorm triggered​ Thursday's landslide.

Virus spike in Spain reveals plight of seasonal…

The pandemic may have slowed down in much of continental Europe, but infection clusters among seasonal agricultural workers are preoccupying health authorities in Spain

Florida COVID-19 cases spike to new daily record

[NFA] Florida's confirmed coronavirus cases rose by a record 11,458 on Saturday, the state's health department said, the second time in three days that its caseload increased by more than 10,000. Jillian Kitchener has more.

For Ghislaine Maxwell, 6 Counts of Wrongdoing

Remember when Ghislaine Maxwell turned up at a burger joint in Los Angeles last summer when everyone was wondering where she was? Maybe it was a little misdirection, because when the FBI arrested the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday, she was clear across the country in quiet Bradford,...

Pints poured, unkempt hairdos cut, as England…

England has embarked on its biggest lockdown-easing yet as pubs and restaurants got the green light to reopen for the first time in more than three months

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Where Ghislaine Maxwell hid out in style

Ghislaine Maxwell was hiding out in style: her luxury timber-framed home perched on 156 acres of New Hampshire pine and oak forests boasts dramatic views of Mount Sunapee's foothills, but is secluded enough to have kept her out of eyeshot of the tight-knit locals. Ryan Brooks reports.

'It's Sad That Hong Kong Is Dead'

China's new Hong Kong national security law is "a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday as the House unanimously passed new sanctions. The bill targets Chinese officials behind the draconian law, banks who...

Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during…

As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens those who earn their living on the streets, including sex workers with HIV