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 2020-12-01 19:55 

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After Protests, France Moves to Amend Security Law Text...

For weeks, NGOsincludingthe press freedom groupReportersWithout Borders, haveexpressed concerns over thedraft bill,especially its Article 24, whichwould make it a criminaloffensefor anyone to disseminate images that— according to the text —mig...

 2020-12-01 19:24 

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US Senators Propose New Bipartisan Coronavirus Aid Relief Deal...

A bipartisan group of U.S....

 2020-12-01 19:24 

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Iran Seeks to Toughen Stance Following Nuclear Scientist's Killing...

Iran's parliament has approved legislation that would suspend United Nations inspections of the country's nuclear facilities if oil and banking sanctions are not lifted.The measure, approved Tuesday, would also require the government to increase i...

 2020-12-01 18:29 

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Biden, Harris Introduce Economic Team...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced the top economic officials they have picked for their administration at an event Tuesday. FILE - Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with Fox Business Network guest anchor J...

 2020-12-01 18:13 

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2 Pedestrians Killed, At Least 15 Injured in German City...

Police in the western German city of Trier say at least two people were killed and 15 others were injured when a car sped through a pedestrian area in the city's center.At a news briefing from the scene, Trier police spokesman Karl-Peter Jochem told r...

 2020-12-01 18:11 

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Fears Grow of Further COVID-19 Spikes Ahead of Ghana's Election...

Ghana has been lauded for its COVID-19 response and a fairly low death toll of 323 people. Total cases have now surpassed 50,000, however, and the president recently warned citizens to stay vigilant. Experts fear that cases will increase as political part...

 2020-12-01 18:05 

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US Center for Disease Control Advisers Meet to Prioritize Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution...

Members of a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee meet Tuesday to determine who should get inoculated first against the coronavirus once a vaccine receives final approval.The CDC's Advisory Committee for Immunization Prac...

 2020-12-01 17:59 

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Somalia Recalls Ambassador to Kenya, Alleging Election Interference...

Somalia has recalled its ambassador to Kenya and ordered Kenya's envoy to leave Mogadishu over alleged interference in Somalia's upcoming elections....

 2020-12-01 17:26 

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Syria Constitution Talks Not Reaching Goal, Observers Say...

Syrian observers say United Nations-sponsored talks in Geneva between the Assad government and the opposition to devise a new constitution will not accomplish that task nor will they help the nearly decade-long war ravaging the country turn a page. They a...

 2020-12-01 17:16 

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Amid Dual Pandemics, HIV Innovation Continues in Africa...

Thabani Raymond Kalala, or "coach," as he prefers to be called, was diagnosed with HIV six years ago. He lives in a small town in rural South Africa, but this year, as societies across the globe went into viral lockdowns, his world expanded. The 3...

 2020-12-01 17:07 

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Nigerian Authorities Worry as Citizens Flout Coronavirus Rules...

In Nigeria, authorities are worried that coronavirus infections may spike again, as millions ignore safety measures such as wearing face masks and social distancing....

 2020-12-01 16:55 

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Resourceful Doctors Among Refugees Who Fled Ethiopia's Tigray Region...

The conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region has pushed tens of thousands of people into refugee camps in Sudan, where aid groups are struggling to provide care....

 2020-12-01 16:23 

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Trump Headed to Georgia as Election Turnout Driver, But Also a Threat...

Some establishment Republicans are sounding alarms that President Donald Trump's conspiratorial denials of his own defeat could threaten the party's ability to win a Senate majority and counter President-elect Joe Biden's administration. The c...

 2020-12-01 16:00 

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Trump Science Adviser Scott Atlas Leaving White House Job...

Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post.A White House official confirmed that the Stanford University neuroradiologist, who had no form...

 2020-12-01 15:52 

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Most European Governments to Ease Pandemic Rules Over Christmas Holiday, But Fearfully...

All Europeans want is a merry and bright Christmas season, just like the ones they used to know....

 2020-12-01 15:36 

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After Arriving in Cambodia, Kaavan No Longer World's 'Loneliest' Elephant...

An Asian elephant dubbed the "world's loneliest" has encountered another of his species for the first time in eight years after having been flown to a Cambodian wildlife sanctuary from years of abusive captivity in a Pakistan zoo.The Austrian-...

 2020-12-01 15:12 

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First COVID-19 Vaccines Could Be Administered By Year's End...

The first shots of a vaccine against the coronavirus may be administered before year's end if all goes according to schedule. Biotech company Moderna announced Monday that the U.S....

 2020-12-01 15:05 

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UN Asks for $35 Billion in Life-Saving Humanitarian Aid for 2021...

The United Nations appealed Tuesday for a record $35 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian support for 160 million people next year, as the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has pushed millions into extreme poverty worldwide. "Confl...

 2020-12-01 15:02 

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World 'Way Off' Targets of Getting Control of HIV Transmission...

Four years ago, governments around the world committed to achieving targets in testing and treating the vast majority of people with HIV to the point where the AIDS pandemic would end. The tools to do this have been available for 20 years. In 2010, the Na...

 2020-12-01 15:00 

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Stigma, Discrimination Still Driving HIV/AIDS, COVID-19...

The U.N. Program on HIV and AIDS warns that stigma and discrimination against marginalized populations are driving both the AIDS crisis and COVID-19 and must be tackled and eliminated to end what officials call the dual, colliding pandemics. In a report r...

 2020-12-01 14:58 

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How New York City Achieved UN Aim to Effectively End HIV/AIDS...

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis will soon leave his position as deputy commissioner for disease control at the New York City Department of Health and move to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where he will oversee the U.S....

 2020-12-01 14:52 

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Global Fight Against AIDS Hampered by COVID-19 Pandemic...

Tuesday is World AIDS Day, with organizations around the world highlighting the need to support those living with and affected by HIV, the virus that causes the disease, while also remembering those who have died. This year's event comes amid the glob...

 2020-12-01 14:18 

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Azerbaijan Forces Enter Third District Under Nagorno-Karabakh Truce...

Azerbaijan says its forces have entered the Lachin district, the last of three handed back by Armenia as part of a deal that ended six weeks of fighting over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region....

 2020-12-01 14:15 

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EU Leader Hopes COVID-19 Vaccinations Start in December...

The European Union said Tuesday it could be vaccinating citizens against COVID-19 by the end of the month if medical officials grant emergency approval of two vaccines candidates. European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen told reporters in Brusse...

 2020-12-01 13:46 

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Thailand Rap Group Pens Soundtrack to Pro-Democracy Protests...

Thailand's most famous — some would say infamous — rap group is back with a vengeance.Rap Against Dictatorship shot to fame in 2018 with its debut track,...

 2020-12-01 13:30 

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Biden, Harris to Introduce Economic Team Tuesday...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to introduce the top economic officials they have picked for their administration at an event Tuesday. FILE - Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks with Fox Business Network gues...

 2020-12-01 13:19 

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VOA Interview: AIDS Researcher Assesses Global Progress Against Disease...

Four years ago, governments around the world committed to achieving targets in testing and treating the vast majority of people with HIV to the point where the AIDS pandemic would end. The tools to do this have been available for 20 years. In 2010, the Na...

 2020-12-01 12:42 

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VOA Interview: Incoming Director of Division HIV/AIDS Prevention Speaks to How NY Achieved UN Goal...

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis will soon leave his position as deputy commissioner for disease control at the New York City Department of Health and move to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where he will oversee the U.S....

 2020-12-01 12:06 

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COVID-19 Vaccines Entering Home Stretch...

The first shots of a vaccine against the coronavirus may be administered before year's end if all goes according to schedule. Biotech company Moderna announced Monday that the U.S....

 2020-12-01 11:32 

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Benazir Bhutto's Daughter Officially Enters Pakistani Politics...

Waving her hands, chanting party slogans and making victory signs Monday in Pakistan's central city of Multan, the youngest daughter of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto reminded people of her firebrand mother. "In my opinion, the content of he...

 2020-12-01 11:27 

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Pandemic Exacerbates Global Fight Against AIDS...

Tuesday is World AIDS Day, with organizations around the world highlighting the need to support those living with and affected by HIV, the virus that causes the disease, while also remembering those who have died. This year's event comes amid the glob...

 2020-12-01 07:50 

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Benazir Bhutto's Daughter Officially Enters Politics...

Waving her hands, chanting party slogans and making victory signs Monday in Pakistan's central city of Multan, the youngest daughter of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto reminded people of her firebrand mother. "In my opinion, the content of he...

 2020-12-01 05:22 

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UN Appeals for $35 Billion for Global Aid in 2021...

The United Nations appealed Tuesday for a record $35 billion to provide life-saving humanitarian support for 160 million people next year, as the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has pushed millions into extreme poverty worldwide. "Confl...

 2020-12-01 03:38 

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Facebook, Google 'Zones Without Human Rights' in Vietnam, Amnesty Says...

Facebook and Google are becoming...

 2020-12-01 01:54 

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China Gave COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate to N. Korea's Kim, US Analyst Says...

China has provided North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family with an experimental coronavirus vaccine, a U.S. analyst said Tuesday, citing two unidentified Japanese intelligence sources. Harry Kazianis, a North Korea expert at the Center for the Nati...

 2020-12-01 01:52 

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Photo of Texas Doctor Comforting Elderly COVID-19 Patient Goes Viral...

Joseph Varon, a doctor treating coronavirus patients at a Texas hospital, was working his 252nd day in a row when he spotted a distraught elderly man in the COVID-19 intensive care unit. Varon's comforting embrace of the white-haired man on Thanksgivi...

 2020-12-01 01:15 

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Turkmenistan Clamps Down on COVID-19 Criticism...

At the opening of a new hospital in November, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow said no COVID-19 cases had been reported in Turkmenistan thanks to preventative actions. But social media users and news websites who counter that view are swiftly dealt wit...

 2020-12-01 00:45 

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Amnesty International Urges UN to Renew South Sudan Arms Embargo...

Amnesty International is urging the United Nations Security Council to renew its arms embargo on South Sudan, saying violence, atrocities and war crimes against civilians have quadrupled this year despite a cease-fire and formation of a unity government i...

 2020-11-30 23:42 

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WHO Raises Alarm Over Virus Spread in Brazil, Mexico...

The World Health Organization says it is very worried about the rapidly growing surge of coronavirus cases in in Brazil and Mexico.WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at his regular briefing in Geneva on Monday, "I think Brazil has to ...

 2020-11-30 22:18 

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Arizona Certifies Narrow Biden Victory...

Officials in Arizona on Monday certified President-elect Joe Biden's narrow win over President Donald Trump in the southwestern state, continuing Biden's string of victories in states where Trump has been unsuccessful in proving he lost because of...

 2020-11-30 21:54 

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US Urges End to Violence in Ethiopia's Tigray Region...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday urged a stop to all fighting in Ethiopia, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed lauded his troops for what he termed their victory in the Tigrayan capital of Mekelle. "I spoke with Ethiopian Prime Minister @AbiyAhm...

 2020-11-30 21:05 

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Supreme Court Seems Skeptical of Trump's Census Plan...

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 2020-11-30 20:20 

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Biden's Cabinet Picks Include Some Firsts...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has begun naming picks for his new Cabinet, as well as other top-level administration officials. Biden has pledged to choose a Cabinet that reflects the diversity of the American population. His selections will be scrutinize...

 2020-11-30 19:52 

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'America the Beautiful' Is White House Theme for Christmas...
 2020-11-30 19:46 

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The Infodemic: British Lawmakers Aren't Facing Charges Over Coronavirus...

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm....

 2020-11-30 19:39 

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The Infodemic: How deadly Is the Coronavirus in Germany?...

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkFact check: How deadly is the coronavirus in Germany?Read the full story at: Deutsche WelleSocial Media Disinfo Circu...

 2020-11-30 19:30 

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Biden Names Top Economic Officials...

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named his top officials to deal with the country's coronavirus-ravaged economy, including former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in its 231-year history....

 2020-11-30 19:05 

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'World's Loneliest Elephant' Arrives in Cambodia to Start New Life...

The pachyderm dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant" arrived in Cambodia Monday, following his rescue from a Pakistani zoo. After a seven-hour flight from Pakistan in a custom-built enclosure, Kaavan was welcomed to Cambodia by chanting Buddh...

 2020-11-30 19:03 

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The Infodemic: Canadian Health Official Didn't Call Pandemic a Hoax...

Fake news about the coronavirus can do real harm. Polygraph.info is spotlighting fact-checks from other reliable sources here.Daily DebunkClaim: "Dr....

 2020-11-30 18:46 

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Biden Presidency, Economic Realities Spur Turkey-Saudi Rapprochement...

Turkey's relations with Saudi Arabia appear to be thawing after years of regional rivalry, with both countries' leaders pledging to improve bilateral ties....

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