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China bans Cruz, Rubio, Smith, Brownback over criticism China says it will ban entry to U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Representative Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback over their criticism of the ruling Communist Party's policies toward minority groups and people of faith
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Lothar Wieler, left, President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), and German Health Minister Jens Spahn, right, attend a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, July 13, 2020. Spahn has warned citizens of carelessness in dealing with the Corona pandemic and urged them to comply with the protective measures. (Fabrizio Bensch/Pool Photo via AP)
EU ministers criticize Turkey over Hagia Sophia, drilling European Union foreign ministers have criticized Turkey for several reasons, including energy exploration in disputed Mediterranean waters and changing the status of Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque
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FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, member of Noi Denunceremo (We will denounce) Facebook group, Laura Silvestri holds up a photograph of her father Giuseppe, a COVID-19 victim, in front of Bergamo's court, Italy, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Noi Denunceremo and affiliated non-profit committee are filing 100 new cases Monday, July 13, 2020, with Bergamo prosecutors, on top of 50 complaints lodged last month.  (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
Families of Italy's virus dead seek answers, solace, justiceA Facebook group created to let Italian families mourn their coronavirus dead has turned into an activist group that is providing testimony and evidence to prosecutors investigating whether any crimes contributed to Italy’s COVID-19 toll
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Malaysia's lower house parliament building is seen in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, July 13, 2020. Malaysian new Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin narrowly won a motion to boot the parliament speaker Monday, scraping through the first test of his support nearly five months after he took power. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Malaysia PM wins tests of support, ousts house speakerMalaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has narrowly won a motion to boot the parliament speaker, scraping through the first test of his support nearly five months after taking power
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FILE — In this Oct. 1992, file photo, the late Nelson Mandela, center, holds the hand of his daughter, Zindzi, at her marriage in Johannesburg. Zindzi Mandela, age 59, has died early Monday at a Johannesburg hospital according to state media. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham/File)
Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie, dies at 59 Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid figures Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has died aged 59
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Irina, right, and Anastasia Lagutenko walk with their son, Dorian, at a playground in St. Petersburg, Russia, July 2, 2020. Their 2017 wedding wasn’t legally recognized in Russia. Any hopes they could someday officially be married in their homeland vanished July 1 when voters approved a package of constitutional amendments, one of which stipulates that marriage in Russia is only between a man and a woman. (AP Photo)
Russian constitution change ends hopes for same-sex marriageWhen Russian voters approved a package of changes to the country's constitution on July 1, among the provisions was a stipulation that marriage is only between a man and a woman
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Incumbent President Andrzej Duda is hugged by his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda in Pultusk, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Conservative Polish president wins 2nd term after tight racePoland’s conservative President Andrzej Duda, who ran a campaign with homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones, has narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought weekend election
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FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo a man walks across Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest in Washington. Despite pandemic conditions that made normal signature-gathering almost impossible, activists in the nation's capital say they have enough signatures for a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize natural psychedelics such as mescaline and psilocybin mushrooms. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
The Latest: German health minister criticizes vacationersGermany’s health minister has criticized his countrymen for failing to respect social distancing rules on vacation after videos emerged over the weekend showing German tourists partying on the Spanish island of Mallorca
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese paramilitary policemen form a line to move sandbags to reinforce a dyke along the banks of Poyang Lake in Poyang County in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, Sunday, July 12, 2020. Vice Minister of Emergency Management Zheng Guoguang told reporters Monday, July 13, 2020 that the Yangtze River and parts of its watershed have seen the second highest rainfall since 1961 over the past six months. (Cao Xianxun/Xinhua via AP)
China reports 141 dead or missing in flooding since June The Yangtze River region has seen its second highest rainfall in more than a half-century so far this year as deadly flooding strikes much of China
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An Indian health worker waits to collect nasal swab samples at a COVID-19 testing center in Gauhati, Assam state, India, Sunday, July 12, 2020. India is the world’s third worst-affected country by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Asia Today: India sees another surge, hot spots shut againSeveral Indian states imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as its coronavirus cases surge
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Jonathan Hudson, left, and Shane Tait, defense lawyers for Brenton Tarrant, arrive at the Christchurch District Court in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tarrant who has admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 has dismissed his legal team and will represent himself at a sentencing hearing next month. Tarrant’s sentencing hearing, delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, will begin in Christchurch on Aug. 24, 2020 and could last more than three days.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker, File)
New Zealand mosque gunman to represent himself at sentencingThe Australian white supremacist who admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month
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Barbados Has an Offer for ForeignersIf you've been working from home during the pandemic, you may feel lucky to have a job, but maybe not as lucky to be staring at the same four walls every day without much human interaction. Conde Nast Traveler reports on a possible remedy, if you're willing to travel. To...
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