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Climate change: Lockdown has 'negligible' effect on temperatures

August 07, 2020

The dramatic drop in greenhouse gases and air pollutants seen during the global lockdown will have little impact on our warming planet say scientists...

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Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'
Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'

August 07, 2020

People with symptomless Covid-19 can carry as much of the virus as those with symptoms, a South Korean study has suggested...

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US election 2020: Trump says opponent Biden will 'hurt God'

August 07, 2020

US President Donald Trump has said Joe Biden is "against God", ramping up attacks on his Democratic rival and foreshadowing an ugly election battle...

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TikTok threatens legal action against Trump US ban
TikTok threatens legal action against Trump US ban

August 07, 2020

TikTok is threatening legal action against the US after Donald Trump ordered firms to stop doing business with the Chinese app within 45 days...

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Coronavirus: Travellers from Belgium, Andorra, and the Bahamas must quarantine in UK
Coronavirus: Travellers from Belgium, Andorra, and the Bahamas must quarantine in UK

August 06, 2020

People arriving into the UK from Belgium, the Bahamas and Andorra will have to quarantine for 14 days, the transport secretary has said...

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TikTok: Trump administration plans Chinese tech crackdown
TikTok: Trump administration plans Chinese tech crackdown

August 06, 2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has outlined the steps he wants US companies to take to deal with "untrusted Chinese apps"...

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Hiroshima bomb: Japan marks 75 years since nuclear attack
Hiroshima bomb: Japan marks 75 years since nuclear attack

August 06, 2020

Bells have tolled in Hiroshima, Japan, to mark the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the world's first atomic bomb...

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US election: Trump's White House convention speech idea condemned
US election: Trump's White House convention speech idea condemned

August 06, 2020

Both Democrats and Republicans have criticised President Donald Trump for suggesting he would make his convention acceptance speech from the White House...

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Hong Kong foreign press says journalists being targeted in US-China stand-off
Hong Kong foreign press says journalists being targeted in US-China stand-off

August 06, 2020

Foreign journalists in Hong Kong are facing "highly unusual" visa delays at a time of high tension between the US and China, a group representing international media has said...

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Facebook and Twitter restrict Trump accounts over 'harmful' virus claim

August 06, 2020

Facebook and Twitter have penalised Donald Trump and his campaign for posts in which the president claimed children were "almost immune" to coronavirus...

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Daisy Coleman: Assault survivor in Netflix film takes own life
Daisy Coleman: Assault survivor in Netflix film takes own life

August 06, 2020

Daisy Coleman, a sexual assault victim advocate and subject of the Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, has taken her own life, according to her mother...

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India PM Modi lays foundation for Ayodhya Ram temple amid Covid surge
India PM Modi lays foundation for Ayodhya Ram temple amid Covid surge

August 05, 2020

Indian PM Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for a Hindu temple in the northern city of Ayodhya.

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Cyclone Isaias reaches Canada after killing at least five in US

August 05, 2020

At least five people have been killed as Tropical Storm Isaias swept through US states on the Atlantic Coast...

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New car registrations see first rise this year
New car registrations see first rise this year

August 05, 2020

New UK car registrations went up in July for the first time this year, according to the motor industry...

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Microsoft's TikTok grab: Inspired or naive
Microsoft's TikTok grab: Inspired or naive?

August 05, 2020

Last week, Congress grilled Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook...

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Donald Trump: US Treasury should get cut of TikTok deal
Donald Trump: US Treasury should get cut of TikTok deal

August 04, 2020

Donald Trump says the government should get a cut from the sale of TikTok's US unit if an American firm buys it.

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Coronavirus: Melbourne police 'assaulted and baited' over lockdown rules

August 04, 2020

Authorities in the Australian city of Melbourne have warned of a "dangerous" rise in people resisting lockdown measures, sometimes violently.

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Spain's embattled ex-King Juan Carlos leaves country
Spain's embattled ex-King Juan Carlos leaves country

August 04, 2020

Spain's former King Juan Carlos has left the country for an unknown destination, weeks after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption...

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Coronavirus: Millions return to lockdown in Philippines
Coronavirus: Millions return to lockdown in Philippines

August 04, 2020

Tens of millions of people in the Philippines are back in lockdown, after doctors warned a surge in new coronavirus cases could push the healthcare system to collapse...

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Call for TikTok security check before HQ decision
Call for TikTok security check before HQ decision

August 04, 2020

An influential backbench MP has called on the government to carry out a security review of TikTok before its Chinese owner decides whether to base the app in the UK...

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