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July 03, 2020 World
LOS ANGELES: New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating.
July 03, 2020 World
HPAKANT: The battered bodies of more than 120 jade miners were pulled from a sea of mud after a landslide in northern Myanmar on Thursday after one of the worst-ever accidents to hit the treacherous industry.
July 03, 2020 World
ISTANBUL: Turkey’s top court convened Thursday to consider whether Istanbul’s emblematic landmark and former church Hagia Sophia can be redesignated as a mosque, a ruling which could inflame tensions with the West.
July 03, 2020 World
LONDON: Some 1,500 acts including Ed Sheeran (inset), Paul McCartney (right) and The Rolling Stones have urged the British government to save the country’s live music industry from collapsing because of the coronavirus.
July 03, 2020 World
K-Pop girl group Blackpink has set five new Guinness World Record titles with the music video for its latest song "How You Like That", Yonhap news agency reported.
July 03, 2020 World
SYDNEY: Archaeologists have for the first time found Aboriginal artefacts on the seabed off Australia, opening a door to the discovery of ancient settlements flooded since the last ice age, they reported.   Hundreds of ancient stone tools made by Australia’s Indigenous people at least 7,000 years ago were discovered two metres underwater off the remote Western Australia coast, the research published in the PLOS ONE journal said.
July 02, 2020 World
YANGON: A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried many workers.
July 02, 2020 World
HONG KONG: Hong Kong police made the first arrests under Beijing’s new national security law on Wednesday as the anniversary of the city’s handover to China was met by thousands defying a ban on protests.
July 02, 2020 World
VILNIUS: Lithuania on Wednesday issued a new collector’s coin to mark the coronavirus crisis, bearing the inscription: “After darkness, I hope for light”.
July 02, 2020 World
JERUSALEM: Thousands of Palestinians protested Wednesday in Gaza against Israel’s West Bank annexation plans, as premier Benjamin Netanyahu held off an announcement on the controversial project and international opposition stiffened.
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