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Florida breaks record for daily COVID hospitalisations

Sunday’s figure surpasses the previous daily record reached before vaccines were available in the US. The US state of Florida…

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Can Iran’s new President Raisi fix a deeply troubled economy?

Tehran, Iran – Ebrahim Raisi, who will be sworn in on Thursday as Iran’s eighth president, inherits a troubled economy…

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Jack Dorsey’s Square snaps up Australia’s Afterpay for $29bn

Square, the payments firm of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, will purchase buy now, pay later (BNPL) pioneer Afterpay for $29bn,…

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Looming US evictions spur growing concerns, calls for action

Concerns are growing in the United States after a nationwide moratorium on rental evictions during the coronavirus pandemic expired this…

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US COVID spike: ‘More pain and suffering’ ahead, says Fauci

The rise in US coronavirus cases amid the spread of the Delta variant prompts renewed call for more Americans to…

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Canada officially marks first nationwide Emancipation Day

August 1 is now recognised across Canada as Emancipation Day, marking the end of slavery in the British Empire in…

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US urges Tunisia’s Saied to return swiftly to ‘democratic path’

In a phone call with Tunisian president, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan underscored the need for ‘rapidly forming a…

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Canada: Protesters demand investigation into residential schools

Call comes after over 1,000 unmarked graves found at institutions Indigenous children were forced to attend for decades. Warning: The…

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Top US diplomat to meet with Southeast Asian officials next week

Secretary of State Antony Blinken to attend annual meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers, among others, US official says. The United…

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Millions across US at risk of eviction as coronavirus surges

Millions of people across the United States could be forced out of their homes as a nationwide moratorium on evictions…

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