China reports suspected case of bubonic plague in Inner Mongolia

China reports suspected case of bubonic plague in Inner Mongolia

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Health officials in China have reported a suspected case of the bubonic plague in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a second infectious threat that comes as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. The case triggered a level-three alert Sunday in the Bayannur district. Health officials released a statement ordering residents not to hunt wild animals,
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UK sanctions Russians, Saudis behind ‘notorious human rights violations’

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Britain on Monday announced economic sanctions against individuals and organizations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar and North Korea under new U.K. powers to punish human rights offenders. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the sanctions targeted those behind “some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years.” They include senior Saudi intelligence officials accused of
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WHO alters timeline to indicate it first learned of coronavirus from Internet, not Chinese officials

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The credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its dealings with the Chinese government in the early days of the pandemic have once again come under scrutiny following revelations that the U.N.-backed global health body tacitly changed its coronavirus timeline to disclose that it initially heard about the novel virus outbreak from the Internet,
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Coronavirus fears lead Mexican town to block road from US border

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Fears of coronavirus outbreaks in the U.S. led the small Mexican town of Sonoyta across from Lukeville, Ariz., to briefly block the main road leading south from the U.S. border over the weekend. The closure came as Arizona confronts a major upsurge in infections and amid new worries of intensified contagion during the Fourth of
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Japan flooding death toll rises to 49 as more heavy rain hits region

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Torrential rain brought another deluge to southern Japan on Monday as the death toll from days of flooding and mudslides climbed to at least 49 people as rescuers searched for missing people. Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued the highest weather warning, a heavy rain emergency warning, for three prefectures in northern Kyushu after heavy rain hit
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Tropical Storm Edouard forms in far North Atlantic, enters the record books

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An area of disturbed weather over the North Atlantic Ocean strengthened into the latest tropical storm on Sunday night and made its way into the record books. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said a tropical depression near Bermuda strengthened Sunday night into Tropical Storm Edouard. The storm is moving quickly northeastward at 36 mph with maximum
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French woman thrown from roller coaster dies as husband tries to grab her feet

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A woman fell to her death from a roller coaster in France as her husband desperately attempted to catch her feet, reports said. The unidentified 32-year-old mother was celebrating her 2-year-old child’s birthday Saturday at Parc Saint-Paul in Oise, about 50 miles north of Paris when she was thrown from the Formula 1 coaster. “She
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Rocket fired at Baghdad’s international airport, not far from US troops and diplomats

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An unguided Katyusha rocket was fired at Baghdad’s international airport Sunday night near where American troops and diplomats are housed one night after the U.S. military shot one down, according to U.S. officials. While nobody was injured or killed and the damage appeared minimal, it marked the seventh rocket attack on the airport in less
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US, China ramp up South China Sea tension with new military drills

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USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan are now in the South China Sea for military drills, a U.S. Navy official confirms to Fox News. “The purpose is to show an unambiguous signal to our partners and allies that we are committed to regional security and stability,” Rear Adm. George Wikoff told the Wall Street Journal,
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Siberian tiger kills Swiss zookeeper in enclosure as visitors watch

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A Siberian tiger killed a Swiss zookeeper inside an enclosure on Saturday as horrified visitors watched, officials said. Onlookers called for help after the big cat began attacking the keeper around 1 p.m. local time, the Zurich zoo said in a statement. Staff rushed to their colleague’s aid and lured the Siberian tiger, named Irina,
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Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq hits nearby home, injures child: reports

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A rocket aimed at Baghdad’s Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential home and injured a child, according to reports. The rocket launched late on Saturday from the Ali Al-Saleh area of Baghdad and landed near a home close to a local TV channel, a military statement said. A child suffered head
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Tropical Depression 5 accelerates away from Bermuda, may become next tropical storm

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An area of disturbed weather is quickly moving away from Bermuda on Sunday but still may become the next named tropical storm, according to forecasters. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) In Miami said Sunday morning that Tropical Depression Five is moving northeast at 21 mph and is located about 185 miles northeast of Bermuda. The
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Austria police probe murder of Chechan critic as political hit

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A critic of Vladimir Putin pal and Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov has been killed near Vienna in what Austrian police suspect was a political hit, according to reports. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty cited Chechen dissident sources in identifying the victim as Chechen separatist Mamikhan Umarov. Austrian officials were saying only that the victim was a 43-year-old asylum
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Japan floods leave up to 34 dead, many at nursing homes

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TOKYO – Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left at least 34 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities. Helicopters and boats rescued more people from their homes in the Kumamoto region. More than 40,000 defense troops, the coast guard
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China braces for more storms after floods leave 121 dead or missing this year

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BEIJING – A wide swath of southern China braced Sunday for more seasonal rains and flooding that state media said has already left more than 120 people dead or missing this year. The National Meteorological Center raised the weather alert to yellow Sunday morning, the third-highest of four warning levels, for more than a half-dozen
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Shark attack in Australia kills man spearfishing, fourth deadly attack this year

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A 36-year-old man who was spearfishing off the east coast of Australia died Saturday after being attacked by a shark, according to officials. The incident happened around 2 p.m. near Indian Head on the eastern side of Fraser Island in Australia’s Queensland state. Queensland Police said the man was spearfishing in the waters off of
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Up to 8,000 Chinese nationals came into US after Trump banned travel due to coronavirus: AP

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Thousands of Chinese citizens have reportedly come into the U.S. since President Trump restricted travel on foreign nationals in January, arriving from China after the coronavirus outbreak. According to a recent report by The Associated Press, citing data it obtained regarding travel from the U.S. Commerce Department, as many as 8,000 Chinese nationals and foreign residents
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Spain puts 200,000 people in Catalonia back into lockdown after coronavirus spike

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Spain has put approximately 200,000 people back under lockdown, but not confined to their homes, following a spike in coronavirus cases in the country, according to reports. The spike in cases was reported in the county of Segria, in Catalonia. Residents were given until 4 p.m. local time to enter the area, but authorities would
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English pubs opened at 6 a.m., coronavirus restrictions ease, as police brace for ‘chaos’

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English residents rushed to pubs and hairdressers on “Super Saturday” as coronavirus restrictions eased, with authorities urging caution. Pubs opened at 6 a.m. and some hair salons reportedly welcomed customers at the stroke of midnight. Movie theaters and restaurants also reopened nationwide. Men enjoy their first beers as the Chandos Arms pub reopens, in London, Saturday, July 4, 2020. England
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Boy, 14, charged with murder of woman, ‘shocking’ string of shootings

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Canadian police arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with five possible shootings, charging him with first degree murder and a number of other charges. Danielle Dawn Cote, 27, was walking with an 18-year-old man in the early hours of Canada Day when they were shot. Cote died immediately, but the man – whom police believe
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Denmark’s Little Mermaid statue vandalized with ‘racist fish’ grafitti

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The famed statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, one of Copenhagen’s biggest tourist draws, has been vandalized with the text “racist fish.” The words were tagged on the stone on which the oft-attacked 1.65-meter (5.4-foot)-high bronze is sitting at the entrance of the Copenhagen harbor. No one has taken responsibility for the act. COURT
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Thousands of Americans remain stranded in Yemen amid growing humanitarian crisis

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Thousands of Americans remain stranded in the war-torn nation of Yemen after coronavirus restrictions closed the borders in mid-March, activist are now calling attention to the severity of the problem. According to Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), thousands of Americans have been stranded in Yemen after borders and airports closed due to the coronavirus pandemic,
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Saudi officials go on trial in absentia in Turkey for Khashoggi murder

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Jamal Khashoggi’s onetime fiancée called for justice in a Turkish court Friday, as 20 Saudi officials were tried in absentia for the murder of the writer and activist two years ago in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Hatice Cengiz spoke at the opening of the trial and said her fiancée was lured to his death through “a great betrayal
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Britain places US travelers on quarantine ‘red list’

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American citizens have landed on a British “red list” for travelers and will be required to quarantine 14 days  after entering the country due to the spike in coronavirus cases stateside. Britain’s transport minister, Grant Shapps, confirmed on Friday that the nation will scrap its quarantine requirement for inbound travelers arriving from 50 ‘low-risk’ countries, according to the
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China appoints Communist Party hardliner to oversee Hong Kong’s new security office

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Just days after a draconian national security law went into effect in Hong Kong this week, Beijing has appointed a hardline, controversial Communist Party figure as chief of the new office set up to ensure the sweeping new changes are implemented. The appointment of Zheng Yanxiong has many critics fearing it is yet another step in an
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At least two dead, dozens injured as explosion rocks Turkish fireworks factory

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At least two people died, and 74 left wounded after a Turkish fireworks factory was rocked by a series of explosions on Friday. According to Health Minister Fahrettin Koca, more than 150 workers were inside the factory on the outskirts of the town of Hendek, Sakarya province, when the blasts occurred. The ongoing outbursts were
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The week in pictures, June 27 – July 3

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https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/07/918/516/10_AP20183327274896.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 Russian President Vladimir Putin shows his passport to a member of an election commission as he arrives to take part in voting at a polling station in Moscow, Russia, July 1, 2020.  Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/07/918/516/10_AP20183327274896.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 Get link

Groom may have infected 100 people with coronavirus at wedding he wanted put off

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A software engineer who traveled from a Delhi, India, suburb to his home in Bihar for his wedding in June could have infected nearly 100 guests with coronavirus, according to a report. The 30-year-old arrived in the town of Paliganj the second week of May, ahead of the June 15 event, before he began to present
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French PM Edouard Philippe resigns, successor to be named

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PARIS — France is to name a new prime minister “in the coming hours,” the country’s presidency said Friday, shortly after announcing Edouard Philippe’s resignation amid an expected reshuffle. President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to open a new chapter for the two remaining years of his term that will focus on efforts to relaunch the French
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Coronavirus canceled Argentinian man’s flight, so he sailed 85 days alone to see his family

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Nothing was about to keep Juan Manuel Ballestero from his family. The Argentinian man was on the island of Porto Santo in Portugal when the coronavirus outbreak prompted officials to cancel all international flights to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, according to a recent report in The New York Times. CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO
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