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Young child dies after car mounts pavement in Edinburgh

A 37-year-old woman was also injured during the incident on Morningside Road.

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Firm to offer balloon rides from Alaska to the edge of space

Each passenger could pay an estimated 125,000 US dollars (£100,000) for a six-hour journey.

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'I am very concerned' - US could reach 100,000 new virus cases a day, Fauci says

Dr Fauci said areas seeing recent outbreaks are putting the entire nation at risk.

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Trump calls for federal charges against New York monument vandals

New York City police released surveillance footage showing two unidentified men early on Monday throwing balloons filled with red paint.

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Latvia bans Russia’s RT channel from broadcasting in country

The former Soviet republic wants the removal of network head Dmitry Kiselyov over his alleged role in promoting the annexation of Crimea.

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Bust of king who pillaged DR Congo removed from public display in Belgian city

The removal in Ghent of the likeness of King Leopold II came as the African country celebrated 60 years of independence.

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US excluded from list of countries whose citizens can travel to EU

The decision was made amid soaring rates of Covid-19 infection in the US.

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Benjamin Netanyahu to continue discussions with US over annexation

The Israeli premier looks set to miss the July 1 date he had set for starting the process.

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Study of Italian town reveals more than 40% of Covid-19 cases were asymptomatic

Researchers say early identification of infection clusters and the isolation of symptomatic and asymptomatic infections can suppress transmission.

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Vladimir Putin unveils monument honouring ‘meat grinder’ Red Army soldiers

Vladimir Putin unveils monument honouring ‘meat grinder’ Red Army soldiers

There were more than 1.3 million Soviet casualties in the Second World War battle of Rzhev.

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British ministers under pressure to hold press conference on 'local lockdown' in Leicester

Despite the extension of lockdown, Downing Street has said there are no plans for a briefing on Tuesday.

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Democratic Republic of Congo marks 60 years since independence

The anniversary fell as the king of former colonial power Belgium expressed regret for historic wrongdoing.

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Spain’s taxi drivers take to streets in protest amid Covid-19 slump in trade

Unions say that customer demand is 15% of what it was before the pandemic.

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Supreme Court ruling puts abortion in spotlight ahead of presidential election

The panel overturned by a 5-4 majority a Louisiana state law imposing limitations on doctors.

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Researchers hope for less invasive coronavirus test by September

Experts have been talking to officials about how to use testing to understand Covid-19 transmission.

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Belgian king expresses regret over violence during colonial rule

The country used to rule over what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Boris Johnson 'deeply concerned' about Hong Kong national security law

Boris Johnson has vowed to look “very carefully” at a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong which has been passed by China

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PM’s brother calls for change as Singapore election campaign gets under way

Lee Hsien Yang will not stand for office but is campaigning for the opposition to his brother’s party.

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India’s PM warns Covid-19 crisis is at ‘critical juncture’

Narendra Modi claimed the death rate was still under control.

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Vatican prosecutors extend probe to finances of St Peter’s Basilica

A special commissioner has been named to run the site.

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Hospital porters and cleaners among those at ‘higher risk of Covid-19 infection’

Healthcare workers from BAME communities are among those at greater risk of the disease, research suggests.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle cancels 97 plane orders with Boeing

A deal to purchase five 787 Dreamliners and 92 737 Max aircraft has been terminated.

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Egypt’s foreign minister urges UN to intervene in Nile dam dispute

Egypt and Sudan are concerned the Ethiopian project could affect water supplies.

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Australian national news agency sold to consortium of philanthropists

The consortium is led by Nick Harrington and is made up of a number of investors including philanthropist John McKinnon.

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Republicans urge action following briefing on Russian bounties allegation

It is claimed that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing US troops in Afghanistan.

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China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law

The law would allow authorities to crack down on ‘subversive and secessionist activity’.

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South Korean officials question anti-North activists

Two brothers who are refugees from North Korea have been sending propaganda leaflets and other materials across the border.

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China approves national security law for Hong Kong – reports

Beijing officials are yet to confirm whether the law has passed.

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US states reverse openings and require masks amid virus resurgence

Arizona has seen 74,500 cases and 1,588 deaths stemming from Covid-19.

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Venezuela’s Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after sanctions

The EU recently handed down stiff financial measures against 11 Venezuelans.

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