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Pennsylvania coronavirus outbreak: Pennsylvania reports 2nd highest COVID-19 total pandemic

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania is reporting 1,857 new cases of COVID-19, the second highest daily total since the start of the pandemic, days after officials said the Commonwealth was witnessing a “resumption of the fall” of the coronavirus. The numbers announced Saturday by the state health department are only surpassed by 1,989 cases reported on April 9 and bring the …

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Azerbaijan and Armenia agree to a lull in fighting

The new deal – which will begin at midnight local time (4 p.m. ET on Saturday) – was announced after both sides accused each other of attacks earlier in the day that violated the one-week brokered peace deal from Moscow. The dispute dates back to the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Nagorno Karabakh declared independence from Azerbaijan, sparking a …

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Gruesome details emerge in the beheading of a French teacher who showed students cartoons of Muhammad

As more details emerge, the incident reignited some of the most explosive debates in the French national lexicon: the value of freedom of expression in a country that, unlike the United States, respects hate speech the place of Islam in a nominally secular but postcolonial society in which Muslims are among the major minority groups. French authorities identified the victim …

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Thailand’s protest movement gains momentum amid government crackdowns

On Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand, tens of thousands took part in ongoing pro-democracy protests following a government crackdown on Friday, which saw riot police launch water cannons containing a chemical irritant on the crowd demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Protests against the prime minister began in March of this year, following the dissolution of a pro-democracy popular …

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Several countries in Europe impose new blockades during COVID-19 resurgence – CBS News

Several countries in Europe impose new lockdowns during the CBS News COVID-19 resurgence S.F. is doing much better than Europe right now in the SF Gate COVID-19 pandemic European nations break Covid-19 records as WHO warns daily deaths could exceed CNN’s April peak Covid-19 tears apart European countries spared in the spring, putting a strain on hospitals The Wall Street …

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Jacinda Ardern wins second term as New Zealand Labor Party takes control: NPR

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, congratulates her partner Clarke Gayford after her victory speech to Labor Party members at an event in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. Mark Baker / AP hide caption alternate caption Mark Baker / AP New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, congratulates her partner Clarke Gayford after her victory speech to Labor Party …

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Oklahoma COVID hospitalizations are close to record

OKLAHOMA CITY – The number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus remained near a record high in Oklahoma on Saturday as the number of reported cases increased by 1,195 and deaths increased by 14. About 792 people were hospitalized, the state Department of Health said Saturday, one less than the one-day record of 793 reported on Friday. There are 106,503 …

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