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August 13, 2020 - 5:08 pm
By PATRICK REVELL, ABC News (ZHODINO, Belarus) -- Workers at some of Belarus’ largest manufacturing plants declared strikes on Thursday in protest of violence from the security services, a sign that the demonstrations that have gripped the country since last Sunday’s contested election are...
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August 13, 2020 - 10:25 am
By BEN GITTLESON, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Trump said a "historic peace agreement" has been made between Israel and United Arab Emirates on Twitter Thursday morning. HUGE breakthrough today! Historic Peace Agreement between our two GREAT friends, Israel and the United Arab Emirates! —...
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August 12, 2020 - 10:20 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are settling into a new home in California. The Sussexes and their 15-month-old son Archie have moved to Santa Barbara, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their...
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August 12, 2020 - 6:14 am
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News (LONDON) -- A train derailed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on Wednesday morning, British Transport Police said. Early media reports indicate that smoke is rising from the train and the emergency response is ongoing. "We're currently responding to an incident on the line in...
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August 12, 2020 - 5:35 am
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- There were clashes for a third consecutive night in Belarus, as security forces again used violence in an attempt to disperse protesters demanding an end to the rule of the country’s long-time dictator Alexander Lukashenko following a disputed election...
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August 11, 2020 - 4:43 pm
BY: LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN (MOSCOW) -- In the global race for a coronavirus vaccine, Russia declared it just claimed the gold medal. But some Western scientists worry it's far too early to know if they’re seeing only fool’s gold. President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday that Russia had registered the...
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August 11, 2020 - 12:21 pm
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- President Vladimir Putin said Russia has become the first nation to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, effectively triumphing in what some around the globe have compared to the Space Race. But while Putin said the vaccine, named Sputnik V after the world's first...
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August 11, 2020 - 6:08 am
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- There were intense clashes in Belarus' capital Minsk on Monday night as security forces sought to violently disperse thousands of protesters who gathered for the second day in a row to demand that the country's authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko,...
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August 10, 2020 - 6:33 pm
BY: CATHERINE THORBECKE (DELHI) -- In a move garnering international headlines, a major Indian food delivery startup announced over the weekend that it is offering "period leave" for workers when they are menstruating. Zomato, a Delhi-based food delivery service with more than 5,000 employees,...
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Fireworks thrown by anti-government protesters explode over Riot Police during clashes near the parliament building following last Tuesday's massive explosion in the seaport which devastated Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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August 10, 2020 - 2:46 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job Monday in the wake of the catastrophic explosion in Beirut that has triggered public outrage, saying he has come to the conclusion that corruption in the country is “bigger than the state.” The move risks opening the way to dragged-...
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