More than 200 U.S. universities back lawsuit over foreign student restrictions

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More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration's new restrictions on international students, arguing that the policy jeopardizes students' safety and forces schools to reconsider fall plans they have spent months preparing....

White House undercuts Fauci as Trump downplays severity of COVID-19 pandemic

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With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as U.S. President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving...

New Zealand’s Opposition leader steps down 2 months before election

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Long-serving lawmaker Judith Collins will lead New Zealand's opposition National Party into a general election against a popular government in just over two months, taking over from Todd Muller, who quit the leadership Tuesday citing health reasons....

Australia tightens restrictions as COVID-19 cases top 10,000

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Australian states on Tuesday tightened restrictions on movement as authorities struggle to contain a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 in the country's southeast that has pushed the national tally of cases beyond 10,000.

At least 14 killed in renewed border clashes between Armenia, Azerbaijan

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Fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces escalated Tuesday, with Azerbaijan reporting seven more troops killed, including a general, and Armenia saying it has lost two servicemen.

U.S. government carries out 1st execution for federal crimes in 17 years

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the first federal executions in 17 years could proceed, overturning an injunction blocking them in order to allow legal challenges to the government's lethal-injection protocol to continue.

Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail on charges of transporting minors for illegal sex acts

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A U.S. judge on Tuesday denied bail for Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate charged with luring young girls so the late financier could sexually abuse them, after she pleaded not guilty at a hearing in which...

This bird can fly 160 kilometres without flapping its wings

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A new study sheds light on just how efficiently the world's largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings.

Britain to purge Huawei from 5G network by 2027, risking China’s anger while pleasing...

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain's 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker is no longer welcome in...

White House virus task force member says ‘none of us lie’ after Trump retweets...

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A top member of the White House coronavirus task force said Tuesday that health officials don't lie to the public, an accusation U.S. President Donald Trump had retweeted. Here's the latest news on the pandemic from around...