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Millions locked down in Melbourne to fight a soaring coronavirus outbreak

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 20:51
The premier of Victoria plunged Australia's second-largest state into a "state of disaster" on Sunday, announcing even stricter lockdown measures, introducing a nightly curfew and banning virtually all trips outdoors after the region announced 671 new infections in a single day.

Bollywood star discharged from hospital

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 14:19
Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's most famous film stars, says he has tested negative for Covid-19 and been discharged from hospital.

Coronavirus pandemic strikes a blow to Paris tourism

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 11:31
Hotel occupancy rates in Paris are down 86% compared to last year. CNN's Melissa Bell explains the severe impact Covid-19 has had on tourism in the city.

Modi leads tributes after Indian politician Amar Singh dies

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 15:45
Amar Singh, an Indian politician and former leading figure of the Samajwadi Party, has died aged 64, the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday.

Mexico now has third-highest global Covid-19 death toll

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 14:53
Mexico now has the third-highest global Covid-19 death toll behind the US and Brazil. CNN's Matt Rivers reports from Tijuana, Mexico.

Taiwan could become the next flashpoint in the global tech war

Sat, 08/01/2020 - 02:16
The world is becoming increasingly dependent on a Taiwanese company for the most advanced semiconductors, after a stumble by rival Intel. But TSMC is trying to pull off a high-wire act by keeping both China and the United States happy at a time of rapidly escalating geopolitical tensions.

Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in his lungs

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 22:25
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he felt weak and might have "mold in the lung" having spent weeks in isolation after catching Covid-19.

Black women are more likely to have fibroids than any other race group

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 17:15
Stephanie Odili knew something was wrong when her stomach ballooned to three times its usual size.

EU blocks funding for towns that declared themselves 'LGBT-Free Zones'

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:49
The European Union has denied funding to six Polish towns that declared themselves to be "LGBT-Free Zones."

Dirty tricks and the 2020 election: lessons from the KGB

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:43
Feeding incendiary documents to news outlets. Infiltrating activist groups. Sowing division and confusion. It might sound like a recap of Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 US election, but some of these same tactics were laid bare in a CNN television report on Soviet disinformation efforts back in 1983.

The women shining a light on a campaign of abuse and control by Beijing

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:35
Zumrat Dawut said she was forcibly sterilized by the Chinese government for having one too many children.

Helping the Navajo Nation sustain its traditional way of life while dealing with Covid-19

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 01:03
Before Covid-19 hit, elders living on the Navajo Nation were already among the most vulnerable.

Russia jails ex-US Marine for 9 years

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 18:53
A Moscow court sentenced former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison Thursday for endangering "life and health" of Russian police officers in an altercation, state-run news agency TASS reported -- a sentence that drew swift condemnation from the top US diplomat in Russia.

See mammoth bones discovered in Russia

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:50
Among the remains discovered by local residents are parts of the animal's skull, ribs and fragments of a foot.

A new bestselling novel scrutinizes colorism and standards of beauty in America

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 15:16
While the world continues to reckon with systemic racism and anti-Blackness during a summer of protest and awakening after the killing of George Floyd, a new novel explores another layer of discrimination experienced by people within Black communities.

Belarus arrests Russian mercenaries as rift grows between Putin and Lukashenko

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:50
Authorities in Belarus have announced the arrest of more than 30 Russian mercenaries accused of trying "to destabilize" the country ahead of August's presidential election, the state-run news agency Belta reported.