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Houthis attack Saudi oil facility with missile

SANAA, July 14 (Reuters): Yemeni Houthi forces hit a large oil facility in the southern Saudi Arabian city of Jizan in drone and missile attacks overnight, a Houthi military spokesman said on Monday.The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said earlier it had intercepted and destroyed four missiles and six explosive...

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Poland's Duda narrowly beats rival in vote

WARSAW, July 13 (BBC): Poland's incumbent President Andrzej Duda has narrowly beaten challenger Rafal Trzaskowski in Sunday's presidential vote.The National Electoral Commission said Mr Duda had won 51.2% of the votes.It is Poland's slimmest presidential election victory since the end of communism in 1989.One of the major issues of the...

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Hong Kongers cast 'protest' vote against new security laws

HONG KONG, July 14 (Reuters): Hong Kong's opposition camp said on Sunday that over 600,000 citizens in the Chinese-ruled city cast ballots over the weekend in primaries it cast as a symbolic protest vote against tough national security laws imposed by Beijing.The unofficial poll will decide the strongest pro-democracy candidates...

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Corona immunity may disappear within months

PARIS, July 13 (AFP): Patients who recover from coronavirus infections may lose their immunity to reinfection within months, according to research released on Monday that experts said could have a "significant" influence on how governments manage the pandemic.In the first study of its kind, a team led by researchers from...

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10m children ‘may never return to school’ after pandemic

LONDON, July 13 (Xinhua): Some 9.7 million children worldwide "could be forced out of school forever" by the end of this year, as a result of increasing poverty and budget cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. London-headquartered charity Save the Children made the warning on Monday. In 12 countries, mainly...

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Fresh lockdown in Manila as virus surges

MANILA, July 13 (AFP): About 250,000 people in Manila will go back into lockdown, an official said Monday, as the number of new coronavirus infections in the Philippines surges.Residents in Navotas, one of 16 cities that make up the sprawling capital of 12 million people, will have to stay home...

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China to slap sanctions on US officials

BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua): China has decided to impose sanctions on four United States officials and an institution who have acted viciously on issues related to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as a reciprocal measure against relevant moves made earlier by the U.S., a foreign ministry spokesperson said Monday.According to spokesperson...

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Libyan forces set conditions to lift oil blockade

CAIRO, July 13 (AP): Libyan forces has set conditions for lifting blockade on oil production. Forces loyal to a Libyan commander said they will only allow the reopening of oil fields and terminals once a mechanism has been set up to fairly distribute revenue across the country, which is split...

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Mandela's daughter dies

JOHANNESBURG, July 13 (AP): Zindzi Mandela, daughter of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, died early Monday. She was 59.State television South African Broadcasting Corporation reported that Zindzi died at a Johannesburg hospital early Monday morning.She had been South Africa's ambassador to Denmark since 2015.The Mandelas' daughter...

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