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One million lives lost: How have key nations fared during the coronavirus pandemic?

<p>Small differences in preventative measures have dramatically altered the course different countries have taken</p>

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How the world reacted to the pandemic

<p>As the global Covid-19 death toll reaches the grim milestone of 1 million, Sean O’Grady considers the successes and countless failings of the international efforts to…

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Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million

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Breonna Taylor: Officer who may have fired fatal shot looking to retire after receiving ‘countless threats’

A Kentucky police officer who may have fired the shot that killed Breonna Taylor is seeking to retire after receiving “countless threats”, his family has said.

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Investigators finish probe into Rayshard Brooks’ shooting

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has completed its probe into the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, more than three months after the Black man was fatally…

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Husband shot wife’s lover in head and forced her to decapitate him, police say

<p>Body of victim found hidden &nbsp;in northern New Hampshire woods&nbsp;</p>

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Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign tried to deter 3.5 million Black Americans from voting, report says

<p>African American voters labeled ‘Deterrence’ and targeted with anti-Clinton Facebook ads</p>

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Surprise tornado hits South Carolina beach

<p>‘Everybody including me just ran straight off the beach,’ witness says</p>

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Alabama town removes statue of Confederate soldier in the middle of the night

<p>The town will pay a $25,000 fine for removing the 115-year-old monument&nbsp;</p>

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Romanian village re-elects dead mayor in landslide victory

<p>’I don’t think we will see a mayor like him again’, villager says</p>

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Iowa judge upholds absentee voter ID law that could lower turnout

<p>The law at issue bars local authorities from automatically filling in missing info on absentee ballot applications</p>

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Police officer who choked black man during stop will never serve again

<p>Officer captured on camera saying he had choked Desmond Marrow</p>

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White nationalist from Charlottesville rally nicknamed ‘Crying Nazi’ is charged with threatening to rape a woman

<p>Christopher Cantwell sent a series of threatening text messages in bid to uncover information about leader of a far-right group</p>

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Trump’s former national security adviser says America’s enemies will try to exploit tax revelations

<p>’It’ll be an issue that our adversaries will try to exploit,’ says HR McMaster</p>

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From a crying Brett Kavanaugh to a spot-on Sarah Palin: SNL’s 10 best political sketches

<p>New season of iconic sketch show starts in October amid election and worldwide pandemic. Here are some of its most iconic political moments of the past.</p>

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Coronavirus, More than 200 US nurses dead from Covid-19

<p>US health workers of colour disproportionately hit by coronavirus deaths</p>

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Famed winery destroyed in California wildfires

<p>&nbsp;Blaze burned 17 square miles of wine country as of Monday morning&nbsp;</p>

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California earthquakes: Two quakes rock area along ‘Ring of Fire’

<p>Tremors felt as far as San Fransisco</p>

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Professor ripped for suggesting Amy Coney Barrett is a ‘White coloniser’ who uses two Black children as ‘props’

<p>Academic facing calls for firing after Twitter posts about Supreme Court nominee</p>

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‘Who would give me a refund?’: Trump bragged about tax avoidance, Cohen says

<p>According to a recent New York Times report, Trump only paid $750 in income tax in 2016 and 2017</p>

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Dr. Fauci warns the US is ‘not in a good place’ on Covid-19 as cases rise in parts of the country

<p>’Now’s the time actually to double down a bit,’ nation’s leading infectious disease expert warns in new interview</p>

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Shots fired outside Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse during nearby robbery

<p>Unknown if pop star was at home during incident in Manhattan neighbourhood</p>

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Breonna Taylor: Video appears to shows former officer visiting scene in violation of police policy

<p>Ballistics report does not support Kentucky attorney general claim that Kenneth Walker shot officer</p>

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Brad Parscale: Police video shows Trump’s ex-campaign manager wrestled to ground during arrest

<p>Police remove 10 guns from former Trump staffer’s home</p>

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Head-to-toe tattooed teacher loses kindergarten job after ‘giving child nightmares’

<p>Primary school educator hopes tattoos will help students to be more open minded</p>

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‘That makes him a mark’: Trump biographer warns debt leaves president open to blackmail

<p>Author of <i>TrumpNation</i> says liability likely more than double the $421m estimated by <i>The New York Times</i></p>

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Angela Merkel confirms ‘personal visit’ to Navalny in hospital after novichok poisoning

<p>German chancellor’s deputy describes suspected assassination attempt as a ‘brutal, murderous attack’</p>

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Armenia- Azerbaijan: A local conflict with a frightening global reach

<p>Turkey looks set to take a much more assertive role</p>

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Rare albino camel spotted at China nature reserve

<p>White-skinned camel same species as critically endangered Bactrian camels, says nature reserve</p>

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World leaders urged to ban all trade in wild animals and birds for eating to prevent pandemics

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Megyn Kelly defends blackface comments and says critics ‘wanted a scalp’

<p>'[The media] presented it as though I was defending minstrel show blackface and wanted it to return to airwaves immediately,’ she says</p>

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Viral video of police officer tasing unmasked mother at child’s football game causes uproar

<p>The police and schools were flooded with threats</p>

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US military suicides up 20% during pandemic

<p>Army reported to be worst effected with one unit experiencing 10 suicides this year alone</p>

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World leaders urged to ban all trade in wild animals and birds for eating to prevent pandemics

World leaders should halt all commercial trade – legal and illegal – of wild birds and mammals for human consumption to prevent future pandemics, a wildlife…

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Family of man killed by police in Maryland to receive $20m settlement

The family of a black man fatally shot six times by police while his hands were cuffed behind his back in a patrol car will receive…

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Turkey crackdown on Kurdish opposition party

<p>Arrests seen as part of government attempt to suppress opposition</p>

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EU concerned over resignation of Lebanon’s PM-designate

The European Union is expressing “disappointment and concern” about the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister-designate over the weekend and urged the country’s leaders to do their…

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Trump’s taxes show chronic losses and years of income tax avoidance

<p>Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of the previous 15 years</p>

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Trump campaign blames Democrats for ex-campaign manager Parscale’s hospitalisation

<p>Florida police say former manager was taken to hospital on Sunday&nbsp;</p>

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Lost on the frontline: The high price paid by healthcare workers worldwide as coronavirus death toll looks set to pass one million

<p>Son of doctor who died from Covid-19 speaks to Borzou Daragahi about the heartbreak felt by family members unable to say goodbye</p>

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Man set up fake Black Lives Matter company and spent donations on ‘nights out’, prosecutors say

<p>The accused was charged with one count of fraud and two counts of money laundering</p>

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Kentucky lawmaker: ‘Rioting’ needs a new legal definition

A state lawmaker says she will propose changing Kentucky’s legal definition of rioting after Democratic state Rep. Attica Scott was charged with a felony rioting count…

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Officer who shot Jacob Blake thought he was trying to kidnap own child, says lawyer

<p>The lawyer for the Kenosha police officer who shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back says his client told investigators he thought Blake was trying…

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Native New Zealand pigeon returns home after 24-year absence

<p>Hatchery manager says Pidge could be the oldest living member of his species</p>

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Gorilla seriously injures keeper at Madrid Zoo

<p>Police now investigating how animal got into usually-secured area</p>

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Russia’s Navalny visited by German chancellor in hospital

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has confirmed reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for what…

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New US citizen refugees excited for first presidential vote

Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing wars and persecution who were welcomed into the U.S. are now American citizens voting the first time in what could…

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Australian woman finds 20 venomous mouse spiders at bottom of swimming pool

<p>Species can stay alive underwater for up to 24 hours, experts warn</p>

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Top Afghan negotiator in Taliban talks arrives in Pakistan

Afghanistan’s top official in negotiations with the Taliban has arrived in Pakistan’s capital on a three-day trip

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AP News Digest 3 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at…

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Pakistan’s top court hears appeal from Daniel Pearl suspect

Pakistan’s Supreme Court is to hear an appeal by the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl that challenges the acquittal of a British-born Pakistani in…

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Daniel Ellsberg: The nuclear war planner who knew too much

<p>Nuclear war would be an unimaginable calamity for life on Earth. But according to a new book by whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, this is a catastrophe just…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer for women in the legal profession and beyond

<p>Those who follow her benefit from a powerful reimagination of what it means to be a lawyer and a judge, writes Kcasey McLoughlin</p>

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collars weren’t just an accessory – they were also her weapon

<p>RBG had a collar for every judgment. And on the day after the 2016 US election, no one believed it was a coincidence that she chose…

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NFL legend Joe Montana confronts intruder ‘who grabbed grandchild’

<p>The alleged culprit now faces kidnapping and burglary charges.</p>

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Russian dissident Navalny recovering faster than expected

One of Alexei Navalny’s aides says the Russian opposition leader is recovering from a suspected assassination attempt last month faster than expected

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Romanians queue to vote in socially distanced local elections as Covid-19 infections skyrocket

<p>Concerns that historically low turnout might sink further due to coronavirus fears</p>

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Mali transitional government appoints new prime minister

Mali’s transitional president has appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane, as the West African nation’s prime minister days after being sworn into office

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Breonna Taylor protests: NYPD criticised for charging at BLM demonstrators among diners in Manhattan

<p>Police were filmed charging into small, calm crowd after clearing protesters from park</p>

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Three Florida police officers fall ill after ‘potential poisoning’ on night out

<p>Investigators await test results to show whether group was drugged</p>