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Hong Kong's Disneyland reopens after five-month coronavirus break

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:26
Hong Kong's loss-making Disneyland theme park reopened on Thursday to a limited number of local visitors and with enhanced health measures after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to close in late January.
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Nepal's parliament approves new map including territory controlled by India

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:19
The upper house of Nepal’s parliament approved a new map of the country on Thursday including land controlled by India, in a row that has strained ties between the South Asian neighbours.
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Iran says it successfully tests new naval cruise missile

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:15
Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf.
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Lockdown dances for women at Madrid intellectual disabilities centre

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:13
Adjusting to life under lockdown has been tough for the 52 residents of Madrid's Alas centre for women with intellectual disabilities, who often struggle to grasp abstract concepts and develop social and practical skills.
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Azeris stuck at Russian border clash with riot police, witnesses say

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:11
(This June 18th story corrects to show that Derbent district is in Russia, not in Azerbaijan)
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Former Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for suspected vote-buying

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 04:03
A former Japanese justice minister and his lawmaker wife were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of vote-buying, prosecutors said, in a harsh blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he struggles with falling voter support.
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Hong Kong security law draft to be put before China's top parliament body

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 03:59
The top decision-making body of China's parliament will review a draft of national security legislation for Hong Kong during a session in Beijing that began on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
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Kazakhstan tightens COVID-19 restrictions, former president tests positive

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 03:58
Kazakhstan said on Thursday it would tighten coronavirus-related restrictions during the coming weekend and an aide said former President Nursultan Nazarbayev had tested positive for COVID-19.
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China tells G7 to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 03:57
China said on Thursday that the Group of Seven nations should stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs, responding to a joint statement issued by G7 foreign ministers calling for a halt to the national security legislation planned for the city.
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Russia's new coronavirus cases rise at lowest in six weeks

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 03:52
Russia on Thursday reported 7,790 new cases of the novel coronavirus, its lowest daily rise in infections in six weeks, bringing the nationwide total to 561,091.
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France's Macron to talk Brexit in London and mark de Gaulle's 'Appel'

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:50
President Emmanuel Macron visits the United Kingdom on Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s appeal to the French resistance and to talk Brexit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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UK says China and Russia trying to exploit coronavirus crisis

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:45
The United Kingdom said on Thursday that China, Russia and Iran were looking to exploit weaknesses shown by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Former Japanese justice minister, lawmaker wife arrested for suspected vote-buying: NHK

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:37
A former Japanese justice minister and his lawmaker wife were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of vote-buying, public broadcaster NHK reported, in a harsh blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as he struggles with falling voter support.
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Top China parliament body to review Hong Kong security legislation

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:36
The top decision-making body of China's parliament will review a draft of national security legislation for Hong Kong during a session in Beijing that began on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
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Lloyd's of London apologises for 'shameful' role in Atlantic slave trade

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:29
The Lloyd's of London insurance market has apologised for its role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and has agreed to fund charities and organisations promoting opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups.
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Kurdish militant attack kills four in southeast Turkey: governor's office

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:28
Four workers were killed when Kurdish militants detonated a roadside bomb that struck the labourers' pick-up truck as it passed by in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, the local governor's office said.
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New Zealand tightens gun laws further in response to mass shooting

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:27
New Zealand tightened its gun laws on Thursday with a registry that it had promised after a gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers last year in the country's worst peace-time mass shooting.
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India holds funerals for soldiers killed in China border clash as tensions stay high

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:22
India prepared to hold funerals on Thursday for some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region, as the two governments sought to de-escalate tensions.
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Australia begins probe into Rio's destruction of Aboriginal site

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 02:07
Australia called for submissions on Thursday to an inquiry into how mining giant Rio Tinto legally blew up two sacred Aboriginal caves that showed human history stretching back at least 46,000 years.
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New coronavirus cases in New Zealand rattle public confidence

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 01:48
New Zealand recorded on Thursday its third new case of the coronavirus this week as quarantine breaches and other failures undermined public confidence days after it declared itself among the first countries in the world to be free of the virus.
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