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Chinese, Hong Kong officials fire back after U.S. announces sanctions

The sanctions, announced Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department, block all property or other assets that the individuals have within U.S. jurisdiction.

Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 19.

The overall death toll is 721,925 people, while 11,769,949 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

Number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 19.

The overall death toll is 721,411 people, while 11,741,443 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

U.K. recalls 741,000 coronavirus test kits over safety concerns

The government had on July 15 instructed the programme, run by the National Health Service (NHS), to stop using the kits, citing concerns that they may not meet required safety standards.

Pakistan To Allow All International Flights From August 9.

Pakistan has announced that it will fully resume international flights from August 9, more than four months after it suspended the operations because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Zelensky instructs PM Shmyhal to mobilize government to prevent second COVID-19 wave.

Also, the Cabinet of Ministers must revise the operation of the entry and exit checkpoints on the administrative border with occupied Crimea.

Floods, landslides in South Korea leave 26 dead as heavy rains continue.

At least 26 people have died after 46 days of heavy rains in South Korea, with the country's longest monsoon in seven years causing more flooding, landslides and evacuations on Saturday.

Dutch Ambassador's Wife, Injured In Beirut Explosion, Dies: Netherlands.

The wife of Dutch ambassador to Lebanon Jan Waltmans has died of wounds sustained in the Beirut bomb explosion, the Netherlands' foreign ministry said Saturday.

Up to 750,000 UK Covid-19 test kits recalled over safety concerns.

Randox was awarded a £133m contract in March to produce testing kits

Portland sees flashes of violence as protests continue.

Since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis protests have occurred nightly for 70 days.

Survivors of Air India Express crash say plane swayed violently.

The 2-year-old Boeing 737-800 flew from Dubai to Kozhikode, also called Calicut, in Kerala. There were 174 adult passengers, 10 infants, two pilots and four cabin crew on board.

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Occupiers fire three provocative shots in Donbas

From the beginning of the day, the Joint Forces have recorded three provocative shots fired by the Russian armed formations.

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Coronavirus: 2 employees of Tokyo Olympic organizers positive for COVID-19.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been put back to July 23, 2021 due to the pandemic. The original closing ceremony was to have been Sunday, Aug. 9.

8 soldiers dead, 14 wounded after car bomb explodes outside Somali army base.

A car bomb exploded at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others, with the toll expected to rise, police said.

Emine Dzheppar: Russia trying to turn Sea of Azov into ‘its own lake’.

Russia has militarized Crimea, increased its military presence, keeping six submarines in the Black Sea, and wants to turn the Sea of Azov into “its own lake.”

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Kyiv mayor reports 200 new COVID-19 cases, three fatalities in past day.

As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city is 9,378.

Officials from Middle East, Europe arrive in Lebanon as country braces for protest.

Senior officials from the Middle East and Europe started arriving in Lebanon Saturday in a show of solidarity with the tiny country that suffered a deadly explosion this week which caused large-scale damage to the capital Beirut.

Three fire provocations by Russia-occupation fighters recoded since start of this day in Donbas.

From the beginning of Saturday as of noon in Donbas, three fire provocations by Russia-occupation fighters have been recorded, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

Ukraine closes entry-exit checkpoints on border with temporarily occupied Crimea until August 30.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a decision to temporarily suspend the operation of checkpoints to enter and leave the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol from 08:00 on Aug...

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Ukrainian govt bans entry, exit to/from Crimea until late Aug.

The Ukrainian government has decided to temporarily close the checkpoints of entry into the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and exit from it, Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh ...

About a million cases of cyberattacks and cyberthreats recorded in Ukraine this year.

Since the beginning of 2020, about a million cases related to cyberthreats have been recorded in Ukraine, including website attack attempts, DDoS attacks, and spread of malicious software.

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Deported Current Time journalists arrive in Ukraine from Belarus – media.

One member of the team has said they have been banned from entering Belarus for 10 years.

Anti-Government Protesters In Bulgaria Restore Blockades Removed By Police.

Anti-government protesters in Bulgaria have restored their traffic blockades in downtown Sofia, less than a day after they were removed by police.

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Mauritius Declares Emergency As Oil Spill Crisis Worsens.

The prime minister of Mauritius has declared a state of environmental emergency and appealed to France for urgent assistance as oil from a grounded cargo ship spilled unabated into the island nation's...

PM Shmyhal: Ukraine ready to provide people in Crimea with water in case of humanitarian catastrophe.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal admits the possibility of supplying water from the mainland of Ukraine to the annexed Crimea in case of a humanitarian catastrophe on the peninsula.

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