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Stanley Johnson, father of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, waves to the local reporters outside his Villa Irene in Horto village, Mount Pelion (also known as Pilio), central Greece, Friday, July 3, 2020. Johnson arrived in Athens on Wednesday evening after flying via Bulgaria due to a current ban on direct flights from the Britain, before visiting his villa on Mount Pelion. (Dimitris Kareklidis/magnesianews.gr via AP)
Boris Johnson's father defends trip to Greece via BulgariaBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father has defended his decision to fly to Greece via Bulgaria in order to “COVID-proof” his property there before he rents it out
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Archaeologist Makes Chilling Find in Walls of French ChapelThe administrator of a historic chapel in France noticed the walls were looking odd in places, and he called in an archaeologist to take a professional look. The reason for the anomalies is a dark one, dating back to the French Revolution: It appears that up to 500 victims of...
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A young man arrives at the annual Gay Pride march in Paris, France, Saturday, July 4, 2020. The sign reads in French "Lesbians, Bi, trans, queer, intersex... Tired of being second-class citizens." (AP Photo/Benjamin Girette)
At Pride march in Paris, activists demand racial justice tooGrassroots LGBTQ groups have marched through Paris led by activists of color as part of Global Pride observances while protesting police violence
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader sign a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. Washington's annual terrorism report says Pakistan is doing too little to counter terrorist groups particularly those taking aim at enemy India as well as the dreaded Haqqani network operating in Afghanistan. Islamabad bristled at the criticism saying it has been relentless in its assistance to Washington as it be negotiated for more than a year with the Taliban for a peace deal signed on Feb. 29(AP Photo/Hussein Sayed,file)
US envoy forges ahead with troubled Taliban peace dealWashington’s envoy to Afghanistan emphasized the economic benefits of the peace deal with the Taliban, forging ahead with an agreement that has run into new political obstacles in the U.S. and the region
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People queue outside Northfields Barber as it opens for the first time after the COVID-19 lockdown in London, Saturday, July 4, 2020. England is embarking on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants have the right to reopen for the first time in more than three months. In addition to the reopening of much of the hospitality sector, couples can tie the knot once again, while many of those who have had enough of their lockdown hair can finally get a trim. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
English pubs reopen but little normal elsewhere in the worldPub and movie theaters across England are reopening as part of Britain's biggest step toward post-outbreak normal while South Africa is signaling anything but with another record daily high in reported coronavirus cases
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Bulgarian migrants harvest flat nectarines, most of them destined for the German market, in Fraga, Spain, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Authorities in northeast Spain have ordered the lockdown of a county around the city of Lleida due to worrying outbreaks of the COVID-19 virus. Catalan regional authorities announced Saturday, July 4, 2020 that as of noon local time movement will be restricted to and from the county of El Segriá around Lleida which is home to over 200,000 people. Residents will have until 4 p.m. to enter the area. The new outbreaks are linked to agricultural workers in the rural area.  (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Virus spike in Spain reveals plight of seasonal farm workersThe pandemic may have slowed down in much of continental Europe, but infection clusters among seasonal agricultural workers are preoccupying health authorities in Spain
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Visitors wearing PPE stand apart as they view Irises, 1914-17, by Claude Monet, a the National Portrait Gallery, London, as it prepares to reopen following the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions across England, on Saturday, July 4, 2020. England is embarking on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants have the right to reopen for the first time in more than three months. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
Pints poured, unkempt hairdos cut, as England eases lockdownEngland has embarked on its biggest lockdown-easing yet as pubs and restaurants got the green light to reopen for the first time in more than three months
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Some of Rwanda's estimated 12,000 sex workers say they cannot find work and go hungry. Without food they cannot take their HIV drugs, threatening their health.;
Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19As the coronavirus spreads in Africa, it threatens those who earn their living on the streets, including sex workers with HIV
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Laure Ghosn, whose husband Charbel Zogheib has been missing for the past 37 years, cries as she speaks during an interview at her home in Sarba, north of Beirut, Lebanon on June 26, 2020. Ghosn said her husband is held in Syria and hopes that a new wave of sanctions imposed by the U.S. against the Syrian government will force Damascus to reveal the fate of hundreds of Lebanese citizens held in Syria, including that of her husband. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Families of Syria detainees hope for news amid US sanctionsSyrian families are hoping that newly imposed U.S. sanctions will force Damascus to reveal news about their loved ones who disappeared into government prisons during the country's civil war
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Somali soldiers attend the scene where a suicide car bomber detonated near the gates of the motor vehicle imports duty authority headquarters near the port in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, July 4, 2020. Explosions rocked two of Somalia's largest cities on Saturday as officials said a suicide car bomber detonated near the port in Mogadishu and a land mine was detonated by remote control as people were dining in a restaurant on the outskirts of Baidoa. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Explosions rock 2 Somalia cities as 4 killed in BaidoaExplosions have rocked two of Somalia’s largest cities
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. North Korea on Saturday, July 4, 2020, reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as "hostile" polices toward Pyongyang. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
North Korea says it has no plans for talks with US North Korea is reiterating it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang
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Competitive eaters Joey Chestnut, left, and Miki Sudo, right, pose for a photograph after winning their respective divisions with new world records after the Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest, Saturday, July 4, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The Latest: WHO reports highest 1-day virus case increaseThe World Health Organization says member states reported more than 212,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the global body Saturday, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic
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