Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian's death
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Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian's death

Israel’s defense minister has apologized for the Israeli police’s deadly shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man who was autistic

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AP PHOTOS: Thailand's reopening is 'same-same but different'
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AP PHOTOS: Thailand's reopening is 'same-same but different'

BANGKOK (AP) — As Thailand’s daily tally of new COVID-19 cases has fallen to single digits most days over the past two weeks, authorities continue to ease restrictions put in place to combat the pandemic.


Previous routines are both familiar and new as Thais return to daily life.


Buddhist monks are in streets at dawn collecting alms, having added face masks to their garb. Businesses such as shopping malls have reopened, checking customers for fevers and dispensing sanitizing gel for their convenient use. Food courts and restaurants serve up their usual spicy delights, but diners must keep their distance from one another.


It’s a case of “same-same but different,” as a saying popular with locals and tourists goes.

With cheap gasoline scarce, Venezuelans can buy at a premium
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With cheap gasoline scarce, Venezuelans can buy at a premium

President Nicolás Maduro says that starting Monday Venezuelans will be able to buy gasoline at international market prices

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Cyprus to launch SMS campaign to stem migrant arrivals

Cyprus’ interior minister says he’s launching a multi-lingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by dispelling the mistaken belief that the European Union member country is a gateway to the continent

Season's 1st tropical storm drenches part of Central America
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Season's 1st tropical storm drenches part of Central America

The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season is drenching parts of Central America and officials in El Salvador say at least seven people have died in flooding

World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London
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World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London

Nations around the world have watched in horror at the civil unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck until he stopped breathing

Police disperse anti-Bolsonaro protesters in Brazil
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Police disperse anti-Bolsonaro protesters in Brazil

Police say they've used tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Brazil’s largest cit as groups protesting and supporting President Jair Bolsonaro neared a clash

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Attacks on market, aid convoy leave 35 dead in Burkina Faso

Witnesses say unidentified gunmen opened fire at a cattle market in eastern Burkina Faso, killing at least 25 people in the deadliest attack during a particularly violent weekend

Young players call for 'Justice for George Floyd' in Germany
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Young players call for 'Justice for George Floyd' in Germany

Four young soccer players in Germany’s Bundesliga addressed the death of George Floyd in the United States with protests against police brutality and calls for justice over the weekend

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India expels 2 Pakistani embassy officials on spying charges

India says it has caught two Pakistan High Commission officials in New Delhi spying and ordered them to leave the country within 24 hours