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The Planpincieux glacier, located in the Alps on the Grande Jorasses peak of the Mont Blanc massif, is seen from Val Ferret, a popular hiking area on the south side of the Mont Blanc, near Courmayeur, northern Italy, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Some 70 people were evacuated Thursday in the valley below the glacier and roads closed after the threat of collapse the the fast-moving melting glacier is posing to the picturesque valley near the Alpine town of Courmayeur. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
Alpine glacier in Italy threatens valley, forces evacuationsExperts are closely monitoring a glacier they fear could break apart and crash into an Italian Alpine valley
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Lawmaker Wears Colorful Dress to Work, Scoffs at FlakThe "pink dress effect" has consumed South Korean politics after the country's youngest member of the National Assembly wore a colorful wrap dress this week to a parliamentary session, and she's got both supporters and detractors. The South China Morning Post —which deems the short dress worn by 28-year-old Ryu...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong reports 95 new cases and three additional fatalities reported. The city of 7.5 million people has restricted indoor dining and require faces masks to be worn in all public places. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
US sanctions leader of Hong Kong, Chinese authoritiesThe U.S. is imposing sanctions on pro-China officials in Hong Kong, including the leader of the government, for their alleged roles in squashing freedom in the former British colony
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60K Sign Petition for France to Rule LebanonFrench President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut Thursday—and after Tuesday's devastating explosion , more than a few Lebanese were ready for him to take over as their president. A petition circulating on Avaaz calling for the former colonial power to take charge of Lebanon for the next 10 years now has...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko talks with an employee during his visit to sewing factory Slavyanka, specializes in producing clothing for adults and children, but recently the production of personal protective equipment has been established to help protect against the coronavirus, in the town of Bobruisk, 150 km (94 miles) southeast of Minsk, Belarus. Last month, Lukashenko abruptly announced that he got the virus himself but had no symptoms and recovered quickly thanks to doing sports. His bravado has angered many in Belarus, and combined with a painful economic fallout from the global pandemic it helped swell the opposition ranks ahead of the vote. (Maxim Guchek/ Pool Photo via AP, File)
Europeans urge fair election in Belarus, criticize run-upTop European officials are urging Belarusian authorities to ensure a free and fair presidential election this weekend and denounced “unacceptable” restrictions ahead of the vote
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With Glacier Collapse Looming, an 'Urgent' EvacuationAs scientists nervously keep tabs on a giant section of ice in danger of falling off a Mont Blanc glacier, homes have been evacuated in the resort town of Courmayeur in Italy's Aosta Valley, while visitors have been told to go elsewhere. "We will find [alternative] solutions for residents," Courmayeur...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Saturday, April 25, 2020, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, right, plants young trees during a subbotnik, a Soviet-style Clean-up Day, in the village of Liaskovichi, about 270 km (169 miles) south of Minsk, Belarus. Lukashenko refused to impose any restrictions, making Belarus the only country in Europe to continue playing professional soccer games with fans in the stands while the outbreak was in full swing. Religious service and other mass gatherings went on unimpeded, and the nation had a massive military parade in May to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in World War II. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP, File)
President's virus swagger fuels anger ahead of Belarus voteBelarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is facing massive opposition protests as he runs for a sixth term in Sunday's election
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, a woman holds up the British Union and the European Union flags together during an event in Brussels, Belgium. The number of Britons moving to live in European Union countries has soared since the Brexit vote in 2016, a U.K.-German study has revealed Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)
UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N IrelandThe British government has pledged up 355 million pounds ($465 million) to help businesses in Northern Ireland deal with red tape caused by Brexit
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Ex-Intelligence Officer: Prince Sent 'Tiger Squad' to Kill MeA former Saudi intelligence official says Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman wants him dead—and he might have ended up like Jamal Khashoggi if not for alert customs agents in Canada. In a federal lawsuit filed in Washington, DC, Thursday, Saad Aljabri, who lives in exile in Toronto, accuses the...
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This December 31, 2018 photo provided by Soha Saade,, shows Soha and her husband Jihad during a New Year's celebration, in Jounieh, north of Beirut, Lebanon. Jihad died in his wife's hands while staying with their sick six-year-old daughter at a hospital in a massive explosion that devastated Beirut Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Soha Saade via AP)
'The world exploded': Beirut blast takes a husband, fatherIn the moments after Tuesday's explosion in Beirut, Soha Saade had to make a wrenching decision _ focus on her ailing young daughter or leave the girl with others and try to save her husband's life
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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend the military parade during the Navy Day celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, July 26, 2020.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)
Russia warns it will see any incoming missile as nuclearRussia's military is warning that Moscow will perceive any ballistic missile launched at its territory as a nuclear attack that warrants a nuclear retaliation
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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus, walk in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Turkey's interior ministry announced new measures Wednesday to curb the spread of COVID-19 as daily confirmed cases peaked above 1,000. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
Turkish lira hits another historic low amid pandemicTurkey’s currency has tumbled further, hitting another record low The Turkish lira dropped to 7.3677 against the dollar Friday against the dollar before making a recovery
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