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Children make their way to school by their parents in Rostock, Germany Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the first federal state to resume regular school operations throughout the state. About 150,000 students are expected to attend their schools. (Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via AP)
First students resume class in Germany after corona shutdownWary parents, teachers and children are looking on as students return to classrooms in a northeastern state of Germany
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Some Mystery Seeds Mailed to Americans IdentifiedSome of the mystery seeds appearing in packages sent to Americans from China have been identified by botanists at a federal agency, but officials still say you shouldn't plant the seeds if you received them. The US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service says it has identified...
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Cruise Line's Restart Ends QuicklyA cruise line's attempt to resume operations amid the pandemic is at least temporarily on hold because of a COVID-19 outbreak . Norway's Hurtigruten suspended operations Monday after at least 40 staff and crew from one of its ships tested positive, with hundreds more potentially exposed and awaiting test results, reports...
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Serbia's army guard of honor wearing face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, stand in front of the parliament building before the inaugural parliament session in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. The Serbian parliament reconvened Monday amid protests by opposition and far-right supporters who claim the parliamentary election that was overwhelmingly won by the ruling populists was rigged. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Serbian parliament convenes after elections, amid protestsSerbia's new parliament has convened amid protests by some opposition parties and far-right groups claiming that the parliamentary election, overwhelmingly won by the ruling populists, was rigged
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A view of the Hurtigruten's vessel MS Roald Amundsen, docked in Tromso, Norway, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Over 30 crew members and an unconfirmed number of passengers have so far tested positive for the coronavirus after two international cruises which resumed operation recently, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. (Terje Pedersen/NTB scanpix via AP)
Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coastA Norwegian cruise ship line has halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew members
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FILE - This This May 2, 2013 file photo shows organ pipes at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France's largest musical instrument started Monday Aug.3, 2020 and is expected to last nearly four years. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaningPipe by pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. filer, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI attends a Mass prior to the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica, formally starting the Jubilee of Mercy, at the Vatican. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after his return from a trip to his native Bavaria to visit his brother, who died a month ago, a German newspaper reported Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
Report: Retired Pope Benedict XVI ill after visit to GermanyA German newspaper is reporting that Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after his return from a trip to his native Bavaria to visit his brother, who died a month ago
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2002 file picture, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former leader of the Social Democratic Labour Party John Hume is shown at the Guild Hall, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The family of politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in Northern Ireland, says he has died. He was 83. The Catholic leader of the moderate Social Democratic and Labour Party , Hume was regarded by many as the principal architect behind the peace agreement. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
John Hume, who worked to end N. Ireland violence, dies at 83Politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in his native Northern Ireland, has died
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Egypt Sets Elon Musk Straight About Pyramids, AliensAfter Elon Musk tweeted last week that "Aliens built the pyramids obv," Egypt has officially set him straight. "I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you & Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs...
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Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in OctoberClinical trials are not yet complete, but Russia plans to roll out a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in October. Teachers and health care workers will be the first to get the coronavirus vaccine currently being developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, which is reportedly set to begin Phase III trials—the...
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Rajapaksa brothers to get strong support in Sri Lanka pollsSri Lanka’s powerful, popular Rajapaksa brothers are likely to get strong support in parliamentary elections Wednesday that could add to their family political dynasty and their ability to amend the constitution
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People gather to watch the strong waves on the beach as palm trees sway in the wind, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Vero Beach, Fla. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon, but was still expected to bring heavy rain and flooding as it barrels toward Florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward CarolinasIsaias is near hurricane strength early Monday as it approaches the Carolinas, just a day after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's east coast
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