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Coronavirus: Melbourne under curfew as Australia's Victoria state imposes new lockdown

Sweeping new coronavirus restrictions were imposed across Melbourne and other parts of Victoria from Sunday night, after a disaster was declared in the virus-hit Australian state.

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Fears grow for Brazilian Amazon after thousands of fires in July

The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon rose 28% last month compared to July 2019, according to satellite data released Saturday, fuelling fears that the world’s largest rainforest could be devastated by fires again this year.

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Teenagers charged over Twitter hack that targeted celebrities, politicians and moguls

A teenager from Florida has been identified as the mastermind behind a Twitter hack earlier this month which targeted the accounts of politicians, celebrities and businesspeople.

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Interactive: See how COVID-19 has dramatically changed Hajj pilgrimage

This is how the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam.

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Four arrested under new Hong Kong security law for online posts

Four young people have been arrested in Hong Kong under a new controversial security law imposed by China.

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Coronavirus crisis: A million people lose their jobs in Spain in just three months

Spain’s coronavirus lockdown has seen at least a million people lose their jobs in just three months, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE).

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Afghanistan: ISIS attack on Jalalabad prison leaves multiple casualties

A complex attack by the Islamic State group against a prison in eastern Nangarhar province continued Monday and has killed at least 11 people, a local official said.

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Forest fires surge in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, prompting fears for 'planet's lungs'

The number of forest fires in the Brazilian Amazon last month rose 28 percent from July 2019, satellite data showed Saturday, as environment groups warned a spike this week could devastate the rainforest, known as the ‘lungs of the planet’ again this year.

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British woman Samantha Jones in Malaysia court for murder trial over husband's death

A British woman accused of stabbing her husband to death at their Malaysian resort home entered court Monday for the start of a murder trial that could end with her sentenced to be hanged.

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Former Malaysian PM found guilty in corruption trial

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was found guilty Tuesday in a corruption trial over the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB investment fund.

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