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Tunisia Targets Terrorist Hideouts After Suicide Bombing Near US Embassy

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Two assailants on a motorcycle Friday attacked a Tunisian security forces checkpoint outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, blowing themselves up, killing one police officer and wounding four others plus a civilian. Police launched raids on the homes of the suspected bombers shortly after the attack.
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DOD's Chief Management Officer Leads Servicewide Reviews

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
The Defense Department's chief management officer is leading each of the military, departmentwide reviews with the aim of ranking programs needed for the fight against near-peer competitors, said a DOD official.
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Navy to Commission Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
The Navy will commission its newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4), during a 10 a.m. EST ceremony Saturday, March 7, in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Myanmar Court Jails 15 Rohingya For Two Years For Trying to Flee Country

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
A court in central Myanmar's Magway region on Friday sentenced 15 Rohingya Muslims to a maximum of two years in prison each for attempting to leave the country illegally, an immigration official said.
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COVID-19: Army stands ready

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
The Army is taking the necessary steps to combat the spread of COVID-19, all while simultaneously implementing measures to treat personnel impacted by the disease, the Army's top medical officer said Thursday.
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WHO chief says COVID-19 not pandemic despite very concerning signs

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
COVID-19 is not a pandemic for now although there are very concerning signs, the chief of World Health Organization (WHO) said here on Thursday, expressing his deep concern about the spread of the coronavirus into an increasing number of countries with weaker health systems over the past few days.
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China study suggests 14-day COVID-19 quarantine too short for women

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
A Chinese study on the globally-spread epidemic caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) that first appeared in late 2019 in China's Wuhan, suggests there should be different control approaches between men and women, including a longer quarantine isolation period for women.
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China faces rising risk of imported COVID-19 cases: official

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Chinese health authorities said Friday that China must not relax its vigilance or lower the level of work in epidemic prevention and control as the number of imported cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) increases.
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Coronavirus Death Toll In Iran Hits 124, Including Former Deputy Minister

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Iran says the death toll from the new coronavirus has risen to 124 in the Islamic republic, including a former deputy foreign minister who reportedly died after being infected with the virus.
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S.Korea's COVID-19 cases rise to 6,088, death toll at 41

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
South Korea confirmed 322 more cases of the COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon, raising the total number of infections to 6,088.
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EU Ministers Meet to Tackle Coronavirus Outbreak

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
European Union health ministers held an extraordinary meeting to discuss the latest developments regarding the coronavirus outbreak. The continental bloc is trying to improve its collective response to the coronavirus outbreak, aside from some members' decision to ban the export of protective equipment such as masks.
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Cameroon Calls for Increased Hygiene Measures After First Coronavirus Case

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Cameroon confirmed the central African state's first case of COVID-19 on its territory Friday. Officials say it was discovered in a French citizen who arrived in Cameroon on Feb. 24.
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WHO Urges Vigilance as Ebola Epidemic Appears to Near End in DRC

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
The World Health Organization urges continued vigilance to prevent flareups of the deadly Ebola virus as the epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo moves closer to being officially declared over.
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Gunmen attack Afghan gathering attended by senior figures

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Afghan political leader Abdullah Abdullah has escaped unhurt after gunmen attacked a ceremony in the capital Kabul, that left at least 27 people dead and dozens injured.
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Dozens Killed In Kabul Attack Claimed By Islamic State

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Gunmen have opened fire at a ceremony in Kabul, killing at least 32 people in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the United States and Taliban agreed to a troop withdrawal.
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Trump: Taliban Could 'Possibly' Seize Power After U.S. Pullout

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
U.S. President Donald Trump says the Taliban could "possibly" overrun the Western-backed government in Kabul after the United States withdraws from Afghanistan.
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Attack on Kabul Rally Kills 32; Top Afghan Politicians Unhurt

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Officials in Afghanistan say at least 32 people were killed and around 60 injured Friday when gunmen opened fire on a gathering in Kabul, with high-profile opposition politicians in attendance.
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Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade Accusations Over Fresh Border Fighting

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of violating the fragile cease-fire along their border for a second time in less than two weeks.
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DR Congo: Agencies appeal for funding for refugee support and Ebola response

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Urgent resources are needed to support countries in southern Africa and the Great Lakes region which are hosting more than 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and partners said in a $621 million appeal launched on Friday.
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Security Concerns in Kenya Follow Unrest on Somalia Border

Sat, 07/03/2020 - 02:13
Kenyan authorities say one person is dead and 11 others injured after clashes in Somalia this week spilled across the border into Kenya. Now local leaders from Kenyan border areas are demanding action.
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