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Britain faces long-term restrictions

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/22/20, 01:43 pm

Just weeks ago, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed hope the country could return to normal by Christmas. But on Tuesday, he imposed tighter restrictions to contain a surge of COVID-19 cases and warned that normal social or work life might not be possible for at least six months: “For the time being, this virus is a fact of our lives.”

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“A very serious situation”

International | COVID-19 caseloads in Europe increase while the debate continues over the disease’s origins
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/21/20, 05:49 pm

EUROPE: Six months after Italy’s coronavirus crisis became an ominous signpost to the West, the World Health Organization is warning of “a very serious situation” unfolding again across Europe.

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Taliban clashes with Afghan forces

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/21/20, 04:31 pm

Despite peace talks, 57 Afghan soldiers died in skirmishes with the Taliban on Sunday night across several provinces. The Islamic insurgent group did not say whether it suffered any fatalities, but an Afghan military spokesman said 54 of the militants died, Reuters reported. Taliban attacks have killed nearly 100 civilians in the past two weeks, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian.

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