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Monsoon weather hammers India

by Seth Johnson
Posted 8/07/20, 05:14 pm

A plane skidded off a runway upon landing in southern India on Friday and split into two pieces, killing 18 people and injuring 123 others. Monsoon-like conditions contributed to the crash, and forecasters predicted more heavy rain for the region. The coronavirus pandemic has grounded regular commercial flights in the country, but this one was repatriating Indian citizens who were stranded outside the country during the pandemic, authorities said.

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Israeli protesters want to cancel Netanyahu

International | Calls increase for the prime minister’s resignation
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/07/20, 01:25 pm

Protesters calling for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s resignation gathered outside his official residence and his beach house in central Israel while thousands flooded intersections across the country last weekend. Some held signs that read, “Crime Minister,” and, “Make Israel Free Again,” and many pledged to return to the streets this weekend. Police said they detained at least 12 demonstrators and cleared out others from the prime minister’s residence.

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U.K. delays reopening plans

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/31/20, 01:50 pm

Britain’s number of confirmed, active COVID-19 cases is on the rise for the first time since May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday. He hit the pause button just hours before looser pandemic restrictions would have taken effect, delaying wedding receptions and reopenings for bowling alleys, casinos, and skating rinks. The British government will reevaluate the measures in two weeks. The prime minister also extended face-covering mandates to places of worship, museums, galleries, and movie theaters starting on Aug. 8.

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