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Coronavirus infections rise across Europe

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/24/20, 04:00 pm

Spain recorded 971 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the nation’s highest daily count since officials lifted a state of emergency at the end of June. In Belgium, infections rose by 89 percent from the previous week, and officials reported the death of a 3-year-old, the nation’s youngest victim. Italy reported more than 300 new cases on Thursday, the most in one day since mid-June.

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Tiny Italian village celebrates new baby

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/21/20, 02:22 pm

Parents Matteo and Sara put a blue ribbon on their door to announce the good news to the community of Morterone, Italy. Denis, the village’s first baby in eight years, arrived Sunday.

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“No more freedom”

International | China’s new national security law goes into effect in Hong Kong
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/06/20, 04:43 pm

HONG KONG: “We have no more freedom in Hong Kong,” said a prayer meeting organizer as a national security law took effect last week for the once independent territory. The law establishes a Committee for Safeguarding National Security under the supervision of China’s central government, working in secret and outside of judicial oversight.

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