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Norwegian cruise line halts travel after being hit by coronavirus
Virus Outbreak Asia

A Norwegian cruise line has put future journeys at sea on hold after at least 40 passengers and crew tested positive for the coronavirus. Here's what's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday.

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John Hume, Northern Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate, dies at 83
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John Hume, a key Roman Catholic architect of Northern Ireland's 1998 Good Friday peace agreement who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending 30 years of sectarian violence, died on Monday at the age of 83, his SDLP party said.

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Former pope Benedict seriously ill, says German newspaper
VATICAN-BENEDICT/HEALTH

Former pope Benedict XVI, the first pontiff in 600 years to resign instead of ruling for life, is seriously ill, a German newspaper reported on Monday.

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Melbourne under state of emergency, curfew to contain spike in coronavirus cases
Virus Outbreak Australia

Australia's second-biggest city, Melbourne, entered its first day of tougher restrictions to contain the spread of a resurgent coronavirus on Monday.

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SpaceX mission with NASA astronauts aboard completes 1st splashdown in 45 years
SpaceX Astronaut Return

Two NASA astronauts returned to Earth on Sunday in a dramatic, retro-style splashdown, their capsule parachuting into the Gulf of Mexico to close out an unprecedented test flight by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.

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Afghan troops retake prison attacked by Islamic State group; 29 killed
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Afghan forces said they retook a prison in the country's east on Monday afternoon, following an hours-long battle a day after the facility was targeted by the Islamic State group in an attack that killed 29 people.

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'Health restrictions' mean no media at Trump renomination in North Carolina
Trump

The vote to renominate U.S. President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the media present, a spokesperson for the Republican National Convention said, citing the coronavirus.

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Some countries may get faster access to a COVID-19 vaccine than others. Here's why
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Countries around the globe are anxious to get their hands on a COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s a closer look at what countries are doing to ensure supplies when a vaccine becomes available, how that might affect other countries, how Canada might fare and efforts to distribute the vaccine more fairly.

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Downgraded Isaias churns along Florida's Atlantic coast, bringing heavy rains
Tropical Weather Florida

Bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast Sunday while officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus kept a close watch on the weakened tropical storm. Isaias was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm Saturday afternoon.

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Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks at breeding farms in Europe
Virus Outbreak Mink Farms

Coronavirus outbreaks at mink breeding farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people.

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Family grievances: New book on Prince Harry and Meghan offers royal dé​​​​​​​jà​​​​​​​ vu
Britain Meghan Lawsuit

A sense of history repeating itself has been emerging for the past few days, as the first excerpts of a highly anticipated book about Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have been published in the U.K.

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Heavy rain hammers South Korea, leaving 6 dead, 7 missing
South Korea Rain

Torrential rain pounded most of South Korea over the weekend, leaving six people dead and seven others missing, officials said Sunday.

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Portland police declare unlawful assembly during protest
Racial Injustice Portland

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon's largest city and threw bottles toward officers, police said.

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Wilford Brimley, Cocoon and The Natural actor, dies at 85
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Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from stunt performer to star in film such as Cocoon and The Natural, has died. He was 85.

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Southern California wildfire forces nearly 8,000 out of their homes
California Wildfires

Nearly 8,000 residents of Riverside County in Southern California were forced to leave their homes on Saturday as a wildfire spread uncontained across more than 1,600 hectares, the county fire department said.

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Thousands rally in Israel as protests against Netanyahu gain steam
Virus Outbreak Israel Politics

Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader appeared to be gaining steam.

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Isaias weakens but expected to regain hurricane strength as it nears virus-weary Florida
Tropical Weather Florida

Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas on Saturday and weakened to a tropical storm as it churned toward the Florida coast, where it still threatened to complicate efforts to contain the coronavirus in a hot spot.

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Air force, UN food agency tackle skyrocketing COVID-19 hunger in Latin America
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The head of the UN World Food Program says the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically increased the number of starving people in Latin America, which could trigger a refugee exodus to North America if not addressed.

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Foreign threats loom ahead of U.S. presidential election, intelligence officials say
Election 2020 Foreign Threats

As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears in the United States, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries.

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Trump vows to ban TikTok app from U.S.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Fauci 'Cautiously Optimistic' U.S. Could Have Vaccine This Year
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Outbreak Hits Norway Cruise Ship, Could Spread Along Coast
At least five passengers and 36 crew members from the MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for coronavirus. ... read more


Thousands Protest In Berlin Against Coronavirus Restrictions
Demonstrators in Germany declared that "the end of the pandemic" is here. ... read more


Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Fans Hatch 'Unforgettable' Plan To Mark Royals' Birthdays
The Sussex Squad is at it again -- this time with a scholarship #InspiredByMeghan. ... read more


U.S. Officially Surpasses 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths
At least 150,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus since the U.S. began keeping count, and the number continues to rise. ... read more


Meghan Markle Fights to Keep Friends Anonymous in Newspaper Lawsuit
Lawyers for the Duchess of Sussex asked a judge at a London court on Wednesday to keep the names of five of her friends out of the public domain. ... read more


Tigers Seen In Region Of Western Thailand For First Time In Years
“These sightings are extremely encouraging for the future of tigers in our country and beyond,” a Thai official said. ... read more


Coronavirus-Linked Hunger Tied To 10,000 Child Deaths Each Month
The side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are pushing hungry communities around the world over the edge. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


'Embarrassed' St. Bernard Rescued By Team Of 16 From England's Tallest Mountain
The 121-pound pooch feels "a bit guilty" for letting down the image of her St. Bernard cousins, her rescuers joked. ... read more


U.S. Closes Chengdu Consulate Amid Rising Tensions With China
Rancor surrounds disputes over allegations of technology theft, national security, human rights, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the South China Sea. ... read more


North Korea Locks Down Border City Over Suspected Coronavirus Case
The country has vehemently denied having had any cases of the virus, a claim questioned by outside experts. ... read more


'Shameful' And 'A Sign Of Weakness' – Why Right-Wingers Are 'Least Likely To Wear Face Masks'
US and UK researchers found those to the right of the political spectrum were most likely to find masks "shameful" or "not cool". ... read more


Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Sue Over Drone Photos Of Son Archie
The couple alleged in a lawsuit that paparazzi used drones and helicopters to take photos, and cut holes in their security fence. ... read more


Couple Comes Up With Out Of This World Way To Shield Themselves From Coronavirus
The at-risk husband and wife are wearing unusual garb for their walks around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... read more


Always Rocky, China-U.S. Relations Appear At A Turning Point
On Friday, China ordered the closing of the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, in rapid retaliation for the closing of its consulate in Houston. ... read more


China Tells U.S. To Close Consulate In Chengdu In Growing Spat
Chinese-U.S. relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades amid a mounting array of conflicts. ... read more


Image Reveals First Ever Look At 2 Exoplanets Rotating Around A Sun-Like Star
Captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, the image shows a star and two gas giants roughly 300 light-years away. ... read more


German Court Convicts Former Concentration Camp Guard, 93
Bruno Dey was convicted of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder by the Hamburg state court. ... read more


Europe Proves Contact-Tracing Apps Aren’t A Coronavirus Cure-All
Once viewed as a game-changer against COVID-19, smartphone apps have been plagued by low participation, technical glitches and privacy concerns. ... read more


Genoa readies new bridge two years after tragic collapse
Renowned architect Renzo Piano says his replacement for the Morandi bridge "is born of tragedy". ... read more


Coronavirus: Dozens test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship
The outbreak on the MS Roald Amundsen comes just weeks after the cruise industry restarted. ... read more


French firm Sanofi indicted over epilepsy drug Depakine
The pharmaceutical giant is accused of manslaughter after babies died, but it denies wrongdoing. ... read more


Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu 'hugely beneficial'
The rapid tests for hospitals and care homes will distinguish between Covid-19 and seasonal illness. ... read more


John Hume: Nobel Peace Prize winner dies aged 83
The former SDLP leader helped create the climate that brought an end to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. ... read more


Coronavirus: HSBC to speed up 35,000 job cuts as profits slump
Europe's biggest bank says it may cost up to $13bn to cover bad loans linked to the coronavirus. ... read more


Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers
Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in Spain in the past week. ... read more


Gianni Infantino: Fifa president to continue in role amid criminal investigation
Fifa president Gianni Infantino will remain in the role while he is a subject of a criminal investigation by Swiss prosecutors. ... read more


Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions
The marchers say face masks and other measures violate their rights ... read more


Coronavirus: Russia plans mass vaccination campaign in October
The health minister says clinical trials are over and doctors and teachers will be vaccinated first. ... read more


Coimbra train crash: Two dead after train derails in Portugal
The high-speed train collided with a maintenance machine in Soure in the region of Coimbra. ... read more


In pictures: Europe swelters under near-record temperatures
Heat wave alerts were issued in several countries as temperatures rose to 40C this weekend. ... read more


Coronavirus: Eight ways life in the UK has changed
Life appears to have gone back to normal in some ways, but is still very different in others. ... read more


Belarus: The mother challenging an authoritarian president
Political novice Svetlana Tikhanovskaya rallies protesters in a battle with Alexander Lukashenko. ... read more


Coronavirus holidays: You're finally abroad, but was it worth it?
Queues for the beach and free drinks from struggling restaurants - what are holidays like now? ... read more


The 'real' threat to Russia’s former doping mastermind
The ex-mastermind of Russian sports doping, Grigory Rodchenkov, now only appears in disguise. Matt Majendie explains why. ... read more


Coronavirus: What are the UK travel quarantine rules?
What do you need to know if you're planning to fly during the Covid-19 pandemic? ... read more


Genoa bridge 'like a white vessel crossing the valley'
Architect Renzo Piano on his new design for the replacement for the collapsed Morandi Bridge. ... read more


Coronavirus: Brits, Balearics and battered businesses
Ibiza's nightclub scene has been hit hard by coronavirus, leaving people in need of support. ... read more


Coronavirus: Ibiza boss reacts to UK quarantine regulations
O Beach Ibiza boss, Tony Truman, based on the island for 20 years, explains how the new rules are impacting plans. ... read more


The American dream while Black: 'Locked in a vicious cycle'
Homeownership is supposed to be the gateway to the American dream. Black Americans have been denied access. ... read more


'They are obsessed': Why Germany has so much riding on the U.S. election
"This is the most important U.S. election in the history of Germany," one former ambassador said. ... read more


Microsoft to 'move quickly' on TikTok deal following Trump talks
The U.S. tech giant said discussions with the Chinese company that owns the platform would be completed by Sept. 15. ... read more


Democrats warn GOP: Don't fill a 2020 Supreme Court vacancy
Senate talk of a potential — but uncertain — opening close to a presidential election has reignited a clash over the future of the court. ... read more


Combative and supremely loyal, Peter Navarro has emerged as one of Trump's most powerful aides
"When the president says jump ... he just jumps through the roof without asking questions," one former official said. ... read more


Sickened by COVID-19, low-wage workers lose jobs. Others are denied paid leave.
McDonald's and Marriott franchises are among hundreds of businesses that have illegally denied paid sick leave during the pandemic, records show. ... read more


Coronavirus disaster declared in Australia's second-largest city as cases surge globally
The U.S. has entered "a new phase" of COVID-19 outbreaks with rural communities now seeing widespread infections, Dr. Deborah Birx said. ... read more


As pandemic pushes schools online, Latino families worry their kids will fall behind
While almost 7 in 10 Latino parents prefer to start the school year remotely because of the coronavirus, over 80 percent worry their kids will fall behind. ... read more


Pandemic ushers in a 'new normal' for historically underfunded HBCUs
"We are scared to death. It is not safe. The cases are rising. I am worried sick. I have not had a good night's sleep since March," Benedict College's president said. ... read more


Fighting for America's first safe injection site
"You can't put a dead person into recovery. It doesn't work that way. At Safehouse, they have a chance to live." ... read more


NASA astronauts return to Earth as SpaceX capsule splashes down in Gulf of Mexico
"Anybody who has touched Endeavour should take a moment to cherish this day, especially given all of the things that have happened this year," one astronaut said. ... read more


N.J. federal judge whose son was killed and husband shot speaks out, calls for better protections
U.S. District Judge Esther Salas said the tragic killing of her son in July should be a moment of reckoning for the lack of protections given to federal judges. ... read more


Scientists and environmental groups 'alarmed' by huge rise in Amazon wildfires
“It’s a terrible sign,” said Ane Alencar, science director at Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM). ... read more


Mets' Céspedes opts out of season for 'COVID-related reasons,' team says
Star outfielder's decision comes as MLB restart struggles with positive tests, postponed games, closed park. ... read more


She ran out of gas, then disappeared. She was found eight days later.
“She’s in stable condition,” a sheriff's spokesman said. “This is a remarkable ending.” ... read more


Mysterious Navy UFO sightings may have a disappointing explanation. Here's why.
The Navy will supposedly make regular reports on at least some of its findings. But disclosure could rob believers of their best piece of evidence — a dearth of good evidence. ... read more


Liberating masculinity: Photo exhibit spotlights queer resistance to 'manliness'
“Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography” explores how queer photographers and subjects used their lenses and gazes to eschew “cliched masculine tropes.” ... read more


7 Best exercise bikes of 2020
Looking to update your home gym? Try one of these cycling bikes that are personal-trainer approved before your next home workout. ... read more


Lilly begins nursing home trials with antibody drug for COVID-19 prevention
The company is already testing the drug in hospitalized patients to determine whether it helps with recovery. ... read more


Tropical Storm Isaias expected to lash Carolinas with 'life-threatening storm surge'
"Preparations should be rushed to completion," The National Weather Service warned Monday morning. ... read more


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The American dream while Black: 'Locked in a vicious cycle'
Homeownership is supposed to be the gateway to the American dream. Black Americans have been denied access. ... read more


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'They are obsessed': Why Germany has so much riding on the U.S. election
"This is the most important U.S. election in the history of Germany," one former ambassador said. ... read more


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Microsoft to 'move quickly' on TikTok deal following Trump talks
The U.S. tech giant said discussions with the Chinese company that owns the platform would be completed by Sept. 15. ... read more


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Democrats warn GOP: Don't fill a 2020 Supreme Court vacancy
Senate talk of a potential — but uncertain — opening close to a presidential election has reignited a clash over the future of the court. ... read more


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Combative and supremely loyal, Peter Navarro has emerged as one of Trump's most powerful aides
"When the president says jump ... he just jumps through the roof without asking questions," one former official said. ... read more


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Sickened by COVID-19, low-wage workers lose jobs. Others are denied paid leave.
McDonald's and Marriott franchises are among hundreds of businesses that have illegally denied paid sick leave during the pandemic, records show. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_32/3401649/200803-coronavirus-world-lg1_bc75062dfa000a038da9d5ca02c52722.JPG
Coronavirus disaster declared in Australia's second-largest city as cases surge globally
The U.S. has entered "a new phase" of COVID-19 outbreaks with rural communities now seeing widespread infections, Dr. Deborah Birx said. ... read more


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As pandemic pushes schools online, Latino families worry their kids will fall behind
While almost 7 in 10 Latino parents prefer to start the school year remotely because of the coronavirus, over 80 percent worry their kids will fall behind. ... read more


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Pandemic ushers in a 'new normal' for historically underfunded HBCUs
"We are scared to death. It is not safe. The cases are rising. I am worried sick. I have not had a good night's sleep since March," Benedict College's president said. ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_31/3401429/200731-drug-overdose-ac-912p_8fcbc51fbb43ea1f00936de79564468f.jpg
Fighting for America's first safe injection site
"You can't put a dead person into recovery. It doesn't work that way. At Safehouse, they have a chance to live." ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_31/3401614/200802-spacex-splashdown-jm-1513_aa54898412300f8adc9c4f56b874a88c.jpg
NASA astronauts return to Earth as SpaceX capsule splashes down in Gulf of Mexico
"Anybody who has touched Endeavour should take a moment to cherish this day, especially given all of the things that have happened this year," one astronaut said. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_32/3401677/200803-esther-salas-mn-0825_e781c935dec894d778d7111aebf73a79.jpg
N.J. federal judge whose son was killed and husband shot speaks out, calls for better protections
U.S. District Judge Esther Salas said the tragic killing of her son in July should be a moment of reckoning for the lack of protections given to federal judges. ... read more


https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_31/3401582/200802-amazon-jungle-wildfire-jm-1027_19e91be9b519eaf2aa2eaab2a80ef654.jpg
Scientists and environmental groups 'alarmed' by huge rise in Amazon wildfires
“It’s a terrible sign,” said Ane Alencar, science director at Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM). ... read more


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Mets' Céspedes opts out of season for 'COVID-related reasons,' team says
Star outfielder's decision comes as MLB restart struggles with positive tests, postponed games, closed park. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_32/3401693/200803-giovanna-fuda-low-quality-jm-0920_5f90f07d6db2902035caf470dadf89a8.jpg
She ran out of gas, then disappeared. She was found eight days later.
“She’s in stable condition,” a sheriff's spokesman said. “This is a remarkable ending.” ... read more


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Mysterious Navy UFO sightings may have a disappointing explanation. Here's why.
The Navy will supposedly make regular reports on at least some of its findings. But disclosure could rob believers of their best piece of evidence — a dearth of good evidence. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_31/3401368/200731-soldiers-ac-448p_6aa3708e893eea6acfb2cb123c059430.jpg
Liberating masculinity: Photo exhibit spotlights queer resistance to 'manliness'
“Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography” explores how queer photographers and subjects used their lenses and gazes to eschew “cliched masculine tropes.” ... read more


https://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_27/3393707/exercise-bikes-kr-2x1-tease-200630_04021f7a89f92a9664411e4bc9234528.jpg
7 Best exercise bikes of 2020
Looking to update your home gym? Try one of these cycling bikes that are personal-trainer approved before your next home workout. ... read more


https://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_32/3401690/200803-eli-lilly-jm-0909_6ce51df82e6256839b28ea2cbba713c7.jpg
Lilly begins nursing home trials with antibody drug for COVID-19 prevention
The company is already testing the drug in hospitalized patients to determine whether it helps with recovery. ... read more


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Tropical Storm Isaias expected to lash Carolinas with 'life-threatening storm surge'
"Preparations should be rushed to completion," The National Weather Service warned Monday morning. ... read more


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