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India India tightens laws on NGOs, freezes Amnesty International’s funds

New Delhi — Global human rights organization Amnesty International has halted operations in India, accusing the government of an “incessant witch-hunt” and “constant harassment” over its reports criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.  Indian authorities froze Amnesty’s bank accounts earlier this month for allegedly receiving foreign funds illegally, a charge the rights group denies. The organization…

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India Teenager dies after gang rape, sparking outrage in India

India’s largest slum combats coronavirus India’s largest slum combats coronavirus 09:51 A Dalit teenager allegedly raped by four upper-caste men died of her injuries on Tuesday, sparking outrage from Indian activists, politicians and Bollywood stars. India’s 200 million low-caste “untouchable” Dalits have long faced discrimination and abuse, and advocates say attacks have increased during the…

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Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated PressSeptember 15, 2020, 10:05 AM• 2 min readYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HURRICANE SALLY’S PLODDING PATH Forecasters, stressing “significant” uncertainty, are nudging the storm’s predicted track to the east,…

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India Amazon announces dates for delayed Prime Day sales

Amazon is aiming to kickstart the holiday shopping season early this year. The company is holding its annual Prime Day over two days in October this year, after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to postpone the sales event from July. It’s the first time Prime Day is being held in the fall, and Amazon is…

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Breaking Yoshihide Suga poised to win party vote for Japan PM

Yoshihide Suga has been elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election as the country’s next prime ministerBy MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressSeptember 14, 2020, 11:48 AM• 6 min readTOKYO — Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, all but assuring that he…

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Breaking 200000 American lives lost from COVID-19: Here’s what we’ve learned – ABC News

On March 13, President Donald Trump stood in the White House Rose Garden and said “two very big words,” as he put it, that would shift Americans’ understanding of the novel coronavirus, from a distant problem to a threat that hit closer to home.”I am officially declaring a national emergency,” Trump said that day.Six months…

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Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated PressSeptember 17, 2020, 9:59 AM• 2 min readYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. PUSH BY FEDS TO ARREST IN US PROTESTS A Trump administration crackdown has already led to more…

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Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated PressSeptember 14, 2020, 9:39 AM• 2 min readYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. FIGHT OVER CLIMATE AHEAD OF PRESIDENT’S VISIT Leaders in the Democratic-led West Coast states and President Donald…

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Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated PressSeptember 18, 2020, 10:06 AM• 2 min readYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. HOW MINNESOTA IS SHAPING UP Donald Trump almost won there in 2016 but the state has moved…

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Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated PressSeptember 16, 2020, 10:30 AM• 2 min readYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. SALLY COULD LEAD TO RECORD FLOODING The hurricane makes landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category…

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