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Hong Kong Disneyland is closing again as Disney World in U.S. reopens


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:19:09 -0400

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Hong Kong has reported 250 new COVID-19 cases since July 6.

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Comet Neowise is passing Earth for the first time in almost 6,800 years


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:18:41 -0400

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A 3-mile-wide comet named Neowise is passing Earth on a journey that will not happen again for another 6,800 years. Experts say the best time to see it is about an hour after sunset, under the Big Dipper constellation. The closest the comet will be to Earth is on July 22. (Courtesy: Santiago Andrés Triana / Royal Observatory of Belgium, Firmin Boyon, Bryce Bird)

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Nelson Mandela's youngest daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa at 59


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:17:00 -0400

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Like her parents, Zindzi Mandela was involved in the fight against apartheid. The cause of her death was not immediately revealed.

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Spectacular photos capture Neowise, one of the brightest comets in decades


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:54:00 -0400

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Astrophotographers around the world have captured incredible photos of the once-in-a-lifetime celestial event.

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How to see Neowise before it disappears


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:50:41 -0400

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The comet is putting on quite the show this weekend.

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Tougher rules, new lockdowns around the world as COVID spreads


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:57:56 -0400

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Australia threatens to jail quarantine violators for months, Hong Kong shutters Disneyland, and one Indian state is back on lockdown.

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UAE set to launch ambitious Mars mission


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:53:00 -0400

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Nation aims to join an exclusive club with its first interplanetary launch. China and the U.S. also have Mars missions set to launch this month.

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Virus crisis may get "worse and worse and worse," WHO warns


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 08:31:32 -0400

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The World Health Organization warned that there could be no return to normality any time soon as too many countries were bungling their response to the pandemic​.

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Iran executes man who purportedly sold missile info to CIA


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:43:19 -0400

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Reza Asgari was the second spy alleged to have sold information to the U.S. or Israel that Iran has put to death in one month.

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Japanese official says "problems" let COVID spread on U.S. bases


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 05:32:39 -0400

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Governor of Okinawa voiced "serious doubts about U.S. measures against infections," as July 4th parties blamed locally for dozens of cases.

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States sue feds over ICE rules for foreign students


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:03:40 -0400

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Several lawsuits have now been filed against an ICE policy that bars foreign students from taking only-online coursework in the fall.

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Third ICE detainee dies from coronavirus


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:37:59 -0400

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More than 3,100 immigrants have tested positive while in ICE custody, which is holding 22,800 people in civil immigration detention.

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Turkey's president formally reconverts Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a mosque


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:03:12 -0400

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A 1934 Cabinet decision had turned the iconic and hugely symbolic site into a museum.

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China bans U.S. senators in dispute over religious persecution


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 11:08:34 -0400

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Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback also barred over criticism of ruling Communist Party's treatment of minorities.

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Seth Doane discusses "60 in 6" report about unprecedented coronavirus testing in small Italian town


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:31:01 -0400

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"60 in 6" correspondent Seth Doane joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his latest Quibi report: a small town in Northern Italy that successfully stopped a coronavirus outbreak and then became a "living laboratory."

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German police hunt forest for well-armed man who disarmed officers


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:25:01 -0400

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Hundreds of officers are focusing on the Black Forest region in the manhunt for a camouflage-clad assailant with history of firearms offenses.

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Countries abroad allow kids back to class and have mixed results


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 08:45:58 -0400

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Some countries in Europe and Asia have allowed kids back to the classroom with new restrictions and safety measures, but as Holly Williams reports, looking for lessons abroad is tricky. Israel saw a spike in cases after allowing kids back to school, but Taiwan, enforcing strict new measures, has managed to keep cases low, and with summer break in session, it's too soon to tell what infection rates will look like when autumn sessions return.

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Bus driver beaten to death by passengers who refused to wear masks


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 07:15:24 -0400

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Philippe Monguillot's widow called for "exemplary punishment" for his killers.

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Japan accepted COVID's airborne spread months ago, and is fighting it


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 06:58:31 -0400

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It took pressure from 239 scientists for the WHO to even admit the new coronavirus may spread via aerosols, but in Japan, they're focusing on solutions.

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Florence's Uffizi museum reopens with pandemic restrictions


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:56:31 -0400

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The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, has reopened after closing down due to the coronavirus pandemic. New health and safety restrictions, such as temperature checks and social distancing requirements, have been put in place. Chris Livesay reports.

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Venice begins testing floodgates to save iconic Italian city from destruction


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:24:02 -0400

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The iconic waters of Venice, Italy have become an extreme threat due to frequent, massive flooding that has seen the city slowly sink for centuries. Now, a long-planned but controversial technology is being tested that could address the increasingly dire problem. Chris Livesay reports on the plans, and why they were not completed a decade ago.

Read more: Venice begins testing floodgates to save iconic Italian city from destruction


Turkey's Erdogan formally designates Hagia Sophia as a mosque


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 17:22:14 -0400

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Turkey's President Erdogan issued a decree on Friday formally changing the status of the Hagia Sophia from a museum to a mosque. The decision was met with controversy as the historical landmark has roots in both Christianity and Islam. Holly Williams reports.

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Rome's empty streets reveal a tourism industry in crisis


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:15:45 -0400

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With visitors from America (where coronavirus is raging) banned from Europe, Italy is suffering even further from the economic fallout of the pandemic

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Pandemic: A snapshot of life in Rome


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 12:15:09 -0400

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Minnesota native Annie Ojile captures scenes of a locked-down Italy devoid of American tourists during the coronavirus outbreak

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All roads lead to an empty Rome


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 09:31:32 -0400

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In 2019, more than 5.5 million Americans visited Italy, spending nearly $3 billion. But one travel industry group predicts this year may be the worst for tourism in decades – and last week the European Union extended its ban on American travelers. Correspondent Seth Doane reports on how businesses in Rome – heavily dependent upon tourism – have suffered not just from the pandemic, but also from the economic fallout due to an absence of visitors from the United States.

Read more: All roads lead to an empty Rome


World Council of Churches "dismayed" by Hagia Sophia decision


Created: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 19:17:00 -0400

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally converted the former museum back into a mosque Friday and declared it open for Muslim worship.

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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan hospitalized with coronavirus


Created: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 16:59:29 -0400

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Bachchan's son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, says he has tested positive for the coronavirus as well.

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Bodies are being exhumed in Mexico to make room for coronavirus deaths


Created: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:15:15 -0400

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Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie says the pandemic is stretching the system to its limits.

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Coronavirus strains Mexico's cemeteries


Created: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:08:42 -0400

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As the death toll rises, some cemeteries are running out of space and even moving the long dead to make room for more.

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WHO says some countries may have to return to "total lockdown"


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:29:35 -0400

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Global coronavirus cases have more than doubled in six weeks.

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Mystery elephant killer could leave herd "decimated," expert warns


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:54:41 -0400

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Something has killed more than 350 elephants in the country's Okavango Delta, and officials hope to have some answers in the coming week.

Read more: Mystery elephant killer could leave herd "decimated," expert warns


Philippines Congress officially silences nation's biggest broadcaster


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:31:00 -0400

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President Duterte's office denies any role in depriving ABS-CBN of its broadcast license, but he's threatened the network for years.

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Trump appointee cutting 10 visas for international journalists


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:36:00 -0400

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The number of Voice of America journalists' visas being stalled may grow in the coming months after CBS News first reported last month that possible cuts to J-1 visas were feared under Michael Pack's leadership.

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Mayor of South Korean capital found dead after leaving "sorry" note


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 05:20:40 -0400

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Body of popular politician Park Won-soon was found on a mountain outside Seoul 2 days after an ex-secretary reportedly alleged sexual misconduct.

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"Watermelon snow" in Italian Alps may be climate change red flag


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:07:01 -0400

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The bizarre pink snow can accelerate snow melt in the fragile mountain region.

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Retailers nix coconut milk from suppliers using monkey labor


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:27:03 -0400

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Animal activist group PETA says undercover investigation found chained macaque monkeys forced into manual labor.

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Border apprehensions rose in June, despite expulsions policy


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:43:45 -0400

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Border officials have carried out more than 70,000 expulsions of migrants under an emergency coronavirus order.

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Expert sees "new level of repression" in Russian journalist's arrest


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:55:05 -0400

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Many see detention of former defense reporter Ivan Safronov as the latest example of the Putin regime's efforts to silence independent journalists.

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COVID-weary Japanese turn to cars for shelter from deadly flooding


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 06:59:51 -0400

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Japan is accustomed to earthquakes and flooding, but this time disaster has struck amid a health crisis, turning a trusted system on its head.

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Melania Trump sculpture in Slovenia set on fire on July 4


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 06:27:17 -0400

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As the U.S. celebrated its Independence Day and President Trump vowed to punish those who destroy U.S. monuments, a life-sized sculpture of first lady Melania Trump was burned near her hometown in Slovenia.

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Trump hosts Mexican president for first visit at White House


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:50:00 -0400

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The two leaders are recognizing the USMCA, which took effect July 1.

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New rule would deny asylum to migrants on public health grounds


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:46:04 -0400

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The U.S. has already been expelling most border-crossers, including unaccompanied children, under a separate CDC order.

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World Health Organization chief says virus outbreak is "accelerating"


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:24:11 -0400

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said "we have clearly not reached the peak of the pandemic."

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U.S. considers banning TikTok and other apps, Pompeo says


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:00:33 -0400

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Pompeo doesn't recommend downloading the app unless "you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party."

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Trump moves to officially withdraw U.S. from WHO


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:30:00 -0400

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A senior administration official confirmed to CBS News the U.S. notice of withdrawal has been submitted to the United Nations secretary-general.

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What we don't know about the coronavirus


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:33:46 -0400

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After more than 500 deaths, there are still many unknowns.

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ICE says foreign students can't take online-only fall classes while in U.S.


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:57:31 -0400

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Foreign students in the U.S. planning to attend schools that will only offer online classes in the fall will need to transfer, depart the country or face potential deportation.

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Brazil's president tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 14:41:30 -0400

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The president has downplayed the virus' severity, often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds.

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"The Rules of Contagion" and how coronavirus and other outbreaks spread


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:06:18 -0400

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As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the U.S., mathematician and epidemiologist Adam Kucharski explores how outbreaks of all kinds spread in his new book "The Rules Of Contagion." Kucharski joins "CBS This Morning" to explain the factors that drive outbreaks, from infections to fake news.

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American detained for 486 days in Egyptian prison returns home


Created: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 20:20:58 -0400

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Mohamed Amashah​, a dual Egyptian-American citizen was arrested in 2019 after holding a sign in Cairo's Tahrir Square that read: "Freedom for all the political prisoners."

Read more: American detained for 486 days in Egyptian prison returns home

 
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