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A demonstrator wears a mask with the Portuguese phrase "Get out Bolsonaro" in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The Central Workers Unions (CUT) are protesting President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the pandemic, as COVID-19 deaths rapidly approach 100,000. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Brazil near 100,000 deaths from Covid-19Brazil is leaping toward a grim milestone — 100,000 deaths from COVID-19
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
This photo taken and provided by Georges de La Tremoille of Mu Press shows a containment boom collecting oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius declared a “state of environmental emergency” late Friday after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel. (Georges de La Tremoille/MU Press via AP)
Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded shipAnxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius are stuffing fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leak from a grounded ship
The Associated Press2 hours ago
National Health Service (NHS) worker poses with a placards, during a socially distanced demonstration as part of a national protest over pay, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday Aug. 8, 2020.  Nationwide protests on Saturday are calling for government to address what they claim is many years of reduced wages, and are calling for a voice in plans for public sector pay increases. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
UK medics protest, seeking pay raise after pandemic struggleHundreds of health care workers have rallied in British cities, demanding the government acknowledge their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic with a hefty pay increase
The Associated Press3 hours ago
People hold posters that read: "I am, We are Sergei Furgal, Sergei Furgal our Governor", during an unsanctioned protest in support of Sergei Furgal, the governor of the Khabarovsk region, in Khabarovsk, 6100 kilometers (3800 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Thousands of demonstrators have again gathered in the major Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to denounce the arrest of the region's governor a month ago. Sergei Furgal was arrested on suspicion of involvement in murders and taken to jail in Moscow. The estimated 3,000 demonstrators in Khabarovsk protested the charges and want him returned to the city for trial. (AP Photo/Igor Volkov)
New protests held against arrest of popular Russian governorThousands of demonstrators have again gathered in the major Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk to denounce the arrest of the region's governor a month ago
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A pro-China supporter burns a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the U.S. sanctions outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing's effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in the former British colony. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at US sanctionsHong Kong’s leader and China’s top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy of the former British colony
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Found Armali sits inside his destroyed apartment after Tuesday's explosion in the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. The gigantic explosion in Beirut on Tuesday tore through homes, blowing off doors and windows, toppling cupboards, and sent flying books, shelves, lamps and everything else. Within a few tragic seconds, more than a quarter of a million people of the Lebanese capital's residents were left with homes unfit to live in. Around 6,200 buildings are estimated to be damaged. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
AP PHOTOS: In flash, Beirut blast tore up thousands of homesThe gigantic explosion in Beirut this week tore through homes, blowing off doors and windows, toppling cupboards, and sent flying books, shelves, lamps and everything else
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A Border Force vessel brings a group of people thought to be migrants into the port city of Dover, England, from small boats, Saturday Aug. 8, 2020. The British government says it will strengthen border measures as calm summer weather has prompted a record number of people to attempt the risky sea crossing in small vessels, from northern France to England. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
UK military asked to help stem Channel migrant crossingsBritain’s military says it has been asked by the government to help prevent people from trying to reach the U.K. from France in small boats
The Associated Press5 hours ago
A police officer informs a woman about the mandatory face mask requirement in Saint-Tropez, southern France, Saturday Aug 8, 2020. The glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is requiring face masks outdoors starting Saturday, threatening to sober the mood in a place renowned for high-end, free-wheeling summer beach parties. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
France's Saint-Tropez resort makes masks mandatory outdoorsThe glamorous French Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez is now requiring face masks outdoors
The Associated Press6 hours ago
People clash with police during a protest against the political elites and the government after this week's deadly explosion at Beirut port which devastated large parts of the capital and killed more than 150 people, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early electionsLebanon’s prime minister says he will introduce a draft bill proposing early elections for the crisis-stricken country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army baseA Somali police officer says at least eight soldiers are dead and more than 14 others wounded after a suicide car bomber detonated at the gates of a military base in Somalia’s capital
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A marbled white butterfly (melanargia galathea) sits on a flower at a wildlife sanctuary in Milovice, Czech Republic, Friday, July 17, 2020. Wild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe. Now they are transforming a former military base outside the Czech capital in an ambitious project to improve biodiversity. Where occupying Soviet troops once held exercises, massive bovines called tauros and other heavy beasts now munch on the invasive plants that took over the base years ago. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Bison, wild horses bring biodiversity to ex-army baseWild horses, bison and other big-hoofed animals once roamed freely in much of Europe
The Associated Press9 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, speaks with a woman as he visits the Gemayzeh neighborhood, which suffered extensive damage from an explosion on Tuesday that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Macron has arrived in Beirut to offer French support to Lebanon after the deadly port blast. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?When France's president visited explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, he promised to rebuild and claimed that the blast pierced France’s own heart
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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