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Coronavirus: US suspends travel from Brazil for foreigners

Image copyright AFP via Getty Images) Image caption Brazil is dealing with a coronavirus outbreak The US has imposed travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been to Brazil in the last 14 days. The South American nation recently became the world’s second major hotspot for coronavirus cases. Brazil currently …

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Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

Image copyright Universal Images Group via Getty Images Image caption A 17-year periodical cicada up close After spending 17 years underground, millions of cicadas will be emerging in parts of the United States. Periodical cicadas are expected to come out in early summer across southwest Virginia, parts of North Carolina, …

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Coronavirus: China accuses US of spreading ‘conspiracies’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The country’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, said some US politicians had “disregarded basic facts” China’s foreign minister has accused the US of spreading “conspiracies and lies” about the coronavirus, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. The US has been infected by a “political virus” …

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San Francisco fire: Fisherman’s Wharf engulfed by flames

A huge fire hit a warehouse on San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf early on Saturday. Dozens of firefighters attended the scene, as huge plumes of smoke rose into the air. No injuries were reported and the blaze was extinguished before it could hit the historic ship, the SS Jeremiah O’Brien. …

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Canada v US: Loon stabs eagle through heart

Image copyright Jon Winslow / Department of Inland Fisheries Image caption Loons have been known to defend their chicks against eagles As with global affairs, nature has its pecking order. And in a contest between the bald eagle, America’s national bird, and a common loon, which is featured on Canada’s …

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Biden: Black voters considering Trump ‘ain’t black’

Image copyright Getty Images Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden has said in an interview African Americans “ain’t black” if they vote for President Donald Trump over him. The controversial exchange happened as radio host Charlamagne Tha God pressed the former vice-president on Friday about his outreach to black voters. …

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US naval base shooting was ‘terrorism related’, FBI says

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The suspect attempted to drive through the base’s gated entrance before opening fire A shooting at a Texas naval base that wounded one sailor and left the suspected gunman dead was “terrorism related”, the FBI said on Thursday. At about 06:15 local time, the suspect …

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