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Virus surge fears, U.K. leader’s quarantine, mar ‘Freedom Day’

UPDATED: Mon., July 19, 2021

LONDON – Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining coronavirus restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns, mask mandates and other pandemic-related curbs on freedom.
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In step to shut Guantanamo, Biden transfers Moroccan home

UPDATED: Mon., July 19, 2021

The Biden administration took a step toward its goal of shutting down the Guantánamo Bay detention center for international terror suspects on Monday, releasing into the custody of his home country a Moroccan who'd been held without charge almost since the U.S. opened the facility 19 years ago.
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Rights group in Russia shuts down amid government crackdown

UPDATED: Sun., July 18, 2021

MOSCOW — A rights group in Russia announced Sunday that it was shutting down, citing fear of prosecution of its members and supporters after Russian authorities blocked its website for allegedly publishing content from an “undesirable” organization.
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Haiti faces uncertain future as mourning first lady returns

UPDATED: Sun., July 18, 2021

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s political future on Sunday grew murkier after the surprise return of first lady Martine Moïse, who was released from a hospital in Miami where she was treated for injuries following an attack in which the president was assassinated.
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Thai police use tear gas against anti-government protesters

UPDATED: Sun., July 18, 2021

BANGKOK, Thailand — Thai police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons Sunday to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who held a rally in Bangkok despite coronavirus restrictions banning gatherings of more than five people.
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South Korea to bring home sailors aboard virus-hit destroyer

UPDATED: Sun., July 18, 2021

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Sunday sent military aircraft to replace the entire 301-member crew of a navy destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa after nearly 70 of them tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.