Wednesday , July 8 2020

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‘It Was Positive’: President of Brazil Says He Has Coronavirus

new video loaded: ‘It Was Positive’: President of Brazil Says He Has Coronavirus transcript Back transcript ‘It Was Positive’: President of Brazil Says He Has Coronavirus President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has repeatedly dismissed the danger posed by the coronavirus. On Tuesday, he disclosed that he had the virus. The …

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W.H.O. to Review Evidence of Airborne Transmission of Coronavirus

After hundreds of experts urged the World Health Organization to review mounting scientific research, the agency acknowledged on Tuesday that airborne transmission of the coronavirus may be a threat in indoor spaces. W.H.O. expert committees are going over evidence on transmission of the virus and plan to release updated recommendations …

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Years After 43 Mexican Students Vanished, a Victim’s Remains Are Found

MEXICO CITY — Nearly six years after 43 college students disappeared in rural Mexico, the government announced the first major breakthrough in its investigation on Tuesday: Forensic scientists have identified the remains of one of the students. Bone fragments found near where the students disappeared have been tested by Institute …

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State Department Bars Chinese Officials Who Restrict Access to Tibet

WASHINGTON — The State Department said on Tuesday that it was barring Chinese authorities from the United States who were found to have restricted journalists, tourists, diplomats or other American officials from entering autonomous regions in Tibet. The new visa restrictions are the latest set of sanctions that the Trump …

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Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

Intense wildfires in the Arctic have released more polluting gases into the Earth’s atmosphere in the last month than any other fires in 18 years of data collection, European scientists said in a report Tuesday. These fires offer a stark portrait of planetary warming trends. The Arctic is warming at …

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London Police Stop Star Athletes, Setting Off Racial Profiling Debate

LONDON — The couple, a top British sprinter and a Portuguese track star, were driving their Mercedes through the elegant Maida Vale neighborhood in West London — their 3-month-old son in the back seat — when a police van appeared in their rearview mirror. The athletes, Bianca Williams, 26, and …

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Patient Is Reported Free of H.I.V., but Scientists Urge Caution

A 35-year-old man in Brazil may be the first to experience long-term remission from H.I.V. after treatment with only a specially designed cocktail of antiviral drugs, researchers said on Tuesday. Just two people have been confirmed cured of H.I.V. so far, both after risky treatments involving bone-marrow transplants for their …

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Facebook, Israel’s outbreak, Uighurs: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a dangerous time for migrant workers in the Middle East, Facebook’s decision to pause cooperation with Hong Kong authorities and what a cashless economy could look like. Abuse risk rises for domestic workers in Arab countries …

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In Russia, They Tore Down Lots of Statues, but Little Changed

MOSCOW — Elated by the defeat of a hard-line Communist coup in August 1991, thousands of mostly young Muscovites gathered in front of the K.G.B. headquarters and argued over how best to seal their victory with a bold, symbolic act. After some discussion, recalled Sergei B. Parkhomenko, then a young …

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Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

michael barbaro From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.” [music] Today: As infection rates break new records across the U.S. this July 4 weekend, four new insights into the virus from my colleague, science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. It’s Monday, July 6. Let me …

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U.K. Sanctions, Facebook, Jair Bolsonaro: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering Britain’s new sanctions on human rights abuses, discrimination against Europe’s Roma and a revival of Italy’s pawnshops. They are the first sanctions that Britain has imposed since leaving the European Union in January — a move …

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Won’t Cross the Border for Washington Summit

TORONTO — He sent his regrets. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on Monday he won’t attend a meeting in Washington this week with President Donald Trump and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico. The meeting was meant to celebrate the official start of the new trade deal between the …

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In Her Words: 7 Issues, 7 Days

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Britain, Charting Its Own Course on Human Rights, Imposes New Sanctions

LONDON — Britain, seeking to carve out a post-Brexit role as a human-rights defender, said on Monday it had blacklisted dozens of people from Russia, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar for abuses ranging from a carefully-plotted execution to jailhouse beatings and the persecution of Rohingya refugees. It was the first time …

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Facebook Temporarily Stops Hong Kong Data Requests

Facebook said on Monday that it would temporarily stop processing Hong Kong government requests for user data as the company reviews a sweeping national security law that has chilled political expression in the city. The social network’s assessment of the law, which has already been used to arrest people who …

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