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Tension rises in Haiti over missionary kidnappings
Protests erupted in Haiti as concerns over public safety continue to grow following the kidnapping of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries by a gang last week. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
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Queen Elizabeth spends night in hospital
Buckingham Palace said she was taken to the hospital for "preliminary investigations."
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Former flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest
They remained barefoot, wearing only a slip, in silence for a few minutes during the choreographed protest in Rome.
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Haitian gangs have international groups, residents living in fear
Residents in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince remain in a constant state of fear after criminal gangs have swept the area to fill the void of an unstable government.
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More homes evacuated overnight as La Palma volcano continues its eruption
The Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted on the Island of La Palma on September 19 and shows no sign of slowing, having already forced the evacuation of over 6,000 residents and destroyed more than 1,800 buildings. Roxana Saberi speaks with a volcanologist who says the slow-moving lava means that there should be no real threat to human life.
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South Korea has partial success with 1st launch into the space race
The country successfully launched a home-grown rocket for the 1st time, but the payload, a dummy satellite, failed to make it into orbit.
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Afghan evacuees start to leave U.S. military sites
Approximately 55,000 Afghan evacuees remain at U.S. military sites waiting to be resettled in communities across America.
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El Salvador lawmakers reject challenge to nation's total abortion ban
Congress members voted overwhelmingly against a petition filed by women's rights activists, who had challenged laws that make terminating pregnancy illegal in all cases.
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More than 70 killed, 3,000 wounded in Beirut explosions
More than 70 people are dead and 3,000 are wounded after two explosions shook the city of Beirut, Lebanon. The death toll has been rising by the hour, as investigators try to determine the cause. Chris Livesay reports.
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Oxford vaccine prompts protective immune response in human trials
There are promising results on three different coronavirus vaccines, including the leading candidate from the U.K.'s Oxford University. Trials show it provides two kinds of protection against COVID-19. Charlie D'Agata has the latest.
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Russian hackers accused of targeting coronavirus vaccine developers
Intelligence agencies from the U.S., Canada and Britain say Russian hackers are once again targeting foreign governments. But this time, they say, they're accused of trying to steal research on vaccines for the coronavirus. Charlie D'Agata has the latest.
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90-year-old Scottish woman climbs stairs for charity
In Scotland, an elderly woman set out to raise money for charity during the COVID-19 lockdown. And she did it by climbing a mountain, one stair at a time. Roxana Saberi shares her story.
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Sweden sees high virus mortality rate after resisting lockdown
Many people in Sweden are satisfied with the country's lockdown-lite during the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, others are unhappy with its as the region saw one of the worst COVID-19 mortality rates in the world. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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Florence's Uffizi museum reopens with pandemic restrictions
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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More than 300 protesters arrested in Hong Kong
Authorities in Hong Kong used water cannons and pepper spray to disperse thousands of pro-democracy protesters and arrested more than 300 people. The protesters oppose new national security laws that aim to crack down on dissent.
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Dalai Lama weighs in on Beijing's crack down on Hong Kong's protests
Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was forced into exile in 1959 after an uprising in his country was crushed by Chinese forces. Now, as Beijing clamps down on Hong Kong's freedom and massive protests, he says, he's wary. Ramy Inocencio reports.
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Brazil ties U.S. with largest daily number of COVID-19 cases
The World Health Organization reported more than 10 million people have tested positive for COVID-19. Brazil and India are seeing the virus spread fast. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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Synthetic coronavirus vaccine in development in the UK could be easier to mass produce
There is encouraging news on a new type of coronavirus vaccine being developed in Britain. If effective, the vaccine could potentially be cheaper and easier to mass produce than others. Roxana Saberi reports.
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World is set to extract twice as much fossil fuel as climate allows
Existing plans for fossil fuel extraction promise "worsening climate disasters," UN report warns.
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Ontario photographer uses squirrels as stars of backyard photo sessions
An Ontario photographer shooting imaginative portraits using unusual, nuttier subjects has become a pandemic sensation. John Blackstone reports.
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Pro-democracy protesters clash with police in Hong Kong over Beijing's proposed law
Protesters in Hong Kong clashed with police over Beijing's plan to impose a tough new security law. There's fear it would crush freedoms in the former British territory. Ramy Inocencio reports.
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Muslims celebrate Eid amid coronavirus outbreak
Two billion Muslims worldwide are celebrating Eid, the most important religious holiday in the Islamic year. But for many this year, it will be a subdued affair due to the pandemic. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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FBI warns China is launching cyber attacks to steal coronavirus research
FBI and federal cyber-security agents are warning that hackers linked to the Chinese government are trying to steal coronavirus-related research from U.S. companies and universities. Both the U.S. and China are frantically trying to develop a vaccine. Jeff Pegues reports.
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Crowded flights leave passengers scared amid pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the way people fly. While many flights are at less than 50% capacity with passengers required to wear masks, the possibility of a mostly-full plane with the inability to social distance has many worried. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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Sweden's COVID-19 strategy leads to higher fatality rate than U.S.
Europe is lifting strict coronavirus lockdowns despite having a higher coronavirus death rate than the U.S. Sweden stands as the one country that never imposed a shutdown. Charlie D'Agata reports.
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London's Royal Botanic Gardens sit empty amid pandemic lockdown
London's Royal Botanic Gardens are home to more than 7 million plant species. Normally, the gardens would see thousands of people strolling through the beautiful greenery in the Spring, but due to the U.K.'s coronavirus lockdown, it is empty. Mark Phillips speaks to the director of the gardens about the lessons we can learn about the natural world for our series Eye on Earth.
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Trump to suspend most U.S. immigration for 60 days
President Trump said he will suspend the issuing of green cards for at least 60 days to reduce the amount of competition as the economy rebounds, although some, like seasonal agriculture workers, will be exempt. Democrats say he is using the pandemic to fulfill a campaign promise to scale back on legal immigration. Meanwhile, Congressional leaders came to an agreement on additional funding to the Paycheck Protection Program. Weijia Jiang reports on the nearly $500 billion deal.
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Trump plans temporary immigration ban over coronavirus
President Trump announced that he was temporarily suspending immigration to the U.S. in a Monday night tweet. Mr. Trump cited the "invisible enemy" of the coronavirus and the need to protect jobs, although the U.S. has the most reported cases in the world by far. Weijia Jiang breaks down what the ban may entail and what questions are still left after the president's surprise announcement.
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Amid coronavirus restrictions, China arrests Hong Kong protest leaders
The U.S. is criticizing China for detaining 15 leaders of Hong Kong's protest movement amid the coronavirus pandemic. Holly Williams speaks to a professor who says the virus crisis provided an opportunity for the crackdown.
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Air quality on Earth improves as global community moves indoors during coronavirus
Human's impact on the climate has shown more direct than ever than during the coronavirus pandemic.
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