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John Hume, who worked to end N. Ireland violence, dies at 83

The family of politician John Hume, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in his native Northern Ireland, says he has died

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Rajapaksa brothers to get strong support in Sri Lanka polls

Sri Lanka’s powerful, popular Rajapaksa brothers are likely to get strong support in parliamentary elections Wednesday that could add to their family political dynasty and their ability to amend the constitution

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Asian shares mixed on US-China tensions, Wall Street gains

Asian shares are mixed as investors eyeball surging coronavirus cases in the region

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Lord & Taylor is latest retailer to file for bankruptcy

New York landmark retailer Lord & Taylor has filed for bankruptcy

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

Isaias is near hurricane strength early Monday as it approaches the Carolinas, just a day after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's east coast as state officials dealt with surging cases of the coronavirus

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Gonzalez expected to start for the Rockies against the Giants

The San Francisco Giants square off against the Colorado Rockies

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Analysis: Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Power cuts that can last up to 20 hours a day

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

The Latest: Philippine capital going back under lockdown

The Philippine capital and outlying provinces are returning to lockdown status after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections surge alarmingly

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges

The Philippine president has agreed to place the capital and outlying provinces back under a lockdown after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the coronavirus amid an alarming surge in infections

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

'If not now, when?': Black women seize political spotlight

Black women have long been the Democratic Party’s most reliable and loyal voters, but for generations that allegiance didn’t translate to their own political rise

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Attack on prison in Afghanistan continues; at least 11 dead

Afghan officials say that a complex attack by the Islamic State group against a prison in eastern Nangarhar province that began on Sunday evening has continued into Monday

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

HSBC says net profit plunged 96% in 2Q as pandemic took hold

Europe’s biggest bank, HSBC, has reported its net profit plummeted 96% in the second quarter of this year as lower interest rates combined with the downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic stunted business activity

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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