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Voice of America's chief vowed to defend the broadcaster's journalistic independence after an appointee of President Donald Trump said he was removing a "firewall" that prohibits political interference in US-funded media

A "self-help" guru convicted of running a cult-like organization of sex slaves who were branded with his initials was sentenced to 120 years in prison by a New York judge

VIDEO: US 🗳️ With seven days to the US election we look back at seven battleground states

Stock markets failed to mount a rebound after dropping sharply on fears that a coronavirus resurgence will force fresh economically painful containment measures

#BREAKING Western Union to close in Cuba following new US sanctions, Havana says

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Russia has applied to the World Health Organization for accelerated registration and pre-qualification of its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the country's sovereign wealth fund said

VIDEO: The panda cub born to Mei Xiang, the second-oldest documented giant panda in the world to give birth, at the Washington zoo is now nine weeks old and is able to crawl to his mother 🐼

Female passengers on 10 planes flying out of Doha were forced to endure invasive physical examinations, Australia says, a much larger number than previously thought

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#BREAKING Notre-Dame's main structure is "saved and preserved" after fire, says Paris fire official

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For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches. The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hidden sea cave ? Fred Tanneau

After Bollywood star's suicide, a TV 'witch hunt'. India has millions of COVID-19 cases and a border stand-off with China, but the story dominating the news is how a Bollywood actress supposedly drove her ex-boyfriend to suicide with pot and black magic

Mexicans who served in US Army with the promise of becoming citizens but ended up being deported, protest on Memorial Day in Ciudad Juarez

#UPDATE  The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease

VIDEO: CNCrowds packed out a water park over the weekend in the central Chinese city of #Wuhan  , where the #coronavirus  first emerged late last year, keen to party as the city edges back to normal life

#BREAKING Multiple Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified for election: candidates

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A huge cardboard skeleton sits in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City ahead of the Day of the Dead festival ? Pedro Pardo

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