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Graffiti that reads in Spanish: "Blood Government," is painted on a fence of a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients in Guatemala City, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Dr. Oscar Hernandez Alonzo, 45, who'd been treating COVID-19 patients since March, died Saturday from complications related to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Signs that Guatemala's justice system is under attackIn Guatemala, death threats have driven two anti-corruption prosecutors from the country in the past year, and their unit’s leader has a protective order from a regional human rights commission because he is constantly harassed and threatened
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Pompeo Announces Sanctions on HuaweiThe State Department accused the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer of human right abuses Wednesday, saying it would impose visa restrictions on employees of China's Huawei. The announcement came a week after the State Department accused China of human rights abuses and a day after the UK said it would...
Newser6 hours ago
FILE - In this June 10, 2015, file photo, tourists stand on the street in Magaluf, Calvia, on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain. Authorities in Spain's Balearic Islands have ordered on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the closure of bars and nightclubs in beachfront areas popular with young and foreign visitors in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus and losing a reputation as a place for hard partying. (AP Photo/Joan Llado, File)
'We don't want them,' Mallorca says of wild-wayed touristsAuthorities in Spain’s Balearic Islands have ordered the closure of bars and nightclubs in beachfront areas popular with young and foreign visitors in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus and losing a reputation as a place for hard partying
The Associated Press6 hours ago
One Man Blamed for Half of His Nation's CasesSri Lankan auto rickshaw driver Prasad Dinesh admits breaking into a house to steal coconuts to sell to buy heroin—but he says it's harsh to blame him for almost half of the country's coronavirus cases. The 33-year-old sustained a leg injury during the April 5 theft and tested positive...
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US imposes restrictions as pressure builds on Guyana leadersThe United States says it has imposed visa restrictions on people in Guyana who were involved in “undermining democracy” in the South American nation, which held a disputed election on March 2 and has yet to declare a winner
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People wearing face masks walk past a semaphore system that signals how crowded the beach is at any moment, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The system uses radar to count people entering the gates to the fenced beach to help beachgoers keep social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfiresPortugal is experiencing a heat wave with temperatures way above average, sweltering nights and a heightened risk of wildfires
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo,  medical staff member prepares a syringe, at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make it happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones.  (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, File)
More than 150 countries sign up for global vaccine planMore than 70 rich countries have signed up to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative intended to ensure that any effective shots are fairly distributed globally _ but which may also allow them to buy more vaccines for their own stockpiles
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Police officers detain protesters during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020.  Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Police detain dozens in 2nd day of Belarus election protestsA human rights group says police have  dozens of demonstrators have been detained in the capital of Belarus and another city as protests against the exclusion of two opposition candidates from the presidential ballot roil the country
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People watch as smoke rises from a technical building of the Kampa Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. It was immediately not clear if any of the art pieces were damaged. Kampa Museum is known for its valuable collections of paintings by Frantisek Kupka, a pioneer of modern abstract painting. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Fire hits Museum Kampa in Prague, smoke reaches exhibitionsPrague officials say a fire broke out at a modern art museum in the heart of the Czech capital
The Associated Press9 hours ago
France's Prime Minister Jean Castex leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
French prime minister defends police amid brutality concernsFrance’s new prime minister is firmly defending the police despite growing concerns about police brutality
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Actor Johnny Depp arrives at the High Court to give evidence in his libel case, in London, Wednesday July 15, 2020. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that called him a “wife-beater.” The Sun’s defense relies on a total of 14 allegations by Amber Heard of Depp’s violence. He strongly denies all of them. ( Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
Ex-employee says Amber Heard 'twisted' sexual assault storyAmber Heard’s former personal assistant has said in a British court she told the model-actress about a violent sexual assault she had endured, only for Heard to “twist” the story for her own use
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Ethiopia denies reports government has started filling damEthiopia’s water minister has denied reports that the government has begun filling the massive hydroelectric dam that has caused severe tensions with Egypt
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