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Donald Trump orders creation of ‘national heroes’ garden

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“This monument will never be desecrated,” President Trump said at Mount Rushmore US President Donald Trump has ordered the creation of a “National Garden of American Heroes” to defend what he calls “our great national story” against those who vandalise statues. His executive order gives a new […]

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US top court strikes down law limiting abortions

Image copyright EPA Image caption Anti-abortion protesters seen outside the Supreme Court The US Supreme Court has ruled that a law restricting abortions in Louisiana is unconstitutional in a landmark decision. The law required that doctors providing abortions have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals, which the justices said led to an undue burden on women. […]

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‘Very significant’ Europe resurgences alarm WHO

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Close to 20,000 new cases are being recorded daily in the WHO’s European region Europe has seen an increase in weekly cases of Covid-19 for the first time in months as restrictions are eased, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. In 11 countries, which include Armenia, Sweden, Moldova and […]

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Coronavirus: German outbreak sparks fresh local lockdowns

Image copyright EPA Image caption Authorities have sent supplies to the quarantined workers of the Tönnies meatpacking plant German authorities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia have reimposed lockdown restrictions in two districts after a spike in cases, with more than half a million people affected. One area is home to a meatpacking plant where […]