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The Latest: S Korea tops 1,000 cases for 57th straight day

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases, approaching a daily record set last month just a day after officials cautiously expressed hope that …

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Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

CAIRO ((DailyNews)) — Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious delta …

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France celebrates Bastille Day amid virus fears, tensions

PARIS ((DailyNews)) — Bastille Day is back, sort of. France celebrated its national holiday Wednesday with thousands of troops marching in a Paris parade, warplanes roaring overhead and traditional parties …

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The Latest: White House hosts Dodgers, 1st team since virus

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden praised the ability of sports and athletes to bring a nation together in a time of crisis as he hosted the World Series champion Los …

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Virus, Mideast turmoil stifle Eid al-Fitr celebrations

JAKARTA, Indonesia ((DailyNews)) — Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations on the …

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Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over virus steps

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Trains packed with commuters returning to work after a weeklong national holiday. Frustrated young people drinking in the streets because bars are closed. Protests planned over a …

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