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21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

That's far fewer than the thousand typically on the ship when it's on active duty, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet.

It was proving to be a stubborn blaze to put out, requiring helicopters dumping water from above, firefighting vessels shooting seawater and fire trucks pounding water through hoses from the dock.

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

The US, for its part, is dispatching a six-wheeled rover the size of a car, named Perseverance, to collect rock samples that will be brought back to Earth for analysis in about a decade.

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Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie, dies at 59

State television South African Broadcasting Corporation has reported that Mandela died at a Johannesburg hospital early Monday morning.

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Ready or not: US Election costs soar in preparation for coronavirus voting

''Election officials don't have nearly the resources to make the preparations and changes they need to make to run an election in a pandemic,'' said Wendy Weiser, head of the democracy program at the Brennan Center for Justic

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Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

Dengue cases are likely to rise soon with the start of seasonal rains in Latin American countries like Cuba, Chile and Costa Rica, as well as the South Asian countries of India and Pakistan.

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Joe Biden wins Democratic primary in Puerto Rico

The primary was scheduled for March but was delayed until Sunday because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus cases: WHO says yet another daily record of global Covid19 cases, 2.3 lakh reported in 24-hours

The UN health agency said Sunday the United States again topped the list among countries, with more than 66,000 cases recorded.

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England vs West Indies: Jermaine Blackwood, Shannon Gabriel star as Windies win Southampton Test by 4 wickets

Jermaine Blackwood top-scored with 95 as West Indies overcame an early wobble to win by four wickets in the final session. John Campbell hit the winning run.

UK-China ties freeze with debate over Huawei, Hong Kong

Huawei says it is merely caught in the middle of a U.S.-China battle over trade and technology. It has consistently denied allegations it could carry out cyber espionage or electronic sabotage at the behest of the Chinese Com

The Commerce Department said on Friday it was tightening sanctions on Huawei

2020 US election: Donald Trump, Joe Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China

2020 US election: The Trump campaign credits the president with signing the first phase of a trade deal with China in January, which boosted stock markets and seemingly ended a bruising trade war.

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China rejects food imports after virus detected

Testing has been stepped up on incoming food shipments, and on Friday customs officials said they are halting imports from three Ecuadorian shrimp producers after tests showed the virus present in recent shipments.

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Kazakhstan’s unknown pneumonia virus reported by China could be COVID-19, says WHO

''We're looking at the actual testing and the quality of testing to make sure that there haven't been false negative tests for some of those other pneumonias that are provisionally tested negative,'' Ryan said.

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Indian and other foreign students in the US weigh studying in person vs losing visas

Students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil told The Associated Press they are scrambling to devise plans after federal immigration authorities notified colleges this week that international students must le

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Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios will follow four days later.

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New virus deadlier than Covid-19? Kazakhstan rejects Chinese report over ‘unknown pneumonia’ outbreak

''This information doesn't conform to reality,'' Kazakhstan's Health Ministry said. It noted that the country's statistics on pneumonia include patients who tested negative for coronavirus but had symptoms compatible with COV

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US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

The commitment to ApiJect dwarfs the other needle orders the government has placed with a major manufacturer and two other small companies.

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Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake

''This morning's email to some of our employees was sent in error. There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok,'' Amazon emailed reporters just before 5 p.m. Eastern time. Spokeswoman Jaci Anderson decl

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Brightest comet since mid 90s streaking past Earth! Stunning spectacle to be witnessed in the night sky

Its close proximity to the sun caused dust and gas to burn off its surface and create an even bigger debris tail. Now the comet is headed our way, with closest approach in two weeks.

The comet C/2020 F3 which was discovered by NASA's Near Earth Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) telescope in March this year will start coming close to the Earth from July 22-July 23

US-China trade deal: Donald Trump says ties ‘severely damaged’ by Beijing’s handling of coronavirus pandemic

US-China trade deal: Donald Trump did not completely rule out working on phase two of the deal but made clear that it was not a top concern.

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Russia’s foreign minister mocks US intelligence information on bounties to Taliban

US intelligence officials said information about Russia's alleged bounties on the heads of troops in Afghanistan was included in an intelligence brief for President Donald Trump in late February.

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Hagia Sophia: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan formally makes Istanbul landmark a mosque

Hagia Sophia: The decision to reconvert Hagia Sophia — a former cathedral that was turned into a mosque after Istanbul's conquest by the Ottoman Empire and had served as a museum for 86 years — sparked deep dismay among O

US-Russia arms control agreement: Not very optimistic about prospects of extension, says Russian Foreign Minister

The New START treaty was signed in 2010 by U.S. President Barack Obama and then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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US drone strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani: Mike Pompeo slams UN human rights expert’s report

Callamard is perhaps best known for leading an investigation into the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi national, and issuing a scathing report on the actions of Saudi officials.

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UEFA Champions League draw: 5 former winners in same half; Ronaldo-Messi showdown possible in semifinals

UEFA Champions League draw: Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich will whittle down one side of the draw to reach the final on Aug. 23 at the Stadium of Light in Lisbon.

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China rejects prospect of joining arms control talks with US

China, with the world's biggest nuclear arsenal after the US and Russia, has maintained it will not join in talks with Washington and Moscow on reducing its number of warheads.

China's objection to the so-called trilateral arms control negotiations is very clear, and the US knows it very well.

Notre Dame Cathedral to rebuilt as before – no modern twists

That's the verdict reached by French President Emmanuel Macron, the cathedral's present-day architects and the general in charge of the colossal reconstruction project for one of the world's most treasured landmarks.

WHO experts to visit China as part of COVID-19 investigation

Two World Health Organisation experts will spend the next two days in the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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