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Hurricane Douglas within ‘razor thin’ distance of Hawaii

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HONOLULU (Net)  — Hurricane Douglas came within "razor thin" distance of the Hawaiian Islands but spared the state the worst of the strong winds, storm surge and flooding officials had warned about.
Meteorologists cautioned the hurricane's path could shift slightly and Douglas could still unload its destructive power on the islands of Oahu and Kauai.
"It's still not out of the realm of possibilities. So we want people to really remain vigilant and stay prepared, at least for tonight," Eric...

Graft verdict for Malaysia ex-leader a test of rule of law

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (Net)  — After years of insisting on his innocence, former Malaysian leader Najib Razak learns his fate this week in his first corruption trial linked to one of the world's biggest financial scandals — a verdict widely seen as a test for the rule of law five months...

Australia records biggest daily increase in COVID-19 infections, deaths

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SYDNEY, July 27 (Net)  -- Australia recorded its biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases on Monday, with 549 new infections, as well as its deadliest day, with 10 people passing away on Sunday after contracting the virus.
All of the deaths and almost all of the confirmed cases occurred in the...

'Gone with the wind' actress Olivia de Havilland dies

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Paris, Jul 27 (Net) — Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Olivia de Havilland, one of the last remaining stars from the Golden Age, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104, reports AP.
Havilland, the sister of fellow Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, died peacefully of natural causes, said New...

Beijing partly reopens movie theaters as virus declines

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BEIJING (Net) — Beijing partially reopened movie theaters Friday as the threat from the coronavirus continues to recede in China's capital.
Cinemas in parts of the city deemed at low risk of cross-infection began admitting moviegoers under social distancing rules. Tickets must be booked in...

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