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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein, Austria. Nine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy, but the coronavirus pandemic blocked others from arriving directly from Syria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
Muti conducts Syria musicians in memorial concert amid ruinsNine musicians from the Syrian diaspora in Europe are playing in the 24th friendship concert conducted by Riccardo Muti, this year at the Paestum archaeological site in southern Italy
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A view of destroyed buildings at a fireworks factory following a fire after an explosion outside the town of Hendek, Sakarya province, northwestern Turkey, Friday, July 3, 2020. There were an estimated 150 workers at the factory, Gov. Cetin Oktay Kaldirim told state-run Anadolu Agency. Several firefighters and ambulances were sent to the factory, which is away from residential areas. However, explosions were continuing, hampering efforts to bring the fire under control.The cause of the blast wasn't immediately known. (DHA via AP)
Death toll rises to 6 in Turkey fireworks factory explosion The death toll from a massive explosion in a fireworks factory in Turkey has increased to six
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In this image taken from OBN video, the coffin of Ethiopia singer Hachalu Hundessa is carried during the funeral in Ambo, Ethiopia, Thursday July 2, 2020. More than 80 people have been killed in unrest in Ethiopia after the popular singer Hachalu Hundessa was shot dead this week. He was buried Thursday amid tight security. He had been a prominent voice in anti-government protests that led to a change in leadership in 2018. (OBN via AP)
Ethiopian police patrol Oromia area and capital after unrestEthiopian police were patrolling the country’s troubled Oromia region and the capital, Addis Ababa following a week of unrest in which 166 people were killed and more than 2,000 arrested, after a popular singer was shot dead
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In this photograph taken with a slow shutter speed, traditional abra boats navigate the Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
UAE orders government shakeup as virus erodes economic gainsThe United Arab Emirates has announced a wide-ranging government shakeup
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Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motivePolice in Austria say they have detained a 47-year-old Russian man after a 43-year-old compatriot was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday
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Anti-racism groups in Paris call out slave trader statuesAnti-racism groups are leading a “de-colonial tour” of Paris to call attention to monuments and streets honoring historical figures tied to the slave trade or colonial-era abuses
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File---Picture taken June 24, 2020 shows the Wirecard logo at the headquarters of the payment service provider in Aschheim, Germany.  (Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance/dpa via AP, file)
Germany to revamp financial oversight after Wirecard scandalGermany’s finance minister says he wants to revamp the oversight system for the country’s financial industry in the wake of the accounting scandal at payment systems provider Wirecard
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Drinkers in Soho congregate, as coronavirus lockdown restrictions eased across England, in London, Saturday July 4, 2020. England embarked on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants reopened for the first time in more than three months. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubsThe reopening of pubs in England did not overwhelm emergency services as many had feared ahead of the biggest easing of Britain's coronavirus lockdown
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FILE - In this April 27, 2020, file photo, a worker passes public school buses parked at a depot in Manchester, N.H. School districts across America are in the midst of wrenching decisions during the summer about how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, with socially distanced school buses, virtual learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine protocols for infected children as the new norm. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open School districts across America must make wrenching decisions over how to resume classes in settings radically altered by the coronavirus pandemic
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People cool off from the summer heat under an open air shower on a street in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures childThe Iraqi military says a rocket aimed at Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child
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Israeli Minister of Defense and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz, left and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend the weekly cabinet meeting, at the foreign ministry, in Jerusalem, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Photo by Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)
Israel, Palestinians face new restrictions amid virus surgeIsrael has ordered thousands of people into quarantine after a contentious phone surveillance program resumed while Palestinians in the West Bank returned to life under lockdown as both areas experienced surges in coronavirus cases
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Locusts swarm on a tree south of Lodwar town in Turkana county, northern Kenya Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. (AP Photo/Boris Polo)
Crunch, crunch: Africa's locust outbreak is far from overThe crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step
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