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Actress Kelly Preston, John Travolta’s wife, dies aged 57

The actress and wife of John Travolta died after a “two-year battle with breast cancer”, he says.

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Xinjiang: Rubio and Cruz hit with tit-for-tat China sanctions

The move comes after the US sanctions Chinese officials for Beijing’s actions in Xinjiang.

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Trudeau admits ‘mistake’ while facing third ethics inquiry in office

Canada PM says he should have recused himself from contract talks with charity that paid his family.

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Royal descendants can keep temple full of riches, rules Indian Supreme Court

One of the vaults in Kerala’s Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple contained $20bn (£16bn) worth of diamonds.

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Three generations on the impact of George Floyd’s death

Three generations of one family discuss their experiences of racism and whether things are changing.

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India’s growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers

Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be a challenge.

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Wounds of Dutch history expose deep racial divide

Faced with protests and attacks on statues, the Dutch are struggling with a legacy of racism.

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The women who can’t get an abortion in lockdown

Indian women are struggling to access safe reproductive services because of Covid-19 restrictions.

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‘Someone needs to help parents control their kids’ spending’

Louise Hill is the founder of GoHenry, which provides prepaid debit cards for children.

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US Navy ship fire: Sailors and fire crew injured

At least 21 sailors needed medical care following a fire on the vessel, moored at San Diego Naval Base.

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Coronavirus: Florida sets new state daily case record of 15,299

A 24-hour tally of 15,299 new coronavirus cases eclipses the worst rates seen in New York in April.

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Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

It is one of several restrictions introduced by President Ramaphosa amid rising infection rates.

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Poland’s Duda holds slim lead in presidential election, exit poll suggests

The conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda leads by a tiny margin, according to an exit poll.

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Hagia Sophia: Pope ‘pained’ as Istanbul museum reverts to mosque

The Pope is the latest faith leader to voice concern at the Istanbul museum reverting to a mosque.

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Iran plane crash: ‘Human error’ to blame for downing of Ukrainian jet

Iran says equipment error and poor communication caused civilian plane to be shot down by military.

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Sudan scraps apostasy law and alcohol ban for non-Muslims

The ban on alcohol is lifted for non-Muslims, while the apostasy law and public flogging are scrapped.

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Central and southern China hit by heavy flooding

The country’s flood response alert has been raised to the second highest level.

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Coronavirus: Three generations of Bollywood Bachchan family infected

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her father-in-law, husband and daughter test positive for Covid-19.

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Mali opposition rejects President Keïta’s concessions amid unrest

Opposition leaders reject President Keïta’s “nonsense” concessions as political unrest grows.

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Roger Stone: Robert Mueller defends indictment over Russia probe

Ex-US special counsel Robert Mueller intervenes after President Trump commutes an aide’s jail term.

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Xu Zhangrun: Outspoken professor freed after six days

A friend said constitutional law professor Xu Zhangrun was in good health.

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Coronavirus: Donald Trump wears face mask for the first time

The US president previously said he could not see himself wearing a mask in public.

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Hong Kong: Opposition primaries draw thousands despite security law fears

Hundreds of thousands of people vote despite fears that doing so may breach a new security law.

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Hong Kong security law: Why we are taking our BNOs and leaving

As China enforces new restrictions, some are turning to their British National (Overseas) passport.

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This police-free protest zone was dismantled – but was it the end?

On 8 June protesters set up a police-free protest zone in the city. Less than a month later, it had been dismantled.

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Russian journalists in shock as FSB hunts enemy within

Colleagues say Ivan Safronov’s arrest for spying is absurd and it has prompted talk of “spy mania”.

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Mexico crime: Could this become the bloodiest year on record?

On 7 June, an astonishing 117 murders were recorded, making it the most violent day of the year so far.

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Coronavirus: The chaplains toiling on the frontlines

Spiritual care workers have been thrust onto the frontlines in new ways during this global pandemic.

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Coronavirus: Fake cures in Latin America’s deadly outbreak

The desperate search for a cure has led people to ‘harmful and ineffective’ alternatives online.

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George Floyd: ‘If you don’t break the chain, then who will?’

Across the US, street artists have been inspired by the death of George Floyd earlier this year.