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World News - Hong Kong legislature outlaws slander of Chinese national anthem - Hong Kong's Legislative Council passed a law Thursday that criminalizes insulting the Chinese national anthem, "March of the Volunteers," with a fine of up to $6,450 or a three-year jail term.

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World News -- Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for Samsung chief -- Prosecutors sought an arrest warrant Thursday against Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong in relation to the 2015 merger of two Samsung units.

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World News -- U.N. report: Philippines under Duterte guilty of human rights violations -- A United Nations report Thursday said the Philippines government has engaged in widespread human rights violations in the name of national security and drug trafficking.

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Clint Eastwood turns 90: a look back

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World News -- Libya's GNA takes full control of Tripoli -- Forces supporting Libya's United Nations-backed government said Thursday they have driven out the remaining fighters loyal to rebel army commander Khalifa Haftar from Tripoli.

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World News -- U.S. ambassador to South Korea shares photo of George Floyd protest -- The top U.S. diplomat to South Korea issued a statement on the protests that have swept the United States since the death of George Floyd.

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World News -- South Korean man's fall at department store ruled a suicide -- A South Korean man died by suicide on Thursday in the central city of Daegu, according to local press reports.

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World News -- South Korea protesters clashing at comfort women site, report says -- Tensions are rising between protesters at a weekly rally outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, according to a local press report.

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World News -- Cristobal could approach U.S. coast as hurricane this weekend -- Tropical Storm Cristobal, the third named tropical system of the Atlantic hurricane season, is forecast to continue lashing Mexico and may approach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane this weekend.

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World News -- Defector Ji Seong-ho: Leaflets to North Korea should continue -- Ji Seong-ho, the high-profile North Korean defector who was elected to South Korea's parliament in April, said efforts to send information such as leaflets into his isolated former country should continue.

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U.S. News -- U.S. blacklists 7 Cuban companies, jeopardizing U.S. remittances -- The Trump administration on Wednesday blacklisted seven Cuban companies including the financial institution that handles U.S. remittances to the communist nation.

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World News -- Cyclone Nisarga lashing western India after unprecedented landfall -- June 3 -- Cyclonic Storm Nisarga formed Tuesday in the Arabian Sea and is aiming for at the west India coastline and Mumbai, the country's financial center and home to more than 18 million people.

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World News -- WHO resumes hydroxychloroquine tests; study shows drug doesn't prevent COVID-19 -- The World Health Organization has resumed its medical trials on hydroxychloroquine Wednesday, the same day a new study says the drug doesn't prevent coronavirus.

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World News -- South Korea vaunts COVID-19 know-how amid new outbreaks -- Pride and anxiety are mingling in South Korea, following the country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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World News -- U.N., Saudi Arabia raise $1.35B in Yemen humanitarian funds -- Donors have pledged $1.3 billion for aid in war-torn Yemen but the total was well below the $2.4 billion the United Nations aimed to raise.

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World News -- U.N. chief calls for protection of migrants, refugees amid pandemic -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for increased protections for migrants and refugees amid the coronavirus pandemic, reminding countries of their obligations to people on the move.

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U.S. News -- Trump signs international religious freedom executive order, visits shrine -- President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allot at least $50 million a year for programs that advance international religious freedoms and to develop plans in countries that violate such rights.

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World News -- U.S. accepts $200M proposal for furloughed USFK employees -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it's accepted a $200 million proposal from South Korea to fund labor costs for Korean employees of United States Forces Korea, a move that comes as cost-sharing negotiations are at an impasse.

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George Floyd autopsy shows he tested positive for COVID-19

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Barack Obama calls for local leaders to review police use-of-force policies

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Police officers shot, stabbed in NYC; LA faces suit over curfew

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New charges filed against Minneapolis cops in George Floyd's death

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Trump administration threatens to ban Chinese passenger flights to U.S.

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