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Christian Science Monitor - World

'What we do is help': Mexican neighbors boost each other in pandemic -- COVID-19 has left many Mexican workers in a precarious situation – the latest in a long line of events inspiring neighbors to band together.

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Defund the police? Europeans redirect them. -- Some European countries have taken mental health and social crises out of police hands, asking specialists to cope with them instead. Crime dropped.

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Monday Sunrise Briefing: Security and equality shape US campaign - Catch me up on the weekend news: President Trump's vow to protect US history, Biden seeks racial equality, and a cyber attack on Iran.

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First Look - Iran hints a cyber attack caused fire at nuclear facility - A fire at Iran's underground Natanz nuclear facility could slow the development of centrifuges used to enrich uranium. A cyber attack by Israel or the US?

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Germany's recipe for lockdown: Reduced hours, not layoffs -- In Germany, business and government split responsibility for supporting workers' income amid the lockdown – while letting workers stay on the job.

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Protests, then a pandemic: Can Hong Kong tourism hang on? -- Hong Kong's response to the pandemic, and its economic hardships, includes a H.K.$120 billion stimulus package with a cash handout for every resident.

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First Look -- End of FGM in Sudan? A draft bill sparks caution, hope. -- The World Health Organization says female genital mutilation constitutes an "extreme form of discrimination" against women. Nearly always carried out on minors, it is widely practiced in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia for different reasons.

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First Look -- Why Britain extended residency rights to 3 million Hong Kongers -- Britain has extended residency rights to 3 million Hong Kongers after Beijing imposed a new security law. Eligible citizens could now work and live there for five years before being eligible to apply for citizenship.

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First Look -- Putin cinches term extension to 2036 in disputed vote -- Election officials say 78% of Russians voted to extend President Vladimir Putin's term limits to 2036. Voters were affected by suspect polling stations and proffered prizes, and critics argue the results are inflated.

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Hong Kongers fear drastic law marks 'before' and 'after' -- Hong Kong's new national security law, imposed by Beijing to bypass the local legislature, severely undermines its autonomy and freedom, critics warn.

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As tourist drought idles workers, Spain weaves a makeshift safety net -- The tourism industry in Spain has particularly suffered during the coronavirus lockdown. So Madrid has created a raft of options to help workers.

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First Look -- 'Come with dollars:' Lebanon PM asks its expats to visit home -- Lebanese expats, responsible for 12.5% of the country's GDP, are frustrated with their government's systematic corruption and mismanagement. After years of keeping their native land afloat, many expats now refuse to send money to Lebanon.

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First Look -- In Hong Kong, arrests begin a day after passing new security law -- Nine demonstrators have been arrested under the new national security law passed by China's central government on Tuesday. Police say they possessed flags and other items calling for Hong Kong independence.

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'We're invisible': Peru's moment of reckoning on informal workers -- Peru acted quickly to combat the health and economic risks of COVID-19. So where did things go wrong?

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