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AP, 30 Jul 2020
Shakira hit the No.1 spot in the U.K. with 'Hips Don't Lie' featuring Wyclef Jean. (July 30)
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SoftBank Moves Into Asset Management After Return to Profits
Bloomberg, 12 Aug 2020
Aug.11 -- SoftBank is ready to jump into a new venture, but it's not the usual high-tech moonshots SoftBank is known for.
Challenger to Lukashenko flees Belarus amid post-election unrest
PBS, 12 Aug 2020
More than 2,000 people in Belarus have been detained in violent anti-government protests over Sunday’s disputed election.
Kamala Harris Is Joe Biden’s Running Mate. Here’s Her Story. | NBC News NOW
NBC, 12 Aug 2020
Sen. Kamala Harris will be the first Black woman and Asian American to be nominated for national office by a major political party.
What Kamala Harris will bring as Joe Biden's running mate
CBS, 12 Aug 2020
California Senator Kamala Harris has been chosen as Joe Biden's running mate. Harris is the first Black woman to be chosen for a major party's ticket.
Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate in US presidential election
FRANCE24, 12 Aug 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday tapped Senator Kamala Harris of California as his choice for vice president, his campaign told supporters in a text message.
Secretary Azar becomes highest-level US official to visit Taiwan in decades
FOX, 12 Aug 2020
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar sat down with Taiwan's pesident. He joins Martha MacCallum to discuss the historic meeting.
Trump says he was surprised Biden picked Kamala Harris as running mate
CNN, 12 Aug 2020
President Donald Trump called Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) his "number one draft pick" after presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden named her as his running mate.
How biting are China's sanctions on 11 Americans in retaliation?
CGTN, 12 Aug 2020
An eye for an eye. China just sanctioned 11 U.S. officials in retaliation for U.S.
WE scandal: Ministers, public servant defend decision to contract out $912M student grant program
CA, 12 Aug 2020
Two federal cabinet ministers, the country’s top public servant and a former ethics commissioner were brought before the House of Commons ethics committee on Tuesday to answer q...
Kamala Harris: memorable moments from Joe Biden's VP pick
Guardian, 12 Aug 2020
Kamala Harris, 55, has become the first black woman on a major presidential ticket in US history after democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden named the California senator a...
Ilhan Omar faces challenge in Minnesota primary
AP, 12 Aug 2020
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, is fighting to keep her seat in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District on Tuesday.
Biden VP pick: Kamala Harris chosen as running mate
BBC, 12 Aug 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American in the role.
Desperate for basics, Venezuelans tap well
Reuters, 12 Aug 2020
Caracas residents are taking matters into their own hands in their fight to survive amid a lack of basic essential services...
Trump says 'surprised' at Biden's pick of 'poorly' performing Harris
AFP, 12 Aug 2020
US President Donald Trump says he's "surprised" Joe Biden has picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate in November's presidential election.
Undocumented in the Pandemic (full film)
Frontline, 12 Aug 2020
An immigrant mother’s struggle to keep her family afloat, with her husband detained by ICE in a facility where COVID is spreading.
Stephen Lawrence's parents 'disappointed' as murder investigation shelved
Sky, 12 Aug 2020
The parents of Stephen Lawrence have said they are "disappointed" that the murder investigation has been shelved by police.
Biden picks Kamala Harris, Russian vaccine skepticism, and the 2020 gold rush: CNBC After Hours
CNBC, 12 Aug 2020
CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, CNBC's Meg Tirrell breaks down the skepticism around Russia's claims to have won ...
'I don't think they care': Breonna Taylor's aunts on their wait for justice
ITV, 12 Aug 2020
Breonna Taylor was a paramedic but on March 13 this year, she
Can France defeat armed groups in the Sahel? | Inside Story
Al Jazeera, 12 Aug 2020
Can France defeat armed groups in the Sahel? Niger has struggled to cope with years of attacks by armed groups.
No, it is not an ‘It’ spin-off | Peruvian clowns cheer up Lima as circuses stay closed
RT, 12 Aug 2020
As COVID grips Latin America, a group of clowns in Lima have