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August 25, 2020 | Via BBC

Fresh Clashes After Wisconsin Shooting

There have been clashes for a second night in Wisconsin, with buildings and cars set alight, following the police shooting of a black man on Sunday. Jacob Blake, 29, is in a stable condition after he was shot several times as he went to a car and opened its door in the city of Kenosha. Governor Tony Evers has called up the National Guard to aid local police.

August 25, 2020 | Via NBC News

Facebook Blocks Thai Anti-Monarchy Group

Facebook on Tuesday blocked access within Thailand to a group that has criticized the country’s king but said it was planning a legal challenge to the government’s demand that it restrict access to the organization’s page. The move comes amid near daily youth-led protests against the government and unprecedented calls for reforms of the monarchy, in a country that has experienced decades of protests punctuated by military coups.

August 25, 2020 | Via The Guardian

Africa to be Declared Free of Wild Polio After Decades of Work

Africa is expected to be declared free from wild polio, after decades of work by a coalition of international health bodies, national and local governments, community volunteers and survivors. Four years after the last recorded cases of wild polio in northern Nigeria, the Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) is expected to certify that the continent is free of the virus, which can cause irreversible paralysis and in some cases death.

August 25, 2020 | Via Reuters

Kremlin Defies Calls to Probe Navalny Illness

The Kremlin said on Tuesday it saw no need for now to investigate the circumstances leading up to opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s grave illness and that a German clinic’s initial diagnosis of poisoning was not yet conclusive. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Russia to investigate the suspected poisoning and to hold the perpetrators accountable after German doctors found indications of a toxic substance in his body.

August 25, 2020 | Via CNN

Hong Kong Man ‘First Case’ Documented of Getting Coronavirus Twice

A 33-year-old man living in Hong Kong had Covid-19 twice this year, according to preliminary research. He had symptoms the first time around, but no obvious symptoms the second time, the team at the University of Hong Kong reported Monday. The pre-print study — which the University of Hong Kong said has been accepted for publication in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases — found that the man’s second case of Covid-19 occurred 142 days after the first.

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