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US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. military says the Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S. The U.S. military’s Central Command published a black-and-white video showing what appeared to be special forces fast-roping down from a helicopter onto the MT Wila on Wednesday

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Thousands in Belarus form 'lines of solidarity' in protest

Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko

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Greece welcomes French navy presence in Meditteranean

Greece’s prime minister has warmly thanked France for its decision to boost its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely shadowing each other over a Turkish energy exploration bid in waters Athens claims as its own

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US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

A U.S. diplomat says the FBI will be joining Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the Aug. 4 explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction

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Coronavirus positive? Thousands in Germany left wondering

Officials in Germany's Bavaria state have acknowledged that tens of thousands of travelers tested for the coronavirus upon entering the country over the past two weeks are still waiting to find out whether they were infected

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Grounded ship emptied of oil, but heavy damage for Mauritius

Environmental groups say almost all the remaining oil has been pumped from a Japanese ship that ran aground off Mauritius, but its initial spill of 1,000 tons of fuel has severely damaged the Indian Ocean island’s coral reefs and once pristine coast

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Africa begins continent-wide study of COVID-19 antibodies

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an Africa-wide study of antibodies to the coronavirus has begun, while evidence from a smaller study indicates that many more people have been infected than official numbers show

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