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15 May 2020   |   9:03 am
We look at accusations of coronavirus research hacking being levelled against China by the US and the reactions in the Chinese press.

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21 Oct
In a square in central Fez, the steady beat of hammers on copper has returned - a welcome signal for the ancient Moroccan city's thousands of artisans that trade is slowly picking up after a brutal COVID-induced slump. Activity is still some way below pre-pandemic levels, and master coppersmith Mohammed Kobbi says the high cost of the metal has hit profit margins. "The situation is starting to improve," he told Reuters as he hurried past Seffarine Square to deliver an order of eight large pans to a local restaurant.
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Portuguese stunt performer Kevin Chaves launched on Thursday (October 21) a record breaking attempt to perform his rola-bola motorbike act in 50-cities around the world, starting with London. The 21-year-old, who performs with Circus Berlin, balanced on skateboards stacked on a motorbike. "Well I performed the skateboard stunt which I balance on a cylinder, which is my act," he told Reuters.
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France, Austria, Italy, Spain and Britain have agreed to withdraw digital services taxes on US tech giants in 2023, while the US will drop retaliatory punitive tariffs.
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Benin is one of the few countries on the African continent to legalise abortion for most circumstances. The law was passed on Wednesday night following a debate in Parliament, but still needs to be ratified by the constitutional court before it takes effect.
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The president says the United States has a "commitment" to protect Taiwan as China continues to impose its sovereignty on the island. Beijing has urged Washington to act with caution on the Taiwan issue.
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Ed Sheeran has confessed to projectile vomiting after completing the Big Kahuna Challenge in 2013.
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The US government has predicted that climate change will exacerbate geopolitical tensions around the world in a series of new reports. The assessments also highlight how global warming will drive mass migration.
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A woman has died after being shot when US actor and producer Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set.
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A Bavarian court has handed a 10-year prison sentence to a German woman who allowed a five-year-old Yazidi "slave" girl to die of thirst.
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Crowds gather for a vigil near Los Angeles to honour the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and killed with a prop gun by Alec Baldwin on the set of the film 'Rust'.
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Halle Berry Shows Off Six-Pack Abs . The 53-year-old actress posted an Instagram photo last week for #FitnessFriday. Followers quickly noticed the star's very chiseled abs. "Happy #FitnessFriday, everyone! There’s no better feeling than setting a goal and smashing it." - Halle Berry, via Instagram. "What is your fitness goal? The work won’t be easy, but that pay off? Worth every damn second." - Halle Berry, via Instagram. Besides fans, fellow actors also praised Berry for her chiseled physique. One of them was 'Black Panther' star Michael B. Jordan, who wrote, "Gains!!". Others included Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Gabrielle Union
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A boy who was the only survivor of a cable car crash in the Alps must go back to relatives in Italy, an Israeli court has ruled. He has been the focus of a bitter custody battle since his grandfather took him to Israel.