Man charged in Florida church arson attack

A man accused of setting a Florida church on fire is being held without bail on charges that include attempted second-degree murder and arson

City mulls razing site where 1st Alaska flag flew

The fate of one of Alaska’s most historic yet neglected structures could be decided Monday

Average US gas price up 2 cents over 2 weeks to $2.24/gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline increased by 2 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.24 per gallon

‘Moving target’: Schools deal with new plans, Trump demands

President Donald Trump is calling for new guidance from federal health officials to reopen the nation’s schools buildings

Coronavirus surge in Eastern Europe causes new restrictions

With the United States grappling with the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, Florida hit a grim milestone Sunday, shattering the national record for a state’s largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases

The Latest: WHO says yet another daily record of virus cases

The World Health Organization has reported another record in the increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period, at over 230,000

Asia Breaking News

Up for grabs: Tokyo art exhibit invites theft

The Tokyo art exhibit opened to enthusiastic visitors, but many of those circulating weren’t just there to soak in some culture — they were casing the joint for a midnight raid.

China economy rebounds in Q2 after COVID-19 hit: Poll

China returned to growth in the second quarter after the coronavirus pandemic handed the world’s second largest economy its first contraction in decades, according to an AFP poll of analysts.

Quake rattles Chinese city hit by massive 1976 disaster

BEIJING: A 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck the northern Chinese city of Tangshan on Sunday (Jul 12), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), reviving memories of a devastating 1976 quake there that was the deadliest in modern times. Sunday’s tremor occurred at 6.38am (2238 GMT …

Europe Breaking News

Duda vs Trzaskowski: The fight for Poland’s future

One is a Catholic social conservative, the other a pro-LGBT mayor. Who will win on Sunday?

British man dies after balcony fall in Spain

Police in Malaga said the Briton had landed on another man below, killing him too.

Hagia Sophia: World Council of Churches appeals to Turkey on mosque decision

The World Association of Churches says returning the Turkish landmark to a mosque is mistaken.

Africa Breaking News

Taliban: Calls for Halting War Before Afghan Peace Talks ‘Illogical’

Spokesman for Islamist Taliban insists that implementation of agreement and start of intra-Afghan negotiations are necessary to de-escalate and end the war

Hong Kong Casts Symbolic Protest Vote 

Hundreds of thousands of people voted in Hong Kong over the weekend, despite warnings that the poll may violate the harsh new security law enforced by Beijing 

Trump Rips Private Texas Border Wall Built by his Supporters

Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that’s showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was ‘only done to make me look bad’

Tech News

Google selects Mississippi site for 1st US operations center

Google’s first U.S. operations center is coming to northwest Mississippi

US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccine

The young company’s injector is not approved by federal health authorities.

Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic

While 2019 was the worst year on record for global dengue cases, experts fear an even bigger surge is possible due to the coronavirus pandemic

Canada Breaking News

Human remains discovered on beach in Roberts Creek

Sunshine Coast RCMP are investigating after human remains were located on a beach in Roberts Creek on Saturday. At about 6 a.m. Saturday, a dog alerted two teens to an object on the beach below the 800 block of Bayview Road. The two teens went to a nearby homeowner for help, who also believed it…

Child survives waterfall plunge at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Upper Fraser Valley RCMP say a child has survived a terrifying fall at Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park on Saturday afternoon. At about 3 p.m., the child plunged some metres over a waterfall at the popular tourist spot near Chilliwack. Despite the metres high drop, the child survived. First responders rushed to the scene and…

The challenge of relaunch for Alberta’s independent arts venues: ‘Profit margins are so small’

Reopening amid COVID-19 poses a challenge for many companies, but for smaller arts venues in Alberta, it’s tightened an already tight profit margin.

UK Breaking News

Coronavirus: Keeping Wembley pitch perfect during lockdown

The venue hosted the League Two play-off final behind closed doors at the end of June.

Crossharbour stabbing: Man dead and another in hospital

The two victims were discovered injured near Crossharbour DLR Station in the Isle of Dogs.

West Dulwich knife murder: Man held over Donnell Rhule death

Donnell Rhule, 18, died on Thursday after he was found with fatal stab wounds in West Dulwich.

Australia Breaking News

Victoria Police issue $26,000 of COVID-19 fines after partygoers make early-morning KFC dash

Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said it was extremely concerning to see so many people flouting public health directions in the middle of a lockdown.

Australia is slashing international arrivals by half. How will that affect stranded citizens and permanent residents?

There are still hundreds of Australian citizens and permanent residents overseas desperate to return home.

Here’s the latest advice on whether Melburnians need to wear face masks in public

Victoria’s surge in COVID-19 cases has prompted a change in mask advice.

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