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Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

Trump Bans Dealings with Chinese Owners of TikTok, WeChat

By Tali Arbel | Aug 7
President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as "political manipulation."

Polish LGBTQ People Leaving as Post-Vote Mood Grows Hostile

Polish LGBTQ People Leaving as Post-Vote Mood Grows Hostile

By Vanessa Gera | Aug 6
When a right-wing populist party won the right to govern Poland five years ago, Piotr Grabarczyk feared "bad things" might happen to gay men like him and other LGBT people. He sometimes considered leaving the country, but waited.

N. Korea's Escalating Virus Response Raises Fear of Outbreak

N. Korea's Escalating Virus Response Raises Fear of Outbreak

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Aug 6
North Korea is quarantining thousands of people and shipping food and other aid to a southern city locked down over coronavirus worries as the country's response to a suspected case reinforces doubt about its longstanding claim to be virus-free.

Germany Orders Tests for All Travelers From 'Risk Areas'

Germany Orders Tests for All Travelers From 'Risk Areas'

By Frank Jordans, Geir Moulson | Aug 6
Germany will require people arriving from countries deemed high risk, such as the United States, to take coronavirus tests starting this weekend.

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

HIV Knowledge Doesn't Always Change Teen Behavior: Peers Matter

Aug 5
Against the background of rising HIV incidence and disappointing behavior change interventions in Malawi, a group of researchers designed a study to identify where the gap could be.

Suspect Arrested in Attack on Two Gay Arab Men in Israel

Suspect Arrested in Attack on Two Gay Arab Men in Israel

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Aug 4
Two gay Arab men were attacked at Jaffa port on Saturday. One suspect, a 16-year old Israeli, has been arrested.

Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut with Widespread Damage, Injuries

Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut with Widespread Damage, Injuries

By Bassem Mroue | Aug 4
A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital.

3 Men Rescued From Pacific Island After Writing SOS in Sand

3 Men Rescued From Pacific Island After Writing SOS in Sand

By Nick Perry | Aug 4
The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft.

Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking to Buy US Arm of TikTok

Microsoft Confirms Talks Seeking to Buy US Arm of TikTok

By Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 3
Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition.

Scientists Study Coronavirus Outbreaks Among Minks in Europe

Scientists Study Coronavirus Outbreaks Among Minks in Europe

By Aritz Parra and Mike Corder | Aug 2
Coronavirus outbreaks at mink farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people.

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