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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19 after coming down with symptoms.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for COVID-19 after coming down with symptoms.

Brazil leader tests positive for COVID-19

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after months of playing down the severity of the virus.

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US faces bleak summer as virus cases surge

The US coronavirus outbreak has worsened as more states reported record rises in new cases, as Florida runs low on hospital intensive care unit beds.

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Scathing portrayal of Trump in new book

US President Donald Trump's niece offers a scathing portrayal of her uncle in a new book that credits a "perfect storm of catastrophes" for exposing the president at his worst.

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Bus falls in China reservoir amid storms

A bus carrying high school students has plunged into a reservoir on in southwest China as days of torrential rain triggered flood warnings across large parts of the country and disrupted the first day of national college exams.

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Depp rejects ex-wife Heard's abuse claims

Hollywood star Johnny Depp has accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of conducting extra-marital affairs and lying about him beating her up as he began libel action against a British tabloid.

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Attacks kill 7 policemen in Afghanistan

A suicide car bomber has targeted an Afghan police convoy in eastern Nangarhar province, killing four officers, including a police commander, a local official says.

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US tells UN it withdraws from WHO

The World Health Organisation has received reports that the United States formally notified the UN Secretary General of its withdrawal from the WHO, it says, but has no further information at this stage.

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Australian Associated Press