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Brazil's Skeptical President Contracts Virus, WHO Warns of Airborne Risk

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for the new coronavirus Tuesday after consistently downplaying the risks of the disease, as the World Health Organization acknowledged "emerging evidence" of airborne transmission.

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German Regional Courthouses Evacuated over Bomb Threats

Several district courts were evacuated in Germany on Tuesday after they received bomb threats, police said, although searches have so far turned up nothing concrete.

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Australia Warns of 'Arbitrary Detention' in China

Australia warned its citizens Tuesday they could face "arbitrary detention" if they travel to China, the latest sign of growing tensions between the two nations.

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Malaysia Probes Al Jazeera Documentary about Migrant Arrests

Malaysian police said Tuesday they are investigating an Al Jazeera documentary about the arrests of undocumented migrants during the coronavirus lockdown after officials denounced it for damaging the country's image.

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Six Shot Dead in Bangladesh's Restive Southeastern Hills

At least six tribal activists were shot dead Tuesday in an ambush by a rival group in Bangladesh's restive Chittagong Hill Tracts, where scores have died in an insurgency in recent years, police said.

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50 Dead in Japan Floods as Rescuers 'Race against Time'

Emergency services in western Japan were "racing against time" Tuesday to rescue people stranded by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 50, as the country braced for more torrential downpours.

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Beijing Reports Zero Virus Cases for First Time since New Outbreak

Beijing on Tuesday reported zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since the emergence of a cluster in the Chinese capital in June that prompted fears of a domestic second wave.

A total of 335 people have been infected since a cluster emerged at the city's massive Xinfadi wholesale market in early June.

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6.6-Magnitude Quake Strikes off Indonesia

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Java island early Tuesday but without causing any major damage, the United States Geological Survey and local authorities said.

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Australia's Second-biggest City under New Virus Lockdown

More than five million residents of Melbourne will be locked down for six weeks after coronavirus cases surged in Australia's second-biggest city, authorities announced Tuesday.

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N. Korea Rejects Talks ahead of U.S. Envoy's Arrival in Seoul

North Korea on Tuesday repeated it has no immediate intent to resume dialogue with the United States hours before U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun was to arrive in South Korea for discussions on the stalled nuclear diplomacy.

In a statement released through Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency, senior North Korean foreign ministry official Kwon Jong Gun also ridiculed South Korea's "nonsensical" calls for revived negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang when it has lost its relevance as a mediator.

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