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Loo with a view: transparent public toilets installed in Tokyo parks
Amenities designed so prospective users can inspect their cleanliness from the outside

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Aug, 2020 @4:14 AM

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Canada finance minister resigns amid charity scandal and reports of tensions with Trudeau
Opposition parties have called for Bill Morneau’s resignation over allegations he had a conflict of interest

Guardian staff and agencies

18, Aug, 2020 @3:11 AM

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Worker at New Zealand quarantine hotel tests positive for Covid-19
New case is not linked to main outbreak in Auckland, which has so far infected 69 people

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Queenstown

18, Aug, 2020 @2:26 AM

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Trump calls out New Zealand’s 'terrible' Covid surge, on day it records nine new cases
US president’s discordant comments fail to reflect that 22 people have died from coronavirus in New Zealand, versus 170,000 in US

Eleanor Ainge Roy in Queenstown

18, Aug, 2020 @1:57 AM

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Spain records over 16,000 infections in three days – as it happened
Czech Republic sees resurgence of coronavirus infections; India death toll passes 50,000; Japan GDP falls at annual rate of 27.8%

Lucy Campbell (now); Archie Bland, Caroline Davies and Alison Rourke (earlier)

17, Aug, 2020 @11:40 PM

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Former world leaders call for action to stop 'lost Covid generation'
Figures including Tony Blair and Sir John Major say young people shouldn’t be ‘robbed of their education’

Lucy Campbell

17, Aug, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Ex-CIA officer arrested for allegedly selling secrets to China
Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 67, received thousands of dollars and gifts but alleged co-conspirator, 85, not charged ‘at this time’

Julian Borger in Washington

17, Aug, 2020 @10:35 PM

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'Resign!': Alexander Lukashenko heckled by factory workers in Minsk
Embattled Belarus president looked shaken as people yelled ‘liar’ in fresh blow to regime

Shaun Walker in Minsk and Andrew Roth in Moscow

17, Aug, 2020 @9:22 PM

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Black babies more likely to survive when cared for by black doctors – US study
When cared for by white doctors, black babies are about three times more likely to die in the hospital than white newborns

Nina Lakhani in New York

17, Aug, 2020 @8:47 PM

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Brazil: outcry as religious extremists harass child seeking abortion
Ten-year-old girl was forced to fly more than 900 miles to north-eastern city of Recife for the procedure after being raped

Tom Phillips and Caio Barretto Briso in Rio de Janeiro

17, Aug, 2020 @8:27 PM

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Global report: alarm over Covid case rates in 19 European countries
Countries cross threshold for cumulative 14-day totals, with Spain particularly worrying

Jon Henley and Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

17, Aug, 2020 @5:56 PM

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'State of anarchy' in southern Colombia as 13 killed in a week, governor says
Young people massacred at barbeque in Samaniego – part of ‘complete disorder’ in Nariño as armed groups wreak havoc

Joe Parkin Daniels in Bogotá

17, Aug, 2020 @5:38 PM

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