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US coronavirus death toll passes 130,000: Johns Hopkins

The United States — the world’s hardest-hit country, both in confirmed cases and deaths — has experienced a resurgence of the virus since June that has forced several states to suspend their phased economic reopenings. The country has reported a total of 2,931,142 Covid-19 cases and 130,248 deaths, the university reported.

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Chinese law professor who criticised leadership is detained, friends say

Xu Zhangrun, 57, a professor at the prestigious Tsinghua University, came to prominence in July 2018 for denouncing the removal of the two-term limit for China President Xi Jinping. According to a text message circulated among Xu’s friends he was taken from his house on Monday morning by more than 20 policemen who also searched his house and confiscated his computer.

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