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Coronavirus threatens to crush Texas hospitals: Dwell updates

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Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera's continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I'm Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur. Officials in Texas are warning that hospitals in the United States state could soon be overwhelmed if coronavirus cases continue to surge. Nearly 11.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 533,343…

Croatia: Exit poll reveals ruling HDZ living to receive parliamentary vote

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Croatian Prime Minister and the leader of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Andrej Plenkovic gestures after exit polls were announced during parliamentary election, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Zagreb, Croatia, July 5, 2020 [Marko Djurica/Reuters] Croatia's ruling centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) is set to win a parliamentary election on Sunday, held…

Fire at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility triggered critical damage

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A fire that broke out at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility last week caused significant damage that could slow the development of advanced centrifuges, an Iranian nuclear official said on Sunday. No one was hurt in the mysterious blaze last Thursday at the site, said Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation.  Iran's top security body…

Is the 2015 Iran nuclear deal price saving?

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Iran is expressing frustration at attempts to save the 2015 nuclear deal. It has triggered a mechanism to resolve issues with the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The Iranian foreign minister sent a letter to European leaders on Friday, accusing them of not living up to their side of the agreement. Javad Zarif says Tehran…

Libya gov’t vows response after contaminated hit by ‘international air force’

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Libya's UN-recognised government on Sunday condemned overnight air raids against a recently recaptured airbase in the west of the country saying the attack was carried out by a "foreign air force". Fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) seized back the al-Watiya airbase, 140km (90 miles) southwest of the capital Tripoli, from troops…

UAE orders government shake-up as coronavirus hits economy

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced a broad government restructuring on Sunday for more "agile and swift" decision-making amid the coronavirus pandemic, merging government entities and appointing new economy and industry ministers. The head of Abu Dhabi's national oil company ADNOC, Sultan al-Jaber, was named as industry and advanced technology minister and Abdullah al-Marri…