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Hong Kong police arrested more than 300 in the first protest against sweeping security legislation introduced by China that critics say is aimed at snuffing dissent.

Will international anger and statements of concern make any difference?

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  • PROPHECY

More than ever before, this world desperately needs sweeping change—and SOON! On the heels of one of the worst pestilences to ever strike mankind, a firestorm of protests has engulfed the globe over the tragic death of a black man at the hands of a police officer in Minnesota. This issue of The Real Truth examines these two major crises threatening to totally destabilize an already unstable world.

Masses are seeking solutions to longstanding issues of conflict, injustice and hatred that has plagued mankind throughout history. But despite constant effort, resolution and peace remains more elusive than ever. With the passing of time come more problems, not less. Why? Why, at every turn, has mankind bungled and botched all efforts to solve its truly great problems?

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  • POLITICS

Russians appeared to have paved the way for Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly…

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  • AMERICAS

The dramatic assassination attempt on Mexico City’s police chief was just the latest and clearest sign that Mexico’s powerful criminal element is bringing the violence it has unleashed on the general population directly to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s door.

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  • ANALYSIS

The very nature of a protest suggests a fervent desire for change, the need to right a perceived historic injustice. It is a means to an end. But to what end? Depending on the government the activists are demanding change from, the results can be varied.

Here’s a look at some of the key protests of recent decades and what they achieved or failed.

  • World News Desk
  • HEALTH ISSUES

Who would be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Likely people in the country where the first effective vaccine is developed.

About a dozen different vaccines are in various stages of testing worldwide, including in Britain, China and the U.S. Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said he is cautiously optimistic there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Millions of women and children in poor countries are at risk because the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting health services they rely on, from neonatal and maternity care to immunizations and contraception, a World Bank global health expert has warned.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and 35 others it believes carried out the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad.

The United States and Interpol both dismissed the idea of acting on such a warrant.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and daily counts of new cases in the U.S. are the highest they have been in more than a month, driven by alarming recent increases in the South and West.

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  • AMERICAS

The big question in each controversial encounter with the police is whether their actions are legal or illegal. Here is the perspective of a former police officer on such incidents.

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  • MIDDLE EAST

The head of the Arab League warned a high-level UN meeting Wednesday that Israel’s annexation of parts of the West Bank would inflame tensions and endanger peace in the Middle East, and could ignite “a religious war in and beyond our region.”

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  • RELIGION

The novel coronavirus has rattled the globe, causing economic hardship for millions and killing more than 100,000 Americans. But even as restrictions loosen, we are left to consider deeper implications of the virus.

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  • CRIME & PUNISHMENT

A spate of shootings over the past several days has law enforcement on edge, with some warning that a turbulent brew of a pandemic, protests against racism, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election year could make it an especially deadly summer.

Although mass shootings—often defined as four or more killed, excluding the shooter—are down sharply this year, other non-suicidal gun deaths are on pace to exceed last year.

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  • CRIME & PUNISHMENT

Wisconsin’s governor activated the National Guard on Wednesday to protect state properties after a night of violence that included the toppling of two statues outside the state Capitol, one of which commemorated an abolitionist Civil War hero.

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  • MIDDLE EAST

Three years ago, the world rejoiced when Iraqi forces backed by the United States and Iran liberated this ancient city from the brutal rule of Islamic State. The people of Mosul hoped to rebuild their shattered lives.

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It took just eight minutes and 46 seconds to set the world ablaze. First, tempers flared while watching the video of a police officer putting his knee on the neck of a handcuffed George Floyd as he lay on the pavement. Next thing we knew, the fires were literal.

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  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

According to a 2019 Amnesty International poll of nearly 10,000 people across nine countries, 7 out of 10 people “want governments to do more to regulate Big Tech…”

For its part, Big Tech says it uses data gathered to improve lives. The fact that the “Big Five”—Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft—are large and influential attests to this.

Yet the question remains: How much should you trust Big Tech companies with your personal information?

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least one person, buckling paved roads, and setting off a tsunami in nearby Pacific coastal areas.

One person died in the state of Oaxaca, Governor Alejandro Murat said, after the quake hit the Pacific coastal state mid-morning.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

An estimated 10 to 15 million people are not recognized as nationals by any country, often depriving them of basic rights most of the world takes for granted such as education, healthcare, housing and jobs.

This article covers examples of stateless populations.

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  • AFRICA

The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of children at risk of being pushed into underage labor, reversing two decades of work to combat the practice and potentially marking the first rise in child labor since 2000, the United Nations warned.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

President Donald Trump on June 18 renewed his threat to cut ties with China, a day after his top diplomats held talks with Beijing and his trade representative said he did not consider decoupling the U.S. and Chinese economies a viable option.


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  • CRIME & PUNISHMENT

Nationwide protests over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd have featured a common rallying cry: “Defund the police.”

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