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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's supporters have gathered as his corruption trial starts.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's supporters have gathered as his corruption trial starts.

Public soak up the sun amid new rules

People across Europe and the United States have soaked up the sun where they could while governments grappled with how and when to let in foreign travellers in hopes of salvaging the northern summer tourist season amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wellington shakes to 5.8 earthquake

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was rattled live on television during a 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Wellington.

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Netanyahu criticises Israel justice system

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a tirade against the country's justice system as his long-awaited corruption trial got underway, accusing police and prosecutors of conspiring to "depose" him.

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UK PM risks party wrath to back aide

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for driving 400km during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Virus forces prayers at home for Eid

Observant Muslims in the Middle East have had to perform special prayers at home marking the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival due to mosque closures as part of restrictions to curb the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

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Jerusalem's Holy Sepulcher reopens

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher has reopened to visitors after a two-month closure because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Australian Associated Press