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Juneteenth celebrations take on new significance; Australia says China involved in cyberattacks; Anti-poverty program in Indonesia also helps save forests

Juneteenth has taken new significance this year amid protests against systemic racism and police brutality in the US that sparked a global movement. And, China said Friday it has charged two detained Canadians for suspected espionage. Also, Australia suggested today that China was the chief suspect in a number of cyberattacks on the Australian government.

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Trump administration proposes more hurdles for asylum-seekers; Amazon halts police use of facial recognition technology

The Trump administration is proposing an overhaul of the asylum system that would make it much harder for applicants to win protection in the US. And, Amazon said Wednesday it plans to halt sales of its facial recognition software to police for a year. Also, on Wednesday, Brazil's most populous state, São Paulo, reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day running.