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Melbourne back under lockdown; Australia suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong; South Korean police are searching for the mayor of Seoul

Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, went back into lockdown for six weeks to try to contain a spike in cases of the coronavirus. Also in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today the country is suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. And, South Korean police are searching for Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, after his daughter reported him missing Thursday.

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Mexico's president heads to DC for Trump summit; Demonstrators stormed Serbia's parliament; Harvard, MIT sue immigration authorities

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will head to the White House on Wednesday to meet with US President Donald Trump. And, demonstrators were injured in riots in Belgrade after a crowd stormed Serbia's parliament. Also, Harvard and MIT filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to temporarily block a Trump administration rule that would bar foreign students from remaining in the US if their universities do not hold in-person classes this fall.

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ICE says international students must take classes in person; TikTok planning to pull out of Hong Kong; More students return to school in South Africa

ICE announced yesterday that international students attending schools operating entirely online will not be allowed to remain in the US. And, Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok said today it plans to pull out of Hong Kong. Also, students in grades 6 and 11 in South Africa headed back to school yesterday as part of the country’s reopening following the coronavirus lockdowns.

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Why Ethiopia erupted over a musician's killing

Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was a powerful political voice for the Oromo ethnic group. His death is just the latest in nearly a year of troubling developments in Ethiopia, and has become a rallying cry for the opposition to speak out against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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‘Putin is obsessed with the idea of legitimacy,’ opposition activist says of ‘sham’ referendum

"Vladimir Putin from this day de jure, belongs to the same league of rogue authoritarian regimes as ... [Hugo] Chavez in Venezuela, [Blaise] Compaoré in Burkina Faso, [Islam] Karimov in Uzbekistan and many, many others," opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza told The World. "And this should be said publicly and clearly from the highest rostrum in the Western world."

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