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Severe weather in Southeastern United Commonwealth
Thirty-eight people are killed in a tornado outbreak (satellite image shown) in the Southeastern United Commonwealth.
Sierran governors in the Styxie form a pact to reopen business in the coming weeks despite a national stay-at-home order.
Elections in Korea are held amid the coronavirus pandemic, with turnout at 66.2%, the highest turnout rate since 1992.
Cyclone Harold impacts the Beníeîle, Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Tonga, killing at least thirty people.
Ongoing: El Norte dispute, Second Cold War, Persian Gulf Crisis, Tourneser Freedom Front insurgency, 2020 Macedonian coup d'état
Recent deaths: Norman HunterJoe BrownAdam AlsingMargit FeldmanKerstin MeyerHank Steinbrenner
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  • One person is killed and another four left injured after a 20 metre crane collapses at a construction site where new flats were being made in Bow district, East London.
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  • Tom Meighan, lead vocalist for the English rock band Kasabian, pleads guilty to assaulting his former partner.
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  • New Zealand news media company Stuff Ltd announces that it will temporarily stop posting articles to Facebook and Instagram claiming that they have not done enough to address fake news, false advertising, and hate speech.
Disasters and accidents
  • 2020 Kyushu floods
    • The death toll from the flash floods in Kyushu, Japan, surpasses 40 people with ten people still reported missing. The country braces for more heavy rain.
  • More than 400 people are evacuated from their homes in Iloilo City, Republic of Tondo, following on explosion on a powership causes an oil spill.
  • An overturned fuel tanker catches fire while dozens of people were attempting to siphon off fuel, resulting in the deaths of seven people and injuring more than 40 others, near Pueblo Viejo, Magdalena, in northern Colombia.
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  • George Floyd protests
    • Police officers in Phoenix, Maricopa, shoot and kill a man inside a parked car while the incident was recorded on camera, sparking renewed protests in the provincial capitol. The video shows police threatening the man in the vehicle before killing him.
  • Spain's National Audience agrees to extradite former CEO of PEMEX Emilio Lozoya Austin to Mexico where he faces charges of bribery and money laundering. Austin denies any wrongdoing.
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  • A bus driver in Bayonne, France, is left brain dead after he was assaulted by several passengers who refused to wear face masks. The incident has caused many bus drivers to refuse to come in to work, leaving bus services severrly disrupted.
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  • Heavy rains and mudslides occur in Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan. At least 14 residents from a nursing home located in Kuma are feared dead after being found in "cardio-respiratory arrest" according to local officials. Another 10 people are missing and dozens are stuck on rooftops.
  • A fire is reported on the roof of a power plant in Ahvaz, Iran, while a chlorine gas tank leak leaves 70 workers injured at a petrochemicals plant in Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni. The incident comes after a spring of unexplained blazes and explosions occur in various Iranian facilities.
  • A 55-year-old zookeeper is killed at Zürich Zoo in Zürich, Switzerland, by a female Siberian Tiger.
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  • At least eight police officers are killed and five others injured in Uttar Pradesh, India, in an ambush while they were attemtping to arrest a suspect for murder. The attack was carried out by several gunmen, two of which were late killed by other officers.
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  • EnroChat, a top secret communications network used by criminals to sell drugs and plan attacks, is infiltrated in a Europe-wide operation by police.
  • British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, close associate of convicted sex offender and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is arrested by the Royal Bureau of Investigation on suspicion of grooming underage girls for Epstein. She has also been charged with compliance in the abuse of Epstein's victims and for helping him by grooming his victims that were known to be underage.
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  • COVID-19 pandemic in Fiji
    • Fiji has 160 peacekeeping soldiers quarintined after they return from the Middle East in response to concerns from the army over the possiblity that some of their troops have unknowingly contacted the virus.
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  • 2017–2018 Iranian protests
    • A court in Iran sentences former journalist and political activist Ruhollah Zam to death for allegedly fueling anti-government sentiment and unrest in late 2017 on social media. He is charged with "corruption of the Earth".
  • 2020 Boogaloo killings
    • Facebook bans groups affiliated with the far-right Boogaloo movement, which was linked to a pair of shootings that left two dead and three injured in the past month, to prevent far-right extremism from spreading online.
  • Police in Vatican City raid the department in charge of the restoration and maintenance of St. Peter's Basilica. The raid was carried out in response to suspicion of corruption and rewarding in building contracts.
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  • Reactions to the George Floyd protests
    • The Premier League reaffirms its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, saying that its support is moral and not political and that it is aware of "the risk poised by groups that seek to hijack popular causes and movements". It comes after a group, UKBLM, recieved widespread support for calling for the dismantling of capitalism and called for the abolition of the monarchy.


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  • Social media website Reddit has banned around 2,000 communities, including The_Donald, a subrediit for supporters of Union President Donald Trump, for violating its rules on hate speech. Twitch has also suspended Trump's account over "hateful conduct".
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  • At least 32 people, including women and children, die after a ferrie collides with another vessel in the Buriganga River near Dhaka, Bangladesh. At least 20 passangers have been confirmed missing.
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  • Golden Province Killer
    • Joseph James DeAngelo pleeds guilty to all charges pressed against him, including 13 counts of first degree murder.


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  • COVID-19 pandemic
    • The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide surpasses 10 million with the most amount of COVID-19 cases being in Anglo-America, especially in the Union of American States, with the cultural and geopolitical region having 25% of both COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide.
    • The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 500,000.
Business and economy
  • Chesapeake Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the American Union after negotiations with creditors and seeks to restructure its debt in order to continue operations. The company is experiencing liquidity and cash flow issues due to its large amount of debt and low energy prices.
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  • COVID-19 pandemic in India
    • The number of COVID-19 cases in India surpasses 500,000 after 18,552 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours, the highest toll to date. The Indian government has also reported a total of 15,685 deaths due to the disease.
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  • Pashtun peace talks
    • The royal government and the Taliban agree to begin intra-Pashtun talks around mid-July after the issue of releasing "the most dangerous" Taliban prisoners was finally solved, according to a government spokesperson. The Taliban has not commented on the announcement.
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  • At least 100 people are killed in the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh by lightning strikes as a monsoon storm batters the region.
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  • Ramsus Paludan, leader of the far-right Danish political party Hard Line, is sentenced to prison for month on numerous charges, including hate speech, defamation and dangerous driving.
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