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Two-thirds of all COVID-19 testing in South Africa has been conducted in costly private hospitals. This is raising questions as to whether the most vulnerable sections of the population are being tested sufficiently, writes Pavan Kulkarni.

In the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases, President Trump is demanding schools be completely reopened in August-September, putting students and staff at risk, writes Barry Sheppard.

While not changing the political landscape significantly, Singapore’s 2020 election result has dealt a blow to the country’s ruling, report Mark Tan and Alex Salmon.

The latest crackdown on journalists, authors and publishers in Malaysia, which is aimed at protecting former government figures facing trial for corruption and money laundering, is being fuelled by a nauseating campaign of racism and xenophobia, writes Peter Boyle.

Adriana Rivas served in the Chilean intelligence agency under dictator Augusto Pinochet. This month, an Australian court will decide whether she will be extradited to Chile, writes Rodrigo Acuña.

Tens of thousands of workers and others plan to “Strike for Black Lives” on July 20, writes Malik Miah. Fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job for a full-day strike.

Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network national co-convenor and Green Left journalist Federico Fuentes speaks about Venezuela's response to COVID-19.

Kurdish women’s organisations have issued a new dossier documenting incidents of violence against women carried out by Turkish soldiers and jihadist groups in north-west Syria, reports Susan Price.

A US court has delivered a major win to Indigenous organisers and climate activists — and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration, writes Jessica Corbett.

Venezuela’s success in fighting COVID-19 has come despite a public health system and economy crippled by an economic blockade, destabilisation plots and an attempted invasion, notes the Asia-Pacific Venezuela Solidarity Network.

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