These beautiful Italian towns will pay you to work remotely

Remote working has become a possibility for many during the pandemic, meaning the office can now be anywhere from a kitchen table to a sandy beach on the other side of the world.
And while relocating to a picturesque Italian town might also factor on many people's lists, that prospect just got even better with two destinations offering to pay workers who make the move.
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HALIFAX -- Public Health says 138 of the new cases are in the Central Zone, 16 in the Eastern Zone, six in the Western Zone, and five in the Northern Zone.
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India turns to ex-army medics as COVID-19 surge sparks calls for lockdown

MUMBAI -- India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defense ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid calls for a complete nationwide lockdown.
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Afghan bombing death toll rises, most were schoolgirls aged 11 to 15

The death toll from a bomb attack outside a school in the Afghan capital of Kabul has risen to 68, officials said on Sunday, with doctors struggling to care for 165 injured victims and families searching desperately for missing children.
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Micronesians feel hatred in Hawaii, decry police shooting

HONOLULU -- Comments on social media about a 16-year-old boy shot and killed by Honolulu police have been so hateful that a Catholic priest, who hails from the same small Pacific island as the teen's family, hesitates to repeat them.
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HALIFAX -- New Brunswick health officials are reporting six new COVID-19 cases Sunday, along with several exposure notifications.
Three of the new cases are in the Moncton region (Zone 1) and involve two people in their 20s, and one in their 30s.
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Palestinians fear loss of family homes as evictions loom

JERUSALEM -- When Samira Dajani's family moved into their first real home in 1956 after years as refugees, her father planted trees in the garden, naming them for each of his six children.
Today, two towering pines named for Mousa and Daoud stand watch over the entrance to the garden where they all played as children.
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Following a week of contradictory advice over whether Canadians should wait for "preferred" mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, Health Minister Patty Hajdu maintains the first vaccine offered remains the best, but added Health Canada continues to adapt its analysis of different types and would stop use if necessary.
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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit fails drug test, trainer says

Bob Baffert's frustration was apparent as he tried to digest the latest positive drug test involving one of his prized thoroughbreds.
This one involves Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, Baffert's fifth horse to fail a drug test in a year.
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U.S. Navy seizes weapons in Arabian Sea likely bound for Yemen

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized an arms shipment of thousands of assault weapons, machines guns and sniper rifles hidden aboard a ship in the Arabian Sea, apparently bound for Yemen to support the country's Houthi rebels.
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Some universities say no to proof of vaccination requirement

A COVID-19 vaccine likely won't be a requirement to return to the physical classroom at some universities in September, with several large schools saying they have no intention of mandating proof of immunization for students.
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Quebec reports 960 new COVID-19 cases, six more deaths

MONTREAL -- Quebec reported Sunday that 960 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 358,134.
Of those, 338,628 are reported to have recovered, an increase of 1,090 since Saturday.
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