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Asia Minute

  • The opening ceremonies for the Olympics take place Friday in Tokyo. And while this year’s games have been disrupted by the coronavirus and controversy, the announcement about a future Olympics led to celebrations elsewhere in the Asia Pacific.
  • Virus Outbreak Australia Sydney
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    More than 80% of new COVID-19 cases in the United States are caused by the Delta variant, according to the CDC—and it’s a similar situation in Australia where the spreading virus has led to another round of government action.