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New US stimulus package debated

Unemployment aid and eviction protections at risk as Congress haggles over support.

Republicans are set to unveil their proposals for a fresh round of stimulus, including $1,200 per person in direct cash payments, an extended moratorium on evictions and reduced federal unemployment benefits. Also, millions of Americans could see a dramatic cut to their unemployment benefits if the federal government doesn’t act in the next few days.

Also in the programme - using solar power to grow opium. We hear about the new trend in Afghanistan.

Plus - we have an overview of places going through a resurgence in coronavirus infections. From Spain to Hong Kong, how are people and businesses coping with another round of lockdowns?

And - why are doctors posting bikini photos of themselves on social media?

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  • Tue 28 Jul 2020 00:06GMT

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