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Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM

Troops surrounded Tunisia's parliament and blocked its speaker from entering Monday after the president suspended the legislature and fired the prime minister and other top members of government, sparking concerns for the North African country's young democracy at home and abroad.

Protesters face Tunisian police officers during a demonstration in Tunis, Tunisia, on July 25, 2021. (Hassene Dridi / AP)

Australian city Melbourne ends 5th COVID-19 lockdown

Australia's second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown on Tuesday with the Victoria state government declaring it had beaten an outbreak of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant for a second time.

A woman wearing a mask walks along a bridge as she walks past the MCG (Melbourne Cricket ground) as lockdown due to the continuing spread of COVID-1 starts in Melbourne, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)