Hard Numbers: Malaysia detains Rohingya, US polling on Floyd killing, COVID cases hit 7 million

270: Malaysia has detained some 270 Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar in April. They had languished in rickety boats off the Malaysian coast ever since, unable to dock because of coronavirus-restrictions. Now that they have been taken into custody, their future in the country is uncertain.

75: For the first time in the United Nations' 75-year history, world leaders will not meet in in person for the annual General Assembly in New York this fall, because of pandemic-related travel restrictions and social distancing requirements. In the coming weeks, the UN will map out how heads of state can participate in the gathering virtually.

74: Some 74 percent of Americans believe the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis reflects a "broader problem" in American society, according to a recent ABC-Ipsos poll. Conversely, 26 percent of respondents saw Floyd's death as an isolated incident.

7 million: The world reached a grim milestone this week when the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 7 million. This comes as the World Health Organization issued a stern warning Sunday that daily COVID-19 cases had reached new highs, suggesting that the pandemic is worsening globally.

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday. To understand what that means for the country's politics and public health policy, GZERO sat down with Christopher Garman, top Brazil expert at our parent company, Eurasia Group. The exchange has been lightly edited for clarity and concision.

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The Trump administration sent shockwaves through universities this week when it announced that international students in the US could be forced to return to their home countries if courses are not held in classrooms this fall. Around 1 million foreign students are now in limbo as they wait for institutions to formalize plans for the upcoming semester. But it's not only foreign students themselves who stand to lose out: International students infuse cash into American universities and contributed around $41 billion to the US economy in the 2018-19 academic year. So, where do most of these foreign students come from? We take a look here.

For years, the Philippines has struggled with domestic terrorism. Last Friday, Rodrigo Duterte signed into law a sweeping new anti-terror bill that has the opposition on edge, as the tough-talking president gears up to make broader constitutional changes. Here's a look at what the law does, and what it means for the country less than two years away from the next presidential election.

The legislation grants authorities broad powers to prosecute domestic terrorism, including arrests without a warrant and up to 24 days detention without charges. It also carries harsh penalties for those convicted of terror-related offenses, with a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. Simply threatening to commit an act of terror on social media can now be punished with 12 years behind bars.

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16,000: Amid a deepening economic crisis in Lebanon that has wiped out people's savings and cratered the value of the currency, more than 16,000 people have joined a new Facebook group that enables people to secure staple goods and food through barter.

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