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 2020-04-02 14:37 

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China fears second wave of COVID-19 outbreak...

About 600,000 Chinese people have been locked down after new infections were reported near Hubei province....

 2020-04-02 14:31 

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Libya fears 150,000 displaced vulnerable to COVID-19...

People sheltering in schools and abandoned buildings are particularly vulnerable to infection....

 2020-04-02 14:31 

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Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Saudi, Egypt...

Social media giant takes down fake accounts amplifying messaging critical of Iran, Qatar and Turkey, among others....

 2020-04-02 13:45 

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Weakened ISIL's sectarian agenda exacts heavy toll in Afghanistan...

ISIL has resurfaced again, claiming responsibility for the killing of more than 50 people in two attacks in Kabul....

 2020-04-02 13:16 

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Hillbilly: Beyond the stereotypes in the heart of US's Appalachia...

Appalachian filmmaker returns home to examine the media's stereotyping of hillbillies and the American cultural divide....

 2020-04-02 12:14 

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The problem with army enforced lockdowns in the time of COVID-19...

How do communities who feel targeted by state security believe that soldiers are now coming out to protect them?...

 2020-04-02 12:13 

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'Immoral, inhuman': China blasts US over coronavirus questions...

Beijing says comments by US politicians are 'shameless and morally repulsive' after scepticism over virus figures....

 2020-04-02 12:04 

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Qatar Airways launches new measures to tackle COVID-19...

It comes as Qatar has increased restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-04-02 12:04 

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Anti-malaria drug used to fight COVID-19 in Senegal...

The World Health Organization warns against the use of Chloroquine, but some Senegalese doctors say it is a cheaper solution....

 2020-04-02 12:00 

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Public anger grows as Bosnian mother denied test dies of COVID-19...

Despite showing serious symptoms, attempts by Advija Kanlic's children to have her tested were repeatedly turned down....

 2020-04-02 11:52 

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Former Somali PM dies of coronavirus in London...

Somalia announces three-day mourning period after Nur Hassan Hussein, celebrated as an influential leader, dies at 83....

 2020-04-02 11:43 

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Israel's health minister gets coronavirus; top officials isolate...

Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife being treated after contracting COVID-19 as PM Netanyahu quarantines....

 2020-04-02 11:32 

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Coronavirus forces postponement of crucial UN climate summit...

The COP26 negotiations were scheduled to take place in the British city of Glasgow in November....

 2020-04-02 11:14 

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How to stay safe from coronavirus at home and outside...

As COVID-19 continues its rapid spread around the world, many governments impose lockdowns and close borders....

 2020-04-02 10:50 

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Coronavirus may change city designs...

Urban planners say outbreak is changing how cities were zoned and lead to updated infrastructure like ventilation and improved sanitation....

 2020-04-02 10:34 

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Release of Kashmiri prisoners urged amid virus outbreak...

Human rights groups say detentions without charge or trial violate both Indian and international law, and with many courts now closed, the public health emergency should not be used to bypass accountability....

 2020-04-02 10:32 

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We are heading for a pensions apartheid...

Crashing stock markets will hurt middle class savers " and their retirement funds " the most....

 2020-04-02 10:29 

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Iraqis struggle to balance tradition and sanitation...

Families in Iraq are being left traumatised, as restrictions mean burials cannot be carried out in line with Muslim tradition....

 2020-04-02 10:19 

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Top US senator warns Saudi Arabia over oil price war with Russia...

Republican Dan Sullivan calls on Riyadh to end price war, reminding its ally of US role in defending the kingdom....

 2020-04-02 10:17 

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India's toaster-sized ventilator to help in fight against virus...

The portable machine, which is cheaper and easy to install, can be useful amid shortage of conventional ventilators....

 2020-04-02 10:12 

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Doctor's Note: How to manage your asthma during coronavirus...

Those with asthma are considered 'at risk' of developing complications. A doctor explains the steps they should take....

 2020-04-02 10:00 

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India turns trains into isolation wards as COVID-19 cases rise...

About 20,000 coaches and several stadiums across the country to be modified into medical facilities, officials say....

 2020-04-02 09:58 

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Heavy rain brings flooding to Spain's eastern Castellon province...

A low pressure system has hit Castellon de la Plana, causing flooding and severe disruption....

 2020-04-02 09:43 

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Iran denounces Trump's 'sneak attack' accusation...

Statement comes after US President Trump said Iran or proxies are planning to target US troops or assets in Iraq....

 2020-04-02 08:21 

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Six-week-old dies as US coronavirus death toll crosses 5,000...

Infant taken to a Connecticut hospital late last week dies as US sets one-day record of 884 people killed in 24 hours....

 2020-04-02 07:56 

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COVID-19 death toll mounts in Ecuador...

As the coronavirus spreads, morgues and hospitals left overwhelmed in Ecuador....

 2020-04-02 07:55 

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Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak...

Fewer than 100 of the nearly 5,000 sailors assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the virus....

 2020-04-02 07:53 

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North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus...

The nuclear-armed nation shut down its borders in January after the virus was first detected in neighbouring China....

 2020-04-02 07:53 

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Pakistan court overturns conviction in killing of Daniel Pearl...

Omar Saeed Sheikh was sentenced to death for masterminding the killing of Wall Street Journal journalist in 2002....

 2020-04-02 07:51 

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Wearing a surgical mask is now mandatory in some countries...

WHO says only symptomatic people or those caring for coronavirus patients need them, but some countries have already made it mandatory....

 2020-04-02 05:28 

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Attacked & underpaid: Medics in Philippines battle stigma, virus...

Philippine medical workers face derisory pay, outright hostility in a health system undermined by decades of neglect....

 2020-04-02 03:27 

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US believes Iran 'directly involved' in killing of dissident...

Masoud Molavi Vardanjani was shot dead on an Istanbul street last November....

 2020-04-02 03:26 

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Australia's highest court to rule on Pell's appeal next week...

Pell, who once helped elect popes, is the highest-ranking Catholic Church official ever convicted of child sex crimes....

 2020-04-02 01:05 

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Grim one-day virus death toll for US, Spain, UK: Live updates...

More than 900,000 people contract COVID-19 globally as countries intensify efforts to control spread of the pandemic....

 2020-04-01 23:01 

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As most European elections are called off, Poland pushes ahead...

The presidential vote planned for next month may be neither free nor fair, say critics....

 2020-04-01 22:01 

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Kamal Foroughi returns to UK, nine years after Iran spy charge...

The former business consultant was released by Tehran more than a year ago, but was unable to return to his family....

 2020-04-01 21:26 

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Despite good news, the Western Balkans are in trouble...

Progress on Euro-Atlantic integration may not stave off major challenges the region is facing....

 2020-04-01 21:03 

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Argentina sees at least 6 femicides during coronavirus quarantine...

A daughter of a victim doesn't blame the quarantine, but the system, she says is not protecting women....

 2020-04-01 21:02 

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Acclaimed South African scientist Gita Ramjee dies of coronavirus...

Ramjee was internationally recognised for her work in the field of microbicide research....

 2020-04-01 20:27 

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US Democrats outline 'phase 4' of virus response...

House Speaker Pelosi wants to move forward with an infrastructure bill when Congress returns to work after April 20....

 2020-04-01 20:25 

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Palestinian shot by Israeli army succumbs to wounds...

Islam Dweikat, 22, was shot by a rubber-coated bullet during protests near Nablus in early March, officials say....

 2020-04-01 20:01 

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Lebanon to investigate Ghanaian domestic worker's death...

Labour minister says investigation launched after Al Jazeera's report into circumstances surrounding the death....

 2020-04-01 19:14 

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Trump warns Iran of 'heavy price' in case of attack on US troops...

Trump, without offering details, warns against possible 'sneak attack' against US troops in Iraq....

 2020-04-01 18:57 

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What are the challenges of battling coronavirus in India?...

Some 1.3 billion people in India are entering the second week of the largest lockdown the world has ever seen....

 2020-04-01 18:28 

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US rapidly approaching 200,000 coronavirus cases...

At a briefing on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state has more than 83,000 cases of coronavirus....

 2020-04-01 18:17 

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'Shoot them dead': Duterte warns against violating lockdown...

Warning from Philippine president comes after slum dwellers stage protests over lack of food supplies....

 2020-04-01 16:54 

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Afghanistan gov't, Taliban begin talks on prisoner swap...

The two sides met on Tuesday and are scheduled to meet again on Wednesday for further talks....

 2020-04-01 16:29 

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Kenyan president apologises for police violence during curfew...

Police accused of using heavy-handed tactics to enforce the dusk to dawn curfew since its introduction on Friday....

 2020-04-01 16:14 

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US doctors go online to reveal 'bold, loud' coronavirus truths...

Healthcare workers turn to social media to raise awareness, lobby for more supplies and build support during pandemic....

 2020-04-01 16:13 

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Kenya to probe fatal police shooting of teenager...

The 13-year-old boy was reportedly shot dead when police cracked down to enforce a curfew imposed over COVID-19 on Monday evening....

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