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Apr 05, 2020

Gunmen kill Hezbollah member in southern Lebanon
Lebanese security officials say unknown gunmen fatally shot and stabbed a member of the militant Hezbollah group in southern Lebanon

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Apr 05, 2020

Jerusalem's Palm Sunday march scaled back due to coronavirus
A small group of Franciscan monks and Roman Catholic faithful took to the streets of Jerusalem's Christian Quarter in the Old City to distribute olive branches after the traditional Palm Sunday procession was cancelled due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus

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Apr 05, 2020

Live updates: As coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S., Trump says ‘ there will be a lot of death' in the next week
"This will probably be the toughest week, between this week and next week," Trump said. "And there will be a lot of death, unfortunately."

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Apr 05, 2020

Live updates: As coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S., Trump suggests ‘a lot of death' in the next week
"This will probably be the toughest week, between this week and next week," Trump said. "And there will be a lot of death, unfortunately."

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Apr 05, 2020

North Korean defectors explore the soul of a divided peninsula through art
A recent exhibition in Seoul of works by three defectors offered depictions of the confusion, longing and abandonment many feel after crossing to the other side.

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Apr 05, 2020

‘Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus
The global economic crisis linked to the coronavirus could wipe out jobs for millions across the African continent, many who live hand-to-mouth with zero savings

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus chills protests from Chile to Hong Kong to Iraq, forcing activists to innovate
The pandemic is slamming the brakes on dreams of social change. Some movements are getting creative.

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Apr 05, 2020

Confirmed coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S. as Fauci stresses social distancing is ‘our most important tool'
A Washington Post investigation uncovered alarm and dismay among scientists at health labs about the Trump administration's reliance on a flawed coronavirus test developed by the CDC, which was used for weeks as the virus began to spread across the United States.

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Apr 05, 2020

France turns to speedy trains to catch up in virus response
France is moving hundreds of critically ill COVID-19 patients around the country on specially fitted high-speed trains, planes, even a warship

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Apr 05, 2020

Britain's Labour Party picks Keir Starmer to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
Starmer takes the helm of Labour in a political landscape deeply changed by the fight against covid-19.

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Apr 05, 2020

Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.

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Apr 05, 2020

Live updates: Coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S.; Trump optimistic sports will return ‘sooner rather than later'
President Trump said that although he can't commit to having fans back in stadiums at a specific date, he pushed for sports to return as soon as possible.

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Apr 04, 2020

Live updates: Confirmed coronavirus cases top 300,000 in U.S. as Fauci warns risk of resurgence is real
A Washington Post investigation uncovered alarm and dismay among scientists at health labs about the Trump administration's reliance on a flawed coronavirus test developed by the CDC, which was used for weeks as the virus began to spread across the United States.

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Apr 04, 2020

Mexican factories boost production of medical supplies for U.S. hospitals while country struggles with its own coronavirus outbreak
Officials ask manufacturers to reserve more supplies for domestic use. The makers say it's not so easy.

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Apr 04, 2020

Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming
Even as Ecuador's coronavirus "patient zero" agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online

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Apr 04, 2020

Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report says
Brazilian health officials grappling with the coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America's largest nation

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Apr 04, 2020

Britain's battered Labour Party picks Keir Starmer to succeed Jeremy Corbyn
Starmer takes the helm of Labour in a political landscape deeply changed by the fight against covid-19.

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Apr 04, 2020

Bodies lie in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, emerging epicenter of the coronavirus in Latin America
The overwhelmed health system in Ecuador's largest city could be a harbinger of worse to come in the developing world.

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus chills protests, forces activists to innovate
The pandemic is slamming the brakes on dreams of social change. Some movements are getting creative.

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus restrictions on religious gatherings prompt clashes between police, worshipers
In India and Pakistan, the devout pushed back on the curtailing of Friday prayers.

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Apr 04, 2020

People should wear cloth face coverings in public, CDC recommends, to reduce spread of coronavirus
With debate unfolding over the full scope of the coronavirus pandemic, Australia's chief doctor said the global death toll was probably five to 10 times higher than official figures indicated, and China warned of the risk of a resurgence in domestic cases.

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Apr 04, 2020

Puerto Rico discovers protective supply cache amid COVID-19
The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria has turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases

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Apr 04, 2020

Trudeau says Canada won't retaliate for US mask export ban
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government won't bring retaliatory or punitive measures after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks

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Apr 04, 2020

Violence imperils coronavirus response in conflict zones around the world
Millions face a special risk in Africa, the Middle East and eastern Europe.

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Apr 04, 2020

White House scrambles to scoop up medical supplies worldwide, angering Canada, Germany
German officials even accused the U.S. of piracy over a shipment of masks officials claimed was diverted to the U.S. in Thailand.

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Apr 04, 2020

Zaandam, Rotterdam cruise ships arrive at South Florida port with plan for most passengers to leave by Friday night
The uncertainty appears to be over for more than 1,200 passengers — some of whom are sick with covid-19 — on two Holland America ships that have been waiting for permission to dock in Florida.

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Apr 04, 2020

UN to decide in a month on holding world leaders' meeting
The president of the U.N. General Assembly says the 193-member world body will take a decision in the coming month on whether to delay the annual gathering of world leaders in New York in late September because of the coronavirus pandemic

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Apr 04, 2020

Restrictions on gatherings prompt clashes between police, worshipers
In India and Pakistan, the devout pushed back on the curtailing of Friday prayers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Apr 04, 2020

The U.K. vowed a national effort to produce ventilators. Is it working?
Many fear that ramping up production and purchases from abroad may come too late to handle a spike in infections.

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus stimulus payments begin April 9, but some won't receive checks until September
Italy, France and Spain have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Apr 04, 2020

Fort Lauderdale-bound Coral Princess confirms 12 coronavirus cases on board
The ship, carrying 1,020 guests and 878 crew, expects to reach Fort Lauderdale by Saturday.

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Apr 04, 2020

Four weeks of Italy's coronavirus lockdown, behind four apartment doors
The mood has darkened since Italians were singing from their balconies.

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Apr 04, 2020

European leaders warn coronavirus could lead to the breakup of their union
There's been bitter infighting over medical supplies and the economic response.

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Apr 04, 2020

Bodies lie in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, emerging epicenter of the virus in Latin America
The overwhelmed health system in Ecuador's largest city could be a harbinger of worse to come in the developing world.

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Apr 04, 2020

Chinese families should be sweeping graves now. But thousands still haven't buried their dead.
China's coronavirus death toll appears far higher than its official tally. Authorities are curtailing memorial services, denying many a proper chance to mourn loved ones.

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Apr 04, 2020

‘The holiday of a lifetime': An oral history of the infected, rejected Zaandam cruise ship
Vacationers left port before the pandemic struck, then found themselves in uncharted waters.

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Apr 04, 2020

2 major events promoting gender equality delayed until 2021
The United Nations has announced the postponement of two major events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the landmark U.N. women's conference in Beijing because of the coronavirus pandemic

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Apr 04, 2020

AP Sources: Shipping tycoon helps Venezuela in quest for gas
A controversial shipping magnate has stepped in to prevent Venezuela from running out of fuel amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Apr 04, 2020

Israel struggles to form government, even after rivals agree to join forces
No breakthrough has been reached more than a week after Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz announced a power partnership.

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Apr 04, 2020

Israeli spy agency's latest mission: Hunting worldwide for scarce ventilators to battle coronavirus
The Mossad is securing medical supplies from undisclosed locations abroad, officials say.

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Apr 04, 2020

Mexican factories boost production of medical supplies for U.S. hospitals while country struggles with its own outbreak
Mexican officials are asking medical equipment makers to reserve more supplies for domestic use. The makers say it's not so easy.

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Apr 04, 2020

Migrants are the unsung heroes of the pandemic
From hospitals to farmlands, migrants are providing vital labor to keep societies afloat

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Apr 04, 2020

Military recruiting struggles as enlistment stations close
America's armed services are finding it harder to bring in new recruits as the worsening coronavirus forces families and communities to hunker down, even as the country turns increasingly to the military for help

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Apr 04, 2020

Pakistani court overturns convictions in killing of journalist Daniel Pearl
The decision by the Sindh High Court will be appealed to the country's Supreme Court, and all suspects will remain in custody.

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Apr 04, 2020

Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disasters
The virus outbreak is compromising the ability of nations to prepare for natural disasters and deal with the aftermath

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Apr 04, 2020

Live updates: U.S. reports more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in record day; CDC recommends people wear cloth face coverings
The tens of thousands of new American cases came as President Trump announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone wear a simple, cloth face covering while out in public.

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Apr 01, 2020

Live updates: Trump projects at least 100,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S. as hopes of swift recovery fade
Hopes for a swift recovery from the coronavirus pandemic dimmed on Wednesday, after President Trump warned of a "very painful" fight against the outbreak with at least 100,000 fatalities likely in the United States.

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Apr 01, 2020

Coronavirus reopens Europe's angry divide
In a time of crisis, major European countries are at loggerheads over how to send out the rescue boats.

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Apr 01, 2020

Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession
Asian shares are mixed as worries about economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic grow

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Mar 31, 2020

6 European nations condemn North Korean missile launches
The U.N. Security Council didn't issue a statement after discussing North Korea's latest missile tests

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Mar 31, 2020

Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus claims
Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who are lining up against his controversial stance regarding the new coronavirus

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Mar 31, 2020

Facing coronavirus travel bans, the Mormon church has chartered jets to bring thousands of missionaries home
The coronavirus pandemic has wrought logistical nightmares and disrupted one of the faith's most cherished traditions.

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Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus border closures are threatening Europe's food supply
Farmers fear coronavirus issues mean there will be no one to work in their fields.

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Mar 31, 2020

From a restricted Italy, an artist's eye on the coronavirus
From a restricted Italy, an artist's eye on the deadly coronavirus outbreak

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Mar 31, 2020

Israel deploys security forces to make ultra-Orthodox stay home
The insular religious communities have resisted restrictions and emerged as covid-19 hotspots.

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Mar 31, 2020

Kenyan police shot dead a teenager on his balcony during a coronavirus curfew crackdown
Covid-19 has killed one in Kenya. Police have killed two and injured dozens enforcing a curfew.

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Mar 31, 2020

Live updates: White House task force projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts
Americans told to brace for 200,000 coronavirus deaths as world leaders push pandemic response further.

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Mar 31, 2020

The world's indigenous peoples, with tragic history of disease, implore outsiders to keep coronavirus away
The pandemic is exacerbating deep-seated inequities. That makes indigenous peoples particularly vulnerable.

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Mar 31, 2020

S Korean cobbler hopes donation gives ‘strength and courage'
Kim Byung-rok has toiled for decades polishing and mending shoes

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Mar 31, 2020

Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay
Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him

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Mar 31, 2020

UN Security Council urges cease-fire in Afghanistan
The U.N. Security Council is urging Afghanistan's warring parties to heed the U.N. secretary-general's call for an immediate cease-fire to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure delivery of humanitarian aid throughout the country

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Mar 31, 2020

U.S. proposes transitional government for Venezuela
The Trump administration offered to lift sanctions if President Nicolás Maduro and his political nemesis, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, both step aside.

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Mar 31, 2020

Vast coronavirus ‘field hospitals' fill spaces that hosted wedding expos and dog shows
London's could be staffed by flight attendants.

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Mar 31, 2020

World's 70 million displaced people face a coronavirus disaster, report says
Refugees International questioned the effectiveness of border closures in preventing the spread of the disease.

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Mar 31, 2020

Tokyo Olympics set to begin on July 23, 2021, organizing committee says
The Games were originally scheduled to begin on July 24, 2020, but were postponed becaue of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mar 31, 2020

Under coronavirus immigration measures, U.S. is expelling border-crossers to Mexico in an average of 96 minutes
Unauthorized crossings have dropped steeply in recent days as U.S. implements rapid deportation model due to emergency measures.

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Mar 31, 2020

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed because of coronavirus
The heist was the latest in a long line of Van Gogh thefts in the Netherlands.

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Mar 31, 2020

Stranded ship with sick passengers crosses Panama Canal, aims for Florida
Holland America Line's Zaandam and Rotterdam are making progress toward land -- but it's still unclear where and when passengers will be allowed to leave the ships.

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Mar 31, 2020

Justice Dept. investigates at least one lawmaker's stock trades before coronavirus spike in U.S.
Sen. Richard Burr's sell-off has drawn criticism, and now scrutiny from law enforcement and regulators.

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Mar 31, 2020

Key in Trump's deal with Taliban: Ex-prisoners whose release in 2014 unleashed Republican furor
In an unexpected twist, the "Taliban Five" traded for a U.S. soldier helped build support among militant commanders for a U.S. agreement.

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Mar 31, 2020

Kurdish-led forces put down revolt by ISIS detainees at prison in Syria
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces said they were battling to bring the prison in Hasakah under control.

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Mar 31, 2020

Live updates: Americans told to brace for 200,000 coronavirus deaths as world leaders push crisis response further
Health officials leading the U.S. coronavirus response have warned that the pandemic could kill as many as 200,000 people in the new epicenter of the global pandemic.

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Mar 31, 2020

Harry and Meghan post final message on Sussex Royal account
They will officially step down as working members of the British royal family.

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Mar 31, 2020

Hundreds of stranded Americans leave Nepal amid lockdown
Hundreds of stranded Americans have left Nepal on a repatriation flight, days after a lockdown was imposed in the Himalayan nation to help fight the coronavirus

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Mar 31, 2020

Hungary's ‘coronavirus bill' hands Orban unchecked power
The emergency measure passed by the Hungarian parliament gives the country's populist prime minister, Viktor Orban, the power to govern unchallenged for as long as he sees fit.

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Mar 31, 2020

In packed, dirty cells, political prisoners fear virus
In some cells in Iran, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, prisoners are crammed in by the dozens, with little access to hygiene or medical care

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Mar 31, 2020

Crammed in filthy cells, political prisoners fear infection
In some cells in Iran, Syria and other countries in the Middle East, prisoners are crammed in by the dozens, with little access to hygiene or medical care

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Mar 31, 2020

Daily coronavirus death toll in U.S. exceeds 500 for first time
The United States now accounts for nearly one in five reported coronavirus infections worldwide.

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Mar 31, 2020

Europe's hospitals among the best but can't handle pandemic
Increasing numbers of European hospitals are buckling under the strain of treating tens of thousands of coronavirus patient

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Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus kills its first democracy
The new pandemic powers won by Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán may be a fatal blow for the country's immunocompromised democratic system.

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Mar 31, 2020

Coronavirus on the border: Why Mexico has so few cases compared with the U.S.
The country is taking an unorthodox approach to the pandemic, but officials acknowledge the real number of cases is much higher than reported.

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Mar 31, 2020

As Russian coronavirus cases rise, Putin delegates tough action to Moscow mayor
Sergei Sobyanin has become the face of Russia's response to the coronavirus pandemic, imposing a strict quarantine on the capital Monday.

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Mar 31, 2020

As Wuhan reopens, China revs engine to move past coronavirus. But it's stuck in second gear.
Businesses that recently resumed operations have been told to close again as the country weighs an economic reboot against the risk of new infections.

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Mar 31, 2020

Commander: Kurdish forces end riots by IS prisoners in Syria
The top commander of Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria says they have put down riots by Islamic State militants held in a prison there

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Mar 30, 2020

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus
Bangladesh garment manufacturers say fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak

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Mar 30, 2020

Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, police
Afghanistan's Defense Ministry and a provincial official say Taliban attacks have killed at least 11 soldiers and policemen

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Mar 30, 2020

In Zimbabwe, ‘you win coronavirus or you win starvation'
As Zimbabwe enters lockdown, people in the economically shattered country are forced to choose between daily survival and measures to protect themselves from the coronavirus

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Mar 30, 2020

India marshals more resources to stop virus, but gaps remain
India is adding more resources to tackle the inevitable rise in its number of coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities

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Mar 30, 2020

Islamic State detainees mutiny at prison in Syria
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces said the prison in Hasaka was brought under control after militants seized parts of the facility.

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Mar 30, 2020

Live updates: As U.S. coronavirus infections and deaths soar, Trump extends social distancing guidelines through April
With the U.S. death toll rising, President Trump steeled the nation for an extended shutdown, dashing hopes of a quick resumption of normal life.

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Mar 30, 2020

Tokyo Olympic head expects call from IOC's Bach on new date
Tokyo Olympic organizers expect to talk with IOC President Thomas Bach this week about potential dates for next year's rescheduled games

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Mar 30, 2020

Live updates: Trump prepares Americans for extended coronavirus lockdown; U.S. accounts for more than one in seven global cases
With the United States entering its 15th day of lockdown Monday and the death toll soaring, President Trump steeled the nation late Sunday for an extended shutdown, dashing hopes of a quick resumption of normal life.

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Mar 30, 2020

Jordan releases travelers quarantined at Dead Sea hotels
Jordan has begun releasing thousands of travelers who were quarantined for the last two weeks at five-star hotels on the Dead Sea in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus

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Mar 30, 2020

Live updates: Trump prepares Americans for extended coronavirus lockdown; More than one in seven global cases in U.S.
With the United States entering its 15th day of lockdown Monday and the death toll soaring, President Trump steeled the nation late Sunday for an extended shutdown, dashing hopes of a quick resumption of normal life.

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Mar 30, 2020

New York surpasses 1,000 deaths in coronavirus pandemic as Trump says social distancing guidelines will remain through April
It took a month for the United States to record its first 1,000 coronavirus-related fatalities. The next 1,000 took just two days.

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Mar 30, 2020

No one will win the U.S. and China's coronavirus contest
The reality is that neither side has acquitted itself well so far during the crisis.

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Mar 30, 2020

Asian shares extend losses as toll from pandemic surges
Asian shares have opened lower as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus outbreak that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world

Washington Post World News
Mar 29, 2020

Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions
Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan appears to have the coronavirus infection contained

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Mar 29, 2020

U.S. won't pay for security for Harry and Meghan, Trump says in tweet
U.S. and British news media reported that the royal couple fled Canada this month to take up residence in Los Angeles. The Sussexes have not confirmed the move, but a spokeswoman said the family has not asked for help.

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Mar 29, 2020

Russian oil giant Rosneft pulls out of Venezuela amid U.S. squeeze on Maduro
Rosneft said it was selling its business in Venezuela to a company completely owned by the Russian government.

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