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    Pope calls for end to ‘pandemic of poverty’ after coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 11:16pm on May 31, 2020

    ‘Everything will be different’ after the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Saturday, calling for a fairer society and action to ‘end the pandemic of poverty in the world’. Speaking in Spanish in a video message to...

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    100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Surabaya, Indonesia | Updated at 11:14pm on May 31, 2020

    A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from coronavirus, making her the country’s oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness. Kamtim, who like many Indonesians goes by...

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    India records over 8,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 01:20pm on May 31, 2020

    India recorded more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease in a single day for the first time as the tally surged to 182,143 and death toll stood at 5,164, according to the union health ministry, reports the Hindustan Times...

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    19 suspected extremists killed in Egypt military operation

    Agence France-Presse . Cairo | Updated at 12:56pm on May 31, 2020

    Egypt’s military said Saturday it killed 19 suspected extremists in targeted ground and air operations as part of its battle to quell a long-running insurgency in north Sinai...

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    Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:10pm on May 31, 2020

    Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site, reopened on Sunday after being closed for over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of worshippers in protective masks were...

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    Curfews, clashes as US race protests escalate

    Agence France-Presse . Minneapolis | Updated at 11:36am on May 31, 2020

    Curfews were imposed on major US cities as clashes over police brutality erupted across America with demonstrators ignoring warnings from president Donald Trump that his government would...

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    World COVID-19 cases top 6 million

    Agence France-Presse . Brasília, Brazil | Updated at 10:56am on May 31, 2020

    The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday as Brazil registered another record surge in daily infections and divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic...

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    Delhi-Moscow AI flight returns midway

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:18am on May 31, 2020

    An Air India aircraft winging its way from Delhi to Moscow with no passengers on board on Saturday morning had to be called back to Delhi from over Uzbekistan after the airline realised that one...

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    Clashes as protests over killing of black American sweep US

    Agence France-Presse . Minneapolis | Updated at 01:14am on May 31, 2020

    A thousand more National Guard soldiers were mobilised Saturday as violent protests over the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest in Minneapolis erupted across the United States...

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    Journalist killed in Kabul bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:12am on May 31, 2020

    A roadside bomb killed a journalist and driver after struck a minivan carrying employees of a private Afghan television channel in Kabul on Saturday, killing a journalist and the driver, the network’s news...