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    Virus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:34am on May 07, 2020

    Gayur Hassan’s Hindu neighbours came at night, throwing stones at his family’s home in a northern Indian village and setting his workshop on fire. All because his son ‘liked’ a social media...

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    Indian ministry web site crashes in repatriation panic

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 01:31am on May 07, 2020

    The Indian civil aviation ministry’s web site crashed on Wednesday as panicked citizens abroad rushed to register for a mass repatriation of almost 15,000 nationals from 12 countries on planes...

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    COVID-19 lockdown risks 1.4m extra TB deaths: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:27am on May 07, 2020

    The global lockdown caused by COVID-19 risks a ‘devastating’ surge in tuberculosis cases, with nearly 1.4 million additional deaths from the world’s biggest infectious killer by 2025, new research...

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    Worldwide coronavirus toll rises to 257687

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:32am on May 07, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 257,687 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT...

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    Iran blasts stupid US nuclear pullout, warns over arms ban

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:48pm on May 06, 2020

    Iran’s president said Wednesday the United States made a ‘stupid mistake’ by abandoning a nuclear deal and warned of severe consequences if its allies agree to extend an arms embargo...

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    UK could start easing virus lockdown next week: PM

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:46pm on May 06, 2020

    British prime minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday he could begin to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown next week, but warned he would do nothing that would risk a new surge...

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    Russia reaches new virus milestone as cases top 165,000

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:44pm on May 06, 2020

    Russia recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases for the fourth day in a row on Wednesday, surpassing Germany to become the country with the sixth-highest number of confirmed...

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    UN warns of risks for trafficking victims

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 11:43pm on May 06, 2020

    The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime on Wednesday warned of increased risks to human trafficking victims due to the coronavirus crisis with people more vulnerable to exploitation and protection...

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    Iran warns of ‘rising trend’ as virus cases top 100,000

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 11:38pm on May 06, 2020

    Iran warned of a ‘rising trend’ in its coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday as it said 1,680 new infections took its overall caseload beyond the 100,000 mark. The Islamic republic has struggled to contain...

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    COVID-19 and living with Trudeau not easy, says wife

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal | Updated at 11:37pm on May 06, 2020

    Being sick with COVID-19 and living under the same roof as the prime minister of Canada and their three young children was ‘not easy,’ the wife of Justin Trudeau, who contracted the disease...