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    COVID-19 challenge increases as Muslims, Christians set to gather

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 01:12pm on May 24, 2020

    Muslims and Christians around the world gathered on Sunday to celebrate their faith as Eid-ul-Fitr begins and churches reopen from lockdowns, presenting fresh challenges for...

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    Wuhan lab bat coronavirus strains don’t match to COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse .Beijing | Updated at 11:50am on May 24, 2020

    The Chinese virology institute in the city where COVID-19 first emerged has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none matched the new contagion...

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    Global COVID-19 death toll hits 3,42,104

    Untied News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 11:31am on May 24, 2020

    The number of people who lost their battle against COVID-19 hit 3,42,104  as of Sunday morning while the total number of confirmed cases across the...

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    Survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash

    Agence France-Presse. Karachi | Updated at 09:34am on May 24, 2020

    One of the two people survived the plane crash in Pakistan that killed 97 people described the horror they faced to AFP. The Pakistan International...

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    Indonesians try to beat Eid exodus ban

    Agence France-Presse. Jakarta | Updated at 12:24pm on May 23, 2020

    Indonesians are turning to smugglers and bogus travel documents to get around bans on an annual end-of-Ramadan exodus that could send coronavirus cases skyrocketing in...

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    China military budget growth slows to 6.6pc

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:57am on May 23, 2020

    China will increase its military budget by a slower 6.6 per cent this year, the government announced Friday at the opening session of its annual...

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    Eid shopping rush in Asia

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 11:14pm on May 22, 2020

    Muslims across Asia have packed out markets as they prepare for the annual Eid-ul-Fitr holiday, ignoring coronavirus guidelines even as infections rise. The celebration, the...

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    Outrage in Hong Kong as China pushes security law

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 09:31pm on May 22, 2020

    China has launched its fiercest assault on Hong Kong's treasured autonomy with its move to impose a security law, pro-democracy campaigners said Friday as they...

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    China rebuts Trump accusation of coronavirus ‘mass killing’

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:23pm on May 21, 2020

    China offered a low-key rebuttal to United States president Donald Trump’s accusation of mass killing on Thursday, with a foreign ministry official insisting the country...

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    Robot dog on virus park patrol in Singapore

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 10:54pm on May 21, 2020

    A yellow robot dog called Spot which found fame online for dancing to hit song ‘Uptown Funk’ has been deployed to patrol a Singapore park...

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