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    Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after two-month coronavirus ban: AFP

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

    Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound — the third holiest site in Islam after Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia — reopened on Sunday after being closed for more than two months because of the coronavirus pandemic...

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    UK, Germany, France regret latest US move on Iran

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:24pm on May 30, 2020

    Britain, France and Germany on Saturday strongly condemned a US decision to end sanctions waivers for companies from nations that remain in a nuclear accord with Iran. The waivers were part of the landmark agreement signed...

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    Canada immigration sharply curtailed by virus: study

    Agence France-Presse . Montreal | Updated at 11:21pm on May 30, 2020

    Canada had hoped to welcome a record wave of immigrants in 2020 but will likely take in approximately half the previously expected number of people due to the coronavirus pandemic...

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    Trump strips Hong Kong privileges

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:19pm on May 30, 2020

    President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong’s special privileges with the United States and bar some Chinese students from US universities in anger over Beijing’s bid to...

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    First post-lockdown flight departs Europe for China

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main | Updated at 11:14pm on May 30, 2020

    A first charter flight carrying Europeans to China following weeks of lockdown departed Germany’s biggest hub Frankfurt late Friday, carrying around 200 workers and their families...

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    Israel police kill Palestinian

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 11:11pm on May 30, 2020

    Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian with special needs they mistakenly thought was armed with a pistol, Israeli and Palestinian sources said...

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    Racism cannot be normal in US: Obama

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:08pm on May 30, 2020

    Former president Barack Obama said Friday he shared the ‘anguish’ of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be ‘normal’ in the...

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    NYC on track to begin reopening June 8

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:06pm on May 30, 2020

    New York, the US city worst-hit by the coronavirus, is ‘on track’ to start reopening the week of June 8, governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday. The financial capital of eight million people, where COVID-19 has...