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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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    Johnson’s top advisor accused of breaching second lockdown

    Agence France-Presse .London | Updated at 12:38pm on May 24, 2020

    A top advisor to British prime ministerBoris Johnson faced fresh allegations on Sunday that he had breached coronavirus lockdown rules for a second time. The...

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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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    Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

    Agence France-Presse. Moscow | Updated at 11:29am on May 24, 2020

    Ineta Akhtyamova's husband flew into a rage in late April, about a month into Moscow's coronavirus lockdown. She was preparing a meal in the small...

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    21 ‘extremists’ killed in Sinai

    Agence France-Presse. Cairo | Updated at 10:40am on May 24, 2020

    Egypt said on Saturday that 21 extremists were killed in clashes with security forces in Sinai peninsula, where Islamic State group-affiliated militants have waged a...

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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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    Barca coach keen on Neymar return

    Agence France-Presse. Madrid | Updated at 07:50pm on May 23, 2020

    Barcelona boss Quique Setien says he would love to coach Neymar and would be ‘delighted’ if the Brazilian returns to the club from Paris Saint-Germain....

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    La Liga can resume week of June 8 - Spanish PM

    Agence France-Presse. Madrid | Updated at 07:40pm on May 23, 2020

    Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that La Liga can resume from its coronavirus lockdown on the week of June 8. ‘The resumption...

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    Protests in Kolkata over cyclone recovery delay

    Agence France-Presse. Kolkata | Updated at 02:13pm on May 23, 2020

    Thousands took to the streets of the Indian city of Kolkata on Saturday to protest against what they said was the slow government response to...

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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...