In 'mini Kabul', Afghan refugees mark 40 years in Pakistan

In 'mini Kabul', Afghan refugees mark 40 years in Pakistan

Afghan boys sell fresh fruit on carts, signs are written in Dari or Pashto, and restaurants in the bustling bazaar sell Afghan dishes such as Kabuli pulao. But this "mini Kabul" is in Pakistan, which this week marks 40 years of hosting Afghan refu...
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Ruby Princess docks south of Sydney

Ruby Princess docks south of Sydney

The Ruby Princess cruise ship sits docked at Port Kembla south of Sydney where it is expected to remain for several days after hundreds of crew showed symptoms of coronavirus. The local government hopes the days of quarantine and restocking at the...
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Virus prompts import-dependent Hong Kong to shop locally

Virus prompts import-dependent Hong Kong to shop locally

After the coronavirus triggered a wave of panic-buying that briefly left Hong Kong's supermarket shelves bare, residents have been turning to local producers for fresh food in a city almost entirely reliant on imports. Farmers in the financial hub...
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Coronavirus: Rome empty, nearly one month after start of lockdown

Coronavirus: Rome empty, nearly one month after start of lockdown

The streets of Rome are empty of people, nearly one month after the beginning of a total lockdown put in place in Italy to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Streets leading to Mecca's holy sites still closed

Coronavirus: Streets leading to Mecca's holy sites still closed

Streets leading to the Islamic holy sites of Mecca in Saudi Arabia remain closed, to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Trump 'hopeful and sure' British PM will recover from virus

Trump 'hopeful and sure' British PM will recover from virus

US President Donald Trump says he is "hopeful and sure" Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized for further coronavirus tests after testing positive, would recover from COVID-19.
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Coronavirus: Parisians cheer on health-care workers from balconies

Coronavirus: Parisians cheer on health-care workers from balconies

Parisians clap from their balconies on Day 20 of a national lockdown to cheer on health-care workers battling the coronavirus pandemic in France.
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Coronavirus: New York governor says state's death toll reaches 4,159

Coronavirus: New York governor says state's death toll reaches 4,159

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the death toll from the coronavirus in the state reached 4,159, up from 3,565 the day before. "That is up, and that is the worst news," Cuomo says during a news conference in Albany. "But the number of deaths ov...
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Coronavirus: NYC hospital uses refrigerated trailers as makeshift morgue

Coronavirus: NYC hospital uses refrigerated trailers as makeshift morgue

Refrigerated trailers are parked outside Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York for use as makeshift morgue as the coronavirus strains the city's health-care system.
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Coronavirus: Barcelona residents throw balcony party

Coronavirus: Barcelona residents throw balcony party

Two days after the confinement was announced in Spain, 3 roommates - Jordi Juli, Benet V. Riquelme and Àdria Cañellas - launched a party for their neighbors, from their balcony. The success was immediate, so they created Ràdio Eixample and played ...
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Coronavirus: Bordeaux deserted on 20th day of confinement

Coronavirus: Bordeaux deserted on 20th day of confinement

In spite of the beautiful sunshine and spring temperatures, Bordeaux is in confinement. The traditionally busy quays are deserted, as are the historic squares where markets are no longer allowed to be held. AFPTV was able to fly over the city, on ...
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Coronavirus: patients from Greater Paris area evacuated to Brittany

Coronavirus: patients from Greater Paris area evacuated to Brittany

Patients from the Greater Paris region suffering from Covid-19 arrive in Brittany on a medicalised train.
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Vatican celebrates Palm Sunday without congregation due to coronavirus

Vatican celebrates Palm Sunday without congregation due to coronavirus

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday behind closed doors in St. Peter's Basilica. The Basilica and St. Peter's Square are usually packed by Catholic faithful for Palm Sunday, but this year it is empty because of coronavirus containment measures.
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Coronavirus: people congregate in London park on warm weekend despite lockdown

Coronavirus: people congregate in London park on warm weekend despite lockdown

A large number of people enjoy the warm weather in Clapham Common park in London despite the lockdown put in place in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday warned the government could ban ou...
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Coronavirus: Paris's Place de la Bastille bathed in sun on 20th day of confinement

Coronavirus: Paris's Place de la Bastille bathed in sun on 20th day of confinement

On the 20th day of confinement, Paris's Place de la Bastille is bathed in sunshine. Walkers and joggers take advantage of the good weather while the first daisies make an appearance.
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Coronavirus: Guadeloupe water cuts complicate preventive measures

Coronavirus: Guadeloupe water cuts complicate preventive measures

Instructions are clear: to avoid contracting the coronavirus, hands must be washed regularly. But in Guadeloupe, recurrent water cuts in several communes seriously complicate the matter. "It's very difficult with containment because we use more wa...
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Coronavirus: Pakistan opens drive-thru testing facility

Coronavirus: Pakistan opens drive-thru testing facility

Pakistan opens the first drive-through virus testing facility in Karachi, as part of the attempts to stem the spread of the pandemic in the country, where infections are rising.
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New York state virus toll spikes by record 630 deaths in a day: Governor

New York state virus toll spikes by record 630 deaths in a day: Governor

New York state's coronavirus toll rose at a devastating pace to 3,565 deaths Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo says, up from 2,935 the previous day, the largest 24-hour jump recorded there.
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Coronavirus: Ship with two dead passengers aboard docks in Miami

Coronavirus: Ship with two dead passengers aboard docks in Miami

The Coral Princess cruise ship, which is transporting two people who died of COVID-19 and other passengers infected with the coronavirus, docks in the port of Miami, Florida.
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Coronavirus: French hydro-alcoholic gel supplier boosts production

Coronavirus: French hydro-alcoholic gel supplier boosts production

In response to a hydro-alcoholic gel shortage, leading supplier Cooper group has boosted production ninefold. The French laboratory received a donation of 70,000 litres of alcohol from spirits giant Pernod-Ricard.
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Police block streets of French town after knife attack

Police block streets of French town after knife attack

Police block streets in the centre of Romans-sur-Isère, after a man killed two people and wounded seven others in a knife attack, in the midst of confinement linked to the Covid-19 epidemic.
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Coronavirus: Paris's Place de la Concorde empty on 19th day of confinement

Coronavirus: Paris's Place de la Concorde empty on 19th day of confinement

On the 19th day of confinement in France to stem the coronavirus pandemic, a few passers-by walk along the Place de la Concorde in Paris, usually crowded with tourists and cars.
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Coronavirus: Indian manufacturers ramp up domestic PPE production

Coronavirus: Indian manufacturers ramp up domestic PPE production

With the rising demand of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers in India, a factory in Ahmedabad is ramping up production. Many healthcare workers in the country have reported a lack of adequate PPE, as the nation grapples with th...
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Coronavirus: people queue outside bank in Argentina to receive payment

Coronavirus: people queue outside bank in Argentina to receive payment

Pensioners and social security beneficiaries queue in front of a bank in José C. Paz, in Argentina, to receive a payment promised by the Argentinian government. Latin America is heading into "a deep recession" in 2020, with an expected drop in th...
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Coronavirus: Bavarian pastor holds YouTube mass for confined congregation

Coronavirus: Bavarian pastor holds YouTube mass for confined congregation

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Bavarian Pastor Hannes Schott can no longer welcome his congregation for mass in his church in Bayreuth. But he has found a solution: a weekly recorded mass, broadcast to his congregation via YouTube. Bavaria, ...
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