Coronavirus: Downtown Mexico City empty in lockdown

Coronavirus: Downtown Mexico City empty in lockdown

Authorities block access to certain parts of downtown Mexico City, leaving once-busy streets near empty, as they try to control further spread of the coronavirus.
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Black Lives Matter protesters take a knee on Trafalgar Square after the killing of George Floyd by US police. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill, died in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police offic...
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Coronavirus: what is the R0 reproduction rate?

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Russian emergency workers and marine clean-up specialists on Thursday intensified efforts to clean up a major fuel spill that environmentalists say is the first such accident in the Arctic polar region. Videographic on marine pollution.
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Russia stepped up efforts Thursday to clean up the huge amount of oil that spilled into an Arctic river, the worst industrial incident of its kind in the region according to environmentalists, as the leaking plant is built on permafrost and threat...
Virus-inspired toilet paper cakes rolled out at Malaysian bakery

Virus-inspired toilet paper cakes rolled out at Malaysian bakery

A cafe in Kuala Lumpur is baking cakes made to recreate toilet paper rolls, a play on recent panic buying of the product triggered by coronavirus fears. Le Pont Boulangerie cafe is crafting the cakes, which have a chocolate sponge base and a crea...
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Anti-virus face masks litter Hong Kong's beaches

Anti-virus face masks litter Hong Kong's beaches

Surgical masks are washing up in growing quantities on the shores of Hong Kong, a city that has overwhelmingly embraced face coverings to fight the coronavirus. Conservationists say the masks are adding to already alarmingly high levels of plasti...
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Taiwan restaurant offers support to Hong Kong protesters

Taiwan restaurant offers support to Hong Kong protesters

A Taipei restaurant is offering work opportunities to Hong Kong protesters seeking asylum in Taiwan.
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Hundreds mourn the dead at Seville mass for virus victims

Hundreds mourn the dead at Seville mass for virus victims

Hundreds of people who lost loved ones to the coronavirus joined a huge funeral mass at Seville Cathedral on Thursday in one of the largest public gatherings in Spain since the lockdown.
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Thousands in Hong Kong defy Tiananmen vigil ban

Thousands in Hong Kong defy Tiananmen vigil ban

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters lit candles and chanted democracy slogans as they defied a ban Thursday against gathering to commemorate China's deadly Tiananmen crackdown, with tensions seething in the financial hub over a planned new security ...
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Gen Z takes on COVID: Palestinian refugee volunteers to battle virus in Lebanon camp

Gen Z takes on COVID: Palestinian refugee volunteers to battle virus in Lebanon camp

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The archaeologist, the Sahara and the caravan

After half a century of roaming the Sahara desert, French archaeologist Thierry Tillet embarks on another expedition. An AFP team travels with his caravan and local guides in central Mauritania to trace ancient trade routes.
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French swimmers glad to return to pool in Britanny

French swimmers glad to return to pool in Britanny

The swimming pool in Chartres-de-Bretagne, near Rennes, is one of the first to reopen in France after more than two and a half months of confinement, to the delight of swimmers.
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Hearse transporting George Floyd leaves Minneapolis memorial service

Hearse transporting George Floyd leaves Minneapolis memorial service

The hearse carrying George Floyd's coffin leaves after a memorial service in Minneapolis for the African-American whose death during a police arrest set off mass protests across the US and around the world.
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A world redrawn: US coronavirus response fatally 'chaotic,' says Noam Chomsky

A world redrawn: US coronavirus response fatally 'chaotic,' says Noam Chomsky

The United States "was singularly unprepared" to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and suffers from a lack of "coherent leadership," says US linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky. This video is part of an AFP series of interviews, "A World Redra...
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George Floyd's brother joins memorial service in New York

George Floyd's brother joins memorial service in New York

George Floyd's brother, Terrence Floyd, takes part in a public memorial service in New York as a huge crowd gathers at Cadman Plaza to pay their respects. George Floyd died in police custody last month. His death has sparked huge protests over rac...
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George Floyd's family arrives at memorial service in Minneapolis

George Floyd's family arrives at memorial service in Minneapolis

Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna Floyd, arrives with her daughter at a memorial service in Minneapolis. Floyd's son Quincy Mason Floyd is also among the arrivals, as well as the Reverend Al Sharpton and Gwen Carr, the...
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Huge crowds gather for George Floyd memorial service in NYC

Huge crowds gather for George Floyd memorial service in NYC

A huge crowd gathers at Cadman Plaza for a public memorial service in New York. People clap and chant "Go peace" and "George Floyd" as they wait for the service to begin. After the service, participants will hold a peaceful march over the Brooklyn...
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Thousands march in San Francisco for black rights

Thousands march in San Francisco for black rights

At least ten thousand protesters attend a youth-led black rights rally in San Francisco demanding justice and equality for black people, one week after the death of George Floyd. Floyd's death has reignited long-felt anger over police killings of ...
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Couples separated by France-Spain border struggle through lockdown

Couples separated by France-Spain border struggle through lockdown

When lockdown orders were enforced mid-March, dozens of cross-border couples in France and Spain were torn apart. They've been left counting down the days until they can see each other again.
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Jean-Paul Belmondo attends funeral of French comedian Guy Bedos

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No 'vaccine nationalism' says Red Cross health head

No 'vaccine nationalism' says Red Cross health head

Head of Health at the Red Cross Emanuele Capobianco urges countries to avoid trying to secure future immunisation jabs against the coronavirus for their populations only, warning against 'vaccine nationalism.'
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Coffin maker quadruples sales in Peru amid pandemic

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While the Peruvian economy has been semi-paralyzed for 80 days by the COVID-19 pandemic, Genaro Cabrera, a coffin manufacturer from Lima, has quadrupled his sales.
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Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

A scurrying robot dog named K9 dispenses hand sanitiser to curious children and wary shoppers -- one of the more unexpected measures Thai malls are taking as the kingdom relaxes virus restrictions.
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Mannequins help enforce social distancing in Istanbul

Mannequins help enforce social distancing in Istanbul

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