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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US coronavirus death toll tops 100,000: Johns Hopkins

US coronavirus death toll tops 100,000: Johns Hopkins

The United States has now recorded more than 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Johns Hopkins University reports -- a somber milestone and by far the highest total in the world.
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Italians celebrate lockdown's end with ice cream

Italians celebrate lockdown's end with ice cream

The country's 39,000 gelato shops, which employ 150,000 people and post annual sales of 2.8 billion euros ($3.1 billion), are welcoming again ice-cream lovers able now to spend time outdoors after almost three months inside.
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SpaceX-NASA crewed mission postponed due to bad weather

SpaceX-NASA crewed mission postponed due to bad weather

Images of the moment NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are told that SpaceX's landmark launch to the International Space Station is postponed due to poor weather. The decision was made with around 20 minutes to go until takeoff.
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Huawei executive leaves Canadian court after legal setback

Huawei executive leaves Canadian court after legal setback

Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou leaves British Columbia Supreme Court after she was dealt a legal setback, as a Canadian judge ruled that proceedings to extradite her to the United States will go ahead.
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Images of Huawei executive arriving at court ahead of ruling

Images of Huawei executive arriving at court ahead of ruling

Images of Chinese Huawei tech executive, Meng Wanzhou, arriving at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver before a Canadian judge ruled that proceedings to extradite her to the United States will continue.
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Elon Musk talks to astronauts as SpaceX-NASA mission is set to proceed

Elon Musk talks to astronauts as SpaceX-NASA mission is set to proceed

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks to astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley as the historic SpaceX-NASA mission is set to proceed on schedule, although uncertainty remains over weather conditions just hours before takeoff.
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Montenegro woos tourists to Europe's 'corona-free' corner

Montenegro woos tourists to Europe's 'corona-free' corner

Less than two months after detecting its first infection, Montenegro is the first country in Europe to declare itself coronavirus-free, a success story the tiny country hopes will lure tourists to its dazzling Adriatic coast this summer. Up the co...
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Hundreds wait in line to enter mall as Brazil reopens shops despite outbreak

Hundreds wait in line to enter mall as Brazil reopens shops despite outbreak

Hundreds of people wait in line to enter a shopping mall in Brazil's capital as shops and malls reopen to the public despite the country emerging as a new epicenter in the coronavirus pandemic, having seen its daily death toll surge past that of t...
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The plight of immigrants in South Africa under the lockdown

The plight of immigrants in South Africa under the lockdown

South Africa's strict lockdown provides a number of challenges for its large immigrant community, who have been left with no source of income for weeks. Despite money being set aside for the provision of aid and relief, many of these immigrants wi...
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Masks à la mode: Portraits of Parisians amid the pandemic

Masks à la mode: Portraits of Parisians amid the pandemic

Whether they are surgical, customised, fabric or plastic, masks have established themselves as an essential accessory in the fight against the coronavirus. Parisians pose for a portrait amid the pandemic.
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Felicien Kabuga, accused of financing the Rwandan genocide, challenges extradition in court

Felicien Kabuga, accused of financing the Rwandan genocide, challenges extradition in court

Relatives of the alleged financier of the genocide in Rwanda, Félicien Kabuga, arrive before his appearance before the Paris Court of Appeal. This hearing is to examine the validity of the arrest warrant issued by the Mechanism of the Internationa...
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Swiss soldiers hold ceremony to mark end of emergency COVID-19 mobilisation

Swiss soldiers hold ceremony to mark end of emergency COVID-19 mobilisation

The Swiss anthem is played at the beginning of the ceremony marking the end of the emergency mobilisation for Swiss soldiers due to Covid-19 pandemic. The government had called up thousands of reservists to help with logistics and relieve pressure...
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Mask à la mode: portraits of Parisians amid the pandemic

Mask à la mode: portraits of Parisians amid the pandemic

Whether they are surgical, customised, fabric or plastic, masks have established themselves as an essential accessory in the fight against the coronavirus. Parisians pose for a portrait amid the pandemic.
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India sees worst locust plague in almost three decades

India sees worst locust plague in almost three decades

Huge swarms of desert locusts have been flying over northern India. The insects have already destroyed nearly 50,000 hectares of cropland, prompting authorities to step up their response to the country's worst locust plague since 1993.
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Spain's minute of silence for COVID-19 victims observed in Madrid

Spain's minute of silence for COVID-19 victims observed in Madrid

President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, takes part in a national minute of silence for COVID-19 victims. Lockdown measures have been eased in the country's two biggest cities, Madrid and Barcelona, where people can now ...
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Zagreb theatre reopens with gala concert

Zagreb theatre reopens with gala concert

The National Theatre of Zagreb (HNK) has reopened with a gala concert after being closed for more than two months due to measures taken against the spread of the new coronavirus. Several dozen people attended the performance, but visitors had thei...
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Patrick Balkany leaves court after being sentenced to five years in prison

Patrick Balkany leaves court after being sentenced to five years in prison

Patrick Balkany, the former mayor of wealthy Paris suburb Levallois-Perret, leaves the Paris Court of Appeal after being sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated money laundering by tax fraud. His wife Isabelle Balkany, who was absent from...
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Renault makes u-turn on Ghosn's volume-inspired production model

Renault makes u-turn on Ghosn's volume-inspired production model

At a remote press conference, Renault CEO and of the alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi, Jean-Dominique Senard, announces that the automobile group's new strategy will focus "on efficiency and competitiveness rather than volume".
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Money laundering: Patrick Balkany arrives at Paris's Court of Appeal

Money laundering: Patrick Balkany arrives at Paris's Court of Appeal

Patrick Balkany arrives at the Paris Court of Appeal, which is due to sentence the former mayor of Levallois-Perret, a wealthy Paris suburb, for aggravated money laundering. At first instance, the court had sentenced Patrick Balkany to five years ...
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'Like martial law': HK police conduct stop and searches ahead of anthem debate

'Like martial law': HK police conduct stop and searches ahead of anthem debate

Hong Kong riot police stop and search people downtown ahead of a debate at the city's legislature over a law that would ban insulting China's national anthem. "You can see there’s police every corner, it’s like martial law in force", says one pers...
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Protesters kettled by Hong Kong police

Protesters kettled by Hong Kong police

Protesters are cordoned off by police in Hong Kong as small scale protests erupt ahead of a debate in the legislature over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem.
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Hong Kong police fire pepper ball rounds at protesters

Hong Kong police fire pepper ball rounds at protesters

Hong Kong police fire pepper ball rounds at protesters in the city's commercial district ahead of a debate in the legislature over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem. A few hundred protesters chanted slogans during a lunchtime rall...
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Hong Kong's legislature to debate controversial national anthem bill

Hong Kong's legislature to debate controversial national anthem bill

Hong Kong riot police ringed the city's legislature on Wednesday to stifle any protests ahead of a debate over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem, the latest measure activists say is chipping away at free speech in the finance hub.
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Non-essential shops close in Buenos Aires after COVID-19 cases spike

Non-essential shops close in Buenos Aires after COVID-19 cases spike

Non-essential shops have been barred from opening in several commercial districts of Buenos Aires after COVID-19 infections rose in the Argentine capital and its outskirts, with the government extending lockdown measures until June 7.
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