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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Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy newspaper and arrest owner under national security law

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested Monday while police raided his Apple Daily newspaper office, as part of a sweeping crackdown on dissent since China imposed a national security law on the city. of Jimmy LaiN°1PE4SA
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Fresh tower of smoke and ash as Indonesia's rumbling Mt. Sinabung erupts

Fresh tower of smoke and ash as Indonesia's rumbling Mt. Sinabung erupts

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts, belching a massive column of ash and smoke 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the air and coating local communities in debris. The volcano on Sumatra island has been rumbling since 2010 and saw a deadly eruption in ...
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Police presence outside HK pro-democracy newspaper as it gets raided

Police presence outside HK pro-democracy newspaper as it gets raided

Dozens of Hong Kong police officers surround the headquarters of a media group critical of Beijing hours after its pro-democracy media mogul owner Jimmy Lai was arrested under a new national security law.
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Police, protesters clash in Belarus capital after vote

Police, protesters clash in Belarus capital after vote

Belarusian police and protesters clash in the capital Minsk, with law enforcement using stun grenades after a presidential vote that the opposition says was rigged.
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Belarus election: opposition protest outside the embassy in Moscow

Belarus election: opposition protest outside the embassy in Moscow

Protests begin after the closure of polling stations in Belarus. Several hundred people are chanting "Go away!" and "Want a change!" outside the embassy of Belarus in Moscow.
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Belarus election: queues outside the embassy in Moscow

Belarus election: queues outside the embassy in Moscow

Hundreds of people line up outside the Belarus embassy in Moscow as the country heads to the polls. Election officials in Belarus have accused the opposition of an "organised provocation" as long queues have formed outside polling stations.
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Lebanese protesters and security forces clash again near parliament in Beirut

Lebanese protesters and security forces clash again near parliament in Beirut

Lebanese protesters enraged by a deadly explosion they blame on government negligence clash for the second evening running with security forces near an access street to the parliament in central Beirut.
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Protesters and security forces clash again in Beirut

Protesters and security forces clash again in Beirut

Lebanese protesters hurl rocks at security forces in downtown Beirut as they vent their anger at politicians they blame for a deadly explosion that made hundreds of thousands homeless and shocked the world for a second day.
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Singapore marks 55th year of independence with military display

Singapore marks 55th year of independence with military display

Mask-wearing Singaporeans wave flags as fighter jets, military vehicles, and helicopters pass by in celebration of the city-state’s 55th year of independence. Small crowds of people wear red and white and gathered in a popular tourist spot to watc...
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Long queues in Belarus vote, authorities denounce 'provocation'

Long queues in Belarus vote, authorities denounce 'provocation'

Election officials in Belarus accuse the opposition of an "organised provocation" as long queues form outside polling stations during a tense presidential vote.
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Belarusians vote in tense presidential election

Belarusians vote in tense presidential election

Belarusians vote in a tense presidential election with opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya posing a historic challenge to Alexander Lukashenko's authoritarian regime.
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Aerial images of protesters on Beirut's Martyrs' Square after blast

Aerial images of protesters on Beirut's Martyrs' Square after blast

Aerial images of Lebanese protesters waving the country's flag with black stripes as a sign of mourning on Beirut's Martyrs' Square as thousands gathered in the capital to vent their anger at a political elite they blame for a deadly explosion tha...
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Virus hotspot in Brussels fears impact of possible COVID-19 crackdown

Virus hotspot in Brussels fears impact of possible COVID-19 crackdown

COVID-19 infections in Brussels are skyrocketing and in Saint-Gilles, one of its worst-hit districts there are fears authorities could reimpose tough restrictions. The densely populated, vibrant area is packed with bars, cafés and a local weekly m...
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Belarus opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya votes

Belarus opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya votes

Main opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya casts her vote for the Belarusian presidential election. Tikhanovskaya decided to run for election after authorities barred her husband, popular blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky, from running and then jai...
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"Death" stalks the streets as Brazil passes 100,000 virus deaths

"Death" stalks the streets as Brazil passes 100,000 virus deaths

An actor disguised as 'Ghostface', the killer from the 'Scream' film franchise, walks the streets of Brazil's Formiga municipality to keep people alert to the threat of the coronavirus. Brazil has passed a total of 100,000 coronavirus deaths, cros...
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Belarus strongman Lukashenko casts his vote

Belarus strongman Lukashenko casts his vote

President Alexander Lukashenko casts his vote for the Belarusian presidential election. The strongman is running for a sixth term against a rising star of the opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
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Furious Lebanese take to the streets after deadly blast

Furious Lebanese take to the streets after deadly blast

Lebanese protesters take to Beirut's streets, enraged by official negligence blamed for the city's enormous and deadly explosion. In a new tactic, demonstrators temporarily occupy the foreign ministry building before being forced out by the army t...
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Trump official lands in Taiwan for highest-level US visit since 1979

Trump official lands in Taiwan for highest-level US visit since 1979

A senior member of US President Donald Trump's administration landed in Taiwan on Sunday, the highest-level US visit to the island since Washington switched diplomatic recognition to Beijing in 1979.
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Polls open in Belarus presidential vote

Polls open in Belarus presidential vote

Polling stations open in Belarus as voters cast ballots in presidential elections with President Alexander Lukashenko running for a sixth term against a strong opposition candidate, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
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Aerial images of blown-out buildings in the Beirut port area

Aerial images of blown-out buildings in the Beirut port area

Aerial shots of blown-out buildings in the vicinity of the Beirut port as the estimated number of people wounded in the monster explosion has shot up to 6,000, the health ministry has said in a statement.
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A thousand red balloons are released as a tribute to the 100,000 Brazilians killed during the pandem

A thousand red balloons are released as a tribute to the 100,000 Brazilians killed during the pandem

Activists release a thousand red balloons on Rio's iconic Copacabana beach as a tribute to the almost 100,000 Brazilians killed during the pandemic, with Brazil being the second-most affected country in the world.
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New Zealand's Ardern kicks off election campaign after taming virus

New Zealand's Ardern kicks off election campaign after taming virus

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kicks off her Labour Party's election campaign riding high in the opinion polls after a successful response to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Hundreds protest in Bangkok after activist arrests

Hundreds protest in Bangkok after activist arrests

A flashmob of hundreds take to Bangkok's streets Saturday to protest against the arrest of two pro-democracy activists -- the latest outburst of anger in a movement increasingly vocal in its demand for reforms in Thailand. The kingdom has seen ne...
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Elderly woman finds solace in music amidst destruction

Elderly woman finds solace in music amidst destruction

A day after a deadly blast ripped through Beirut, a video of 78-years-old May Melki went viral, showing her playing the piano after returning to her damaged home. AFP met her and asked what inspired her to play music amidst destruction.
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