Police use pepper spray at Black Lives Matter protesters in Sweden

Police use pepper spray at Black Lives Matter protesters in Sweden

Swedish police use pepper spray to push back some protesters near the royal palace in central Stockholm after thousands of people attended a Black Lives Matter demonstration in the capital. Demonstrators gathered in the city centre in the early ...
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Cameroon painter uses brush against COVID-19

Cameroon painter uses brush against COVID-19

Cameroonian artist Alioum Moussa paints to fight against the new coronavirus in his own way. Moussa raises public awareness of the virus through a series of paintings entitled "Corona".
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Japan baseball fans flood back to stadiums despite virus spike

Japan baseball fans flood back to stadiums despite virus spike

Japanese baseball fans shrugged off a record spike in coronavirus cases in Tokyo as they flocked back to stadiums for the first time in months Friday.
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Africa records more than half a million coronavirus cases

Africa records more than half a million coronavirus cases

This week in Africa Weekly: More than 500,000 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed on the continent, with numbers climbing fast. Elsewhere, Ivory Coast reels following the death of prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, and Madagascar's lemurs f...
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Protesters throw firecrackers at police in Belgrade protest

Protesters throw firecrackers at police in Belgrade protest

Protesters hurl firecrackers and flares at police in a fourth night of demonstrations against President Aleksandar Vucic and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Covid-19: France virus death toll exceeds 30,000 (2)

Covid-19: France virus death toll exceeds 30,000 (2)

France's coronavirus death toll has exceeded 30,000 after the country logged 25 fatalities since Thursday, health authorities said Friday.
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Covid-19: France virus death toll exceeds 30,000

Covid-19: France virus death toll exceeds 30,000

France's coronavirus death toll has exceeded 30,000 after the country logged 25 fatalities since Thursday, health authorities said Friday.
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Celebrations in Istanbul as court opens way for Hagia Sophia to be turned back into a mosque

Celebrations in Istanbul as court opens way for Hagia Sophia to be turned back into a mosque

In Istanbul, people celebrate the decision of a top Turkish court to revoke the sixth-century Hagia Sophia's status as a museum, clearing the way for the Istanbul landmark to be turned back into a mosque in a move backed by President Recep Tayyip ...
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Serbians protest against the government's handling of the pandemic

Serbians protest against the government's handling of the pandemic

Serbians gather in Belgrade for a fourth night of demonstrations over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Protesters block bridges in Mali anti-president protest

Protesters block bridges in Mali anti-president protest

Protesters in Mali's capital Bamako block two of the city's main bridges during a protest against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
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Russia, China veto extension of cross-border aid to Syria: diplomats

Russia, China veto extension of cross-border aid to Syria: diplomats

Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN Christoph Heusgen announces that a UN Security Council resolution to prolong cross-border humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria has not been adopted after two permanent members, Russia and China, voted to...
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Polish opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski holds final rally ahead of presidential run-off

Polish opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski holds final rally ahead of presidential run-off

Polish opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski arrives at a rally in Raciborz on the last day of the campaign before the second round of the presidential election. The liberal contender could narrowly defeat Poland's right-wing incumbent president ...
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US: Scene outside Miami hospital as COVID-19 cases soar in Florida

US: Scene outside Miami hospital as COVID-19 cases soar in Florida

Health workers and an ambulance are seen outside Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami as Florida reports its highest daily death count from COVID-19 so far.
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President Trump arrives in Miami as Saturday's rally in New Hampshire is delayed

President Trump arrives in Miami as Saturday's rally in New Hampshire is delayed

US President Trump arrives in Miami to participate in a briefing on drug trafficking, as the White House confirms his rally in New Hampshire on Saturday will be cancelled because of a "big storm".
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Coronavirus can still be brought under control: WHO

Coronavirus can still be brought under control: WHO

Intense outbreaks of the new coronavirus can still be brought under control, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.
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Birth of two Asian lion females at the Rome Zoo

Birth of two Asian lion females at the Rome Zoo

Two Asian lion cubs, born on April 29th at the Rome Zoological Park, can now be seen in the enclosure with their mother and father. Zookeepers say the birth of these Asian lion cubs is excellent news as it is one of the most endangered animals on ...
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Celebrations as Turkey announces iconic Hagia Sophia will be reopened as mosque

Celebrations as Turkey announces iconic Hagia Sophia will be reopened as mosque

People celebrate outside Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that it would be reopened for Muslim worship, sparking fury in the Christian community and neighbouring Greece.
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Poland: Duda holds final rally ahead of presidential run-off

Poland: Duda holds final rally ahead of presidential run-off

Polish President Andrzej Duda holds a rally in Rzeszow on the last day of the campaign ahead of the presidential run-off, with counter-demonstrators also attending. Originally scheduled for May 10, the election was postponed by over a month due to...
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Chilean violin-playing nurse brings joy to COVID-19 patients

Chilean violin-playing nurse brings joy to COVID-19 patients

Nurse Damaris Silva plays her violin down the corridors of El Pino public hospital in Santiagio, Chile, bringing melodies and comfort to patients, some of which are trying to beat COVID-19.
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Anti-government protest in Malian capital

Anti-government protest in Malian capital

Protesters gather in Bamako urging President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to resign over his perceived inability to resolve Mali's economic woes and bloody jihadist conflict.
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Agriculture activist offers 2 tons of organic green beans to city hall employees in Lyon

Agriculture activist offers 2 tons of organic green beans to city hall employees in Lyon

An entrepreneur from Pusignan has offered a ton and a half of organic green beans from his production to Lyon to celebrate the French city's new 'Green' mayor. The entrepreneur is asking the city, now under the control of Europe Ecology - Green Pa...
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Covid a 'tragedy' for artists says France's new culture minister

Covid a 'tragedy' for artists says France's new culture minister

During a trip to Strasbourg, France's new Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot talks about the impact of Covid-19 on the art and entertainment industry.
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Urban gardens flourish in Cuba to survive the pandemic's economic crisis

Urban gardens flourish in Cuba to survive the pandemic's economic crisis

As Cuba suffers from the economic crisis brought by the coronavirus pandemic, residents are turning to urban gardens to grow their own food and survive these trying times.
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Low-cost coffins provided to poor families in New Delhi as virus toll mounts

Low-cost coffins provided to poor families in New Delhi as virus toll mounts

A carpenter, commissioned by the New Delhi based NGO World Peace Organisation, makes low-cost coffins with plyboard for coronavirus victims and given for free to poor families that cannot afford them. India’s Covid-19 death toll is the eighth high...
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Summer without Americans on the Amalfi coast

Summer without Americans on the Amalfi coast

The beauty of the villages of Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi is world famous, but today the normally bustling streets are practically empty. With fewer boats bobbing around the harbour and no traffic jams on the coast road leading to the villages, ...
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