Justice Department will not charge ex-FBI deputy McCabe

Justice Department will not charge ex-FBI deputy McCabe

The U.S. Justice Department is closing its criminal investigation into whether former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied to investigators about his communications with the media without bringing any charges against him, his attorneys announced in
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A message of hope at Notre Dame mass

A message of hope at Notre Dame mass

Nearly a year after fire devastated Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, the city's Archbishop held a small ceremony there to mark Good Friday, praying that Easter's message of rebirth might bring comfort to a country stricken by the coronavirus pandemic.
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China opposes U.S. action against China Telecom

China opposes U.S. action against China Telecom

China's foreign ministry said on Friday that Beijing is opposed to any action by the United States to revoke China Telecom Corp's authorisation to provide international telecommunications to and from the United States.
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Coronavirus brings crisis to UK care homes

Coronavirus brings crisis to UK care homes

Thousands of care homes across Britain were locked down last month to stop COVID-19 from spreading among their frail and elderly residents.
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Young doctors overwhelmed by coronavirus crisis

Young doctors overwhelmed by coronavirus crisis

For young doctors like 26-year-old Christian Vigil, battling on the frontline against the new coronavirus is a journey back in time to an era they can scarcely imagine.
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South Korea kicks off voting in masks and gloves

South Korea kicks off voting in masks and gloves

With plastic gloves and hand sanitizer for everyone, South Korea showed how the country is conducting parliamentary election in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
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Mile of cars lines up for LA food giveaway

Mile of cars lines up for LA food giveaway

A pop-up food pantry in Southern California on Thursday drew so many people that the line of cars waiting for free groceries stretched about a mile, a haunting sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has hurt the working poor.
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U.S. urged to go slow on easing coronavirus lockdown, even as jobless claims surge

U.S. urged to go slow on easing coronavirus lockdown, even as jobless claims surge

The top U.S. infectious disease expert on Thursday warned against reopening the economy too soon in the face of improving data on the coronavirus outbreak, but a third week of massive jobless claims underscored the huge economic cost to social distan
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UK PM Johnson leaves the ICU

UK PM Johnson leaves the ICU

Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care on Thursday evening as he continues to recover from COVID-19, but he remains under close observation in the hospital, his office said on Thursday. Gavino Garay has more.
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Coronavirus crisis could plunge half a billion people into povery - Oxfam

Coronavirus crisis could plunge half a billion people into povery - Oxfam

The fallout from the coronavirus spread that's killed more than 83,000 people could push around half a billion people into poverty, Oxfam said on Thursday.
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Pandemic heightens battle over mail-in ballots

Pandemic heightens battle over mail-in ballots

The chaos in the recent Wisconsin election foreshadows legal battles and political showdowns looming in upcoming primaries across the country amid the pandemic, and heading into the all-important November presidential election. Lisa Bernhard has more
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The risky deliveries breaking India's e-commerce taboo

The risky deliveries breaking India's e-commerce taboo

New Delhi delivery driver Devender Singh is defying his - and his wife's - fears of catching coronavirus and of being beaten by police. By continuing to work in a lockdown, he's becoming an unlikely hero for both the population and e-commerce.
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Outbreak prompts Saudi-led ceasefire in Yemen

Outbreak prompts Saudi-led ceasefire in Yemen

A nationwide ceasefire in response to the global coronavirus outbreak went into effect in Yemen on Thursday.
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Google must pay French press over search results

Google must pay French press over search results

France's competition authority ruled on Thursday that Google must pay French publishing companies and news agencies for re-using their content, such as snippets from articles in the search engine's results.
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German university hospital hopes to treat corona patients with immune plasma

German university hospital hopes to treat corona patients with immune plasma

Scientists at southern Germany's Erlangen university hospital hope to help seriously ill patients suffering from the coronavirus disease with intravenously administered immune plasma from donors who recovered from the illness. Although it's not descr
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Art of Social Distancing Us: 'Nudge' with footprints

Art of Social Distancing Us: 'Nudge' with footprints

A behavioural design expert in Copenhagen has come up with a new initiative to help with social distancing.
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Sweden says Trump's criticism 'factually wrong'

Sweden says Trump's criticism 'factually wrong'

Sweden on Wednesday hit back at U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of the Swedish approach to fighting the spread of the coronavirus, saying he was wrong to claim authorities there were trying to achieve "herd immunity." Francesca Lynagh reports
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Australian police in coronavirus homicide probe

Australian police in coronavirus homicide probe

Investigators boarded the Ruby Princess cruise ship in Sydney on Thursday to take the "black box" from the ship which disembarked hundreds of passengers infected with the coronavirus. It will be used as part of a homicide investigation into the count
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Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban prisoners

Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban prisoners

The Afghan government freed 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday as a first step in a peace process with the hardline Islamists, despite the group's suspension of talks on a planned prisoner exchange crucial to moving to formal talks to end years of wa
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Ecuador’s handling of corpses to be probed

Ecuador’s handling of corpses to be probed

Family members in Ecuador have complained via social media that public hospitals have failed to quickly locate the bodies of their loved ones and in some cases misidentified the remains.
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Iconic Hong Kong restaurant is shutting its doors

Iconic Hong Kong restaurant is shutting its doors

Famous for its simmering snake soup, She Wong Yee is an iconic Hong Kong restaurant which has been in business for over three decades -- but it will soon be shutting its doors after months of social distancing measures have taken their toll.
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'He was my hero:' Son mourns dad who died of COVID-19

'He was my hero:' Son mourns dad who died of COVID-19

Gary Holmberg was one of more than a dozen residents at the Pleasant View nursing home in Maryland who have died from COVID-19. His son Robert says he wishes he could have gotten his father out in time.
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Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds

Cats can catch coronavirus, study finds

Cats can become infected with the new coronavirus but dogs appear not to be vulnerable, according to a study published on Wednesday, prompting the WHO to say it will take a closer look at transmission of the virus between humans and pets.
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British royals surprise schoolchildren with video call

British royals surprise schoolchildren with video call

British royals Prince William and Kate Middleton surprised schoolchildren at Casterton Primary Academy with a video call on Wednesday, many of whom have parents who are health workers. Gloria Tso has more.
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A look at one group of unsung COVID-19 heroes

A look at one group of unsung COVID-19 heroes

As cases of coronavirus soar past 400,000 in the United States, a group of workers potentially expose themselves to the contagion on a daily basis, and they aren’t medical workers. They’re the grocery store workers keeping the supply chain going as A
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