Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find 'effective' antibodies

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find 'effective' antibodies

A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19.
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Protests, virus kill businesses on Hong Kong border

Protests, virus kill businesses on Hong Kong border

Business for cosmetic store owner David So was once thriving when hordes of mainland Chinese "parallel traders" crowded the shopping streets of the border town Sheung Shui. Libby Hogan has more.
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Back to school for kids in Australia's NSW

Back to school for kids in Australia's NSW

At the Homebush West Public School in Sydney, Australia, teachers welcomed eager students back to full-time, in-person learning on Monday, as the country begins reopening its schools in stages. Gloria Tso has more.
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Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuela

Iranian fuel starts arriving in Venezuela

The lead vessel of a five-tanker flotilla carrying fuel supplied by Iran to gasoline-thirsty Venezuela neared one of its state-run ports as President Nicolas Maduro thanked Tehran on Sunday.
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U.S. churches slowly begin to reopen

U.S. churches slowly begin to reopen

Some places of worship slowly began to reopen over the weekend in the United States at reduced capacity and with social distancing measures. Gavino Garay has more.
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WH limits travel to U.S. from Brazil due to coronavirus

WH limits travel to U.S. from Brazil due to coronavirus

The White House announced Sunday it will suspend travel to the U.S. from Brazil, after the South American nation became the world No. 2 hot spot for coronavirus cases. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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Astronauts strap into SpaceX capsule before launch day

Astronauts strap into SpaceX capsule before launch day

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken test out the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule ahead of Wednesday's anticipated launch. Gavino Garay has more.
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Americans hit the beach as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000

Americans hit the beach as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000

Americans sunbathed on beaches and strolled on boardwalks this holiday weekend, but the occasional person wearing a mask was a constant reminder that the world is still battling the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Dignam has more.
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Israel's Netanyahu says he's been framed

Israel's Netanyahu says he's been framed

At the start of his corruption trial, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will "stand tall".
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UK officials divided over Cummings' lockdown drive

UK officials divided over Cummings' lockdown drive

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while coronavirus lockdown measures were in place, will not resign, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Sunday. Ciara Lee rep
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Western Australia braces for 'once-in-a-decade' storm

Western Australia braces for 'once-in-a-decade' storm

The remnants of a tropical cyclone meeting with a cold front will bring 130km/h winds and heavy rain.
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Police fire teargas in Hong Kong's biggest lockdown-era protests

Police fire teargas in Hong Kong's biggest lockdown-era protests

Thousands take to Hong Kong's streets to protest Beijing's proposed national security laws - amid fears that the "one country, two systems" formula is being squeezed in Beijing's tightening grip. David Doyle reports
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Cuban and Venezuelan medics treat migrants near U.S. border

Cuban and Venezuelan medics treat migrants near U.S. border

A Cuban doctor stranded on the U.S.-Mexican border and a Venezuelan migrant nurse treat more than 20 migrants daily in a temporary shelter in the border city of Ciudad Juarez amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in Mexico. Conway G. Gittens has their story
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Hertz files for bankruptcy protection

Hertz files for bankruptcy protection

Car rental company Hertz filed for bankruptcy protection after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic. Conway G. Gittens has the details.
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Death toll in Pakistan plane crash reaches 97

Death toll in Pakistan plane crash reaches 97

First funerals were held for the victims of a plane crash in Pakistan, as the death toll rose to 97. The black box flight recorder has been found, and indicated a technical fault.
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Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys

Thailand begins coronavirus vaccine trials on monkeys

Thailand began testing a vaccine against the coronavirus on monkeys on Saturday (May 23) after successful trials in mice.
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UK's Johnson resists calls to sack aide accused of lockdown breach

UK's Johnson resists calls to sack aide accused of lockdown breach

A controversial aide to Boris Johnson has been accused of breaking lockdown rules. But the British prime minister has resisted calls to sack him.
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Easing lockdown, Spain to reopen for tourism in July

Easing lockdown, Spain to reopen for tourism in July

Madrid residents have welcomed the announcement that Spain's government will ease the lockdown in Madrid and Barcelona from Monday (May 25), as the country's prime minister said it will reopen to international tourism from July.
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Russian villagers living in shadows of past pandemics

Russian villagers living in shadows of past pandemics

As the global death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to climb, residents in rural areas of Russia's Republic of North Ossetia carry on their lives among visual reminders of past pandemics.
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Biden apologizes for 'ain't black' comment during radio interview

Biden apologizes for 'ain't black' comment during radio interview

Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Friday for telling a black radio host that he "ain't black" if he was still weighing whether to support him or incumbent Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 U.S.
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Places of worship should open immediately -Trump

Places of worship should open immediately -Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday urged state governors to allow the reopening this weekend in the United States of places of worship which have been closed due to the coronavirus, warning that he will override governors who do not do so. This re
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Indigenous leaders: stop oil drilling in the Amazon

Indigenous leaders: stop oil drilling in the Amazon

Indigenous leaders are calling for help to stop oil companies drilling in the headwaters of the Amazon river in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, warning that encroaching on their homelands would destroy a bulwark against climate change. This rep
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UK brings in mandatory quarantine for arrivals

UK brings in mandatory quarantine for arrivals

People arriving in Britain after June 8 will have to self-isolate for 14 days or get a fine, Britain's interior minister says. But questions remain about enforcement, and damage to the economy.
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Hong Kong could host mainland intelligence bases

Hong Kong could host mainland intelligence bases

A Chinese proposal to impose national security laws on Hong Kong could see mainland intelligence agencies set up bases there, raising fears of direct law enforcement and what U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called a “death knell” for the city’s a
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A digital 'immunity passport' is tested, with caution

A digital 'immunity passport' is tested, with caution

Estonia's government and some businesses including Radisson hotels are testing a so-called "immunity passport" as coronavirus restrictions are eased. But the science is uncertain, and it's been met with caution from the WHO and health officials.
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