VIRUS DIARY: `Father, why don't they stay home like we do?'
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VIRUS DIARY: `Father, why don't they stay home like we do?'

One writer, based in Afghanistan's capital, watches as his three kids go up to the roof of their apartment building and look down at the streets

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Vatican exiles leader of Bose monastic community

The Vatican has disciplined another charismatic religious leader, exiling the founder of an Italian monastic community over governance problems

UK unveils test and trace plan; Johnson refuses aide inquiry
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UK unveils test and trace plan; Johnson refuses aide inquiry

After two months of lockdown and more than 37,000 coronavirus deaths, Britain has finally rolled out a national “test and trace” program

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Pakistan says it shot down Indian drone inside Kashmir

Pakistan’s military says it has shot down a small Indian spy drone flying in the country’s airspace over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir

Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling 'ghettos'
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Denmark residents sue over laws for dismantling 'ghettos'

A group of Copenhagen residents has sued the Danish government over legislation that authorized dismantling neighborhoods designated as “ghettos."

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Turkey: Soldier killed in explosion in Syria's Idlib

Turkey’s defense ministry has announced the death of a Turkish soldier in Idlib, the last rebel-held territory in northwest Syria

Chechen leader resurfaces after COVID-19 infection reports
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Chechen leader resurfaces after COVID-19 infection reports

The strongman leader of Russia’s province of Chechnya has gone live on Instagram to insist that he was feeling well in an apparent attempt to dispel media claims about his hospitalization with the coronavirus

With test results lost, an Afghan family fell to virus
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With test results lost, an Afghan family fell to virus

Dr. Yousuf Aryubi's family assumed they just had a bad cold, as one after another, they came down with fevers and coughs — all because one of the Afghan capital's main hospitals never told them the results of Dr. Aryubi's coronavirus test

Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated
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Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated

Thousands of protesters are shouting pro-democracy slogans and insults at police in Hong Kong as lawmakers debate a bill that would criminalize abuse of the Chinese anthem

South African bans on tobacco, liquor amid virus stir debate
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South African bans on tobacco, liquor amid virus stir debate

A bootlegging culture has sprung up across South Africa in response to the government’s nearly 8-week-old ban on the sale of cigarettes and alcohol