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    Coronavirus latest: WHO launches panel to review international COVID-19 response

    The WHO says an independent panel is to assess global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as the number of cases worldwide approaches 12 million. Follow DW for the latest. WHO sets up independent review panel Nearly 5 million people under renewed lockdown in Melbourne, Australia Coronavirus cases in the US reach 3 million amid world record daily increase...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus latest: US reports biggest daily jump of any country

    Figures for the United States show the country has seen the highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases of any country during the pandemic. Over 3 million people have been infected across the US. Follow DW for the latest. Coronavirus cases in the US reach 3 million Figures show the greatest daily increase of any country in the pandemic Protests triggered by renewed lockdown measure in...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Serbian protesters lash out at botched pandemic response

    Protesters in Serbia have lambasted the government's fumbling efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Many of them are young and angry, with the unrest forcing strongman Aleksandar Vucic to give ground.The evening started like so many others - with a lengthy press conference by President Aleksandar Vucic. His address, delivered in the characteristic slow and mournful tone with a...

    • yesterday
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    Kashmiri children: The everlasting scars of a deadly conflict

    Last week, pictures of a toddler lying on the body of his dead grandfather sparked outrage in Indian Kashmir. DW's Rifat Fareed analyzes how the violent conflict is affecting Kashmiri children's growth and wellbeing.Basim Aijaz was 12 years old when he was killed in an accidental blast near the site of a gunfight in Srinagar, a major city in India-administered Kashmir.

    • yesterday
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    ICG: Regional armies must 'share intelligence' to defeat Boko Haram

    Armies fighting Boko Haram militants around Lake Chad need to share intelligence to end the insurgency that has displaced 2 million people, a report by the International Crisis Group finds.The four countries of the Lake Chad basin - Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, plus Benin, formed a joint military force in early 2015 to counter jihadist insurgencies in the region.

    • yesterday
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    Pakistani women trapped between coronavirus and domestic violence

    The coronavirus crisis has deepened social inequalities in Pakistan, disproportionately impacting vulnerable groups such as women and children. Activists say the interventions to deal with the issue are inadequate."Many families realize too late that a divorced daughter is better than a dead daughter," Khadija Siddiqi, a domestic violence survivor, told DW. Siddiqi, who...

    • yesterday
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    Spain's Catalonia region imposes strict mask regulation

    The Spanish region of Catalonia has become the first to extend a nationwide directive on wearing masks in public, making it mandatory at all distances. Officials say the move comes amid a drop in mask-wearing discipline.An order making face masks fully mandatory in public went into force in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia on Thursday, with those violating the regulation facing...

    • yesterday
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    US TV show casts Black actress to play 'Batwoman'

    Javicia Leslie will play the lead role in the US series "Batwoman." This is the first time a Black woman will portray the superhero in live-action television or film.A Black actress will portray the role of comic book superhero Batwoman, a first for the character in live-action television or film. Javicia Leslie will be seen leading in the second season of the US TV show...

    • yesterday
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    Trump's rally 'likely' contributed to coronavirus spike in Tulsa

    Health officials say President Donald Trump's Tulsa rally has "likely" contributed to the surge in the county's COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, the US has posted the biggest daily increase in cases reported by any country.US President Donald Trump's rally and other events in Tulsa have "likely" contributed to the spike in the county's caseload, a...

    • yesterday
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    UN Security Council rejects Russia's Syria aid plan

    Russia wanted to reduce the number of border crossings for aid to be brought into war-torn Syria. Its proposal only got four votes. Germany's Foreign Minister Maas slammed Russia for making the humanitarian crisis worse.UN Security Council members on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected Russia's draft resolution on humanitarian aid border crossings into Syrian rebel strongholds. Russia...

    • yesterday

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