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    Afghanistan: Deadly bombing mars Taliban prisoner-swap talks

    A bomb killed eight people, including children, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The incident coincided with historic talks between the Taliban and the Afghanistan government about a prisoner swap.A roadside bombing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province killed at least seven civilians, including six children, on Wednesday.

    • 10 min ago
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    Coronavirus is death knell for Scottish fishing industry

    UK fishermen started the year in buoyant mood believing EU quotas would soon be scrapped. But coronavirus has dampened spirits. With Europe - their biggest market - in lockdown, the industry faces oblivion.As the worst of the winter weather recedes and Easter approaches, Fraserburgh harbor in northeast Scotland ought to be teeming with activity.

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Amnesty: US in denial over killing civilians in Somalia

    Human rights group Amnesty has accused the US military of living in denial about civilian casualties due to airstrikes in Somalia. The number of operations against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab has risen sharply since 2016.US airstrikes in Somalia killed two civilians in February alone, the human rights organization Amnesty said on Wednesday, accusing American military officials of a lack of...

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    Opinion: Mali votes amid coronavirus fears, jihadist threats

    Mali's parliamentary election has exposed voters to unnecessary risks. And Europe's recently announced deployment of more boots on the ground will not solve the country's security crisis, says DW's Dirke Köpp.Voters in Mali had to make a choice on Sunday, one that may be likened to choosing between a plague and cholera.

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus: China's Wuhan prepares for the uncertain end of COVID-19

    Life is slowly returning to normal in the Chinese city where COVID-19 is thought to have originated. However, people here aren't sure if they can trust Beijing's claims that the danger has passed.Life is gradually returning to normal in Wuhan following the Chinese government's decision to lift a lockdown that brought the city of 11 million to a standstill for...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus in sewage foreshadowed outbreak in Dutch city

    Scientists say they found the virus that causes COVID-19 in a Dutch city's waste water before the first confirmed case in the city. They hope that sewage surveillance may be an early indicator of COVID-19's presence.Researchers in the Netherlands said on Monday that the pathogen that causes COVID-19 was present in the sewage system of a Dutch city weeks before the first cases of...

    • 20 hrs ago
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    IPI: COVID19 measures offer governments chance to restrict media freedom

    So far there have been 46 attacks on the press related to the coverage of the coronavirus crisis, the new International Press Institute (IPI) monitor shows.For a while now, the IPI has been closely monitoring press freedom restrictions during this pandemic while advocating for the free flow of news and information, open dialogue and the exchange of vital information.

    • 20 hrs ago
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    Anabel Hérnandez condemns murder of journalist María Elena Ferral in Veracruz

    The state of Veracruz is one of the Mexican states considered most dangerous for journalism. Journalist and DW laureate Anabel Hernández said the government of López Obrador had to send a clear message.Mexican journalist María Elena Ferral died on March 30 after being shot in the eastern state of Veracruz, according to police sources.

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Berlin opens first hostel for the homeless amid coronavirus pandemic

    Berlin is opening its first-ever hostel for homeless people. People living on the streets are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.Berlin on Wednesday will open its first ever hostel for homeless people as the city seeks to keep the deadly coronavirus from spreading to this vulnerable demographic. The hostel in Berlin's central Tiergarten district will host up to 200...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido accused of attempted coup

    Guadio has been accused of trying to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro as part of an attempted coup d'etat. The opposition leader recently vowed to reignite his campaign against the government.Venezuelan state prosecutors have accused opposition leader Juan Guaido of an "attempted coup d'etat" and claimed he made efforts to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro,...

    • 21 hrs ago

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