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No Mask, No Mistake for North Korea's Kim

As he watches his troops firing rockets and artillery shells, one of the many things that marks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out from the officers alongside him is his coronavirus mask: it isn't there.

Kim has overseen multiple military drills in recent weeks as Pyongyang mounts an all-out drive to prevent an outbreak of the disease that has swept around the world from neighboring China.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro Tests Negative for Coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a trip on which at least one infected member of his staff rubbed shoulders with Donald Trump.

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Trump Announces News Conference on Coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump announced a White House news conference Friday, his latest attempt to restore public confidence in his handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Trump, who has been criticized for persistently downplaying the pandemic, said in a tweet that this would take place at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT).

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India Releases Veteran Kashmiri Politician Abdullah

Indian authorities on Friday released an influential Kashmir lawmaker who had been held for seven months after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of its semi-autonomy and detained thousands of politicians and activists.

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Morocco Shuts off Spain's Ceuta and Melilla Enclaves

Morocco closed the border with Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's two North African enclaves, early on Friday to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, officials said. 

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Greece Hands Reins to First Woman President

Greece on Friday swore in the first woman president in its history as the country grapples with over 100 coronavirus cases.

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Australian Minister Who Met with Ivanka Trump Says He Has Virus

A senior Australian politician tested positive for the new coronavirus and was quarantined  in hospital on Friday, days after returning from Washington where he met Ivanka Trump and US Attorney General William Barr. 

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Top Adviser to Iran's Khamenei Quarantined with Virus Symptoms

A key adviser to Iran's supreme leader has been placed in quarantine after experiencing "mild symptoms" of the new coronavirus, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.

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Canada PM Working from Home as Wife Tested for COVID-19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife announced they were self-isolating Thursday as she undergoes tests for the new coronavirus after returning from a speaking engagement with "mild flu-like symptoms."

Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau's symptoms have subsided since she recently got back from Britain, but as a precaution the prime minister "will spend the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings from home," according to a statement.

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Brazilian Official who Met Trump Tests Positive for COVID-19

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications chief, who met Donald Trump last weekend at his Florida resort, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the government said Thursday.

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