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Canada's Trudeau Remains in Isolation after Wife Recovers from Virus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that he would remain in self-imposed isolation even though his wife, who had contracted the coronavirus, has recovered. 

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North Korea Says Tested 'Super-Large' Rocket Launchers

Nuclear-armed North Korea successfully tested "super-large multiple rocket launchers", state media said on Monday, but leader Kim Jong Un was not described as commanding the drill as analysts say Pyongyang seeks to normalise its launches.

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Iran Says 54 Inmates at Large after Mass Jail Break

Iranian security forces are searching for 54 escaped inmates following a prison break over which four guards were arrested, Iran's state news agency reported on Sunday.

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Mafia Primed to Feast on Italy's Virus Devastation

As Italy mourns thousands of coronavirus dead, and survivors brace for life in an economic wasteland, one rung of society looks to win big: organised crime.

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Pope Joins U.N. Appeal for Global Ceasefire

Pope Francis on Sunday joined U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres' appeal for an "immediate global ceasefire," on the fifth anniversary of Saudi Arabia's intervention in Yemen's civil war.

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'We Have to Eat': Sicily Police Crack Down on Looting

Police with batons and guns have moved in to protect supermarkets on the Italian island of Sicily after reports of looting by locals who could no longer afford food.

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S.African Police Fire Rubber Bullets at Shoppers during Lockdown

South African police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown on Saturday fired rubber bullets towards hundreds of shoppers queueing outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, an AFP photographer said.

Between 200 and 300 people gathered outside a popular grocery store, Shoprite, early Saturday in Yeoville, a crime-prone area in Johannesburg's gritty central business district on day two of a nationwide lockdown. 

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Bolsonaro Questions Number of Brazil Virus Deaths

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro cast doubt Friday on his own government's statistics on COVID-19 deaths, saying he suspected they had been inflated to serve "political interests."

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Venezuelan Army Chiefs Back Maduro after U.S. Indictment

Venezuela's armed forces reaffirmed their support Friday for President Nicolas Maduro a day after the US Justice Department charged him with "narco-terrorism" and offered a $15 million reward for his capture.

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Trump Signs $2 Trillion Recovery Plan as U.S. Virus Cases Skyrocket

President Donald Trump signed into law Friday the $2 trillion rescue plan to salvage a US economy crippled by the novel coronavirus, on a day the nation's total count of COVID-19 cases surpassed 100,000.

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