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Jerusalem al-Aqsa mosque reopens after 70-day coronavirus lockdown - 05/31/2020

Jerusalem - Jerusalem's disputed Temple Mount / Haram al-Sharif holy site opened its gates on Sunday, ending a 70-day coronavirus lockdown of the compound that houses the al-Aqsa Mosque as well as...

Chaos at Indian airports as country resumes domestic air travel - 05/25/2020

New Delhi – India resumed domestic flights on Monday, two months after a coronavirus lockdown was imposed, but confusion and chaos prevailed at major airports in major cities as large numbers of...

German government Lufthansa rescue offer reported nearing completion - 05/22/2020

Berlin - The German government committee tasked with preparing a financial rescue package for the airline Lufthansa, which has been badly hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic, is meeting on Friday,...

EasyJet to resume flights on June 15 with all on board wearing masks - 05/21/2020

London - British low-cost airline EasyJet is set to resume flights from June 15, mainly on routes within Britain, and with everyone required to wear face masks and no food sold on board. A total of...

SoftBank logs record 1.4-trillion-yen net loss - 05/18/2020

Tokyo – Japan's SoftBank Group booked a net loss of 1.44 trillion yen (13.4 billion dollars) in the January-to-March quarter due to investment losses and the coronavirus pandemic, it said on Monday....

Pope calls on people to take care, follow health rules during worship - 05/17/2020

Rome - Pope Francis called on worshippers to take care and to follow regulations to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus when taking part in religious services in a statement on Sunday. "In...

Man whose wife, daughter died in LA crash sues helicopter owner - 05/13/2020

Los Angeles (tca/dpa) - Christopher Chester, whose wife and daughter died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, has sued the company that operated the helicopter and the estate of the...

Coronavirus wedding rules eased in Taiwan, but one new death reported - 05/11/2020

Taipei (dpa) - Rules limiting attendance at weddings got loosened by Taiwan on Monday as the country seeks a return to normal conditions amid the coronavirus crisis, even as the death toll ratcheted...

Virgin Atlantic to cut 3,150 jobs as airlines face 'death spiral' - 05/05/2020

London - By Bill Smith, - Virgin Atlantic airline announced plans to cut 3,150 jobs on Tuesday, in the latest blow to an industry rocked by the severe impact of global efforts to curb the novel...

Trial over deadly festival crush ends without verdict in Germany - 05/04/2020

Dusseldorf - A criminal trial following the deaths of 21 young people in a stampede at a 2010 music festival in Germany was cut short on Monday, dashing hopes for a verdict. Judges at the district...
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