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Train fares for migrants in India spark furore, political row - 05/04/2020

New Delhi (dpa) – India’s opposition on Monday slammed the government for not giving stranded migrants free train rides home during the Covid-19 crisis, sparking a political row even as the ruling...

Madrid closes hospital set up in conference centre as cases fall - 05/01/2020

Madrid (dpa) - Spain closed a sprawling field hospital at a Madrid conference centre on Friday that was established to handle the large numbers of patients infected with the novel coronavirus. The...

French economy suffers biggest quarterly fall in GDP since 1949 - 04/30/2020

Paris - The French economy has suffered a record fall of 5.8 per cent in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis. National statistics agency INSEE,...

Saudi Arabia ends executions for crimes committed by minors - 04/27/2020

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia has ended the death sentence for individuals convicted of crimes committed while they were minors, as part of a series of judicial reforms in the conservative kingdom.  ...

Immigration detention center turns away advocates donating masks - 04/25/2020

San Diego (tca/dpa) - Staff at Otay Mesa Detention Center did not allow Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez to donate masks to help protect detainees from the Covid-19 outbreak inside when she showed up at...

Lebanon arrests suspect after shooting spree that left 10 dead - 04/23/2020

Beirut (dpa) - Police in Lebanon said on Thursday that they had arrested a man suspected of killing 10 people in a shooting spree earlier this week, the deadliest in the country's history. The...

US sees 5.2 million new unemployment claims as virus batters economy - 04/16/2020

Washington - By Shabtai Gold, - The United States registered an additional 5.245 million unemployment claims last week, according to initial data released Thursday by the Department of Labor, just...

India cops make tourists write sorry 500 times for lockdown violation - 04/14/2020

New Delhi (dpa) – Ten foreign tourists taking a stroll in a northern Indian town in violation of the coronavirus lockdown were forced to write an apology 500 times, police said Monday. India declared...

Venezuelan refugees returning home because of coronavirus - 04/10/2020

Rio de Janeiro By Martina Farmbauer, - Venezuelans who fled abroad to escape their country's economic crisis are returning home in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic. "Many have decided to go...

Backlash spurs Malaysia to ban beer brewing during Covid-19 lockdown - 04/06/2020

Kuala Lumpur (dpa) - Heineken and Carlsberg will have to close their Malaysia-based breweries to comply with an ongoing lockdown, the Muslim-majority country's government announced on Monday...
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