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Coronavirus: France to reopen cafes, bars and restaurants

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Restaurants in Paris - such as L'Ambassade d'Auvergne - will not yet be able to accommodate customers at inside tables France's PM Edouard Philippe has announced the reopening of bars and restaurants nationally, although Paris will need careful monitoring despite no longer being a virus hotspot.A ban on travelling more than 100km (60 miles) has also been relaxed, but the bar on gatherings of
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Why India must battle the shame of period stain

[ad_1] Image copyright Niraj Gera Discrimination against menstruating women is widespread in India where periods have long been a taboo and are considered impure. They are often excluded from social and religious events, denied entry into temples and shrines and even kept out of kitchens.On the occasion of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, award winning photographer Niraj Gera attempts to de-stigmatise periods in this hard-hitting series called Sacred Stains. Image copyright
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Hong Kong: US and allies defend ‘bastion of freedom’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The law has sparked a new wave of anti-mainland protest The US, UK, Australia and Canada have issued fresh condemnation of Beijing's new security law for Hong Kong, which they say has "flourished as a bastion of freedom".They say the international community has a "significant and long-standing stake" in its prosperity and stability.China's move to impose the new law during a global pandemic risked
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George Floyd: Minnesota sees second night of clashes over death in custody

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBuildings were set on fire and shops looted on a second day of protestsPolice and protesters have clashed for a second night in the US city of Minneapolis after an unarmed black man died in police custody.Tear gas was fired by police, while protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti. Businesses were also looted.George Floyd, 46, died on Monday and video showed
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George Floyd: Minneapolis protests intensify

[ad_1] Clashes have broken out in the American city of Minneapolis as thousands of people took to the streets for a second night to protest over the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. George Floyd, 46, died on Monday. Video showed him gasping for breath as a police officer knelt on his neck.Tear gas was fired by police, while protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti.
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Austrian police publish honey-trap photos in Strache inquiry

[ad_1] Image copyright BK Austrian police Image caption Police released a series of stills culled from hours of video footage A year after a scandal brought down Austria's government and the country's far-right leader, police have put out pictures of a woman who took part in the video sting that sparked it off.Investigators want to speak to the mystery woman who chatted to then-FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache in a villa
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Coronavirus: Chechen leader Kadyrov ‘healthy’ after Covid scare

[ad_1] Image copyright 1tv.ru screenshot Image caption Ramzan Kadyrov wore a catheter on his right hand while chairing an emergency meeting The powerful leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has told an interviewer "I'm absolutely healthy", without denying reports that he was rushed to Moscow last week with suspected coronavirus.An Instagram video on Wednesday showed a cheerful Mr Kadyrov being interviewed in a park by local state-run Grozny TV.Earlier he was
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Coronavirus: 111-year-old Chilean woman recovers

[ad_1] Image copyright SENAMA Image caption After recovering from Covid-19, Juana Zúñiga is looking forward to her 112th birthday At 111, Juana Zúñiga has become the oldest patient in Chile to recover from Covid-19, officials in the South American country have said.Ms Zúñiga tested positive after an outbreak at her care home.Despite suffering from respiratory problems even before the pandemic, she was not seriously affected by the virus."She did not
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India policeman’s TikTok video helps family find missing father

[ad_1] Image copyright BBC Telugu Image caption This TikTok video helped R Venkateshwarlu's family find him A TikTok video intended to encourage people to help the poor had an unintended result when it succeeded in reuniting a man with his family. R Venkateshwarlu, who had been missing for two years, was seen in the video filmed under a flyover 2,000km (1,242 miles) away from his home in Telangana.A friend alerted
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Murdoch shuts 112 Australia print papers in major digital shift

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Rupert Murdoch's newspaper business in Australia has said more than 100 of its newspapers will become digital-only or disappear entirely.From next month it will make 76 regional and local papers online-only and close another 36 altogether. News Corp Australia said the move will mean job losses but did not say how many roles would be cut.The coronavirus lockdown has hit advertising revenues, accelerating a downturn