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Stung by virus, long-haul carrier Qatar Airways cuts jobs

Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways says it will lay off staff as the coronavirus pandemic largely has grounded the global aviation industry
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, a Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways said Wednesday, May 6, 2020, it will fire staff as the coronavirus pandemic largely has grounded the global aviation industry. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Italy is the soldier returning from war after COVID-19 battle: Reporter's notebook

Italy feels like it's recovering from a national trauma.
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San Vincenzo street, in the center of Genoa, is still deserted during phase two of coronavirus emergency, in Genoa, Italy, May 6, 2020. Italy entered the second phase of its coronavirus emergency on May 4, with the start of the gradual relaxation of the lockdown measures that have been in force for 55 days.
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In Latin America, face masks become a form of expression

Face masks were rarely used in Latin America before the coronavirus pandemic
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Powerful earthquake shakes Indonesia; no injuries expected

A powerful earthquake has shaken islands in eastern Indonesia, but no damage or injuries are expected
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Polish presidential election in chaos with only 4 days to go

Poland is scheduled to hold an presidential election in four days, and yet nobody can say for sure if it will happen or not
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FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 19, 2020, Poland's President Andrzej Duda, center, campaigning for his re-election in Warsaw, Poland. The Polish government’s determination to move forward with the May 10, presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic by making it an all-postal vote is creating anxiety and anger, and critics say the plan threatens public health and democracy in Poland.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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Israeli billionaire hopes to bring water to parched Gaza

A Georgian-Israeli billionaire believes he has found a solution to the Gaza Strip’s chronic water crisis
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In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 photo, Palestinian engineer Raed Nakhal from Palestine Children Relief Fund, right, and engineer Abdullah Dewik, check the GEN-M machine that generates safe drinking water from air at the roof of al-Rantisi pediatric hospital in Gaza City. A Georgian-Israeli billionaire believes he has found a solution to the Gaza Strip’s chronic water crisis. Michael Mirilashvili wants to deliver hundreds of generators that produce drinking water out of thin air. His company, Watergen, has already delivered two of the machines to Gaza in a rare case of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation in the Hamas-ruled enclave. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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Greece: Locals stop migrants from camps reaching new housing

Greek police say protesting locals have prevented buses carrying asylum-seekers being relocated from Aegean Sea islands to the mainland from accessing accommodation in northern Greece, and set fire to a hotel where they were supposed to be housed
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Chinese envoy airs backing for WHO amid criticism from Trump

A senior Chinese diplomat has expressed backing for the World Health Organization as it faces criticism from the Trump administration
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India troops kill top Kashmir rebel leader in major victory

Officials say government forces have killed a top rebel commander and his aide in Indian-controlled Kashmir and shut down cellphone and mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests
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An Indian paramilitary soldier gestures towards media personnel to move back as police and army soldiers launch an operation in Awantipora area, south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Government forces killed a top rebel commander and his aide in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday and shut down cellphone and mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests, officials, and residents said. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
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Flooding in Kenya has killed nearly 200 in past 3 weeks

Kenya’s government says at least 194 people have been killed in the last three weeks by flooding caused by heavy rains
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Kosovo Albanian woman charged with joining IS terror group

Kosovo prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against an ethnic Albanian woman who allegedly joined a terror group in Syria
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May 06

German factory orders plunge in March as shutdowns hit

German factory orders plunged by 15.6% in March compared with the previous month as countries around Europe and beyond started shutting down public life and businesses
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Cars and trucks are driven on a relatively empty highway in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Due to the coronavirus a lot less traffic is seen during the day. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Iraqi military says 3 rockets strike near Baghdad airport

Iraq's military says three Katyusha rockets hit near the military sector of the Baghdad airport, causing no casualties
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Relatives of Germanwings victims seek compensation for crash

A court in Germany is considering demands for compensation brought against Lufthansa by eight people who lost loved ones in the crash of its budget airline Germanwings five years ago
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FILE - In this March 24, 2015 file picture a rescue helicopter flies over debris of a Germanwings passenger jet, near Seyne-les-Alpes,Frances. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the jet into the French Alps , while en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, killing all 150 people on board. A court in Germany is considering demands for compensation brought against Lufthansa by eight people who lost loved ones in the crash of its budget airline Germanwings five years ago.(AP Photo/Claude Paris,file)
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Philippine TV network’s shutdown amid pandemic sparks uproar

Alarm over a Philippine government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network has heightened with a top official warning that putting a major provider of news on the coronavirus pandemic off air can cost lives
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A man stands next to a logo at the headquarters of broadcast network ABS-CBN Corp. on Wednesday May 6, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Philippine church and business leaders expressed alarm Wednesday over a government agency’s shutdown of the country’s largest TV and radio network, which has been a major provider of news on the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Samsung's Lee apologizes over management, union busting

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, has expressed remorse but gave no clear admission of wrongdoing in a 2016 corruption scandal that sent South Korea’s then-president to prison
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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong bows during a news conference at a company's office building in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Lee on Wednesday issued a statement of remorse but offered no clear admission of wrongdoing over his alleged involvement in a 2016 corruption scandal that spurred massive street protests and sent South Korea’s then-president to prison. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
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Deforestation of Amazon rainforest accelerates amid COVID-19 pandemic

Indigenous communities report spike in invasions during global health crisis.
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An aerial view of deforestation in Nascentes da Serra do Cachimbo Biological Reserve in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on Aug. 28, 2019.
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BMW: Outbreak will slow auto industry 'for quite some time'

Luxury auto maker BMW sees no fast recovery for the auto industry
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EU forecasts recession of 'historic proportions' this year with 7.5% economic contraction

EU forecasts recession of 'historic proportions' this year with 7.5% economic contraction
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Seoul reports panic buying in N Korea amid economic woes

South Korea’s spy agency says the coronavirus pandemic appears to be taking a heavy toll on North Korea
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FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2010, file photo, residents queue up at a store to buy food in Pyongyang, North Korea. The coronavirus pandemic appears to be taking a heavy toll on North Korea, forcing its leader Kim Jong Un to sharply shrink his public activities and his people to go on panic buying of daily necessities, South Korea's spy agency told lawmaker Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
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AP Was There: Nazis surrender, ending World War II in Europe

Nazi commanders signed their surrender to Allied forces in a French schoolhouse 75 years ago this week, ending World War II in Europe and the Holocaust on May 7, 1945
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FILE - In this May 8, 1945 file photo Parisians march through the Arc de Triomphe jubilantly waving flags of the Allied Nations as they celebrate the end of World War II in Europe. Nazi commanders signed their surrender to Allied forces in a French schoolhouse 75 years ago this week, ending World War II in Europe and the Holocaust. (AP Photo, File)
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Liberian girl's song about COVID-19 being played on radio

Nine-year-old Joselia Kollie’s song promoting precautions against the coronavirus has been getting airplay on Liberian radio, and praise from health officials
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In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, Joselia Kollie, who is the daughter of a popular gospel singer, explains how she desires to spread developmental messages through music with a song reminding Liberians of how much the country already has been through, in Gbarnga, Liberia. Liberian radio stations are getting the word out about how to prevent coronavirus, and one tune here is especially gaining praise: The person singing it is only 9 years old. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)
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Israel responds to 1st Gaza rocket fire in more than a month

The Israeli military says it's struck three Hamas militant posts in Gaza in response to the first case of rocket fire from the territory in more than a month
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Palestinians fear outbreak in Jerusalem's 'no man's land'

Palestinian community leaders in a neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem tried to impose lockdown and quarantine measures to protect residents as the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength last month
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In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020 photo, a Palestinian vendor displays his vegetables in the street as the main vegetable market remains closed, part of lockdown and quarantine measures to protect residents from the coronavirus, in the West Bank village of Kufr Aqab. As the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength in April, community leaders in Kufr Aqab, a Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem, tried to impose lockdown and quarantine measures to protect residents. The problem: There are no police. Kufr Aqab is within city boundaries drawn up by Israel, but it's on the opposite side of Israel's separation barrier. That means neither the Israeli police nor Palestinian security forces are able to operate there. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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UK's 'Captain Tom' inspires campaign by 97-year-old Russian

Zinaida Korneva credits another World War II veteran, Britain's “Captain Tom," with inspiring her efforts to gather contributions for the families of doctors and nurses who have died of COVID-19
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In this family photo taken by Dmitry Panov, Zinaida Korneva, World War II veteran, shows the socks she knitted for Thomas Moore, a British World War II veteran who raised millions of pounds for charity in the run-up to his 100th birthday, during her interview with the Associated Press in St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Inspired by Captain Tom Moore's renowned fund-raising effort amid the coronavirus pandemic, Zinaida Korneva, 97, Russian World War II veteran has launched her own effort to gather contributions for the families of doctors and nurses who have died of the infection. (Dmitry Panov via AP)
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Indonesia delays September regional elections due to virus

The Indonesian government has postponed Sept. 23 regional elections until at least December because of the coronavirus pandemic
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People line up to wait to receive a swab test for the new coronavirus at a train station in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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Cambodian leader meets rival who faces treason charges

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has met with an opposition leader facing trial on charges of treason
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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, talks with dissolved main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha at the mourning ceremony of Sen's mother in-law, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met Tuesday with an opposition leader whose political party was dissolved after he was charged with treason. (Pool via AP)
May 05

Brazil's Bolsonaro accused of meddling in Rio federal police

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is in a stir again after his former justice minister reportedly accused him of trying to personally pick the head of federal police operations in Rio de Janeiro
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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro signals thumbs up to his supporters during a protest against his former Minister of Justice Sergio Moro and the Supreme Court, in front of the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, May 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Libyan PM calls for renewed UN talks amid increased tensions

The head of Libya’s internationally recognized government has called for a renewal of U.N.-brokered talks to end divisions in the oil-rich country
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019 file photo, a mortally wounded fighter of the 'Shelba' unit, allied with the U.N.-supported Libyan government, is moved by comrades after being shot at the Salah-addin neighborhood front line in Tripoli, Libya. The head of Libya’s internationally recognized government Tuesday, May 5, 2020, called for a renewal of U.N.-brokered talks to end divisions in the oil-rich country, amid escalating military clashes and increasing tensions between the main players in the capital Tripoli. (AP Photo/Ricard Garcia Vilanova, File)
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Trump denies ties to Venezuelan attack with 2 US men jailed

President Donald Trump says the United States had nothing to do with a suspected incursion into Venezuela that landed two U.S. citizens behind bars in the crisis-stricken South American nation
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High-rise tower catches fire in United Arab Emirates

A high-rise tower has caught caught fire in the United Arab Emirates and authorities say it isn't immediately clear what caused the blaze
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A fire burns on the side of a high-rise building in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. A high-rise tower caught fire Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates and authorities said it wasn't immediately clear what caused the blaze. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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Volcano explodes in Mexico

Mexican officials reported an explosion from the active Popocatepetl volcano, saying the column of ash and debris reached more than half a mile in height.
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Volcano explodes in Mexico
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Thousands rally against fatal attack on Pashtun leader in NW

Thousands of residents of Pakistan’s former tribal lands in the northwest defied a government ban on gatherings meant to contain the spread of the coronavirus to rally against a recent attack on their top leader
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US couple's nightmare: Held in China, away from daughter

In 2017, Chinese authorities placed exit bans on U.S. citizen Daniel Hsu and his wife, Jodie Chen, blocking them from returning home to suburban Seattle and effectively orphaning their 16-year-old daughter in America
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Jodie Chen, right, and her daughter, Mandy Luo, pose for a portrait at their home in Issaquah, Wash., on Monday, April 13, 2020. After being away from her daughter for three years, Chen arrived days earlier from China and is self-quarantining at home out of an abundance of caution for the COVID-19 coronavirus. The family is waiting for husband and father Daniel Hsu to be allowed to leave China and join them in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Social distancing long routine in areas run by armed groups

As the novel coronavirus transforms nations, economies and the lives of millions, people living in some of the world’s most violent and isolated places are facing the pandemic as just the latest threat
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FILE - In this June 29, 2017 file photo, investigators mark the spot where spent bullet casing fell next several bodies lying on a road in the town of Navolato, Sinaloa state, Mexico. For people in Mexican towns and villages where criminal gangs, armed groups and drug traffickers hold more sway than the state, the novel coronavirus is just the latest danger. The threat of death and the inability to move freely are nothing new. (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)
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Changes to currency shouldn't affect inflation, Iranian officials say

The rial will be renamed the toman, possibly boosting national pride.
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A dealer is seen selling different denominations of Iran's rials on a street in Tehran, Iran, Feb. 12, 2020. Iran's currency, the rial, will be replaced by a currency called the toman.
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Greek parliament approves controversial environmental bill

Greek lawmakers have approved a controversial environmental bill that the opposition and environmental groups slammed for opening the door to exploratory oil and gas drilling in protected areas
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Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks, behind a protective plastic barrier to protect against coronavirus during a debate for a new environmental law at the Greek Parliament in Athens, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Environmental groups in Greece are urging the public to join a campaign against plans by the center-right government to overhaul off-shore oil-and-gas exploration rules which authorities argue will help the country end its dependency on coal. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Cyprus: 15 police face probe on serial killer investigation

Cyprus’ top lawyer has ordered a criminal probe into how police handled the country’s first serial killer investigation, which led to the conviction of an army officer for the murders of seven foreign women and girls
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German court asks ECB to justify key stimulus program

Germany's top court says the country's central bank should stop participating in a key bond purchase stimulus program run by the European Central Bank
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The European Central Bank is shadowed by heavy clouds in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, May 1, 2020. Due to the coronavirus the economy worldwide expects heavy losses. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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UK, US kick off post-Brexit free trade talks amid outbreak

After a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, British and American negotiators have opened negotiations on a trade agreement that the U.K. government hopes will bring a post-Brexit economic and diplomatic boost
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens as President Donald Trump speaks before signing a trade agreement with Japan in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington. After a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, British and American negotiators have opened negotiations, remotely, on a trade agreement that the U.K. government hopes will bring a post-Brexit economic and diplomatic boost. U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer held a video conference call on Tuesday May 5, 2020 at the start of two weeks of negotiations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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Ramadan,?baby polar bear, coronavirus:?World?in?Photos, May 5

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
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VIDEO: Ramadan,?baby polar bear, coronavirus:?World?in?Photos, May 5
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Emu strolls down empty streets of Sydney suburb

The adventurous bird was seen walking through Ropes Crossing on May 2.
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VIDEO: Emu strolls down empty streets of Sydney suburb
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Passengers on Milan metro car practice social distancing

Stickers on the floor indicate the appropriate distance for passengers to stand or sit from each other.
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VIDEO: Passengers on Milan metro car practice social distancing
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French commander: Extremists in Africa try to exploit virus

The commander of France's military operation in West Africa's Sahel region says Islamic extremists are trying to exploit COVID-19 to gain followers but haven’t had much success
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, a French soldier stands inside a military helicopter during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to the troops of Operation Barkhane, Islamic extremists in West Africa's Sahel region are trying to exploit COVID-19 to gain followers but haven't had much success, according to the commander of the French military's Operation Barkhane there. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP, File)
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Iran news agency: Gunmen kill 3 Revolutionary Guard members

An Iranian media outlet is reporting that unknown gunmen have killed three members of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard in a shootout in a Kurdish area
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Yemen's south in turmoil after separatists' self-rule bid

A bid by separatists funded by the United Arab Emirates to assert control over southern Yemen has reopened a dangerous front in the country's civil war and pushed it closer to fragmentation
May 05
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, supporters of southern separatists gather with the flags of south Yemen and the United Arab Emirates during a rally to show support for the UAE amid a standoff with the internationally recognized government, in Aden, Yemen. A bid by separatists funded by the UAE to assert control over Yemen’s south has reopened a dangerous front in the country’s civil war and pushed Yemen closer to fragmentation. The separatists’ recent declaration of self-rule over the key port city of Aden and other southern provinces also throws into question the roles of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates in the conflict, now in its sixth year. (AP Photo/Wail al-Qubaty, File)
May 05

Kenya questions deadly plane crash in Somalia that killed 6

Somalia’s president has promised his Kenyan counterpart a “thorough investigation” into the deadly crash of a Kenyan plane carrying medical supplies in Somalia
May 05
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Philippines orders leading TV network to shut down

A Philippine government agency has ordered the country’s leading broadcast network, which the president has targeted for its critical news coverage, to halt operations
May 05
A vehicle enters the property of the broadcast network ABS-CBN on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Manila, Philippines. A government agency has ordered ABS-CBN, the country's leading broadcast network, which the president has targeted for its critical news coverage, to halt operations. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
May 05

No membership discussion, as virus hijacks EU-Balkans summit

Leaders from the European Union and the Western Balkans are preparing for a summit that was supposed to focus on anchoring the volatile region to the world’s biggest trading bloc before the coronavirus crisis took over the agenda
May 05
FILE - in this Wednesday, April 22, 2020 file photo, a man with a face mask and a child with an European flag attend an event of the Pulse of Europe movement to collect signatures for more support for Italy during the coronavirus and the COVID-19 outbreak in front of the Italian embassy in Berlin, Germany. European Union leaders are preparing for a new virtual summit, which will take place Thursday, April 23, 2020, to take stock of the damage the coronavirus has inflicted on the lives and livelihoods of the bloc's citizens and to thrash out a more robust plan to revive their ravaged economies. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
May 05

Sudan appoints its first ambassador to the US in 25 years

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry says it has appointed the country’s first envoy to the United States in more than 25 years, in a step toward normalizing relations after the overthrow of former president Omar al-Bashir last year
May 05
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