A worker produces face masks in Kitui, Kenya. (Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker produces face masks in Kitui, Kenya. (Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kenyan factory that transformed into a surgical mask assembly line overnight

For 24-year-old Josephine Wambua, who never went to school, “To sit here and do something that is useful to the world is a dream.”
In some places, health care workers get ovations. In others, they’re kicked off buses, evicted from homes, doused with chlorine.
Months after he died, people are still writing to Li Wenliang’s social media account.
The daily U.S. death toll marked a new global high for the number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus in a single day.
The prisoners freed Wednesday were chosen “based on their health condition, age and length of remaining sentence” and did not include 15 senior fighters whose release the Taliban had demanded.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.
Chinese companies are reopening with tight rules for preventing second-wave coronavirus infections.
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Ren Zhiqiang, who disappeared a month ago, had assailed the Communist Party’s ‘crisis of governance’ and its inflexible culture.
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.
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The Taliban and the Afghan government were negotiating the release of more than 100 prisoners, a step intended to pave the way for formal peace talks.
Germany has begun antibody lab tests, but scientists urge caution.
Struggling to breathe, the British prime minister has been receiving “oxygen treatment,” an official said.
Years after fleeing the collapsed socialist state, thousands are returning.
Experts warn it may already be too late, with the virus rampant in Tokyo and elsewhere.
The number of new coronavirus cases is starting to decline as the country pursues a policy of elimination rather than containment.
The High Court of Australia acquitted the former Vatican finance chief, who had been serving a six-year sentence, ruling there was sufficient doubt.
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His skepticism over the virus fits into a broader narrative of his far-right nationalist rule.
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France’s defense ministry says the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is heading back to port amid a possible on-board outbreak of the new coronavirus
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The Vatican says Pope Francis has created a new commission of experts to examine whether women can be deacons, an ordained role in the Catholic Church currently reserved for men
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Israeli Jews have been forced to scale back or cancel beloved traditions and rituals marking the start of Passover, the holiday celebrating the Israelites’ freedom from Egyptian bondage
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Boris Johnson’s spokesman says the British prime minister is “responding to treatment” but remains in intensive care with the new coronavirus
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The Saudi king has ordered the suspension of rulings and judicial orders regarding visitation rights of children of separated parents
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