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The Past, Rediscovered

‘A painful sense of separation’: Queen recalls WWII child evacuations in rare address

Queen Elizabeth II reminded her subjects that millions of British parents and children were separated during World War II, as they are now during the pandemic.

Cardinal George Pell wins appeal against sexual-abuse conviction

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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As layoffs surge in richer countries, poorer nations lose crucial economic lifeline

Many workers around the world are no longer able to help relatives in developing nations.
Struggling to breathe, the British prime minister spent the night in a hospital ICU in London.
Experts warn that it may already be too late, with the virus rampant in Tokyo and elsewhere.
Raab is running the country while Boris Johnson is in intensive care with covid-19.
The number of new coronavirus cases is starting to decline as the country pursues a policy of elimination rather than containment.
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His skepticism over the virus fits into a broader narrative of his far-right nationalist rule.
A new report from the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general says U.S. hospitals face "severe" and widespread shortages of personal protective equipment, testing supplies, ventilators and staff.
At 600 deaths a day in New York, officials hope they are now seeing the worst of the crisis.
Restrictions would be lifted in stages, starting in mid-April.
He has deputized Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab as a stand-in.
The country has declined to implement strict measures to combat the virus. That may soon change.
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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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From a restricted Italy, an artist’s eye on the deadly coronavirus outbreak
“If the Easter Bunny doesn’t make it to your household, we have to understand that it’s a bit difficult at the moment," she said.
A rigid work culture and a technological blind spot leave Japan unprepared for the challenge of remote working.
  • Analysis
Martial rhetoric comes easily to many politicians. But some public health experts argue the wartime narratives obscure the reality of the pandemic.
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Mali says armed men attacked an army camp in the north and killed at least 25 soldiers
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Police in Bangladesh have arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination
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The Pakistani military says dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for protesting a lack of protective equipment to treat the growing number of coronavirus cases will get the equipment they need
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Former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre has been granted 60 days of home arrest by Senegal’s justice ministry because of the threat of COVID-19 in the prison where he is serving a life sentence
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People across Rwanda are marking the anniversary of the 1994 genocide at home
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