Police force ferry passengers to lie on the ground after firing tear gas and detaining them in Mombasa, Kenya, on Friday. (AP)
Police force ferry passengers to lie on the ground after firing tear gas and detaining them in Mombasa, Kenya, on Friday. (AP)

Kenya’s coronavirus curfew begins with wave of police crackdowns

Instead of encouraging social distancing, police detained hundreds in close quarters.

Militia attacks on Americans in Iraq are becoming more bold. The U.S. is wrestling with how to respond.

U.S. officials say they get reports almost every day about "imminent" attacks on military and diplomatic targets.

India’s lockdown has forced migrants to walk hundreds of miles home

The nationwide restrictions have vaporized incomes, compelling laborers to leave cities on foot.
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Johnson said he has mild symptoms and would continue to lead his government’s response.
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China has sent a plane loaded with medical personnel and supplies to help fight the spread of the coronavirus in the nation of 220 million people
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