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#UPDATES  Brazil becomes the second country to pass the grim milestone of 100,000 #coronavirus  deaths as US President Donald Trump signs executive actions extending economic help in the world's worst-hit nation

Lebanese protesters storm several ministries in apparently planned raids after an explosion blamed on government negligence at Beirut port devastates the city and ignits unprecedented popular rage

Belarus holds a high-stakes presidential election with a stay-at-home mother becoming an unlikely election candidate, and posing the greatest challenge yet to long-ruling strongman Alexander Lukashenko

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Photographer Bryan R. Smith takes a look at the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota for @AFP . Officials estimate that more than 250,000 people may show up to this year's festival where masks are encouraged but not required

From the sudden loss of loved ones to brushes with death, a struggle to save others and fears for the future -- the pandemic has touched Mexicans in many ways AFP spoke to several people whose lives have been transformed by the crisis

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For more than 30 years, plastic phones shaped like the cartoon cat Garfield have been washing up on French beaches. The mystery is now solved: a shipping container which washed up during a storm in the 1980s was found in a hidden sea cave ? Fred Tanneau

#BREAKING Notre-Dame's main structure is "saved and preserved" after fire, says Paris fire official

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#BREAKING Multiple Hong Kong democracy activists disqualified for election: candidates

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Mexicans who served in US Army with the promise of becoming citizens but ended up being deported, protest on Memorial Day in Ciudad Juarez

#UPDATE  The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease

Left-wing parliamentarians dress in the colours of the rainbow as Andrzej Duda is sworn in for a second term as president at the Polish parliament in Warsaw 📸 Wojtek Radwanski

Flags of various countries affected by the spread of #COVID19  are projected onto the statue of the Christ Redeemer atop Corcovado hill in Rio de Janeiro 📸 Florian Plancheur

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A huge cardboard skeleton sits in a street in the Tlahuac neighbourhood of Mexico City ahead of the Day of the Dead festival ? Pedro Pardo

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