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#UPDATE  Spain on Monday confirmed another 812 deaths in 24 hours from the #coronavirus , a slight decline on the previous day's toll of 838, bringing the country's total number of deaths to 7,340

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#UPDATE  The 1,000-bed military hospital ship the #USNSComfort  has arrived in New York City, America's #coronavirus  epicenter, where it will help to treat non-virus-related patients, easing the burden on hospitals @AFPphoto  @angelaweissfoto , Bryan R. Smith

VIDEO: ZWPolice patrol the almost empty streets of Zimbabwe's capital #Harare  as the country begins a 21-day lockdown that will curtail movement, shut most shops and banks, and suspend inward and outward international flights

VIDEO: US The #SkagitValley  Tulip Festival in the US state of Washington has been shut down this year, a victim of the #coronavirus  pandemic. But the #tulips  still bloom, and growers say people are buying them online for paramedics and other medical workers

#BREAKING  Presidents Putin, Trump discuss "closer cooperation " on #coronavirus , agree on "consultations " about oil prices: Kremlin

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#BREAKING Coronavirus deaths top 35,000 worldwide, most in Europe: AFP tally

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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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#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

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

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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#BREAKING Italy hits one-day record with 368 new coronavirus deaths: official data

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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

Driven by anger at the authorities' response to massive protests - and guilt that the burden of defending democracy has fallen on the city's youth - a white collar rebellion is rippling out across Hong Kong

#UPDATE  A 210,000-year-old skull has been identified as the earliest modern human remains found outside Africa, putting the clock back on mankind's arrival in Europe by more than 150,000 years, researchers said

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