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NEW: Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia will be converted from a world-famous museum back into a mosque, a Turkish court ruled Friday.

US sanctions a top member of China's Communist Party, 3 other senior officials and a Chinese entity involved in systematic human rights abuses of Muslim minorities and ethnic Kazakhs in China's western province of Xinjiang.

Parents, teachers and union officials in Germany and Scandinavian countries are challenging President Trump’s suggestion that schools in those nations were “open with no problems.”

News that Seoul's Mayor Park apparently took his own life has rocked the South Korean capital, which is home to more than 10 million people. The elected official had been tipped as a potential presidential candidate in 2022.

WHO has expanded its coronavirus guidance to include the possibility in certain circumstances of airborne transmission.

Several personnel at a U.S. Marine base in southern Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting tighter restrictions for off-base activities, officials say.

Russia and China veto a last-ditch attempt by Western members of the UN Security Council to extend approval for humanitarian aid to be delivered across 2 border crossings into Syria from Turkey for the next 6 months.

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Latest on coronavirus outbreak: • Death toll in China climbs to 259 • More than 11,700 confirmed cases • US declares public health emergency • 8th case confirmed in the US, 1st in Massachusetts More:

BREAKING: President Trump and Kim Jong Un meet again in Hanoi.

BREAKING: Kurdish SDF: 3 ISIS suicide bombings on our military positions in Raqqa, Syria, with clashes still ongoing.

NEW: Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia will be converted from a world-famous museum back into a mosque, a Turkish court ruled Friday.

NEW: In update to World Economic Outlook released Tuesday, IMF forecasts a sharp and sustained downturn because of coronavirus pandemic. “It is very likely that this year the global economy will experience its worst recession since the Great Depression."

Thousands of people marched in Argentina to call for former President Cristina Fernandez to be stripped of her congressional immunity as a corruption investigation is launched.

In one of Hong Kong's biggest rallies in months, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crowded the streets in a mass show of support for a protest movement that shows no signs of slowing as it enters a seventh month.

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