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FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un takes part in a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2020. KCNA/via REUTERS
South Korean and Chinese officials on Tuesday cast doubt on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ill after media outlets said he had undergone a cardiovascular procedure and was in "grave danger," while U.S. officials said they were closely monitoring the situation.
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FILE PHOTO: File photo of a riot police officer holding a pepper spray as he tries to disperse anti-government protesters after a vigil to mourn student’s death, in Hong Kong, China March 8, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
China is becoming increasingly assertive in the region as the coronavirus crisis eases on the mainland while raging elsewhere in the world, with a crackdown in Hong Kong and sabre-rattling around Taiwan and in the South China Sea.
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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) ahead of a meeting of the Emergency Committee on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland, January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that any lifting of lockdowns to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus must be gradual, and if restrictions were to be relaxed too soon, there would be a resurgence of infections.
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FILE PHOTO: A woman watches as an officer from the New York Police Department helps workers carry a body out of a house amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Countries around the world are wondering when and how to ease coronavirus lockdowns, though the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that should be done slowly and only when there is capacity to isolate cases and trace contacts.
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People wear protective masks as they leave work during evening rush hour in Beijing as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, China  April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
A northwestern province on the frontline of China's coronavirus battle reported its first cases in nearly three weeks on Tuesday, all Chinese nationals returning from overseas, as imported infections started to level off elsewhere.
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FILE PHOTO: Traffic moves past a Blue and White party election campaign poster, depicting party leader Benny Gantz, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Tel Aviv, Israel February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz have signed an agreement for a unity government under which they will take turns leading Israel after three elections that neither won.
Elias Feinzilberg, a 102-year-old Holocaust survivor, stands at the window of his home in Jerusalem as Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day under coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, April 21, 2020. The Hebrew words on the placard read: "Remembering close-by, embracing from afar." REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
Elias Feinzilberg, a 102-year-old Holocaust survivor, had to commemorate Israel's annual memorial day for the six million Jewish dead on Tuesday separated from his family because of the coronavirus lockdown.
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Members of Madrid's Emergency Service (SUMMA) wearing protective equipment wheel a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) out from an ambulance as they transfer him to another hospital amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain, April 20, 2020.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Spain's cabinet approved measures to support workers and businesses struggling under stringent coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday as officials cheered a slowing infection rate.
Fireworks were let off as more unrest broke out in Paris suburbs on Monday night, with lockdown tensions beginning to run high. Joe Davies reports.
Crowds of youths targeted riot police with fireworks and torched rubbish bins in a third night of unrest on the outskirts of Paris where a heavy police presence to enforce a lockdown has exacerbated tensions.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a videoconference with G20 leaders to discuss the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Huber Mansion in Istanbul, Turkey, March 26, 2020. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE
The coronavirus outbreak in Turkey is starting to reach a plateau and the country aims to return to normal life after the end of Ramadan in late May, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by state-owned Anadolu news agency on Tuesday.
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China is in talks with some countries to establish fast-track procedures to allow travel by business and technical personnel to ensure the smooth operation of global supply chains, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
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Protesters in Sarajevo who staged a hunger strike over their treatment in coronavirus quarantine were on Tuesday allowed to go home by Bosnian authorities.
Elyse Blemmings, also known as the Mancunian Motivator leads residents of Chigwell Park Drive in a fitness class outside their homes in Chigwell, Britain April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
In a suburban enclave on the northeastern fringes of London residents are having their heart rates - and their spirits - lifted by the "Mancunian Motivator."
FILE PHOTO: A man walks in front of India's presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan at night in New Delhi May 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
About 500 people entered self-isolation in staff quarters of India's presidential palace on Tuesday, and Pakistan's prime minister was due to be tested, as the coronavirus spreading through South Asia hit the heart of the region's governments.
Sixty-eight people, mostly staff, have come down with the coronavirus at a prison in the southern Moroccan city of Ouarzazate, prison authorities said on Tuesday, without reporting any deaths.
Taiwan's Minister of National Defense Yen Teh-fa speaks during an event marking the 60th anniversary of Second Taiwan Strait Crisis at Qingtian Hall, a former medical shelter inside an artificial cavern, in Kinmen county, Taiwan August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Taiwan's defence minister apologised and said he was willing to resign after a coronavirus outbreak on a navy ship which visited the Pacific last month just as the country celebrated a huge drop in cases.
FILE PHOTO: A recortador jumps over a bull during a contest in a bullring at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca/File Photo
Spain's San Fermin Fiesta, an eight-day festival in July in which fighting bulls run through the streets of Pamplona each morning, was suspended on Tuesday for the first time in four decades due to the coronavirus crisis.
FILE PHOTO: A customer buys vegetables after a local farmer's market has been reopen as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Prague, Czech Republic, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/David W Cerny
The Czech Republic will test 27,000 people for coronavirus antibodies to gain information on how many came into contact with the infection, officials said on Tuesday.
Police in Uganda said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent journalist and news anchor at one of the country's biggest TV stations for alleged subversive activities.
A car is filled with fuel at a gas station in Algiers, Algeria April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina
Algerians are watching the collapse of oil prices with alarm as the energy markets on which the North African nation relies for most of its export revenues have been plunged into turmoil by the coronavirus crisis.
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People wearing protective face masks wait to be tested, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Cleveland Clinic hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Christopher Pike
A queue outside an Abu Dhabi emergency department stretches across a road as hundreds of mostly low-income migrant workers wait, two meters apart, to be tested for the new coronavirus.
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An employee uses a visor at the Nissan plant, as Nissan produces visors for the NHS, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sunderland, Britain, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
A total of 17,337 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospitals in Britain, an increase of 828 on the figure published 24 hours earlier, health ministry data showed on Tuesday.
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Mike Elm, a Scottish cyclist who left Edinburgh last November on a two-year-long cycling journey to collect stories of people and businesses responding to climate crisis and his colleague Rosie Watson on a similar journey on foot are stuck following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Prizren, Kosovo April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Bardh Krasniqi
Scotsman Mike Elm and his partner Rosie Watson, who are travelling from Europe to Asia to raise awareness of climate change, have been trapped in Kosovo for more than a month due to border closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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In a brick warehouse on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, dozens of charity workers filled trucks with bags of beans, rice, flour and other staples to be distributed throughout the Brazilian metropolis' sprawling slums.
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Pirates attacked a Portugal-flagged ship and kidnapped its Bulgarian captain and seven sailors off the coast of Benin, Bulgaria's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
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Police in Chile broke up a fresh round of anti-government protests in one of Santiago´s central squares late on Monday, arresting 14 and citing rules against congregations intended to ward off the spread of coronavirus.
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A selfie of Pyae Sone Win Maung, 28, driver for World Health Organization (WHO), who was killed when a WHO vehicle carrying swabs from patients to be tested for coronavirus came under gunfire in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, is seen in this undated handout photo provided by Pyae Sone Win Maung's family on April 21, 2020. Pyae Sone Win Maung family/Handout via REUTERS
A World Health Organization vehicle carrying swabs from patients to be tested for coronavirus came under gunfire in Myanmar's western Rakhine state and the driver was killed, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
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Imam Mohamed Taha Sabri of Dar Assalam Mosque in Neukoelln demonstrates how to perform prayers during an interview with Reuters in the mosque, as the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Berlin, Germany, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Mang
Mosques in Germany that depend on donations from Friday prayers face bankruptcy as the coronavirus lockdown strips them of their only source of income, which peaks during the month of Ramadan that starts this week.
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Dozens of migrants in a hostel south of Greece tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, hours after the government said it would open some public services on April 27 as part of a gradual easing of the nation's coronavirus lockdown.
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Medical specialists transport a person on a stretcher into an ambulance outside a hospital for patients infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the outskirts of Moscow, Russia April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
Russia recorded 5,642 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing its nationwide tally to 52,763, the Russian coronavirus crisis response centre said on Tuesday.
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A youth is pictured running in Bristol as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Bristol, Britain, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Reported cases of the coronavirus have crossed 2.46 million globally and 169,863 people have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT on Tuesday, with U.S. President Donald Trump saying he will suspend all immigration into the country.
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A 'No Visitors' sign is seen in Kingston upon Thames, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain April 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
The true extent of Britain's COVID-19 death toll was more than 40% higher than the government's daily figures indicated as of April 10, according to data that put the country on track to become among the worst-hit in Europe.


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