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Canary Islands A hotel in the Spanish Canary Islands has been locked down due to the coronavirus following the visit of an Italian doctor infected with the illness. Several hundred guests have been forbidden to leave. Italy has been hit the hardest by COVID-19 in Europe with 283 cases and seven deaths. However, globally there

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Japan The coronavirus-caused quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship ended after multiple weeks. All passengers have been tested for the virus by the Japanese health ministry, according to a report from officials from the Princess Cruises staff. Worry over the effectiveness of the quarantine compounded following reports that cases were still being confirmed hours

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China The coronavirus death toll has reached 811 in China, according to Chinese health officials, more than died across the globe from the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic between 2002 and 2003. More than 34,000 Chinese people have been confirmed to be infected. Most of the cases are in the area around Wuhan, China,

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Sudan A recent flareup of conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region has seen over 11,000 people displaced to the country of Chad, with another 46,000 internally displaced. This has come after a conflict in the town of Genena between Muslims and non-Muslims that has left around 20 dead and over 60 injured. The region near the

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Yemen At least 80 Yemeni soldiers were killed while in prayer and 130 more were injured in a missile attack on a mosque. The attack came from the Houthi rebel group, who are backed by the Iranian government. This attack is just one in a years-long civil war where Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United

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Mexico A mass grave of 29 people was recently found by the Mexico National Guard on the outskirts of Guadalajara. This comes after two other graves of 81 people were found nearby just last year. Of the 29, four have been identified as people who had gone missing last year. All of these deaths are

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Hong Kong  The ongoing protests in Hong Kong have continued to rage and, according to police, have put the country in a state of almost total collapse. Recently, a new round of protests erupted near the University of Hong Kong campus. Over 1,000 protesters set up barricades and clashed with police, resulting in tear gas

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Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco, a massive state-owned oil company, has announced its plans to list on a public stock exchange in an effort by the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to expand Saudi Arabia’s economy and diminish its dependence on oil. Aramco is estimated to be worth $1.2 trillion and profited $46.9 billion in the

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Australia The Australian government’s consumer watchdog agency accused Google of willfully obscuring settings on Android phones that would let consumers stop their location data from being collected. Court documents allege that from 2017 to 2018, Google made it seem like turning off the setting “Location History” would prevent location data from being collected, when in

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Bolivia  Bolivia is seeing mounting anger in the light of a recent election. Under the Bolivian electoral system, if the winner is ahead by 10 points under a quick vote count, they automatically win. If the margin is less than 10 points, there is a run-off election in December, where only the first and second

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