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In this April 6, 2020, photo, visitors wear masks against the new coronavirus as they visit a flower farm in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets. Despite a campaign by the communist leadership to revive the economy, the bleak situation in Huangpi, highlights the damage to farmers struggling to keep afloat after the country shut down for two months. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets
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Timeline of Cardinal George Pell's career and accusationsAustralia’s highest court has dismissed Cardinal George Pell's convictions on sex abuse charges
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Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier ReefA shark has fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef
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Cardinal George Pell sits in the back seat of a car as he leaves prison in Geelong, Australia Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and has spent 13 months in high-security prisons before seven High Court judges unanimously dismissed his convictions. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
Cardinal Pell welcomes court's dismissal of abuse convictionCardinal George Pell is welcoming Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes and says his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis
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Australian court dismisses convictions against Cardinal Pell, most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuseAustralian court dismisses convictions against Cardinal Pell, most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse
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First-year pupils wearing face mask attend their entrance ceremony amid concern over the spread of coronavirus, at an elementary school in Sapporo, northern Japan, Monday, April 6, 2020. In Japan, reports say Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to declare an emergency in Tokyo and other cities Tuesday. (Kyodo News via AP)
Japan to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, other areasJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns
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Japan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as TuesdayJapan's prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday
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From Iran's hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virusSome 200,000 Afghans and counting have returned from Iran to their home country after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic or out of fear of getting infected
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No need to swim: Germans stuck in New Zealand fly homeGerman tourists stranded in New Zealand by the country's coronavirus lockdown have finally been allowed to leave on charter flights home, while British tourists in a similar situation have also begun to leave
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Recent developments surrounding the South China SeaThe commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet visited the leadership of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam, where the aircraft carrier is being cleaned after an outbreak of COVID-19 among its crew
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader sign a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. The Taliban in a statement Sunday, April 5, 2020, said  that a peace deal they signed with the United States is near breaking point accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while chastising the Afghan government for dithering on the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners, promised in the agreement. (AP Photo/Hussein Sayed, File)
Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking pointThe Taliban say their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point
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Malaysia detains boatload of 202 presumed Rohingya refugeesMalaysian authorities have arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar after their boat was found adrift Sunday near the northern resort island of Langkawi
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9 rebels, 3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir fightingThe Indian army says nine rebels and three army soldiers have been killed during two gunbattles in disputed Kashmir
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Imprisoned Chinese rights lawyer released, his wife saysThe wife of a well-known Chinese rights lawyer says he has been released from prison
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Pandemic hurts ability of nations to face natural disastersThe virus outbreak is compromising the ability of nations to prepare for natural disasters and deal with the aftermath
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