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In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, photo, delivery workers for Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com prepare for the morning round of deliveries from a distribution center in Beijing, China. JD and rivals including Pinduoduo, Miss Fresh and Alibaba Group's Hema are scrambling to fill a boom in orders while protecting their employees. E-commerce is one of the few industries to thrive after anti-virus controls starting in late January closed factories, restaurants, cinemas, offices and shops nationwide and extinguished auto and real estate sales. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China turns to internet for food supplies amid virus fearsDemand for online food vendors has surged since China’s government told the public to stay home as part of the most sweeping anti-disease controls ever imposed
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One of passengers, left, from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship is guided after walking out from the ship at a port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus quarantine endsHundreds of passengers have begun leaving the Diamond Princess cruise ship after their two-week quarantine in Japan ended
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Julian Assange Is Doing Better: RepA month and a half after Julian Assange said he was "slowly dying" inside a London prison, the WikiLeaks founder's spokesperson says Assange is doing better. He's been moved from solitary confinement, the rep says, per Reuters : "I saw him about 10 days ago—he has improved thanks to the...
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Officials monitor as passengers disembark from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Passengers tested negative for COVID-19 started disembarking Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
New virus cases in China fall again as deaths top 2,000New virus cases in China continued to fall, with 1,749 new infections and 136 new deaths announced after China's leader said disease prevention and control was at “a critical time.”
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French President Emmanuel Macron, delivers a speech during a press conference a part of his visit in Mulhouse, eastern France, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Macron said Tuesday he was determined to fight against "Islamist separatism" but also "discrimination ». (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias, Pool)
France to end imam, teacher deals to counter extremismFrench President Emmanuel Macron has outlined measures intended to counter Islamic extremism in France by giving the government more authority over the schooling of children and the training of imams. Macron said Tuesday that the government wants to combat “foreign interference” in how Islam is practiced and organized in secular France
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For More Than a Year, This 'Ghost Ship' Traveled the WorldA "ghost ship" has finally struck land after more than a year traveling the world, from the Americas to Africa and Europe, without a crew. The MV Alta cargo vessel disabled some 1,380 miles southeast of Bermuda while traveling from Greece to Haiti in September 2018. The crew of...
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The Victoria Tower stands in Westminster, in London, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Britain has officially left the European Union on Friday after a debilitating political period that has bitterly divided the nation since the 2016 Brexit referendum.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
UK unveils immigration overhaul for 2021 focused on skillsBritain has announced new post-Brexit immigration rules that will make it tougher for European Union citizens, but easier for people from many other nations, to move to the U.K. starting next year
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CORRECTS LAST NAME TO CHU NOT CHUN - In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo, William Su, left, chairman of the Chinese Association of New York, John Lam, chairman America China Hotel Association, center, Frankie Chu, owner of Vegetarian Dim Sum House restaurant, meet in New York to discuss decline in Chinatown customers amid fears about the viral outbreak that originated in China. Chun said he will not be able to make his rent this month. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses Asian-American businesses in major U.S. cities are seeing a remarkable decline in customers amid fears about the viral outbreak that originated in China
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Vatican police stage new raids in London real estate caseVatican police have conducted new raids as part of a corruption investigation involving a London real estate venture
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In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, a plane spraying pesticides flies over a swarm of desert locusts in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, authorities are flying low over affected areas in small planes and spraying pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South SudanOfficials say the worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan
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In this image taken from video, Adeel Zeb, Islamic chaplain at the five-college Claremont Colleges network in California, prays during a break in his day, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Zeb, who meditates and works out to deal with the stresses of being a faith leader, says, “I have to make sure there’s a very strong dose of self-care, so I can be resilient.”  (AP Photo/Aron Ranen)
Stresses multiply for many US clergy: 'We need help too'These are daunting times for U.S. clergy of many faiths as the age-old challenges of their ministries are compounded by newly evolving stresses
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Poland's miners protest coal imports seen as threat to jobsMiners in southern Poland worried that massive coal imports will eliminate their jobs have blocked railway tracks on the import route
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