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Pandemic fuels historic US job losses, EU wants borders kept shut

Washington - The United States on Friday recorded its steepest job losses in history over the coronavirus pandemic as Europe moved to keep its borders shut for another month.

Solemn Europe to mark WWII anniversary despite virus damage

Paris - A continent devastated by the coronavirus will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe on Friday, as the economic destruction of the current global crisis was laid bare.

Coronavirus worse 'attack' than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump

Washington - Donald Trump has said the coronavirus pandemic is a worse "attack" on the United States than either Pearl Harbor or 9/11, taking aim once again at China, which he said should have stopped the disease in its tracks.

Japan declares state of emergency over coronavirus

Apo - Japan on Tuesday declared a month-long state of emergency over a spike in coronavirus cases, ramping up efforts to contain infections but stopping short of the strict lockdowns seen in other parts of the world.

Japan PM proposes state of emergency over virus, $1-trillion stimulus

Apo - Japan's prime minister Monday proposed a state of emergency for several major regions seeing a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, as well as a stimulus package worth $1 trillion to cushion the impact on the world's third-biggest economy.

Hungary opposition brakes passage of new emergency powers

Budapest - Hungary's opposition refused Monday to let the government fast-track a bill through parliament which would give the executive sweeping new powers, including the right to extend the state of emergency declared to fight the coronavirus.

Chile authorities say forest fires deliberate

Santiago - Chilean authorities said Thursday that forest fires in the tourist port city of Valparaiso, which left dozens of families homeless at Christmas, were started deliberately.

After drought, floods compound Somalia's year of climate misery

Beledweyne - As Somalia withered from drought early this year, and her goats dropped dead from thirst, Maka Abdi Ali begged for rain. When the skies finally opened, nature was unmerciful.

Afghan mourners demand justice for slain Japanese 'hero'

Kabul - Distressed Afghans held vigils Thursday to mourn a beloved Japanese doctor who transformed barren swaths of eastern Afghanistan and spent decades caring for the sick, and to demand justice for his murder.

Afghan mourners demand justice for slain Japanese 'hero'

Kabul - Distressed Afghans held vigils Thursday to mourn a beloved Japanese doctor who transformed barren swaths of eastern Afghanistan and spent decades caring for the sick, and to demand justice for his murder.

Chile president lifts state of emergency, protests continue

Santiago - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday ended a state of emergency that lasted more than a week amid mass protests, but demonstrations continued nonetheless.

Chile president to lift state of emergency at midnight: official

Santiago - Embattled Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced on Sunday that a state of emergency that has lasted more than a week amid mass protests would be lifted at midnight.

Chilean president vows major reshuffle after week of protests

Santiago - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday announced a major government reshuffle, a day after more than one million people took to the streets in a massive protest for economic and political change.

Over a million protesters demand Chile president's resignation

Santiago - More than one million people took to the streets in Chile Friday for the largest protests in a week of deadly demonstrations demanding economic reforms and the resignation of President Sebastian Pinera.

UN to probe abuses in Chile as strike continues

Santiago - The United Nations said Thursday it would send a special mission to investigate human rights abuses in Chile, where a general strike went into its second day following a week of street protests that left 19 dead.

Thousands of Chileans strike as protest death toll hits 18

Santiago - Thousands of Chileans flooded the streets of Santiago and other cities in a general strike on Wednesday, upping the pressure on beleaguered President Sebastien Pinera after days of social unrest that left 18 dead.

Chile president announces social measures to stem street violence

Santiago - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera announced a package of social measures Tuesday aimed at stemming days of protests over economic inequality that have swept the country and claimed 15 lives.

Travelers worry and wait as unrest strands thousands at Chile airport

Santiago - Perched on his large blue suitcase, back against a wall and staring vacantly into space, Henrry Martinez resigned himself to the wait.

Violent protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency

Santiago - Demonstrators in Chile clashed with police Saturday despite a state of emergency declared to deal with Santiago's worst violence years.

Chile paralyzed after three die in protest violence

Santiago - Chile was at a standstill on Sunday following two days of violent protests sparked by anger over economic conditions and social inequality that left three people dead, killed in the torching of a Santiago supermarket.

Chile president declares state of emergency after violent protests

Santiago - Chile's president declared a state of emergency in Santiago Friday night and gave the military responsibility for security after a day of violent protests over increases in the price of metro tickets.

'SOS' picked up on CCTV saves Aussie woman lost in bush

Sydney - An Australian woman lost for three days in dense bushland was found Wednesday after a man remotely monitoring security footage saw an 'SOS' sign scrawled in the earth on his property.

Four dead, seven still missing from sunken ship in Atlantic

Paris - The bodies of three crew members have been recovered from the Atlantic after a supply vessel operated by a French oil services group sank in hurricane conditions, bringing the death toll to four, according to a Martinique government official.

Post-typhoon blackout raises disaster prep questions in Japan

Apo - A lengthy post-typhoon blackout outside Tokyo that has left tens of thousands of people without power for more than a week is raising questions about preparedness in disaster-prone Japan.

Sri Lanka ends emergency four months after Easter attacks

Colombo - Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday.

Young Libyans chose danger at sea over peril at home

For three young Libyans plucked from a deflating dingy in the Mediterranean, the perils of trying to cross the sea were still preferable to what they had left behind in their war-torn home.

Chad declares emergency in east after dozens die in ethnic violence

Ndjame - Chad President Idriss Deby declared a state of emergency in two eastern provinces on Sunday after violent intercommunal clashes left dozens dead earlier this month.

For rescued migrant, Libya stay was worst ordeal on way to Europe

A young Ivorian mother endured a string of hardships before finally boarding the Ocean Viking rescue ship, but she says she would rather have died at sea than have to return to a Libyan detention centre where beatings were routine.

On-board toys, pregnancy tests await migrant mothers-to-be

The Ocean Viking is bound for the Libyan coast, and beside stocks of medicine and pregnancy kits, on-board midwife Marina is busy painting a turtle on the ship's migrant shelter.

Migrants, refugees in Libyan centres must be freed: UN

Geneva - The heads of two refugee agencies called Thursday for refugees and migrants held in Libyan centres to be freed and for countries to take them in.
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A dry riverbed in California.
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Gerry Byrne, PC, MP, a Canadian politician took this photo from his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, showing significant police presence outside of his office where he in lock down
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Last Sunday morning's earthquake was powerful enough to damage hundreds of Northern California homes and businesses.
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WHO experts panel rules MERS coronavirus not a public health emergency.
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Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
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An American Airlines Boeing 757 jetliner
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
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A woman receives medical attention after part of the ceiling at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue collapsed in central London December 19, 2013.
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REACTION: Turkish police, forensics and emergency services work at the scene of an explosion that killed four tourists on Istiklal Street in Istanbul on Sunday.
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Rally at Queen and Spadina.
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A Japanese authority making an announcement in a subway station after the recent earthquake
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