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  1. Electric motorbike gives women in rural Zimbabwe a path out of poverty

    In the rural Zimbabwe district of Wedza, a new electric-powered motorcycle is helping bring income to poor women and easing the burden of looking after families.
  2. Kenya rolls out testing in Nairobi slums, but some fear stigma

    Kenya is rolling out voluntary public testing for the novel coronavirus in its biggest slum, where some residents say being declared virus-free boosts their chances of getting a job.
  3. With black masks and silence, Spain mourns its coronavirus dead

    Grieving Spaniards wore black and fell silent across the nation at midday on Wednesday at the start of 10 days of mourning for more than 27,000 dead from the coronavirus crisis.
  4. France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns

    The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.
  5. China to increase international flights if virus under control: regulator

    China's aviation authority will consider increasing international flights as long as imported coronavirus risks are under control, state media China News reported on Wednesday, citing the agency's deputy director, Li Jian.
  6. Hong Kong police arrest 300 as thousands protest over security laws

    Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice anger over national security legislation proposed by China, that has raised international alarm over freedoms in the city.
  7. Border closures, pre-travel tests of little use against COVID-19 spread: EU agency

    Border closures do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the European Union's public health agency said, as EU states weigh lifting some travel restrictions imposed at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.
  8. Oman to end lockdown of Muscat governorate on May 29

    Oman will on Friday end a lockdown of its Muscat governorate - which includes the capital - that has been in place since April 10 as the sultanate eases its coronavirus containment measures, the state news agency reported on Wednesday.
  9. Britain proposes November 2021 date for delayed U.N. climate summit

    Britain has proposed hosting in November 2021 a United Nations' climate summit that was postponed from this November due to the coronavirus pandemic, a letter from the Cabinet Office seen by Reuters shows.
  10. New Iran parliament convenes under strict coronavirus curbs

    Iran's new parliament convened on Wednesday after the Feb. 21 elections under strict health protocols and social distancing rules to ward off the coronavirus in one of the hardest-hit Middle Eastern countries.

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