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Raffat Altekrete is battling the coronavirus one shopping cart at a time as he uses a disinfecting spray outside a supermarket in Ter Apel, north-eastern Netherlands, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The Iraqi migrant, armed with latex gloves, a cleaning rag and a spray bottle of disinfectant is also aiming to express his gratitude and win hearts in a small Dutch community that hosts the Netherlands' biggest asylum seeker center. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Virus gives asylum-seekers chance to thank Dutch villagersRaffat Altekrete is battling the coronavirus one shopping cart at a time
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The Rev. April Keech, an Anglican priest, who organizes food deliveries to old and vulnerable people, makes a phone call in London, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Keech and her team of volunteers have spent the past two weeks buying groceries, filling prescriptions and making deliveries to residents in east London who are at risk of serious illness or death from the COVID-19 disease. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdownBritain is in the process of mobilizing around 750,000 volunteers to help vulnerable people after the government ordered a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, the Pariser Platz square in front of the German landmark Brandenburg Gate is deserted in Berlin, Germany. Labs were quick to ramp up their testing capacity and now experts say up to 500,000 tests can be conducted in Germany per week. That quick work, coupled with the country's large number of intensive care unit beds and its early implementation of social distancing measures, could be behind Germany's relatively low death toll. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virusHow has Germany kept deaths from the new coronavirus low compared to other European nations, even as infections rise
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Disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region holds electionsNagorno-Karabakh, a region of Azerbaijan controlled by ethnic Armenian forces backed by Armenia, has held presidential and parliamentary elections
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Poland to seek $1.5 billion from Russia's Gazprom Poland's state gas company says it will seek $1.5 billion from Russia's Gazprom after an international arbitration court in Stockholm said Gazprom was overcharging Poland
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A herd of goats walk the quiet streets in Llandudno, north Wales, Tuesday March 31, 2020. A group of goats have been spotted walking around the deserted streets of the seaside town during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus. (Pete Byrne/PA via AP)
Un-baaaaa-lievable: Goats invade locked-down Welsh townThey, at least, are enjoying lockdown
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A sparsely occupied Fifth Avenue, usually bustling with traffic, appears at midday on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in historyThe coronavirus-related recessions around the world are going to be bad
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EU chief: Fighting virus should not erode democratic rightsThe European Union's top official is urging member countries to respect the bloc’s core values amid fears that restrictions imposed by some national governments to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic could erode democracy and restrict human rights across the continent
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Explosion in Turkey damages natural gas pipeline from IranAn explosion in eastern Turkey has damaged a natural gas pipeline and halted gas flows from Iran
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are ending their lives as senior members of Britain’s royal family and starting an uncertain new chapter as international celebrities and charity patrons. In January the couple shocked Britain by announcing that they would step down from official duties, give up public funding, seek financial independence and swap the U.K. for North America. The split becomes official on March 31. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
Royal no more: Harry and Meghan start uncertain new chapterPrince Harry and his wife Meghan are ending their lives as senior members of Britain’s royal family and starting an uncertain new chapter as international celebrities and charity patrons
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Athens roads shut after machine part mistaken for WWII shellRoads near Greece's parliament building in central Athens have been reopened to vehicles and pedestrians after a bomb scare turned out to be a false alarm
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Assailant with ax, machete wounds man in southern GermanyGerman police say an assailant armed with an ax and a machete has threatened a woman and wounded a man who came to her help in southern Germany
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European High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell, holds a virtual news conference on the approval of Operation Irini, at the European Commission in Brussels, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The European Union announced has the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operation claiming that the warships attracted migrants. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)
EU launches new naval mission to police Libya arms embargoThe European Union is launching a new naval mission to help enforce the U.N. arms embargo on Libya
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FILE-In this Aug. 22, 2018 file photo people walk with their parasols under the intense sun in Tokyo. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, on Tuesday chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission. Environmental campaigners say Tokyo's new proposal shows no real ambition to increase existing efforts. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chiefThe top United Nations climate official has chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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Europe's trade system with Iran finally makes first dealEuropean countries trying to keep Iran's nuclear deal with world powers alive said Tuesday that a system they set up to enable trade with Tehran has finally concluded its first transaction, facilitating the export of medical goods
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