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Coronavirus: Hundreds gather in Madrid for anti-mask protest 

Crowds gathered in the Spanish capital on Sunday to protest against the mandatory use of face masks.

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Beirut explosion: World leaders to hold aid summit 

French President Emmanuel Macron has organised Sunday’s online talks to generate aid for Lebanon.

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How ‘lockdown birdwatching’ is helping Australia’s bushfire recovery 

Birdwatching has boomed during Australia’s Covid-19 lockdown – and it’s having an unexpected benefit.

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Nasa SpaceX crew return: Astronauts set for ocean splashdown 

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken’s SpaceX capsule will make the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong on verge of ‘large-scale’ outbreak, says Carrie Lam 

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam says a major outbreak may lead to the “collapse” of the city’s hospitals.

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Hajj 2020: ‘It would have been my solace’ 

In the past year, Anisa lost her mother, her job and her house and had hoped Hajj would help her find solace.

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Dua Lipa sparks controversy with ‘Greater Albania’ map tweet 

Some accuse the singer of stoking Albanian nationalism, while others say she is defending people’s rights.

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Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial shows promise 

Study shows the vaccine is safe, but it is still too soon to know if it can stop people from being infected.

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Portland protests: Oregon sues over ‘unlawful detentions’ 

The state attorney general accuses the federal government of violating citizens’ rights in protests.

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Coronavirus: EU leaders start third day of recovery talks 

As global cases rise by record numbers, EU leaders struggle to reach a deal on a recovery package.

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Federal agents ‘abuse power’ in Portland protester arrests 

Men wearing camouflage and driving unmarked cars grabbed demonstrators without explanation.

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John Lewis: Civil rights icon and congressman dies aged 80 

Lewis, who was the last of the Big Six civil rights leaders, was diagnosed with cancer in December.

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Coronavirus: Donald Trump vows not to order Americans to wear masks 

His remarks come as infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci urged people to wear face coverings.

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Protests after Detroit teen detained over missed homework 

Michigan’s supreme court says it will review the original family court ruling against ‘Grace’.

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China says a US travel ban on Communist Party members would be ‘pathetic’ 

US media earlier reported the Trump administration was considering a travel ban on party members.

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