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Militants in Burkina Faso kill 35 in separate attacks, government says

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Militants in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday. Saturday’s violence underscores deep instability in parts of Burkina Faso, which has been battling armed groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State since 2017. Twenty-five people were killed…

New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

ROME (Reuters) – The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday. A lifeguard wearing a protective face mask takes the temperature of a woman at a newly reopened beach after months of closure due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at…

Workers living in Mexico helping California’s pandemic health response

EL CENTRO, Calif. (Reuters) – Hundreds of Mexicans and Americans who live south of the border enter southern California’s hospitals every day. Marco Bosquet, outpatient clinic administrator for El Centro Regional Medical Center, who lives in Mexicali, Mexico and works at the Imperial Valley, California, poses for a picture at El Centro Regional Medical Center…

Indian states rush to identify high-risk zones to remain in lockdown

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian states on Sunday began identifying high-risk zones where coronavirus lockdowns should continue while the rest of country gears up to reopen in June despite a record rise in COVID-19 cases, officials said. People wearing protective face masks exercise inside a park after few restrictions were lifted, during an extended nationwide…

Notre-Dame renovation teams play catch-up as lockdown eases

FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, which was damaged in a devastating fire one year ago, as restoration work resumes slowly after an interruption due to the lockdown imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Paris, France, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesPARIS (Reuters) – French renovation teams…

Reuters camera crew hit by rubber bullets as more journalists attacked at U.S. protests

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Two members of a Reuters TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and a photographer’s camera was smashed in Minneapolis on Saturday night as attacks against journalists covering civil unrest in U.S. cities intensified. Footage taken by cameraman Julio-Cesar Chavez showed a police officer aiming directly at him as police fired rubber…

South Africa postpones reopening of schools over safety concerns

FILE PHOTO: A worker walks past safely spaced desks following safe distancing measures amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Seshegong secondary school in Olivenhoutbosch, South Africa, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa has pushed back Monday’s reopening of schools by a week, the Department of Basic Education…

Civilians killed as park hit by shelling in Libyan capital

CAIRO (Reuters) – A grassy area used as a park in the Libyan capital Tripoli was hit by shelling on Sunday that left at least three people dead and several others wounded, medics said. The incident highlighted a continuing risk to civilians despite a relative lull in fighting around Tripoli since eastern-based forces staged partial…