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Lam Wing-kee: HK bookseller who defied China opens shop in Taiwan

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Lam’s small bookshop was crowded with journalists and supporters at the opening A Hong Kong bookseller who defied mainland China has reopened his bookshop in Taiwan.Lam Wing-kee was one of five booksellers detained in 2015 after selling material critical of the political elite on China’s mainland.He fled to Taiwan last year for fear he…

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Coronavirus: Ecuador ‘victim’ found alive in hospital mix-up

Image copyright AFP Image caption Officials in Guayaquil, Ecuador say the hospital was in chaos because of the coronavirus outbreak A 74-year-old Ecuadorean woman who was declared dead from the coronavirus has been found alive, in a case of mistaken identity.The family of Alba Maruri were informed of her death last month and later sent what they were told were…

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Nepal earthquake: Surviving a deadly Everest avalanche

Five years ago on 25 April, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, which shook the whole country. More than 8,000 people were killed, and hundreds of thousands lost their homes.BBC journalist Aamir Peerzada was filming a documentary film on Khumbu glacier of Mount Everest when the earthquake struck. It triggered multiple avalanches at Everest base camp, killing around 22 people there…

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Coronavirus: Immunity passports ‘could increase virus spread’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Testing for antibodies is becoming more widespread Governments should not issue so-called “immunity passports” or “risk-free certificates” as a way of easing lockdowns, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.It said there was “no evidence” that people who had developed antibodies after recovering from the virus were protected against a second infection.Such a move could actually…

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Coronavirus: Worldwide death toll climbs to 200,000

More than 200,000 people worldwide have now died with the coronavirus, figures from Johns Hopkins University show.There are more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to the tally.It comes after the number of fatalities in the US passed 50,000, as Americans endure the world’s deadliest outbreak.On 11 January, Chinese state media reported the first known death liked to…

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Hong Kong protests: Jailed man gets judge’s sympathy for stabbing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The distinctly colourful Lennon Walls cropped up across Hong Kong during last year’s pro-democracy protests A Hong Kong tour guide jailed for 45 months for stabbing three people during last year’s anti-government protests has received a judge’s sympathy.The judge compared the protesters to an army that had brought fundamental change to Hong Kong.Judge Kwok Wai-kin…

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Coronavirus: Belarus orphanage seeks help amid ‘critical’ outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Authorities in Belarus have confirmed an outbreak at an orphanage for children with severe disabilities At least 23 people have been infected with coronavirus at an orphanage for children with developmental disabilities in Belarus.The Vesnova orphanage in the central Hlusk district is home to 174 children and young adults with severe disabilities and weak…

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Coronavirus: NY man in lockdown shares his often hilarious lockdown life moments

Arthur Anthony is a multimedia producer in New York and he has been in lockdown since 17 March. After the novelty of the early days, the enthusiasm has faded and he is now making videos of his long days – often with hilarious effect.Watch more personal stories during the coronavirus outbreak:Your Coronavirus Stories Source link No related posts.

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