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Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

May 25, 2020

A trans woman in France has won election in her local commune to become the country's first openly transgender mayor...

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India coronavirus: Chaos at airports as domestic flights resume
India coronavirus: Chaos at airports as domestic flights resume

May 25, 2020

Long queues and chaos greeted passengers at Indian airports as flights resumed two months after they were halted to help stop the spread of coronavirus...

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Coronavirus: Government draws up plan to rescue key firms
Coronavirus: Government draws up plan to rescue key firms

May 25, 2020

The UK government has indicated it is prepared to rescue large British companies severely affected by the coronavirus crisis...

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Coronavirus: How Chinese rivals are trying to take Zoom's crown
Coronavirus: How Chinese rivals are trying to take Zoom's crown

May 25, 2020

Video meetings have become hugely important as the world adapts to the "new normal" of the pandemic...

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Pakistan plane crash: Dozens die as jet hits homes in Karachi
Pakistan plane crash: Dozens die as jet hits homes in Karachi

May 22, 2020

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane flying from Lahore has crashed into a residential area of Karachi, killing at least 76 people...

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Son 'kills father' during Zoom video chat in New York state
Son 'kills father' during Zoom video chat in New York state

May 22, 2020

A 72-year-old man has been stabbed to death by his son in New York state during a Zoom video chat with 20 other participants, police say...

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Singapore quizzer finally wins 10k after Tony Hadley's message
Singapore quizzer finally wins $10k after Tony Hadley's message

May 22, 2020

A quiz contestant who missed out on a huge cash prize - because judges claimed he mispronounced "Tony Hadley" - has been awarded the money after a U-turn by the radio station...

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Cyclone Amphan: Survivors return to face destruction left by storm
Cyclone Amphan: Survivors return to face destruction left by storm

May 22, 2020

Millions of people across Bangladesh and eastern India are taking stock of the devastation left by Cyclone Amphan.

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Wilson Jerman: Ex-White House butler dies with coronavirus
Wilson Jerman: Ex-White House butler dies with coronavirus

May 22, 2020

A former White House butler, who worked for 11 presidents in a career that spanned five decades, has died with coronavirus aged 91...

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Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone kills scores in India and Bangladesh
Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone kills scores in India and Bangladesh

May 21, 2020

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh...

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Mumbai: India hospital delivers 100 babies from Covid-19 mums
Mumbai: India hospital delivers 100 babies from Covid-19 mums

May 21, 2020

More than 100 healthy babies have been born to mothers infected with the novel coronavirus in one hospital in India's western city of Mumbai...

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Pakistan girls: Man arrested for 'murdering cousins over video'
Pakistan girls: Man arrested for 'murdering cousins over video'

May 21, 2020

Police have arrested a man suspected of killing two young women in Pakistan, after a video in which a man is seen kissing them went viral on social media...

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Facebook's Zuckerberg defends actions on virus misinformation
Facebook's Zuckerberg defends actions on virus misinformation

May 21, 2020

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has told the BBC that it had and would remove any content likely to result in "immediate and imminent harm" to users...

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Coronavirus: Tinder boss says 'dramatic' changes to dating
Coronavirus: Tinder boss says 'dramatic' changes to dating

May 21, 2020

Coronavirus has had a "dramatic" effect on the way people use the dating app Tinder, its boss has told BBC News, though the changes may suit plans he already had in store for the platform...

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Trump says US topping world virus cases is 'badge of honour'
Trump says US topping world virus cases is 'badge of honour'

May 20, 2020

President Donald Trump has argued it is "a badge of honour" that the US has the world's highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections...

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China abductions: Parents find son snatched in hotel 32 years ago

May 20, 2020

A Chinese couple whose son was abducted in a hotel in 1988 have been reunited with him after 32 years.

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Nancy Pelosi accused of fat-shaming 'obese' Trump
Nancy Pelosi accused of fat-shaming 'obese' Trump

May 20, 2020

Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi has been accused of fat-shaming President Donald Trump after she called him "morbidly obese"...

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JJ to sell baby powder in UK despite stopping US sales
J&J to sell baby powder in UK despite stopping US sales

May 20, 2020

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson says it will continue to sell its talc-based Johnson's Baby Powder in the UK and the rest of the world, despite stopping sales in the US and Canada...

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Coronavirus: Shopping may never be the same, says M&S

May 20, 2020

Customers "may never shop the same way again" after the coronavirus crisis, Marks and Spencer's boss has said...

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Canada Facebook fined 6.5m over 'false' privacy claims
Canada Facebook fined $6.5m over 'false' privacy claims

May 20, 2020

Facebook will pay a multi-million dollar penalty for making "false" privacy claims in Canada...

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