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Coronavirus: The strangers reaching out to Kyrgyzstan's lonely teenagers

Coronavirus: The strangers reaching out to Kyrgyzstan's lonely teenagers

Worried by teens' mental health struggles during Kyrgyzstan's coronavirus lockdown, one group acted.
Coronavirus in South Africa: Smokers fume at cigarette ban

Coronavirus in South Africa: Smokers fume at cigarette ban

The government is to ease lockdown restrictions and allow the sale of alcohol - but not cigarettes.
Coronavirus: Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm'

Coronavirus: Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm'

Transparent masks allow deaf people to communicate - but supplies are short where they are most needed.
Italy's medical workers: 'We became heroes but they've already forgotten us'

Italy's medical workers: 'We became heroes but they've already forgotten us'

With Italy past the peak of coronavirus, medical staff say the trauma is only just hitting them now.
In pictures: Indigenous nurse on frontline in virus fight

In pictures: Indigenous nurse on frontline in virus fight

Vanderlecia Ortega dos Santos is the sole nurse caring for a community of 700 in Manaus, Brazil.
Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation

Thailand: Elephants on 'great migration' to survive coronavirus starvation

With the collapse of the tourism industry because of the coronavirus, Thailand's captive elephants are now at risk of starvation.
Indonesia: Alone in a sinking village

Indonesia: Alone in a sinking village

Once home to more than 200 families, the village of Bedono in Central Java is now under water.
Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?

Huawei: What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?

Officials are taking another look into Huawei, but the Chinese firm warns against a 5G ban.
Coronavirus: 'I see a lot of people, I don't see any masks'

Coronavirus: 'I see a lot of people, I don't see any masks'

Scores of people visited beach destinations over the Memorial Day weekend, not all abiding by the guidelines.
Coronavirus: Joe Biden emerges from quarantine on Memorial Day

Coronavirus: Joe Biden emerges from quarantine on Memorial Day

The US Democratic presidential candidate makes his first public appearance in more than two months.
Coronavirus: Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

Coronavirus: Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany

European markets rose on the bailout deal news, which sees Germany take a 20% stake in the firm.
Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears

Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears

Testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible coronavirus treatment is suspended by the health agency.
Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit rocket fails on debut flight

A California company owned by UK businessman Sir Richard Branson fails to launch a rocket to orbit.
Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July

Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July

The country hopes to save the summer season but UK tourists face quarantine in their own country.
Balbir Singh: India mourns loss of hockey legend and independence hero

Balbir Singh: India mourns loss of hockey legend and independence hero

Balbir Singh, who has died aged 95, helped seal hockey gold for newly independent India in 1948.
Nikoloz Basilashvili: Georgian tennis star charged with assaulting ex-wife

Nikoloz Basilashvili: Georgian tennis star charged with assaulting ex-wife

Nikoloz Basilashvili is accused by his ex-wife of attacking her - an allegation he denies.
Suriname election: Will a convicted murderer be re-elected?

Suriname election: Will a convicted murderer be re-elected?

Suriname's President Desi Bouterse was convicted of murder but he is confident he will be re-elected.
Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.
Coronavirus: Americans flock to beaches on Memorial Day weekend

Coronavirus: Americans flock to beaches on Memorial Day weekend

People are seen flouting restrictions on what is known in the US as the unofficial start of summer.
Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

The council of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes chose Marie Cau as their new mayor on Saturday.