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Former high-ranking Vatican official convicted in 2018 of molesting two choirboys in 1996
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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 04:29
Police personnel hold up placards reminding people to stay at home amid concerns of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus in…
‘Shoot them dead,’ Rodrigo Duterte tells police who feel endangered by protesters
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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 03:47
A medical team member hugs a family member at the end of a 14-day quarantine following the team's return from Wuhan, the…
Punishments are swift, harsh and designed to silence critics
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By Xiao Yu
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 00:55
A man wearing protective suit and mask mops the floor inside the Hajjah Fatimah mosque, in Singapore, March 13, 2020.
Aid to workers to exceed assistance they received during global financial crisis   
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Wed, 04/01/2020 - 14:35
Workers wearing face masks repair barriers built up to block buildings from a street in Wuhan, Hubei province.
A Wuhan resident told RFA that city officials have been handing out 3,000 yuan in "funeral allowances" to the families of the dead in exchange for their silence
Radio Free Asia
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:37
FILE - A worker wearing protective mask against the coronavirus covers the podium after the daily media briefing at the Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China, March 18, 2020.
Anger at Beijing over discredited theories about the origin of COVID-19 has been boiling in London and other Western capitals
Jamie Dettmer
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 17:41
People wearing protective suits are seen in Biandanshan cemetery in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of China's coronavirus disease outbreak, April 1, 2020.
China’s National Health Commission announces it has more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has acknowledged cases of people testing positive for the virus but not showing symptoms
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Wed, 04/01/2020 - 13:42
A general view of the Cambodia's 400 megawatt Lower Sesan 2 hydroelectric dam is seen during the inauguration in Stung Treng…
No further hydropower dams are needed on the Mekong River main stream for the next 10 years to meet energy demand, according to one government official
Leonie Kijewski
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 18:11
South Korea Baseball
Korean team, broadcasting games online, sees an uptick in global attention
William Gallo
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:06
In South Korea, Baseball Brings Hopes for Normalcy Amid Pandemic
Korean team, broadcasting games online, sees an uptick in global attention
William Gallo
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:52
People wear face masks to protect against the coronavirus, in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 26, 2020.
Government officials, media and the public in Taiwan call Covid-19 the "Wuhan pneumonia" after the Chinese city where it was discovered
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Wed, 04/01/2020 - 05:48
South Korean soldiers wearing masks to prevent contacting the coronavirus stand guard at a checkpoint of a military base in…
Furloughs come amid coronavirus pandemic, N. Korean launches
William Gallo
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 04:32
Residents wearing protective masks wait for coronavirus testing at a makeshift rapid testing center in Hanoi, Vietnam March 31,…
Officials stress need for people to stay home to control coronavirus outbreak
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Wed, 04/01/2020 - 00:00
A woman takes a COVID-19 test at a quarantine hotel in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, March 31, 2020.
As China releases more patients who have recovered from coronavirus, there are an increasing number who are testing positive for the second time
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:03
A school in Ho Chi Minh City informs students it is closed due to Covid-19, Ho Chi Minh, March 31, 2020.
The prime minister’s order Tuesday makes sheltering in place uniform across Vietnam until mid-April
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:23