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Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak


A map of confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.

'Make The Climate A Priority Again,' Says Germany's Student Activist Neubauer


NPR sits down with Germany's prominent youth climate activist to discuss lessons from the coronavirus and next steps for the movement.

U.S. Surpasses Global Record For New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In A Day


The U.S. reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday — reaching a daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic. The previous record was set last month by Brazil.

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Landslide At Myanmar Jade Mine Kills At Least 162

The death toll makes the disaster the worst known in the jade mining industry, surpassing an accident in 2015 that killed 113 people.


Hong Kong Activist Nathan Law Says He Has Fled Abroad Amid Beijing-Backed Crackdown

Law, who spoke to NPR's All Things Considered, announced late Wednesday that he had left the country following the enactment of a draconian new national security law targeting the territory.


As China Imposes New Hong Kong Law, U.S. And Allies Take Steps To Retaliate

The U.S. is cutting back its special treatment of the territory, while the U.K. offers a pathway to British citizenship for Hong Kongers.


Slain Singer Is Laid To Rest After Days Of Deadly Turmoil In Ethiopia

Since Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead in Addis Ababa, the country has been riven by ethnic discontent. At least 80 people have died in clashes between protesters and security forces this week.


Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036

The vote approves constitutional changes, including a reset on presidential terms that will allow Putin to run twice more after his current six-year term expires in 2024.

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How Chile Ended Up With One Of The Highest COVID-19 Rates

It's a wealthy nation with a robust health care system. So why does Chile have one of the highest coronavirus infection rates per capita of any country in the world?

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In Colombia, Tax-Free Holidays Lead Critics To Decry 'COVID Friday'

Seeking ways to boost to its economy, Colombia has set aside three tax-free shopping days this summer. Critics fear they could become super spreader events for the coronavirus.


Germany Disbands Elite Military Unit Following Reports Of Right Wing Extremism

Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the Special Forces Command, or KSK, had created a "wall of secrecy" around itself and she announced the partial disbanding of the commando force.

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International Doctors Start Residencies At U.S. Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Surge

Totaling about 4,000, they began working Wednesday. They'll face two historic challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and some of the most restrictive immigration policies the U.S. has seen in decades.


Syrian Filmmaker Speaks Out On Torture: 'I Was Holding This Pain For A Long Time'

Oscar-nominated documentary maker Feras Fayyad delivered the first witness testimony in a crimes against humanity trial against a former Syrian government official in Germany.