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Coronavirus: India doctors ‘spat at and attacked’

Image copyright Majority World Image caption Indian doctors have been working extra hours to halt the spread of the coronavirus Several healthcare workers in India have been attacked as they battle to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Reports say doctors have been spat at and chased away from homes, …

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Daniel Pearl: Man acquitted of US journalist’s murder is detained

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pearl went missing in Karachi in 2002 while researching extremism Pakistan officials are refusing to release the British-born militant found guilty of a US journalist’s murder – despite judges throwing out his conviction. Ahmed Sheikh had his sentence reduced to seven years for kidnapping …

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Coronavirus updates: Pakistan imposes curfew to curtail Friday prayers

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption Last week some people came to mosques to offer prayers despite warnings not to Pakistan’s second largest province has imposed a three-hour curfew-like lockdown to stop people from attending Friday congregational prayers. Sindh has the country’s largest urban population, and therefore remains most …

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Coronavirus: North Korea claims to be ‘totally free’ of virus

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption North Korea says not a single person has the virus North Korea’s claim that “not a single person” in the country has been infected with the coronavirus is facing growing scepticism. It has credited strict containment measures and the shutting down of its borders …

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Coronavirus: Islamophobia concerns after India mosque outbreak

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Muslim congregation has been traced to hundreds of positive cases Outrage over a Muslim congregation that has sparked a new wave of Covid-19 cases in India has taken a communal turn. States across India have traced more than 300 positive cases to the …

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