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Coronavirus India: Death and despair as migrant workers flee cities

India’s strict lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus meant that most factories and businesses shut down, rendering millions jobless. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to businesses to keep paying their workers, including daily-wage labourers. But that didn’t happen, and most of the workers were left with little money and …

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Iranian Parkour athlete arrested over a rooftop kiss

Alireza Japalaghy, a popular Iranian parkour athlete and his stunt accomplice have been arrested by Tehran’s cyber police for “vulgar acts” after a photo of the pair kissing on rooftops was posted on social media. Tehran police said their “unconventional moves, which were contrary to custom and Sharia” law led …

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How to find a meteorite in Antarctica

Virtually all the meteorites ever found have been found in Antarctica. Every year small teams venture out on the ice to try and recover these ancient rocks. Some meteorites hold crucial clues to the origins of the solar system. This year an astronaut joined the search, as the BBC’s Chief …

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Spellers’ advice for concentrating on work in lockdown

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Kitten born with two faces in Oregon

A family in Oregon was surprised to find one of their newborn kittens had two faces. They’re calling the kitten Biscuits and Gravy – or just ‘Biscuits’ for short. The kitten can eat with either mouth and sometimes meows with one mouth while eating with the other. The life expectancy …

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Trump will ‘override governors’ on churches reopening

President Trump has urged state governors to allow places of worship to open as an essential service, adding that he would override them if they chose not to. The president has considerable power, but it is not within his means to order governors to do this. However, he could potentially …

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Goldie Hawn: ‘Tell children the truth about coronavirus’

Goldie Hawn has told BBC Radio 5 Live that she thinks it’s important to be honest with children when talking about the coronavirus pandemic, if they ask questions. The actor set up MindUP, an educational programme to help children with their mental health, in 2003. She said it’s important to …

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