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Workers' movements advocate for rights on May Day; Saudi activists allege man killed over megacity plans; Doctors wait hours as Venezuela faces fuel shortages

As May Day celebrations and rallies have been curtailed, workers around the world are pushing for their rights. Fuel shortages are making life harder for Venezuelans, especially essential workers. And even as Lebanon teeters on the edge of economic collapse, some Americans are choosing to ride out the pandemic there. Meanwhile, Sweden's gardeners have become real party poopers.

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Where is the world in the race to combat coronavirus? 'Only renewables' holding up in global energy slump; As the coronavirus drags on, Mexico's food prices soar

Where is the world in a search for a vaccine or treatment for the novel coronavirus? And, in Mexico, food prices are rising as the pandemic continues. Experts worry about the long-term effects of the global health crisis on food insecurity. Also, Lithuania is taking an innovative approach to reopening public spaces. Plus in France, dentists are stripping down for a cause.

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1.5 billion could lose livelihoods; International students caught in limbo; Ghana's dancing pallbearers go 'viral'

Half of workers worldwide are at risk of losing their livelihoods due to the novel coronavirus, the International Labor Organization estimates. In the US, international students contribute some $41 billion annually to the economy. But will they be able to return to campus in the fall? Is war the best metaphor for the coronavirus? And, Ghana's dancing pallbearers have gone viral: "Stay home or dance with us."

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Brazilian Supreme Court orders probe into Bolsonaro; El Salvador prison crackdown risks coronavirus spread; Harvard student creates PPE supply chain from China to Boston

Brazil's Supreme Court has launched an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro following accusations of corruption and obstruction of justice. And, in El Salvador, a crackdown against jailed gang members has sparked human rights concerns. The World Health Organization warns that the pandemic could cause a deadly delay in vaccinations against other potentially lethal diseases. Also, are you documenting how your life has changed during the pandemic? Now you can share it with the Corona Diaries.

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New Zealand's coronavirus win; Advocates urge collecting patients' racial data; Animal Crossing gives gamers sense of normalcy

New Zealand has effectively stopped the spread of the novel coronavirus but warned against complacency, as countries around the world start to cautiously ease restrictions. The pandemic has made racial disparities more apparent. Advocates are urging countries to collect data to address systemic issues. And for many looking to escape the reality of isolation, Nintendo's Animal Crossing is a gateway to (virtual) normalcy.

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China crackdowns on Hong Kong; Libyans caught between coronavirus and conflict; Ghana uses drones to speed up testing

China is continuing its crackdown of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, announcing on Friday it will prosecute the first foreign national in connection with the movement. In Greek refugee camps, the lack of resources and support has led refugees and migrants to turn to each other for solutions during the pandemic. And in Ghana, drones could help speed up coronavirus testing for rural areas.

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High-profile Syrian war crimes trial opens; Countries debate rescue packages, billionaires ask for bailouts; Missouri sues China over economic coronavirus losses

Germany begins the trial of two Syrian officials accused of crimes against humanity in the Syrian civil war. The US and Europe discuss huge economic rescue packages. Also, billionaries are asking for relief. And, drug cartels are among the many industries hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Plus, desperate parents on the US-Mexico border are sending their children to seek asylum alone, hoping it will give their kids the best chance for their future.

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Earth Day during a pandemic; First US COVID-19 cases earlier than thought; Holocaust survivor shares her story

On Earth Day, what lessons for the environment has humanity learned from facing the pandemic? And, the UN warns of a coming famine of "biblical proportions." How is Asia's largest armed group fending off the coronavirus? And in Mexico, a network of Indigenous community radio stations is spreading the word about the pandemic. Finally, Holocaust survivor Giselle Cycowicz shares her story with The World.

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Trump to halt immigration to the US; Oil prices drop to sub-zero territory for the first time; China works to undermine Hong Kong's democracy movement

US President Donald Trump announced he will issue an order severely limiting immigration to the US, citing the novel coronavirus. And in China, the government is using the crisis to undercut Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Also, oil prices fell sharply Monday, highlighting plummeting demand and structural problems in the industry. Plus, in the UK, millions of pints of beer could go down the drain. In NYC, bodega workers are serving front line communities.

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Protesters rally against protective measures; preventing economic collapse in Africa; Canadian nurses in Detroit

In the US and Brazil, protesters demonstrated against social distancing, while Israelis took a stand against anti-democratic measures. Africa is expected to experience its first recession in 25 years. And, immigrant health care workers are critical to the UK and the US, but the coronavirus — and Brexit — could limit their ability to work. Also, how do pro athletes keep fit during lockdown?

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