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Rio's gangs tell residents to stay home as COVID-19 heightens inequality; UN calls for truce in war-torn Yemen, Gaza braces for COVID-19

Drug traffickers in Rio are ordering residents to stay home, and soldiers around the world are taking on the new mandate of enforcing lockdowns. Also, a UN call for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen — which is already facing a dire humanitarian crisis — was welcomed by warring parties. And a Palestinian Canadian doctor warns about the situation in Gaza. And, as Spain continues to be hit hard by the novel coronavirus, hotels are being turned into makeshift hospitals.

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Trump appears to recognize magnitude of virus; Economic disarray, as coronavirus prompts bailouts; Nine years on, we still dream of a free Syria

US President Donald Trump appears to more clearly understand the severity of the novel coronavirus pandemic after months of downplaying the crisis. And, the economic ramifications of the pandemic are widespread — and unprecedented. How will the global economy revive itself? Also, it's been nine years since the start of the Syrian war. One doctor shares his reflections.

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Coronavirus highlights need for rescue packages; Devastating measles epidemic overshadowed by COVID-19; US launches strikes against Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq

The COVID-19 outbreak has reached the rich and powerful. And for workers in the gig economy or tourism industry, the pandemic is having severe repercussions. And, while the coronavirus has demanded the world's sweeping attention, a devastating measles outbreak is being overlooked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also, are all human beings endowed by their creator with the same rights? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the question when he launched a Commission on Unalienable Rights last year that is now raising concerns.

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