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India sees record spike in coronavirus cases; Outrage in Turkey over femicide; Fugitive Chinese researcher hiding in consulate

India reported a record jump of more than 45,000 coronavirus infections Wednesday. And, the brutal murder of Pınar Gültekin, a 27-year-old woman by her former boyfriend, has sparked outrage and protests in Turkey. Also, the FBI believes that a fugitive Chinese researcher, Juan Tang, has been hiding in the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco for a month.

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Tempers flare over EU coronavirus stimulus deal; Oxford vaccine shows promise; Latina artist says goodbye to Goya

European Union leaders' negotiations extended into a fourth day on Monday as they try to hammer out a deal to revive economies battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Also, a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University shows strong immune response and no early safety concerns. And in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro said that lockdown measures used to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus "kill" and have "suffocated" the country's economy.

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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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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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China raises coronavirus death toll; political shakeups in Brazil; restoring Notre Dame's soundscape

Chinese officials have revised their novel coronavirus fatality count, but insist there has been no coverup. And in the US, President Donald Trump tells governors they are responsible for opening up states' economies. Political shakeups in Brazil and Turkey point to questionable responses to the pandemic. In Bangladesh, coronavirus could put Rohingya refugee women in leadership roles. And rebuilding the Notre Dame de Paris is about more than the structure. Learn how acoustic research could help reconstruct the cathedral's unique soundscape.

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Global leadership withers as strongmen grab power; Unemployment rises, frontline workers fear for livelihoods; Gaza Strip fears spread of the coronavirus

Novel coronavirus cases continue their exponential rise. But desperately needed global leadership is retreating behind national borders — and in some cases, leaders continue to deny the severity of the crisis. Also, unemployment in the US has hit record numbers, and health care workers around the globe continue to face personal and financial risks. And, should Americans be wearing masks in public? When the people are away, the animals will come out to play. In Wales, a herd of goats has taken to the streets of a resort town.

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Social divisions linger after Brazil's elections

In addition to sparking public violence, political divisions have cut deeply into the private lives of Brazilian families. One week after Brazil voted in the far-right Jair Bolsonaro as their next president, reporter Catherine Osborn met up with a 35-year-old banker from Rio de Janeiro named Raquel to speak about how the election had affected her relationships.

Security reformers in Bolsonaro’s Brazil look to America’s pro-gun campaigners

Brazil’s academic research community overwhelmingly predicts new measures will lead to more violence in Brazil — a country with around 43,000 gun deaths per year. But in the Bolsonaro era, their arguments are losing to a political bloc that is resolutely opposed to empirical research and that takes many of its cues from pro-gun campaigners in the United States.