Brazil has become one of the global epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic, recently surpassing China in the number of reported cases. And, black men and women are nearly twice as likely to die with coronavirus as white people in England and Wales, according to UK government officials. Also, the Puerto Rican indie pop duo Buscabulla have released their debut album "Regresa."
The world commemorates the 75th anniversary of WWII Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, as the UN chief warns of the "tsunami of hate" the pandemic has engendered around the globe. How has Vietnam managed so successfully against the coronavirus? And as Lebanon protests call out corruption, in the US, the Justice Department has dropped the case against Michael Flynn. Who is the woman who identified the first human coronavirus? Meet Scottish virologist June Almeida.
Last week, a group of young Afghans tried to enter Iran in search of work. Iranian officials reportedly arrested them and forced them to return to Afghanistan through a nearby river. Most of them drowned.
On the 75th anniversary of Victory Day in Russia, there will be no rumbling tanks, troop formations or mass crowds. The absence of the pomp that usually accompanies May 9 in Russia could prove problematic for President Vladimir Putin.
Yemen has a population of nearly 30 million. Fewer than 1,000 have been tested for COVID-19. An emergency room doctor explains how he treats patients for the novel coronavirus without the tools and equipment to make diagnoses — or protect himself.
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