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South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods
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South Asia counts losses from devastating monsoon floods

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — When the Dharala River burst its banks in early July, Kamal Hossain left his home with…
Monsoon floods, landslides kill at least 221 in South Asia
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Monsoon floods, landslides kill at least 221 in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 221 people across South…
The battle is not over: Rising infections seen worldwide
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The battle is not over: Rising infections seen worldwide

BERLIN (AP) — Nations around the world and US states struggled mightily Tuesday to contain a surge of coronavirus infections…
Virus cases surge in US, worldwide, but slow in China, Korea
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Virus cases surge in US, worldwide, but slow in China, Korea

BANGKOK (AP) — The world saw the largest daily increases yet in coronavirus cases over the weekend, while infections slowed…
Bangladesh garment factories reopen, defying virus lockdown
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Bangladesh garment factories reopen, defying virus lockdown

Hundreds of Bangladesh’s garment factories defied a nationwide coronavirus lockdown to reopen on Sunday, raising fears the industry’s vulnerable and…
Islam’s holiest sites emptied by coronavirus crisis as Ramadan begins
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Islam’s holiest sites emptied by coronavirus crisis as Ramadan begins

JERUSALEM (Reuters) — The holy month of Ramadan began on Friday with Islam’s holiest sites in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem…
Muslims try to keep Ramadan spirit amid virus restrictions
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Muslims try to keep Ramadan spirit amid virus restrictions

BAHTIM, Egypt (AP) — Every year during Ramadan, the Light of Muhammad Mosque sets up long tables on the street…
Virus traps, sickens foreign laborers in Gulf Arab states
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Virus traps, sickens foreign laborers in Gulf Arab states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long a lifeline for families back home, migrant workers in oil-rich Gulf Arab states…
Trump curbs immigration as UN warns of humanitarian ‘catastrophe’
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Trump curbs immigration as UN warns of humanitarian ‘catastrophe’

President Donald Trump partially blocked immigration to the United States “to protect American workers” from the economic shock of the…
Pandemic a ‘perfect storm’ for South Asia, World Bank says
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Pandemic a ‘perfect storm’ for South Asia, World Bank says

South Asia is on course for its worst economic performance in 40 years, with decades of progress in the battle…
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