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Indian monkeys snatch coronavirus samples, later recovered intact

The coronavirus has been detected in animals, though there is no confirmation that the disease can then be passed on to humans

The coronavirus has been detected in animals, though there is no confirmation that the ...

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Indian monkeys snatch coronavirus samples, later recovered intact

Pakistan's aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan says a French-led investigation team will ...

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Crashed Pakistani jet's cockpit voice recorder found

Authorities will impose lockdowns on days when crowds are likely to form

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Sri Lanka to reimpose selective lockdown after virus cases spike

Details about the project have not been released, but two officials say intelligence ...

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Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

The militants attack a checkpoint in Parwan, north Kabul, says a spokeswoman to the ...

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Afghan forces killed in first 'Taliban attack' since ceasefire end

The hot spell is projected to scorch northern India for several more days, 'with severe ...

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India wilts as temperature hits 50 degrees Celsius

Afghanistan authorities say they released about 900 Taliban prisoners across the country, ...

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Hundreds more Taliban prisoners freed on last day of Afghan truce

President Ashraf Ghani says his administration is also ready to hold peace talks with the ...

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Afghan gov't frees Taliban prisoners as truce holds for 2nd day

The contents of Myanmar's report will remain confidential until its judges decide to make ...

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Myanmar files 1st Rohingya case report to top U.N. court

He also urges the militants to press on with the release of the Afghan security personnel ...

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Afghan president vows to speed up release of Taliban prisoners