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March 29, 2020

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Epidemic infects Europe with 'germ of division'

Epidemic infects Europe with 'germ of division'

The European Union has faced and survived a series of existential threats over the years but the coronavirus epidemic has exposed old wounds that could yet prove fatal.A debt crisis in Mediterranean countries, a series of refugee influxes and the ongoing saga

Virus puts Hong Kong's 'McRefugees' back on streets

Virus puts Hong Kong's 'McRefugees' back on streets

Virtually blind and penniless, Leung Ping-kuen usually spends his nights dozing in one of Hong Kong's many 24-hour McDonald's but now finds himself back on the streets because of the coronavirus.The 37-year-old is one of the city's so-called "McRefugees",

Australian outback fears crush of virus refugees: minister

Australian outback fears crush of virus refugees: minister

Vigilantes in some Australian outback towns have reportedly slashed tyres of those fleeing coronavirus hotspots in the big cities, according to a government minister who urged calm on Friday.Remote areas in the northeastern state of Queensland are being inunda

Virus panic grips Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

Virus panic grips Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

The sewage-soaked alleys and cramped canvas and bamboo shacks that house one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are a horrifying scene for experts watching the coronavirus pandemic creep closer.The wretched conditions in the camps, where most of the state