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Turkey to release thousands from prison amid Covid-19 crisis

Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday passed a law that will allow the release of tens of thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding in jails and protect detainees from the coronavirus, but ...

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Indonesian village uses ‘ghosts’ for distancing patrols

A village in Indonesia has reportedly taken to using volunteers dressed as ghosts to try to scare people into social distancing over the coronavirus. Kepuh village, on Java Island, started ...

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8 killed in Rakhine; army has no information

Eight people were killed by shelling in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Monday, two local officials and a resident said, but the army said it had no information about such an ...

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Coronavirus 10 times more deadly than swine flu – WHO

The novel coronavirus is 10 times more deadly than swine flu, which caused a global pandemic in 2009, the World Health Organization said Monday, stressing a vaccine would be necessary ...

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Bangladesh bringing back 316 from Wuhan

A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines bringing back Bangladeshi citizens stranded in China’s Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, is expected to arrive in Dhaka before noon. ...

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Chinese coming to Pakistan will undergo screening tests

Chinese flights will restart coming to Pakistan from Feb 3 and all passengers coming from Chi­na will go through scree­ning tests at all airports to detect symptoms of coronavirus. Special ...

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Education in Chad

Educators face considerable challenges due to the nation’s dispersed population and a certain degree of reluctance on the part of parents to send their children to school. Although attendance is ...

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Religion in Chad

Chad is a religiously diverse country. Estimates from Pew Research Center in 2010 found that 55.7% of the population was Muslim, while 22.5% was Catholic and a further 17.6% was ...

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Wildlife of Chad

Chad’s animal and plant life correspond to the three climatic zones. In the Saharan region, the only flora is the date-palm groves of the oasis. Palms and acacia trees grow ...

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Education in Mali

Public education in Mali is in principle provided free of charge and is compulsory for nine years between the ages of seven and sixteen. The system encompasses six years of ...

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