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Stores owners of a store selling a local favorite "reganmian," or "hot dry noodles," prepare takeaway orders in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The reappearance of Wuhan's favorite noodles is a tasty sign that life is slowly returning to normal in the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak. The steady stream of customers buying bags of noodles smothered in peanut sauce testifies to a powerful desire to enjoy the familiar again after months of strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)
Wuhan's favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recoversThe reappearance of Wuhan's favorite noodles is a tasty sign that life is slowly returning to normal in the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak
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Taliban team arrives in Kabul to monitor prisoner release A Taliban spokesman says a three-member technical team has arrived in the Afghan capital
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Hundreds of stranded Americans leave Nepal amid lockdownHundreds of stranded Americans have left Nepal on a repatriation flight, days after a lockdown was imposed in the Himalayan nation to help fight the coronavirus
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In this Monday, March 30, 2020 photo, a firefighter battles a forest fire as it approaches a gas station in Xichang in southwestern China's Sichuan Province. More than a dozen of people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and reinforcements were sent to fight the blaze and evacuate nearby residents, officials and state media reported Tuesday. (Chinatopix via AP)
China state media reports 19 people killed in forest fireChina's state media say 19 people died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China
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China state media report 19 people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern province of SichuanChina state media report 19 people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern province of Sichuan
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AP PHOTOS: Cherry blossoms, empty stores in virus-hit JapanCherry blossoms are in season and the ancient Japanese capital of Nara, with its majestic Todaiji temple and its herds of deer, would normally be packed
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Woman convicted in Thai knife attack held in girl's deathA woman who served four years in prison for a random knife attack at a girls' school in Thailand in 2005 is being held in the fatal stabbing of a young girl
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Gunmen kill New Zealand man near Indonesia's Freeport mine Gunmen have killed a New Zealand miner and wounded six others near the world's largest gold mine in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region
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Philippines grounds company's aircraft after deadly firePhilippine aviation officials are grounding all aircraft belonging to the company that owns a plane that caught fire while taking off from Manila's airport, killing all eight people on board
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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows military exercise at an undisclosed location in North Korea on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
North Korea says US clearly doesn't want nuclear talksNorth Korea says “reckless remarks” by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo make it clear that Washington has no intention of resuming nuclear talks
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India marshals more resources to stop virus, but gaps remainIndia is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities
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Afghan officials say Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, policeAfghanistan's Defense Ministry and a provincial official say Taliban attacks have killed at least 11 soldiers and policemen
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German cruise passengers head home, 41 remain in AustraliaMore than 800 cruise ship passengers and crew are heading home to Germany on chartered flights while 41 others infected with the coronavirus have been admitted to an Australian hospital after an argument over where they should be treated among local medical personnel
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers wearing protective suits check customers' health QR codes at the entrance of a re-opened shopping mall in in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Monday, March 30, 2020. Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months. (Fei Maohua/Xinhua via AP)
Time to 'revenge shop': China's virus hot spot reopensShopkeepers in the city at the center of China’s virus outbreak are reopening but customers are scarce as authorities lift more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months
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In this May 2012, photo, Japanese comedian Ken Shimura gestures with a funny face to a photographer in Tokyo. The nationally popular Japanese comedian, who said was drawing inspired from Jerry Lewis, has died of the COVID-19 pneumonia, a first known celebrity victim of the virus in Japan. He was 70. Shimura, who had fans of all generations with his slapstick jokes and funny faces, had been treated at a Tokyo hospital, died of the virus Sunday, March 29, 2020, his agency, Izawa Office, said. (Kyodo News via AP)
Popular Japanese comedian dies from the coronavirusPopular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease
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