The global coronavirus pandemic has affected over five million people, with around 327,000 deaths. Here are more coronavirus-related updates for May 20:
In Africa, authorities claim they have been "spared by God" or have simply been saved by the low volume of air traffic to their countries. However, some fear it is simply a lack of testing.
Protesters are demanding urgent reforms to Japan’s outdated rape laws as rape complaints are met with impunity, while sexual harassment and groping are rife.
PM Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament less than two months before Britain is due to leave the EU was unlawful, a Scottish court rules.
At least 105 people, including 51 children, wounded in Taliban-claimed car bomb attack outside a Defense Ministry building.
President Maithripala Sirisena orders emergency for another 30 days, citing "public security," a month after deadly Easter bombings killed 258 people.
Greek Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades' decision comes after justice minister resigned amid criticism of police for mistakes in following up on the disappearances of some of the women and girls that an army captain claims to have killed.
At least 50 people were killed after a shooter opened fire inside two mosques in Christchurch. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was "one of New Zealand's darkest days."
Berlin is “losing its commercial credibility” over its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the move is affecting Europe’s “defence industry and ability to fulfill NATO requirements.”
French President Emmanuel Macron held an emergency meeting with the prime minister and interior minister to discuss the riots and how to begin a dialogue with the protest movement, which has no real structure or leadership.
Andy Chan, heading the fringe Hong Kong National Party, was invited to give a talk but his invitation sparked stern criticism both from Beijing and authorities in the city. China demanded the event be scrapped, but the club decided to press ahead.
The measures freeze assets of 19 more North Korean institutions, an attempt to put pressure on Pyongyang to halt its nuclear weapons and missile development.
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