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The move comes after the World Health Organization halted clinical trials of the drug as a treatment, citing a study that found no benefit and a higher mortality rate for hospitalized patients. A box of hydroxychloroquine, under the brand name Plaquenil, is seen in a pharmacy in Paris.
The Hungarian government has submitted a draft bill to revoke the emergency powers law, which gave Prime Minister Viktor Orban the power to rule by decree and sidestep parliament.
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Residents of the Colombian capital Bogotá hang red rags from their windows and balconies to signal their need for help with food during the coronavirus pandemic.
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President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, shown in 2019, have faced criticism for their handling of the coronavirus. Both are now pushing hard for a vaccine. The United States has already agreed to pay a drug company more than $1 billion to produce a vaccine that's yet to be approved. Xi says if China succeeds in developing a vaccine, it will be declared "a global public good."
From left: Comedians Natasha Chandel, Abdullah Afzal and Mariam Sobh. They each performed a set during the Socially Distant Eid Comedy Night Special, a virtual event hosted by the Concordia Forum.
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Muslim worshipers in Kabul offer prayers Sunday at the start of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire during the holiday, a surprising move after months of bloody fighting.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves a news conference Monday in Tokyo, after lifting the country's nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus.
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Hong Kong police fired tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons as thousands of protesters rallied against proposed security measures aimed at tightening Beijing's grip on the semi-autonomous territory.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Tel Aviv last September. Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving prime minister, will go to court on Sunday charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
Cabling and telecommunications equipment is damaged after a fire in April in Huddersfield, England. The fire came as other cellphone towers burned amid conspiracy theories linking 5G mobile technologies to the coronavirus.
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