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4 Men Hanged In India For 2012 Gang Rape And Murder That Sparked Outrage

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| More than seven years after a crime that prompted street protests and reforms of sexual assault laws, four men who were convicted of raping and murdering a woman on a bus were put to death.

Canada To Turn Back Asylum Seekers In Effort To Stop Coronavirus Spread

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada will now turn back asylum seekers attempting to enter the country outside official border points.

State Department Halts Routine Visa Services Worldwide

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The U.S. is temporarily stopping visa services at its embassies and consulates due to the coronavirus, as it urges U.S. citizens overseas to return home or be prepared to shelter in place.

Trump Administration Says U.S. Border With Mexico To Close To Nonessential Travel

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The agreement is similar to one announced earlier this week to partially close the U.S. border with Canada. Both will go into effect on Saturday, Trump administration officials said.

Some Stock Up On Guns And Ammunition During Coronavirus Crisis

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In some states, ammunition and gun sales have soared as the coronavirus pandemic grows. Lines have formed at gun stores as many gun buyers say they want to be ready with protection if there's panic.

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Israel Begins Tracking And Texting Those Possibly Exposed To The Coronavirus

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The move draws criticism over privacy, as concerns rise about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attempts to stay in power.

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Head Of National Guard Says Tens Of Thousands Could Be Called Up

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Right now just over 2,000 members of the National Guard are assisting governors in 27 states, but the head of the National Guard Bureau said that number could double by this weekend.

State Department Tells U.S. Citizens Not To Travel Abroad

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The State Department is also warning Americans to "arrange for immediate return to the United States" or prepare for an indefinite period overseas.

'Every Single Individual Must Stay Home': Italy's Coronavirus Death Pass China's

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The country has universal health care. But now, fighting tens of thousands of coronavirus cases, Italian hospitals and medical staff are overwhelmed, prompting anguished debate.