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30 Jun 2020
As Amnesty publishes a report detailing allegations of police racial discrimination during coronavirus lockdowns, Spain’s former Justice Minister tells FRANCE 24 that the claims must be investigated, and if proven, prosecuted. Juan Fernando Lopez-Aguilar, chair of the EU Parliament’s Justice and Civil Liberties committee, also calls for abuses of civil liberties during EU states’ coronavirus responses, to be punished, if proven.
5 May 2020
The lifting of certain lockdown restrictions has now begun across India, a nation which has endured one of the biggest coronavirus lockdowns. Narendra Modi's government has colour-coded a map of the country, dividing it into red hotspots, orange regions with less cases and green low-risk areas, where most economic activity is now allowed. But big cities like the capital remain firmly red. We take a closer look.
2 May 2020
An "unprecedented" ozone depletion in the northern hemisphere has healed, but unlikely due to the impacts of worldwide coronavirus lockdowns, scientists say. The hole had been about three times the size of Greenland.

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