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A worker disinfects a main avenue outside the parliament building in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus on Wednesday in Rabat, Morocco. The country imposed sudden, sweeping restrictions on travel. Mosa'ab Elshamy/AP hide caption

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A government worker disinfects the Kılıç Ali Pasa mosque in Istanbul last week. Turkey is just one of a host of countries across the Muslim world where Friday prayers have been banned or curtailed to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Yasin Akgul/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was a supporter of Israel and took a hard line against terrorism, but eventually U.S. administrations began to pressure the Egyptian leader over human-rights abuses. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Mubarak, Egypt's Ousted President, Is Dead At 91

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South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar (left) shares a smile with President Salva Kiir after a swearing-in ceremony Saturday in the capital, Juba. Observers hope their newly forged coalition spells an end to civil war. Stringer/AP hide caption

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Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his current wife, Maesaiah Thabane, attend his inauguration in 2017. Both are suspects in the killing of the prime minister's previous wife, Lipolelo, shortly before the inauguration. Samson Motikoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (right) receives the crown from the man who found it, Sirak Asfaw, during a ceremony Thursday in Addis Ababa. The 18th-century Ethiopian crown had been hidden in a Dutch apartment for the past 21 years. The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via AP hide caption

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Sudan says it is settling a lawsuit filed by victims and families of people killed aboard the USS Cole in a 2000 terrorist attack. The destroyer is seen here in Norfolk, Va., in 2016. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Seelbach/U.S. Navy / Reuters hide caption

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An artist's rendering of DNA. Scientists have found traces of DNA that they say is evidence that prehistoric humans procreated with an unknown hominin group in West Africa. Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 hide caption

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'Ghost' DNA In West Africans Complicates Story Of Human Origins

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Lesotho first lady Maesaiah Thabane was reportedly charged with murder on Tuesday for alleged links to the brutal 2017 killing of the prime minister's first wife. Michele Spatari /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Daniel arap Moi, shown in a photo from 2002, ruled Kenya for nearly a quarter century, a period marked by repression, widespread corruption and economic stagnation. Moi has died at 95. Sayyid Abdul Azim/AP hide caption

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Daniel Arap Moi, Kenya's Longtime Strongman, Dies At 95

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Isabel dos Santos, seen here attending a screening of BlacKkKlansman at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in France, has been accused of embezzlement and money laundering in Angola. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, addresses the International Court of Justice during last month's hearings in The Hague, Netherlands. The court has announced that a decision in the case will be issued next week. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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United Nations peacekeepers stand next to a patient during a visit of the U.N. secretary-general at an Ebola treatment center in Mangina, North Kivu province, last September. Alexis Huguet /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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