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French forces kill leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb

World Jun 6, 2020

French forces kill leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb

French forces have killed the leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in northern Mali, French officials said Friday. Droukdel was killed on Thursday near the Algerian border, where the group has bases it uses to carry out attacks and abductions of ...

Photo essay: Kyoto without tourists

Travel Jun 6, 2020

Photo essay: Kyoto without tourists

by Oscar Boyd

It is rare to see Kyoto’s most popular tourist spots with so few people, but due to COVID-19, the number of visitors to Japan, and to Kyoto, has plunged to record low levels, leaving many of sightseeing destinations deserted.