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Meet Italy's oldest student, surviving WW2 and a pandemic to graduate at 96At 96, Giuseppe Paterno has faced many tests in life - childhood poverty, war and, more recently, the coronavirus pandemic. Now he has sailed through an exam that makes him Italy's oldest university graduate.
'I cannot save everybody': Houston doctor fights newest COVID-19 surgeThe scene inside United Memorial Medical Center in Houston has become all too familiar: Overwhelmed medical staff fighting to curb the wave of COVID-19 patients that come through the hospital’s doors every day.
On trial on riot charges, Hong Kong newlyweds prepared for life apartFor Valentine’s Day this year, Henry Tong gave his wife, Elaine To, a photo book. It holds the memories of their life together: their first date six years ago, kissing in front of a pro-democracy “Lennon wall”; the tattooed bands on their ring fingers, symbolizing a bond not easily erased; and their wedding day last year, when he vowed to her, “Not even a nuclear explosion could break us apart.”
Fears at Nile's convergence in Sudan that new dam will sap river’s strengthAt an open-air, riverbank factory where the Blue Nile and White Nile meet in Sudan, Mohamed Ahmed al Ameen (pictured below) and his colleagues mould thousands of bricks every day from mud deposited by summer floods.
Living on the edge, Pakistani Hindus still feel safer in IndiaSeven years ago, Dharamveer Solanki (pictured below), a Hindu, left his home in Pakistan’s Hyderabad city, never to return. When his train crossed the border into India, Solanki said he felt happier than ever before.
A shooting in SeattleStunned protesters surround a car that has driven into their ranks. A man is lying on the ground nearby. Another man exits the driver's side of the vehicle brandishing a gun. The protesters back away from him and he runs off and melts into the crowd as medics rush to help the wounded man.
Rural Ecuador faces coronavirus outbreak without doctorsWhen a group of villagers in the Ecuadorean fishing community of El Real came down with coughs and fevers in early April, nobody was sure if they had the coronavirus - and no health workers were available to diagnose or treat them.
Cut off by coronavirus: Hondurans in packed prison suffer mental tollFor Yerbin Estrada (pictured below), the worst part of the day is when the sun begins to set. The hundreds of inmates of La Esperanza prison in central Honduras must leave its small courtyard and file back to their cramped cells.