Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece and Italy after a surge in migrant arrivals from 20
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Virus changes burials of Israelis and Palestinians

Virus changes burials of Israelis and Palestinians

A rising death toll in the coronavirus crisis is forcing a change in Jewish and Muslim burial and mourning traditions in the Holy Land.
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London food banks seeing surge in demand

London food banks seeing surge in demand

As the economic impact of the UK's lockdown continues to bite, food banks in London are experiencing a surge in demand.
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Pakistan commutes death sentence for key figure in Daniel Pearl murder

Pakistan commutes death sentence for key figure in Daniel Pearl murder

The main accused in the murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl is likely to walk free in the coming days, after a Pakistani court commuted his death sentence.
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Medic unions say Spain ignored doctors' warnings

Medic unions say Spain ignored doctors' warnings

Unions representing medical staff in Spain say that the coronavirus crisis there was partly self-inflicted, because the national government ignored warnings from doctors on the ground.
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South Korea allows absentee voting in election

South Korea allows absentee voting in election

About 4,000 patients now receiving treatment can cast their ballot by mail or as an early absentee at the upcoming parliamentary elections, South Korean officials said Thursday.
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'Shoot them dead:' Philippine leader on lockdown violators

'Shoot them dead:' Philippine leader on lockdown violators

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday (April 1) he would not hesitate to have his soldiers shoot dead those who violated coronavirus lockdown measures.
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Australia announces free childcare for six months

Australia announces free childcare for six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday, a subsidy for childcare centres, part of the country's ongoing bid to keep businesses going during the coronavirus pandemic.
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104-year-old veteran's drive-by birthday celebration

104-year-old veteran's drive-by birthday celebration

When Ruth Gallivan couldn't go anywhere for her 104th birthday, she was surprised when her neighbors and friends in San Diego, California brought the party to her front door. Ryan Brooks has more.
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Filipino teen prints face shields for health workers

Filipino teen prints face shields for health workers

Marcus Chu is a 16-year-old student in Manila, where school classes have been suspended amid a citywide lockdown. But Marcus is putting his free time to good use, making face shields for frontline doctors with his 3D printer at home. Gloria Tso has m
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'Look at us today, see yourself tomorrow,' NY Gov. Cuomo warns

'Look at us today, see yourself tomorrow,' NY Gov. Cuomo warns

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday warned that no one is immune from getting the coronavirus, including young people, those in rural areas of the country - and his own brother, Chris, a CNN anchor who revealed one day earlier he tested positive for the virus. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Florida's DeSantis issues coronavirus stay-at-home order

Florida's DeSantis issues coronavirus stay-at-home order

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he would sign an executive order limiting all but essential services for 30 days starting on Thursday night to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, after facing heavy criticism for not issuing a statewide stay
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Riding out the pandemic in Guatemala

Riding out the pandemic in Guatemala

A young woman is riding out the coronavirus in San Pedro La Laguna, who like many other Americans abroad in Latin America are sheltering in place until the number of cases simmers in now global epicenter, the United States.
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Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill

Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she wants to virus-proof the November election by including funding to boost voting by mail in the next pandemic response plan being put together by Democrats in the House of Representatives. Freddie
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How Europe sleepwalked into the COVID-19 crisis

How Europe sleepwalked into the COVID-19 crisis

Before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks, ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus, governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to order more stocks, EU documents seen by Reuters show. This repor
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World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief

World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief

The COVID-19 pandemic is "the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War," said the United Nations chief on Tuesday.
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UK ramps up health worker testing

UK ramps up health worker testing

Testing of frontline staff will go from the thousands to hundreds of thousands within the coming weeks, Public Health England's Medical Director Yvonne Doyle said on Wednesday.
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Austria makes wearing masks compulsory

Austria makes wearing masks compulsory

From next week, Austrians will be forced to wear a face mask when they do their shopping, despite the World Health Organization being sceptical of the benefits.
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Sweden goes it alone and stays open for business

Sweden goes it alone and stays open for business

While most European countries go into lockdown, Sweden has allowed restaurants, bars and schools to stay open, simply asking citizens to observe social distancing.
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Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus

Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus

Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus.
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Australians embrace furry friends

Australians embrace furry friends

With more Australians staying at home due to stricter confinement rules, some are now turning to adopting and fostering pets as new companions to see out their isolation.
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'I'd rather die from disease than hunger'

'I'd rather die from disease than hunger'

There is increasing worry from health organizations and charities that homeless populations are among the most vulnerable to coronavirus. In India, it means a choice between overcrowded shelters or starving on empty streets.
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Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find 'effective' antibodies

Coronavirus: Chinese scientists find 'effective' antibodies

A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19.
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Messages of thanks, and warnings, as patients recover

Messages of thanks, and warnings, as patients recover

Three coronavirus struck patients from the UK and Ireland who took to social media from their hospital beds to warn of the dangers of the disease have once again turned to the internet - this time to show that recovery is possible.
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London exhibition center transformed into coronavirus hospital

London exhibition center transformed into coronavirus hospital

A huge exhibition center in London has been transformed into a hospital in less than two weeks and is getting ready accept its first coronavirus patients.
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Coronavirus testing clinic opens at Bondi Beach

Coronavirus testing clinic opens at Bondi Beach

Australian authorities opened a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic at Sydney's Bondi Beach on Wednesday (April 1) after several clusters were discovered in the area.
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Trump urges Florida to welcome virus-hit cruise ship

Trump urges Florida to welcome virus-hit cruise ship

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday (March 31) urged Florida officials to open an Atlantic Coast port to a Dutch cruise ship stuck at sea with a deadly coronavirus outbreak onboard, urging the governor to drop his opposition.
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With no food or money, India's slum dwellers struggle

With no food or money, India's slum dwellers struggle

Bharpai, a 54-year-old Indian grandmother, is desperate to keep her family safe from a raging coronavirus crisis amid an unprecedented lockdown. Bharpai says since the nationwide lockdown was announced, she and her family have been without access to work or food, and she feels scared and exposed to the spread of coronavirus.
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Captain of virus-hit U.S. ship pleads for help

Captain of virus-hit U.S. ship pleads for help

Captain Brett Crozier, commander of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, has called on Navy leadership for stronger measures to save the lives of his sailors. U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Reuters that nearly 8
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Trump warns Americans of a tough two weeks ahead in coronavirus fight

Trump warns Americans of a tough two weeks ahead in coronavirus fight

President Donald Trump and his top healthcare advisers urged Americans on Tuesday to follow strict social distancing measures, displaying charts demonstrating data and modeling that showed an enormous jump in deaths to 100,000 to 200,000 people from
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Trump tells Americans: "Use a scarf"

Trump tells Americans: "Use a scarf"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed his task force's mitigation measures to 'slow the spread' coronavirus, but stopped short of calling on Americans to wear face masks pending CDC guidance. Trump told those concerned to "use a scarf." Gavin
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Latin America's informal workers face dilemma amid coronavirus

Latin America's informal workers face dilemma amid coronavirus

For informal workers who struggle day-to-day to make ends meet in places like Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia, battling the spread of coronavirus by local mandate has left them out of work and could leave many fighting hunger next. Gavino Garay has more.
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UK records highest daily coronavirus deaths

UK records highest daily coronavirus deaths

The United Kingdom's coronavirus death toll rose by 27 percent to 1,789 in the space of a day, Britain's cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.
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Israeli police step up enforcement among ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israeli police step up enforcement among ultra-Orthodox Jews

Israeli police have used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem in defiance of Health Ministry measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
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Doctor who showed Putin round hospital tests positive

Doctor who showed Putin round hospital tests positive

A doctor who showed Putin around a coronavirus hospital last week has tested positive for the virus.
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Indonesia's coronavirus drone spray criticised by health experts

Indonesia's coronavirus drone spray criticised by health experts

Authorities in Indonesia are using drones and fire engines to spray disinfectant in the street in a bid to tackle coronavirus, against the advice of health experts.
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Italian mayors draw flags to half mast to honour victims

Italian mayors draw flags to half mast to honour victims

Mayors across Italy on Tuesday drew their flags to half mast and stood in silence to honour those who have died due to coronavirus.
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Coronavirus hits U.S. police forces amid protective gear shortages

Coronavirus hits U.S. police forces amid protective gear shortages

Major U.S. police departments, from New York to Philadelphia and Detroit, are being forced to sideline officers as infections rise in the ranks, according to a Reuters survey. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
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Survivor's stigma: South Korea's 'patient 47'

Survivor's stigma: South Korea's 'patient 47'

Park Hyun was 'Patient 47,' one many South Koreans who have recovered from coronavirus. But he says his fight against the stigma of being a survivor is far from over. Matthew Larotonda has more.
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India cracks down on Muslim groups emerging as coronavirus clusters

India cracks down on Muslim groups emerging as coronavirus clusters

India sealed off the headquarters of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and ordered an investigation into accusations it held religious meetings that officials fear may have infected dozens of people with the coronavirus.
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Fauci: U.S. ready if COVID-19 returns in fall

Fauci: U.S. ready if COVID-19 returns in fall

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said COVID-19 cases are likely to spike again in the fall, but that lessons learned from the current epidemic mean the nation is going to be far more prepared. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
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The new coronavirus: key terms explained

The new coronavirus: key terms explained

Here are some of the key terms surrounding the new coronavirus explained, as new words and phrases enter the mainstream and become conflated.
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Nursing body calls for more equipment on front lines

Nursing body calls for more equipment on front lines

More equipment is needed to protect the world's nurses working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic to save lives, the head of the International Council of Nurses said.
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Prince Harry and Meghan bid farewell to royal roles

Prince Harry and Meghan bid farewell to royal roles

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have posted their last message online before they officially quit as working members of Britain's royal family.
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U.S. judge stops Texas, Ohio, Alabama from curbing abortions

U.S. judge stops Texas, Ohio, Alabama from curbing abortions

Federal judges on Monday blocked officials in Texas, Ohio and Alabama from banning most abortions in those states as part of their orders to postpone surgeries and other procedures deemed not medically necessary during the coronavirus crisis.
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What a drag! Isolated Aussie queen streams show

What a drag! Isolated Aussie queen streams show

All dressed up with nowhere to go, Penny Tration a.k.a. Daniel Floyd, is in 14 days compulsory self-isolation after returning from an overseas holiday. She is following the Australian government's guidelines that say anyone retuning from overseas mus
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U.S. doctors enduring verbal abuse on the frontlines

U.S. doctors enduring verbal abuse on the frontlines

On top of grueling hours and non-stop work due to the coronavirus pandemic, doctors in New York, which has the most cases in the United States, have had to deal with being spat on, verbally abused, and more.
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Britain to spend 75 million getting stranded citizens home

Britain to spend 75 million getting stranded citizens home

Britain will spend up to 75 million pounds to get stranded passengers home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that airlines like British Airways, easyJet and Virgin would help and planes would be chartered where necessary.
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