Hong Kong weekend of Molotov cocktails, tear gas

Hong Kong weekend of Molotov cocktails, tear gas

Protesters in Hong Kong threw bricks at police and Molotov cocktails on Sunday, capping another weekend of violence in the city.
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5-year-old among latest UK coronavirus victims

5-year-old among latest UK coronavirus victims

The UK government has extended its condolences to the family of a 5-year-old child who died in hospital after being infected with the novel coronavirus.
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U.S. watchdog vows 'aggressive' oversight after Trump fires intel official

U.S. watchdog vows 'aggressive' oversight after Trump fires intel official

The top U.S. federal watchdog vowed on Saturday to continue to conduct "aggressive" independent oversight of government agencies, after President Donald Trump fired the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community late Friday night. This repo
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Britain's Labour Party names Keir Starmer leader

Britain's Labour Party names Keir Starmer leader

Britain's opposition Labour party named Keir Starmer, a former public prosecutor and staunch supporter of the European Union, as leader, ending the era of radical socialist Jeremy Corbyn.
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China holds national mourning for victims of virus outbreak

China holds national mourning for victims of virus outbreak

China held a national mourning ceremony on Saturday (April 4) for 'martyrs' who died in the new coronavirus outbreak, flying the national flag at half-mast across the country.
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China's Wuhan marks quiet Tomb-Sweeping Festival

China's Wuhan marks quiet Tomb-Sweeping Festival

Coronavirus has changed China's Tomb-Sweeping Festival this year, above all in Wuhan. Usually millions of families travel to tend ancestral graves, but on Saturday (April 4) cemetery workers performed those rites.
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Captain Crozier cheered by sailors after dismissal over coronavirus plea

Captain Crozier cheered by sailors after dismissal over coronavirus plea

U.S. Navy Captain Brett Crozier, the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, has become a political lightning-rod at a time when the Trump administration is facing intense criticism over its handling of a coronavirus outbreak that
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New York in crisis as death toll nears 9/11 level

New York in crisis as death toll nears 9/11 level

With dangerously low levels of medical supplies left, New York state braced for an onslaught of new COVID-19 cases next week after recording more than 500 deaths in a single day, bringing the total to nearly 3,000 - or about the same number killed in
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Trump: Probably won't wear CDC-recommended coverings

Trump: Probably won't wear CDC-recommended coverings

The CDC on Friday recommended that Americans wear a cloth face covering to slow the transmission of the coronavirus, but U.S. President Donald Trump himself said it is voluntary advice, and that he likely won't be wearing one himself.
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U.S. doctors seek protection from malpractice suits during outbreak

U.S. doctors seek protection from malpractice suits during outbreak

U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties. This report produce
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Soul singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Soul singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain’t No Sunshine," has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday. Freddie Joyner has more.
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Two UK nurses die as coronavirus deaths rise

Two UK nurses die as coronavirus deaths rise

England's chief nurse Ruth May announced that two nurses had died on Friday as health minister Matt Hancock said the country has more than 2,000 critical care beds still free for use in the fight against the new coronavirus, Soraya Ali reports.
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Elderly German-Danish couple meet daily at the border

Elderly German-Danish couple meet daily at the border

An elderly Danish woman and her German partner, who met only two years ago, haven't let the closure of the border stop the from seeing each other. They meet there for a chat and a drink every day.
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Britain's Prince Charles opens new field hospital to fight virus

Britain's Prince Charles opens new field hospital to fight virus

Britain's Prince Charles opened a new hospital in London on Friday (April 3), erected to provide thousands of extra beds for patients with coronavirus.
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Corbyn's Brexit chief on track to take Labour helm

Corbyn's Brexit chief on track to take Labour helm

Britain's opposition Labour party is to elect a successor to leftist Jeremy Corbyn. His Brexit policy chief, Keir Starmer, is way ahead in polls, but he's likely to inherit a deeply divided party.
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Pakistan re-arrests men in Daniel Pearl murder case

Pakistan re-arrests men in Daniel Pearl murder case

Pakistani authorities ordered on Friday four men, including a British militant, convicted of the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl, to be detained for three months despite a lower court’s ruling to overturn their convictions.
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A bird's eye view of the Paris lockdown

A bird's eye view of the Paris lockdown

Like in much of the rest of the world, time seems to have stopped in Paris.
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Are lockdowns working? Google location data says...

Are lockdowns working? Google location data says...

Google has published mobile phone users' location data for 131 countries, in the hope that it may help authorities assess the effectiveness of various stay-at-home orders.
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Disinfection volunteers help Wuhan get back to normal

Disinfection volunteers help Wuhan get back to normal

Slowly but surely, Wuhan is returning to normal, as a team of disinfection volunteers attempt to rid the city of the disease that has killed more than 50,000 worldwide.
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Beating coronavirus at 101

Beating coronavirus at 101

At 101-years-old, Encarnacion Buisan has beaten the coronavirus.
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Israeli forces seal off ultra-Orthodox town

Israeli forces seal off ultra-Orthodox town

An Israeli ultra-Orthodox town has been classified as a restricted zone, as security forces move to restrict movement in and out of the area. Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, has been put into lockdown to protect its residents.
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Anger over virus sparks Taiwan identity debate

Anger over virus sparks Taiwan identity debate

Taiwan has been praised globally for its response to the coronavirus outbreak, but the World Health Organization still includes its virus cases as part of mainland China's, reigniting an age-old debate of just who Taiwan is -- and how it's tied to th
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Trump touts Saudi-Russia oil deal to halt price war

Trump touts Saudi-Russia oil deal to halt price war

The two top crude producers are said to slash output by as much as 15 million barrels a day - an unprecendented 15% of global supply. Ryan Brooks has more.
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U.S. Navy relieves commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

U.S. Navy relieves commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

The U.S. Navy announced on Thursday it had relieved the commander of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking Navy leadership for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak on
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Cougars venture into quarantined Santiago for food

Cougars venture into quarantined Santiago for food

Chilean authorities captured a second cougar in little more than a week late Wednesday after the cat was spotted strolling through an upscale suburb of Santiago amid the evening quiet imposed nationwide. Gavino Garay has more.
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