SpaceX's Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon

Short videographic on the SpaceX project. SpaceX announced a new partnership Tuesday to send four tourists deeper into orbit than any private citizen before them, in a mission that could take place by 2022 and easily cost more than $100 million.
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Singapore migrant workers living in fear as virus hits dorms

Singapore migrant workers living in fear as virus hits dorms

Migrant workers in Singapore are living in fear following a surge of coronavirus infections in their dormitories where they say cramped and filthy conditions make social distancing impossible.
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Sing away the blues: High school student entertains during Paris lockdown

Sing away the blues: High school student entertains during Paris lockdown

A high school student has been singing at her balcony with her guitar since the lockdown began in Paris, providing a brief respite from virus worries.
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Seniors get horse-drawn carriage food deliveries in Vienna neighbourhood

Seniors get horse-drawn carriage food deliveries in Vienna neighbourhood

The Intercontinental Hotel in Vienna has begun cooking between 200 and 300 free meals for senior citizens as Austria goes under COVID-19 lockdown. Volunteers deliver the meals - either by car, bicycle or even horse-drawn carriage.
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Costa Rican priest fills pews with photos of parishioners during the coronavirus outbreak

Costa Rican priest fills pews with photos of parishioners during the coronavirus outbreak

Instead of with his usual congregation, a priest in Costa Rica celebrates mass with photos of those who are respecting government advice to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, offering them the opportunity to live Easter 'spiritually'.
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Scene outside St Thomas' Hospital where Boris Johnson is in intensive care

Scene outside St Thomas' Hospital where Boris Johnson is in intensive care

Scene outside St Thomas' Hospital in London, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend another night in intensive care, as he battles the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: in Paris, a high school student sings at her window at 8pm, accompanied by her guitar

Coronavirus: in Paris, a high school student sings at her window at 8pm, accompanied by her guitar

Every night since the start of the coronavirus lockdown in Paris, Lea, a 17-year-old high school student sings at her window, accompanied by a guitar and encouraged by her neighbours. Her performances begin just after the traditional 8pm applause ...
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Drive-through confessional in Poland during coronavirus outbreak

Drive-through confessional in Poland during coronavirus outbreak

Polish priests have set up drive-through confessionals in the church's parking lot, so that worshippers and clergy from Warsaw's Temple of Divine Providence can abide by social distancing rules.
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New COVID-19 test kit unveiled in Taiwan

New COVID-19 test kit unveiled in Taiwan

A Taiwanese-Danish joint venture company unveils a portable 12-minutes coronavirus testing kit in Taipei as countries worldwide race to test its citizens for infections.
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Don't politicise virus, WHO chief says after Trump criticism

Don't politicise virus, WHO chief says after Trump criticism

"Please don't politicise this virus," says World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus following stinging criticism of the WHO from US President Donald Trump.
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Boston aquarium trainers care for seals as city under lockdown

Boston aquarium trainers care for seals as city under lockdown

With the city under lockdown, the seals of Boston's New England Aquarium get some quiet time away from the thousands of visitors that usually come to their tank every week. Trainers continue to clean and train the marine animals while the tourist ...
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Coronavirus: National Guard members at Javits Center field hospital

Coronavirus: National Guard members at Javits Center field hospital

Members of the National Guard are seen outside the Javits Center in New York, which is being used as a field hospital for coronavirus patients.
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From gin to gel: Belgian distillery battles virus

From gin to gel: Belgian distillery battles virus

The Waterloo distillery, Belgium's smallest distillery, stopped producing gin and whisky to produce 200 litres of pure alcohol per week destined for the production of hand-sanisiting gels to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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British PM remains in intensive care but his condition is improving (Finance minister)

British PM remains in intensive care but his condition is improving (Finance minister)

British Finance minister Rishi Sunak says that the Prime minister Boris Johnson, hospitalised since Sunday with COVID-19, remains in intensive care where his condition is "improving". He also adds, during Downing Street daily press conference, tha...
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Coronavirus: NGO performs awareness play for displaced Syrian children

Coronavirus: NGO performs awareness play for displaced Syrian children

Syrian volunteers from the NGO 'Violet' perform in a play aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of the novel coronavirus pandemic for displaced children living in a camp in the Idlib province in northwestern Syria. Fears are high that the vir...
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Wuhan Police appeal to residents not to leave for non-essential travel as city lifts travel ban

Wuhan Police appeal to residents not to leave for non-essential travel as city lifts travel ban

Tens of thousands of people leave Wuhan after a 76-day travel ban was lifted on the Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged. Police meanwhile appeal to residents not to leave for non-essential travel.
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Coronavirus: Liberian president announces lockdown of capital state

Coronavirus: Liberian president announces lockdown of capital state

Liberian President George Weah announces a state of emergency and a lockdown of four states, including Montserrado, where the capital Monrovia is located, in order to contain the spread of coronavirus. New cases have been registered in the past d...
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Global trade will plunge by up to a third in 2020 amid pandemic: WTO

Global trade will plunge by up to a third in 2020 amid pandemic: WTO

Global trade growth is expected to plummet by up to a third in 2020 due to the new coronavirus pandemic, the World Trade Organization says. "If the pandemic is not brought under control then governments failing to coordinate policy responses, the ...
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Monkeys, dogs, cows reclaim India's streets amid virus lockdown

Monkeys, dogs, cows reclaim India's streets amid virus lockdown

Dozens of monkeys, dogs and cows roam the deserted streets of New Delhi, leading an animal offensive taking advantage of the country's coronavirus lockdown.
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Floridians line up at an unemployment centre as US jobless rate surges

Floridians line up at an unemployment centre as US jobless rate surges

Cars line up at an unemployment center in Hialeah, Florida, as the coronavirus craters the US economy. Weekly data shows an alarming 10 million people applied for unemployment benefits in the second half of March, as the pandemic slammed the US.
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Pandemic could provoke 'deepest economic recession... of our lifetimes': WTO chief

Pandemic could provoke 'deepest economic recession... of our lifetimes': WTO chief

The COVID-19 pandemic could provoke the deepest recession in living memory, World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo warns. "As we face what may well be the deepest economic recession or downturn of our lifetimes, we should aim to make the m...
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India's 'corona car' aims to accelerate awareness around the pandemic

India's 'corona car' aims to accelerate awareness around the pandemic

A man in Hyderabad has manufactured a single-seater vehicle that's shaped like a coronavirus to spread awareness about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Israel's Tel Aviv streets lie empty as Passover curfew begins

Coronavirus: Israel's Tel Aviv streets lie empty as Passover curfew begins

The streets of Tel Aviv lie empty as a full lockdown begins after Israel bans inter-city travel from Tuesday to Friday in order to forestall the spread of coronavirus during the Passover holidays. The COVID-19 disease has so far killed 57 people i...
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Coronavirus: Lombardy town divides shopping days by gender

Coronavirus: Lombardy town divides shopping days by gender

Residents of Canonica d'Adda in Bergamo react after the mayor decreed that men would shop on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while women would shop on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, effectively segregating shopping days by gender in ...
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Condom maker warns of global shortage because of virus

Condom maker warns of global shortage because of virus

The world may soon see a global shortage of condoms, one of the world's largest producers says, as businesses in Malaysia struggle to stay open and running amid a nationwide lockdown put in place to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
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