Newmont to become largest gold producer

Newmont to become largest gold producer

Newmont Mining said it will buy smaller rival Goldcorp for 10 billion, becoming the world's biggest gold producer, just as gold reserves are declining.
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An Australian state launched a criminal investigation on Sunday (April 5) into how thousands of passengers were permitted to get off a cruise ship in Sydney last month despite many experiencing flu-like symptoms.
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Drive-in churches: S. Korea's faithful stay socially distant

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U.S. President Donald Trump defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year
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Britain's Labour Party names Keir Starmer leader

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China holds national mourning for victims of virus outbreak

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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

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Two UK nurses die as coronavirus deaths rise

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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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