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Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 1.5m as UK and US suffer worst daily death tolls17m Updated Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 1.5m as UK and US suffer worst daily death tolls
Boris Johnson still in intensive care but condition improves; virus fears halt Saudi military operations in Yemen; global trade could fall up to a third. Follow the latest updates.
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Your Thursday Briefing19m Updated Your Thursday Briefing
Coronavirus, Bernie Sanders, European Union: Here’s what you need to know.
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23m Italy PM: EU needs to help virus hit countries
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte tells the BBC EU leaders need to rise to the challenge of the pandemic.
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28m Drama out of crisis: Spanish sitcom tackles life in lockdown
Quarantine Diaries focuses on sweeping changes unleashed by coronavirus pandemic
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China’s Coronavirus Battle Is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not.47m Updated China’s Coronavirus Battle Is Waning. Its Propaganda Fight Is Not.
After the pandemic subsides, whether Beijing is praised or pilloried could determine the fate of its ambitions for global leadership.
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Tanya Day inquest: coroner refers death in custody of Aboriginal woman for possible prosecution49m Tanya Day inquest: coroner refers death in custody of Aboriginal woman for possible prosecution
Coroner says prosecutors must determine whether criminal negligence has occurred in death of 55-year-old Yorta Yorta woman’s death A coroner investigating the death in custody of Aboriginal woman Tanya Day has referred the case to the department of public prosecutions to determine whether criminal negligence has occurred. Delivering her findings over livestream on Thursday, coroner Caitlin English said she made the recommendation after considering the evidence surrounding the 55-year-old Yorta Yorta woman’s death.
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Australia coronavirus live update: parliament passes $130bn jobkeeper package and Ruby Princess raided – latest news58m Updated Australia coronavirus live update: parliament passes $130bn jobkeeper package and Ruby Princess raided – latest news
Scott Morrison has described the government’s economic stimulus package as ‘the biggest economic lifeline in Australia’s history’. Follow live
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1h 6m Updated Coronavirus: Ministers to discuss UK lockdown review
Political leaders will evaluate the restrictions, as Boris Johnson spends a fifth day in hospital.
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Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Coronavirus: Live Updates1h 22m Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Coronavirus: Live Updates
The head of the World Health Organization warned that politicizing the coronavirus pandemic would result in “many more body bags.”
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From blocked-off beaches to bench bans: Easter lockdowns around the world1h 28m From blocked-off beaches to bench bans: Easter lockdowns around the world
Authorities have announced measures ranging from the draconian to the quixotic
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Two charged with terror offences over threats to spread coronavirus1h 50m Two charged with terror offences over threats to spread coronavirus
Two people in the US have been charged with terrorism offences after claiming they were intentionally trying to spread COVID-19.
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1h 59m A billionaire will distribute 10 million face masks in vending machines around Hong Kong
Renowned art collector Adrian Cheng has announced plans to distribute millions of surgical face masks free of charge during the coronavirus pandemic, using 35 specially built vending machines placed in various locations around Hong Kong.
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As Coronavirus Hits U.S., Some Expatriates Stay in Africa2h Updated As Coronavirus Hits U.S., Some Expatriates Stay in Africa
With the U.S. now leading the world in Covid-19 cases, its health care system fraying and economy faltering, some Americans abroad see their country in an unsettling light.
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2h Coronavirus: The porous borders where the virus cannot be controlled
People surging unmonitored over borders in a volatile part of the world has sparked dire warnings.
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Saudi Arabia, Hit by Coronavirus, Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen: Live Updates2h Updated Saudi Arabia, Hit by Coronavirus, Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen: Live Updates
With the pandemic striking the inner sanctum of the Saudi royal family, the kingdom says it wants an end to the war that devastated the poorest Arab country.
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Why Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Flourish. And Why It Matters.2h Updated Why Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Flourish. And Why It Matters.
Unseen villains. Top-secret cures. In their quest for reassurance during the pandemic, many people are worsening more than just their own anxiety.
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Three NHS nurses forced to use bin bags diagnosed with Covid 192h Three NHS nurses forced to use bin bags diagnosed with Covid 19
Three nurses from Northwick Park hospital in London who posed last month while wearing protective equipment made from bin bags have been diagnosed with Covid 19.
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More than 200,000 people with dementia living in UK care homes fear being left to coronavirus death2h More than 200,000 people with dementia living in UK care homes fear being left to coronavirus death
Tens of thousands of terrified dementia patients risk being 'abandoned to coronavirus' due to the crisis in care homes, with the Alzheimer's Society now saying at least half of all homes have Covid-19.
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Child sexual abuse victims should not be put off by George Pell decision, experts say3h Child sexual abuse victims should not be put off by George Pell decision, experts say
It would be ‘legally wrong’ to conclude that the high court ruling undermined the point of bringing cases to trial, professor says Victims of child sexual abuse should not be dissuaded from coming forward and reporting perpetrators as a result of the jury conviction of Cardinal George Pell being overturned by the high court, a barrister and professor of law at La Trobe University in Melbourne says. Prof Gideon Boas said he was concerned by those questioning the merit of future cases brought in the criminal or civil jurisdiction based on the Pell ruling.
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3h Updated Linda Tripp, whose tapes were pivotal in Clinton impeachment scandal, dies
Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded her conversations with Monica Lewinsky about the then-intern's relationship with former President Bill Clinton, has died, according to her mother, Inge Carotenuto, and her former attorney, Joseph Murtha.
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Wall Street Rallies as Investors Focus on the Recovery: Live Updates3h Updated Wall Street Rallies as Investors Focus on the Recovery: Live Updates
Live updates on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Mother plied son, 15, with liquid morphine and prescription drugs before he died, inquest hears 3h Mother plied son, 15, with liquid morphine and prescription drugs before he died, inquest hears 
Holly Strawbridge, 34, of Salcombe, Devon, gave a cocktail of drugs and booze to her son Tyler Peck at their family home, causing him to overdose, an inquest found. She is currently serving ten years.
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3h Are minorities being hit hardest by coronavirus?
Statistics show people from ethnic minorities have been hard hit by coronavirus in the US, but what about the UK?
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Briton living in Wuhan reveals joy of freedom after lockdown tainted by draconian security measures3h Briton living in Wuhan reveals joy of freedom after lockdown tainted by draconian security measures
As lockdown in Wuhan is finally lifted, a 32-year-old British expat who has been working in the city for several years sends this vivid despatch on the realities of freedom.
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3h Coronavirus: Passport Office staff told to go back to work
Staff say their lives are being put at risk because of demands they return to work next week.
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Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 7,097 with 938 daily fatalities3h Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 7,097 with 938 daily fatalities
Number 10's deputy chief scientific adviser Professor Angela McLean reassured Britons the coronavirus outbreak was not 'out of control', pointing to the figures showing a drop in hospital admissions.
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3h Coronavirus: Students angry at empty rooms rent charge
Students away from universities shut down by coronavirus want to stop paying rent.
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Virtual council meeting in Somerset is disrupted by trolls4h Virtual council meeting in Somerset is disrupted by trolls
South Somerset District Council has begun to hold virtual meetings via Zoom video calling to allow councillors to make decisions on urgent matters during the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Patients with serious conditions not seeking help to avoid burdening NHS during coronavirus crisis4h Patients with serious conditions not seeking help to avoid burdening NHS during coronavirus crisis
The Daily Mail's Health Editor Sophie Borland examines the frightening trend of British public avoiding NHS treatment, not wanting to be a burden on the system and to avoid catching coronavirus.
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Noel Gallagher is ramping up security at his £8million mansion after stabbings near his former home4h Noel Gallagher is ramping up security at his £8million mansion after stabbings near his former home
Noel Gallagher, 52, has asked his local council to build 6.6ft high gates and install seven CCTV cameras to shield the grounds of his seven-bedroom country mansion in East Hampshire.
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4h Sanders ends 2020 campaign, clears path for Biden
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his bid for the 2020 Democratic Party's presidential nomination on Wednesday. Not only did he lose a second time in a row, but he actually ended up with less support.
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4h Updated Yemen: Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire
The coalition has been fighting against Houthi forces in Yemen since March 2015.
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Ellen criticised after comparing mansion quarantine to jail4h Ellen criticised after comparing mansion quarantine to jail
Ellen DeGeneres has been criticised after comparing quarantine in her multimillion-dollar mansion to "being in jail".
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4h Updated US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign
The decision clears the way for Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee who faces Donald Trump.
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Schools will NOT reopen this month despite reports, Downing Street says4h Schools will NOT reopen this month despite reports, Downing Street says
Downing Street has denied claims that schools could reopen before the end of the month (pictured, an empty classroom at Oldfield Brow Primary School during the lockdown).
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Global trade forecast to fall by up to a third amid Covid-19 pandemic – as it happened4h Global trade forecast to fall by up to a third amid Covid-19 pandemic – as it happened
Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; global cases pass 1.4 million. This blog is now closed.
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Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll4h Updated Coronavirus live news: global trade forecast to fall by up to a third as US sees highest one-day death toll
Scientists predict UK will be worst-hit country in Europe; Trump threatens to stop WHO funding; global cases pass 1.4 million
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Saudi Arabia, Leaders Ailing, Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen5h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Saudi Arabia, Leaders Ailing, Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen
With the pandemic striking the inner sanctum of the Saudi royal family, the kingdom says it wants an end to the war that devastated the poorest Arab country.
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Summer Heat May Not Diminish Coronavirus Strength5h Updated Summer Heat May Not Diminish Coronavirus Strength
A new report, sent to the White House science adviser, says the country should not rely on warm weather to stop contagion.
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Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Coronavirus5h Updated Saudi Arabia Declares Cease-Fire in Yemen, Citing Fears of Coronavirus
If it sticks, the cease-fire would be the first nationwide truce in five years of war in Yemen.
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6h Updated What California is doing right in responding to the coronavirus pandemic
Within weeks of the Grand Princess cruise ship arriving off the California coast -- an early harbinger of the coming coronavirus pandemic -- Gov. Gavin Newsom issued the first statewide mandatory restrictions in the United States.
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Boots to close 60 least-used stores and move pharmacists to busier branches amid coronavirus6h Boots to close 60 least-used stores and move pharmacists to busier branches amid coronavirus
Boots announced today it will be closing 60 of its least-used stores across the UK. 25 London stores will be closed on April 10th and the rest will be closed on April 15th.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Head Says Politicizing Virus Could Lead to ‘Many More Body Bags’6h Coronavirus Live Updates: W.H.O. Head Says Politicizing Virus Could Lead to ‘Many More Body Bags’
The comments from the W.H.O. leader came in response to a broadside from President Trump. Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care.
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Border Force join massive search and rescue mission off Sussex Coast amid surge in crossing attempts6h Border Force join massive search and rescue mission off Sussex Coast amid surge in crossing attempts
Migrants are picked up by a RNLI boat off the coast of Hastings, East Sussex. A huge search and rescue missions has been launched off the Sussex Coast as more migrants attempt to cross to the UK.
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Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing6h Updated Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing
The renewable-energy business is expected to keep growing, though more slowly, in contrast to fossil fuel companies, which have been hammered by low oil and gas prices.
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Coronavirus: 2m pints of milk dumped every day despite shortage7h Coronavirus: 2m pints of milk dumped every day despite shortage
GUY ADAMS: On Monday, Gary Underwood (pictured with his family) got out of bed at 3am to bring in his 100-strong herd of Friesian cows from the fields.
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Live Updates: W.H.O. Head Says Politicizing Coronavirus Could Lead to ‘Many More Body Bags’7h Live Updates: W.H.O. Head Says Politicizing Coronavirus Could Lead to ‘Many More Body Bags’
The comments from the W.H.O. leader came in response to a broadside from President Trump. Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care.
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A survival story to inspire us all: Patient who lived through coronavirus battle praises NHS heroes7h A survival story to inspire us all: Patient who lived through coronavirus battle praises NHS heroes
Hylton Murray-Philipson, 61, of Market Harborough, is given a guard of honour as he leaves Leicester Royal Infirmary hospital after spending 'five days fighting for his life' with the coronavirus.
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7h Gossip: Chelsea hold Coutinho talks, plus more
Chelsea in advanced talks for Coutinho, Man Utd linked with Rodriguez, Besiktas want Hart, plus more.
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NSW police raid Ruby Princess to seize evidence and question crew about coronavirus scandal7h NSW police raid Ruby Princess to seize evidence and question crew about coronavirus scandal
The vessel is expected to remain at Port Kembla for 10 days while 1,040 crew members undergo medical assessments Detectives have raided the Ruby Princess cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members about the docking and disembarkation of passengers in Sydney three weeks ago. The vessel is linked to hundreds of Covid-19 cases and more than a dozen deaths across Australia.
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Live Coronavirus News Updates Across the Globe7h Updated Live Coronavirus News Updates Across the Globe
The comments from the W.H.O. leader came in response to a broadside from President Trump. Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care.
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W.H.O. Chief Warns Against Politicizing the Coronavirus: Live Coverage8h Updated W.H.O. Chief Warns Against Politicizing the Coronavirus: Live Coverage
The comments from the W.H.O. leader came in response to a broadside from President Trump. Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care.
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8h Border Force intercepts four boats in Channel
Border Force officials deal with a series of incidents in the English Channel.
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Pensioner, 84, on lockdown due to the coronavirus is forced to eat old food from her BIN8h Pensioner, 84, on lockdown due to the coronavirus is forced to eat old food from her BIN
The pensioner accidentally locked herself in her west London flat and was unable to go outside for essential food supplies. Officers (pictured) rescued her from the Feltham property.
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8h Coronavirus: Tell us your stories of benefit claims, say MPs
The Work and Pensions Committee says the universal credit system is facing “unprecedented” demand.
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8h In the shadow of coronavirus, Trump seizes chance to carry out a long-desired purge
There was a moment during Monday's coronavirus press briefing when President Donald Trump was asked about a recent government watchdog report about testing shortages in hundreds of hospitals across the US. As the reporter asked her question, a certain phrase triggered a reaction from Trump.
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How Germany is helping other European nations transport COVID-19 patients8h How Germany is helping other European nations transport COVID-19 patients
Colmar, in the east of France, is a stupendously beautiful town.
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W.H.O. Chief Warns Against Politicizing the Coronavirus8h W.H.O. Chief Warns Against Politicizing the Coronavirus
Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care. China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, and other nations are considering easing restrictions.
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8h The conspiracy linking 5G to coronavirus just will not die
As the spread of the coronavirus is proving difficult to contain, so too is the misinformation surrounding it.
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Coronavirus fears grow for indigenous South Americans as teen tests positive8h Coronavirus fears grow for indigenous South Americans as teen tests positive
Fifteen-year-old from Brazil’s Yanomami people is being treated in intensive care unit in Boa Vista hospital
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9h Updated Coronavirus: Fifteen die at care home during pandemic
The people were residents at a 69-bed care home in Luton.
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9h Sanders had multiple conversations with Obama before ending campaign
Analysis: What Sanders did (and didn't) prove by running for president
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Syria Used Chemical Weapons 3 Times in One Week, Watchdog Says9h Updated Syria Used Chemical Weapons 3 Times in One Week, Watchdog Says
An investigative team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons accused the Syrian government of launching three chemical attacks on one village in 2017.
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W.H.O. Chief Warns Against Politicizing the Coronavirus: Live 9h Updated W.H.O. Chief Warns Against Politicizing the Coronavirus: Live
Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care. China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, and other nations are considering easing restrictions.
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9h Updated Lady Gaga apologizes to Jimmy Fallon after awkward interview
Lady Gaga has finally explained her incredibly awkward interview with Jimmy Fallon last week.
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9h Updated Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak
Key maps and charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread around the world and how it is being dealt with.
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Lockdown keeps casualty figure low as Italian bridge collapses9h Lockdown keeps casualty figure low as Italian bridge collapses
Two drivers slightly hurt but fall of 260-metre structure revives memories of Genoa disaster in 2018 A bridge on a normally busy provincial road in northern Italy collapsed on Wednesday but, with virtually no traffic due to the coronavirus lockdown, there were just two casualties who suffered minor injuries. The 260 metre bridge on the SS330 road near the town of Aulla – roughly mid-way between Genoa and Florence – collapsed at 10.25am local time.
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9h Updated Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.
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Live Stock Market Tracker During Coronavirus Pandemic9h Updated Live Stock Market Tracker During Coronavirus Pandemic
Live updates on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Live Updates: W.H.O. Chief Warns Against Politicizing the Virus9h Live Updates: W.H.O. Chief Warns Against Politicizing the Virus
Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care. China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, and other nations are considering easing restrictions.
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9h For delivery workers, the paychecks are bigger than ever. So are the risks
During the coronavirus pandemic, companies like Instacart, Uber Eats and DoorDash have seen a surge in demand. For delivery workers, that means more gigs, more money -- and a greater risk of exposure.
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9h Worst cyclone in years hits South Pacific
Vanuatu has been hit by cyclone Harold, one of the strongest recorded storms to ever hit the tiny Pacific nation.
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9h Coronavirus: Dodgy DIY haircuts spark video tutorials
One council leader had to face Welsh Government ministers with half his head shaved after a disaster.
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Are Adults Living With Parents Making the Pandemic More Deadly?9h Are Adults Living With Parents Making the Pandemic More Deadly?
Social scientists are debating a contentious theory that may help explain why the coronavirus appears to be more deadly in Italy and Spain.
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Essex lorry deaths: driver pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 migrants10h Updated Essex lorry deaths: driver pleads guilty to manslaughter of 39 migrants
Maurice Robinson makes plea after 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in refrigerated truck A lorry driver from Northern Ireland has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants
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10h New US model predicts much higher Covid-19 death toll in UK
British scientists have pushed back against an influential new coronavirus model that predicts the UK will be the worst-hit European country, with a death toll from Covid-19 possibly much higher than previously thought.
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The Lesson We Are Learning From Zoom10h The Lesson We Are Learning From Zoom
The popular app offered the simplest path to videoconferencing in a pandemic. That doesn’t make it the right path to take.
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Coronavirus World: Full Coverage 10h Updated Coronavirus World: Full Coverage
Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care. China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, and other nations are considering easing restrictions.
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10h Trump gave another wildly irresponsible interview to Sean Hannity
Trump downplays questions about social distancing from Pence
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Bernie Sanders: six key policies from his 2020 presidential campaign – video report10h Updated Bernie Sanders: six key policies from his 2020 presidential campaign – video report
Bernie Sanders has formally announced he is suspending his presidential campaign for the 2020 Democratic nomination. Here is a look back at the speeches that outline his views on key issues including the economy, the climate crisis, healthcare, immigration and gun control
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Coronavirus crisis has transformed our view of what’s important | Jonathan Freedland10h Coronavirus crisis has transformed our view of what’s important | Jonathan Freedland
After 100 days of rapid change we now see we can do without celebrities but not shelf-stackers “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” So said Vladimir Ilyich Lenin of the ferment of revolution, but he could just as easily have been talking about the 100 days that have passed since the moment coronavirus officially became a global phenomenon, the day China reported the new contagion to the World Health Organization.
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10h Updated Coronavirus: How England lags behind other UK nations on testing
Official data suggests testing in England has been slower than in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Boris Johnson improving and sitting up in bed, chancellor says10h Boris Johnson improving and sitting up in bed, chancellor says
PM ‘engaging positively’ but still in intensive care, according to update on his condition
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10h Updated Chancellor announces £750m of aid for charities
Rishi Sunak unveils a £750m package to keep charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump Slammed the W.H.O. Over Coronavirus. He’s Not Alone.10h Trump Slammed the W.H.O. Over Coronavirus. He’s Not Alone.
Critics say the World Health Organization was too trusting of China and did not push it on its early missteps. But supporters say the agency’s powers over any government are limited.
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The Guardian view on the politics of generosity: gifts with price tags | Editorial10h The Guardian view on the politics of generosity: gifts with price tags | Editorial
China’s supplies of medical goods have been greeted with cynicism as well as gratitude
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Queensland hospital workers denied promised payrise because of Covid-19 preparations10h Queensland hospital workers denied promised payrise because of Covid-19 preparations
Exclusive: in principle agreement was shelved after Annastacia Palaszczuk announced public sector payrises would be put ‘on hold’
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11h Coronavirus: Tears and worries as a Belfast care home faces the virus
Staff and relatives of residents at a Belfast care home told the BBC about the impact of the virus.
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Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson could be off work for two months11h Updated Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson could be off work for two months
Scientists forecast Mr Johnson would be physically drained from fighting the virus, for which he has received oxygen in St Thomas' Hospital in central London.
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Bernie Sanders, who reshaped US politics, ends 2020 presidential run11h Bernie Sanders, who reshaped US politics, ends 2020 presidential run
Inspirational senator’s youth-led movement pushed for sweeping social change but fell far behind Joe Biden in bid for nomination
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Union calls for cash payment ban on UK buses over coronavirus11h Union calls for cash payment ban on UK buses over coronavirus
Move will reduce risk of infection for drivers during pandemic, says Unite
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11h Updated Coronavirus: Are dentists open during the lockdown?
The British Dental Association says dentists are being bombarded by calls from patients in pain.
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Microloans, Seen as Salvation for Poor Women, Trap Many in Debt11h Updated Microloans, Seen as Salvation for Poor Women, Trap Many in Debt
In Jordan, an unregulated microloan industry offers easy money. But with no way to repay loans, many women end up buried in debt, or in prison.
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11h Government announces aid for charity sector
Rishi Sunak unveils a £750m package to keep charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus Invades Saudi Inner Sanctum11h Updated Coronavirus Invades Saudi Inner Sanctum
More than six weeks after Saudi Arabia reported its first case, the coronavirus is striking at the heart of the kingdom’s sprawling royal family.
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11h Updated Coronavirus: Lockdown in Wales to be extended next week
The lockdown will not be lifted next week, Wales' first minister confirms.
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11h How Doctors Are Treating Covid-19 Patients
We want to hear from the doctors, nurses and health care workers risking their lives to save us from the coronavirus pandemic. What makes you do what you do?
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12h Coronavirus: Chancellor announces aid for charities
Rishi Sunak unveils a £750m package to keep charities afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Eight U.K. Doctors Died From Coronavirus. All Were Immigrants.12h Updated Eight U.K. Doctors Died From Coronavirus. All Were Immigrants.
In a country where anti-immigrant sentiment gave rise to the Brexit movement, Britain’s health care system depends heavily on foreign doctors, who are now on the front lines fighting the epidemic.
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UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak gives government briefing, as death toll reaches 7,097, a record daily rise of 93812h UK coronavirus live: Rishi Sunak gives government briefing, as death toll reaches 7,097, a record daily rise of 938
Boris Johnson sitting up in bed in intensive care, says chancellor, as he announces £750m package for charities
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Nicaragua: anger and fear mount as president stays missing for almost a month12h Nicaragua: anger and fear mount as president stays missing for almost a month
Daniel Ortega was last seen on 12 March, and his absence has sparked worry and confusion as Central America battles coronavirus pandemic He was one of the key leaders of Nicaragua’s revolutionary Sandinista movement that drove the dictatorial Somoza clan from power. But in the battle against coronavirus,
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E.U. Court Rules Poland Must Suspend Disciplinary Panel for Judges12h E.U. Court Rules Poland Must Suspend Disciplinary Panel for Judges
It was another setback for the governing party’s bid to control the courts, which European officials called a grave threat to Poland’s democracy.
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Brexit: UK plan to agree trade deal by December is fantasy, says EU12h Updated Brexit: UK plan to agree trade deal by December is fantasy, says EU
Leaked letter reveals scale of bloc’s inability to function during coronavirus outbreak
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Live Updates: Elite Saudi Hospital Braces for a Wave of Royal Patients12h Updated Live Updates: Elite Saudi Hospital Braces for a Wave of Royal Patients
Up to 150 Saudi royals are infected, while Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, remains in intensive care. China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, and other nations are considering easing restrictions.
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12h Bernie Sanders is out, but these moments will last forever
Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the 2020 race for president. Take a look back at the most memorable moments from his second presidential campaign.
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Migrant children on Greek islands to be flown to Luxembourg12h Migrant children on Greek islands to be flown to Luxembourg
Luxembourg to take in 11 minors after member states and Switzerland pledge to find homes for 1,600 Eleven children trapped on Greek islands will be flown to Luxembourg next week, the first of a
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UK coronavirus live: hospital death toll reaches 7,097, a record daily rise of 93812h UK coronavirus live: hospital death toll reaches 7,097, a record daily rise of 938
Boris Johnson ‘responding to treatment’ in intensive care; Wales to extend lockdown
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12h These are the others who were once in the race
The 2020 Democratic presidential primary field is down to one. Sen. Bernie Sanders has ended his presidential campaign, leaving only former Vice President Joe Biden remaining from the once-crowded pack.
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African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland12h African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland
Highly contagious virus fatal to pigs found close to German border, as illness continues to spread in China An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) was confirmed on Monday on a farm near the village of Więckowice near Poznań in western Poland, less than 150km (93 miles) from the border with Germany.
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12h The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News to go into liquidation
The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News say they cannot survive the impact of the coronavirus epidemic.
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12h Updated Essex lorry deaths: Driver Maurice Robinson admits manslaughter
Maurice Robinson was arrested after the bodies of 39 Vietnamese migrants were found in his lorry.
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12h Bernie Sanders suspends campaign
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for nomination as candidate.
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India Savors a Rare Upside to Coronavirus: Clean Air13h Updated India Savors a Rare Upside to Coronavirus: Clean Air
Delhi residents are stunned by how blue the sky really is as a strict lockdown cuts back drastically on air pollution.
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Scientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours13h Scientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours
Bacterial enzyme originally found in compost can be used to make high-quality new bottles A mutant bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling in hours has been created by scientists. The enzyme, originally discovered in a compost heap of leaves, reduced the bottles to chemical building blocks that were then used to make high-quality new bottles. Existing recycling technologies usually produce plastic only good enough for clothing and carpets.
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Humans living in Amazon 10,000 years ago cultivated plants, study finds13h Humans living in Amazon 10,000 years ago cultivated plants, study finds
Findings from Bolivia show plants were domesticated in region shortly after last ice age The Amazon basin was a hotspot for the early cultivation of plants, with inhabitants having munched on squash and cassava more than 10,000 years ago, researchers have revealed. The team say the new findings from Bolivia offer direct evidence such plants were grown in south-west Amazonia, meaning the region has a claim to join the Middle East, China, south-west Mexico and north-west South America as locations where wild plants were domesticated shortly after the last ice age. The team say the discovery chimes with other clues.
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13h A billionaire art collector will distribute 10 million face masks in vending machines around Hong Kong
Renowned art collector Adrian Cheng has announced plans to distribute millions of surgical face masks free of charge during the coronavirus pandemic, using 35 specially built vending machines placed in various locations around Hong Kong.
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13h Updated China lifts 76-day lockdown in city where Covid-19 began
Wuhan, China has reopened after a 76-day lockdown but some restrictions within the city of 11 million people will remain in place as officials warn that the threat from Covid-19 remains far from over. CNN's David Culver reports.
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Live Updates: Boris Johnson ‘Responding to Treatment’ in I.C.U. for Coronavirus13h Updated Live Updates: Boris Johnson ‘Responding to Treatment’ in I.C.U. for Coronavirus
China ended its lockdown of the city where the pandemic emerged, and other nations consider similar steps. President Trump and other officials are questioning the W.H.O.’s response to the outbreak.
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France and Germany count economic cost of coronavirus crisis13h France and Germany count economic cost of coronavirus crisis
Europe's biggest economies have begun counting the cost to growth from the coronavirus crisis - as leaders across the continent struggle to reach agreement on how to mitigate its impact.
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13h Coronavirus: Fifteen die in care home during pandemic
The people were residents at a 69-bed care home in Luton.
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A third of Brits think the police have gone too far with their lockdown crackdown 14h Updated A third of Brits think the police have gone too far with their lockdown crackdown 
Nearly a third of the public, 32 per cent, back the force's approach to implementing coronavirus lockdown rules but say they have gone too far on occasion
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14h Italy bridge collapse: Two drivers survive
The bridge would normally have been busy but lockdown measures meant there was little traffic.
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Kayleigh McEnany replaces Stephanie Grisham as Trump press secretary14h Kayleigh McEnany replaces Stephanie Grisham as Trump press secretary
Controversial spokesperson for Trump re-election campaign takes over for Grisham, who never held a press briefing Donald Trump has shaken up his communications operation by hiring Kayleigh McEnany, a controversial spokeswoman for his re-election campaign, as his fourth White House press secretary.
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14h Updated World Championships moved to avoid 2022 Commonwealths clash
The 2022 World Athletics Championships is moved forward by three weeks to avoid a clash with the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
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Nurse, 70, who served 44 years with the NHS dies from coronavirus14h Updated Nurse, 70, who served 44 years with the NHS dies from coronavirus
A 'completely dedicated' nurse who served the NHS for 44 years has died from the coronavirus, as its announced a doctor treating patients also succumbed to the disease in London.
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Live Updates: E.U.’s Top Scientist Quits Amid Coronavirus Bailout Logjam14h Live Updates: E.U.’s Top Scientist Quits Amid Coronavirus Bailout Logjam
China ended its lockdown of the city where the pandemic emerged, and other nations consider similar steps. President Trump and other officials are questioning the W.H.O.’s response to the outbreak.
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14h Updated Trump makes misleading claims about WHO, his record on virus
President Donald Trump on Tuesday made inaccurate claims about the World Health Organization and delivered more of the false statements that have become a signature trait of his daily coronavirus briefings.
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14h Updated Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho and a number of players flout social distancing rules
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and a number of his star players have been pictured flouting social distancing regulations by training in a local north London park.
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Coronavirus: NHS staff form guard of honour for patient leaving hospital – video14h Coronavirus: NHS staff form guard of honour for patient leaving hospital – video
A 61-year-old patient has received a guard of honour from the staff at the Leicester Royal Infirmary after recovering from Covid-19.  Hylton Murray-Philipson spent two weeks in the hospital’s intensive care ward after suffering nine days of dry cough and fever
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14h 11 times Donald Trump downplayed the coronavirus
President Donald Trump has consistently underplayed the severity of the coronavirus and its impact on the country over the past few months. And who has comes to his defense? Vice President Mike Pence! Chris Cillizza runs through some of the top moments President Trump has belittled the threat of coronavirus.
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Live World Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic14h Updated Live World Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic
China ended its lockdown of the city where the pandemic emerged, and other nations consider similar steps. President Trump and other officials are questioning the W.H.O.’s response to the outbreak.
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15h UK PM spends second night in intensive care
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care at a London hospital, suffering from coronavirus.
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15h Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps run into privacy issues
Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.
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15h The Heroine of This Korean Best Seller Is Extremely Ordinary. That’s the Point.
“Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982,” a surprise hit when it was published, ignited what Cho Nam-Joo called “a public debate” around gender and inequality.
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15h Updated John Prine, influential singer-songwriter, dies at 73
John Prine, the raspy-voiced singer-songwriter whose homespun, witty and insightful country-folk tunes influenced legions of musicians in a career that spanned five decades, died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was 73.
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15h Coronavirus: Lockdown in Wales to be extended
The lockdown will not be lifted next week, the first minister confirms.
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15h Updated Millions of jobs are at risk as fashion and luxury sales fall off a cliff
The retail industry has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, and much of the destruction has landed on luxury and fashion companies.
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16h Almost 60% of passengers on board Antarctic cruise ship have coronavirus
Australian and New Zealand passengers will be evacuated from a stricken Antarctic cruise ship Thursday, after almost 60% of those on board tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus Pandemic Across the World Live Coverage16h Updated Coronavirus Pandemic Across the World Live Coverage
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spent a second night in intensive care, and China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged.
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16h Clubs to vote on SPFL season plan - but Scottish Premiership decision delayed
SPFL clubs are to vote on whether the Championship, League One and League Two seasons should be ended with final places decided based on points per game.
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Family of four found dead in West Sussex all had shotgun wounds16h Family of four found dead in West Sussex all had shotgun wounds
Bodies of Robert Needham, Kelly Fitzgibbons and their children, age four and two, were discovered on 29 March A family of four including two young children, who were found dead at their home in West Sussex, all suffered shotgun wounds, a coroner has heard. The bodies of Robert Needham, Kelly Fitzgibbons and their children, Ava Needham, four, and Lexi Needham, two, were discovered on 29 March, along with that of their dog.
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Stock Markets on Edge as Grim Economic Data Arrives: Live Updates16h Stock Markets on Edge as Grim Economic Data Arrives: Live Updates
Live updates on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Supermoon shines on lockdown Britain: People across the country look to the skies16h Updated Supermoon shines on lockdown Britain: People across the country look to the skies
Across the country, people have being grabbing cameras and smartphones to try and record the lunar light show, a welcome respite from the coronavirus pandemic.
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16h Updated Coronavirus: Tesco tells people to visit stores to get food
The supermarket says there is "simply not enough capacity" to supply everyone with online shopping.
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Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News to be liquidated and staff laid off16h Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News to be liquidated and staff laid off
Sources say staff have been told parent company has run out of money during UK lockdown The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News are being liquidated and their staff made redundant, according to sources at the outlets, after their parent company ran out of money as the coronavirus pandemic devastates the media industry. While some news outlets have furloughed journalists in the hope of riding out the crisis, sources at the Jewish Chronicle say staff were informed that the parent company had run out of cash and could not continue trading.
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16h Trump is desperately seeking to avoid blame
President Donald Trump has royally screwed up the federal government's coronavirus response, and he knows it. And he's doing what he always does: Instead of fixing any of the many problems he's caused, he's trying to weasel his way out of blame and doing all he can to dodge oversight and responsibility.
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16h Trump says US will have more ventilators than it needs
The US president says he will offer the devices to "desperate" countries fighting coronavirus.
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Top E.U. Scientist Quits Amid Coronavirus Bailout Logjam: Full Coverage16h Top E.U. Scientist Quits Amid Coronavirus Bailout Logjam: Full Coverage
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spent a second night in intensive care, and China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged.
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16h Updated Coronavirus: Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care
Boris Johnson's condition is "stable", No 10 says, as the foreign secretary describes him as a "fighter".
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MPs launch inquiry into potential Chinese asset stripping of UK firms16h MPs launch inquiry into potential Chinese asset stripping of UK firms
Emergency inquiry follows aborted boardroom takeover of Imagination Technologies An emergency Commons inquiry into potential Chinese asset-stripping of UK hi-tech firms has been launched following an aborted Chinese boardroom takeover of Imagination Technologies, a Hertfordshire-based chip designer at the cutting edge of AI and communications technology. The inquiry by the foreign affairs select committee is going ahead even though the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, stepped in to delay the boardroom takeover due to take place at a meeting on Tuesday.
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Stock Markets Slip as Grim Economic Data Arrives: Live Updates16h Updated Stock Markets Slip as Grim Economic Data Arrives: Live Updates
Live updates on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Canadian nursing home reels from death of half its residents16h Canadian nursing home reels from death of half its residents
Facility in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, emerges as one of most tragic stories in country’s struggle against Covid-19
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US briefing: Trump denounces WHO, NY Covid-19 deaths, Wuhan lifts lockdown16h US briefing: Trump denounces WHO, NY Covid-19 deaths, Wuhan lifts lockdown
Wednesday’s top story: Trump tries to shift blame from role in downplaying coronavirus. Plus, first train in 11 weeks departs from former centre of outbreak in China Good morning, I’m Mattha Busby with today’s essential stories.
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16h Updated Today’s News: What You Need to Know
Here's what you need to know.
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16h Updated Coronavirus: More than 9 million expected to be furloughed
New analysis underlines a surge in demand for the government's Job Retention Scheme.
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Eurozone fails to agree on €540bn coronavirus rescue plan17h Eurozone fails to agree on €540bn coronavirus rescue plan
All-night EU talks break up without a deal amid splits over conditions on financial aid
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Live Coronavirus News and Updates17h Updated Live Coronavirus News and Updates
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spent a second night in intensive care, and China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged.
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17h Updated Coronavirus lockdown sees air pollution plummet across UK
Levels of nitrogen dioxide fall by an average 40% on the same period last year.
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Sanity, stability and stress-relief: why our beloved pets have never been more important17h Sanity, stability and stress-relief: why our beloved pets have never been more important
They are time-keepers, normality-bringers and playthings. Here’s the science behind how cats and dogs help support our mental health
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Coronavirus Pandemic: Live International Updates17h Coronavirus Pandemic: Live International Updates
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spent a second night in intensive care, and China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged.
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The truth about self-care: how isolation has changed the way I look after myself17h The truth about self-care: how isolation has changed the way I look after myself
Enforced solitude has been a wake-up call. I have invested time in cooking, rummaging around in nature and connecting with other people
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Mother of bus driver reveals his heartbreaking final words17h Mother of bus driver reveals his heartbreaking final words
EXCLUSIVE: Emeka Nyack, 36, who drove the number four bus in London, died on Saturday after fighting coronavirus for more than two weeks. He had warned about lack of safety precautions.
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Top E.U. Scientist Quits Amid Coronavirus Bailout Logjam: World Coverage17h Top E.U. Scientist Quits Amid Coronavirus Bailout Logjam: World Coverage
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spent a second night in intensive care, and China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged.
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17h Killing Eve: Third season divides critics
Reviewers are in two minds about the third season of the BBC's darkly comic thriller.
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18h Updated The power of family dance parties when the world is falling apart
It took us about three days of social distancing before we decided to permanently relocate our coffee table to the corner.
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Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance18h Updated Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance
A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across Australia Here is our daily roundup of the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. The main stories on Wednesday 8 April are:
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18h Updated Coronavirus: New London bus safety measures after nine worker deaths
Passengers will only be able to use middle-doors on some vehicles but unions call for more action.
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California Reaches Deal on Masks: Live Markets Updates18h Updated California Reaches Deal on Masks: Live Markets Updates
Live updates on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Joan Baez: where to start in her back catalogue18h Joan Baez: where to start in her back catalogue
In the Listener’s digest series, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Today: the first lady of folk-rock
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18h Updated Tesla furloughs staff and slashes salaries as Covid-19 pandemic worsens
Tesla is telling staff to brace for pay cuts and furloughs as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts operations and cripples demand.
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Trump Attacks W.H.O. and Ousts Watchdog for Pandemic Fund18h Updated Trump Attacks W.H.O. and Ousts Watchdog for Pandemic Fund
New York and New Jersey recorded one-day highs for deaths, and voters in Wisconsin cast ballots while trying to exercise proper social distancing.
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Live Updates: Top E.U. Scientist Quits Amid Coronavirus Bailout Logjam18h Updated Live Updates: Top E.U. Scientist Quits Amid Coronavirus Bailout Logjam
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care, and China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic first emerged, after 11 weeks.
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18h John Prine: Bruce Springsteen leads tributes to late singer
The Grammy-winning country-folk singer died aged 73, due to coronavirus complications.
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Wuhan ends coronavirus lockdown – in pictures18h Wuhan ends coronavirus lockdown – in pictures
After 76 days sealed off from the world, the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic began, has opened its doors again. At midnight on Wednesday, authorities allowed residents to leave the city for the first time since 23 January, when
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Local residents SLAM Gordon Ramsay for leaving London and spending lockdown at his beachfront home18h Updated Local residents SLAM Gordon Ramsay for leaving London and spending lockdown at his beachfront home
Villagers are worried Gordon may have brought the virus with him from London and have even threatened to expose his address if he doesn't leave.
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How to meditate when it feels like everything is out of control18h How to meditate when it feels like everything is out of control
Meditation is a practice used by many different cultures to quiet the mind – and could be key to surviving coronavirus quarantine
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18h A clinic in Pennsylvania is bringing the Amish drive-through coronavirus testing for their horse and buggies
A small clinic in central Pennsylvania has set up drive-through coronavirus testing that accommodates horse and buggies for its local Amish and Mennonite communities.
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Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson could be off work for a month19h Updated Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson could be off work for a month
Scientists forecast Mr Johnson would be physically drained from fighting the virus, for which he has received oxygen in St Thomas' Hospital in central London.
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19h Updated Coronavirus lockdown could give online education a lasting boost in India
Schools around the world have closed their doors because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving more than 1.5 billion children stuck at home. While it's a great inconvenience for many, it has created a spike in demand for online learning.
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How a small town reacted when its mayor was caught growing weed19h How a small town reacted when its mayor was caught growing weed
LaDonna Kennedy and husband Randy were devoted to tiny Jamaica, Iowa, but a drug case put the relationship to the test At approximately 4.20pm, the mayor of Jamaica, a town of 217 people in central Iowa, was arrested along with her husband for growing marijuana in their home. Police arrived at their front door without a warrant on 16 January, reportedly in search of an 18-year-old wanted for shooting a woman in nearby Ames.
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Hotels Open as ‘Comforting Refuge’ for Health Care Workers19h Hotels Open as ‘Comforting Refuge’ for Health Care Workers
Hotels, some high-end, that have closed in recent weeks because of the coronavirus have reopened as lodgings for workers on the front line.
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19h Updated Coronavirus: Testing and why it matters
What are the tests for coronavirus and how do they work?
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Airlines lobby to rewrite carbon deal in light of coronavirus19h Airlines lobby to rewrite carbon deal in light of coronavirus
Industry says it is not trying to dodge obligations but that it is a ‘matter of survival’
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Police receive tip off phone calls every five minutes about people flouting coronavirus lockdown19h Police receive tip off phone calls every five minutes about people flouting coronavirus lockdown
Derbyshire's Chief Constable Peter Goodman said his force were experiencing 2,300 calls a day from concerned neighbours and residents alerting them to those who were breaching lockdown.
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Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?19h Updated Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?
Some medical experts said the move amounted to a tacit admission that the approach the country had adopted for months was no longer working.
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19h Your child can become an astronaut and explore space from home with NASA
After a few weeks of coronavirus quarantine, your home and backyard and even your neighborhood may feel a little smaller than it once did -- especially if you have children.
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Pantomime in a mini-parliament – and the jobkeeper package sails through | Malcom Farr20h Pantomime in a mini-parliament – and the jobkeeper package sails through | Malcom Farr
The outcome of the one-day sitting had been settled by breakfast – Labor was never going to block the coronavirus legislation
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All Blair Drummond Safari Park lacks is visitors – in pictures20h All Blair Drummond Safari Park lacks is visitors – in pictures
The seasonal attraction, near Stirling in Scotland, hoped to unveil its new World of Dinosaurs, part of a £1m upgrade for its 50th anniversary, in April. The park had been open for one day (21 March) before the lockdown. Easter and summer are critical in covering its overheads
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20h Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus
Sassy Outwater-Wright has fought off cancer three times in the last 33 years, losing most of her eyesight to a rare form of the disease at the age of three.
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20h Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard launched a virtual camp for kids. Now they are hiring camp counselors
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's brand, Hello Bello, is looking to hire camp counselors for their newly launched virtual kids camp.
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European Finance Ministers Can’t Agree on Coronavirus Bailout: Live Coverage20h Updated European Finance Ministers Can’t Agree on Coronavirus Bailout: Live Coverage
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care, and China ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the city where the pandemic began, after 11 weeks.
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Insurers cut dividends as Bank of England warns on payouts in Covid-19 crisis – business live20h Updated Insurers cut dividends as Bank of England warns on payouts in Covid-19 crisis – business live
Rolling live coverage of business, economics and markets as Aviva, Hiscox and Direct Line cancel payouts, leaving Legal & General isolated
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Civil claims expected against Cardinal George Pell and Catholic church despite acquittal20h Civil claims expected against Cardinal George Pell and Catholic church despite acquittal
Lawyers say the overturning of Pell’s criminal conviction for historical child sexual abuse is unlikely to stop civil lawsuits The high court acquittal of George Pell is likely to be followed by a string of civil claims against the cardinal and the Catholic church from alleged abuse survivors and their families, lawyers say. Pell was freed from Victoria’s Barwon prison on Tuesday after
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20h Ben Stokes: Wisden name England all-rounder leading cricketer in world
Ben Stokes becomes the first Englishman since 2005 to be named Wisden's leading cricketer in the world.
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Donald Trump stokes fresh coronavirus row as Wuhan reopens20h Donald Trump stokes fresh coronavirus row as Wuhan reopens
US president accuses World Health Organization of China bias as New York records its highest daily death toll and Wuhan lockdown eases
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Is Australia flattening the coronavirus curve? Your questions on testing and community transmission answered20h Is Australia flattening the coronavirus curve? Your questions on testing and community transmission answered
Local transmissions have overtaken infections acquired overseas, but Australia is making ‘real progress’ on reducing rate
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