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Stock Markets Slip as Grim Economic Data Arrives: Live Updates22m 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 residents23m 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 lockdown23m 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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24m 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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24m Updated Today’s News: What You Need to Know
Here's what you need to know.
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Supermoon shines on lockdown Britain: People across the country look to the skies26m 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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29m 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 plan32m 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 Updates38m 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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46m 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 important47m 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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India Savors a Rare Upside to Coronavirus: Clean Air49m 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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Coronavirus Pandemic: Live International Updates53m 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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59m 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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The truth about self-care: how isolation has changed the way I look after myself59m 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 words1h 4m 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 Coverage1h 24m 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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1h 26m 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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1h 44m 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 glance1h 47m 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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1h 48m 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 Updates1h 58m 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 catalogue1h 59m 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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2h 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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2h 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 Fund2h 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 Logjam2h 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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Nurse, 70, who served 44 years with the NHS dies from coronavirus2h 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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2h 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 pictures2h 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 home2h 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 control2h 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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2h 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 month2h 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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2h 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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Why Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Flourish. And Why It Matters.2h 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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How a small town reacted when its mayor was caught growing weed2h 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 Workers2h 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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3h 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 coronavirus3h 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 lockdown3h 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?3h 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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3h 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 Farr3h 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 pictures3h 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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3h 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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3h 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 Coverage4h 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 live4h 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 acquittal4h 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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4h 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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4h 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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Donald Trump stokes fresh coronavirus row as Wuhan reopens4h 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 answered4h 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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4h Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast - Premier League managers
Our Match of the Day pundits discuss just who is the best ever Premier League manager?
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4h Alan Shearer: ‘Let Premier League players decide the best way to help’
Premier League players will want to play their part in the fight against the financial effects of coronavirus, says Alan Shearer.
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4h 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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China Ends Lockdown of Coronavirus Epicenter: Live Coverage4h Updated China Ends Lockdown of Coronavirus Epicenter: Live Coverage
The 11 million residents of the central Chinese city of Wuhan were free to leave their homes on Wednesday for the first time in 76 days. Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care, and President Trump threatened to cut funding for the World Health Organization.
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Coronavirus gardening boom overwhelms seed suppliers in New Zealand and Australia5h Coronavirus gardening boom overwhelms seed suppliers in New Zealand and Australia
Some gardeners appear to be stockpiling seeds or planting anything and everything out of panic, suppliers say Some seed suppliers in New Zealand and Australia have pressed pause on trading after being overwhelmed with orders 10 times higher than normal. New Zealanders are halfway through a strict four-week lockdown, in which they are not allowed to leave their homes except to buy essential supplies or to exercise locally. The restrictions are among the toughest in the world, but as a result, new cases of coronavirus have begun to decline.
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Twitter users unite in support of Boris Johnson after PM was moved to intensive care unit5h Updated Twitter users unite in support of Boris Johnson after PM was moved to intensive care unit
NHS workers have joined those urging the Prime Minister to 'get well soon' with photographs of medics holding up signs on wards shared to Twitter.
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5h Quarantine & Chill: The best clips from social media this week
BBC Sport's Liam Loftus takes a look at the funniest and most impressive social media clips from the world of sport.
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5h Updated Coronavirus: Morning update
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning.
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5h Updated Demi Moore, Bruce Willis and their kids post matching pajama pic from isolation
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore are showing us how to self-isolate in style.
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Iranian refugee finally home in Australia after first being refused entry under travel ban5h Iranian refugee finally home in Australia after first being refused entry under travel ban
Amir was stopped in Indonesia on his return from a visit to Turkey and forced on flight back to Europe
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5h Updated Coronavirus: US records highest death toll in single day
More than 1,800 deaths were recorded on Tuesday including that of influential folk singer John Prine.
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5h Updated 60,000-year-old underwater forest uncovered, and it may help pioneer new medicines
Nearly 60,000 years ago, as prehistoric humans just started venturing out of Africa, a forest of cypress trees grew on the banks of a river near the Gulf of Mexico. As the trees grew old, they fell and were buried under sediment. When the sea level rose, the remains of the forest were covered once again.
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5h Updated China lifts 76-day lockdown on Wuhan as city reemerges from coronavirus crisis
China has ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, as the city reemerges from a deadly outbreak that is now raging across the globe.
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5h Updated Passengers to be evacuated from Antarctic cruise ship after almost 60% test positive for 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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Stores in remote Indigenous communities ask city dwellers to stop hoarding5h Stores in remote Indigenous communities ask city dwellers to stop hoarding
Suppliers are struggling to get essentials like toilet paper. ‘We have to supply 5,000 people. Thirty cartons are not enough,’ says one
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Coronavirus in Africa: what happens next?6h Coronavirus in Africa: what happens next?
As Covid-19 creeps across the region, fears mount over how it will unfold. Will a young population help stem the spread of disease, or will it unleash catastrophe on creaking health systems?
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Cyclone Harold batters Fiji on path of destruction through Pacific6h Cyclone Harold batters Fiji on path of destruction through Pacific
The tropical cyclone killed 27 people in Solomon Islands last week and has caused unknown destruction in Vanuatu Cyclone Harold has levelled buildings and caused dangerous flooding across Fiji’s largest island of Viti Levu, after pummelling Vanuatu as a category-five storm on Monday. The tropical cyclone was downgraded to category four before reaching Fijian waters. Fijian authorities ordered people to stay indoors and closed all roads on the island of Viti Levu, which is home to the country’s capital of Suva and the bulk of the Pacific nation’s population.
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Wuhan, Where Coronavirus Emerged, Lifts Lockdown After 11 Weeks: Live Coverage6h Updated Wuhan, Where Coronavirus Emerged, Lifts Lockdown After 11 Weeks: Live Coverage
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care, and President Trump threatened to cut funding for the World Health Organization.
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Trump stokes fresh coronavirus row as Wuhan reopens6h 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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Australia’s coronavirus victims: Covid-19 related deaths across the country6h Updated Australia’s coronavirus victims: Covid-19 related deaths across the country
As the number of cases rises, so does the number of those who have died. Here is a state-by-state list of virus-related fatalities
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China Ends Wuhan Coronavirus Lockdown, but Normal Life is a Distant Dream6h Updated China Ends Wuhan Coronavirus Lockdown, but Normal Life is a Distant Dream
In the city where the coronavirus outbreak was first reported, the reopening of outbound travel won’t end hard times, wariness or confinement.
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‘The NHS needs them’: UK urged to join countries mobilising migrant medics7h ‘The NHS needs them’: UK urged to join countries mobilising migrant medics
As several countries relax immigration rules for medically-trained refugees and migrants in the wake of coronavirus, campaigners are calling for Britain to follow suit
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Coronavirus: 100 days that changed the world7h Coronavirus: 100 days that changed the world
It started with a warning. It turned into a pandemic that has transformed life as we know it A turbulent decade had reached its final day. It was New Year’s Eve 2019 and much of the world was preparing to celebrate.
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7h Updated The Australian architects designing homes to withstand bushfires
With a warming climate making bushfires increasingly likely, Australia's architects say it's more important than ever to design houses that stand a chance against the flames.
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Young Adults, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing an Economic Crisis7h Updated Young Adults, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing an Economic Crisis
Young people who entered this financial downturn with fewer resources than previous generations are enduring pain.
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7h Coronavirus: Wuhan emerges from the harshest of lockdowns
As Wuhan lifts its severe lockdown, there is anger, relief and even defiance from some residents.
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Live Stock Market Tracker During Coronavirus Pandemic7h Updated Live Stock Market Tracker During Coronavirus Pandemic
Live updates on stock market and business news during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus UK: Who will decide when lockdown is lifted?7h Coronavirus UK: Who will decide when lockdown is lifted?
Dominic Raab took charge of Britain's battle against coronavirus on Tuesday as acting Prime Minister - but was warned just to 'hold on to the steering wheel'. 
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7h Updated John Prine, influential singer-songwriter, dies
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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Your Wednesday Briefing7h Updated Your Wednesday Briefing
Coronavirus, Boris Johnson, Wuhan: Here’s what you need to know.
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Wuhan, Birthplace of Coronavirus, Lifts Lockdown After 11 Weeks: Live Coverage7h Updated Wuhan, Birthplace of Coronavirus, Lifts Lockdown After 11 Weeks: Live Coverage
Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care, and President Trump threatened to cut funding for the World Health Organization.
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Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to stop WHO funding as global cases pass 1.4 million7h Updated Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to stop WHO funding as global cases pass 1.4 million
Boris Johnson still in intensive care; Chinese city of Wuhan officially reopens; cases in Africa pass 10,000. Follow the latest updates.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Attacks W.H.O. and Ousts Watchdog for Pandemic Fund8h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: 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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Coronavirus numbers in Australia: how many new cases are there? Covid-19 map, stats and graph8h Coronavirus numbers in Australia: how many new cases are there? Covid-19 map, stats and graph
Is Australia flattening the curve? Look at the graph. We bring together all the Covid-19 confirmed cases, maps, stats and graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get a broad picture of the Australian outbreak and track the impact of government response
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Jakarta to start shutdown as burials, and fears, rise amid coronavirus outbreak8h Jakarta to start shutdown as burials, and fears, rise amid coronavirus outbreak
President Joko Widodo had resisted lockdown measures, but an increase in burials has sparked concerns about undetected cases
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New lab opened at Cambridge University to help Gov reach 100,000-a-day coronavirus testing target 9h New lab opened at Cambridge University to help Gov reach 100,000-a-day coronavirus testing target 
Cambridge University has teamed up with AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline and set up a Covid-19 testing laboratory to help meet the Government's 100,000-a-day target by end of April.
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9h US reports 1,800 virus deaths in a day
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus continued to reach grim milestones, with more than 800 fatalities reported Tuesday in New York City, according to city health officials.
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China Investigates Ren Zhiqiang, Critic of Xi’s Coronavirus Response9h China Investigates Ren Zhiqiang, Critic of Xi’s Coronavirus Response
The decision to investigate the tycoon, Ren Zhiqiang, reflects broad unease in the government about growing criticism of its early efforts to conceal the outbreak.
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9h As hospitals enforce strict rules, parents are using FaceTime to see their newborns
When Shelby Law gave birth to her baby seven weeks early in late March, she and her husband freely visited their newborn in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
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9h Updated The number of fatalities reported Tuesday is a record, but officials offer hope, saying social distancing may be working in some areas
The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus continued to reach grim milestones, with more than 800 fatalities reported Tuesday in New York City, according to city health officials.
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Art dealer couple sell private collection including pieces by Andy Warhol to raise funds for NHS9h Art dealer couple sell private collection including pieces by Andy Warhol to raise funds for NHS
Claire and James Hyman, owners of the Hyman Collection, have begun selling off their private art collection to raise funds for vital medical equipment for the NHS to use in battling coronavirus.
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Trump threatens to hold WHO funding, then backtracks, amid search for scapegoat9h Trump threatens to hold WHO funding, then backtracks, amid search for scapegoat
US president’s early inaction in pandemic has come under renewed scrutiny in recent days as coronavirus death toll grows
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John Prine, US folk and country songwriter, dies aged 7310h John Prine, US folk and country songwriter, dies aged 73
Grammy-winning songwriter beloved of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash died on Tuesday, due to complications from the coronavirus John Prine, the US folk and country singer beloved of Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and more, has died aged 73 due to complications from Covid-19.
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10h Updated Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today
China eased its lockdown of Wuhan, and Wisconsin went on with its elections.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Threatens to Cut Funding for World Health Organization10h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Threatens to Cut Funding for World Health Organization
New York and New Jersey recorded one-day highs for deaths, and voters in Wisconsin tried to exercise proper social distancing as they headed to the polls.
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10h Israeli man charged with spying for Iran
The man is accused of meeting members of Iran's intelligence to recruit people to carry out attacks.
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Australian Kookaburra is spotted in Devon garden 10,000 miles from his usual old gum tree10h Australian Kookaburra is spotted in Devon garden 10,000 miles from his usual old gum tree
Retired police officer and local bird expert Daniel Lazar received several emails and calls from neighbours about unusual bird sightings in Membury, Devon.
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10h Updated British PM receives oxygen treatment
Dr. Gupta on what this means for UK PM
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A third of Brits think the police have gone too far with their lockdown crackdown 10h A third of Brits think the police have gone too far with their lockdown crackdown 
Half of the public support the force's approach to implementing coronavirus lockdown rules such as social distancing measures in the UK, a third believe their handling has been too strict.
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Boris Johnson could be off work at least a month10h Boris Johnson could be off work at least 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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Trump threatens to cut off US funding to World Health Organisation10h Trump threatens to cut off US funding to World Health Organisation
Donald Trump has threatened to cut off US funding to the World Health Organisation - accusing it of "missing the call" on the coronavirus pandemic.
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Labour mayor is kicked out of the party for Boris Johnson coronavirus post10h Labour mayor is kicked out of the party for Boris Johnson coronavirus post
Councillor Sheila Oakes, who is currently mayor of Heanor in Derbyshire, said the Prime Minister 'completely deserves' his intensive care battle with coronavirus.
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Mother-of-five, 39, who died of coronavirus leaves behind 13-year-old miracle quadruplets11h Updated Mother-of-five, 39, who died of coronavirus leaves behind 13-year-old miracle quadruplets
Shabnum Sadiq, who worked as 'dedicated' Slough Borough Councillor representing the Labour party, died on Monday following Covid-19 complications after falling ill on a trip to Pakistan.
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11h Updated How two artistic giants became friends
Frustrated, Frida Kahlo was finding that none of the letters she was writing felt quite right, and she tore them up, one by one. The young Mexican artist was penning a note to Georgia O'Keeffe -- an artistic rock star nearly twice her age, whom she'd befriended while living briefly in New York about a year before. "I can't write in English all I would like to tell, especially to you," reads the two-page letter Kahlo ultimately deemed worthy of sending. "I thought of you a lot and never forget your wonderful hands and the color of your eyes. I will see you soon."
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11h Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show
Breathtaking images capture the spectacular lunar event in the skies above Europe.
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11h Keep cats indoors during outbreak, vets recommend
Vets stress that pets pose little to no risk to their owners but recommend keeping cats indoors.
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‘What Rhymes With Purell?’ Franglais Rappers Push Language Boundaries in Quebec12h Updated ‘What Rhymes With Purell?’ Franglais Rappers Push Language Boundaries in Quebec
Critics in Montreal say hip-hop artists mixing French and English are threatening the future of the French language in the majority Francophone province.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Threatens to Withhold Funding for World Health Organization12h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Threatens to Withhold Funding for World Health Organization
New York and New Jersey each recorded one-day highs for deaths, and voters in Wisconsin waited in long lines at the polls.
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12h Job Retention Scheme may cost three times initial estimate
The UK's Job Retention Scheme may cost £30-40bn over three months, according new analysis
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Can I get tested for coronavirus in Australia? A state-by-state breakdown12h Updated Can I get tested for coronavirus in Australia? A state-by-state breakdown
Each state and territory has different rules about Covid-19 tests, from random testing in the ACT to hotspot clinics in NSW and Queensland
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12h Coronavirus: The impossibility of home-schooling a nation
Two weeks after the school shutdown, are parents and teachers lowering expectations?
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12h Covid-19 death rate rises in counties with high air pollution, study says
A new study maps long-term air pollution levels with death rates from Covid-19 and finds those of us who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to die from the disease.
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12h Coronavirus: Discarded disposable gloves on the street
Photographer Dan Giannopoulos on the discarded disposable gloves he has been finding on his daily walk.
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12h Coronavirus: The Italians struggling to feed their families
A month into Italy's strict lockdown, some people are so short of money they can no longer afford food.
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12h Coronavirus: How do you celebrate a religious festival while social distancing?
Religious leaders are adapting to Passover, Easter and Ramadan under coronavirus lockdown.
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12h Coronavirus: Mental health hotline for NHS staff
Health workers can call or text the free number to get support and advice during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in intensive care as confirmed cases in Africa pass 10,00012h Updated Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson in intensive care as confirmed cases in Africa pass 10,000
UK foreign secretary to lead country; Japan declares state of emergency; China reports no deaths from Covid-19
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12h Coronavirus: Have the Brits stranded abroad got home yet?
The government pledged to help UK nationals stuck abroad, so how many have managed to get back?
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13h Updated Jimmy Greaves: Former England, Spurs, Chelsea & West Ham striker admitted to hospital
Former England, Tottenham, Chelsea and West Ham striker Jimmy Greaves is being treated in hospital for an unspecified illness.
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Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy Deemed ‘Essential Workers’ in New Zealand13h Updated Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy Deemed ‘Essential Workers’ in New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern, the country’s prime minister, made the announcement on Monday.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: N.Y. Posts Its Largest Daily Death Toll, and Trump Effectively Ousts Relief Funds’ Watchdog13h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: N.Y. Posts Its Largest Daily Death Toll, and Trump Effectively Ousts Relief Funds’ Watchdog
The acting Navy secretary quit after an uproar over his response to a shipboard outbreak. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China ended the lockdown in Wuhan.
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14h Updated Coronavirus: Doctor in his 70s at Kingston Hospital dies
Dr Anton Sebastianpillai dies at Kingston Hospital, south-west London, after contracting coronavirus.
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14h Notoriously smoggy LA has some of the cleanest of any major city right now
The mental image many people have of the Los Angeles skyline is one obscured by smog, with thick air pollution hanging over its downtown buildings.
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Wisconsin voters go to the polls in controversial election15h Updated Wisconsin voters go to the polls in controversial election
Presidential and local elections proceed after governor tried to cancel in-person voting due to coronavirus, and was overruled by state supreme court Wisconsin voters went to the polls on Tuesday, to cast ballots amid a global pandemic after a
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Passover Under Coronavirus Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals15h Updated Passover Under Coronavirus Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals
Why is this night different from all other nights? Israelis celebrate a festival of freedom under isolation and shelter-in-place orders.
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Ecuador’s Former President Convicted on Corruption Charges15h Updated Ecuador’s Former President Convicted on Corruption Charges
The outcome of Rafael Correa’s closely watched trial is likely to affect Ecuador’s political landscape for years to come.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Relief Funds15h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Relief Funds
New York records its highest daily death toll. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China ended a lockdown in Wuhan, the city where the virus first appeared.
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Mark Sedwill: the securocrat steering Dominic Raab through Covid-19 crisis16h Mark Sedwill: the securocrat steering Dominic Raab through Covid-19 crisis
Supporters of cabinet secretary say his role will be crucial as foreign secretary deputises for Boris Johnson
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16h 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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Oil Companies Are Collapsing Due to Coronavirus, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing16h 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 Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Virus Relief Funds16h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousts Top Watchdog for Virus Relief Funds
New York records its highest daily death toll. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China ended a lockdown in Wuhan, the city where the virus first appeared.
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The Krays named their boa constrictor Read – after the man who would nail them17h The Krays named their boa constrictor Read – after the man who would nail them
Sunny and modest, detective Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read was admired by criminals and colleagues alike
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17h Updated Coronavirus: What is the risk to men over 50?
While most people will have mild symptoms and recover quickly, some are more prone to getting sick.
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17h Updated Coronavirus: Paris bans daytime outdoor exercise
France's new restriction on exercise in the capital comes as the death toll rises above 10,000.
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17h Updated Canadian GP becomes ninth race off amid coronavirus crisis
The Canadian Grand Prix becomes the latest Formula 1 race to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
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With Coronavirus Symptoms, Boris Johnson Is Moved to Intensive Care in Hospital17h Updated With Coronavirus Symptoms, Boris Johnson Is Moved to Intensive Care in Hospital
The prime minister is in a debilitating battle after contracting a virus he initially viewed with characteristic nonchalance.
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Nurse, 21, says she has already written her will as she fears for her life on coronavirus frontline 17h Updated Nurse, 21, says she has already written her will as she fears for her life on coronavirus frontline 
Kate O'Flaherty from Dublin said it is 'ridiculous how nurses are just expected to sacrifice their lives for the greater good' and for 'close to minimum wage'.
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17h Updated Why some people of color fear wearing homemade masks
Why Trump doesn't want to wear a mask How to make your own mask
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To Fight Coronavirus, U.K. Asked for Some Volunteers. It Got an Army.17h Updated To Fight Coronavirus, U.K. Asked for Some Volunteers. It Got an Army.
More than 750,000 people are pitching in to help older and more vulnerable Britons, helping dispel the discord of the Brexit era.
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17h WhatsApp tightens limits on message forwarding to counter coronavirus misinformation
WhatsApp is trying to stem the rapid spread of coronavirus misinformation by placing new limits on the number of times a forwarded message can be shared simultaneously.
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Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded17h Updated Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded
The Spanish epidemic has become a painful example of the tendency of one government after another to ignore the experiences of countries where the virus has already struck.
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More than 2,000 medical students are graduating early to help the NHS battle coronavirus pandemic17h Updated More than 2,000 medical students are graduating early to help the NHS battle coronavirus pandemic
Some 2,213 new junior doctors - more than a third of those eligible nationwide - have already signed up to join the frontline fight ahead of schedule, and hundreds could start as soon as next week.
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Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 6,227 after jump of 854 in a day17h Updated Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 6,227 after jump of 854 in a day
NHS England confirmed the deaths of a further 758 COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, while the devolved authorities announced 28 fatalities across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
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Coronavirus: Scientists predict UK worst-hit, with 66,000 deaths18h Updated Coronavirus: Scientists predict UK worst-hit, with 66,000 deaths
Researchers at the University of Washington say approximately 151,680 people are likely to die from the virus across Europe - and more than 44 per cent of these deaths will be in Britain alone.
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Six most common Universal Credit questions answered18h Updated Six most common Universal Credit questions answered
From whether you can apply for Universal Credit if you're self-employed to whether you should apply for benefits or sick pay, Citizens Advice answers six of the most common benefits questions.
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18h Updated We Can Still Travel — With Photoshop and a Dream
There’s little choice now but to stay grounded because of the coronavirus, but avid travelers are devising creative and meaningful ways to celebrate the vacations they have had to cancel.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousted Top Watchdog for Virus Relief Funds18h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Effectively Ousted Top Watchdog for Virus Relief Funds
New York records its highest daily death toll. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China ended a lockdown in Wuhan, the city where the virus first appeared.
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Give foreign nationals in NHS indefinite leave to remain, say MPs18h Give foreign nationals in NHS indefinite leave to remain, say MPs
Priti Patel urged to allow workers and their families right to stay in UK in honour of role in coronavirus fight
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ABC backs its reporting on George Pell after Andrew Bolt accuses it of a witch-hunt18h ABC backs its reporting on George Pell after Andrew Bolt accuses it of a witch-hunt
News Corp columnists and other Pell supporters say the national broadcaster conducted a ‘crusade’ against the cardinal The ABC has backed its journalists and its reporting on George Pell after the cardinal’s release from jail prompted a spate of attacks on the national broadcaster by Pell supporters. Minutes after Pell’s
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NSO Group points finger at state clients in WhatsApp spying case18h NSO Group points finger at state clients in WhatsApp spying case
In court filing, Israeli spyware company says it does not operate technology it provides
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China Investigates Tycoon Who Criticized Xi’s Response to Coronavirus18h China Investigates Tycoon Who Criticized Xi’s Response to Coronavirus
The decision to investigate the tycoon, Ren Zhiqiang, reflects broad unease in the government about growing criticism of its early efforts to conceal the outbreak.
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With Boris Johnson in Intensive Care, U.K. Faces a Leadership Quandary18h Updated With Boris Johnson in Intensive Care, U.K. Faces a Leadership Quandary
Lacking a written constitution, Britain has no codified order of succession for prime minister. For now, the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, will take the reins.
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Passover Under Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals19h Updated Passover Under Lockdown: Israeli Jews Revise the Rituals
Why is this night different from all other nights? Israelis celebrate a festival of freedom under isolation and shelter-in-place orders.
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Hope for Spain as plateau in deaths and cases appears to take hold19h Hope for Spain as plateau in deaths and cases appears to take hold
The number of people dying and testing positive for coronavirus in Spain appears to begin to plateau. 
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19h Coronavirus: Evening update as Queen wishes Boris Johnson well
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this evening.
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19h Updated First four Classics of season postponed, as Royal Ascot may be behind closed doors
Racing's first four Classics of the season are postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic while Royal Ascot will not "take place as an event open to the public".
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Afghan Prisoner Swap Hits Wall as Taliban Pull Out of Talks19h Afghan Prisoner Swap Hits Wall as Taliban Pull Out of Talks
Discussions with insurgents in Kabul unraveled as Afghan officials refused to include senior Taliban commanders in the first batch of prisoners to be released.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: New York Sees Its Highest Daily Death Toll19h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: New York Sees Its Highest Daily Death Toll
A senior White House official warned the Trump administration in January that a pandemic would cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China reported its first day since January with no deaths.
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Cressida Dick says police will force sunbathers to move on amid coronavirus lockdown19h Updated Cressida Dick says police will force sunbathers to move on amid coronavirus lockdown
Today, officers were seen patrolling Greenwich Park in south London where hundreds flocked to enjoy the sun on the weekend, prompting Number 10 to yesterday confirm that sunbathing was banned.
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19h Updated Grisham out as West Wing press secretary without having held a briefing
Trump angrily lashes out when confronted with critiques of virus response The question Trump wouldn't let Fauci answer
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19h 5-year-old dies after being caught in drive-by shooting while making TikTok videos with dad
When the bullets rang out, 5-year-old Jordan Allen Jr. was on the balcony of his Houston apartment stuck at home because of social distancing and he and his father were making TikTok videos.
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Kayleigh McEnany replaces Stephanie Grisham as Trump press secretary – report19h Kayleigh McEnany replaces Stephanie Grisham as Trump press secretary – report
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 spokesperson for his re-election campaign, as his fourth White House press secretary, according to multiple media reports. She replaces Stephanie Grisham, who
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19h Updated Ex-Fifa executives accused of bribes over World Cup votes
Former Fifa executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup, according to US prosecutors.
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Number 10 thanks Trump for his offer of experimental coronavirus treatment for Boris Johnson19h Updated Number 10 thanks Trump for his offer of experimental coronavirus treatment for Boris Johnson
The President had offered Boris Johnson support after hearing he had been taken to intensive care in London due to coronavirus symptoms. The PM is understood to remain in 'good spirits'.
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Coronavirus: Alarm over number of deaths among black people in US19h Coronavirus: Alarm over number of deaths among black people in US
Alarm is growing over the number of coronavirus deaths among people of colour across the US.
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Coronavirus survivors give Boris Johnson a message of hope as Prime Minister taken to intensive care19h Updated Coronavirus survivors give Boris Johnson a message of hope as Prime Minister taken to intensive care
Two men who survived time on intensive care wards for coronavirus have shared their experiences. Matt Dockray and Andrew Hodge appeared on Good Morning Britain as Boris Johnson remains in hospital today.
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Mother suffering from coronavirus dies during labour at London hospital - but medics save her child19h Updated Mother suffering from coronavirus dies during labour at London hospital - but medics save her child
The mother, who had gone into labour at the Whittington Hospital in North London had coronavirus but her cause of death has not yet been determined.
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Chad’s Ex-President, Sentenced to Life, Given Temporary Reprieve From Prison20h Updated Chad’s Ex-President, Sentenced to Life, Given Temporary Reprieve From Prison
Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad who was convicted of crimes against humanity, was freed from his prison cell for 60 days for humanitarian reasons.
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Father is fined £480 because police caught his SON flouting coronavirus lockdown rules20h Father is fined £480 because police caught his SON flouting coronavirus lockdown rules
West Midlands Police said the fine could be doubled and reach as much as £960 if the teenager continues to go outside without good reason. Pictured: Police enforcing the lockdown in London.
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Coronavirus UK: 750,000 NHS volunteers start work today20h Updated Coronavirus UK: 750,000 NHS volunteers start work today
Gary Millard from Bristol announced his first day as a NHS volunteer on social media by posting a picture of himself with a towel styled as a cape. He said he was 'ready to help our NHS heroes'.
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NHS medic tells of her horror at shifting 40 coronavirus bodies20h NHS medic tells of her horror at shifting 40 coronavirus bodies
Podiatry assistant Sally Goodright said staff at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, West London , are 'so overwhelmed with deaths that they can't cope'.
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20h Harry and Meghan launching new charitable organization called Archewell
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revealed plans to launch a charitable organization called Archewell.
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Dying coronavirus patient in Manchester called for his family before dying alone, says father-of-two20h Dying coronavirus patient in Manchester called for his family before dying alone, says father-of-two
Craig-Farley-Jones spent six days in Tameside General Hospital with Covid-19. He's now recovering at home in Hyde but says memories of a man calling for his family as he died will haunt him forever.
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Reality bites: Big Brother contestants emerge to a world transformed20h Reality bites: Big Brother contestants emerge to a world transformed
People on international game show leave TV isolation to find much changed by coronavirus
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20h Jeff Bezos tops Forbes list of billionaires, again
Not even a nearly $40 billion divorce can topple Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos from being the world's richest person.
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Acting Navy Secretary, Thomas B. Modly, Slams Fired Captain as ‘Stupid’20h Updated Acting Navy Secretary, Thomas B. Modly, Slams Fired Captain as ‘Stupid’
Thomas B. Modly addressed the crew of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt in a speech that one crew member described as “whiny, upset, irritated, condescending.”
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20h First four Classics of season postponed, including Derby
Racing's first four Classics of the season - including the Derby at Epsom - have been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Care home operators ask army and GPs to tackle coronavirus deaths20h Care home operators ask army and GPs to tackle coronavirus deaths
Large clusters of deaths emerged at residential homes in Scotland
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ASOS clothes factory is producing up to 5,000 scrubs a week for frontline NHS staff20h ASOS clothes factory is producing up to 5,000 scrubs a week for frontline NHS staff
Fashion Enter, in north London, has switched it production line in order to fuel the increasing demand for personal protective equipment for NHS staff amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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George Pell Freed After Australian Court Overturns Sex Abuse Conviction20h Updated George Pell Freed After Australian Court Overturns Sex Abuse Conviction
The cardinal was the highest-ranking Roman Catholic leader ever found guilty of sexually abusing children.
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Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic20h Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic
Rare hole is result of low temperatures in atmosphere and is expected to disappear
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Lockdowns Show Signs of Working, but New Challenges Emerge20h Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Lockdowns Show Signs of Working, but New Challenges Emerge
A senior White House official warned the Trump administration in January that a pandemic would cost millions of lives and trillions of dollars. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, remains in intensive care. China reported its first day since January with no deaths.
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20h The incredible battle against a vicious disease
Fergus Walsh is humbled by the astonishing dedication of NHS staff on the coronavirus front line.
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20h Updated F1 team Mercedes to deliver 10,000 breathing aids to the NHS to help care for coronavirus patients
The Mercedes Formula One team will begin delivery of up to 10,000 new breathing devices to the British National Health Service (NHS) this week to help fight coronavirus, the team announced on Tuesday.
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Traffic police are ridiculed for trying to catch speeding drivers on an EMPTY A-road20h Traffic police are ridiculed for trying to catch speeding drivers on an EMPTY A-road
Heavy-handed cops were spotted trying to catch speeding motorists - on an empty A-road. The speed trap was in place on the A3 at Tibbet's Corner, in Wimbledon, south London.
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Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read obituary20h Leonard ‘Nipper’ Read obituary
Metropolitan police detective who brought the Kray twins to justicePosted to Leman Street in the East End of London in 1964, the police detective Leonard “Nipper” Read, who has died aged 95, was asked whether there was any reason he should not head a team to look into the activities of the Kray twins,
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Devastated mother, 40, tells of finding 15-year-old son dead during lockdown20h Devastated mother, 40, tells of finding 15-year-old son dead during lockdown
Talented kickboxer Kian Southway, from Rhondda, South Wales, told his mother he wanted to 'fast forward it all' when social distancing rules were brought in.
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Coronavirus: The Queen thanks NHS nurses, midwives and healthcare workers20h Coronavirus: The Queen thanks NHS nurses, midwives and healthcare workers
The Queen praised health workers for their 'vitally important roles to protect and improve the health and well-being of people across the Commonwealth' in a message to mark World Health Day today.
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21h Teenager diagnosed with coronavirus gives birth to baby girl in Cameroon
Doctors in Cameroon helped a 19-year-old, who tested positive for coronavirus, safely deliver a baby girl.
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Boris Johnson Hospitalized as Queen Urges British Resolve in Face of Epidemic21h Updated Boris Johnson Hospitalized as Queen Urges British Resolve in Face of Epidemic
Soon after Queen Elizabeth’s rare speech, the government said the prime minister, who is infected with coronavirus, had been admitted for tests.
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