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

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

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

Britain's Labour Party names Keir Starmer leader

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

China holds national mourning for victims of virus outbreak

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

China's Wuhan marks quiet Tomb-Sweeping Festival

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

Captain Crozier cheered by sailors after dismissal over coronavirus plea

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

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

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

Trump: Probably won't wear CDC-recommended coverings

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

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

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

Soul singer Bill Withers dies at 81

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

Two UK nurses die as coronavirus deaths rise

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

Elderly German-Danish couple meet daily at the border

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

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

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

Corbyn's Brexit chief on track to take Labour helm

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

Pakistan re-arrests men in Daniel Pearl murder case

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

A bird's eye view of the Paris lockdown

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

Are lockdowns working? Google location data says...

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

Disinfection volunteers help Wuhan get back to normal

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

Beating coronavirus at 101

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

Israeli forces seal off ultra-Orthodox town

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

Anger over virus sparks Taiwan identity debate

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

Trump touts Saudi-Russia oil deal to halt price war

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

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

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

Cougars venture into quarantined Santiago for food

Chilean authorities captured a second cougar in little more than a week late Wednesday after the cat was spotted strolling through an upscale suburb of Santiago amid the evening quiet imposed nationwide. Gavino Garay has more.
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Coronavirus-hit cruise ships able to dock in Florida

Coronavirus-hit cruise ships able to dock in Florida

Two Holland America cruise ships with coronavirus patients aboard were finally allowed to dock at a port near Fort Lauderdale, resolving a days-long impasse that drew the attention of President Donald Trump. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor

Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate twice New York's? Obesity is a factor

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City. Doctors, public health officials and available data say the Big Easy's high levels of ob
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Twitter removes accounts linked to governments

Twitter removes accounts linked to governments

The social media company said it took down thousands of accounts linked to governments around the world, accusing them of posting pro-government content.
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"Quarantine life brought my family closer together"

"Quarantine life brought my family closer together"

A photographer based in New York returned to her parents home in Norway for quarantine, and says it's brought her family closer together.
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Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece and Italy after a surge in migrant arrivals from 20
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Virus changes burials of Israelis and Palestinians

Virus changes burials of Israelis and Palestinians

A rising death toll in the coronavirus crisis is forcing a change in Jewish and Muslim burial and mourning traditions in the Holy Land.
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London food banks seeing surge in demand

London food banks seeing surge in demand

As the economic impact of the UK's lockdown continues to bite, food banks in London are experiencing a surge in demand.
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Pakistan commutes death sentence for key figure in Daniel Pearl murder

Pakistan commutes death sentence for key figure in Daniel Pearl murder

The main accused in the murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl is likely to walk free in the coming days, after a Pakistani court commuted his death sentence.
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Medic unions say Spain ignored doctors' warnings

Medic unions say Spain ignored doctors' warnings

Unions representing medical staff in Spain say that the coronavirus crisis there was partly self-inflicted, because the national government ignored warnings from doctors on the ground.
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South Korea allows absentee voting in election

South Korea allows absentee voting in election

About 4,000 patients now receiving treatment can cast their ballot by mail or as an early absentee at the upcoming parliamentary elections, South Korean officials said Thursday.
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'Shoot them dead:' Philippine leader on lockdown violators

'Shoot them dead:' Philippine leader on lockdown violators

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday (April 1) he would not hesitate to have his soldiers shoot dead those who violated coronavirus lockdown measures.
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Australia announces free childcare for six months

Australia announces free childcare for six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday, a subsidy for childcare centres, part of the country's ongoing bid to keep businesses going during the coronavirus pandemic.
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104-year-old veteran's drive-by birthday celebration

104-year-old veteran's drive-by birthday celebration

When Ruth Gallivan couldn't go anywhere for her 104th birthday, she was surprised when her neighbors and friends in San Diego, California brought the party to her front door. Ryan Brooks has more.
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Filipino teen prints face shields for health workers

Filipino teen prints face shields for health workers

Marcus Chu is a 16-year-old student in Manila, where school classes have been suspended amid a citywide lockdown. But Marcus is putting his free time to good use, making face shields for frontline doctors with his 3D printer at home. Gloria Tso has m
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'Look at us today, see yourself tomorrow,' NY Gov. Cuomo warns

'Look at us today, see yourself tomorrow,' NY Gov. Cuomo warns

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday warned that no one is immune from getting the coronavirus, including young people, those in rural areas of the country - and his own brother, Chris, a CNN anchor who revealed one day earlier he tested positive for the virus. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Florida's DeSantis issues coronavirus stay-at-home order

Florida's DeSantis issues coronavirus stay-at-home order

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he would sign an executive order limiting all but essential services for 30 days starting on Thursday night to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, after facing heavy criticism for not issuing a statewide stay
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Riding out the pandemic in Guatemala

Riding out the pandemic in Guatemala

A young woman is riding out the coronavirus in San Pedro La Laguna, who like many other Americans abroad in Latin America are sheltering in place until the number of cases simmers in now global epicenter, the United States.
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Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill

Pelosi wants 'vote by mail' provisions in next stimulus bill

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday she wants to virus-proof the November election by including funding to boost voting by mail in the next pandemic response plan being put together by Democrats in the House of Representatives. Freddie
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How Europe sleepwalked into the COVID-19 crisis

How Europe sleepwalked into the COVID-19 crisis

Before Europe embarked on a scramble for masks, ventilators and testing kits to fight coronavirus, governments told Brussels their healthcare systems were ready and there was no need to order more stocks, EU documents seen by Reuters show. This repor
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World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief

World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief

The COVID-19 pandemic is "the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War," said the United Nations chief on Tuesday.
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UK ramps up health worker testing

UK ramps up health worker testing

Testing of frontline staff will go from the thousands to hundreds of thousands within the coming weeks, Public Health England's Medical Director Yvonne Doyle said on Wednesday.
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Austria makes wearing masks compulsory

Austria makes wearing masks compulsory

From next week, Austrians will be forced to wear a face mask when they do their shopping, despite the World Health Organization being sceptical of the benefits.
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Sweden goes it alone and stays open for business

Sweden goes it alone and stays open for business

While most European countries go into lockdown, Sweden has allowed restaurants, bars and schools to stay open, simply asking citizens to observe social distancing.
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Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus

Japan "on the brink" of emergency as it tries to contain virus

Japan will ban entry to foreigners from 73 countries and ask everyone arriving from abroad to quarantine themselves for two weeks as it struggles to contain the coronavirus.
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Australians embrace furry friends

Australians embrace furry friends

With more Australians staying at home due to stricter confinement rules, some are now turning to adopting and fostering pets as new companions to see out their isolation.
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