Man gets life in prison for NZ backpacker murder

Man gets life in prison for NZ backpacker murder

A 28-year-old man who murdered a British woman backpacker in New Zealand was handed life imprisonment with a minimum of 17 years behind bars, one of the longest sentences given in a country where serious crime was once considered rare.
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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have posted their last message online before they officially quit as working members of Britain's royal family.
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U.S. judge stops Texas, Ohio, Alabama from curbing abortions

U.S. judge stops Texas, Ohio, Alabama from curbing abortions

Federal judges on Monday blocked officials in Texas, Ohio and Alabama from banning most abortions in those states as part of their orders to postpone surgeries and other procedures deemed not medically necessary during the coronavirus crisis.
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What a drag! Isolated Aussie queen streams show

All dressed up with nowhere to go, Penny Tration a.k.a. Daniel Floyd, is in 14 days compulsory self-isolation after returning from an overseas holiday. She is following the Australian government's guidelines that say anyone retuning from overseas mus
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U.S. doctors enduring verbal abuse on the frontlines

U.S. doctors enduring verbal abuse on the frontlines

On top of grueling hours and non-stop work due to the coronavirus pandemic, doctors in New York, which has the most cases in the United States, have had to deal with being spat on, verbally abused, and more.
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Britain to spend 75 million getting stranded citizens home

Britain to spend 75 million getting stranded citizens home

Britain will spend up to 75 million pounds to get stranded passengers home, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Monday, adding that airlines like British Airways, easyJet and Virgin would help and planes would be chartered where necessary.
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Africa's megacity Lagos braces for two-week lockdown

Africa's megacity Lagos braces for two-week lockdown

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's announcement imposing a 14-day lockdown on sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city triggered a last-minute rush on Monday as people hurried to stock up on food and other supplies. Colette Luke has more.
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Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum

Thieves stole a painting by Vincent van Gogh overnight from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands, its director said on Monday.
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'The watermelons will rot': U.S. visa confusion keeps out agriculture workers

'The watermelons will rot': U.S. visa confusion keeps out agriculture workers

It’s watermelon season in Florida. But as the top U.S. watermelon-producing state prepares for harvest, many of the workers needed to collect the crop are stuck in Mexico, unable to secure visas.
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S.Korea's cram schools bustling amid coronavirus

S.Korea's cram schools bustling amid coronavirus

South Korea's coronavirus outbreak has kept schools shut but has done little to cool the cut-throat education fervour, keeping cram schools bustling with students preparing for university entrance exams as parents fear kids with less-to-do may be mor
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The French prayer meeting that set a virus time bomb

The French prayer meeting that set a virus time bomb

Around 2,500 confirmed cases of the coronavirus have been linked to one prayer meeting in the French city of Mulhouse, contributing to the country's biggest COVID19 cluster.
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Coronavirus strikes at heart of British politics

Coronavirus strikes at heart of British politics

The coronavirus outbreak at the heart of the UK government spread on Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, self-isolating with symptoms just days after the British leader himself tested positive.
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Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

Japan, IOC set July 23 next year for start of delayed Olympics

New dates have been found for the rescheduled Olympic Games, which will now take place in July 2021. The decision was taken last week to postpone the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic, but athletes now have a new 2021 target.
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Lockdowns give Europe's cities cleaner air

Lockdowns give Europe's cities cleaner air

Air pollution has decreased in urban areas across Europe during lockdowns to combat the coronavirus, new satellite images showed on Monday, but campaigners warned city-dwellers were still more vulnerable to the epidemic.
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Harry and Meghan won't be asking for U.S. security support

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Prince Harry and Meghan moved quickly to shut down the possibility of them using American resources to pay for their safety, should they decide to settle in the country. The royals were responding to claims made by U.S. President Trump on Twitter.
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Australia further tightens social distancing measures

Australia further tightens social distancing measures

Australia's two most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria, will begin limiting public gatherings to just two people starting at midnight on Monday (March 30).
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India's poor pushed to live in trees for isolation

India's poor pushed to live in trees for isolation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation's poor for "forgiveness" on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens. Lacking space in their homes, some villagers in India's West Bengal who need to self-
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UK officials say lockdown may last six months

UK officials say lockdown may last six months

UK officials said on Sunday (March 29) that Britons may be subject to some form of lockdown measures for six months or even longer.
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Fauci warns U.S. could face 200,000 coronavirus deaths

Fauci warns U.S. could face 200,000 coronavirus deaths

U.S. deaths from coronavirus could reach 200,000 with millions of cases, the government's top infectious diseases expert warned on Sunday as New York, New Orleans and other major cities pleaded for more medical supplies. Colette Luke has more.
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Cuomo: Trump 'really panicked' NY with quarantine idea

Cuomo: Trump 'really panicked' NY with quarantine idea

After U.S. President Donald Trump walked back the idea he floated a day before about a New York quarantine, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said the president "really panicked" New Yorkers. Gavino Garay has more.
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Syrian refugees face possible coronavirus outbreak in camps

Syrian refugees face possible coronavirus outbreak in camps

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World's biggest glove maker has its hands full

World's biggest glove maker has its hands full

Malaysia's Top Glove, which makes one in five of the world's rubber gloves, says it is overwhelmed by orders amid the coronavirus crisis.
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Italy's small town priest handling death on industrial scale

Italy's small town priest handling death on industrial scale

A parish priest in the town of Seriate in northern Italy explains how he has had to start dealing with death on a scale he could never have imagined since the coronavirus pandemic began.
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