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    Up to 2 years in jail for spitting on police in Belgium

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 09:33pm on March 31, 2020

    Another sign of the times under coronavirus: spitting on a police officer in Belgium now carries punishment of up to two years in prison, seen...

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    102-year-old woman recovers from COVID-19

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 03:44pm on March 31, 2020

    A 102-year-old woman has recovered from coronavirus in the northern Italian city of Genoa after spending more than 20 days in hospital, doctors who treated...

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    Two-fifths of global population staying home

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:28pm on March 31, 2020

    The tough measures that have confined some two-fifths of the globe’s population to their homes were broadened, despite slivers of hope in stricken Italy and...

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    Harry, Meghan formally quit royal life

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:58pm on March 31, 2020

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as they start a controversial new...

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    Moscow under lockdown as global cases top 7 lakh

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:43pm on March 30, 2020

    Russia’s capital became the latest world city to impose a coronavirus lockdown on Monday as declared cases globally topped 727,080 and the planet braced for...

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    UK lockdown could last six months

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:06pm on March 30, 2020

    Life in locked-down Britain may not return to normal for six months or longer as it battles the coronavirus outbreak, a top health official warned...

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    German minister commits suicide over ‘virus crisis worries’

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Updated at 12:04am on March 30, 2020

    Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming ‘deeply worried’ over how to cope with the economic fallout...

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    Europe, US coronavirus deaths surge

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:09pm on March 29, 2020

    The global coronavirus death toll surged past 30,000 over the weekend as Europe and the United States endured their darkest days of the crisis. A...

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    Saudi intercepts missiles over curfew-locked Riyadh

    Agence-France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 10:00pm on March 29, 2020

    Saudi air defences intercepted ballistic missiles over Riyadh and a city on the Yemen border late Saturday, leaving at least two civilians wounded in the...

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    France steps up coronavirus evacuations

    Agence France-Presse . Nancy, France | Updated at 09:57pm on March 29, 2020

    France staged Sunday its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units...

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