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    Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to curb virus spread

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:19am on April 03, 2020

    Thailand will introduce a six-hour night curfew in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus, authorities said Thursday, warning anyone who breached the order faced a two-year jail term...

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    China county in lockdown as fears grow over second wave of virus

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:17am on April 03, 2020

    A Chinese county of around 600,000 residents has gone into lockdown after a woman who visited the area tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring concerns over a second wave...

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    UN’s COP26 climate summit postponed

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:11am on April 03, 2020

    The UN’s COP 26 climate change summit due to take place in the Scottish city of Glasgow in November has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the British government said...

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    Thousands download coronavirus tracking app in Austria

    Agence France-Presse . Vienna | Updated at 12:00am on April 03, 2020

    Thousands of people in Austria have downloaded an app to help track their contacts touted as a way to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, the Austrian Red Cross said Thursday...

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    Pakistan overturns convicted man’s death sentence

    Agence France-Presse . Karachi | Updated at 11:57pm on April 02, 2020

    A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the death sentence for British-born militant Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who had been convicted in the 2002 killing of American journalist Daniel Pearl...

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    Kuwait actress wants foreigners to be ‘kicked out’

    Agence France-Presse. Kuwait City | Updated at 09:54pm on April 02, 2020

    A famous Kuwaiti actress has sparked a furore by calling for expatriates to be expelled from the oil-rich nation so that locals can be sure of having a hospital bed if they fall ill with coronavirus.

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    Media layoffs grow, industry pleads for relief

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:46am on April 03, 2020

    The ailing news industry, struggling during a pandemic-induced economic slump, is pressing for new government relief as media outlets scramble to keep covering the health crisis. News outlets have begun...

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    Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:43am on April 03, 2020

    President Donald Trump cast doubt on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report, accused Beijing of a cover...