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    UN adopts resolution calling for cooperation

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:49pm on April 03, 2020

    The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for ‘international cooperation’ and ‘multilateralism’ in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body...

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    Putin prolongs coronavirus work shutdown

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:44pm on April 03, 2020

    President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday the extension of a non-working period in Russia to slow the spread of the coronavirus until April 30 as cases spike. ‘I’ve taken a decision to extend the period of...

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    Democrats postpone convention till Aug 17

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:42pm on April 03, 2020

    Democrats on Thursday postponed their national convention until August 17 over the coronavirus pandemic, the latest convulsion in a US presidential primary process already suffering...

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    North Korea insists it is free of coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:38pm on April 03, 2020

    North Korea remains totally free of the coronavirus, a senior health official in Pyongyang has insisted, despite mounting scepticism overseas as known cases of infection topped one million...

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    Canada FM slams disinformation

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 11:36pm on April 03, 2020

    Canadian foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne after a NATO meeting on Thursday slammed coronavirus disinformation campaigns spread by state actors, of which Russia has been...

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    Ecuador gathers scores of bodies

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 11:33pm on April 03, 2020

    Troops and police in Ecuador have collected at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the country’s most populous city Guayaquil amid warnings that as many as 3,500 people could die of the...

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    China to hold national mourning

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:29pm on April 03, 2020

    China will hold a national mourning event on Saturday to commemorate those who died in its fight against the deadly coronavirus, including 14 frontline workers. Starting at 10 am, all people nationwide will observe...

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    Trump co tries to delay loan payments

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:27pm on April 03, 2020

    US president Donald Trump’s family company is asking creditors such as Deutsche Bank if it can delay loan payments as the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic deepens, The New York Times...

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    US, Spanish deaths surge as world virus toll breaks 54,000

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 04:46pm on April 03, 2020

    The number of confirmed coronavirus deaths accelerated past 54,000 on Friday as the United States, Spain and Britain grappled with their highest tolls yet and the world economy took...

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    Man shot dead for flouting lockdown in Nigeria

    Agence France-Presse . Warri | Updated at 03:54pm on April 03, 2020

    A Nigerian man has been shot dead for allegedly flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police and a lawmaker said...