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    Celebrities hit by the coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:40pm on April 07, 2020

    From world leaders and royalty to musicians, sports stars and actors, the coronavirus has hit millions around the world, including the rich and famous. Here is a roundup of high-profile figures who have...

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    NY governor extends lockdown till April 29

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 03:52pm on April 07, 2020

    New York governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday extended a shutdown in the epicentre of America’s deadly coronavirus pandemic till April 29...

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    Body of Kennedy’s missing grand-niece recovered

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:27pm on April 07, 2020

    The body of John F Kennedy’s grand-niece who disappeared during a canoe trip with her young son was recovered Monday, United Sates media reported...

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    Coronavirus infection death toll jumps to 114 in India

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / PTI . New Delhi | Updated at 03:07pm on April 07, 2020

    The death toll due to novel coronavirus rose to 114 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 4,421 on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry...

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    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef faces widespread coral bleaching

    Agence France-Presse . Brisbane, Australia | Updated at 02:45pm on April 07, 2020

    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said Tuesday in a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world’s largest living organism...

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    World short of 6m nurses: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 02:26pm on April 07, 2020

    As COVID-19 captures global headlines, the World Health Organisation warned Tuesday that the world needs nearly six million nurses. The UN’s health agency along with partners Nursing Now and...

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    Saudi imposes 24-hour virus curfew in five cities

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:54pm on April 07, 2020

    Saudi Arabia extended the duration of daily curfews Monday in four governorates and five cities, including the capital, to 24 hours to combat coronavirus as confirmed deaths from the disease...

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    Facebook draws on user data to support fight against COVID-19

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 01:28pm on April 07, 2020

    Facebook on Monday said it is providing anonymous data about users’ movements and relationships to help researchers better anticipate where the coronavirus might spread...

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    India eases malaria drug export ban after Trump threat

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:48pm on April 07, 2020

    India announced Tuesday a partial lifting of a fresh export ban on a malaria drug seen as a potential coronavirus treatment, after US president Donald Trump hinted at ‘retaliation’...

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    Global toll soars to 73,000

    Agenge France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:41pm on April 07, 2020

    The COVID-10 pandemic’s relentless death march across the planet has already claimed more than 73,000 victims out of 1.32 million confirmed cases, with warnings that much worse is yet to come...