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    Netanyahu, Gantz see ‘significant progress’ toward unity govt

    Agence-France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 09:55pm on March 29, 2020

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his erstwhile rival Benny Gantz on Sunday announced ‘significant progress’ in talks towards forming an emergency unity government amid the...

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    Brazil court orders govt to stop advising against virus isolation

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo, Brazil | Updated at 09:48pm on March 29, 2020

    A federal court in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday banned the government from disseminating propaganda against confinement measures aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday night, president...

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    160,000 Germans repatriated during virus pandemic

    Agence-France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 09:44pm on March 29, 2020

    Germany has repatriated more than 160,000 of its nationals from abroad as borders close due to the coronavirus pandemic, foreign minister Heiko Maas said Saturday. The foreign ministry had earlier estimated that...

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    Trudeau’s wife recovers from coronavirus

    Agence-France-Presse . Montreal | Updated at 09:41pm on March 29, 2020

    Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau, has recovered from the novel coronavirus, she said Saturday. ‘I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from...

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    North Korea fires two short-range missiles

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul, South Korea | Updated at 09:39pm on March 29, 2020

    North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak. The string of weapons drills come as...

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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 back-flip from US president Donald Trump on quarantining New York highlighted the...

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    Virus fears spark Thailand prison riot

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:08am on March 30, 2020

    Dozens of prisoners broke furniture and smashed windows during a riot in a Thai jail on Sunday sparked by fears of a coronavirus outbreak in the facility. During the violence some convicts escaped from...

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    Bangladeshi dies from coronavirus in Qatar

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:06am on March 30, 2020

    A ‘57-year-old Bangladeshi national resident in Qatar suffering from chronic diseases’ died from the COVID-19 respiratory disease on Saturday, the health ministry said on Twitter. Qatar recorded its first death from...