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    N Korea insists it’s free of coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 11:55am on April 02, 2020

    North Korea remains totally free of the coronavirus, a senior health official in Pyongyang has insisted, despite mounting scepticism overseas as confirmed global infections near...

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    UK govt promises more coronavirus tests as criticism grows

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:32pm on April 01, 2020

    Britain said Wednesday it would soon begin testing 25,000 people daily for COVID-19 as criticism of the government grew over low numbers of testing compared to other countries...

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    60 Australian newspapers to stop printing amid coronavirus fallout

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 09:49pm on April 01, 2020

    Rupert Murdoch’s Australian flagship media group News Corp announced Wednesday it will stop printing around 60 regional newspapers, as the troubled sector received a fresh...

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    Coronavirus casts shadow over Everest

    Agence France-Presse . Khumjung, Nepal | Updated at 09:30pm on April 01, 2020

    The Himalayan hilltown of Khumjung should be bustling ahead of Everest’s climbing season, but the coronavirus has forced the shutdown of the world’s tallest mountain and threatened the...

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    Hundreds of Tunisians protest virus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . Mnilha, Tunisia | Updated at 09:28pm on April 01, 2020

    Several hundred Tunisians demonstrated in a working class district of the capital Tuesday, demanding government support and protesting a week-old lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic that...

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    Obama suggests Trump team ‘denied warnings’ of pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:23pm on April 01, 2020

    Former US president Barack Obama took a veiled swipe Tuesday at his successor Donald Trump, chastising those who have ‘denied warnings’ of a deadly coronavirus pandemic and cautioning against...

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    World faces food crisis in wake of coronavirus: agencies

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:54am on April 02, 2020

    The heads of three global agencies warned Wednesday of the risk of a worldwide ‘food shortage’ if authorities fail to manage the on-going coronavirus crisis properly. Many governments around the world have put their...

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    WHO concerned as deaths double in a week

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 01:07am on April 02, 2020

    The World Health Organization said Wednesday that it was concerned about the recent ‘rapid escalation’ and global spread of the new coronavirus pandemic. ‘The number of deaths has more than doubled in the...