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    Record dead in US, Trump sees light at end of tunnel

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:48am on April 09, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic notched up another round of record death tolls in the United States and Europe, dousing the optimism of US president Donald Trump...

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    Trump threatens withholding funds from UN world health body

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:16am on April 09, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias toward China during the coronavirus pandemic....

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    2,000 coronavirus deaths in US in last 24 hours

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:15pm on April 08, 2020

    Nearly 2,000 people infected with the new coronavirus have died in the United States in the last 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns...

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    New York struggles with COVID-19 dead

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 01:32am on April 08, 2020

    Refrigerator trucks parked outside hospital doors, overwhelmed undertakers, and talk about temporary burials in parks: America’s coronavirus epicentre of New York is grappling with how...

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    Workers facing worst crisis since WWII amid pandemic: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 01:28am on April 08, 2020

    Some 1.25 billion workers are seeing their livelihoods threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning it was the ‘worst global crisis’...

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    Harry, Meghan to start charity in US

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:58pm on April 07, 2020

    Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle are planning to launch a wide-ranging non-profit organisation named Archewell, reports on Tuesday said. The Duke and...

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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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    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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    New York’s Bronx zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 01:24am on April 07, 2020

    A tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the institution said Sunday, and is believed to have contracted the virus from...