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    US toll crosses 1,00,000

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:24am on May 29, 2020

    The US coronavirus death toll passed 1,00,000 as the pandemic tightened its grip on South America, which is outpacing Europe and the United States in...

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    Trump to sign executive order after threatening to shutter social media

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:36am on May 28, 2020

    US president Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Thursday after threatening to shutter social media platforms following Twitter’s move to label two...

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    Trump urges US reopening

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:59pm on May 22, 2020

    President Donald Trump pressed for a further reopening of the United States as job losses mount from coronavirus shutdowns, while China’s premier warned of ‘immense’...

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    Trump says G7 summit could happen in person

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:24pm on May 21, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested hosting the annual G7 summit in person rather than by videoconference, with the White House touting the occasion as...

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    Monkeys develop virus immunity after infection: studies

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 04:08pm on May 21, 2020

    Two studies on monkeys published on Wednesday offer hope that humans can develop protective immunity to the novel coronavirus. The studies, published in the journal...

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    World Bank warns pandemic could push 60m into extreme poverty

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:54am on May 21, 2020

    The head of the World Bank warned Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis threatens to push some 60 million people into extreme poverty, wiping out the...

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    US extends border restriction with Canada, Mexico until July 22

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 05:29pm on May 20, 2020

    The United States government on Tuesday extended for another month restrictions on non-essential travel across the borders with Canada and Mexico to help stop the...

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    Summer unlikely to curb coronavirus pandemic growth: study

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 01:07am on May 20, 2020

    The higher summer temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere are unlikely to significantly limit the growth of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Princeton University study...

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    Trump takes anti-malaria drug daily

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:23am on May 19, 2020

    US president Donald Trump on Monday made the surprise announcement that he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that his own government experts say is...

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    US firm announces ‘positive interim’ phase 1 results for coronavirus vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:08pm on May 18, 2020

    US biotech firm Moderna reported ‘positive interim’ results on Monday in the first clinical tests of its vaccine against the new coronavirus performed on a...

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