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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...

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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....

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    German minister commits suicide over ‘virus crisis worries’

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Updated at 12:04am on March 30, 2020

    Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming ‘deeply worried’ over how to cope with the economic fallout...

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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...

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    Massive risks to world economy as virus battle rages

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:20pm on March 29, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown of billions of people threatens the global economy to the point where economists are predicting the most violent recession...

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    France steps up coronavirus evacuations

    Agence France-Presse . Nancy, France | Updated at 09:57pm on March 29, 2020

    France staged Sunday its largest evacuation of coronavirus patients to date from hospitals in the hard-hit east, increasing efforts to free up intensive care units...

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    Juventus players take €90m pay cut

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 09:52pm on March 29, 2020

    Juventus on Saturday announced that they had cut their players’ and coach Maurizio Sarri’s salaries after all Italian sport was suspended until at least April...

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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...

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    Smith's captaincy ban ends

    Agence France-Presse. Sydney | Updated at 05:47pm on March 29, 2020

    A two-year leadership ban slapped on Steve Smith after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa ended Sunday, leaving the master batsman free to skipper Australia...

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    5m illegally stored medical masks seized in Saudi Arabia

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 05:10pm on March 29, 2020

    Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday. The commerce...