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    Coronavirus pandemic increasing poverty in UK

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:56am on April 06, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is increasing poverty in Britain, where levels are already high after a decade of austerity triggered by the global financial crisis, according...

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    Man in Russia kills five people for talking loudly

    Agence France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 01:53am on April 06, 2020

    A man in central Russia shot and killed five people for talking noisily at night under his windows, investigators said Sunday. The shootings took place...

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    Singapore quarantines migrant workers

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 01:50am on April 06, 2020

    Singapore has put nearly 20,000 migrant workers under quarantine for two weeks after a growing number of coronavirus infections were detected in their dormitories, authorities...

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    Fishing boat takes 202 Rohingyas to Malaysia

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 01:47am on April 06, 2020

    Malaysia on Sunday detained 202 suspected Rohingya Muslims who arrived illegally by boat, a top official said, raising fears that people smugglers are back in...

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    UK government warns of tougher measures on social distancing

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:51pm on April 05, 2020

    Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday warned the government could ban outside exercise if people flout stringent guidelines to cut the spread of coronavirus...

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    France struggles to give virus victims dignified deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:43pm on April 05, 2020

    With those worst hit by the virus facing an agonising death from asphyxia, palliative care specialists in France are struggling amid drug shortages to give...

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    Pakistan searches for pilgrims from mass gathering

    Agence France-Presse . Lahore | Updated at 11:39pm on April 05, 2020

    Pakistani authorities are searching for tens of thousands of worshippers who attended an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month just as the novel coronavirus was...

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    France to test plasma of coronavirus survivors to treat sick

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:34pm on April 05, 2020

    France is to begin clinical trials involving transfusions of blood plasma from coronavirus survivors into patients who have severe symptoms in a bid to treat...

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    Pope livestreams Palm Sunday mass due to virus ‘tragedy’

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 11:27pm on April 05, 2020

    Pope Francis called for courage in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as he delivered Palm Sunday mass by livestream instead of before Saint Peter’s...

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    Australia police to probe cruise ship virus deaths

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 11:25pm on April 05, 2020

    Australian police on Sunday launched a criminal investigation after thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Sydney following which 10...