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    Pentagon removes captain of virus-struck USS Theodore Roosevelt

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 01:40pm on April 03, 2020

    The Pentagon removed the captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt Thursday, saying he mishandled communications over how the outbreak was sweeping through the warship....

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    Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:44am on April 03, 2020

    Confirmed coronavirus cases approached one million around the world on Thursday as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported record numbers of...

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    Trump casts doubt on accuracy of Chinese coronavirus figures

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:50pm on April 02, 2020

    United States president Donald Trump cast doubt on the accuracy of official Chinese figures on its coronavirus outbreak after US lawmakers, citing an intelligence report,...

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    US media pleads for urgent relief over coronavirus pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 02:11pm on April 02, 2020

    The ailing news industry, struggling during a pandemic — induced economic slump, is pressing for new government relief as media outlets scramble to keep covering...

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    Six-week old among 884 dies of COVID-19 in US in 24 hours

    Agence France-Presse. Washington | Updated at 11:25am on April 02, 2020

    A six-week old baby died in the United States, among 884 people, of COVID-19 in last 24 hours— a one-day record in 24 hours at...

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    Coronavirus transforms New York as US deaths top 4,000

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:08pm on April 01, 2020

    Emergency field hospitals were readied in New York’s Central Park and at the home of the US Open tennis tournament as the number of American...

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    Worldwide lockdown hardens

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 11:48pm on March 31, 2020

    Tightened lockdowns across the planet saw nearly half of humanity told to stay at home in a bid to stem the spiralling coronavirus pandemic, as...

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    New York gets hospital ship as coronavirus accelerates in US

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 09:37pm on March 31, 2020

    A military hospital ship arrived in New York Monday as America’s coronavirus epicentre gears up for the peak of the pandemic, with emergency restrictions extended...

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    Immigration lawyers sue US govt over coronavirus risks

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:07pm on March 31, 2020

    A US group representing immigration attorneys sued the US federal government on Monday to stop in-person immigration hearings and to obtain better protection for the...

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    Two-fifths of global population staying home

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:28pm on March 31, 2020

    The tough measures that have confined some two-fifths of the globe’s population to their homes were broadened, despite slivers of hope in stricken Italy and...