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Coronavirus: How the US death toll came to hit 100,000 (source — 27/05/2020 20:06:00

United States has lost nearly as many people to Covid-19 as Americans killed in the Vietnam, Korean, Afghanistan and Iraq wars combined, writes Alex Woodward

Coronavirus live news: Austria's president apologises for curfew breach (source — 24/05/2020 22:24:52

France asks citizens to avoid foreign trips; US likely to impose travel restrictions on Brazil; Afghanistan cases top 10,000Austrian president apologises for breaching curfewCoronavirus latest: at a g...

Coronavirus live news: France asks citizens to avoid foreign trips; Wuhan lab had bat viruses but not Covid-19 (source — 24/05/2020 18:54:12

US likely to impose travel restrictions on Brazil; Afghanistan cases top 10,000; Taliban announces ceasefire over EidWuhan lab says its bat strains were not Covid-19 as US nears 100,00 deathsUK corona...

Virus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations as infections rise (source — 24/05/2020 17:34:13

RIYADH: Muslims around the world began marking a sombre Eid al-Fitr Sunday, many under coronavirus lockdown, but lax restrictions offered respite to worshippers in some countries despite fears of skyr...

The Observer view on the failure to secure a global ceasefire during the pandemic | Observer editorial (source — 24/05/2020 08:00:14

In blocking the UN plan, the leaders of the US, China and Russia are responsible for more conflict and chaosTwo months have passed since António Guterres, the UN secretary-general, called on warring p...

Coronavirus live news: Covid-19 'taking different path in Africa', says WHO (source — 23/05/2020 12:02:52

China reports no cases on mainland for 22 May as US president says worship ‘essential’ and Muslims worldwide prepare for EidTrump orders governors to allow places of worship to reopen | US newsMan in ...

Video: UAE sends 7 tons of medical aid to Afghanistan to fight coronavirus (source — 22/05/2020 20:33:00

To date, the UAE has sent over 641 tons of aid to 54 countries.

Over 660,000 displaced during pandemic despite UN plea: aid group (source — 22/05/2020 14:19:51

PARIS: More than 660,000 people have been displaced from their homes in conflict zones around the world since March, despite a UN call for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic, a top int...

'The issue now is surviving': countries react with shock to Oxfam withdrawal (source — 21/05/2020 18:21:11

Locals, NGOs and politicians express fears for world’s most vulnerable as charity announces withdrawal from 18 countries due to financial impact of Covid-19Oxfam International’s announcement that it w...

Coronavirus live news: Greece to restart tourism from 15 June (source — 20/05/2020 20:48:20

Country plans to allow international flights from 1 July; Spain makes face coverings compulsory; global cases hit 4.9mEU virus response chief: ‘Europe should brace itself for second wave’Brazil’s dead...

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