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Virus hits Colombian presidential palace (source — www.news.com.au) 30/05/2020 01:55:02

Thirteen people who work at the presidential palace are infected with the coronavirus, the Colombian government says.

My Half Siblings Found Me On 23andMe. I Wasn't Prepared For What Happened Next (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 29/05/2020 08:00:01

When I first found out at age 19 that I was adopted, my life turned into a telenovela. I was no longer my parents’ perfect little Italian daughter but a Colombian adoptee, raised to know nothing...

My Half Siblings Found Me On 23andMe. I Wasn't Prepared For What Happened Next. (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 29/05/2020 08:00:01

When I first found out at age 19 that I was adopted, my life turned into a telenovela. I was no longer my parents’ perfect little Italian daughter but a Colombian adoptee, raised to know nothing...

How the free press worldwide is under threat (source — www.theguardian.com) 28/05/2020 08:00:22

From Mexico to Malta, attacks on journalists and publishers have proved deadly to individuals and chilling to broader freedoms. And now Covid-19 is being used as an excuse to silence more voices. By G...

Coronavirus live news: US deaths from Covid-19 have passed 100,000 (source — www.theguardian.com) 28/05/2020 01:04:11

Qatar Covid-19 app ‘exposed 1m people’s personal details’; WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America‘Defining’ moment as EU executive pushes for €500bn in grantsColombia designers...

Coronavirus live news: European commission proposes €750bn Covid-19 recovery plan (source — www.theguardian.com) 27/05/2020 18:02:19

WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach‘Defining’ moment as EU executive pushes for €500bn in grantsColombia...

Colombian designers prepare cardboard hospital beds that double as coffins (source — www.theguardian.com) 27/05/2020 13:30:26

As coronavirus cases soar in Latin America, doctors say unorthodox idea may be necessaryCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesA cardboard hospital bed that doubles as a coffin may seem an id...

Colombian Kim Kardashian reveals she nearly died of coronavirus while trapped in northern Italy during crisis (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 26/05/2020 21:37:16

A COLOMBIAN Kim Kardashian lookalike has revealed she thought she would die of coronavirus during a 20-day ordeal with the disease. The Instagram sensation said that she prayed to God and thought of h...

The Observer view on the failure to secure a global ceasefire during the pandemic | Observer editorial (source — www.theguardian.com) 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: PM Under Pressure To Sack Top Aide Dominic Cummings, And Four Other Stories You Need To Know (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 23/05/2020 12:14:16

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more.The PM is under intense pressure to sack his top aide Dominic Cummings after it emerged that h...

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