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Row breaks out over Italian doctor’s claim virus ‘no longer exists’

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Row breaks out over Italian doctor’s claim virus ‘no longer exists’

Alberto Zangrillo, head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. File photo: AFP Italian government ministers and health experts on Monday warned there was no evidence to support a claim by a leading doctor that the new coronavirus “no longer exists” in the country. The government is urging caution as the country prepares this week […]

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Children return to classes in England as lockdown eases

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Children return to classes in England as lockdown eases

Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils have been returning to school in England today Share this article via messenger 461 SHARES Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils have been returning to school in England today Children are beginning to return to schools this morning in an easing of the lockdown which will see […]

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Nationwide protests continue, many marred by clashes with police and looting

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Nationwide protests continue, many marred by clashes with police and looting

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House. City and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews and shut down […]

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With more than 2 million tests done, no sign of 2nd COVID-19 wave in Turkey

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With more than 2 million tests done, no sign of 2nd COVID-19 wave in Turkey

Worshippers wearing protective face masks maintain a required social distance during the Friday prayer outside the historical Hacı Bayram Mosque, in Ankara, Turkey, May 29, 2020. (AFP Photo) A much-feared second wave of COVID-19 infections appears to have been avoided for the time being as case numbers continue their downward trend, with the number of […]

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Politicians, health experts slam US decision to withdraw from WHO

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Politicians, health experts slam US decision to withdraw from WHO

  Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), walks past the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) after the World Health Assembly (WHA) following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 18, 2020. [Photo/Agencies] The United States’ planned withdrawal from the World Health Organization is a “senseless”, […]

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Somalia: Six killed as minibus hits roadside bomb near Mogadishu No immediate claim of responsibility for explosion on road frequently used by government and security vehicles.

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Somalia: Six killed as minibus hits roadside bomb near Mogadishu No immediate claim of responsibility for explosion on road frequently used by government and security vehicles.

Those wounded were taken to Madina hospital in Mogadishu [Feisal Omar/Reuters] A roadside bomb has struck a minibus near Somalia’s capital, killing at least six people, according to police and witnesses. The vehicle was reportedly carrying passengers from Mogadishu to a funeral in a nearby town when it ran over the explosive at Hawa Abdi […]

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Prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem resume after two months

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Prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem resume after two months

Palestinian worshippers pray at the al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City on June 1, 2020, after a two-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AFP Photo)  Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound — the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia — reopened on Sunday after being […]

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George Floyd killing: Violence and fury hit US cities in ‘widest unrest for decades’

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George Floyd killing: Violence and fury hit US cities in ‘widest unrest for decades’

A man films himself in front of a fire in the middle of Melrose Avenue, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles.   –   Copyright  AP Photo/Chris Pizzello Violence has flared again overnight on Saturday in many cities across the United States, as protesters took to the streets for a fifth night running amid the wave of anger sparked […]

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Coronavirus: The mystery of ‘silent spreaders

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Coronavirus: The mystery of ‘silent spreaders

As the crisis has unfolded, scientists have discovered more evidence about a strange and worrying feature of the coronavirus. While many people who become infected develop a cough, fever and loss of taste and smell, others have no symptoms at all and never realise they’re carrying Covid-19. Researchers say it’s vital to understand how many […]

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Trump ‘terminates’ the US’s relationship with the WHO over Covid-19

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Trump ‘terminates’ the US’s relationship with the WHO over Covid-19

The headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, May 18, 2020. REUTERS – Denis Balibouse The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China. The move […]

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