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World at risk of `biblical famines` due to COVID-19, says UN

World at risk of `biblical famines` due to COVID-19, says UN

In some areas, such as East Africa and South Asia, even before the coronavirus pandemic, the situation was critical in terms of food supplies due to a heavy drought and the worst invasion of locusts ...

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Republican Lawmakers Defend Trump's Order Suspending Green Cards Amid Pandemic

Republican Lawmakers Defend Trump's Order Suspending Green Cards Amid Pandemic

Trump has defended the move as a way to contain the coronavirus and protect American workers. He added that details would be revealed later on Tuesday or Wednesday. In a tweet, Ohio Representative...

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Trump tweets he's ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had ordered the US military to attack and destroy any Iranian vessel that harasses US Navy ships. A USA military official said that there have been no f...

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Trump tweets that he ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats

Trump tweets that he ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the coronavirus daily briefing at the White House on April 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. A helicopter then dropped Iranian forces onto the ship, taking contro...

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Feds scramble to bring stranded Canadian travellers home from India

Feds scramble to bring stranded Canadian travellers home from India

It's also there for students who do have a job but earn $1,000 a month or less. Trudeau assured the public that the Government of Canada will be giving specific support to Indigenous students. Tru...

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`Worst` of the coronavirus is still to come, says World Health Organization chief

`Worst` of the coronavirus is still to come, says World Health Organization chief

World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to come. The virus which originated in Wuhan, China , in December 2019, ...

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Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Trialed on Humans in U.K

Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Trialed on Humans in U.K

A research team from the Jenner Institute , led by Sarah Gilbert - Professor of Vaccinology at University of Oxford - are now designing a vaccine for COVID-19, and are expected to begin human tri...

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COVID-19 U.S.: Missouri sues China over coronavirus economic losses

COVID-19 U.S.: Missouri sues China over coronavirus economic losses

Missouri was the first USA state to file such a complaint against China, although some U.S. private businesses have already attempted to sue Beijing as well. Ginsburg said the political right has be...

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Netanyahu, Gantz sign coalition deal to form emergency government

Netanyahu, Gantz sign coalition deal to form emergency government

While the government was ostensibly formed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic , which has killed more than 170 Israelis and ravaged the economy, negotiations revolved largely around Netanyahu's ...

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Georgia Democrats Ask Governor to Back Off Planned Opening

Georgia Democrats Ask Governor to Back Off Planned Opening

Since April 1, Georgia averages 764 new cases and 35 deaths per day. On Tuesday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham stated that he was anxious about the speed of Georgia's reopening, noting t...

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Death Count In Overnight Shooting Rampage In Canada Rises To 23

Death Count In Overnight Shooting Rampage In Canada Rises To 23

The youngest among those killed was 17 years old, police said on Tuesday. Justin Zahl said he finally heard from police after frantic calls for information and seeing images of his grandparent's hom...

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Valerie Jarrett: ‘No Chance’ Michelle Obama Will Be Biden’s Vice President

Valerie Jarrett: ‘No Chance’ Michelle Obama Will Be Biden’s Vice President

She also was named "the most admired woman" in the world for the second year in a row in a Gallup poll from December. First lady Michelle Obama (L) greets Vice President Joe Biden on the revi...

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Safeguard the R500bn COVID-19 rescue package from looters

Safeguard the R500bn COVID-19 rescue package from looters

The authorisation of the additional officers by the president was made public on Twitter by DA leader John Steenhuisen who shared a letter by Ramaphosa to the co-chairperson of the joint standing comm...

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China calls coronavirus lawsuit brought by Missouri 'very absurd'

China calls coronavirus lawsuit brought by Missouri 'very absurd'

The first-of-a-kind state lawsuit comes amid calls in the US Congress to punish China and a campaign by President Donald Trump to focus on Beijing's role as he faces criticism over his own handling ...

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Who's affected by Trump's U.S. immigration ban?

Who's affected by Trump's U.S. immigration ban?

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the White House will halt the immigration of green card recipients for 60 days while continuing to allow temporary workers on nonimmigrant visas to...

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World on brink of 'hunger pandemic', United Nations food agency chief warns

World on brink of 'hunger pandemic', United Nations food agency chief warns

Starvation in as many as three dozen countries is "a very real and risky possibility" due to ongoing wars and conflicts, economic crises and natural disasters, World Food Program Executive Director Da...

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Police clash with residents in low-income Paris suburbs amid lockdown

Police clash with residents in low-income Paris suburbs amid lockdown

The immediate reason for the outcry was the incident with the 30-year-old local resident, injured in a collision with a police auto. President Emmanuel Macron extended France's social distancing...

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Trump Criticism Aside, Governors Call For More Federal Help

President Trump has repeatedly insisted the USA has plenty of coronavirus tests for everyone who needs one, though it is up to states to procure them. "It's not bipartisan. It's mostly partisan", Trum...

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Joe Biden raises $46.7 million in March, but still trails Trump, RNC

Netizens remained at loggerheads over the remarks, with some praising Michelle Obama as a "great choice" and arguing that "we'd all love that combo". He told KDKA that he would not commit to choosin...

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Coronavirus conspiracy: Outbreak was leaked from USA laboratory, claims Chinese media

Coronavirus conspiracy: Outbreak was leaked from USA laboratory, claims Chinese media

Wuhan Virology Institute broke its silence against the claims that the coronavirus was produced in a laboratory environment. It should be noticed that China has come under a serious pressure for...

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Trump and Johnson agree on importance of coordinated response to coronavirus

Trump and Johnson agree on importance of coordinated response to coronavirus

In a sign the PM was making a gradual return to work, Downing Street said they discussed the need for an worldwide response to the pandemic and a post-Brexit trade deal. His spokesman told a Westminst...

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Italy Finally Sees Its 1st Drop In Active Coronavirus Cases

Italy Finally Sees Its 1st Drop In Active Coronavirus Cases

People registered as now carrying the illness declined to 107,709 from 108,237 on Monday, a second consecutive daily decline. "Right away", Conte wrote on Facebook. Italy's north, the region hardest-h...

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China Asserts Illegal ‘Sovereignty’ by Renaming Dozens of South China Sea Locations

Indo-Pacific Command spokeswoman Nicole Schwegman said on Tuesday. Vietnam has lodged a formal protest following China's announcement the previous day that it is setting up two administrative units ...

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UN Fears Coronavirus Will Double Population Living In Acute Hunger

UN Fears Coronavirus Will Double Population Living In Acute Hunger

The United Nations has warned that the coronavirus pandemic could nearly double the number of people around the world suffering from acute hunger, expressing concerns for people in South Sudan and...

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Trump Slams Democrat Governors on Testing

Trump Slams Democrat Governors on Testing

Trump didn't take that lying down. "We're here to stand with the governors". "Now they scream, 'Testing, Testing, Testing, ' again playing a very unsafe political game". "We need widespread testing to...

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North Korea's Kim Jong Un reportedly has serious health condition

North Korea's Kim Jong Un reportedly has serious health condition

But experts who study North Korea have nearly unanimously expressed skepticism of the report , which relied on anonymous sources. "We don't know. I've had a very good relationship with him. It also...

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A Louisiana pastor who defied orders and held services has been arrested

Pastor Tony Spell is officially a wanted man - cops have a warrant to arrest him for allegedly backing up a church bus toward a demonstrator. Police in Central say Spell allegedly backed up a chu...

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Inmates make up a fifth of Ohio's 11,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

Inmates make up a fifth of Ohio's 11,000 confirmed coronavirus cases

OH officials say an aggressive testing program is responsible for the large number. The newspaper said "Johnny McDaniel" was the first coronavirus death in Marion County; the obit said he died "with...

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Singapore extends its 'circuit breaker' coronavirus restrictions until June

Singapore extends its 'circuit breaker' coronavirus restrictions until June

However, he added that the total number has increased daily and that this is due to a large number of cases in the foreign worker dormitories. In the next two weeks - until May 4 when the circuit br...

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NewsAlert: Death toll in N.S. shootings rises to 23

NewsAlert: Death toll in N.S. shootings rises to 23

Neighbors told The Globe and Mail newspaper that Wortman set fire to homes and shot residents as they ran out. The commissioner said police did not consider the killings to be an act of terrorism. G...

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Public can not let its guard down in COVID-19 fight

Public can not let its guard down in COVID-19 fight

According to the province's modelling, released at noon Monday, "the wave of new community spread cases of COVID-19 in Ontario appears to have peaked". The rate of growth day-over-day is declining. ...

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Trump Says He'll Suspend Immigration to US

Trump Says He'll Suspend Immigration to US

The total number of lives lost in the United States is nearly as much as the next two most affected countries - Spain and Italy - combined. The US like other countries hit by the coronavirus pandem...

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Speculations surround North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health

Speculations surround North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s health

According to Yonhap News Agency , a South Korean government official in charge of inter-Korean affairs said there was "nothing special" to suggest Kim's health was failing. Now, there are reasons t...

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The Worst is Yet to Come, Don't Lift Restrictions — WHO Chief

The Worst is Yet to Come, Don't Lift Restrictions — WHO Chief

DON'T MISS: Coronavirus map LIVE: UK records 450 more deaths [UPDATES] Coronavirus vaccine: "Jab can work - but we need Government help" [INSIGHT] Coronavirus: Will there be a second pandemic? "Ev...

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United Nations issues $350 million appeal to bolster COVID-19 'logistics backbone'

United Nations issues $350 million appeal to bolster COVID-19 'logistics backbone'

The threat of social and political unrest around the world is rising as the coronavirus crisis fuels discontent amid food shortages, job losses and lockdowns. "COVID-19 is potentially catastrophic for...

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