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US accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ by blocking Iran’s $5bn IMF coronavirus loan

The US is seeking to dial up its pressure on Iran despite the global crises caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed nearly 84,000 lives and infected nearly 1.5 million people across the world.

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Donald Trump threatens to cut funding to World Health Organisation as US coronavirus deaths hit daily record

President Donald Trump has threatened to cut US funding to the World Health Organisation, accusing it of bias towards China during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: How countries around world are easing their lockdowns

Falling rates of death and new infections have been welcomed as “the light at the end of the tunnel” in some of the countries most badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

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China’s Wuhan lockdown ends

Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus epidemic first broke out, has ended a two-month lockdown but a northern town started restricting the movement of its residents amid concerns of a second wave of infections.

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UN Chief: Coronavirus Pressures Leading to Global Surge in Domestic Violence

The U.N. secretary-general warned Sunday that the increase in social and economic pressures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has led to a global increase in violence against women and girls.

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‘Low-risk’ activities to resume on April 11, Rouhani says

“Low-risk” economic activities that have been shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak in Iran will resume April 11, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday.

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Oil drops on oversupply worries as Saudi Arabia, Russia delay meeting

Oil prices slipped on Monday, after Saudi Arabia and Russia delayed a meeting to discuss output cuts that could partly alleviate oversupply in global markets as the coronavirus pandemic pummels demand.

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Scotland’s top medical official resigns after ignoring own coronavirus advice

Scotland’s chief medical officer resigned Sunday after two consecutive weekend trips to her summer home — violating her own advice to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus: Kuwait reports first death

Kuwait recorded on Saturday its first death from the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency Kuna reported, citing a health ministry spokesman.

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India newborn twins named Corona and Covid after virus

A couple in India’s central state of Chhattisgarh have named their newborn twins Corona and Covid amid the country’s nationwide lockdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Commissioner: Big changes needed to revamp EU crisis system

If you want a more European response to emergencies like the coronavirus crisis, you’ll have to hand over some power.

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‘I’m not going to do it’: Trump rejects his own administration’s advice on masks

Donald Trump has said his administration is encouraging Americans to wear face masks in public to prevent spreading the coronavirus – but does not intend to wear one himself, despite his own wife’s advice.

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Tesla is shipping FDA-approved ventilators to hospitals around the world for free during the coronavirus pandemic

Tesla is offering to pay for and ship a crucial medical component being used in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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Erdogan warns Turkey may tighten measures if ‘voluntary quarantine’ ignored

Turkey will have to take additional measures if the coronavirus outbreak grows and people don’t abide by a “voluntary quarantine,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

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North Korea Turns to Cyber Disinformation Attacks Amid Global Coronavirus Outbreak

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) released a new report on March 26 revealing North Korean hackers’ persistent cyberattacks on news outlets to spread disinformation. This new development in North Korean cyber operations reflects not only Pyongyang’s interest in expanding the scope of its cyber capabilities, but also the Kim regime’s attempts to conceal its struggles in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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India: Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse Crowds of Hundreds Defying Lockdown

Police in Surat, India, used tear gas to disperse migrant workers defying the coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, as hundreds of thousands of jobless people flee big cities for the countryside.

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