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The incredible struggle of hospital staff in Italy – Channel 4 News

3 Apr 2020 In Italy, the death toll from Covid-19 is now more than 14,500. It is the hardest hit European country. In Italy, the death toll from Covid-19 is now more than 14,500. It is the hardest hit European country. In Bergamo, which is close to the Alps, it’s thought fatalities could be double […]

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Trump to Harry and Meghan: Pay for your own security in Los Angeles

President Donald Trump unleashed his Sunday volley of tweets with a 3 p.m. showstopper. The U.S. will not pay to protect the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen and the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently […]

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New study suggests coronavirus can live in patients for five weeks after contagion

Patients with the new coronavirus keep the pathogen in their respiratory tract for as long as 37 days, a new study found, suggesting they could remain infectious for many weeks. In yet another sign of how difficult the pandemic may be to contain, doctors in China detected the virus’s RNA in respiratory samples from survivors […]

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U.S. House passes anti-lynching legislation after bill spent over a century in Congress

WASHINGTON – The House on Wednesday passed legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime, more than 100 years since the first such measure was introduced in Congress. H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was approved on a 410-to-4 vote. Only a handful of lawmakers — three Republicans and one independent — voted […]

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With the coronavirus crisis, Xi Jinping faces China’s Chernobyl moment

Throughout Chinese history, the reign of an imperial line was believed to follow a pattern known as the dynastic cycle. A strong, unifying leader establishes an empire that would rise, flourish but eventually decline, lose the “mandate of heaven” and be overthrown by the next dynasty. Similar to Europe’s “divine right of kings”, the mandate […]

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Hong Kong protest against quarantine facilities turns violent

(Bloomberg) — A protest against a Hong Kong government plan to use a new and unoccupied public housing estate as a possible coronavirus quarantine facility turned violent as demonstrators set fires and destroyed some property. A group of masked protesters initially barricaded a road in the Fanling district to object to a proposal to use […]

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Iran to Canada: If you think we shot down Flight 752, prove it

Iran called on Western governments to prove claims the Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday was shot down, intensifying a standoff that could complicate an already difficult investigation fraught with geopolitical hurdles. Iran’s civil aviation chief Ali Abedzadeh in Tehran. IRAN PRESS / AFP Ali Abedzadeh, the head of Iran’s […]

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Boris Johnson to seek Parliamentary approval for Brexit deal ahead of Christmas – National

There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal. Buoyed by its landslide victory in Thursday’s election, Johnson’s Conservative government plans to move fast to make good on his […]

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