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‘Consigning his voters to sickness’: Trump fuels culture war over masks | US news

Nancy Allen, 73, wears a face mask in the chicken coop at her farm but not when she goes to church. “There’s been so much change in what we should do and what we should not do,” explains the Donald Trump supporter from Shelby, North Carolina. “I don’t think that I should be told that […]

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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000 | World news

Global death toll from Covid-19 passes 450,000 The global death toll from coronavirus has passed 450,000. The figure stands at 450,716, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Canada reaches 100,000 Covid-19 cases Canada reached 100,000 cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The province of Ontario announced another 190 cases a day after public health agency […]

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Americans vote in primaries amid Covid-19 and mass protests | US news

Eight states and Washington DC are holding primaries on Tuesday in the most widespread trial yet over whether America can safely hold an election amid the pandemic and unrest as days of protest over the police killings of African Americans continues. Election officials, who have been encouraging people to vote by mail, already faced an […]

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Chinese parliament to vote on Hong Kong security law as US condemnation builds | World news

China’s legislature was set to approve plans to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, as the US prepared to retaliate against Beijing for stripping the territory of its promised freedoms. On Thursday, China’s National People’s Congress was preparing to vote on a draft decision that would pave the way for anti-sedition laws […]

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Coronavirus US live: Trump hits back at ‘grossly incompetent’ Obama after critical remarks | US news

In a memo released last week, former Sanders adviser Jeff Weaver said Sanders supporters were “currently unsupportive and unenthusiastic” about Biden and “there is a real and urgent need to help Biden consolidate Sanders supporters”. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, said on ABC News’ This Week program on Sunday that Biden was “beginning” to make […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump storms out of press briefing as US deaths pass 80,000 | World news

4.30am BST04:30 New Zealand’s foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwan’s participation at the World Health Organization (WHO) could damage bilateral ties, Reuters reports. Taiwan, with the strong support of the United States, has stepped up its lobbying to be allowed to […]

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Coronavirus live news: Malaysia rounds up migrants as UN warns of crackdown on vulnerable | World news

A north-eastern Chinese city of 10 million people struggling with currently the country’s biggest coronavirus cluster shut dine-in services on Saturday, reports Reuters, as the rest of China eases restrictions designed to hamper the spread of the disease. Harbin, the provincial capital of Heilongjiang and its biggest city, said it temporarily suspended dine-in services for […]

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Coronavirus live news: Trump faces ‘biggest decision’ on curbs as WHO warns on second wave | World news

3.00am BST03:00 US cases surpass 500,000 The number of coronavirus cases in the US has now surpassed 500,000, according to the John Hopkins University global dashboard. 2.49am BST02:49 Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has announced the creation of a humanitarian assistance account that will be funded with contributions from companies and citizens to address the economic […]

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Coronavirus live news: US deaths could reach 240,000 as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2 | World news

Fact check: “Nobody knew” “Nobody knew how contagious this was,” Trump said. “I don’t think any doctor new it at the time. People have not seen anything like this.” In fact, as the disease spread through China, public health experts were warning for weeks that the coronavirus threat could grow into a pandemic. Moreover, epidemiologists […]

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