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Vermont candidates do not need to gather signatures New! 2020-03-31 10:27:52MONTPELIER Vt, (AP) - Vermont is making temporary changes to its election laws amid the outbreak of new coronavirus, Secretary of State Jim Condos sai

New Hampshire getting another $147M from virus aid New! 2020-03-31 10:05:14CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire is getting more aid and Gov. Chris Sununu has asked some hospital rules to be waived during the coronavirus pandemi

Taliban team arrives in Kabul to monitor prisoner New! 2020-03-31 10:04:50KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A three-member Taliban technical team arrived Tuesday in the Afghan capital to monitor the release of their prisoners as par

U.K. to renew health care workers' visas amid New! 2020-03-31 09:45:00Britain announced Tuesday it will automatically renew the visas of about 2,800 health care workers who are on the front lines combating the spread of

Lindsey Graham calls on China to shut down New! 2020-03-31 09:37:20Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, on Tuesday called for China to shutter its "gross" wet markets, threatening to leverage U.S. trade u

Russian doctor who gave Putin hospital tour infected New! 2020-03-31 09:32:48A doctor who led Russian President Vladimir Putin on a tour of the primary coronavirus hospital in Moscow last week has since been diagnosed with COVI

Coronavirus cases in Russia spike by 500 overnight New! 2020-03-31 09:18:14Russia recorded an increase of 500 confirmed coronavirus cases overnight, totaling 2,337 cases Tuesday, marking the seventh day in a row Moscow has re

Iran, Spain see overnight spikes in coronavirus fatalities New! 2020-03-31 08:48:19Health officials in Iran on Tuesday said the coronavirus-related death toll in the country is 2,898, and 141 deaths in the last 24 hours, with infecti

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief New! 2020-03-31 07:08:14MIAMI (AP) - The Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government repres

EU launches new naval mission to police Libya 2020-03-31 06:13:49BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union announced Tuesday the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N. arms embar

Europe's trade system with Iran finally makes first 2020-03-31 05:10:19BERLIN (AP) - European countries trying to keep Iran's nuclear deal with world powers alive said Tuesday that a system they set up to enable trade wi

Hundreds of stranded Americans leave Nepal amid lockdown 2020-03-31 04:34:46KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Hundreds of stranded Americans left Nepal on a repatriation flight Tuesday, days after a complete lockdown was imposed in the

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U.S. federal agency says it's prepared to build New! 2020-03-31 12:18:09U.S. officials want to build hundreds of temporary hospitals across the country to cope with the thousands of new coronavirus cases being diagnosed da

China to focus on asymptomatic coronavirus cases after New! 2020-03-31 10:36:45China will start releasing information from Wednesday on coronavirus patients who show no disease symptoms, ordering them into quarantine for 14 days,

U.S. proposes power-sharing transitional government in Venezuela New! 2020-03-31 09:16:49The Trump administration is prepared to lift sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government representing allies

Hungary's Orban, Serbia's Vucic seize greater authority amid New! 2020-03-31 08:37:26In ex-communist Eastern Europe and elsewhere, populist leaders are introducing harsh measures including uncontrolled cellphone surveillance of their c

U.S. Amazon and Instacart workers strike to protest New! 2020-03-31 08:27:24Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers in the U.S. walk off the job demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies

19 killed in forest fire in China, according 2020-03-31 04:07:20Nineteen people have died while fighting a raging forest fire in southwestern China and reinforcements were sent to fight the blaze and evacuate nearb

Canada's next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of 2020-03-31 04:00:00Canada’s next-door neighbour is now the epicentre of a global pandemic, with U.S. reported infection rates soaring. The tremors coming from the

Partisan divisions on COVID-19 exist in Canada but 2020-03-31 04:00:00Polls suggest there are fewer differences between how Liberal and Conservative supporters in Canada view the pandemic than there are between the opini

Some U.S. religious leaders flout COVID-19 restrictions with 2020-03-31 04:00:00Religious service, steeped as it is in community, is one area where people are finding it hard to avoid gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And

More COVID-19 cases on stranded cruise ship with 2020-03-31 04:00:00Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line, revealed there are more COVID-19 cases aboard the cruise ship where four people have already died.

Singer-songwriter John Prine in stable condition with COVID-19 2020-03-30 14:54:14Musician John Prine is in stable condition after being placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms, his wife Fiona Whelan Pr

North Korea says Pompeo's 'reckless remarks' made them 2020-03-30 14:13:38North Korea said Monday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo undermined its willingness to restart stalled denuclearization talks, criticizing his

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Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits near Boise City, Idaho New! 2020-03-31 21:21:54A magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon at 5:27 p.m. Pacific time 88 miles from Boise City, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological

Megachurch pastors defy coronavirus pandemic, insisting on right New! 2020-03-31 20:54:33The theology and politics of some churches pushes them to keep holding services — in some cases, risking public health and arrest.

'Coronavirus coup'? As outbreak grows, authoritarians around the New! 2020-03-31 19:18:29Invoking need for coronavirus control, authoritarian-minded leaders act to consolidate power. Hungary's Orban is only the latest.

He never missed a visit despite her memory New! 2020-03-31 17:48:09Isabel Costales of Spain, who had tested positive for the coronavirus, died March 20 at age 86. Her husband wished for one more kiss.

New coronavirus death rate estimates show how sharply New! 2020-03-31 17:21:59The fatality rate for people infected with the novel coronavirus is estimated to be less than 1%, according to a new study. It's 1.38% for those with

Photos: How the world is mobilizing to make New! 2020-03-31 12:40:28With the number of coronavirus patients around the world growing at a rapid clip, construction of hospitals and hospital beds has also ramped up aroun

Fearing the coronavirus, Michael Avenatti, R. Kelly and New! 2020-03-31 11:24:57Citing the COVID-19 outbreak, Michael Avenatti and others are asking judges to let them serve out their sentences in home confinement instead.

New rulings amid coronavirus could force Trump to 2020-03-31 06:00:20A federal judge in Los Angeles gives the government until April 6 to deliver a plan to handle 6,900 children held in shelters and family detention fac

'What if I am a carrier?' As the 2020-03-31 06:00:06The Rev. Michael Sahdev, a 28-year-old priest, is caught between the pull to shelter in place and his calling to tend to his congregation.

Social distancing is slowing the coronavirus in Seattle. 2020-03-30 23:05:45Health officials warned that Seattle's progress was insufficient, and urged citizens to redouble their commitment to hand-washing, working from home

Mexican president flouts coronavirus protocol to shake hands 2020-03-30 19:22:00Mexican President Andres Lopez Obrador angered many when he shook hands with the mother of notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Doctors battling the coronavirus in India are being 2020-03-30 14:24:05Indian medical workers are treating coronavirus patients without adequate equipment. One doctor warns of 'mass desertion' in the healthcare system.

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Australian authorities take cluster approach to contain coronavirus New! 2020-03-31 21:55:41Australian authorities will open a pop-up coronavirus testing clinic next to Sydney's Bondi Beach on Wednesday as health workers try to contain clust

U.S. says two locally employed staff at foreign New! 2020-03-31 21:46:19Two locally employed staff at U.S. foreign missions, one in Indonesia and one in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have died of the coronavirus, the U

Decision time: quarantine spells dilemma for domestic workers New! 2020-03-31 21:15:44When the Chilean government announced a total quarantine last week for the wealthy eastern areas of capital Santiago where cases of coronavirus were m

UK coronavirus deaths rise by 27%, minister laments New! 2020-03-31 20:38:17The number of deaths from coronavirus in the United Kingdom rose by 27% in the space of a day, according to new figures on Tuesday that a senior cabin

Mass disinfections to combat coronavirus pose another health New! 2020-03-31 20:17:51A drone dispersed clouds of disinfectant in the sky above Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya on Tuesday, a response to the coronavirus pandemic

Mexico president ramps up rich vs poor rhetoric New! 2020-03-31 19:43:06As the outlook for Mexico's economy gets gloomier during the coronavirus crisis, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has driven home the message th

Paris Club creditors agree to cancel $1.4 billion New! 2020-03-31 19:34:30The Paris Club of creditor nations agreed on Tuesday to restructure Somalia's debt, including immediately canceling $1.4 billion owed by the impoveri

Tokyo may keep city-run schools closed through early New! 2020-03-31 19:22:12Tokyo is considering keeping city-operated schools closed through early May, public broadcaster NHK and other local media reported on Wednesday, a day

Some ultra-Orthodox Israelis chafe at coronavirus restrictions New! 2020-03-31 18:20:26Israeli police have used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of

U.S. could rethink Iran sanctions in light of New! 2020-03-31 18:18:46U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held out the possibility on Tuesday that the United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other nations

From zero to hero: Italy's Chinese help beat New! 2020-03-31 18:12:15In the storm of infection and death sweeping Italy, one big community stands out to health officials as remarkably unscathed -- the 50,000 ethnic Chin

Cruise ship with coronavirus outbreak sails to uncertain New! 2020-03-31 17:51:15A Dutch cruise ship that has been in limbo since cases of the coronavirus were confirmed onboard faces an uncertain welcome at its planned destination

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Venezuela state prosecutors summon opposition leader Guaido for New! 2020-03-31 12:53:00State prosecutors in Venezuela have summoned opposition leader Juan Guaido for an alleged "attempted coup d'etat" and attempted assassination, Atto

Special programme: The impact of coronavirus on the New! 2020-03-31 12:30:30This week, we're bringing you a special edition of Middle East Matters, focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on the region. We bring you repo

Hospital ships and makeshift morgues: New York prepares New! 2020-03-31 12:29:23The US Navy hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, docked in New York Monday, while emergency care facilities and even a makeshift morgue have been set up a

Coronavirus: US deaths reach 3,393, exceeding death toll New! 2020-03-31 11:58:44US coronavirus-related deaths reached 3,393 on Tuesday, exceeding the total number of deaths reported in China and reaching the third highest in the w

Covid-19 sparks deadly riots in Colombia’s prisons: "If New! 2020-03-31 11:55:50Violent riots broke out in prisons across Colombia on March 21 over prisoners’ fears about the spread of Covid-19 within overcrowded detent

Coronavirus: Why do more men die of Covid-19 New! 2020-03-31 11:29:18As the world faces the most serious public health crisis in a century, scientists and medical professionals are scrambling to understand who is most v

Could high HIV rates worsen the coronavirus crisis New! 2020-03-31 11:17:42The South African government is ramping up testing and preventative measures to tackle the spread of COVID-19, but high rates of HIV infection could p

Stacks of urns in Wuhan raise doubts about New! 2020-03-31 11:04:02The long lines of bereaved family members outside funeral homes in Wuhan have renewed questions about the true scale of coronavirus casualties at the

Paris's Orly airport to shut as passenger numbers New! 2020-03-31 09:59:01Paris’s Orly airport will shut down on Tuesday in light of the collapse in air traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.

Vulnerable people ‘more isolated than ever’ during France’s New! 2020-03-31 09:08:16Despite the coronavirus pandemic raging across the globe, France’s social workers continue to do their jobs supporting vulne

Spain reports its highest daily coronavirus toll, with New! 2020-03-31 08:42:45Once again, Spain hit a new record with 849 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours on Tuesday although health chiefs said the rate of new infections was conti

'If we stop, our efforts will be wasted': New! 2020-03-31 07:21:17After England’s deputy chief medical officer warned on Sunday that the UK’s coronavirus lockdown could last for “six months or more&

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Russian military plane with masks & other Covid-19 New! 2020-03-31 21:53:00 A military cargo plane carrying medical supplies to help the US combat the coronavirus outbreak has taken off from an airbase in Russia, after Presid

US breaks its one-day record with 865 Covid-19 New! 2020-03-31 20:58:00 The US has shattered its one-day record for Covid-19 fatalities, tallying some 865 deaths on Tuesday alone as the lethal illness rapidly spreads in m

Powerful 6.5 earthquake rattles southern Idaho (VIDEOS) New! 2020-03-31 20:17:00 A strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake has rocked southern Idaho. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the epicenter was near the town of Challis. Read Fu

Pentagon suddenly wants to keep its future spending New! 2020-03-31 19:47:24 With the Covid-19 crisis occupying the national psyche and political agenda for the foreseeable future, the US Department of Defense has quietly aske

‘Matter of life & death’: Trump’s Covid-19 task New! 2020-03-31 18:21:00 Senior members of the White House Covid-19 task force said Americans should prepare for at least 100,000 deaths from the pandemic, as the US presiden

DOJ audit prompted by FBI spying on Americans New! 2020-03-31 17:55:00 A review of 29 FBI applications to spy on US citizens or residents found mistakes in every single one, and four cases of proper documentation missing

‘This is NUTS!’ Russiagaters see red over Putin’s New! 2020-03-31 17:35:00 Russophobic pundits and red-baiting blue-checkmarks are gasping in horror and floating bizarre scenarios as Moscow prepares to send a planeload of mu

Cat-astrophe in the making? ANOTHER feline tests positive New! 2020-03-31 17:10:00 A pet cat has tested positive for the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus in Hong Kong, after apparently contracting the disease from its owner. Last week,

Chris Cuomo of CNN tests positive for coronavirus New! 2020-03-31 16:19:00 CNN anchor Chris Cuomo is self-quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus, his brother New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed, proving

Coup plan B! US tells Guaido he may New! 2020-03-31 15:08:00 The US State Department magnanimously agreed that opposition politician Juan Guaido may not actually be president of Venezuela, but insisted he still

US overtakes China’s coronavirus toll with more than New! 2020-03-31 14:53:15 The number of people who have died from the coronavirus outbreak in the US has surpassed that of China. The US tops the list of the Covid-19 affected

Game over: Wimbledon set for first cancellation since New! 2020-03-31 14:21:13 The most famous tennis tournament of them all, Wimbledon, appears certain to be the latest major sports event to be affected by the outbreak of Covid

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Millions of Nigerians enter lockdown as Africa tries New! 2020-03-31 08:49:26Businesses are being closed, non-food shops shut and people required to stay at home as officials look to track down possible carriers of the disease

Coronavirus: New York hospital doctor prepares for the New! 2020-03-31 08:01:25 With the rapid rise of hospitalizations and a health system nearly at capacity, New York doctor Shamit Patel is preparing for the worst over the next

Italy extends lockdown until 'at least' April 12 New! 2020-03-31 07:32:27Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday any easing of containment measures would be done incrementally to ensure Italy does not give up gains it

Extreme isolation: World's last virus-free corners hold tight New! 2020-03-31 07:06:02A coronavirus-free tropical island nestled in the northern Pacific may seem the perfect place to ride out a pandemic -- but residents on Palau say lif

US President Donald Trump says US to send 2020-03-31 06:14:38Trump, speaking at his daily briefing, went into few specifics about the type of aid or the timing, but said a large quantity was destined for Italy,

Coronavirus: Next 30 days are very vital, says 2020-03-31 05:46:09US President Donald Trump's remarks came a day after he extended the "social distancing" guidelines until April 30, expecting the peak death rate f

Coronavirus: China reports 48 new imported cases, one 2020-03-31 05:13:43

'Megxit': Harry and Meghan formally quit royal life 2020-03-31 04:12:13Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as they start a new life in the US. The

UN adopts 4 resolutions, voting by email because 2020-03-31 04:00:46The UNSC adopted 4 resolutions, with its 15 members voting by email because of the coronavirus pandemic. Members voted to keep troops in Darfur until

US man teaching dog how to drive arrested 2020-03-31 03:49:49Alberto Tito Alejandro, a resident of the western US state of Washington, was arrested following a high-speed chase that left officers dumbfounded aft

US coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on 2020-03-31 03:35:35In a grim new milestones marking the spread of the virus, total deaths across the United States hit 3,017, including at least 540 on Monday, and the r

Trump extends lockdown guidelines to April 30 2020-03-30 18:54:34Amid signs that social distancing measures are helping decelerate the death rate from coronavirus infection, the United States has extended its lockdo

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Unlikely pals: Orangutan family befriends otter crew in New! 2020-03-31 12:43:01A family of orangutans has bonded closely with a group of otters living in the enclosure of a zoo in Belgium.

Serbia’s coronavirus state of emergency measures draw eyes New! 2020-03-31 08:27:02The Serbian leader has assumed full power, prompting an outcry from opponents who say he has seized control of the state in an unconstitutional manner

Huawei chairman says increased pressure from U.S. may New! 2020-03-31 08:20:03Huawei's chairman warned Tuesday that more U.S. moves to increase pressure on the Chinese tech giant might trigger retaliation by Beijing that could

Global stocks drift higher after China’s economy shows New! 2020-03-31 07:37:33Still, it was a welcome sign of resilience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Counterfeit Chinese-made face masks pulled offline after New! 2020-03-31 07:00:03Counterfeit safety masks from China have been removed from sales websites after an investigation by Global News found the items were not N95 certified

Spain sees record coronavirus deaths as New York New! 2020-03-31 06:20:38New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed to fight the coronavirus, while the

‘I guess we got to do it’: How 2020-03-30 23:50:18The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing, the coronavirus could leave 100,000 to 200,000 people dead and m

Coronavirus: Autralia reports sustained slowdown in COVID-19 infection 2020-03-30 23:36:24Health Minister Greg Hunt reported there were about 4,400 coronavirus cases nationally, with the rate of growth in new infections slowing from 25-30 p

Some U.S. Amazon, Instacart workers go on strike 2020-03-30 22:56:25Fifteen workers at an Amazon.com Inc warehouse in Staten Island, New York, also walked off the job on Monday following reports of COVID-19 among the f

Rise in new coronavirus cases in China solely 2020-03-30 21:36:54All of the 48 cases were imported, bringing the total number of imported cases in China to 771 as of Monday. There was no reported new case of local i

Coronavirus: Trudeau says he’s ‘proud’ of Canada’s COVID-19 2020-03-30 17:50:03Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was proud of Canada's response to the virus amid early signs that the country's caseload was on a different tr

Pastor arrested for packing ‘hundreds’ into Florida megachurch 2020-03-30 16:09:36The River at Tampa Bay Church pastor has previously described his church as an 'essential service' during the coronavirus lockdown.


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