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India says lockdown has spared it from overwhelming number of coronavirus cases

The Indian government on Thursday claimed initial success in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic, saying it would have been hit with 820,000 cases by...

England’s coronavirus hospital death toll rises 765 to 7,248

The coronavirus death toll in English hospitals rose 765 to 7,248, the health service said on Thursday. Of the 765 patients, 43 (aged between 33...

India and Pakistan locked in border fighting amid coronavirus crisis

Indian and Pakistani troops in disputed Kashmir are engaged in their most frequent cross-border fighting of at least two years, official data shows, even...

Supreme Court order for free coronavirus testing may hinder fight, say business leaders, health...

A decision by the Supreme Court of India to make testing for coronavirus free places an unfair financial burden on medical firms and could see a...

PM Johnson ‘improving’ but remains in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition was said to be "improving" on Wednesday, as he spent a third day in intensive care battling the...

Biden-Trump showdown looms after Sanders ends presidential bid

Leftist US Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to secure the Democratic nomination and challenge...

Global coronavirus cases top 1.5 million

More than 1.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus have been registered worldwide, according to a tally compiled by AFP at 0530 GMT Thursday...

India considers narrowing lockdown to coronavirus hotspots

India is considering plans to seal off coronavirus hotspots in Delhi, Mumbai and parts of the south while easing restrictions elsewhere as a way...

Donations pour in but ‘PM CARES’ coronavirus fund faces criticism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for creating a new coronavirus relief fund when about $500 million was lying unspent in an...

India asks TikTok, Facebook to remove users spreading coronavirus misinformation

India has told Facebook and Chinese video app TikTok to remove users found to be spreading misinformation about the coronavirus following concern about videos intended...