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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...

Coronavirus: Three months of global upheaval

In the three months since China first came across a new coronavirus, the world has been plunged into turmoil. A pandemic has been declared, schools...

Countries must tackle ‘horrifying’ domestic abuse surge amid lockdowns: UN chief

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres has called on governments to take urgent measures to tackle a "horrifying global surge" in domestic violence fuelled by worldwide...

India to get over half of $1.9 billion emergency coronavirus fund by World Bank

The World Bank on Thursday said it had approved an initial $1.9 billion in emergency funds for coronavirus response operations in 25 developing countries,...

Coronavirus cases exceed 1 million, wreaking world havoc

Global cases of the new coronavirus have shot past 1 million with more than 53,000 fatalities, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as death...

Pandemic pranks off the table on April Fools’ Day

It may be the global day for pranks but with the world under assault from the deadly coronavirus pandemic many governments on Wednesday were...

G20 coronavirus plan focuses on poorer countries’ debt problems

A plan by the Group of 20 major economies to fight the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will address the risk of debt vulnerabilities...

China’s Xi offers Trump help in coronavirus fight as Wuhan reopens to traffic

Chinese President Xi Jinping told U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday that he would have China's support in fighting the coronavirus, as Wuhan, the...

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 at Sikh complex

Gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed...

US could be next ‘virus epicentre’; As India locks down, global recession looms

The United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as India announced a full...