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Trump warns coronavirus shutdown could 'destroy a country'

2020-03-24 21:23

US President Donald Trump has defended his push to relax the coronavirus lockdown in the United States, warning that the measures could "destroy" the country.

US coronavirus cases surge past 10 000 as more than 150 dead

2020-03-19 22:21

The United States has 10 755 cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus while 154 people have died from the pathogen, a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University has shown.

Biden earns near-unstoppable lead in Democrat race after clearing 3 more states

2020-03-18 16:32

Joe Biden scored decisive victories in all three major Democratic primaries earning him a nearly insurmountable lead over rival Bernie Sanders in their race for the party's presidential nomination.

'Very accurate' - Trump doubles down on 'Chinese virus' comment

2020-03-17 21:02

US President Donald Trump doubled down on calling the coronavirus spreading rapidly across the world the "Chinese Virus", despite protests from Beijing.

Gunman kills 4, injures 2, then 'shoots self' in US

2020-03-16 22:45

Five people including a police officer and a gunman have died in a shooting at a petrol station in the United States state of Missouri after the attacker went inside and opened fire, police say

Poll shows white evangelicals backing Trump ahead of election

2020-03-13 07:02

A survey says 76% of evangelical white Christians said they agreed with Trump on many or all issues, while 81% said Trump "fights for what I believe in."

Biden says fighting for US 'soul' after big primary wins

2020-03-11 12:32

Joe Biden moved a step closer on Tuesday to a November showdown with Donald Trump, notching up big primary wins over Bernie Sanders, his sole remaining challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Showdown as six US states vote for the Democratic candidate

2020-03-11 07:45

Joe Biden was hoping to deal a debilitating blow to leftist rival Bernie Sanders as six states including crucial Michigan began voting in the Democratic presidential primaries.

2 more dead as US coronavirus cases soar past 500

2020-03-09 16:51

The number of confirmed US coronavirus cases soared past 500, including two further deaths, as President Donald Trump defended his administration's "perfectly coordinated" response to the epidemic.

Joe Biden gains momentum with Super Tuesday victories

2020-03-04 17:57

After almost seeing his campaign grind to a halt, a resurgent Joe Biden seized the momentum in the race to become the Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump with a string of Super Tuesday victories.

 

WATCH | Wipe out: See how people are beating the toilet paper shortage

2020-03-20 21:22

As people panic buy toilet paper in the US, the demand for toilet attachments, like bidets, has shot up.

New York to get 1000-room hospital ship to fight coronavirus

2020-03-19 06:04

New York is to get a 1 000-room hospital ship that will dock in the city's harbor to fight coronavirus.

Trump calls for national unity against coronavirus, after having downplayed the virus

2020-03-18 06:36

US President Donald Trump has called for a unified national response to the coronavirus threat, after coming under fire for downplaying the pandemic and allowing states to go their own way.

Don't call 911 for toilet paper, urges police as panic buying kicks in over coronavirus

2020-03-17 21:02

Police in the northwestern US state of Oregon have urged citizens worried about the coronavirus pandemic not to call 911 if they run out of toilet paper.

US sees new pressure point as coronavirus hits Iran

2020-03-14 14:02

After months of piling pressure on Tehran, the United States is seeing an unexpected new variable -- the novel coronavirus, which has taken a substantial toll not just on Iran but inside its government.

Trump leaves US 'confused and scared' after speech to quell coronavirus fears

2020-03-12 19:32

US President Donald Trump had one job to do in a primetime address on coronavirus: reassure an anxious nation, a panicking stock market and divided world. Instead, he left many confused and more scared.

UN headquarters in New York closed to tourists over coronavirus fears

2020-03-11 08:52

The United Nations has closed its New York headquarters to the general public to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Biden labels plant worker 'full of shit' in heated gun control argument

2020-03-11 05:56

US Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden told a Detroit factory worker he was "full of shit" in a heated exchange on gun control as he campaigned in Michigan's crucial primary.

Biden, Sanders and foreign policy: Where do they stand?

2020-03-06 07:23

The two front runners have both promised to overturn Trump's foreign policies, but promise a very different approach.

Michael Bloomberg drops out of race to be US president

2020-03-04 17:35

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has ended his presidential campaign and endorsed Joe Biden after spending millions of dollars of his own funds on his presidential run.

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