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World powers scrambled on Thursday to build a global response to the human and economic catastrophe caused by the coronavirus epidemic, as death tolls in the US and Europe soared higher.
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The Afghan government has said it would release another 100 Taliban inmates, even though the insurgents have walked out of talks over a comprehensive prisoner swap.
Director general of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says he has been receiving death threats and racist insults from people.
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Worldwide over 1.4 million people have been infected with the virus, leading to some 86 000 deaths.
The coronavirus pandemic is battering the world's major economies and could trigger the deepest global recession in generations, the World Trade Organisation says, and other updates from around the world.
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Questions are growing about who is now really in charge of the UK since Boris Johnson was put into intensive care.
Former Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa was sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison for corruption during his 10-year term in office, the attorney general's office said Tuesday.
A deadly Pacific storm has slammed into Fiji, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care battling the coronavirus which has infected more than 55 000 across the country and killed nearly 6 200.
The Vatican has said it "welcomed" the decision by Australia's High Court to quash the conviction of Cardinal George Pell for child sex abuse.
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The EU is to put up 15 billion euros to help poor countries around the world fight the coronavirus epidemic, and other top stories from around the world.
In an unusually pointed statement, Manila laments loss of trust among neighbours due to incidents in disputed seas.
Pakistan's army has said it had shot down a small Indian surveillance drone in Kashmir, as tensions rose over continued cross-border shelling in the disputed territory.
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A global condom shortage is looming as the coronavirus pandemic shutters factories and disrupts supply chains, the world's top maker of the contraceptives said, with the United Nations warning of "devastating" consequences.
US Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential campaign, his team said Wednesday, clearing the way for rival Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee to challenge Republican incumbent Donald Trump in November.
Germany and France, the EU's two largest economies, are bracing for a painful recession as the coronavirus pandemic slashes output to the lowest levels in decades, and all the other top international news.
The US contributes 14% to the WHO's budget. As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, a top director said "now is not the time to cut back on funding."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of the British government, infected more than 55,000 people across the country and killed nearly 6,200.
A California appeals court ruled that a human trafficking and child rape case against a Mexican megachurch leader must be thrown out due to procedural errors.
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The head of a top Russian research centre has told President Vladimir Putin that his lab was ready to start human trials of experimental coronavirus vaccines in June, plus other updates from around the world.
WhatsApp on Tuesday placed new limits on message forwarding as part of an effort to curb the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic.
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