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 2020-03-22 09:55 

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Thousands flock to see Olympic flame in Japan despite virus fears...

Tens of thousands of people flocked to a cauldron with the Olympic flame in northeastern Japan over the weekend despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic."I queued for three hours but watching the Olympic flame was greatly encouraging," a 70...

 2020-03-22 09:29 

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Virus deaths surge past 13,000 as one billion confined to homes...

Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes on Sunday, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record.The Mediterranean nation of 60 million is...

 2020-03-22 09:16 

AFP

Crude reality: price crash means oil firms must slash spending...

Confronted with a dizzying drop in prices, oil firms face a real challenge as they try to cut investment spending in order to survive a coronavirus-induced collapse in demand coupled with a Russia-Saudi Arabia price war....

 2020-03-22 09:16 

AFP

Virus deaths surge past 13,000 as one billion confined to homes...

Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes on Sunday, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record.The Mediterranean nation of 60 million is...

 2020-03-22 09:16 

AFP

Virus deaths surge past 13,000 as one billion confined to homes...

Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes on Sunday, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record.The Mediterranean nation of 60 million is...

 2020-03-22 09:04 

AFP

Guineans heading to polls in historic constitution vote...

Voters in the West African state Guinea were being called to the polls on Sunday for a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power. But Guinea's embattled opposition still doubts the vote's cre...

 2020-03-22 09:04 

AFP

Crude reality: price crash means oil firms must slash spending...

Confronted with a dizzying drop in prices, oil firms face a real challenge as they try to cut investment spending in order to survive a coronavirus-induced collapse in demand coupled with a Russia-Saudi Arabia price war....

 2020-03-22 08:57 

AFP

Private, online and hi-tech: the coronavirus economy...

The coronavirus pandemic has sent stock markets into freefall and industries to the wall, however many firms enabling more private, online and tech-based living are emerging as potential winners. During the week Walmart rose as much as 25 percent from its...

 2020-03-22 08:57 

AFP

Guineans heading to polls in historic constitution vote...

Voters in the West African state Guinea were being called to the polls on Sunday for a bitterly-disputed referendum that critics say is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to stay in power. But Guinea's embattled opposition still doubts the vote's cre...

 2020-03-22 08:05 

AFP

Sewing face masks goes viral in Europe...

What do prisoners, a former first lady and textile makers have in common? All have threaded their needles to combat a dire global shortage of face masks that risks the health of millions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.A Czech Facebook group called "Czechi...

 2020-03-22 08:05 

AFP

Private, online and hi-tech: the coronavirus economy...

The coronavirus pandemic has sent stock markets into freefall and industries to the wall, however many firms enabling more private, online and tech-based living are emerging as potential winners. During the week Walmart rose as much as 25 percent from its...

 2020-03-22 07:57 

AFP

China's virus strategy: a model for the world?...

The head of the World Health Organization believes China's battle with the coronavirus offers a beacon of hope, but others question whether Beijing's strategy can be followed by other countries -- particularly Western democracies....

 2020-03-22 07:57 

AFP

Sewing face masks goes viral in Europe...

What do prisoners, a former first lady and textile makers have in common? All have threaded their needles to combat a dire global shortage of face masks that risks the health of millions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.A Czech Facebook group called "Czechi...

 2020-03-22 07:34 

AFP

North Korea praises Trump but warns on ties...

Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong Un detailing a plan to develop ties, state media reported citing the North Korean leader's powerful sister, but she warned their good personal relationship is not enough, as a hiatus in disarmament talks drag...

 2020-03-22 07:34 

AFP

China's virus strategy: a model for the world?...

The head of the World Health Organization believes China's battle with the coronavirus offers a beacon of hope, but others question whether Beijing's strategy can be followed by other countries -- particularly Western democracies....

 2020-03-22 06:41 

AFP

Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research...

Gamers, bitcoin "miners" and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment.The powerful computing effort can test po...

 2020-03-22 06:41 

AFP

North Korea praises Trump but warns on ties...

Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong Un detailing a plan to develop ties, state media reported citing the North Korean leader's powerful sister, but she warned their good personal relationship is not enough, as a hiatus in disarmament talks drag...

 2020-03-22 06:14 

AFP

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap...

French researcher Roland Marchal returned to Paris on Saturday after being imprisoned in Iran for over nine months, after France released an Iranian threatened with extradition to the US.He stood accused in the United States if trying to smuggle technolog...

 2020-03-22 06:14 

AFP

Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research...

Gamers, bitcoin "miners" and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment.The powerful computing effort can test po...

 2020-03-22 05:44 

AFP

Aussie Rules suspends season for at least two months over virus...

Australia's hugely popular Aussie Rules suspended its season Sunday in what it called "the most serious threat to our game in 100 years" after the government imposed new travel restrictions to contain the coronavirus....

 2020-03-22 05:44 

AFP

Aussie Rules suspends season for at least two months over virus...

Australia's hugely popular Aussie Rules suspended its season Sunday in what it called "the most serious threat to our game in 100 years" after the government imposed new travel restrictions to contain the coronavirus....

 2020-03-22 05:01 

AFP

US airlines warn of 'draconian' steps if Congress fails to help...

The chief executives of the largest US airline companies asked Congress Saturday for urgent help avoiding widespread layoffs among the industry's 750,000 employees. The signatories appeared to be trying, in part, to counter recent negative publicity o...

 2020-03-22 05:01 

AFP

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap...

French researcher Roland Marchal returned to Paris on Saturday after being imprisoned in Iran for over nine months, after France released an Iranian threatened with extradition to the US.He stood accused in the United States if trying to smuggle technolog...

 2020-03-22 04:50 

AFP

Dybala, Maldini test positive for coronavirus...

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala said Saturday that he has become the third Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus while former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini revealed that he and his son have also been infected....

 2020-03-22 04:50 

AFP

US airlines warn of 'draconian' steps if Congress fails to help...

The chief executives of the largest US airline companies asked Congress Saturday for urgent help avoiding widespread layoffs among the industry's 750,000 employees. The signatories appeared to be trying, in part, to counter recent negative publicity o...

 2020-03-22 04:50 

AFP

Thousands flock to see Olympic flame in Japan despite virus fears...

Tens of thousands of people flocked to a cauldron with the Olympic flame in northeastern Japan over the weekend despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.gui"I queued for three hours but watching the Olympic flame was greatly encouraging," a...

 2020-03-22 04:50 

AFP

Thousands flock to see Olympic flame in Japan despite virus fears...

Tens of thousands of people flocked to a cauldron with the Olympic flame in northeastern Japan over the weekend despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic."I queued for three hours but watching the Olympic flame was greatly encouraging," a 70...

 2020-03-22 04:50 

AFP

Thousands flock to see Olympic flame in Japan despite virus fears...

Tens of thousands of people flocked to a cauldron with the Olympic flame in northeastern Japan over the weekend despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic."I queued for three hours but watching the Olympic flame was greatly encouraging," a 70...

 2020-03-22 04:49 

AFP

Mbanda jumps from the back row to the coronavirus front line...

Italian international Maxime Mbanda has leapt from the back row on the rugby pitch to the front line in the fight against the coronavirus, becoming a volunteer ambulance driver in Parma, and bears witness to a frightening reality on the pandemic.It is a s...

 2020-03-22 04:49 

AFP

Dybala, Maldini test positive for coronavirus...

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala said Saturday that he has become the third Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus while former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini revealed that he and his son have also been infected....

 2020-03-22 04:49 

AFP

Football grinds to a halt, but not in Australia...

Football might have ground to a halt across the world, but not in Australia where they are soldiering on, with a handful of fans turning up to cheer on their teams outside shuttered grounds this weekend.Melbourne City were also in action, thumping the Cen...

 2020-03-22 04:48 

AFP

Dybala, Maldini test positive for coronavirus...

Argentina striker Paulo Dybala said Saturday that he has become the third Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus while former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini revealed that he and his son have also been infected....

 2020-03-22 04:48 

AFP

Social distancing has Serena 'on edge' amid coronavirus pandemic...

Tennis great Serena Williams says she is "on edge" as she practices social distancing recommended by health experts in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-03-22 04:48 

AFP

Mbanda jumps from the back row to the coronavirus front line...

Italian international Maxime Mbanda has leapt from the back row on the rugby pitch to the front line in the fight against the coronavirus, becoming a volunteer ambulance driver in Parma, and bears witness to a frightening reality on the pandemic.It is a s...

 2020-03-22 04:47 

AFP

Social distancing has Serena 'on edge' amid coronavirus pandemic...

Tennis great Serena Williams says she is "on edge" as she practices social distancing recommended by health experts in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-03-22 04:47 

AFP

US airlines warn of 'draconian' steps if Congress fails to help...

The chief executives of the largest US airline companies asked Congress Saturday for urgent help avoiding widespread layoffs among the industry's 750,000 employees....

 2020-03-22 04:46 

AFP

Buildings torched in Guinea ahead of referendum...

Several government offices, schools and a police station were attacked to destroy voting material in Guinea ahead of a controversial constitutional referendum scheduled for Sunday....

 2020-03-22 04:46 

AFP

US airlines warn of 'draconian' steps if Congress fails to help...

The chief executives of the largest US airline companies asked Congress Saturday for urgent help avoiding widespread layoffs among the industry's 750,000 employees....

 2020-03-22 04:10 

AFP

Italy shuts factories as daily toll nears 800...

Italy on Saturday shut all non-essential factories after recording another record coronavirus toll that brought its fatalities to 4,825 -- over a third of the world's total and a grim reminder that the pandemic remains out of control.And those who wer...

 2020-03-22 04:10 

AFP

Buildings torched in Guinea ahead of referendum...

Several government offices, schools and a police station were attacked to destroy voting material in Guinea ahead of a controversial constitutional referendum scheduled for Sunday....

 2020-03-22 03:27 

AFP

Nearly one billion confined to homes as virus toll nears 13,000...

Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes Saturday as US states implemented stay-at-home orders similar to those in Europe, and as deaths from the global coronavirus pandemic surged towards 13,000.The virus death toll soared ...

 2020-03-22 03:27 

AFP

Italy shuts factories as daily toll nears 800...

Italy on Saturday shut all non-essential factories after recording another record coronavirus toll that brought its fatalities to 4,825 -- over a third of the world's total and a grim reminder that the pandemic remains out of control.And those who wer...

 2020-03-22 03:22 

AFP

Mbanda jumps from the back row to the coronavirus front line...

Italian international Maxime Mbanda has leapt from the back row on the rugby pitch to the front line in the fight against the coronavirus, becoming a volunteer ambulance driver in Parma, and bears witness to a frightening reality on the pandemic.It is a s...

 2020-03-22 03:07 

AFP

N. Korea praises Trump but warns on ties...

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un detailing a plan to develop ties, state media reported Sunday citing Kim's powerful sister, but she warned their good personal relationship is not enough, as a hiatus in di...

 2020-03-22 03:07 

AFP

Nearly one billion confined to homes as virus toll nears 13,000...

Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes Saturday as US states implemented stay-at-home orders similar to those in Europe, and as deaths from the global coronavirus pandemic surged towards 13,000.The virus death toll soared ...

 2020-03-22 02:40 

AFP

Mounting Tokyo 2020 postponement calls put pressure on defiant Olympic chiefs...

Pressure mounted on Olympic organisers to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games on Saturday after the powerful US track and field federation urged this summer's showpiece be pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.The new chairman of the United Kingdom...

 2020-03-22 02:40 

AFP

N. Korea praises Trump but warns on ties...

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un detailing a plan to develop ties, state media reported Sunday citing Kim's powerful sister, but she warned their good personal relationship is not enough, as a hiatus in di...

 2020-03-22 02:40 

AFP

Social distancing has Serena 'on edge' amid coronavirus pandemic...

Tennis great Serena Williams says she is "on edge" as she practices social distancing recommended by health experts in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-03-22 02:26 

AFP

Former Real Madrid president Sanz dies after contracting coronavirus...

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, died on Saturday at the age of 76, his son announced....

 2020-03-22 02:26 

AFP

Former Real Madrid president Sanz dies after contracting coronavirus...

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, who was hospitalised with coronavirus, died on Saturday at the age of 76, his son announced....

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