Global report: Japan hit by biggest GDP fall in 40 years, Australia suffers deadliest day

This post was originally published on this siteNew Zealand postpones general election; US coronavirus death toll passes 170,000; Italy closes nightclubs for three weeks. Coronavirus –

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Coronavirus live news: England tightens restrictions, WHO says ‘young people’ behind some spikes

This post was originally published on this siteMexico’s health ministry posted 639 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday bring the country’s toll to 46,000, almost the same as the

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Leicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions?

This post was originally published on this siteA regional flare-up of coronavirus cases means Leicester will not emerge from parts of lockdown as swiftly as the rest of England. Here’s what

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Global report: South Africa records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases since pandemic hit

This post was originally published on this siteBrazil surges past 600,000 cases as death toll jumps Italy’s; New York governor urges protesters to be tested; Turkey imposes weekend

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US deaths pass 3000 as World Bank warns Covid-19 will drive east Asia into poverty

This post was originally published on this siteThe United States has recorded its deadliest day in the coronavirus pandemic, with another 540 deaths taking its fatalities past 3,000, as the World

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Monday briefing: ‘Yes Jeremy’: Corbyn lays down law on Brexit

This post was originally published on this siteLabour leader tells shadow cabinet to fall in line over election … Grace Millane’s murder trial … and Lewis Hamilton’s

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Monday briefing: Johnson sets out election stall in Queen’s speech

This post was originally published on this siteGood morning and welcome to this Monday briefing with Alison Rourke. Violent criminals and sexual offenders will face drastically harsher penalties

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Tuesday briefing: PM’s ‘secret Irish border plans’ dismissed

This post was originally published on this siteGood morning and welcome to the morning briefing with Alison Rourke on this very busy news week. A proposal to solve the quagmire of the Irish

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Greta Thunberg responds to Asperger’s critics: ‘It’s a superpower’

This post was originally published on this siteTeenage climate activist responds to criticism, saying ‘when haters go after your looks and differences … you know you’re

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East Timor: Indonesia’s invasion and the long road to independence

This post was originally published on this siteThe landmark vote in 1999, in which 78.5% of East Timorese chose independence from Indonesia, was the culmination of 24 years of occupation by

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