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Coronavirus: US Death Toll Passes 32,000

The confirmed coronavirus death toll in the United States reached 32,917 on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. The toll as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Friday) marked an increase of 4,491 deaths in the past 24 hours, by far the highest daily toll in the pandemic so far. But the figure likely includes “probable” deaths related to ...

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African-Americans Dying Of Coronavirus At Higher Rates

The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to disparities in health and healthcare access. The figures were reported by state and city leaders at briefings on the coronavirus, including Louisiana Governor John Edwards who said more than 70% ...

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British Prime Minister Taken Into Intensive Care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Monday admitted to intensive care after being hospitalised with coronavirus, with foreign minister Dominic Raab to take over his duties “where necessary”, his Downing Street office said. “Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the Intensive ...

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British Prime Minister, Johnson, Still Battling Coronavirus Seven Days After Isolation

Boris Johnson remains unwell with a high temperature seven days after he began self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus. The Prime Minister recorded a video message from his flat in Downing Street asking the public to continue to stay at home – despite a forecast of sunshine and warmer weather this weekend. Mr Johnson, who tested positive for the virus a week ...

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COVID-19: US Cases Exceed 100,000, Doctors Decry Scarcity Of Drugs, Equipment

Doctors and nurses on the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus crisis pleaded on Friday for more protective gear and equipment to treat waves of patients expected to overwhelm hospitals as the sum of known U.S. infections climbed well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead. Physicians have called particular attention to a desperate need for additional ventilators, machines that ...

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US Overtakes China, Italy In Coronavirus Cases

The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections and reported a record surge in unemployment as world leaders vowed $5 trillion to stave off global economic collapse. More than 500,000 people around the world have now contracted the new coronavirus, overwhelming healthcare systems even in wealthy nations and triggering an avalanche ...

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What Lesotho’s Constitution Says About Immunity For A Sitting Prime Minister

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane and his new wife, Maessaiah, at the Magistrate Court in Maseru. AFP-Getty Images/Molise Molise Hoolo ‘Nyane, University of Limpopo The constitution of Lesotho has come under international scrutiny over an unusual question: does it give the prime minister immunity from prosecution? Previously, constitutional questions that attracted attention in relation to the tiny kingdom landlocked by ...

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Coronavirus: First Brit Dies On Diamond Princess Cruise Ship

A British man has died from coronavirus on the Diamond Princess which was hit by an outbreak of the disease. The latest death brings the total number of passengers who have died on the cruise ship to six. Japanese news agencies made the announcement following a statement from their ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare at around 1pm UK time. On ...

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Breaking: Former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, Is Dead

Egypt’s former long-time president Hosni Mubarak died Tuesday at age 91 at Cairo’s Galaa military hospital, his brother-in-law General Mounir Thabet told AFP. Thabet, a former high-ranking military official, confirmed the family was still at the hospital and said the Egyptian presidential office would organise the funeral. Mubarak was in power from 1981 until he was overthrown in 2011 amid ...

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Kenya Is Experiencing Strange Weather. What’s Behind It

A road destroyed by a landslide in West Pokot County, northwestern Kenya. November 23 2019. EPA/STRINGER Jennifer Fitchett, University of the Witwatersrand Many parts of Kenya have been experiencing torrential rainfall for a couple of months now. This has resulted in floods and landslides. The unusual weather can be attributed to the Indian Ocean Dipole. This is the difference in ...

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