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Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango dies after contracting coronavirus

Veteran Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango died on Tuesday after contracting the new coronavirus, his representatives have confirmed.

India's rebel gym goers risk virus to pump iron

India's rebel gym goers risk virus to pump iron

While top gym chains in India are shuttered over the coronavirus pandemic, many workout dens are defying government orders of a lockdown by staying open for their muscle-bound customers.

Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be 'gift from God'

Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be 'gift from God'

US President Donald Trump on Monday said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a ‘gift from God’ despite scientists warning ...

Britain in lockdown as WHO warns pandemic 'accelerating'

Britain in lockdown as WHO warns pandemic 'accelerating'

Britain was under lockdown Tuesday, its population joining around 1.7 billion people around the globe ordered to stay indoors to curb the ‘accelerating’ spread of the coronavirus.

Trillion-dollar US economic rescue package crashes in Senate

Trillion-dollar US economic rescue package crashes in Senate

A trillion-dollar Senate proposal to rescue the reeling US economy crashed to defeat Sunday after receiving zero support from Democrats, and with five Republicans absent from the chamber ...

Prison riot kills 23 in Colombia as Chile enforces virus curfew

Prison riot kills 23 in Colombia as Chile enforces virus curfew

Panic over the spread of the coronavirus sparked a prison riot in Colombia that killed 23 inmates on Sunday, as Chile became the latest Latin American country to announce restrictions on movement.

Amsterdam-Delhi flight turned back amid corona confusion

Amsterdam-Delhi flight turned back amid corona confusion

A KLM flight from Amsterdam to New Delhi was turned around midair, an official and a passenger told AFP on Saturday, after apparent confusion about India's coronavirus regulations.

Worldwide virus lockdowns as WHO warns young people 'not invincible'

Worldwide virus lockdowns as WHO warns young people 'not invincible'

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide kicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death toll accelerated sharply and the World Health Organization warned the young ...

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

Negotiations lag on $1 trillion stimulus for virus-hit US

US lawmakers urgently negotiating a $1 trillion emergency package to salvage an economy ravaged by the coronavirus missed a Republican-imposed deadline to reach an agreement by the end of Friday.

Virus whistleblower doctor punished 'inappropriately': Chinese probe

Virus whistleblower doctor punished 'inappropriately': Chinese probe

Police in China's virus epicentre Wuhan acted ‘inappropriately’ by punishing a doctor who blew the whistle on the outbreak that has now killed more than 9,000 worldwide ..

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

India bans incoming international flights for a week over virus

All incoming international flights to India will be banned for one week starting Sunday, the government said Thursday as it announced the latest raft of measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Copa America postponed from 2020 to 2021: official

Copa America postponed from 2020 to 2021: official

The Copa America due to kick off in June in Argentina and Colombia was on Tuesday postponed by a year to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers CONMEBOL said.