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Coronavirus: Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of 'significant recession'
Coronavirus: Chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of 'significant recession'

May 13, 2020

The chancellor has said it is "very likely" the UK is in a "significant recession", as figures show the economy contracting at the fastest pace since the financial crisis...

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NHC monitoring disturbance near the Bahamas
NHC monitoring disturbance near the Bahamas

May 12, 2020

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring an area of low pressure near the Bahamas...

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Coronavirus: Elon Musk vows to move Tesla factory in lockdown row
Coronavirus: Elon Musk vows to move Tesla factory in lockdown row

May 11, 2020

Billionaire Tesla boss Elon Musk has said he will move the electric carmaker's headquarters out of California, after he was ordered to keep its only US vehicle plant closed...

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Coronavirus: French arrivals exempt from UK quarantine plans
Coronavirus: French arrivals exempt from UK quarantine plans

May 11, 2020

Passengers arriving from France will be exempt from forthcoming UK coronavirus quarantine measures...

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Coronavirus: South Dakota Sioux refuse to take down 'illegal' checkpoints
Coronavirus: South Dakota Sioux refuse to take down 'illegal' checkpoints

May 11, 2020

Sioux tribes in the US state of South Dakota are refusing to remove coronavirus checkpoints they set up on roads which pass through their land.

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Jerry Stiller: Seinfeld star and father of actor Ben dies aged 92
Jerry Stiller: Seinfeld star and father of actor Ben dies aged 92

May 11, 2020

Comedian Jerry Stiller, best known for his recurring role as George Costanza's father on TV's Seinfeld, has died aged 92, his actor son Ben has confirmed.

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'Project Restart': Premier League facing decisive week over season resumption
'Project Restart': Premier League facing decisive week over season resumption

May 11, 2020

The Premier League is set for a decisive few days in establishing whether it is possible to resume and complete the current season...

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Iran navy 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman
Iran navy 'friendly fire' incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman

May 11, 2020

Nineteen sailors have been killed and 15 others injured in an accident involving Iranian naval vessels in the Gulf of Oman, Iran's navy has said...

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Coronavirus: Wuhan in first virus cluster since end of lockdown
Coronavirus: Wuhan in first virus cluster since end of lockdown

May 11, 2020

New coronavirus clusters have been reported in Wuhan city - where the virus first emerged - and the north-eastern province of Jilin in China...

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Coronavirus: Use common sense to see loved ones outdoors €“ Dominic Raab
Coronavirus: Use common sense to see loved ones outdoors – Dominic Raab

May 11, 2020

People in England can meet another person from outside their household as long as they are outside and stay 2m apart, the government has confirmed...

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Ahmaud Arbery: Father and son charged with murder of US black jogger
Ahmaud Arbery: Father and son charged with murder of US black jogger

May 08, 2020

A father and son have been arrested and charged in the US state of Georgia for the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man.

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Coronavirus: WHO warns 190,000 could die in Africa in one year
Coronavirus: WHO warns 190,000 could die in Africa in one year

May 08, 2020

As many as 190,000 people across Africa could die in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic if crucial containment measures fail, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.

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Coronavirus: Meat shortage leaves US farmers with 'mind-blowing' choice

May 08, 2020

The United States faces a major meat shortage due to virus infections at processing plants. It means millions of pigs could be put down without ever making it to table. This is what the predicament looks like on a Minnesota farm.

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Tara Reade: Biden sex attack accuser urges him to quit race
Tara Reade: Biden sex attack accuser urges him to quit race

May 08, 2020

A woman who accuses Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her 27 years ago has called on him to quit the presidential race...

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Texas governor amends lockdown and orders salon owner freed from jail
Texas governor amends lockdown and orders salon owner freed from jail

May 08, 2020

The governor of Texas has amended his lockdown executive order to free a salon owner who was jailed after refusing to close down her business.

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Facebook and Google extend working from home to end of year
Facebook and Google extend working from home to end of year

May 08, 2020

Facebook and Google have said they will let employees continue working from home for the rest of the year...

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Coronavirus: Is it time to free the healthy from restrictions
Coronavirus: Is it time to free the healthy from restrictions?

May 07, 2020

The constant stream of bad news on coronavirus, from the rising number of deaths, to doctors and nurses risking their lives because of a lack of protective equipment has, understandably, caused great anxiety...

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US Supreme Court hears toilet flush during oral arguments - a first
US Supreme Court hears toilet flush during oral arguments - a first

May 07, 2020

It's a problem that anyone working from home will be familiar with: a colleague forgets to press mute during a conference call...

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Wagner, shadowy Russian military group, 'fighting in Libya'
Wagner, shadowy Russian military group, 'fighting in Libya'

May 07, 2020

Hundreds of mercenaries from Russia's shadowy Wagner Group are operating in Libya, a leaked UN report says...

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India gas leak: At least 13 dead after Visakhapatnam incident

May 07, 2020

At least 13 people have been killed by a massive gas leak at a chemical plant in southern India, with 800 others taken to hospital...

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