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  • WASHINGTON           -                President Donald Trump said Saturday he is considering placing New York state– the worst-hit in the US by the coronavirus pandemic– under quarantine but he was vague about exactly what ...

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  • ROME             -            Italy's death toll from the novel coronavirus shot past 10,000 on Saturday with 889 new deaths, the country's civil protection service said.The toll in Italy, which has suffered more deaths than any other ...

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  • Washington/Madrid-The coronavirus pandemic has driven the global economy into a downturn that will require massive funding to help developing nations, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said.“It is clear that we have entered a recession” that will be worse than in 2009 following the global ...

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  • Tehran-Iran announced Saturday that 139 more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,517 in one of the world’s worst-affected countries. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference that 3,076 more cases had been confirmed in the ...

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  • LAUSANNE-World Athletics is working to restart a shuttered athletics season and studying any changes that may be needed in the qualifying process for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, president Seb Coe said on Friday. The governing body is hoping to offer a series of meetings that may begin in August ...

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  • TOKYO-Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori has told international federations that deciding who foots the bill for postponing the Games to 2021 will be a “major challenge”, Olympic news website insidethegames here reported on Saturday. The International ...

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  • LONDON-England women’s captain Sarah Hunter has said she is willing to take a pay cut to ensure staff at the country’s governing body do not lose their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis. England’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) faces losses of up to 50 million pounds over the next ...

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  • TOKYO-Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, the poster girl of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, took to social media on Saturday to show her support for the decision to postpone the Games until next year Osaka, who won the U.S. Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019, was the central character in the ...

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  • BEIJING               -               China and the United States should "unite to fight" the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the globe, said ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has asked the government to introduce an online system for generating funds to combat the coronavirus [COVID-19] pandemic.“I request the government to introduce a coronavirus fund raising system where people can donate with open hearts. Please arrange a ...

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  • London-Britain’s Jamie Murray says organisers might find it difficult to reschedule Wimbledon for later in the season if the Grand Slam is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. A decision regarding the June 29-July 12 grasscourt event will be made next week but organisers have already ...

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  • BELGRADE-Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic pledged one million euros (896,787.8 pounds) to help buy ventilators and other medical equipment in his native Serbia on Friday, joining a list of other athletes in the fight against coronavirus.The virus, which emerged in China late last year, has ...

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  • Already-qualified athletes to keep spots at Tokyo 2021 Games ATHENS - All athletes who had qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will keep their spots for the Games next year following their postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee said on Friday. The IOC ...

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  • United Nations-The United Nations on Thursday hailed armed groups heeding its call for a ceasefire during the coronavirus crisis, as Security Council and General Assembly members prepared draft resolutions in support of the measure.Armed groups in Cameroon, the Philippines, Yemen and Syria have ...

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  • WASHINGTON-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 ...

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  • Singapore-Singaporeans could be jailed for up to six months if they intentionally stand close to someone else, under tough new rules announced Friday to halt the spread of the coronavirus.The city-state has introduced a series of new measures to tackle the virus, including closing bars and cinemas ...

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  • ISLAMABAD                   -             The Islamabad High Court on Thursday has ordered the release of 25 suspects in NAB custody including ...

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  • GUJRAT                -             The Sarai Alamgir administration on Thursday has imposed a complete lockdown in the Simbli village, a tehsil of Sarai Alamgir ...

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  • GILGIT                 -            An earthquake jolted different parts of Gilgit on Thursday, while tremors were felt in Jaglot, Thaleji, Astur and adjoining ...

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  • DUBAI               -            The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday said that all qualifying events for the Twenty20 World Cup 2021 and 50-overs version in ...

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  • TOKYO                 -          The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is working with sports bodies to arrange a July-August window for the postponed Tokyo Olympics in ...

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  • SYDNEY                 -              Australia men’s team head coach Justin Langer has appealed to players to remain optimistic during the ongoing ...

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  • MADRID                 -             World leaders are to hold online crisis talks Thursday on the coronavirus pandemic that has forced three billion people ...

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  • Paris                  -              The French military will support public services strained by the coronavirus epidemic, President Emmanuel ...

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  • Moscow             -             Russia will halt all international flights from midnight on Friday under a government decree listing new  measures against the coronavirus ...

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  • Hong Kong                  -             Asian equities soared again Wednesday following a blockbuster day in New York and Europe as US lawmakers edge ...

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  • WASHINGTON                    -                  The US Senate leaders and the White House agreed Wednesday to a nearly ...

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  • LOS ANGELES                 -               California officials on Tuesday pleaded for young people to heed safety warnings over the new coronavirus ...

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  • KARACHI-Karachi Kings’ Head Coach Dean Jones has shared his experience of coaching Pakistan’s batting maestro Babar Azam, during the fifth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).While answering questions during a Twitter session, the former Australian cricketer heaped praise on Babar by ...

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  • BERN-Roger Federer has joined the list of sports stars helping out the needy during the coronavirus pandemic, with the former world number one and his wife donating one million Swiss Francs ($1.02 million) to vulnerable families in his native Switzerland. Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano ...

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