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Netflix

Netflix subscriber numbers grow dramatically in first quarter as COVID-19 keeps people home

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U.S. online streaming giant Netflix Inc. has reported a strong growth in subscriptions, with 15.77 million new customers in the first quarter of 2020,...
Ugandan Police Arrest Senior Journalist

Ugandan police arrest senior journalist over alleged subversive activities

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The Uganda Police have arrested a senior journalist over allegations that he is involved in subversive activities. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said on Tuesday in...
Israel Th Election

Israel averts 4th election with unity government deal reached

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After three consecutive elections in more than a year, a unity government is expected to be formed in the coming days in Israel with...

Nigerian northern state dismisses rumor of mass deaths

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The government of a northern state in Nigeria has dismissed rumors of mass deaths in the state following allegedly an upsurge in activities...
arrested

Three soldiers arrested for killing civilians in restive Anglophone regions of Cameroon

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Two Cameroonian soldiers and one gendarme have been arrested for killing civilians in the country's troubled English-speaking Northwest region, according to a statement from...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon customs seizes 210 cartons of fake chloroquine

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Cameroon customs on Tuesday seized 210 cartons of fake anti-malaria medication chloroquine in Ngaoundere, chief town of the mountainous region of Adamawa. ...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Most Americans support stay-at-home orders despite White House push to reopen economy

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An overwhelming majority of Americans are in favor of the current stay-at-home orders to stem the spread of COVID-19, despite the White House persistent...
The US Capitol Building on March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC. – The US Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package on Wednesday for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic as New York hospitals braced for a wave of virus patients. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Senate passes relief package to increase funding for small businesses amid COVID-19 fallout

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a 484-billion-U.S.-dollar relief package that would increase funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing as the COVID-19...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. experts develop treatment guidelines for COVID-19

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A panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts has developed treatment guidelines for the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release of the National...
Citizens line up outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 continued unabated in South Africa on Thursday, with 82 new cases reported, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

Funerals become hotspots of COVID-19 infections in South Africa

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Funerals have been found to pose the biggest risk for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said...
Donald Trump

Trump to halt U.S. green card immigration for 60 days

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the White House will halt the immigration of green card recipients for 60 days while continuing...
Congo

48 killed in DR Congo heavy rain

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At least 48 people died as a result of the torrential rain that hit the city of Uvira last Friday and its surrounding areas...
IMF

IMF and RFAs pledge cooperation to mitigate pandemic’s impact on economy

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Heads of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Regional Financing Arrangements (RFAs) on Tuesday pledged to cooperate to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19...
Marathon

Berlin Marathon scheduled for September 27 not to take place

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The Berlin Marathon will not be staged on Sept. 27 due to a government ban on mass gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers...
football

Colombia says football unlikely to resume before July

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The Colombian government has ruled out the prospect of restarting the country's major football competitions in the near term, citing ongoing risks associated with...
Maxresdefault

Dutch soccer league likely to end the season due to extended ban to September

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The Dutch football federation (KNVB) announced on Tuesday its intention to end the season after the government decided to extend a ban on mass...
Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield attends a press conference on the COVID-19 at the White House in Washington D.C. March 9, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration will ask Congress to approve a possible payroll tax cut and provide "very substantial relief" for hourly workers and industries hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. CDC director warns second wave of COVID-19 likely “more devastating”

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Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield warned Tuesday that a second wave of the novel coronavirus will be...
Business Management Salary

South African president announces 500 billion rand COVID-19 plan

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night revealed that 500 billion rand (26.3 billion U.S. dollars) would be devoted to relief and economic...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Special team formed to help recover U.S. Texas oil industry

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A special task force was formed Tuesday to help recover the hard-hit oil industry in the U.S. state of Texas. The formation...
A cleaner works in San Francisco, California, the United States, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

U.S. COVID-19 cases top 800,000, divide deepens over reopening economy

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 800,000 on Tuesday with deaths surpassing 43,000, while Americans are increasingly divided over when...
Euro

Portugal announces €25 million measures for virus-hit startups

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Portuguese government on Tuesday announced a set of new measures to mitigate COVID-19's economic impact on "more than 2,500 Portuguese startups." "The...
Greg Abbott

500,000 jobs listed online for Texas – Greg Abbott

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U.S. Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that nearly 500,000 job openings are currently listed online to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Lockdown

European nations ease lockdown with caution

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More European nations have decided to tentatively relax restrictions with various requirements being introduced to the public. According to the European Centre...
The US Capitol Building on March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC. – The US Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package on Wednesday for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic as New York hospitals braced for a wave of virus patients. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

U.S. Senate passes relief package to increase funding for small businesses, hospitals, testing

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a relief package that would increase funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing as the pandemic started...
Covid-19

COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe rise to 28

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe rose to 28 after three new cases were recorded on Tuesday. In an update, the...
Rain

Heavy rains brighten food security prospects in Kenya amid COVID-19 fight

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Kenya is experiencing heavy rains that started over a week ago, with the deluge bringing mixed fortunes to the east African nation amid the...
Murder

52 young people murdered by insurgents in Mozambique

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The Defense and Security Forces of Mozambique (FDS) confirmed that 52 young people were murdered by insurgents in the country's northernmost province Cabo Delgado,...
Sports Sakora Championship

Zambian youth eager to receive Chinese sports mentorship

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Zambia youth is working on a proposal to set up a China-Zambia sports exchange desk focused on promoting various disciplines among the youth who...
Donald Trump

Trump and British PM Johnson reaffirm cooperation to reopen global economies

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U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed their close cooperation to reopen global economies during a phone conversation on Tuesday,...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Africa’s COVID-19 death toll hits 1,158, as confirmed cases rise to 23,505

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The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent reached 1,158 as the number of confirmed cases hit 23,505 as of...