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Toll due to US wildfires rises to 35; strong winds, low moisture add to firefighters' difficulties
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Toll due to US wildfires rises to 35; strong winds, low moisture add to firefighters' difficulties

The fires have forced tens of thousands to flee and cast a shroud of smoke that has given Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, some of the worst air quality in the world

As demonstrations escalate across US, peaceful protesters sympathise with aggressive tactics
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As demonstrations escalate across US, peaceful protesters sympathise with aggressive tactics

In recent weeks, protesters in Portland have pointed laser beams, lobbed water bottles and trash bags and, in one case, according to the Portland Police Bureau, hurled an open pocketknife at the officers guarding the courthouse

US charges 18 Portland protesters with arson, trespassing as it sends tactical police to Seattle
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US charges 18 Portland protesters with arson, trespassing as it sends tactical police to Seattle

The arrests came this week during clashes with specially equipped federal police agents sent to Portland, where 56 straight days of anti-racism demonstrations have captured national attention

In Portland, federal agents unleash militarised crackdown on protesters; 'attack on democracy', says mayor
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In Portland, federal agents unleash militarised crackdown on protesters; 'attack on democracy', says mayor

The agents in Portland are part of “rapid deployment teams” put together after Trump directed federal agencies to deploy additional personnel to protect statues, monuments and federal property during the continuing unrest.

'Windows, merchandise can be replaced': Retailers in US, battered by COVID-19, now confront George Floyd killing protests, but empathise
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'Windows, merchandise can be replaced': Retailers in US, battered by COVID-19, now confront George Floyd killing protests, but empathise

Even as major chains boarded up stores and halted operations, they largely sought to convey empathy for protesters following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, and did not condemn the damage to their businesses.

China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, including five locally-transmitted infections; nine districts in Wuhan classified as low-risk'
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China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, including five locally-transmitted infections; nine districts in Wuhan classified as low-risk'

Signifying the slowdown of the virus in the country, China on Saturday held a nationwide memorial for martyrs and victims of the coronavirus in the country.

Donald Trump says Americans should wear face masks to combat coronavirus, but 'don't think I'm gonna do it'
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Donald Trump says Americans should wear face masks to combat coronavirus, but 'don't think I'm gonna do it'

President Donald Trump has recommended Americans to cover their faces with scarves or homemade cloth masks while going outside to curb the spread of the coronavirus though he would not wear one himself.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump extends US social distancing guidelines till 30 April as govt expert predicts over 100,000 deaths
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump extends US social distancing guidelines till 30 April as govt expert predicts over 100,000 deaths

Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April

Except coronavirus epicentre Wuhan, all cities in China's Hubei province set to resume domestic flights from tomorrow
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Except coronavirus epicentre Wuhan, all cities in China's Hubei province set to resume domestic flights from tomorrow

Domestic operations in China's Hubei province except in Wuhan Tianhe International Airport will be resumed from Sunday, China's Civil Aviation Regulator (CAAC) said on Friday.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Norwegian Refugee Council says worldwide travel bans preventing it from reaching people in West Asian conflict zones
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Norwegian Refugee Council says worldwide travel bans preventing it from reaching people in West Asian conflict zones

The Norwegian Refugee Council said it was unable to reach people in Syria, Yemen and the Gaza Strip, where authorities have imposed strict measures to halt the spread of the virus

Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Indonesia sees deficit in hospital beds, medical staff, ICU; 55 dead so far
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Indonesia sees deficit in hospital beds, medical staff, ICU; 55 dead so far

Health experts say Indonesia faces a surge in coronavirus cases after a slow government response masked the scale of the outbreak in the world’s fourth most populous country

Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump against doctors' advice on complete shutdown, says such move will affect country's economy
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Donald Trump against doctors' advice on complete shutdown, says such move will affect country's economy

Coronavirus has so far claimed 550 lives and infected 43,700 people in the US, New York is the worst affected state with 157 deaths

Coronavirus Outbreak: China to lift travel curbs in Hubei province, end lockdown of Wuhan on 8 April as infections begin to abate
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Coronavirus Outbreak: China to lift travel curbs in Hubei province, end lockdown of Wuhan on 8 April as infections begin to abate

Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus cases were first detected in December last year on Monday reported one new confirmed case of the COVID-19 after reporting zero cases for five consecutive days

Coronavirus Outbreak: Amazon, Bill Gates join hands to deliver test kits as Covid-19 pandemic cases soar in the US
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Amazon, Bill Gates join hands to deliver test kits as Covid-19 pandemic cases soar in the US

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the US hard with over 45,000 cases and over 500 deaths registered.

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Stay safe or go to jail'; Gautam Gambhir warns quarantine offenders
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Stay safe or go to jail'; Gautam Gambhir warns quarantine offenders

'Don't be a threat to society. We are fighting for our existence, not for our livelihood. Follow the government's lockdown guidelines', Gautam Gambhir added

Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Could've told us earlier'; Donald Trump slams China for being secretive about the pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: 'Could've told us earlier'; Donald Trump slams China for being secretive about the pandemic

'They should have told us about this', Donald Trump told reporters at a press conference in the White House on Sunday during a briefing on his administration's coronavirus response

Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee urges Narendra Modi to stop all flights from landing in West Bengal
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Mamata Banerjee urges Narendra Modi to stop all flights from landing in West Bengal

West Bengal on Sunday announced a partial lockdown from 5 pm on Monday till 27 March midnight, in an attempt to arrest the spread of the viral disease

Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi Bar Council says high court should consider total shutdown till 31 March
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi Bar Council says high court should consider total shutdown till 31 March

It also suggested that no advocates, their staff or litigants be allowed to enter the court premises, except for urgent matters and said that the entire premises should be sanitised periodically

Home quarantine stamped people to be arrested if found in public places, says Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao
India

Home quarantine stamped people to be arrested if found in public places, says Bengaluru Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao

According to officials, the stamped people should remain quarantined at home, the default period being 14 days