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Trump’s WHO de-funding ‘as dangerous as it sounds’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump said the WHO had “failed in its basic duty”US President Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for halting funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) amid the global coronavirus pandemic.Philanthropist Bill Gates, a major funder of the WHO, said it was “as dangerous as it sounds”.President…

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The mystery of Nigeria’s fake gangster attacks

Hundreds of gang members, mostly teenagers, fleeing police in two Nigerian states under a coronavirus lockdown hoaxed residents into believing that coordinated armed robbery attacks were underway. Police say the gangsters achieved their intention of creating panic.Residents set up makeshift checkpoints with burning tyres in border communities between Lagos and Ogun states after forming vigilante…

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Tour de France to go ahead at end of August after coronavirus delay

The 107th edition of the Tour will start in Nice and finish in ParisThe postponed 2020 Tour de France will now start on 29 August, following the French government’s extension of a ban on mass gatherings to mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.Cycling’s biggest event, won by Team Ineos’ Egan Bernal last year, was originally…

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Trump is halting funding to the WHO. What does this actually mean?

(CNN)US President Donald Trump stunned world leaders and health experts on Tuesday when he announced he was halting funding to the World Health Organization, in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic.He first threatened to do so last week, accusing the WHO of mismanaging the spread of the novel coronavirus, and of not acting quickly…

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Trump’s name to appear on US virus relief cheques

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump signed an $8 billion funding bill in March to combat the coronavirus outbreak President Donald Trump’s name will be printed on paper cheques being sent to millions of Americans struggling financially because of coronavirus.It is the first time a US president’s name will appear on a federal…

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Denmark lets young children return to school

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Danish prime minister welcomed children on their return to school in Valby on Wednesday Children up to the age of 11 are returning to nurseries and schools across Denmark, as the government becomes the first in Europe to relax coronavirus restrictions on education.Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen welcomed children as…

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US marks highest number of deaths in a day after several days of a downward trend

(CNN)The US recorded its highest number of coronavirus deaths in a day after several days in which the death toll had fallen or was nearly flat.The daily death toll was 2,405 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University’s tally of cases, bringing the total number of US deaths to 26,033. At least 609,240 people have…

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India issues new lockdown rules after extension

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption India will be under lockdown for nearly three more weeks A day after extending a nationwide lockdown, India has relaxed restrictions on farming, banking and public works, but transport services and most businesses remain closed. The rules which come into effect on 20 April, are expected to ease the…

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Trump retreats from absolute authority claim as he deflects blame for coronavirus crisis to WHO

(CNN)President Donald Trump backed off his assertion of absolute authority over reopening the country, in an embarrassing tacit admission that he cannot force reluctant states to fire up the economy with the coronavirus still rampant.And he continued to deflect from criticism of his wider handling of the coronavirus pandemic, singling out the World Health Organization,…

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Fortnite Waits Launch of its new season

Image copyright Fortnite Epic Games has delayed the release of its new season of Fortnite until June.Chapter 2, Season 3 of Fortnite was scheduled to be released in just two weeks, but the company said it would extend the current season instead.Fortnite is one of the world’s most popular video games, attracting millions of players…