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US records highest Covid-19 deaths in single day

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US has the highest number of recorded coronavirus cases in the world The US recorded the most coronavirus deaths in a single day with 1,736 fatalities reported on Tuesday. It brings the total number of deaths in the country to 12,722, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.…

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Cardinal Pell accuser: 'This does not define me'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cardinal George Pell has been acquitted of child sexual abuse The Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of child sexual abuse says he accepts a court’s decision to overturn the cleric’s conviction.Cardinal Pell was freed from jail on Tuesday after Australia’s top court ruled he had not been proven…

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Coronavirus: 'Keep cats indoors', vets recommend

Image copyright Victoria Gill Veterinary scientists have recommended cat owners keep their pets indoors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But the British Veterinary Association said “owners should not worry” about any risk of infection from their pets. “There isn’t a single case of a pet dog or cat infecting a human with…

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Wisconsin defies its own virus lockdown to vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Milwaukee voters faced long lines and understaffed polling stations The US state of Wisconsin pressed ahead with an election on Tuesday, despite a state-wide stay-at-home order amid the escalating coronavirus outbreak.Voters braved long queues at a limited number of polling stations where some staff wore hazmat suits.The governor had…

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PM spending second night in intensive care

Image copyright PA Media Boris Johnson is spending a second night in intensive care as he continues to receive treatment for coronavirus. The PM is being kept in intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital in London “for close monitoring”, No 10 said. Mr Johnson’s condition is “stable” and he remains in “good spirits”, his spokesman…

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Acting US Navy chief resigns over ship virus row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation The acting secretary of the US Navy has resigned amid uproar over his handling of a coronavirus outbreak on an aircraft carrier.Thomas Modly fired the USS Theodore Roosevelt’s captain after he pleaded for help in a letter leaked to…

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New York sees highest single-day virus death toll

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Governor Cuomo faced questions over New York’s response to the vulnerable prison population Scrutiny over New York’s Covid-19 response has deepened after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state recorded its highest single-day increase in virus deaths on Tuesday.The 731 deaths reported brought the total to 5,489 deaths and…

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Paris bans daytime outdoor exercise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paris residents face further restrictions on exercise Authorities in Paris have banned exercise outside during the day, as the fight against the coronavirus outbreak continues. The new rules are in force between 10:00 and 19:00 local time, and come into effect on Wednesday.Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the chief of…

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PM stable in hospital and not on ventilator

Image copyright PA Media Prime Minister Boris Johnson is “in good spirits” after spending the night in intensive care being treated for coronavirus, No 10 has said.A spokesman said Mr Johnson, 55, was stable overnight, is being given oxygen and is not on a ventilator. It comes as Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove became the…

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PM spends night in intensive care with coronavirus

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent the night in intensive care at a central London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.Mr Johnson, 55, is “in very good hands”, said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is standing in for the PM and chaired the government’s daily meeting. World leaders have sent messages…