Trump ‘considering quarantine on New York’

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US President Donald Trump has said he is considering imposing a quarantine on New York in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “We’d like to see [it] quarantined because it’s a hotspot,” he told reporters on Saturday. “I’m thinking about that right now.” He spoke as confirmed […]

Coronavirus: India defiant as millions struggle under lockdown

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMillions of people in India are struggling for food during the country’s coronavirus lockdown The Indian government has defended its handling of the coronavirus outbreak after a strict lockdown – introduced with little warning – left millions stranded and without food. The […]

Joseph Lowery: Veteran US civil rights leader dies aged 98

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Reverend Lowery (centre) with US Senator Barack Obama during a march in Selma in 2007 Joseph Lowery, a veteran US civil rights leader and former “dear friend” of Martin Luther King Jr, has died aged 98, US media report. Rev Lowery was a founding member […]

Coronavirus lockdown in India: ‘Beaten and abused for doing my job’

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Image caption Ramprasad Shah sells vegetables in Noida India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, suddenly announced on 23 March that the entire country would be put under lockdown. This left many delivery services and vendors of essential services unprepared, leading to confusion and clashes between police and their staff in many […]

Manu Dibango: The saxophone legend who inspired a disco groove

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Image copyright Getty Images Nicknamed “Pappy Grove”, Manu Dibango was a musical innovator whose work over six decades inspired some of the greatest artists of our time. The Cameroonian saxophonist, who died at 86 this week after contracting coronavirus, also influenced many musical genres. Whether it was Congolese rumba in […]

Coronavirus: The woman behind India’s first testing kit

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Image copyright Getty Images India has been criticised for its poor record of testing people in the battle against coronavirus. That, however, is set to change, thanks in large part to the efforts of one virologist, who delivered on a working test kit, just hours before delivering her baby . […]

Coronavirus: Russia sees no epidemic but starts shutdown

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Image caption Parks are closing across the country but many Russians are not sure what all the fuss is about Russia is beginning what Vladimir Putin called a “non-working week”, to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The government is urging people to stay at home, though mixed […]