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Coronavirus wreaks havoc in African American neighbourhoods 7 Apr 2020, 4:16 am

Black Chicagoans account for 70% of coronavirus deaths, despite making up 30% of the population.

UK PM in intensive care as virus symptoms worsen 7 Apr 2020, 4:15 am

The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise "where necessary", No 10 says.

Calls for debt relief for world's poorest nations 7 Apr 2020, 4:14 am

More than 100 global organisations want debt payments to be waived for developing countries this year.

George Pell: Court quashes cardinal's sexual abuse convictions 7 Apr 2020, 4:03 am

Cardinal George Pell successfully overturns a verdict that he sexually abused two boys in Australia.

Coronavirus: Why has Turkmenistan reported no cases? 7 Apr 2020, 2:39 am

While many countries have imposed major restrictions, life continues as normal in Turkmenistan.

Donald Trump says call with Joe Biden was 'really wonderful' 7 Apr 2020, 2:36 am

The president has a "very friendly conversation" with the former VP and possible election challenger.

Kenyans mourn Catholic Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a'Nzeki 7 Apr 2020, 2:00 am

One of Kenya's most controversial clerics is being buried on Tuesday after he died at the age of 89.

Rwanda genocide: Treating the trauma 26 years on 7 Apr 2020, 1:37 am

Photojournalist Chrystal Ding documented the treatment of survivors of the genocide in Rwanda.

Drones in Africa: How they could become lifesavers 7 Apr 2020, 1:24 am

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says drones will become important for his nation, but can they really deliver?

Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online 7 Apr 2020, 1:04 am

Increased competition and privacy risks are some of the challenges facing workers making the switch.

How the coronavirus led to the highest-ever spike in US gun sales 6 Apr 2020, 11:46 pm

More than 2m guns were purchased in March and the FBI conducted 3.7m background checks.

Coronavirus: Why healthcare workers are at risk of moral injury 6 Apr 2020, 11:33 pm

War veterans can experience trauma known as moral injury - now health workers are at risk too.

Coronavirus: France records highest daily death toll of 833 6 Apr 2020, 11:32 pm

France reports 833 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the highest since its coronavirus outbreak began.

Coronavirus: Why Canada dairy farmers are dumping milk 6 Apr 2020, 10:36 pm

A dairy farmer's association has instructed farmers to dump milk over fear of a price crash.

F1 teams agree to explore budget cap further after crisis meeting 6 Apr 2020, 10:34 pm

Formula 1 bosses end their crisis meeting on Monday with an agreement to look further into the issues around lowering a budget cap.

Liverpool apologise & reverse furlough decision 6 Apr 2020, 8:41 pm

Liverpool reverse their decision to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave and apologise to fans.

Saved from disaster by a towel and duct tape 6 Apr 2020, 8:38 pm

An explosion forces the astronauts to build makeshift CO2 adaptors to avoid suffocation.

In graphics: Tracking the global outbreak 6 Apr 2020, 8:34 pm

Key maps and charts explaining how the respiratory virus has spread around the world and how it is being dealt with.

Jacinda Ardern: 'Tooth Fairy and Easter bunny are essential workers' 6 Apr 2020, 8:28 pm

The New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern reassures children as her country battles coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Too early to consider lockdown exit strategy, says Raab 6 Apr 2020, 8:27 pm

The foreign secretary says measures are "beginning to work", as the number of deaths reaches 5,373.

Coronavirus and chloroquine: Is there evidence it works? 6 Apr 2020, 8:20 pm

Some world leaders are keen on chloroquine anti-malarial drugs to treat Covid-19 - what's the evidence?

Coronavirus: Inside an ICU fighting Covid-19 6 Apr 2020, 7:15 pm

The BBC's Fergus Walsh meets medics treating patients with Covid-19 at University College Hospital London.

Russian white supremacists are terrorists says Trump 6 Apr 2020, 7:01 pm

It is the first time the government has labelled a white supremacist group a terror organisation.

Two England teams could play on same day - Buttler 6 Apr 2020, 7:00 pm

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler says England could field two different teams on the same day in order to maximise the amount of cricket this summer.

Actress Honor Blackman was a role model for women 6 Apr 2020, 6:43 pm

Consummate actress and original all-action girl who became both a role model and a pin-up for a generation.

James Bond actress Honor Blackman dies aged 94 6 Apr 2020, 5:58 pm

The British actress famously played Pussy Galore opposite Sean Connery's James Bond.

Pep Guardiola's mother dies after contracting coronavirus 6 Apr 2020, 5:41 pm

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola's mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, dies aged 82 in Barcelona after contracting coronavirus.

The Open cancelled & other majors moved 6 Apr 2020, 5:32 pm

The 149th Open Championship is cancelled but 2020's three other men's majors are rescheduled because of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Nigerian actress Funke Akindele fined over Lagos party amid lockdown 6 Apr 2020, 5:03 pm

Funke Akindele recently appeared in a public health video to raise awareness about coronavirus.

Jan Kuciak: Soldier jailed for 23 years for journalist's murder 6 Apr 2020, 4:44 pm

Investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancée were shot dead in Slovakia in 2018.

Coronavirus: South African bride and groom arrested over lockdown wedding 6 Apr 2020, 4:04 pm

Police vans, not wedding cars, greet newlyweds who ignored South Africa's ban on public gatherings.

England bosses Southgate & Neville to take 30% pay cuts 6 Apr 2020, 3:39 pm

England men's manager Gareth Southgate and women's boss Phil Neville are to take a 30% pay cut to their salaries as two of the FA's highest earning employees.

Coronavirus: Japan to declare emergency as Tokyo cases soar 6 Apr 2020, 1:54 pm

The measures aim to avert a major outbreak in its main cities but fall short of a lockdown.

Coronavirus: Tiger at Bronx Zoo tests positive for Covid-19 6 Apr 2020, 1:39 pm

The Bronx Zoo in New York says this case of human-to-animal transmission appears to be unique.

Hydroxychloroquine: Can India help Trump with unproven 'corona drug'? 6 Apr 2020, 11:52 am

India may 'reconsider' a ban on exporting hydroxychloroquine after a call from the US President.

Coronavirus lockdown: As Easter holidays begin, families feel strain 6 Apr 2020, 10:57 am

When families are locked down together what are the pressures on relationships?

Spencon: Inside the collapse of an African construction giant 6 Apr 2020, 8:51 am

An Africa Eye investigation uncovers the chaotic final months of a once-great construction firm.

Coronavirus: 24 hours on lockdown  6 Apr 2020, 1:24 am

A group of 24 photographers record one hour each of life under restrictions imposed because of coronavirus.

'We all have resilience... You've got to make it grow' 6 Apr 2020, 1:18 am

Professional explorer Mike Horn reflects upon his daredevil career so far.

Coronavirus: Quarantined Italian village turned into human laboratory 6 Apr 2020, 1:11 am

Could a tiny hilltop village in Italy help us solve some of the mysteries around coronavirus?

Coronavirus 'could wipe out Brazil's indigenous people' 6 Apr 2020, 1:10 am

Respiratory illnesses are already the main cause of death for the country's native communities.

Coronavirus: Why you now have to wear a mask in Austrian shops 6 Apr 2020, 1:05 am

It is a debate being had across the world, and now Austria and its neighbours have decided to act.

Coronavirus: 'Pregnancy during a pandemic is terrifying' 6 Apr 2020, 1:04 am

Carly was already a high-risk pregnancy. Now, she fears the toll of Covid-19 on hospitals could put her more at risk.

Coronavirus: Pastor who decried 'hysteria' dies after attending Mardi Gras 6 Apr 2020, 1:02 am

A preacher who said coronavirus was overhyped has died after catching the virus at Mardi Gras.

'The selfie that revealed I was a stolen baby' 27 Oct 2019, 2:06 am

Aged 17, Miché Solomon discovered she had two mothers - one real, one false.

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