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UK pubs try to avoid last orders as virus crisis deepens

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The French House survived two world wars and global recessions. Charles de Gaulle is said to have frequented it and Dylan Thomas once left his manuscript for “Under Milk Wood” at the bar. But the 129-year-old pub in Soho, central London, is under threat because …

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Poor state of roads frustrates Covid-19 response in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The poor state of several roads in Gulu district is frustrating risk assessment and communication on coronavirus disease. Many of the roads especially in Palaro and Paibona sub counties are impassable due to broken bridges, numerous potholes and poor drainage systems. Some of the roads …

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China cuts Australian beef imports after warning against virus probe

Sydney, Australia | AFP |  China suspended imports from four major Australian beef suppliers Tuesday, just weeks after Beijing’s ambassador warned of a consumer boycott in retaliation for Canberra’s push to probe the origins of the coronavirus. Analysts said the move raised concerns of a possible standoff between Australia and its …

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Stocks down on fears over second wave as lockdowns ease

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  Fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections in some parts of the world weighed on equities Tuesday, bringing a dose of hard reality to markets after weeks of rallies fuelled by the easing of lockdown measures and hopes for economic recovery. As some of …

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Coronavirus lockdowns could spark rise in HIV infections, experts warn

Washington, United States | AFP |  If lockdowns and stay-at-home orders are succeeding in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, health experts warn that the measures could unintentionally undermine efforts to contain another potentially deadly disease: HIV. At the start of April, Travis Sanchez, an epidemiologist at Emory University, carried out …

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Biden ramps up digital footprint, still trails omnipresent Trump

Washington, United States | AFP |  Joe Biden is rapidly scaling up his digital campaign as he scrambles to compete with Donald Trump’s formidable online operation, but Democrats say the presidential hopeful must move beyond flat speeches delivered from his basement. The Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee is doubling the size of …

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Premier League gets green light for June re-start

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League clubs received a boost to their hopes of completing the season on Monday as the government published a “roadmap” that could see the return of elite sport in England from June 1. As the 20 English top-flight clubs met for further talks on …

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