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North Korea fires more missiles than ever amid coronavirus outbreak

By Josh Smith 20m agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailSeoul - North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the ocean...

Outrage after UK woman who was ‘tied and gagged’ by male...

By PATRICIA KANE 18m agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailA civil servant alleged to have been gagged and tied to a chair by male colleagues...

Donald Trump says quarantine ‘not necessary’ in New York as US...

By Andy Sullivan 13m agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailWashington - President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would issue a travel warning for...

Wuhan, where coronavirus epidemic began, reports only one new case in...

By Reuters 8m agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShanghai/Beijing - China reported 45 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Saturday, down from 54 on...

Trump raises idea of quarantining 3 states

By ZEKE MILLER 1h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailWashington - US President Donald Trump floated the idea of a quarantine as early as Saturday...

Zim President Mnangagwa urges citizens to stay home during 21-day lockdown

By ANA Reporter 1h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailCape Town - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday told the nation to stay at home during...

Lombardy deaths near 6 000 as Italy mulls extending lockdown

By Francesca Landini 56m agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailMilan - Italy's Lombardy region, which has borne the worst of the coronavirus contagion, recorded 542...

SA woman held in forced isolation in Kenya commits suicide

By Thembelihle Mkhonza and IOL Reporter Mar 27, 2020Share this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailJohannesburg - Elizabeth Holloway, a South African who was placed in forced...

Overwhelmed Spain to deploy army to transport coronavirus corpses after 832...

By Carola Frentzen 16m agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailMadrid - Spain is to deploy its armed forces to help transport the bodies of those...

Global COVID-19 cases jump to 600k from 500k in one day

A cleaner worker cleans the pavement of Plaza Mayor square in Madrid...

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