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Italy: EU wants to assist coronavirus hit nations

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionItalian PM Giuseppe Conte said he might begin to relax some measures by the end of this monthItaly's prime minister has told the BBC that the European Union risks failing as a project in the coronavirus crisis.Giuseppe Conte says the EU must act in an adequate and…

Virus might push half a billion individuals into poverty

Image copyright Getty Images The economic fallout from the coronavirus could increase global poverty by as much a half a billion.This bleak warning comes from a United Nations (UN) study into the financial and human cost of the pandemic.It will be the first time that poverty has increased globally in 30 years, according to the…

The porous borders the place the virus can’t be managed

Image copyright Hamed Sarafarzai As nations shut borders, a surge of people pouring unmonitored over international boundaries in a volatile and vulnerable part of the world has sparked warnings about the unchecked spread of the virus there.In March, more than 150,000 Afghans spontaneously returned from Iran, one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus…

Coronavirus updates: Australian police seize cruise ship black field

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Disney Plus racks up 50m subscribers in 5 months

Image copyright Albert L. Ortega Image caption The Mandalorian featuring Ming-Na Wen is a Disney+ offering Disney's new video streaming service has hit more than 50 million subscribers since its launch five months ago.When Disney Plus last announced viewing figures in February it had reached 26.5 million subscribers.Since then, this has almost doubled as more…

Wheelchair health: Surviving lockdown on wheels

With the UK still on lockdown, many people look forward to their daily outdoor exercise.But what do you do if you use a wheelchair?The BBC’s Frank Gardner, who was shot and partly paralysed in 2004, shows us how he’s keeping fit on two wheels.Filmed by Melissa and Sasha Gardner

Trump says WHO ‘received it very unsuitable’ on pandemic

President Donald Trump attacks the World Health Organization's response to the coronavirus, accusing it of having "minimised the threat".The Trump administration is itself under scrutiny after it decided not to use Covid-19 tests shipped to dozens of countries by the WHO in favour of developing a US kit, which turned out to be faulty.

Lady who revealed Clinton-Lewinsky scandal dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Tripp (right) made recordings of her conversations with Monica Lewinsky which became central to the impeachment trial An American civil servant whose disclosure of an affair between Bill Clinton and a White House intern nearly brought down his presidency has died.Linda Tripp, 70, passed away after suffering from…

Trump marketing campaign spokeswoman turns into press secretary

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kayleigh McEnany has been the Trump national campaign spokeswoman US President Donald Trump has appointed his campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany to be the next White House Press Secretary. Ms McEnany, 31, is a seasoned defender of the president, and has made frequent television appearances to promote his policies. Her…

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Coronavirus vaccines are moving towards clinical trials

New York [USA], April 9 (ANI): Just three months after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, several biotech companies in the United States have ramped up their efforts to fight the disease with accelerated schedules for creating new vaccines and beginning clinical trials for potential treatments.In normal circumstances, vaccine development would take around 10 years.…

India February IIP rises to 4.5%

New Delhi: India’s factory output grew 4.5% in February from a revised 2.1% in the preceding month, before the government imposed a nationwide lockdown in March. The Index of Industrial Production in February 2019 was at 0.2%. The cumulative growth for the period April-February 2019-20 over the corresponding period of the previous year stands at…

Winners & Losers: 10 shares that moved essentially the most on April 9

Auto Index surged over 10 percent followed by metal, pharma and infra. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices rose over 3 percent each. 1/11 Here are 10 stocks that gained the most on April 9 2/11 Mahindra and Mahindra | Share price surged 17 percent after CRISIL reaffirmed its rating. M&M in its BSE filing on…