By the numbers: Coronavirus outbreak charted

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Coronavirus has spread to every continent except Antarctica and U.S. health officials have warned that it's likely to turn into a global pandemic. There has been a rash of new cases over the past week, and officials fear the virus could...

The week panic hit the West

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The war metaphors invoked by leaders from the U.K. to France and beyond in the battle against the coronavirus seemed almost inevitable, but they are of limited usefulness when the virus is an unseen enemy that has...

Who will step up for Harry and Meghan?

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Prince Harry and Meghan's departure from the upper echelons of the Royal Family leaves a big gap in any plan for a streamlined monarchy, which has long been thought to be a focus for heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles....

Child dies in fire in Greek migrant camp

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A young child died in a fire Monday in the overcrowded Moria migrant camp, fire department officials said.

Italy’s coronavirus death toll surpasses that of China

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Italy's death toll from the coronavirus has overtaken China's, as hospitals said they were overwhelmed and the government prepared to prolong emergency lockdown measures. A total of 427 deaths were registered in Italy over the past 24...

Afghan peace deal hits snag over prisoner releases

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Afghanistan's president says he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy prisoner release laid out in a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement....

Trump touts economy, strong employment in state of the union

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Stepping before the nation in extraordinary times, U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday extolled the "Great American Comeback" as he delivered his state of the union address on the eve of his likely impeachment acquittal and in...

U.S. death toll from the coronavirus rises to 11

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Federal authorities announced an investigation of the Seattle-area nursing home at the centre of an outbreak of the new coronavirus as the U.S. death toll climbed to 11, including the first fatality outside Washington state.

Djokovic tops Thiem, wins 8th Australian Open title

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Novak Djokovic has won his record-extending eighth Australian Open championship and 17th Grand Slam title overall by beating Dominic Thiem in five sets in the final in Melbourne.

Bill Gates stepping down from Microsoft board

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The billionaire announced Friday that he's leaving the Microsoft board entirely as well as his seat on the board of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate headed by fellow billionaire Warren Buffett.

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Canadian athletes, organizers brace for difficulties of flying in COVID-19 era

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Flying won't be getting easier for anyone as airlines and airports prepare to accommodate travelers while dealing with global pandemic.

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