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British PM Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, after he under  went tests on developing mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough, reported BBC.   Johnson, 55, said he was self-isolating in Downin

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IMF asks G20 to double its emergency financing

International Monetary Fund has urged the G20 nations to boost global liquidity through a sizeable SDR (Special Drawing Right) allocation, as was done successfully during the 2009 global crisis, to strengthen its response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact.  

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Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19, says report

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II's son and the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating in Scotland, said media reports. Prince Charles, 71, is displaying mild symptoms "but otherwise remains in good health"

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US 'could become Covid epicentre'; India begins lockdown

The United States could become the next global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization warned, as India announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the virus.   Globally, the COVID-19 virus continued to cause mayhe

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Modi announces nationwide lockdown for 21 days

In an unprecedented move, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a nationwide lockdown starting from midnight for 21 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus. In his special address to the nation on Tuesday, his second in a week, Modi said: "This lockdown will be stri

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Coates to be US energy envoy to Saudi Arabia

The Trump administration will appoint Victoria Coates as special energy representative to Saudi Arabia as Washington struggles to deal with a global oil price crash dragging on the economy and threatening US energy producers,  Reuters said quoting an Energy Department official.

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Italy's Eni to review all Middle East projects

Italy's Eni is reviewing its energy projects in the Middle East, the company's regional executive vice president said on Tuesday, including those with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), says a  Reuters report.   "We are reviewing all p

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India imposes lockdown in many cities

India, a nation of more than 1.3 billion people, began implementing a series of steps including complete lockdown of the national capital and 75 districts in various states of the vast country.   The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 415 on Monday wit

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India goes indoors in fight against Coronavirus

India this morning began a 14-hour 'people's curfew' with Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again urging citizens to remain indoors to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.    The number of COVID cases in India rose to 324 on Sunday after fresh c

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Delhi gangrape convicts hanged; justice delivered, says family

Four Indian men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi in 2012 were hanged today (March 20) after the Supreme Court, which held a midnight hearing, rejected a last-minute plea filed by one of the convicts seeking a review of the death penalty, reported BBC.

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