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Ethiopia reports first two deaths from coronavirus
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopia on Sunday announced the first two deaths of patients suffering from COVID-19, as officials ramped up testing to get a clearer picture of the outbreak there. The first victim was a 60-year-old Ethiopian woman who had spent six days in intensi...
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Oil prices fall as doubts grow over output cut deal
Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Oil prices fell sharply Monday after a meeting to discuss output cuts between OPEC and its allies was delayed, dimming hopes of swift action to support coronavirus-ravaged energy markets. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate plunged eight percent at t...
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‘True friend’ China helps Algeria battle coronavirus
Algiers, Algeria | AFP |  As adversity strikes in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, Algeria has found a helping hand in China, an old friend and the top exporter to Africa’s largest country. An Air Algerie plane arrived in the capital Algiers from Beijing on March 27 carrying...
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China pauses in memory of virus victims and ‘martyrs’
Wuhan, China | AFP | China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world’s most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence. At 10 am (0200 GMT), citizens paused, cars, trains and ships sounded their h...
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Trump fires intelligence official who had key impeachment role
Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump announced Friday he was firing a senior intelligence official who had a central role in the complaint last August that sparked the impeachment trial of the US leader. In a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump...
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