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Top 100 Stories to Know for 5 Apr 2020 - Global

Emergency wire-taps helpedEmergency wire-taps obtained by Toronto Police enabled officers to rescue kidnap victim Shammah Jolayemi, a source told the Toronto Sun. “Those wiretaps tracing communications between the kidnappers... and the family helped officers pinpoint the victim’s location,” the source told the Sun. The family of the victim’s stepbrother, Olalekan Osikoya, was warned that “their lives were […]
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Son-in-law doctor detailsAn Ontario doctor who lost his father-in-law to COVID-19 has taken to social media in an effort to get the public to take the coronavirus warnings seriously. On Sunday, Rick Singh Mann posted to... Facebook, describing the death of his wife Nooreen’s father in seven days. “Yesterday my father-in-law passed away. He had COVID-19. He […]
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Why the travel industry willThe travel industry has been decimated by the coronavirus -- with estimates of over $24 billion lost as 825,000 jobs have been wiped out and more than 8.2 million visitors stay away from the United... States alone. But with the storm clouds come a silver lining. Without the steady stream of cruise ships (some of...
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Florida girl, 9, found dead 4A team of surveyors was working in a wooded area in FloridaThursday when they stumbled on the body of a missing 9-year-old girl, authorities said. Diana Alvarez's disappearance in Lee County in 2016... touched off a massive search and led to the arrest of a family friend for possessing lewd pictures of herand then for...
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The West Australian - 12 Mar 2020 04:30
Two pedestrians hit by car inThe pedestrians were seriously injured in a horror morning on Perth's roads.
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A siege is underway in Far North Queensland where a police say a gunman has fired shots at officers and rammed vehicles.
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• Opinion: Executions are not a victory for women
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More than 1,000 in US die in aThe U.S. passed 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day Wednesday, a daily death toll more than double lung cancer and the flu.       
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Domestic terrorist allegedlyThe suspect was killed in the planning phase of the attack.
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Panic buying of toilet roll is leading to blocked sewers because those left without toilet paper are being forced to use alternatives and are disposing of them incorrectly.
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101-year-old Italian man bornA 101-year-old Italian man born during the Spanish Flu pandemic has reportedly survived a coronavirus infection as the outbreak continues to ravage his country and spread globally.
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York cop badly hurt duringA police officer was seriously injured when he was viciously attacked, apparently without provocation, as he sat in his cruiser in the parking lot of a mall in Richmond Hill on Friday afternoon. A man... in a white jump suit, who a police source says had been released from jail earlier in the day, attacked […]
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Bernie Sanders refuses toBernie Sanders refused to back down on his controversial support for Cuba’s late Communist dictator Fidel Castro during Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate. When asked why Cuban Americans... should vote for him after he praised Castro’s literacy program despite his human rights abuses, Sanders pivoted to another Communist country: China. “I think you can make the...
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What makes a disease seasonal? And will the new coronavirus go away as the weather gets warmer? Scientists hope not.
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Robert Durst's brotherLOS ANGELES -- The estranged younger brother of real-estate scion Robert Durst told Los Angeles jurors Wednesday that his sibling was cruel and that he was scared of him. "I'm humiliated to be... here,” said Thomas Durst, 70, who had to be subpoenaed to take the stand at his sibling's murder trial. “This is a...
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Joe Biden got a lot of votesSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won a close primary contest over Hillary Clinton in Michigan in 2016. Four years later, he's projected to lose to Joe Biden in the same state by double digit percentage... points, which has a lot of analysts now arguing his previous victory was really more about his opponent than him. Biden's ability to swipe Michigan from Sanders likely hinges on a few factors — exit polls show he received major support from voters over the age of 45 (who turned out at higher rates than younger voters), as well as the state's African American voters. But he also edged Sanders among white men. The totals were close with Biden ahead by just 3 percent, but it's a major turnaround considering Sanders defeated Clinton by 25 percent among the demographic four years ago. Dramatic...
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HUNTER: Cops, friends seekRhonda Homsombath was supposed to be at her daughter’s birthday party on Sunday afternoon. A big deal for the young Hamilton mom, a friend said. But instead of celebrating, her heartbroken friends... and family are preparing for her funeral. Homsombath, 25, and three others were shot at a Barton St. bar called Sam’s Urban Lounge […]
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Saudi Arabia detains threeRoyal relatives accused of plotting to oust King Salman and successor Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Saudi authorities have detained three royal family members including two senior princes,... according to US media reports, signalling the crown prince is further tightening his grip on power. Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, a brother of King Salman, and the monarch's nephew Prince Mohammed bin Nayef were taken from their homes early on Friday by royal guards after being accused of treason, the Wall Street Journal reported citing unnamed sources. The pair were allegedly plotting to oust King Salman and the son he has designated to succeed him, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, it reported.
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Coronavirus latest updates:Pence acknowledges shortage of testing kits; WHO warns of sustained community transmission; first death in UK. Follow live news: Greece shuts schools as WHO warns about local transmission Vietnamese... curator dropped because of 'coronavirus prejudice' Cruise ship held near San Francisco for testing as city confirms two cases Has Covid-19 mutated into a more deadly strain? Busting the myths Trump calls WHO's global death rate from coronavirus 'a false number' 'Really stressful': Italians struggle to cope with education closures Coronavirus latest: at a glance 2.46am GMT US Vice President Mike Pence has said there are too few coronavirus testing kits to be able to meet demand, CNN reports. Pence is leading the administration's response to the spread of the virus. 2.43am GMT Donald Trump has...
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President Trump wrote it is "vital" that he have the "fullest confidence" in the Inspector General, and said "that is no longer the case."
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Schumer says he's 'appalled'President Trump sent Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) a letter on Thursday so harsh that Schumer's office said he apologized for it before the missive was even delivered. Earlier in the... day, Schumer wrote his own letter to Trump regarding shortages of ventilators and personal protection equipment at hospitals treating coronavirus patients. Schumer asked Trump to choose someone with a military background to oversee production of medical equipment under the Defense Production Act, adding, "America cannot rely on a patchwork of uncoordinated voluntary efforts to combat the awful magnitude of this pandemic. The existing federal leadership void has left America with an ugly spectacle in which states and cities are literally fending for themselves, often in conflict and competition...
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Trump rails against 'witchTrump did not name Pelosi or the new committee specifically, but did say, "Endless partisan investigations - here we go again."       
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Megan Pfeiffer, a veteran paramedic, shared a video diary of what she calls "battlefield triage" at the country's epicenter in New York City.
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Dr. Fauci: Research showingThe nation's top infectious disease expert said recently published research that suggests the coronavirus can travel 27 feet and linger airborne for hours is "terribly misleading." "I'm sorry, but I... was disturbed by that report because that's misleading," Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House task force, said Tuesday of jarring headlines stemming...
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People in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Australia, could be heavily fined or jailed for leaving their home without a good reason from... Tuesday under sweeping new powers designed to slow infection rates.
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