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Australia locks down millions as US struggles to contain virus

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Australia locks down millions as US struggles to contain virus Australia locks down millions as US struggles to contain virus Credit: CC0 Public Domain Australia on Tuesday ordered millions of people locked down in its second-biggest city to combat a surge in coronavirus cases, as nations across the planet scrambled …

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    Virus deaths reach 375,000 as Latin America struggles

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    Virus deaths reach 375,000 as Latin America struggles Virus deaths reach 375,000 as Latin America struggles Credit: CC0 Public Domain The global death toll from the coronavirus topped 375,000 on Tuesday as the disease continued to tear through Latin America, but in Europe the return to normality gathered pace with …

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      Russia struggles to keep up in race for virus vaccine

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      Russia struggles to keep up in race for virus vaccine Russia struggles to keep up in race for virus vaccine Credit: CC0 Public Domain When Russian scientists boasted that they had tested a coronavirus vaccine on themselves, reactions ranged from praise of their commitment, to outrage over their methods. Their …

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        Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow

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        The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown as Nigeria tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Enforcing strict social distancing rules is proving tough all across the globe—but in a chaotic megacity in Africa’s most populous nation, …

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          Africa struggles to stem deadly flood of fake medicine

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          Credit: CC0 Public Domain After he was struck down by malaria and typhoid, Togolese tailor Ayawo Hievi thought he was set to recover when he started taking drugs prescribed by his doctor. But far from curing him, the medication he was given at the neighbourhood clinic made him far worse—eventually …

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            Pro-lifers exploiting civil rights struggles in bid to ban abortions, says new research

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            Pro-lifers are using civil rights protections to lobby against early abortions, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. The first known study of its kind has analysed the tactics of anti-abortionists for promoting controversial ‘heartbeat’ bills. Findings show supporters of these measures, which prohibit …

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