Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

World News - 12 hours 29 min ago
The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus were reported to have exceeded 1.47 million globally and the death toll crossed 87,700, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT.
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Cases of novel coronavirus in Russia surge past 10,000 after record daily rise

World News - 12 hours 30 min ago
Russia on Thursday reported a record one-day rise in cases of novel coronavirus, pushing the official tally to more than 10,000, a day after President Vladimir Putin said the coming weeks would prove decisive in the fight against the virus.
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UK's Johnson 'improving' as he fights COVID-19 in intensive care

World News - 12 hours 33 min ago
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition is improving and he is able to sit up in bed and engage with clinical staff, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday as Johnson remained in intensive care battling COVID-19.
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France rules Google must pay news firms for content

World News - 12 hours 40 min ago
France's competition authority ruled on Thursday that Google must pay French publishing companies and news agencies for re-using their content.
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Exclusive: Wall Street firm dangled up to 175% returns to investors using U.S. aid programs

World News - 13 hours 2 min ago
A New York investment firm pitched wealthy investors in recent days on a way to make returns of 22% to 175% using U.S. government programs designed to help Americans keep their jobs and boost the coronavirus-stricken economy, according to a marketing document seen by Reuters.
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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

World News - 13 hours 28 min ago
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:
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Kremlin calls for coordinated joint action on global oil markets

World News - 13 hours 47 min ago
Russia wants coordinated joint action to stabilise global oil markets, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday ahead of a meeting between OPEC and non-OPEC producers.
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Japan's economy faces extreme uncertainty as coronavirus spreads: central bank head

World News - 15 hours 7 min ago
Uncertainty over Japan's economic outlook is "extremely high" as the coronavirus pandemic hits output and consumption, central bank Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said, stressing his readiness to take additional monetary steps to prevent a deep recession.
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Speed of coronavirus deaths shocks doctors as New York toll hits new high

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 21:51
New York, the hardest-hit state in America, on Wednesday reported its highest number of coronavirus-related deaths in a single day with even veteran doctors and nurses expressing shock at the speed with which patients were declining and dying.
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Nursing home deaths rise in Maryland with tests, protective gear scarce

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 21:51
Retired firefighter Gary Holmberg was only supposed to be at the Pleasant View nursing home in Maryland for a little while, recovering from a fall at his assisted living center.
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Trump: British Prime Minister Johnson 'seems to be doing better'

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 21:09
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is in intensive care battling the COVID-19 disease, seems to be doing better, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after saying he had spoken with unnamed representatives of the United Kingdom.
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UK coronavirus cases and hospital admissions starting to 'plateau'

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 21:09
The number of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions in Britain is beginning to show signs of flattening, Stephen Powis, medical director of the National Health Service, said on Wednesday.
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Man jailed for stealing face masks from London hospital

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 21:09
A man who was caught stealing surgical face masks from a hospital in London has been jailed for three months, police said on Wednesday.
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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 21:09
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:
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U.S. Democrats, Republicans at odds over next coronavirus aid

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 21:04
Efforts to push a further $250 billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments.
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Ex-U.S. Navy secretary's Guam trip to ridicule commander cost taxpayers $243,000: officials

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 20:43
Former acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's controversial trip to Guam over the weekend where he ridiculed the commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier cost taxpayers at least $243,000, officials said on Wednesday.
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From fine to flailing - rapid health declines in COVID-19 patients jar doctors, nurses

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 20:01
One medical worker called it "insane," another said it induces paranoia - the speed with which patients are declining and dying from the novel coronavirus is shocking even veteran doctors and nurses as they scramble to determine how to stop such sudden deterioration.
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Asia shares set to follow Wall Street's rally

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 20:00
Asian shares were poised to track Wall Street's gains on Thursday on hopes the coronavirus pandemic is nearing a peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus measures.
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Coming next from the Fed: How much for Main Street?

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 19:49
The U.S. Federal Reserve responded fast to the coronavirus crisis with open-ended programs to keep financial markets running and ensure major companies could raise cash as they usually do through large capital markets.
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After pandemic, Fed policymakers see slow U.S. recovery

World News - Wed, 2020-04-08 19:49
The U.S. economy is set for a deep slide in coming months with the coronavirus forcing businesses to shut and putting millions out of work, but Federal Reserve policymakers are also warning of a slugging recovery once the pandemic subsides.
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