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Houseparty offers $1m reward for proof of sabotage

Image copyright Houseparty Image caption Houseparty has become one of the most downloaded apps in several countries The owner of video chat and game app Houseparty is offering a $1m (£810,750) reward for evidence the company was the victim of a commercial smear campaign. Online rumours alleged that downloading the …

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Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won” President Donald Trump has said federal coronavirus guidelines such as social distancing will be extended across the US until at least 30 April. He had previously suggested that they could …

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Coronavirus: Cruise ship off Panama coast transfers passengers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Canadian passengers on the Zaandam, Chris and Anna Joiner, asked their government for help A cruise ship carrying more than 1,800 people off Panama has begun moving healthy passengers to another ship after four people died and two others tested positive for coronavirus. The owners …

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Joseph Lowery: Veteran US civil rights leader dies aged 98

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Reverend Lowery (centre) with US Senator Barack Obama during a march in Selma in 2007 Joseph Lowery, a veteran US civil rights leader and former “dear friend” of Martin Luther King Jr, has died aged 98, US media report. Rev Lowery was a founding member …

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Coronavirus: US overtakes China with most cases

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump attributes rise in US cases to testing The US now has more confirmed cases of coronavirus than any other country, with more than 85,500 positive tests. According to the latest figures collated by Johns Hopkins University, the US has overtaken China …

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Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

Image copyright GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK AUTHORITY Image caption The world’s largest reef system has suffered another mass bleaching event Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event – the third in just five years. Warmer sea temperatures – particularly in February – are feared to have …

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Afghan gunmen storm Sikh temple in Kabul

Image copyright AFP Image caption Clashes between security forces and militants are not uncommon in Kabul Afghan security forces are battling gunmen who stormed a Sikh-Hindu temple in central Kabul, reportedly holding an unknown number of worshippers hostage. Police said the attack on the temple in the Shorbazar area began …

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Coronavirus: Harvey Weinstein tests positive

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the head of the state corrections officers union Former Hollywood producer and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus while in prison. He is now in isolation, according to Michael Powers, president of the …

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Coronavirus: India observes 14-hour curfew

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Roads and train stations across the country have been left completely deserted More than a billion people in India have been asked to observe a 14-hour long curfew to try and combat the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the curfew last week, …

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