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5 Apr 6:57pm Coronavirus: China's disinformation campaign costing lives and hindering global response, MPs warn
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Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report also attacks Russia and Iran and calls for 'G20 of public health' to unify response to future pandemics
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5 Apr 6:53pm Take 'charisma' into account when managing invasive species, scientists say
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Researchers say popularity can mask threat to biodiversity
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5 Apr 6:40pm Coronavirus: Hope for Europe as hotspots Spain and Italy see fall in deaths
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'This good news shouldn't make us drop our guard,' says Italy's civil protection agency
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5 Apr 5:34pm Hedge funds continue to short sell UK companies despite Bank of England calls to stop
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Exclusive: Analysis by The Independent suggests many hedge funds have effectively ignored the suggestion by the Bank of England governor that they should stop betting that the share price of UK firms will fall
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5 Apr 5:32pm 'Our hearts are broken': Family pays tribute as midwife who died after contracting coronavirus named
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Relatives say NHS midwife's love was 'unfailing' in statement on her death
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5 Apr 5:13pm Coronavirus: Scotland's chief medical officer resigns after apologising for breaking lockdown rules with visit to second home
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'I am deeply sorry for my actions and the mistakes I have made,' says Catherine Calderwood
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5 Apr 4:16pm Coronavirus: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests
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'PM continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus,' says No 10.
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5 Apr 3:46pm Televangelist Kenneth Copeland 'blows wind of God' at coronavirus and claims pandemic is 'destroyed' in sermon
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Influential pastors on Christian right diminish pandemic's impact in messages to followers
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5 Apr 3:17pm Coronavirus: Queen Elizabeth says UK 'will succeed' in its fight against Covid-19 but may have 'more to endure'
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The Queen has said the UK "will succeed" in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic but acknowledged there may be "more to endure" before normality can return to the country.
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5 Apr 2:31pm Queen's speech: Read monarch's coronavirus address to nation in full
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'I am speaking to you at what I know is an increasingly challenging time,' says monarch
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5 Apr 1:44pm Coronavirus: Irish premier Varadkar returns to work as doctor during crisis
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'He wanted to help out even in a small way,' says Fine Gael
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5 Apr 1:26pm Palm Sunday: UK churches mark start of Holy Week with virtual services amid coronavirus lockdowns
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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St Peter's Basilica without public due to pandemic
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5 Apr 1:23pm Coronavirus: Ousted US Navy captain Brett Crozier tests positive for coronavirus
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US Navy captain Brett Crozier - who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt after highlighting conditions on his ship - has tested positive for Covid-19, according to reports.
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5 Apr 12:56pm Coronavirus: Scotland's chief medical officer forced to step back from public briefings after breaking lockdown to visit second home
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Scotland's chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood has been forced to step back from public briefings on the country's response to coronavirus after she broke her own advice on social distancing.
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5 Apr 12:08pm Keir Starmer appoints Labour leadership rival Lisa Nandy shadow foreign secretary as he unveils top team
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Sir Keir Starmer has appointed leadership rival Lisa Nandy shadow foreign secretary as he began unveiling his top team in the wake of his landslide election as the party's new leader.
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5 Apr 10:31am Coronavirus: Britons continue to flout lockdown rules by sunbathing despite warnings
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UK government warns all outdoor exercise could be banned if measures are not taken seriously
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5 Apr 9:39am 'I wouldn't let an animal use the toilets that we've got to': Delivery drivers fear lack of protection as they work through coronavirus pandemic
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Truckers tell Vincent Wood they are being left to choose between their jobs and their ability to stay safe and clean during the coronavirus outbreak as major companies deny them fundamental working rights
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5 Apr 9:34am UK coronavirus death toll rises to 4,934 after 621 more die in 24 hours
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A further 621 people have died after contracting coronavirus, bringing the country's death toll to 4,934, the government has confirmed.
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5 Apr 8:13am Coronavirus: Spain 'starting to see light at end of the tunnel' as daily death toll falls for third consecutive day
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Spain's prime minister cautiously optimistic as country enters fourth week of near-total lockdown
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5 Apr 7:46am Coronavirus: Scientist leading Sweden's Covid-19 response says UK lockdown has gone too far
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Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell 'sceptical' of British containment measures and insists Swedish strategy 'beating' Covid-19
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5 Apr 7:29am Coronavirus: Africa faces 'complete collapse of economies and livelihoods' if spread is not controlled, UN warns
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Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed also warns of 'existential threat' to way of life
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5 Apr 6:49am Lord Bath death: Longleat Safari Park owner dies aged 87 after contracting coronavirus
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'Gloriously' eccentric aristocrat passes away following treatment for Covid-19 in hospital
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5 Apr 6:47am Coronavirus: Former health secretary Alan Johnson 'absolutely amazed at how bad' UK response has been
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'All governments have a risk register and at the top of our risk register was a pandemic,' says Alan Johnson
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5 Apr 6:21am Coronavirus: Scotland's chief medical officer apologises after breaking lockdown to visit second home
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Scotland's chief medical officer has apologised for breaking coronavirus lockdown measures to visit her second home in Fife.
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5 Apr 5:27am Coronavirus: Greece places second refugee camp into lockdown after migrant tests positive for Covid-19
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Aid groups call for evacuation of settlements amid rising fears of outbreak
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5 Apr 5:23am First flood, now pandemic: how village devastated by submersion is facing coronavirus threat
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Fishlake in South Yorkshire was left in such turmoil after River Don burst its banks that army had to be called in – now residents say they face even greater challenge
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5 Apr 5:00am Coronavirus: NHS staff forced to share masks and hold their breath when treating patients due to PPE shortages, claims leading doctor
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Doctors also being forced to accept PPE donated from local school science labs, says Dr Rinesh Parmar
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5 Apr 4:30am Boost mental health support amid coronavirus lockdown, cross-party MPs urge
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Exclusive: 'Isolation is likely to have a grave impact' on some people's mental health
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5 Apr 4:15am Coronavirus: Outdoor exercise could be banned if Britons continue to flout lockdown rules, government warns
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'Let's not have a minority spoiling it for everybody,' says health secretary
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5 Apr 3:49am Coronavirus: 'Sunbathing is against the rules', says health secretary after Britons break lockdown restrictions to enjoy warm weather
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'It's quite unbelievable frankly to see that there are some people who are not following the advice,' says cabinet minister
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5 Apr 3:44am Coronavirus: Trump says teenage son Barron 'isn't as happy as he could be' as quarantine frustrations hit White House
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President offers rare insight into life of youngest child, largely shielded from media spotlight, and expresses growing anxiety about economic standstill
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