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India’s Delhi and Uttar Pradesh authorities arrange buses for migrant laborers to head home

India’s Delhi and Uttar Pradesh authorities arrange buses for migrant laborers to head home

Hundreds of thousands of migrant laborers in India have potentially lost their jobs and livelihoods as construction sites and factories close amid a countrywide lockdown. There were concerns in recent days that without a reliable job, thousands of these laborers would head back to their hometowns on food — potentially undermining the lockdown. Now the local...

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Melania Trump to star in coronavirus ads

Melania Trump to star in coronavirus ads

US First lady Melania Trump will urge Americans to wash their hands and keep their distance from one another in a new coronavirus TV ad campaign. Trump, a former model, has avoided the public arena more than many first ladies. Her signature initiative has been a campaign called Be Best, which focuses on the safety...

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Discovery of distant ‘iron rain’ planet

Discovery of distant ‘iron rain’ planet

A planet where it might rain iron has been discovered. Researchers have identified an iron absorption line on the ultra-hot exoplanet, a planet outside our solar system, called Wasp-76b. Published in the Nature journal, the findings suggest it could rain iron on the nightside of the planet 390 light years away. Some days its surface...

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Queensland records two new coronavirus cases after revelations patient visited nightclub

Queensland records two new coronavirus cases after revelations patient visited nightclub

A coronavirus patient attended popular Brisbane nightspot Friday’s Riverside, it’s been revealed, as Queensland confirms two further cases. The 22-year-old man, a University of Queensland student, was at the CBD bar for four hours on Saturday night. He was confirmed as having the disease on Tuesday. On Wednesday, a 32-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man,...

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World No.1 McIlroy calls for PGA Tour cancellation

World No.1 McIlroy calls for PGA Tour cancellation

Rory McIlory has called on all players to be tested for the coronavirus after the US PGA made the decision to contest the Players Championship without any fans. To date, the Players Championship will continue, with US PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan announcing that all tournaments would continue through to the Texas Open in early...

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Flight Centre to close up to 100 stores

Flight Centre to close up to 100 stores

Travel agency Flight Centre will close up to 100 stores and has scrapped its earnings guidance due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company said on Friday that the stores will close before June 30, and sales staff will transfer to other stores, as part of moves to slash costs. Flight Centre brands include Escape Travel and...