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British PM Johnson still in intensive care, cabinet office minister says

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is still in intensive care but his team are working together to fight the coronavirus outbreak, Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday.

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After Pell sentence, pope prays for those suffering ‘unjust sentences’

Pope Francis, speaking just a few hours after Australia’s highest court acquitted Cardinal George Pell of sexually assaulting two choirboys, on Tuesday offered his morning Mass for those who suffer from unjust sentences.

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Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell freed from jail, acquitted of sex offences

Australia’s highest court on Tuesday acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, freeing the 78-year-old cardinal after 404 days in jail.

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No change in British PM Johnson’s condition: sources

There has been no change in Boris Johnson’s condition, two sources close to him said on Tuesday, after the British prime minister was taken into intensive care following a deterioration in his coronavirus symptoms.

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UK PM Johnson in intensive care with worsening coronavirus symptoms

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government’s response to the accelerating outbreak.

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Japan to announce coronavirus emergency, prepares near $1 trillion stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged that his government would do its utmost to protect people’s lives as he prepared to declare a state of emergency on Tuesday to stem a worrying rise in new coronavirus infections in major population centres.

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Body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend recovered, search for her son to continue

The body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend, the granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, was recovered on Monday evening and the search for her son will continue, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

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‘Escape from Tokyo’ hot topic in Japan as state of emergency looms

With just hours left on Tuesday before Japan imposes a state of emergency on Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the coronavirus, the idea of leaving the capital, or “Escape from Tokyo,” swirled on social media.

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Ex-Vatican treasurer Pell leaves Australian jail after sex offences acquittal

Australia’s highest court on Tuesday acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, allowing the 78-year-old cardinal to walk free from jail.

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Factbox: Reaction to the acquittal of Cardinal Pell on child sex offences

Ex-Vatican Treasurer George Pell, 78, was released from jail on Tuesday after Australia’s highest court acquitted him of charges of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s.

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Japan to compile extra budget to fund coronavirus stimulus: draft

Japan will compile a supplementary budget worth 16.8057 trillion yen ($154.45 billion) to help fund stimulus spending to combat its coronavirus outbreak, according to a draft of the spending plan obtained by Reuters.

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Cardinal Pell walks free after Australian court acquittal

Australia’s highest court on Tuesday acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, allowing the 78-year-old cardinal to walk free from jail.

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Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

The decades-old drug that President Donald Trump has persistently promoted as a potential weapon against COVID-19 has within a matter of weeks become a standard of care in areas of the United States hit hard by the pandemic — though doctors prescribing it have no idea whether it works.

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Outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey, but vigilance urged

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau in their states but warned against complacency as the death toll nationwide approached 11,000.

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China posts drop in coronavirus cases, Wuhan lockdown due to end

Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in new coronavirus cases after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections, while the central city of Wuhan, epicentre of the outbreak, saw no new deaths for the first time.

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Factbox: Japan’s stimulus plan to combat coronavirus pain

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to roll out an unprecedented stimulus package, equal to 20% the size of the economy, vowing to take “all steps” to battle the deepening fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Asian shares cautiously gain on virus hopes, dollar slips

Asian stock markets rallied for a second day on Tuesday, and riskier currencies rose, buoyed by tentative signs the coronavirus crisis may be levelling off in New York and receding in Europe.

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Mainland China posts drop in new imported coronavirus cases

Mainland China reported on Tuesday a decline in imported coronavirus cases, after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners, while increasing vigilance on infected people who show no symptoms but can still pass on the virus.

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Japan set to announce coronavirus emergency, finalise near $1 trillion stimulus

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to announce a state of emergency on Tuesday for the capital Tokyo and six other prefectures to stem a worrying rise in coronavirus infections in major population centres.

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From filmmaker to medicine courier: volunteers helped Wuhan’s virus fight

While most people in the Chinese city of Wuhan were hunkered down in their homes at the height of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, Lin Wenhua was out on the empty streets in his car, driving toward the next person or task on his list.

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UK’s Johnson fights worsening coronavirus symptoms in intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being treated for worsening coronavirus symptoms in an intensive care unit on Tuesday, with his foreign minister deputizing for him as the nation tackles the COVID-19 crisis.

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Acting U.S. Navy secretary apologizes to carrier commander after rebuke

Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly issued an apology on Monday to the former commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier after sharply criticizing him in a speech to his crew, just days after firing him.

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Trump says may jump into Navy furor after captain ridiculed in speech

U.S. President Donald Trump said he may get involved in a deepening crisis in the Navy after its top civilian on Monday ridiculed a revered former commander whose letter pleading for help for his coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier was leaked to the public.

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Vigilance urged as outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey

Governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting to plateau but warned against complacency as the death toll nationwide topped 10,000 and the number of known infections surpassed 360,000.

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Key House Democrat calls for removal of acting U.S. Navy head

The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, a Democrat, called on Monday for the removal of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly and said he had lost confidence in him over his firing and rebuke of the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.