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What happend on March 17th 2020

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The Indian couple who swear by blind love

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 0:08
related countries: India India

An Indian photographer documents an unusual love story that looks beyond appearances.
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Uganda's Kanungu cult massacre that killed 700 followers

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 0:11
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kanungu

Twenty years ago, they were locked inside a church that was set on fire in south-west Uganda.
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Coronavirus: US volunteers test first vaccine

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 1:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Seattle

A group of healthy, young volunteers in Seattle are being given the experimental jab.
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Coronavirus: Hong Kong to quarantine all arrivals from abroad

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 4:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong has seen 57 new infections over the past two weeks, 50 of which were imported.
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Coronavirus: Australian supermarkets open early for elderly shoppers

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 6:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Woolworths has started a special "elderly hour" for older shoppers and those with disabilities.
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Coronavirus: Australian scientists map how immune system fights virus

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 7:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian researchers identify four types of immune cells which present in response to Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: German Big Brother cast to be told about pandemic live on TV

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 8:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Until now the Big Brother housemates in Germany have been unaware about the global pandemic.
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Coronavirus: Europe plans full border closure in virus battle

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 11:03
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The European Commission's president is to urge leaders to ban "non-essential" travel.
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Trump angers Beijing with 'Chinese virus' tweet

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 11:40
related countries: United States United States, China China
related places: Beijing

The US president used the term despite warnings to avoid stigmatising one region or group.
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Chad 'repaying $100m debt to Angola with cattle'

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 12:10
related countries: Angola Angola
related places: Luanda

The first batch of 74,000 animals, to be shipped over 10 years, has reportedly arrived in Luanda.
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Iceland: PM Katrin Jakobsdóttir on GDP or well-being

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 13:35
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Icelandic politicians are moving away from GDP and planning an economy based on their people's well-being
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Amazon: Staff told to work overtime as virus spikes demand

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 14:15
related countries: United States United States

Unions say the retailer is putting "profit before safety" as it tells some warehouse staff to work overtime.
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Israel enables emergency spy powers

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 16:12
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel allows security agencies to track the mobile-phone data of suspected cases.
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US funerals move to live-streaming

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 17:13
related countries: United States United States

US health officials advise people to live-stream funerals - but what impact will this have?
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Coronavirus: Panama Tribal Gathering festival locked down

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 17:44
related countries: Panama Panama

They are not being allowed to leave the event's site amid anti-coronavirus measures being imposed.
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Samoan chief guilty of slavery in New Zealand

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 18:51
related countries: Samoa Samoa, New Zealand New Zealand

Joseph Auga Matamata lured victims with promises of a better life but beat them and kept their money.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe released from Iran prison

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 19:36
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British-Iranian charity worker will be released for two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus: Will US be ready in the weeks ahead?

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 21:49
related countries: United States United States

Cases are on the rise, but have yet to peak. We ask experts how prepared the country is to handle the outbreak.
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Coronavirus: European Union seals borders to most outsiders

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 22:28
related countries: France France, Spain Spain
related places: Eu

The unprecedented 30-day travel ban will bar foreign travellers, with some exceptions.
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Coronavirus: US pushes direct payment plan as part of $1tn stimulus

Tuesday 17th of March 2020, 22:41
related countries: United States United States

"We’re looking at sending cheques to Americans immediately," says treasury secretary unveiling a rescue package.
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