Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Greta Thunberg says climate demands 'completely ignored' at Davos

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks alongside other young activists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She says their climate demands have been "completely ignored" coming into the Davos Forum.
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Images show the scene outside St Thomas' Hospital in London where British Prime minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care. Johnson began a third day in intensive care battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of the British governm...
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Japan's sushi industry is dominated by men -- but a growing number of women in the country are training and working as sushi chefs in some of the most revered restaurants and institutions. Here are three women trying to carve a space for themselve...
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India's first drive-through testing centre has opened in New Delhi, requiring a doctor's prescription and costing roughly $60. India has so far recorded over 5,000 coronavirus cases, but since it has so far carried out little testing among the 1.3...
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Coronavirus: Myanmar military helps disinfect Yangon’s streets

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Myanmar's military has joined coronavirus relief efforts by disinfecting streets in Yangon. The southeast Asian country has reported just a handful of cases of COVID-19, but experts say the real figure may be many times higher.
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Sound of music: Mariachi band performs outside Mexican hospital

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Twitter's Jack Dorsey offers $1bn for COVID-19 relief effort

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In Cairo, day labourers line up for food parcels after losing their main source of income, as Egyptian authorities enforce a nationwide curfew to tackle the coronavirus. The country has recorded nearly 1500 cases so far.
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Wuhan Tianhe Airport as lockdown is lifted

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Passengers arrive and check in for flights at Wuhan Tianhe Airport as China lifts a travel ban on residents of the central city, where the coronavirus pandemic began last year.
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Coronavirus: Drivers at Wuhan road checkpoint as authorities lift exit ban

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People in cars pass through a road checkpoint in Wuhan as Chinese authorities lift a more than two-month ban on travel from the city in Hubei Province.
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Coronavirus: Wuhan residents at train station as city exit ban lifted

Coronavirus: Wuhan residents at train station as city exit ban lifted

Travellers board a train departing from Wuhan Railway Station as Chinese authorities lift a more than two-month ban on travel from the city in Hubei Province.
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Coronavirus: Trump threatens putting 'hold' on funding to World Health Organization

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US President Donald Trump threatens to put a "hold" on funds to the World Health Organization, accusing it of bias toward China and performing badly in the coronavirus pandemic. "We're going to put a very powerful hold on it and we're going to see...
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Wisconsin holds primary vote despite coronavirus crisis

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Coronavirus: France deaths now exceed 10,000

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A truck stationed outside London's St Thomas' Hospital displays messages of support for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Messages on its LED screen call on people to clap for him as he battles to make a recovery from COVID-19.
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Coronavirus: New York City cathedral to become field hospital

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Coronavirus: field hospital opens in convention centre in New Orleans

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Acting UK PM: Boris Johnson 'breathing without any assistance'

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Thousands of travellers flock to catch trains leaving Wuhan, minutes before authorities lift a ban on outbound travel from the hard-hit city where the coronavirus pandemic first emerged. The lockdown had been in place since January 23.
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