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WHO urges countries to 'wake up' and halt virus

'People need to wake up. The data is not lying. The situation on the ground is not lying,' WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan says at a briefing hosted by the UN correspondents' association in Geneva

'People need to wake up. The data is not lying. The situation on the ground is not ...

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WHO urges countries to 'wake up' and halt virus

With beaches closed and officials urging Americans to stay home, the somber mood heading ...

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U.S. heads into Independence Day besieged by virus, Europe reopens

Maxwell is often cast as an international woman of mystery with close ties to both ...

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Ghislaine Maxwell, jet-set socialite facing jail for Epstein sex crimes

(UPDATED) 'These countries face a long, hard road ahead,' says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom ...

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Over 160,000 coronavirus cases reported every day in past week – WHO

It is the UN Security Council's first statement on the pandemic and its first real action ...

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U.N. adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

'I was at sea for a long time. I didn't warn the family, who must think I'm dead,' says ...

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'I'm going to jump': Tensions on Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet says it is vital for leaders to ...

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U.N. rights chief slams virus response in China, Russia, U.S.

In another grim milestone, the number of infections recorded worldwide rises to more than ...

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WHO says pandemic 'not even close' to over as toll passes 500,000

(UPDATED) Many of the south and west US states where the virus is most rampant are where ...

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Virus death toll passes 500,000 as U.S. and Brazil cases surge

The global number of deaths due to COVID-19 nears 500,000

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Over 10 million coronavirus cases registered worldwide