Australia fires: Rain brings relief but huge blazes expected – BBC News

Rain has fallen in fire-ravaged parts of Australia and temperatures have dropped – but officials have warned that blazes will “take off” again. Sooty rain fell down the east coast, from Sydney to Melbourne, with “torrential” rain reported in some parts of New South Wales (NSW). Officials said temperatures would soar again by Friday. They also said huge fires in Victoria and NSW could meet to create a larger “mega blaze”. “There is no room for complacency,” NSW state Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned on Monday. “This morning it is all…

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NBA games suspended: Utah Jazz player tests positive for COVID-19

The NBA, the world’s biggest basketball league has been suspended until further notice after its star player, Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Jemele Hill is a sports journalist who writes for The Atlantic magazine and joins us on Skype from Los Angeles. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #CoronavirusPandemic #Coronavirus #NBA

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Dr. Fauci on coronavirus in the US: It’s going to get worse

Raw video: Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci testifies at the House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on preparedness and response to COVID-19 in America. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for 17 consecutive years. According to…

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Guaidó tries to climb over fence to enter assembly – BBC News

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó was prevented by security forces from entering the National Assembly building in Caracas to take part in a vote to re-elect him as Speaker. In chaotic scenes on Sunday, he attempted to climb over a fence but was pushed back by national guard officers. Inside the chamber, a group of dissident opposition lawmakers formed a bizarre alliance with members of President Nicolás Maduro’s Socialist party and chose Luis Parra, a former Guaidó ally, as Speaker. Some Guaidó loyalists managed to enter the building, and fighting…

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Australia court hears final appeal in Pell sex abuse case

Cardinal George Pell’s last-chance appeal against his child sex abuse convictions opened in Australia’s top court on Wednesday, with his fate now in the hands of the country’s most senior judges. The 78-year-old, who is serving a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s, was not present for the two-day High Court hearing in Canberra, where his lawyers will mount a final bid to clear his name. Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from Canberra. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish –…

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No coronavirus cases in Donetsk and Luhansk, say separatist authorities

Olga Dolgoshapko, Minister of Healthcare of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, gives a press conference about the status of the coronavirus epidemic, March 24, 2020. Screenshot from Министерство информации ДНР’s YouTube video: “Подтвержденных случаев заболевания коронавирусной инфекцией нет, волна гриппа и ОРВИ пошла на спад“ Check out Global Voices’ special coverage of the global impact of COVID-19. Peace may not have reached eastern Ukraine yet, but neither has the coronavirus. At least, that’s what is claimed by de facto officials of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), one of two breakaway territories…

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Rep. Collins urges people to follow coronavirus protocol: Don’t panic

Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, shares an update on his self-quarantine and what’s being done to combat coronavirus. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for 17 consecutive years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News…

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