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Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Postponed

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The event, due to begin on 24 July, will now take place "no later than summer 2021". "I proposed to postpone for a year and [IOC] president Thomas Bach responded with 100% agreement,"

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Country Music Legend Kenny Rogers Dies at 81

American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81. A family representative said he "passed away peacefully at home from natural causes". Rogers topped pop and country charts during the 1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards. Known for his husky voice and ballads including The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of

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All Sports Events in Italy Suspended Because of Coronavirus Outbreak

All sport in Italy has been suspended until at least 3 April because of coronavirus, the country's prime minister Giuseppe Conte has announced. This includes Serie A but not Italian clubs or national teams participating in international competitions. Serie A - Italy's top flight - had already said all games would be

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Coronavirus: Nigeria Confirms First Case in Sub-Saharan Africa

The first case of the coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa has been confirmed in Nigeria. The patient is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and flew into the commercial city of Lagos from Milan on 25 February. Authorities say he is stable with no serious symptoms and is being treated at a

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Hosni Mubarak: Egypt Holds Military Funeral for Ousted President

A military funeral has been held in Egypt for former President Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday aged 91. The current President, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, walked alongside Mubarak's sons, Alaa and Gamal, in a procession behind his coffin as it was taken to the Field Marshal Tantawi mosque in Cairo. The government

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Donald Trump Acquitted by Senate in Impeachment Trial

President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial, ending a congressional bid to oust him from office that bitterly divided the US. The Senate, run by the president's fellow Republicans, voted to acquit him 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress. Democrats charged Mr

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