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    Coronavirus: Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for COVID-19

    A tiger at New York's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the United States or a tiger anywhere in the world, federal officials and the zoo said.  The four-year-old Malayan tiger named Nadia was among a group of six other animals to have also fallen ill, the Wildlife Conservation Society, which manages the zoo, said in a statement on Sunday.  More: Illegal wildlife trade goes online as China shuts down markets Deadly viral outbreaks that originated from animals The 10 most common questions on the coronavirus answered She was screened for the COVID-19 disease after developing a dry cough along with three other

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    Iranian, Chinese officials trade barbs over reported coronavirus numbers

    An Iranian health ministry spokesman's questioning of China's coronavirus figures caused controversy on social media on Sunday. People wear protective masks in a subway tunnel during evening rush hour in Beijing as the country is hit by the outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, China, March 10, 2020. (Reuters) Last Update: 13:52 KSA 16:52 - GMT 13:52

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    Renowned Egyptian businessman Mansour al-Gammal dies

    Businessman Mansour al-Gammal died on Monday, his son Yahya announced. Sources said that he died of coronavirus. His death came a few days after his son announced that his case was worsening and that he had been placed on ventilator. Gammal was a renowned businessman with economic projects on multiple continents. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and obtained his PhD in Economics from the Sorbonne. Gammal began his career as a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then was appointed to the Arab League and promoted to the position of Head of Mission at the age of 28. The main reason for his resignation from the Arab League was the transfer of its headquarters to Tunisia after the Arab

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    US should stop preventing Iran from selling oil, says Iran FM Zarif

    The United States should stop preventing Iran from selling oil, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday. “What we want is for (US President Donald Trump) to STOPpreventing Iran from selling oil & other products, buying its needs & making & receiving payments,” he wrote on Twitter. Last Update: 12:50 KSA 15:50 - GMT 12:50

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    Coronavirus: Can it spread through air conditioning?

    As winter in the northern hemisphere turns to summer, air conditioning units begin to rattle into life as people begin to feel the heat. COVID-19 is from the same family as SARS, known as coronaviruses, and the two share many similarities. A study conducted in China earlier in the year on a cluster of coronavirus cases all originating from the same restaurant suggested that the virus did not spread through the air conditioning system.

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    The desperate final days of a domestic worker in Lebanon

    Beirut, Lebanon - On the morning of March 13, Faustina Tay sent a final desperate message to an activist group she had contacted about the abuse she was suffering at the hands of her Lebanese employers. "God please help me," the 23-year-old Ghanaian domestic worker wrote. About 18 hours later, she was found dead. More: The Lebanese revolution must abolish the kafala system Amnesty calls on Lebanon to end 'abusive' sponsorship system 'This Is Lebanon' webpage shames employers accused of maid abuse Tay's body was discovered in a car park under her employers' fourth-storey home in Beirut's southern suburbs, between 3 and 4am on March 14. A forensic doctor who examined her body found that her death

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    China outraged over Brazil coronavirus comments

    China has demanded an explanation from Brazil after its education minister insinuated a link between the coronavirus pandemic to its "plan for world domination" in a tweet imitating a Chinese accent. In the latest incident to strain ties between Brasilia and Beijing, Education Minister Abraham Weintraub implied China could be behind the contagion.