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    Tonga braces for Cyclone Harold damage after destruction in Fiji and Vanuatu
     9 April 2020
    The Tongan Meteorological Service issues warnings for many parts of the country as the cyclone, with wind gusts of up to 285 kilometres per hour near its centre, passes the island kingdom.
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    Peaks of Himalayas visible from India for first time in decades as pollution drops amid lockdown
    9 Apr: Residents of Punjab are sharing social media photos of the Himalayas, some seeing the peaks for the first time, after a massive drop in pollution because of the coronavirus lockdown.... more
    Should we be wearing face masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic? Can a cloth mask protect you against COVID-19?
    9 Apr: You're staying at home and washing your hands, but what about wearing a mask? We look through the advice, myths and misinformation.... more
    After 10 years of trying, giant pandas finally mate during coronavirus lockdown at Hong Kong zoo
    9 Apr: Le Le and Ying Ying first began attempts at "natural mating" 10 years ago — but with the zoo now closed to the public due to coronavirus restrictions, it would seem the duo decided to make the most of their newfound privacy.... more
    How did coronavirus start? Where did bats get the virus from and how did it spread to humans?
    9 Apr: It's clear this coronavirus came from wildlife, but we may never know the exact host species it directly jumped from into humans.... more
    South Australia records third coronavirus death
    9 Apr: A 76-year-old man who contracted coronavirus in the Barossa Valley becomes the third person to die from COVID-19 in South Australia.... more
    As coronavirus sparks anti-Chinese racism, xenophobia rises in China itself
    9 Apr: While Asian-Australians report a sharp rise in xenophobic attacks due to the coronavirus pandemic, expats in China are being labelled "foreign garbage".... more
    Why did Bernie Sanders drop out? When will Joe Biden face Donald Trump? Five questions answered now the Democratic nominee is decided
    9 Apr: Joe Biden will be the Democrat to face Donald Trump at the 2020 US presidential election. Here's a guide to what happens next.... more
    How bad could a second wave of coronavirus infections be, and where could they strike?
    9 Apr: Japan and Singapore were initially praised for leading the way on coronavirus containment, but a new surge in infections there suggests the dreaded second wave may be upon them.... more
    Coronavirus is on the verge of exploding in Indonesia and 240,000 could die
    8 Apr: Almost no-one thinks Indonesia is handling coronavirus well and many experts fear the country is now on the brink of a health disaster, write Tim Lindsey and Tim Mann... more

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