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England coach Jones signs new deal to 2023 World Cup (16)
Thursday, 02 Apr 2020 4:32 PM MYT FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England v Wales - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 7, 2020 England head coach Eddie Jones during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Toby Melville (Reuters) - England coach Eddie Jones has agreed a contract extension which will see him continue in the role until the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) said on Thursday.
Australia's highest court to rule on Pell's appeal next week (13)
April 2, 2020 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's highest court will deliver its ruling next week on whether to overturn the convictions of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse. The 78-year-old Pell is one year into a six-year sentence for molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne's St.
Australia begins pre-clinical testing for coronavirus vaccine (11)
April 2, 2020 Australia's national science agency said it has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, as it joins a global race to halt the coronavirus pandemic. Pre-clinical testing by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), comprising injecting ferrets with two potential vaccines, was underway at its high-containment biosecurity facility near Melbourne.
Today 60% of Americans say the economy is 'poor' - 67% called it 'good' in January (4)
Published: April 2, 2020 at 2:55 p.m. ET By Associated Press Almost half of all working Americans say they or a member of their household has lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic Economist warns it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Australia gives free childcare as coronavirus case curve flattens (7)
Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Thursday announced free childcare for six months as part of a bid to keep businesses operating through the coronavirus pandemic, as data on new infections supported early signs of "flattening the curve." People walk past a "Beach Closed" sign at Bondi Beach, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Sydney, Australia April 1, 2020.
Guidance on protective equipment for UK health and social care workers strengthened (3)
Previous 02/04/2020 - 19:47:00Back to Coronavirus World Home By Press Association Guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) for health and social care workers in the UK has been strengthened after controversy over whether people were getting the right kit. The new guidance covers NHS workers in hospitals, GP and dental surgeries, and those working in care homes and delivering care to people's homes.
Australian student says North Korea threatened to execute him (4)
AFP Alek Sigley was forced to read out a videoed "letter of apology" dictated by his captors before being released Australian student Alek Sigley says he was threatened with a firing-squad execution in North Korea (AFP Photo) Seoul: An Australian student arrested for spying and expelled from North Korea last year said he was threatened with a firing-squad execution and told not even US President Donald Trump could save his "sorry arse".
Coronavirus medic begs 'stay at home so I can see my son' after being pictured with head in hands at ambulance wheel (3)
Tiffany WallisCarol Driver2 Apr 2020, 17:41Updated: 2 Apr 2020, 18:12 AN exhausted paramedic battling coronavirus has begged Brits "stay at home so I can see my son" after she was pictured with her head in her hands at the wheel of an ambulance. Hannah Cassford was snapped looking utterly worn out as she joins the NHS frontline heroes trying to beat the killer bug.
Australia begins animal trials for COVID-19 vaccine (5)
Trials on ferrets expected to take 3 months, says Australia's science agency Riyaz ul Khaliq | 02.04.2020 ANKARA Australia's science agency announced on Thursday it has begun trials on ferrets to produce a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. A statement released by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) - the country's national science agency - said that
Exclusive: How elite U.S. college students brought Covid-19 home from campus (3)
Thursday, 02 Apr 2020 11:19 PM MYT By Anna Irrera and Steve Stecklow FILE PHOTO: Students crossing the lawn in front of the Faye and Joe Wyatt Center for Education on the campus of Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Harrison McClary/File Photo (Reuters) - Like many American colleges, Vanderbilt University in Nashville announced last month it was closing its dormitories and putting classes