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Some 950 people in Spain have died from COVID-19 in a 24-hour period, the highest daily toll yet.
Some 950 people in Spain have died from COVID-19 in a 24-hour period, the highest daily toll yet.

Global coronavirus cases top one million

Global coronavirus cases have topped one million as the pandemic explodes in the US and the death toll continues to climb in Italy and Spain, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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Spanish virus toll up by 950 in 24 hours

Spain's daily COVID-19 death toll has hit another high, with officials recording 950 deaths within the last 24 hours.

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Stranded cruise ships to dock in Florida

Passengers aboard the Zaandam and Rotterdam cruise ships, which have been stricken with coronavirus cases, have been given the green light to disembark at Port Everglades in Florida.

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UK govt promises 100,000 daily virus tests

Britain's health minister has promised a tenfold increase in the number of daily tests for coronavirus by the end of the month after the government was criticised for failing to roll out mass checks.

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World Bank approves $A3b in urgent funds

The World Bank says its board of executive directors has approved an initial $US1.9 billion ($A3.1 billion) in emergency funds for coronavirus response operations in 25 countries.

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Trump says brokered deal for huge oil cuts

US President Donald Trump says he has brokered a deal with top oil producers Russia and Saudi Arabia to cut output and arrest an oil price rout amid a global coronavirus pandemic, sending crude prices up by 45 per cent.

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Netflix leads rivals with 59m installs

Netflix is leading rivals YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+ with more than 59 million installs in the first quarter of 2020.

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Australian Associated Press