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US President Donald Trump Impeached After Historic Vote

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Donald Trump Impeached After Historic Vote

US President Donald Trump has on Wednesday been impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a trial in the Senate on removing him from office.

After a 230 to 197 vote in the Democratic-majority House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaking to reporters said the House will wait to send over its newly passed articles of impeachment against President Trump until the senate establishes its rules for trial.

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Trump becomes the third president in American history to be impeached. The landmark votes on Wednesday set up a likely January trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, where Trump is expected to be acquitted.

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For a president to be removed from office, a  two-thirds majority in the 100-member Senate would be required meaning at least 20 Republicans would have to join Democrats in voting against Trump.

In the 243-year history of the United States, no president  has been removed from office by impeachment. In the unlikely event that the Senate convicts and removes Trump from office, Vice President Mike Pence would become president and complete Trump’s term, which ends on January 20, 2021.

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Coronavirus: Wuhan Begins To Return To Everyday Life

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Coronavirus: Wuhan Begins To Return To Everyday Life

After more than two months of isolation, residents of Wuhan, China where it is believed to be the origin of the coronavirus outbreak, have been allowed to leave their homes for the first time in months as authorities are easing the city-wide lockdown that kept Wuhan’s 11 million residents at home.

Although, many shops are still closed after numbers of new cases of covid-19 have fallen dramatically, sidewalk vendors can be seen wearing face masks and gloves as they sold pork, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables to shoppers on Friday.

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Since the lockdown on January 23, many restaurants, shops and other businesses shut down in the city as residents relied on online groceries and government-organized food deliveries.

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Residents have been slowly trickling back on to the streets of Wuhan which recorded more than 50,000 coronavirus cases. At least 3,000 persons died in Hubei province from coronavirus.

Volunteers in protective suits disinfected public areas in preparation for an increase in activity. Officials are concerned about the possibility of a second wave of infections, warning people to remain vigilant as it orders local health authorities to step up detection, monitoring and supervision.

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A total of 81,589 confirmed cases have been reported in China, which exclude asymptomatic patients, and 3,318 deaths from the outbreak.

Globally, the number of cases has topped 1 million, with at least 52,000 deaths.

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US President Donald Trump Says New Recommendations On Face Masks Are Coming

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US President Trump Says New Recommendations On Face Masks Are Coming

The Trump administration says it is ready to join forces with local officials to advise Americans to wear masks when leaving their houses as covid-19 cases escalate in the US.

For the first time, the death toll in the country rose by one thousand in a single day.

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A member of president Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force, Deborah Birx said at a White House briefing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would add a recommendation on masks to guidelines on protective measures in the coming days.

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U.S. Covid-19 death toll, as of Thursday, stood at fifty-eight hundred with more than 243,000 cases across all 50 states.

The Trump administration, CDC and public health officials have all wavered on the issue of face masks since the pandemic broke out, initially telling healthy people such measures were unnecessary or even counter-productive.

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Global Coronavirus Cases Top One Million, Deaths Surpass 50,000

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Nigeria Records Two More Deaths From Coronavirus, Total Cases Hit 210

The number of coronavirus infections reached more than one million globally on Thursday as death toll topped 50,000 around the world.

As the pandemic spreads further in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, nearly 53,000 persons have died and more than 210,000 have recovered worldwide.

The US reported the highest daily death toll of any country so far at nearly 1,200. It now has more than 6,000 fatalities while Spain reported a record one-day number of deaths, 950, bringing its overall toll to 10,003 from 9,053 as the number of infections rose to 110,238, up from 102,136 a day earlier.

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Meanwhile, Italy on Thursday recorded 760 more deaths for a total of 13,900 fatalities as the contagion spreads.

Coronavirus was first recorded in China late last year, since then the pandemic has spread to many countries around the world, prompting governments to close businesses, ground airlines and order hundreds of millions of people to stay at home to try and combat the spread of the virus.

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More than 1,013,000 persons have been diagnosed with COVID-19 globally with Spain the second-worst hit in terms fatalities.

Spain has lost nearly 900,000 jobs and the US is also feeling the economy impact as the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefit has surged to 6.65m in the week ending March 28, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics figure released on Thursday.

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