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At Least 19 Children Reported Hurt By Shelling At School In Myanmar’s Rakhine State

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At Least 19 Children Reported Hurt By Shelling At School In Myanmar's Rakhine State

A local member of parliament in Myanmar’s Rakhine state said on Thursday that at least 19 children were wounded when an elementary school was hit by shelling in a part of the region.

Since December 2018, clashes between government troops and Buddhist rebels have intensified in Rakhine, displacing tens of thousands and bringing new chaos to the region from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims in 2017 fled a military crackdown.

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A lawmaker in the region, Tun Aung Thein told Reuters News Agency by telephone that the artillery fire hit the school in Khamwe Chaung village in Buthidaung township on Thursday morning but did not know who was responsible.

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The lawmaker said “according to the health department, 19 students are injured and one is seriously injured.”

While a military spokesman according to the Reuters put the number of wounded at 20 and blamed the rebels for the attack.

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Italy Reports Highest Daily Death Toll Yet Of 969

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Italy Reports Highest Daily Death Toll Yet Of 969

Italy has on Friday reported the highest daily death toll of any country since the outbreak began.

Even as the number of new cases declined on Friday, the country confirmed that fatalities from the virus shot up to 969, bringing the total coronavirus related deaths to 9,134, among 86,498 cases.

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In Spain, 769 new deaths were reported in the past 24 hours as the European country struggle to agree on a strategy to curb the spread of the virus. The total number of deaths from coronavirus in the country is now 4,858.

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The U.S. overtook China for the most cases worldwide on Thursday, fueled by a large jump in infections in New York as the number of infections in the country is now more than 86,000 according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Xi, Trump Hold Phone Conversation On Covid-19 Pandemic Control, Bilateral Ties

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Xi, Trump Hold Phone Conversation On Covid-19 Pandemic Control, Bilateral Ties

Chinese president, Xi Jinping says his country stands ready to enhance cooperation with, and offer support to, the United States to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak.

In a telephone conversation with US president Donald Trump, Xi stressed that China has been sharing information with the World Health Organization and countries, including the United States on covid-19, in an open, transparent and responsible manner since the onset of the epidemic.

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He said China has also been sharing experience on covid-19 prevention, containment and treatment without any reservation.

Xi stressed that now, China-U.S. relations are at a critical juncture.  He said cooperation can lead to mutual benefits for the two countries, while confrontation will do no good to anyone.  He said cooperation is the only correct choice.

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For his part, Trump said he, together with other foreign leaders, appreciates Xi’s vision and initiative at the G20 virtual summit.

The U.S. President said he is glad to see China’s progress in containing the epidemic and is inspired by China’s experience in this regard.  Trump said the United States is willing to enhance cooperation with china in the medical and health field, including the research and development of anti-epidemic drugs.

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23 Sailors On US Navy Aircraft Carrier Test Positive For Coronavirus

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23 Sailors On US Navy Aircraft Carrier Test Positive For Coronavirus

Two US officials say at least 23 sailors aboard the navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Only three cases were reported earlier this week.  As a result of the dramatic increase in the number of infected sailors, the ship has been docked on the Island of Guam, so health authorities would be able to test all five thousand sailors aboard the carrier.

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Chief of naval operations, Admiral Mike Gilday said the navy takes this threat very seriously and is working quickly to identify and isolate positive cases, while preventing further spread of the virus aboard the ship.  He said no sailors had been hospitalized or are seriously ill.

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Gilday told reporters on Tuesday authorities don’t know if the sailors became infected with the coronavirus when the ship made a port call in Vietnam in early March.

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