Lauren Daigle is among Christian artists around the world who have cancelled tours.

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As cities go into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, officials from the United States to France are scrambling to protect homeowners and renters from homelessness.

Staying home is the "front line defence" against the virus, the United Nations special rapporteur on

London, UK
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As an organisation with a mission to bring vulnerable communities together to eat, British charity Be Enriched has had to draw up a new plan as the coronavirus outbreak forces them apart.

Be Enriched runs cooking groups for children and elderly, homeless or

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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An Australian doctor credited for saving the lives of thousands of women suffering from childbirth injuries in Ethiopia has died at the age of 96, with her foundation vowing to carry on her work to eradicate obstetric fistula.

Obstetrician and gynecologist Catherine

UK church leaders have called for Sunday - celebrated as Mothering Sunday in the UK - to be marked as a 'National Day of Prayer and Action' over the coronavirus crisis.

Churches Together in England, a key ecumenical body which has a membership of 50 different church denominations included Anglican,

London, UK
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From handwashing stations to digital advice hubs, initiatives are underway to protect the world's most vulnerable people from the global coronavirus epidemic.

While richer nations rush to bolster their health systems to cope, poorer nations with fewer resources are likely to struggle and

South Sudanese church leaders have welcomed a new cabinet, which the country’s president Salva Kiir Mayardit announced on 12th March.

The unveiling of the cabinet ended months of anxious waiting for a new unity government which was mandated by a 2018 peace pact, known as the Revitalised Agreement for the

London, UK/Milan, Italy

The world's richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy on Thursday as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe, with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China, where the virus originated. 

With over 236,000 infections and more

Sydney, Australia

Australia is closing its borders to foreigners and pumping about $A100 billion into the economy as it seeks to minimise the blow from the coronavirus epidemic.

Australia has recorded around 600 coronavirus infections and six deaths, a relatively small number compared to other countries, but

Istanbul, Turkey

The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide has ordered churches to halt services and rites until the end of March in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ecumenical Patriarchate said.

The patriarchate, which is the seat of the spiritual leader of some 300

London, UK
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From drinking cow urine to sleeping by chopped onions, myths about how people can catch and cure coronavirus are spreading rapidly. Concerns are growing that the rumours could fuel the spread of the virus among vulnerable people in Africa and South-East Asia.


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Hong Kong, Singapore and Osaka were named as the world's most expensive cities on Wednesday but researchers warned that the coronavirus outbreak could change the ranking.

Singapore and Hong Kong topped the list for a second year running and tied with Osaka in Japan


Facebook Inc CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the company was moving moderation of its most sensitive content, including self-harm and counter terrorism, from contractors to full-time employees during the coronavirus outbreak. 

He said on a call with reporters that the goal was to have

Washington DC, US

On Wednesday, Trump administration officials continued to call out those who have violated government recommendations to avoid meeting in groups larger than 10 people, particularly younger Americans who have continued to dine out at bars and restaurants.

But they said little about another group




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