Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics’ aid to migrants

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For years, Catholic-led, U-S

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics’ aid to migrants

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For years, Catholic-led, U-S

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms

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Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images(LONDON) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized with “persistent symptoms” of coronavirus on Sunday night as a “precautionary step,” Downing Street said.

Johnson was admitted to the hospital to undergo tests on the advice of his doctor 10 days after he revealed he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The prime minister has a temperature, and no update was given on his condition on Monday.

“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests,” a Downing Street spokesperson said. “This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.”

 “The Prime Minister thanks NHS [National Health Service] staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the Government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives,” the spokesperson added.

The prime minister will continue to lead the government, although Dominic Raab, the Foreign secretary, will temporarily stand in as leader if Johnson is unable to work.

President Donald Trump joined a chorus of voices wishing the prime minister a quick recovery from the illness.

“But before I begin, I want to express our nation’s well wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he wages his own personal fight with the virus,” Trump said Sunday night. “All Americans are praying for him. He’s a friend of mine. He’s a great gentleman and a great leader, and he’s as you know, he was brought to the hospital today, but I’m — I’m hopeful and sure that he’s going to be fine.”

The prime minister was last seen in public at the door of Number 10 Downing Street on Thursday night, as he turned out to clap for National Health Service workers along with much of the country.

Johnson’s partner, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant with their child, also announced that she had been bed-ridden over the past week with coronavirus symptoms over the weekend.

“I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus,” she posted on Twitter. “I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend.”

“Being pregnant with Covid-19 is obviously wrong,” she added, as she encouraged other pregnant women to follow the latest health guidance on coronavirus in pregnant women.

As of Sunday morning, 47,806 people in the U.K. had tested positive for coronavirus, with 4,934 deaths, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

The news of the prime minister’s hospitalization came as the Queen addressed the nation in a highly poignant televised address. Praising the response of the country’s health and care workers, she said: “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms

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Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images(LONDON) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized with “persistent symptoms” of coronavirus on Sunday night as a “precautionary step,” Downing Street said.

Johnson was admitted to the hospital to undergo tests on the advice of his doctor 10 days after he revealed he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The prime minister has a temperature, and no update was given on his condition on Monday.

“On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests,” a Downing Street spokesperson said. “This is a precautionary step, as the Prime Minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.”

 “The Prime Minister thanks NHS [National Health Service] staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the Government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives,” the spokesperson added.

The prime minister will continue to lead the government, although Dominic Raab, the Foreign secretary, will temporarily stand in as leader if Johnson is unable to work.

President Donald Trump joined a chorus of voices wishing the prime minister a quick recovery from the illness.

“But before I begin, I want to express our nation’s well wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he wages his own personal fight with the virus,” Trump said Sunday night. “All Americans are praying for him. He’s a friend of mine. He’s a great gentleman and a great leader, and he’s as you know, he was brought to the hospital today, but I’m — I’m hopeful and sure that he’s going to be fine.”

The prime minister was last seen in public at the door of Number 10 Downing Street on Thursday night, as he turned out to clap for National Health Service workers along with much of the country.

Johnson’s partner, Carrie Symonds, who is pregnant with their child, also announced that she had been bed-ridden over the past week with coronavirus symptoms over the weekend.

“I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus,” she posted on Twitter. “I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I’m on the mend.”

“Being pregnant with Covid-19 is obviously wrong,” she added, as she encouraged other pregnant women to follow the latest health guidance on coronavirus in pregnant women.

As of Sunday morning, 47,806 people in the U.K. had tested positive for coronavirus, with 4,934 deaths, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

The news of the prime minister’s hospitalization came as the Queen addressed the nation in a highly poignant televised address. Praising the response of the country’s health and care workers, she said: “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”

Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

50 migrants cross into Spanish African enclave; 5 injured

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Some 50 migrants have forced their way into a Spanish enclave in northern Africa as part of a larger group that launched what authorities in Melilla called a “massive and violent entry” into the city

50 migrants cross into Spanish African enclave; 5 injured

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Some 50 migrants have forced their way into a Spanish enclave in northern Africa as part of a larger group that launched what authorities in Melilla called a “massive and violent entry” into the city

Japan PM to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns

Japan PM to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak, but that there will be no hard lockdowns

Iraqi military: 3 rockets target US oil company in south

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Iraq’s military says at least three rockets struck near the site of an American oil field service company in southern Iraq, causing no casualties

Iraqi military: 3 rockets target US oil company in south

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Iraq’s military says at least three rockets struck near the site of an American oil field service company in southern Iraq, causing no casualties

Japan’s prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday

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Japan’s prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday

Japan’s prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday

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Japan’s prime minister says he will announce a state of emergency for Tokyo and 6 other prefectures as early as Tuesday

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

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Emergency teams in Ukraine are battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

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Emergency teams in Ukraine are battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

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Emergency teams in Ukraine are battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears

Ukraine continues to battle forest fire near Chernobyl

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Emergency teams in Ukraine are battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant that has raised radiation fears

Dubai’s Emaar sells 80% stake in cooling system for $675M

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Dubai’s state-backed developer Emaar says it sold an 80% share of its district cooling project around the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, for $675 million

Dubai’s Emaar sells 80% stake in cooling system for $675M

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Dubai’s state-backed developer Emaar says it sold an 80% share of its district cooling project around the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, for $675 million

Australia’s highest court to judge cardinal’s abuse appeal

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Australia’s highest court on Tuesday will judge Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against convictions for molesting two teenage choirboys more than two decades ago

Australia’s highest court to judge cardinal’s abuse appeal

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Australia’s highest court on Tuesday will judge Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against convictions for molesting two teenage choirboys more than two decades ago

From Iran’s hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virus

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Some 200,000 Afghans and counting have returned from Iran to their home country after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic or out of fear of getting infected

From Iran’s hot zone, Afghans flee home, spreading virus

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Some 200,000 Afghans and counting have returned from Iran to their home country after losing their jobs in the coronavirus pandemic or out of fear of getting infected

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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The commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet visited the leadership of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam, where the aircraft carrier is being cleaned after an outbreak of COVID-19 among its crew

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

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The commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet visited the leadership of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam, where the aircraft carrier is being cleaned after an outbreak of COVID-19 among its crew

Lives Lost: A man loved by many, a death at 80 alone in Rome

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Nothing in the way Enrico Giancomoni lived during his 80-plus years in Rome corresponds with the way he died, which was alone

Lives Lost: A man loved by many, a death at 80 alone in Rome

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Nothing in the way Enrico Giancomoni lived during his 80-plus years in Rome corresponds with the way he died, which was alone

ACLU files 1st coronavirus curfew lawsuit in Puerto Rico

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The ACLU says it it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional

ACLU files 1st coronavirus curfew lawsuit in Puerto Rico

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The ACLU says it it is seeking an injunction to block part of Puerto Rico’s strict curfew against the new coronavirus, arguing that some of its restrictions are unconstitutional

Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

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A Canadian premier of a province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks is questioned the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to Canada

Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

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A Canadian premier of a province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks is questioned the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to Canada