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The new coronavirus hotspot: Australian residents fear for family in Bolsonaro's Brazil

SBS Monday, 18 May 2020
Australia might be overcoming COVID-19, but for those with family in Brazil - where cases have surpassed Spain and Italy - the fear is crippling.
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Brazilian leader has repeatedly played down the threat from COVID-19, describing it as 'a little flu'.

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The MLAs of Congress party in Rajasthan held press conference amid the speculation of political crisis in the state. According to the sources, Almost 30 Congress MLAs and some independent MLAs met state president Sachin Pilot and have pledged their support to him with whatever decision he takes.Cabinet Minister of Rajasthan, Harish Chaudhary said, "All Congress MLA's are together and other parties like BTP, Rashtriya Lok Dal and communist party is also supporting us and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. 10 independent MLA's are also with us," said Harish Choudhary. "At a time when we are fighting against COVID-19, BJP is fighting for the power. The Rajasthan government will complete its full term," Harish Chaudhary added. "Sachin Pilot is president of Rajasthan Congress and I'm secretary of state party unit so my meeting with Sachin is a routine exercise. We (Chetan Dudi, Rohit Behra and I) have not been approached by BJP," said Rajasthan Congress MLA Danish Abrar. "We went to Delhi due to personal reasons. If media says we went there for this reason or that, then it's not our problem. We don't want to be part of any controversy. We are the soldiers of Congress and will be with the party till our last breath," Rajasthan Congress MLA Rohit Bohra.

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Italy's La Scala opera house reopens with social distancing [Video]

Italy's La Scala opera house reopens with social distancing

Milan's 842-year-old La Scala opera house reopened on Monday evening after a 4-month shutdown amid Covid-19 pandemic.View on euronews

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Pink ice spotted in Alpine glacier fuels concerns over accelerated melting

Scientists are investigating the appearance of pink ice in an Alpine glacier in northern Italy – looking at the relationship between algae growing inside it and climate change. View on euronews

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Musicians honour Syrian world heritage site with performance in Italy [Video]

Musicians honour Syrian world heritage site with performance in Italy

Musicians honour Syrian world heritage site with performance in Italy

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Lifting lockdowns, innovating against COVID and staycation trends [Video]

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Business Line looks at why ending lockdown in the UK may not save some businesses; a Dubai-based initiative to help innovators get their COVID-fighting technologies to market; and, how an unexpected eco-staycation trend in Italy could provide a welcome boost to local business.View on euronews

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Travel awaits as England to end quarantine [Video]

Travel awaits as England to end quarantine

Britain will end coronavirus quarantines for people arriving in England from more than 50 countries, including Germany, France, Spain and Italy - but not the United States - the British government said on Friday. Francis Maguire reports.

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