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Coronavirus: Millions return to lockdown in Philippines

Residents of Manila can only step out for essentials


Tens of millions of people in the Philippines are back in lockdown, after doctors warned a surge in new coronavirus cases could push the healthcare system to collapse.

Stay-at-home orders are now in place in Manila and four surrounding provinces on the island of Luzon for two weeks.

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Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia bars international pilgrims for Hajj


Muslims from around the world perform Hajj every year in Mecca, Saudi Arabia



Saudi Arabia has banned international visitors from making the Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj, this year in a bid to control coronavirus.

Only a very limited number of people currently living in the kingdom may take part, an announcement on state media says.

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Hello Kitty founder Shintaro Tsuji steps down as CEO aged 92

Shintaro Tsuji has been at the helm of Sanrio for more than six decades



The founder of the Japanese company that created Hello Kitty has announced he is stepping down as CEO aged 92.

Shintaro Tsuji said he would hand over control of Sanrio to his 31-year-old grandson, Tomokuni Tsuji.

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Pakistan plane crash: Dozens die as jet hits homes in Karachi


The crash happened in the Model Colony residential area



A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane flying from Lahore has crashed into a residential area of Karachi, killing at least 76 people.

The pilots of flight PK8303, an Airbus A320 carrying 91 passengers and eight crew, were attempting to land at the city's Jinnah International Airport.

Read more: Pakistan plane crash: Dozens die as jet hits homes in Karachi


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