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Assange's partner reveals they had 2 children and urges bail

Assange's partner reveals they had 2 children and urges bailJulian Assange’s partner revealed Sunday that she had two children with him while he lived inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and she issued a plea for the WikiLeaks founder to be released from prison over fears for his health during the coronavirus pandemic. Assange has been imprisoned at London’s Belmarsh prison since police dragged out of the embassy a year ago. In a video uploaded onto YouTube, Stella Moris said she met Assange in 2011 when she helped out his legal team and that they got together four years later.



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Coronavirus in US: Head of New York Port Authority tests positive as MTA urges riders to avoid subways if possible

Coronavirus in US: Head of New York Port Authority tests positive as MTA urges riders to avoid subways if possibleThe head of the New York and New Jersey Port Authority has tested positive for Wuhan coronavirus and is being quarantined, along with senior members of his team, according to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.During a news conference on Monday, the governor said Port Authority chief Rick Cotton has “been at the airports obviously when many people have been coming back with the virus”.



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US urges elderly to stock up on groceries as coronavirus surges

US urges elderly to stock up on groceries as coronavirus surgesUS health authorities on Monday urged Americans most at risk of getting seriously ill from the new coronavirus to stock up on food and medicine and prepare to remain at home, as the pathogen spread rapidly across the country. The advice, which targeted the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, came as thousands of people stranded on a cruise ship off California were set to begin disembarking. There have been 21 confirmed cases on the vessel.



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U.N.'s Bachelet urges Saudi to release women activists, uphold rights

U.N.'s Bachelet urges Saudi to release women activists, uphold rightsU.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet urged Saudi Arabia on Thursday to uphold freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly and review convictions of activists, religious leaders and journalists as it prepares to host a G20 summit this year. Bachelet, in a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, called on Riyadh to release several Saudi women activists jailed for demanding “reforms of discriminatory policies”.



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