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    Tonga braces for Cyclone Harold damage after destruction in Fiji and Vanuatu
     9 April 2020
    The Tongan Meteorological Service issues warnings for many parts of the country as the cyclone, with wind gusts of up to 285 kilometres per hour near its centre, passes the island kingdom.
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    Why did Bernie Sanders drop out? When will Joe Biden face Donald Trump? Five questions answered now the Democratic nominee is decided
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    9 Apr: Japan and Singapore were initially praised for leading the way on coronavirus containment, but a new surge in infections there suggests the dreaded second wave may be upon them.... more
    Coronavirus is on the verge of exploding in Indonesia and 240,000 could die
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    A vaccine for coronavirus is the goal, but what does it take to get there?
    8 Apr: The New South Wales Premier says social distancing restrictions will be in place "until a vaccine is found". But what exactly goes into developing a vaccine for a new disease?... more
    Vanuatu faces 12-month recovery as Cyclone Harold heads for Fiji
    8 Apr: Disaster officials in the small Pacific nation of Vanuatu work around the clock to assess the damage that a category five cyclone caused to remote islands, as Cyclone Harold heads for Fiji.... more

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