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Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears about the new coronavirus. The boy, now blind after his parents gave him toxic methanol in the mistaken belief it protects against the virus, is just one of hundreds of victims of an epidemic inside the pandemic now gripping Iran. Iranian media report nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic Republic, where drinking alcohol is banned and where those who do rely on bootleggers.
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'LA paparazzi don't play by the rules': Harry and Meghan warned they will be 'fair game' in California
An anonymous paparazzo tells Yahoo UK of the differences between celebrity life in California and royal life in London.
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Yahoo News UK outlines the five countries that have incurred the highest death tolls due to coronavirus, including how the virus spread there, what they have done, and how it is changing.
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NBC Today show anchor Hoda Kotb had just finished her interview with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees Friday morning when she was suddenly overcome by emotion. The two had been discussing the devastating toll COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has taken on New Orleans, the city Kotb called home throughout the '90s. Brees explained his decision to donate $5 million to feed struggling Louisiana residents before he signed off-at which point Kotb began to cry.Kotb apologized as the tears came on, and co-anchor Savannah Guthrie said, “Oh, Hoda. I know. It’s a lot. I’m so sorry, hon. Take a moment. It’s a lot. I know where your heart is, my dear. I do.” Guthrie went on to read the tease for an upcoming segment as Kotb gathered herself.Later in the segment, after Kotb had composed herself, Guthrie took a moment to reflect. “So many people, I don’t know if you’ve looked online or anything, I bet you haven’t, but so many people are sending love to you, Hoda, and just saying, we all get it. There’s just moments where it just gets you from out of nowhere, and I think all of us understand that. Everyone feels a lot of pressure right now.”“And I think the other thing, too, is you sort of look around for someone to hug just because,” Kotb replied. “And you realize, OK, that’s also part of it. But anyway. The new normal! We get used to it, right?”Guthrie replied with perhaps the most important thing to remember: “And it’s not forever.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
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As coronavirus continues to spread, Republican Attorneys General continue their push to dismantle Obamacare.
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As the UK in gets used to life under lockdown, stark pictures show just how much life has changed for the country during the coronavirus outbreak.The busiest landmarks and beauty spots in London and beyond lie deserted in the spring sunshine as the nation stays indoors to try and contain the spread of the virus.The pavements outside Buckingham Palace, usually packed with tourists, were completely empty on Tuesday after the government introduced tough restrictions for the public earlier this week.Latest coronavirus news, updates and adviceLive: Follow all the latest updates from the UK and around the worldFact-checker: The number of COVID-19 cases in your local areaExplained: Symptoms, latest advice and how it compares to the fluThe Millennium Bridge over the Thames was deserted as galleries, restaurants, pubs and cafes were told they must shut up shop until the worst of the virus has passed.St Paul’s Cathedral, seen from the south bank of the river, was completely clear of people this week as even places of worship have been told to shut their doors.Tower Bridge was also free of its usual queues of traffic.Bath, Bournemouth and Edinburgh also saw streets lie empty as the country followed government guidance on stopping the spread of COVID-19.