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Madam CJ Walker: 'An inspiration to us all'

Image copyright David Lee/Netflix Image caption Octavia Spencer stars in a new Netflix show about the life of Madam CJ Walker When American journalist A'Lelia Bundles published her first article about her great-great grandmother, Madam CJ Walker in 1982, it was in the "lost women" column of a women's magazine.That marked quite a comedown for…
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Coronavirus: Dealing with addiction while in lockdown

Image caption Laurie Wright: "The meetings were my saving grace" The coronavirus lockdown has been especially tough for people in recovery from addiction because support meetings have been cancelled.Musician Laurie Wright, 28, from Cheltenham, has been in recovery for alcohol and drug addiction for four months. Here, Laurie and his parents Carol and Richard share…
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Coronavirus: New York virus deaths surge past 3,500

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption New York City hospitals have reported equipment hsortages New York state has recorded 630 more coronavirus deaths, another daily record that takes its toll to 3,565.Most deaths have been in New York City. The state now has almost as many cases - over 113,000 - as the whole of…
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Coronavirus: Spain 'close to passing peak' as deaths fall again

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInside the ICU in one of Spain's biggest hospitalsSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez says the country is "close to passing the peak of infections" as the number of coronavirus deaths fell for the second day in a row.Mr Sánchez also extended lockdown measures until 25 April, saying…
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Romans-sur-Isère: Two killed and others wounded in France knife attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police have not yet suggested a motive for the attack in Romans-sur-Isère Two people have been killed and five wounded in a knife attack in south-east France, in what the interior minister described as a terrorist incident.Witnesses said the attacker entered a tobacconist in the town of Romans-sur-Isère, near Grenoble,…
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Coronavirus: Europe's care homes struggle as deaths rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This Naples nursing home was evacuated on Thursday in an attempt to stop the virus spreading As nursing and care homes across Europe battle to stop the spread of Covid-19 among the elderly, France has revealed 1,416 residents have succumbed to the virus since the epidemic began.Alarming cases have…