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UPDATE 3-Social groups urge mass debt relief for poor countries hit by virus crisis
LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) - Nearly 140 campaign groups and charities urged the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, G20 governments and private creditors on Tuesday to help the world's poorest countries through the coronavirus crisis by canceling debt payments.
Boeing making new 737 MAX software updates to address computer issue
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co
said late on Tuesday it will make two new software updates to the 737 MAX's flight control computer as it works to win regulatory approval to resume flights after the jet was grounded following two fatal crashes in five months.
UPDATE 3-U.S. pushes back on call by OPEC+ to join big oil output cuts
LONDON/MOSCOW, April 7 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia, Russia and allied oil producers will agree to deep cuts to their crude output at talks this week only if the United States and several others join in with curbs to help prop up prices that have been hammered by the coronavirus crisis.
Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
(Reuters) - The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1.34 million globally and the death toll crossed 76,000, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT.
Occidental Petroleum opposes possible Texas oil curtailments - letter
April 7 (Reuters) - Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Thursday that it opposes Texas oil and gas regulators imposing production limits.
UPDATE 2-Israel seeks immediate resumption of talks on citizens held in Gaza
JERUSALEM/GAZA, April 7 (Reuters) - Israel called on Tuesday for the immediate resumption of indirect talks on the return of two Israeli civilians and the remains of two soldiers held for years in Gaza, but the territory's Islamist rulers Hamas dismissed the overture.
FACTBOX-Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
April 7 (Reuters) - The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1.34 million globally and the death toll crossed 76,000, according to a Reuters tally as of 1400 GMT.
IMF says considering Nigeria's request for funds to fight pandemic
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said it was considering Nigeria's request for $3.4 billion in emergency financing to combat the impact of the new coronavirus pandemic on Africa's biggest economy.
UPDATE 1-Egypt to ban Ramadan gatherings to counter coronavirus
CAIRO, April 7 (Reuters) - Egypt will ban any public religious gatherings during the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan starting in around two weeks to counter the spread of the new coronavirus, a government statement said on Tuesday.
Golf: Immelman says Masters in November presents new challenge
(Reuters) - Trevor Immelman may not be putting the finishing touches on his Masters preparations this week but the former champion already has a good understanding of what to expect should the postponed tournament be contested in November.
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