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Is COVID-19 the dreaded ‘disease X’ World Health Organization experts predicted years ago?

2 hours 14 min ago
The World Health Organization cautioned years ago that a mysterious “disease X” could spark an international contagion. The new coronavirus, with its ability to quickly ...

South Korea raises virus alert level to ‘highest’ as cases surge

2 hours 43 min ago
South Korea is raising its alert on the new coronavirus to the “highest level,” President Moon Jae-in said Sunday, as the country reported 123 new ...

Ruling over will of Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew deepens family feud

3 hours 48 min ago
The daughter-in-law of Singapore’s founding father has been found guilty by a disciplinary tribunal of professional misconduct over her involvement in preparing his will, which ...

‘Superspreaders’: What are they and what do they do?

3 hours 57 min ago
South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described an outbreak of coronavirus infections linked to a church in the city of Daegu as ...

Russia-linked disinformation campaign fueling coronavirus alarm, U.S. says

3 hours 57 min ago
Thousands of Russian-linked social media accounts have launched a coordinated effort to spread alarm about the new coronavirus, disrupting global efforts to fight the epidemic, ...

Vietnamese dissident monk who was a Nobel Prize nominee dies at 93

6 hours 28 min ago
Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace ...

Chinese coronavirus cases fall outside Wuhan, but South Korean cases surge again

6 hours 55 min ago
China reported another fall in the new coronavirus infections outside of its epicenter on Sunday, but world health officials warned it was too early to ...

Coronavirus incubation could be as long as 27 days, Chinese provincial government says

10 hours 44 min ago
A 70-year-old man in China’s Hubei Province was infected with coronavirus but did not show symptoms until 27 days later, the local government said Saturday, ...

Health officials fear COVID-19 pandemic as untraceable clusters emerge

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 07:23
In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But it ...

Thai court orders dissolution of popular opposition party Future Forward

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 06:51
Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated election law by accepting a loan from its ...

COVID-19 cases balloon in South Korea to 346 but China’s daily count drops

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 04:47
South Korea on Saturday reported a six-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 346, most of them linked to a church and a ...

Virus deals new blow to Cambodian city bound to China

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:58
An influx of Chinese that some Cambodians once resented for bringing noise, dust and chaos to the port of Sihanoukville is the cause of more ...

900,000 pangolins trafficked worldwide since 2000, watchdog says

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 10:20
Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked worldwide in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday, highlighting the challenge in tackling ...

Overwhelmed Chinese hospitals turn away patients without virus

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:19
Liu Zi’ao was awaiting surgery in a Wuhan hospital to treat the tumor pressing on his spinal cord when, suddenly, he was told to leave. ...

Killer of British backpacker Grace Millane sentenced to life in New Zealand

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:15
A New Zealand man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murdering a British backpacker.Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday ...

Why Singapore’s admired virus playbook can’t be replicated

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:28
A day after Jeanhee Kim learned of a coronavirus case in her Singapore apartment block, she was visited by a distinguished-looking man she later learned ...

Coronavirus cases in South Korea jump to 156 with cluster of infections in sect

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:27
South Korea on Friday confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus as the number of infections linked to a religious sect in Daegu spiked, making ...

Chinese coronavirus cases rise slightly ahead of G20 meeting

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 06:14
China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, although the rise in infections remained at its slowest pace since January, a downward ...

South Korea declares Daegu ‘special management zone’ after nation’s first COVID-19 death as infections surge

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 02:01
South Korea has declared the southeast city of Daegu and the surrounding region as a “special management zone” following an explosion in infections of the ...

Iran announces three new cases of coronavirus on the heels of two deaths

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:50
Iran said Thursday that three more people have been infected with the new virus that originated in central China, following an announcement the day before ...

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