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U.S. CDC says Americans should avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea over coronavirus

Asia/Pacific - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 03:52
Americans should avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday.South ...

Billion-year-old Chinese seaweed is oldest green plant fossil

Asia/Pacific - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 01:47
Scientists have spotted in rocks from northern China what may be the oldest fossils of a green plant ever found, tiny seaweed that carpeted areas ...

‘He was my everything’: NBA’s Kobe Bryant mourned at emotional Los Angeles arena tribute

Japan: Sports - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 01:46
A gallery of basketball legends joined thousands of Kobe Bryant fans in Los Angeles on Monday to pay tribute to the transcendent NBA star, his ...

U.S. considering responses to China’s ‘egregious’ expulsion of American journalists

Asia/Pacific - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 00:53
The United States is considering a range of responses to China’s “egregious act” of expelling three U.S. journalists last week, a spokesman for the White ...

Virus can still be beaten, too early to declare pandemic: WHO

Asia/Pacific - Tue, 02/25/2020 - 00:51
The coronavirus outbreak can still be beaten, the World Health Organization said on Monday, insisting it was premature to declare it a pandemic even though ...

New Japanese government guidelines to advise people in infection-hit areas to stay home

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The Japanese government will advise residents in areas where the number of people infected with the new COVID-19 virus has seen notable increases to stay ...

Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

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Prioritizing pageantry over policy, President Donald Trump basked in India’s welcoming embrace on a day that featured a mega-rally with cheering crowds, a mutual admiration ...

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault in landmark #MeToo moment, faces lengthy prison term

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Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and could be sent to prison for decades, sealing his dizzying fall ...

Iran says 12 dead from new virus, denies higher toll claimed by lawmaker

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Iran’s government said Monday that 12 people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus, rejecting claims of a much higher death toll by a lawmaker ...

Canadian families ‘plead urgently’ for third evacuation flight from Wuhan

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Canadian citizens and permanent residents who remain in Wuhan, China, the center of the coronavirus outbreak, need to be brought home on a third evacuation ...

Pandemic yet to be declared as virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe and Mideast

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The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and the Middle East scrambling to limit the ...

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