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A coronavirus by any other name — what to call the latest infection that’s gone viral

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 06:48
West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola virus and now 2019-nCoV?“Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?” said Trevor Hoppe, a researcher at the University of ...

ICC gathering evidence of crimes against humanity in Rohingya case

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 06:06
Investigators from the International Criminal Court have begun collecting evidence for a case involving alleged crimes against humanity by Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims causing them ...

Russia sets up Siberia quarantine to prepare for potential China virus spread

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 01:46
Russia said on Tuesday it was preparing for the potential spread of China’s coronavirus as authorities closed schools and canceled public events in some regions, ...

Brazil gets China OK to send two planes to evacuate its citizens from virus-hit Wuhan

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 01:43
Brazil on Tuesday obtained authorization from China to fly two planes to the city of Wuhan at the center of the new coronavirus outbreak to ...

World has ‘window of opportunity’ to halt virus spread but wealthy states must share more case info: WHO chief

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 23:12
The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a “window of opportunity” to ...

Indicted K-pop star Seungri may face military court

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 14:24
A K-pop star charged with violating South Korea’s anti-prostitution law may have to join the country’s army and face trial in a military court.Last week, ...

Singapore announces first local coronavirus transmissions

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 13:47
Singapore on Tuesday announced the first local transmissions of the deadly coronavirus from China as a major aviation conference was scrapped due to the escalating ...

Experts’ tips for virus-stressed China? Have a good cry but no boozing or gaming

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:29
Feeling stressed by the deadly coronavirus? Have a good cry, say Chinese health experts. If that doesn’t work, buy a punching bag for the office ...

Taiwan bars entry to foreign nationals traveling from China

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 08:46
Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said the island will deny entry to all foreign nationals who had been to China during the past 14 days starting from ...

Macau to close casinos for two weeks as gambling hub battles coronavirus outbreak

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 08:13
Macau on Tuesday said it will temporarily close down all casinos as the gambling hub battles the deadly coronavirus, cutting off the lifeblood of the ...

Substandard mask donations hamper China virus response, Red Cross says

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 07:58
The Red Cross on Monday stressed the need to ensure that all masks used in Chinese hospitals fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak are high quality, ...

Russia may deport foreigners with coronavirus, halts trains to China

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:25
Russia said on Monday it may deport foreigners who test positive for coronavirus as Russian military planes flew in to evacuate its citizens from the ...

Chinese woman detained for hiding virus contact history: Xinhua

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:22
A 36-year-old woman in China’s northern municipality of Tianjin was detained by police on Monday after “deliberately concealing” her contact with someone from a coronavirus-stricken ...

China admits ‘shortcomings’ in coronavirus response

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 23:02
China’s top leadership on Monday admitted “shortcomings and difficulties” in its response to the coronavirus outbreak, as state media said a new hospital built at ...

WHO virus team may go to China this week and include U.S. experts

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 21:48
A WHO-led international team of experts could go to China as early as this week to investigate the coronavirus outbreak, as agreed between the WHO ...

U.S. whipping up panic over virus, China says, as Pakistan resumes flights

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:35
China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on ...

Philippine leader Duterte says xenophobia against Chinese must stop

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 20:31
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Philippine citizens to stop stirring up anti-Chinese xenophobia related to the outbreak of a coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, ...

Hong Kong medical workers strike to urge border closure with mainland China to block virus

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 10:23
Hundreds of medical workers went on strike in Hong Kong on Monday to demand the government shuts the border with mainland China to prevent the ...

Australian leader Scott Morrison to feel the political heat as parliament resumes

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 09:10
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Tuesday front parliament for the first time in three months as he seeks to repair his standing with ...

Xi has lots at stake as Chinese officials point fingers over coronavirus

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 08:44
Since taking power, Chinese President Xi Jinping has effectively made himself “chairman of everything.” The coronavirus scare is showing all the risks involved with that ...

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