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United States expresses concern over arrest of Hong Kong publisher

United States expresses concern over arrest of Hong Kong publisher

The commissioner's office issued a statement Friday night in response to some USA congressmen's irresponsible remarks on Hong Kong police's legal action against Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, widely known...

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Toll from coronavirus rises to 17 in Italy

Toll from coronavirus rises to 17 in Italy

The death toll from coronavirus infection in Italy has risen to 17 with the addition of three more victims in the northwest of the country on Thursday, Angelo Borrelli , head of National Civil Prot...

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Two new weather warnings issued for Leitrim

Two new weather warnings issued for Leitrim

The yellow warning starts from 12am on Saturday and will run until 4am on Sunday. Persisting across northern areas overnight, but becoming more isolated elsewhere with clear spells developing. This wa...

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Senate Democrats Want Watchdog To Investigate Political Interference At DOJ

Senate Democrats Want Watchdog To Investigate Political Interference At DOJ

He also criticized House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, for how he's handled proposed changes, accusing him of handling the matter in a "partisan" way, and added he hopes U.S. With...

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Ex-Baltimore Mayor Gets Three Years In Prison For Children's Book Scam

Ex-Baltimore Mayor Gets Three Years In Prison For Children's Book Scam

Prosecutors claimed that Pugh's scheme began seven years ago, when she was a Maryland state senator, and that she was assisted by two long-time aides. She used the ill-gotten gains to buy and renovate...

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S. Korea's only 'drive-thru' virus testing to be more available

S. Korea's only 'drive-thru' virus testing to be more available

According to the Financial Times, all garrisons were placed under lockdown, including Camp Humphreys located 70km (43,5 miles) from South Korea's capital Seoul , which is the largest United State...

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United Kingdom ready to walk away from talks with European Union by June

United Kingdom ready to walk away from talks with European Union by June

The European Union published its negotiating mandate Tuesday, paving the way for talks to begin the following Monday, but Boris Johnson's government immediately hit back at the positions Brussel...

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U.S. reports first death due to coronavirus in Washington state

U.S. reports first death due to coronavirus in Washington state

The Trump Administration has requested $2.5 billion to fund its coronavirus response, half of which would come from money previously allocated to other federal programs, such as funding for Ebola pr...

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South Korea reports 594 new coronavirus cases, bringing total close to 3,000

President Donald Trump. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam says about 200,000 Vietnamese citizens are studying and working in South Korea , with 8,285 living in Daegu City, and 18,502 in ...

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Greece, Brazil confirm first cases of Coronavirus

Greece, Brazil confirm first cases of Coronavirus

However, more than 30 countries have since reported cases with major outbreaks in South Korea, Iran, and Italy . While Italy was looking to lift outbreak-related restrictions, other European co...

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Ottawa man celebrates first leap birthday on a Saturday

Ottawa man celebrates first leap birthday on a Saturday

But it's not all fun and games being the victim of the leap year's effort to synchronize the calendar year with the time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun . The only two liv...

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United States raises travel advisory for Italy amid coronavirus outbreak

United States raises travel advisory for Italy amid coronavirus outbreak

On Tuesday, Messonnier said in another briefing that it's only a matter of time before the novel coronavirus arrives in the USA full force after other countries like Italy , South Korea and ...

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Vietnamese citizen infected with new coronavirus in South Korea

Vietnamese citizen infected with new coronavirus in South Korea

Singapore's government said Friday it is investigating the local chapter of a South Korean religious sect at the center of a surge of coronavirus cases in South Korea and plans to bar its activi...

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SA still free of coronavirus as 133 tests come back negative

SA still free of coronavirus as 133 tests come back negative

As of Thursday, all passengers who had been quarantined aboard the ship were allowed to disembark, while less than 500 crew remained on board, according to an advisory posted by the cruise line . Tho...

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Boris Johnson is engaged and expecting a baby with girlfriend Carrie Symonds

Boris Johnson is engaged and expecting a baby with girlfriend Carrie Symonds

In 2004, Mr Johnson was sacked as shadow arts minister by then Conservative Party leader Michael Howard following a reported affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt. But she was virtually invisible ...

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Deputy Health Minister admits he's infected as death toll hits 16

Deputy Health Minister admits he's infected as death toll hits 16

In affected areas, school closures will be extended for three days, and universities for another week starting from Saturday, he said . Schools, universities and cultural centres have been closed, ...

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Trump administration tries to counter mainstream media coronavirus fearmongering

Trump administration tries to counter mainstream media coronavirus fearmongering

She added that lawmakers were nearing a plan to fund the USA response. "We've never closed the border before". The Trump administration and government scientists both agree that the current risk to ...

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Leap year explained: Why February has an extra day in 2020

Why don't we have a leap year every four years? So if an unmarried girl misses her opportunity to take advantage of leap day , March 1st will work just as well. "Always February 28th. It's what I've...

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White House calls for $2.5bn urgent coronavirus funding

White House calls for $2.5bn urgent coronavirus funding

My focus is on the health of the American people", he said . Trump is on an official visit this week to India, where he is being hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. President Trump isn't ask...

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Historic Trump visit to help double India-US economic engagement: ASSOCHAM

Historic Trump visit to help double India-US economic engagement: ASSOCHAM

At Wednesday's news conference, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is "a great gentleman, a great leader", and India is an "incredible country". During the two-day trip, the countries signed ...

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Borders stay open as Italy coronavirus outbreak spreads south — Surge in infections

Borders stay open as Italy coronavirus outbreak spreads south — Surge in infections

All seven of those who have died so far in Italy were either elderly or had pre-existing medical conditions. "The price of masks online has risen from one cent to 10 euros each and a one-litre bottl...

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Suspected coronavirus case in Lagos tests negative

Suspected coronavirus case in Lagos tests negative

He, however, expressed concern that " coronavirus spreads easily because patients do not show symptoms immediately and might not know they have the virus for days". Situated in a tropical regional no...

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Appeals court blocks 'remain in Mexico' policy

Appeals court blocks 'remain in Mexico' policy

The states- New York , Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, Massachusetts and also Virginia- suggested that the relocate to enforce problems on the financing was "unconstitutional". The...

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Mick Mulvaney: Media is using coronavirus coverage to 'take down' Trump

Mulvaney while speaking at Friday's Conservative Political Action Conference declared that the president basically "never sleeps", having apparently barely done so before addressing the nation about t...

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Pet Dog Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Pet Dog Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The same result was also obtained in a second round of tests. According to AFCD, the dog is now the only canine under quarantine at Hong Kong's animal keeping facility. If this isn't possible, be ...

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EU's Barnier: Brexit talks will be tough and short, but deal possible

EU's Barnier: Brexit talks will be tough and short, but deal possible

The EU's document sets out that the two sides should "address issues relating to the return or restitution of unlawfully removed cultural objects to their countries of origin". An expert in global p...

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What’s a leap year? Here’s why February is extra-long in 2020

Most of us don't give much thought to leap years at all, and unless you're one of the unlucky few with a birthday on February 29, it's easy for the extra day to come and go without even realising it. ...

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Mexico Confirms First Coronavirus Cases: 2 Men Returned from Italy

Mexico Confirms First Coronavirus Cases: 2 Men Returned from Italy

A 35-year-old man was confirmed as the first coronavirus case in Mexico , the country's deputy health minister said on Friday. The two patients mark the second and third cases of COVID-19 to be ...

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Neighbour of PM Boris Johnson’s father dies after shooting incident

Neighbour of PM Boris Johnson’s father dies after shooting incident

A picture on Mr Zurick's Facebook web page from March 2016 shows up to reveal Mr Johnson outside the home in Winsford, near Minehead, with among the pair's canines, likewise calledBoris Pictured: Deb...

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Grandfather charged in toddler's cruise ship death accepts plea deal

Grandfather charged in toddler's cruise ship death accepts plea deal

Anello is expected to get probation. "I bear in mind looking for her on the ground after which I noticed her fall, I noticed her fall, I noticed her fall and I used to be simply in disbelief", Anell...

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British man dies of coronavirus, Japan confirms

British man dies of coronavirus, Japan confirms

A British man who was on board the quarantined cruise ship " Diamond Princess " has died in Japan. The quarantine began February 3 after the vessel had made stops in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Taiwan, a...

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Nigeria's first coronavirus case recorded in commercial hub

Nigeria's first coronavirus case recorded in commercial hub

He is now being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba, Lagos. Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded on Thursday recorded its first case of coronavirus , health officials confirmed. Chukwuka ...

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The killing of 29 Turkish troops creating risk-off in early Asia

The killing of 29 Turkish troops creating risk-off in early Asia

At least 34 Turkish soldiers were killed after an airstrike on Thursday by Syrian government forces in Idlib , Syria. Among these people, the majority, 1.34 million people, are in areas outside o...

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Passengers evacuated as smoke billows over major railway station in Paris

Passengers evacuated as smoke billows over major railway station in Paris

Several videos and photos shared on social media show widespread smoke cover and substantial fires. A police official, who did not want to be named, told The Associated Press that the fire was start...

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South Korea COVID-19 outbreak tops 2,000

South Korea COVID-19 outbreak tops 2,000

The virus infection soared for the past week, with 1,230 new cases reported on February 19-26. South Korea has suspended some unilateral field training, placed 9,570 troops under quarantine and ...

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