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Singapore proposes banning gatherings amid coronavirus

Asia/Pacific - 0 sec ago
Singapore is considering new laws that would ban both public and private gatherings of any size as the city-state ramps up social distancing measures to ...

Tokyo governor asks residents to isolate themselves until May 6 as coronavirus roils capital

News from Japan - 0 sec ago
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has requested that residents of the capital — with a population of more than 13 million — isolate themselves until May ...

Easter is here, and so are disposable, pre-filled Communion cups

America: CNN - 36 min 5 sec ago
Social distancing is putting strains on religious communities, which thrive on human interaction, social gatherings and shared meals. That's why some houses of worship are seeking out innovative solutions to adapt religious observance to life in the pandemic.

Virus fears halt public display of Olympic flame in Fukushima

Japan: Sports - 59 min 57 sec ago
The public exhibition of the Olympic flame in Fukushima Prefecture will be suspended after Wednesday due to escalating concerns about the spread of the new ...

Emergency officially declared covering Tokyo, Osaka and other virus hot spots

News from Japan - 1 hour 41 min ago
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially declared a state of emergency Tuesday covering Tokyo, Osaka and five prefectures over the rapidly growing novel coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, ...

Tokyo confirms 80 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: report

News from Japan - 1 hour 47 min ago
Tokyo confirmed 80 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, metropolitan government sources told public broadcaster NHK.The figure would mark the lowest number of cases in Tokyo ...

A city traumatized: As lockdown eases, Wuhan residents fret over future

Asia/Pacific - 1 hour 53 min ago
Li Xiaoli has been hard at work in recent days at the car dealership she owns in Wuhan, making sure she has enough sanitizer and ...

Dana White claims UFC close to securing private island for fights

Japan: Sports - 2 hours 46 min ago
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White has said the mixed martial arts promotion is close to securing a "private island" to stage bouts for international ...

Japan’s athletes and sports associations brace for impact of emergency declaration

Japan: Sports - 2 hours 47 min ago
Already reeling from the chaos caused by the spread of COVID-19, sporting bodies are bracing for further disruption when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declares a ...