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China snake village scales down as coronavirus prompts wildlife trade ban

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Since China began frantic efforts to curb a coronavirus epidemic in late January, residents in the tiny snake breeding village of Zisiqiao have had to ...

How a military-style lockdown unfolded in Wuhan

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As the world grapples with the escalating coronavirus pandemic, China reopened the city of Wuhan on Wednesday, allowing its 11 million residents to leave for ...

Taiwan bans official use of Zoom over cybersecurity concerns

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Taiwan barred all official use of Zoom, becoming one of the first governments to impose an outright ban on the popular video-conferencing app over mounting ...

Cyclone Harold — monster Pacific storm — batters Fiji

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A deadly Pacific storm slammed into Fiji on Wednesday, tearing off roofs and flooding towns, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Solomon Islands ...

Bleaching on Great Barrier Reef more widespread than ever

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An aerial survey of the Great Barrier Reef shows coral bleaching is sweeping across the area off the east of Australia for the third time ...

World’s dirtiest air gets cleaner after India’s lockdown

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As India went into the world’s biggest lockdown to combat the deadly coronavirus, trains, planes, automobiles and factories came to a halt. And the skies ...

China investigates party member critical of Xi over coronavirus outbreak

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A prominent Communist party member who criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak is being investigated on suspicion of a “severe violation ...

Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea buck global lockdown trend

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As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and ...

China’s coronavirus epicenter Wuhan ends 76-day lockdown

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After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a reopened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once ...

Singapore proposes banning gatherings amid coronavirus

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 14:50
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 ...

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

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 10:33
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 ...

After Trump threat, India lifts export ban on COVID-19 treatment drug

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 08:27
India has partially lifted a ban on the exports of a malaria drug after U.S. President Donald Trump sought supplies for the United States, according ...

Shark kills Australian wildlife worker on Great Barrier Reef

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 05:20
A shark fatally mauled a young Australian wildlife worker on the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Tuesday.Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the 23-year-old victim ...

Monster cyclone cuts off Vanuatu’s northern provinces

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 05:02
A deadly Pacific cyclone cut off communication links to Vanuatu’s northern islands Tuesday, with aid officials saying they had grave concerns for residents in the ...

Australian High Court quashes Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on sex offenses

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 03:25
Australia’s highest court on Tuesday overturned former Vatican treasurer George Pell’s conviction for sexually assaulting two teenage choirboys in the 1990s, allowing the 78-year-old cardinal ...

U.S. sees coronavirus window to push Taiwan’s global status

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 13:23
The Trump administration is seizing the opportunity of the coronavirus pandemic to push a cause that has long been an irritant in U.S. relations with ...

‘We’re not hungry, we need masks,’ says Australian doctor on virus front line

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 06:37
Australian hospital workers on the coronavirus front line say they daily receive letters of thanks, some people even bring them pizzas, but what they really ...

South Korea reports fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases for first time since Feb. 29 peak

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 04:40
South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases on Monday for the first time since its Feb. 29 peak as daily infections in Asia’s ...

China sees rises in new coronavirus cases and asymptomatic patients

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 04:39
Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as ...

‘Our goal is to survive’: Wuhan cautiously emerges from lockdown

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 03:04
Wuhan businessman Li Jing is counting down the days until his city emerges from virus lockdown.The hundreds of apartments Li’s homestay company oversees can start ...

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