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Virus deals new blow to Cambodian city bound to China

4 hours 16 min ago
An influx of Chinese that some Cambodians once resented for bringing noise, dust and chaos to the port of Sihanoukville is the cause of more ...

900,000 pangolins trafficked worldwide since 2000, watchdog says

4 hours 54 min ago
Nearly 900,000 pangolins are believed to have been trafficked worldwide in the past two decades, a wildlife watchdog said Thursday, highlighting the challenge in tackling ...

Overwhelmed Chinese hospitals turn away patients without virus

6 hours 55 min ago
Liu Zi’ao was awaiting surgery in a Wuhan hospital to treat the tumor pressing on his spinal cord when, suddenly, he was told to leave. ...

Killer of British backpacker Grace Millane sentenced to life in New Zealand

6 hours 59 min ago
A New Zealand man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murdering a British backpacker.Grace Millane was strangled to death on her 22nd birthday ...

Why Singapore’s admired virus playbook can’t be replicated

7 hours 46 min ago
A day after Jeanhee Kim learned of a coronavirus case in her Singapore apartment block, she was visited by a distinguished-looking man she later learned ...

Coronavirus cases in South Korea jump to 156 with cluster of infections in sect

8 hours 47 min ago
South Korea on Friday confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus as the number of infections linked to a religious sect in Daegu spiked, making ...

Chinese coronavirus cases rise slightly ahead of G20 meeting

9 hours 20 sec ago
China reported an uptick in new cases of coronavirus on Friday, although the rise in infections remained at its slowest pace since January, a downward ...

South Korea declares Daegu ‘special management zone’ after nation’s first COVID-19 death as infections surge

13 hours 12 min ago
South Korea has declared the southeast city of Daegu and the surrounding region as a “special management zone” following an explosion in infections of the ...

Iran announces three new cases of coronavirus on the heels of two deaths

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:50
Iran said Thursday that three more people have been infected with the new virus that originated in central China, following an announcement the day before ...

Ukrainians clash with police to block evacuees flown in from virus-hit China

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 21:47
Ukraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the ...

New threats emerge in COVID-19 outbreak while China voices optimism, again changes counting method

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 20:23
Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over a deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as ...

Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 20:21
Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China?In a narrow sense, yes. But what the ...

South Korea reports first virus death as 2.5 million urged to stay home

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:52
South Korea reported its first death from COVID-19 on Thursday while the mayor of a southeastern city urged 2.5 million residents to refrain from going ...

‘Speed science’ on new coronavirus carries risks

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 06:56
One scientific post suggests links between the new coronavirus and AIDS, a second says it may have passed to people via snakes, while a third ...

Deemed virus-free and finally let off cruise ship in Cambodia, passengers desperate to find flights home

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 23:03
The cheers of celebration have faded. The waving of roses has ceased. Having finally reached a friendly port in Cambodia willing to accept them after ...

China’s virus center vows no patient will go unchecked as cases fall

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 21:38
Inspectors in protective suits went door-to-door Wednesday in the epicenter of China’s viral outbreak to try to find every infected person in an epidemic that ...

U.S. scientists announce ‘breakthrough’ 3D atomic map of coronavirus

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 21:37
U.S. scientists announced Wednesday they had created the first 3D atomic scale map of the part of the novel coronavirus that attaches to and infects ...

WHO official declares ‘tremendous progress’ in fight against coronavirus, denies outbreak link to biological weapon

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 21:34
The World Health Organization on Wednesday hailed “tremendous progress” in the fight against the deadly new coronavirus since it emerged in China in December.“We are ...

China’s top diplomat assures Southeast Asia epidemic has ‘been brought under effective control’

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 21:33
China’s top diplomat assured his Southeast Asian counterparts on Wednesday that the situation in a central Chinese province where the outbreak of a new virus ...

China revokes three Wall Street Journal reporters’ credentials

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 20:12
China on Wednesday said it has revoked the press credentials of three reporters for the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal over a headline for an ...

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