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Mapping app location data shows how virus spread in China

  • Feb 09, 2020

SHANGHAI  — For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the first wave of China’s great Lunar New Year migration broke across the nation. Some carried with them the new viru

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Thai soldier kills at least 16 people, holes up in mall

  • Feb 08, 2020

BANGKOK — A soldier shot multiple people in northeastern Thailand on Saturday, killing at least 16, and was holed up in a popular shopping mall, an emergency worker said. Noppadol Sirijanya, a member of the Sawang Metta Tham Rescue Center in Nakhon Ratchasima, said the death toll reached 16 as of

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Anger and virus cases grow in China with 722 total deaths

  • Feb 08, 2020

BEIJING  — The number of confirmed cases of the new virus has risen again in China while fatalities increased to 722 on Saturday, as the ruling Communist Party faced anger and recriminations from the public over the death of a doctor who was threatened by police after trying to sound the alarm about the d

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Turkey: 8 rescue workers killed, 20 missing in 2nd avalanche

  • Feb 05, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey  — A second avalanche slammed into a mountain road in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, killing at least eight rescue workers and leaving 20 others buried under the snow, a local mayor said. The emergency crew had been sent to the site to find two other people missing in a previous avalanche.

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Turkey deploys extremists to Libya, local militias say

  • Feb 05, 2020

CAIRO  — Syrian militants affiliated with groups such as al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are currently being sent by Turkey to fight on behalf of the U.N.-supported government in Libya, according to two Libyan militia leaders and a Syrian war monitor. Both sides in Libya’s civil war&nbs

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China deaths rise to 490, Japan confirms 10 cases on ship

  • Feb 05, 2020

BEIJING  — Deaths from a new virus rose to 490 in mainland China on Wednesday while new cases on a Japanese cruise ship, in Hong Kong and in other places showed the increasing spread of the outbreak and renewed attention toward containing it. Ten people from the cruise ship tested positive and wer

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China virus death toll rises to 425, total cases now 20,438

  • Feb 04, 2020

BEIJING  — The death toll in mainland China from the new type of virus has risen to 425, with the total number of cases now standing at 20,438, officials said Tuesday. The new figures come after the country opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into tumbling financial markets and fu

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China’s virus cases top 20K as Hong Kong reports 1st death

  • Feb 04, 2020

BEIJING  — China said Tuesday the number of infections from a new virus surpassed 20,000 as medical workers and patients arrived at a new hospital and President Xi Jinping said “we have launched a people’s war of prevention of the epidemic.” Xi presided over a special meeting of

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2020 candidates brace for frenzied, final weekend in Iowa

  • Feb 01, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa  — Democratic presidential candidates are preparing for a final, frenetic weekend of campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses, kick-starting the battle to take on President Donald Trump in November. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend,

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