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Syria’s Aleppo airport resumes flights amid fighting nearby

  • Feb 19, 2020

A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus, marking the resumption of domestic flights between Syria’s two largest cities for the first time since 2012, while the government’s onslaught continued nearby with airstrikes reported in several rebel-held towns and villages. The

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Passengers begin leaving after ship’s virus quarantine ends

  • Feb 19, 2020

About 500 passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess on Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine aboard the vessel, docked in Japan, that failed to stop the spread of the new virus among passengers and crew. The quarantine’s flop was underlined as authorities announced 79 mor

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New virus has infected more than 75,000 people globally

  • Feb 19, 2020

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Wednesday

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China sees rise in new virus cases; death toll rises by 105

  • Feb 17, 2020

 Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and 105 more deaths, as the military dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra supplies to the city hit hardest by the 2-month-old outbreak. The 2,048 new cases followed three days of declines but was up by just 39 from

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60 Years of diplomatic relations celebrates between Nepal and Australia

  • Feb 16, 2020

On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Nepal and Australia, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia exchanged messages of felicitations expressing their happiness o

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First coronavirus death in Europe confirmed

  • Feb 15, 2020

An 80-year old woman has died in France after contracting the deadly coronavirus, according to French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn. The Chinese tourist arrived in France on 16 January from Hubei province in China and was placed in isolation in hospital on 25 January. Previously France had 11 pa

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No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

  • Feb 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines— In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China.

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New virus has infected more than 64,000 people globally

  • Feb 14, 2020

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 64,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Friday in

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Coronavirus Triggers Global Economy Slowdown

  • Feb 14, 2020

The economic side effects of the deadly coronavirus are still rolling out – this time a steep decline in the price of oil. As much of China is under quarantine with factories shutting and workers forced to stay at home, the impact of the virus on the global economy is becoming apparent. China i

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