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WHO postpones decision on declaring China coronavirus a 2020-01-22 17:13:08The WHO convened an emergency meeting to determine whether the deadly coronavirus that emerged in China is a global health emergency.

Coronavirus: US companies restricting China travel as outbreak 2020-01-22 17:02:00General Motors, Ford and Norwegian Cruise Line are among U.S. companies that have placed temporary restrictions on travel to or from Wuhan, China, whe

Here's how the Saudis allegedly hacked Jeff Bezos' 2020-01-22 15:19:52The report shows how outsiders can monitor seemingly private phone messages. However, while tools like those described in the report exist, they are c

Watch: WHO officials hold news conference on the 2020-01-22 13:09:15The World Health Organization convened a panel of experts in Geneva to discuss the Wuhan, China, coronavirus in an emergency meeting.

United Airlines says two passengers examined by US 2020-01-22 10:15:25Two passengers flying from Shanghai into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport were examined by U.S. health officials after appearing to show sympt

Trump calls Boeing 'a very disappointing company' as 2020-01-22 07:24:44President Trump called Boeing a "big disappointment" after the manufacturer pushed back the 737 Max's return to service.

Asian currencies could be hit by coronavirus fears 2020-01-22 02:32:14Investors will be looking to reduce risks amid the uncertainty brought on by the virus outbreak in China, ahead of the holidays, said Bank of America

China stocks pare some losses as investors weigh 2020-01-22 02:28:44Mainland Chinese stocks made a turnaround to close higher after dropping more than 1% in the morning.

China's coronavirus has killed 9, can spread between 2020-01-22 01:03:48The outbreak could hit the economy, experts warned as they pointed to the fallout from the deadly SARS crisis in 2003.

China's tech services are a top investment pick 2020-01-21 22:56:06Consumption, healthcare and technology are three sector picks for investing in China, said CITIC Capital's top executive on Tuesday.

Security consultants hired by Jeff Bezos think his 2020-01-21 22:22:26An account belonging to Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, reportedly could be tied to a hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' phone.

Uber stock surges after it offloads food delivery 2020-01-21 16:02:32Uber executives have said they would look to exit markets where they couldn't be the No. 1 or No. 2 player.

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World leaders rally in Jerusalem for largest-ever Holocaust New! 2020-01-23 08:27:54Vladimir Putin, Mike Pence, Prince Charles and other leaders gather in Jerusalem for the World Holocaust Forum amid a global spike in anti-Semitic vio

U.N. court orders Myanmar to prevent Rohingya genocide New! 2020-01-23 08:04:34In a victory for the Rohingya people, the International Court of Justice at The Hague creates a binding obligation for Myanmar to stop genocide.

Making the case against Trump New! 2020-01-23 08:00:09House Democrats are laying out their case against President Trump in the Senate trial, as the president shows signs of anxiety.

Migrant parents separated from children since 2018 return New! 2020-01-23 04:18:05Nine parents who were deported as the Trump administration separated thousands of migrant families land back in the U.S. to reunite with children.

Earthquake: Magnitude 6.2 quake reported near Tanaga volcano 2020-01-23 01:26:17A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday at 9:53 p.m. Pacific time 13 miles from the Tanaga volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, according

Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 Americans 2020-01-23 00:26:54A C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed with three aboard in the Snowy Monaro region of Australia's New South Wales state, officials said.

Health insurers take on Big Pharma, plan to 2020-01-23 00:01:40Frustrated by high prices, health insurers plan to start manufacturing generic prescription drugs.

Waterboarding of detainees was so gruesome that even 2020-01-22 22:38:00James Mitchell, an architect of the "enhanced interrogation techniques" that human rights experts have condemned as torture, testified about the tac

U.S. to impose visa restrictions for pregnant women 2020-01-22 22:20:41The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting a practice known as “birth tourism."

1 dead, 7 wounded in shooting in downtown 2020-01-22 21:56:06Police are hunting for the gunman, whom they believe acted alone. It's the third shooting in downtown Seattle in two days.

Ready to move, Californians tour their top destination: 2020-01-22 15:49:33More than half of California voters have considered moving out of state. Many who do choose Texas, where lower housing costs come with trade-offs.

China coronavirus: Ground zero city of Wuhan cuts 2020-01-22 15:21:42The city of Wuhan, China, is shutting down outbound flights and trains to battle the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds and killed 17.

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Money Worries May Have Outsized Mental Health Impact New! 2020-01-23 17:51:41Individuals with two or more financial worries were far more likely to suffer from serious psychological distress than those who reported fewer money

Pompeo Calls on Haiti to Set Date for New! 2020-01-23 17:41:38US secretary of state didn't specify which elections he was referring to, but Haiti failed to hold scheduled legislative elections last year 

France Unveils Pension Reforms, Setting Up Part 2 New! 2020-01-23 16:54:08Is Macron’s government on its way to winning a major standoff with the unions?   

Spain Coast Pounded by Storm Gloria Ahead of New! 2020-01-23 15:15:17A violent storm on the eastern and southern coasts of Spain has killed at least 10 people after causing severe infrastructural damage

Malawi High Court Orders Schools to Allow Dreadlocks New! 2020-01-23 15:01:49The court said banning students over their hair was denying them their right to education

What are coronaviruses? New! 2020-01-23 14:51:57A new coronavirus virus - from the family as the deadly SARS disease - has spread beyond China's borders, with cases emerging in the U.S., Thailand,

Map: Where has 2019 Novel Coronavirus Been Detected? New! 2020-01-23 14:50:41New virus, denoted 2019-nCoV by the WHO, has caused alarm because of its similarity to SARS in 2002-2003

Can the Putin-Erdogan Partnership Last? New! 2020-01-23 14:49:17A Berlin conference this week on Libya hinted at the challenges the Russian and Turkish leaders face in reining in their clients, say analysts

At a Glance: Cornonaviruses New! 2020-01-23 14:48:03Cornonavirus is a large family of viruses, with a seventh and new strain identified in China

Graphic: The Spread of a New Coronavirus New! 2020-01-23 14:45:40At least 17 people have died from a new coronavirus in China following an outbreak in the central city of Wuhan, and some 577 cases have been reported

'We Need Your Help,' Says Venezuela's Guaido in New! 2020-01-23 08:54:10Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido issues an emotional plea to political and business leaders at World Economic Forum, saying he needed their in

EU Condemns Northwest Syria Offensive New! 2020-01-23 08:29:55'The renewal of the offensive in Idlib, including repeated air strikes and shelling targeting civilians are unacceptable and must cease,' an EU spok

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Gold heist that killed 3 was a 'suicide 2020-01-22 23:21:00Police in Lop Buri claim that Prasittichai Khaokaew, arrested on Tuesday (January 21) in connection with the January 9 robbery of a gold shop in which

Krabi to deal with stray dogs after tourist 2020-01-22 23:12:00Krabi governor Lt Col Kitibadee Prawit today (January 22) called a meeting on the issue of stray dogs with related agencies after a 7-year-old America

Stuck in Bali traffic? Airport to get LRT 2020-01-22 23:09:25I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali will soon get a facelift through the development of a South Korea-backed light rail transit (LRT) ser

'I don't want to eat fish that has 2020-01-22 22:53:59Wearing a black hijab, green blouse and long black skirt, Aeshnina Azzahra, a young environmentalist from Gresik, East Java, confidently stepped insid

Wuhan virus: North Korea bans tourists as Asia 2020-01-22 22:24:58North Korea's decision to ban all foreign visitors as a precaution against China's coronavirus outbreak will hit its economy hard as tourists from t

Authorities fear missing British man fell from Bali 2020-01-22 22:22:42A British national identified as Ryan Roth was reported missing near the cliffs of Selonding Temple in Pecatu Village, South Kuta district, Bali, on M

Hong Kong man admits sneaking into campus dorm 2020-01-22 21:58:35A repeat sexual offender on Wednesday admitted intruding into a university dormitory to molest two sleeping women last year. The magistrate told Cheu

Batam port steps up surveillance of arrivals from 2020-01-22 21:51:44Batam Port Health Office in the Riau Islands has stepped up the surveillance of passengers arriving on ferries from neighbouring Singapore and Malaysi

Blackout lacks 'substance, procedures': Jokowi sued over govt-imposed 2020-01-22 21:45:59Civil society groups have filed a lawsuit against President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration over the internet blackout imposed during the wee

Paedophile in Hong Kong preyed on primary school 2020-01-22 21:23:09A paedophile indecently assaulted two primary school boys in Hong Kong after concealing he had a criminal record for sexual offences so he could becom

Global figures will help Indonesia move its capital. 2020-01-21 23:22:00Relocating a capital is a gargantuan national project, and President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has enlisted three renowned international figures to help.

Big fish: Koi farming flourishes in East Java's 2020-01-21 23:04:00At the break of dawn, 46-year-old Saiful Mujab of Kemloko village in East Java's Blitar goes to the rice field. But unlike most farmers, who take wi