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    February 26

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Saharan dust blankets Canary Islands

23 February 2020

GRAN CANARIA – Spain’s airport operator AENA suspended all flights in and out of Gran Canaria and all flights leaving Tenerife on Saturday evening after a storm carrying clouds of red sand from the Sahara hit the Canaries and severely reduced visibility. Read More


34 people in US with coronavirus

22 February 2020

WASHINGTON – There are 34 people who have tested positive for coronavirus in the United States, according to an announcement yesterday by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More


Couple loses brand title

22 February 2020

BRITIAN – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to stop using their “SussexRoyal” brand from spring 2020. Read More


Eight killed near Frankfurt

20 February 2020

HANAU, Germany – Eight people were killed on Wednesday in two shooting incidents in a German city near Frankfurt and special forces were chasing the gunmen who fled in a car, police said. Read More


Cruise folk face US check

18 February 2020

WASHINGTON – Two planes carrying hundreds of United States citizens from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan have arrived in the US. Read More


Shedding light on Muslims

18 February 2020

LONDON – A document that appears to give the most powerful insight yet into how China determined the fate of hundreds of thousands of Muslims held in a network of internment camps has been seen by the BBC. Read More


US takes citizens off ‘virus ship’

17 February 2020

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – American passengers were taken off a cruise liner yesterday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan, while China said the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed, calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working.... Read More


Buttigieg scolds Limbaugh

17 February 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded yesterday to Rush Limbaugh’s recent homophobic remarks. Read More


Stormy weather hits Britain

15 February 2020

LONDON – The second storm in a week hit Britain on Saturday, prompting flooding alerts for many parts of the country and disrupting flights and train services just as many schools start their half-term holidays. Read More


Britain’s finance minister resigns

14 February 2020

LONDON – Boris Johnson forced the resignation of his finance minister on Thursday for refusing to toe the line, a sign the prime minister was tightening his control in a government reshuffle designed to deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit. Read More


Trump diverting funds from military to pay for wall

14 February 2020

WASHINGTON – The United States Defence Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump’s campaign for the White House four years ago and bid... Read More


Kobe, Gianna get private funeral

13 February 2020

LOS ANGELES – NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were buried last Friday at a Southern California cemetery following their deaths January 26 in a helicopter crash, death certificates released Tuesday by Los Angeles County officials show. Read More


New coronavirus cases decline

12 February 2020

BEIJING – China on Wednesday reported its lowest number of new coronavirus cases since late January, lending credence to a prediction from the country’s senior medical adviser that the outbreak could be over by April. Read More


Sanders takes narrow win in New Hampshire

12 February 2020

MANCHESTER – Bernie Sanders narrowly won New Hampshire’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, solidifying his front-runner status in the White House race and dealing a setback to moderate rival Joe Biden, who finished in a disappointing fifth place. Read More


Coronavirus deaths top SARS

10 February 2020

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – Coronavirus deaths top SARS as China returns to work returning to work after an extended Lunar New Year break. Read More


Switzerland votes in favour of LGBT protection bill

10 February 2020

Voters in Switzerland have backed a proposal to make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identity illegal. Read More


British Airways smashes record for quickest subsonic flight from New York to London

09 February 2020

London— A British Airways (BA) flight has broken the record for the fastest-ever subsonic flight between New York and London, reaching a top speed of more than 800mph (1,287km/h). Read More


Floods follow fires in Australia

09 February 2020

MELBOURNE – Severe bushfires burned through parts of Western Australia on Sunday, with other areas of the state dealing with the aftermath of a powerful cyclone, while the country’s east coast was facing potential life-threatening flash flooding. Read More


Hottest temperature recorded in Antarctic

08 February 2020

GENEVA/BUENOS AIRES – A research base in the Antarctic has recorded the hottest temperature ever for the continent amid rising concern about global warming that has caused an increase in the melting of ice sheets around the south pole. Read More


Deaths by coronavirus to surpass SARS

08 February 2020

BEIJING – The new coronavirus epidemic in mainland China is almost certain to become more deadly than SARS on Saturday as the death toll passed 700, health experts warned of mask shortages and more cases were confirmed on a quarantined Japanese cruise ship. Read More


Biden not quitting

06 February 2020

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. – Former United States Vice President Joe Biden vowed on Wednesday to go on fighting for the Democratic presidential nomination despite what he called the “gut punch” he took in Iowa, where partial results show the political veteran lagging in fourth... Read More


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