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Coronavirus: First death outside China reported in Philippines

03 February 2020

PHILLIPINES – A man has died of the coronavirus in the Philippines, the first confirmed fatality outside China. Read More


Britain leaves EU for uncertain future

02 February 2020

LONDON – The United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union (EU) on Friday for an uncertain future, with Brexiteers claiming victory and popping champagne corks for an “independence day” they said marked a new era for the country. Read More


First coronavirus death outside China

02 February 2020

BEIJING/MANILA – The Philippines on Sunday reported the first overseas death from the growing epidemic of a coronavirus that originated in China, where new confirmed infections jumped by a daily record to top 14 000 cases. Read More


US travel restrictions on six more countries

01 February 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US has announced it is expanding its curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation. Read More


Bryant family wants privacy

01 February 2020

CALIFORNIA – Kobe Bryant’s family is requesting privacy following the death of the NBA star and his daughter, saying inaccurate reports are only adding to the pain for his grieving loved ones. Read More


Today is Brexit Day

31 January 2020

LONDON – The United Kingdom leaves the European Union (EU) on Friday for an uncertain Brexit future, its most significant geopolitical move since the loss of empire and a blow to 70 years of efforts to forge European unity from the ruins of two world wars. Read More


Evacuations from China’s Hubei province

29 January 2020

WUHAN – Foreign governments began flying their citizens out of China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, as authorities said the death toll there had topped 160. Read More


UK grants Huawei limited licence

29 January 2020

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson granted Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile network on Tuesday, frustrating a global attempt by the United States to exclude the Chinese telecoms giant from the West’s next-generation communications. Read More


Prince Andrew hasn’t responded to queries in Epstein case

28 January 2020

WASHINGTON – Britain’s Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to United States authorities probing sex trafficking allegedly carried out by deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein and co-conspirators, a prosecutor said on Monday. Read More


Turkey calls off search for earthquake survivors

28 January 2020

ELAZIG, Turkey – Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday’s earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.... Read More


Police going to live facial recognition cameras in London

25 January 2020

LONDON – British police are to start operational use of live facial recognition (LFR) cameras in London, despite warnings over privacy from rights groups and concerns expressed by the government’s own surveillance watchdog. Read More


Coronavirus declared an emergency in China

24 January 2020

GENEVA/BEIJING – The World Health Organisation (WHO) called a new coronavirus that has killed 18 people in China and infected around 650 globally “an emergency in China” on Thursday, but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of international concern. Read More


Caravan of migrants reaches Mexico

23 January 2020

MEXICO CITY – Hundreds of Central Americans crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico early on Thursday, testing the Mexican government’s resolve to stem the movement of people north under pressure from the United States. Read More


Democrats present case against Trump

23 January 2020

WASHINGTON – Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America’s global prestige would suffer if the U.S. Senate acquits him. Read More


WHO to make decision on virus today

23 January 2020

GENEVA – The World Health Organisation (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak of a new flu-like virus spreading in and beyond China. Read More


Coronavirus reaches United States

21 January 2020

BEIJING – The toll from the Wuhan coronavirus in China rose to six deaths on Tuesday and the first case was reported in the United States, sending markets tumbling on fears of economic damage as tourists cancelled travel plans and airports stepped up screening. Read More


Another Brexit defeat in House of Commons

21 January 2020

LONDON – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government suffered a fourth defeat on its Brexit legislation when members of parliament’s upper chamber voted on Tuesday to ensure protections for child refugees after Britain leaves the European Union (EU). Read More


Bad Boys for Life makes better than expected Box Office debut

20 January 2020

LOS ANGELES - Universal’s Dolittle and 1917 found out what Bad Boys will do when they come for you at the box office. Read More


Emergency landing test a success

20 January 2020

CAPE CANAVERAL – Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing yesterday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a big step in its mission to fly National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts for... Read More


Not an easy decision, says Harry

20 January 2020

BRITAIN – Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, expressed “great sadness” yesterday evening in his first public statement since Buckingham Palace announced he and his wife, Meghan, would give up their royal titles and would not represent the Queen as working members of... Read More


Iran sending black boxes to Ukraine

19 January 2020

DUBAI - Ira said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad. Read More


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