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Travel ban effectively quarantines Chinese epicenter of coronavirus

China on Wednesday issued a travel ban for all residents of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that’s killed…

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Wuhan coronavirus: 2 cities locked down, disrupting Lunar New Year travel plans of millions

Authorities in China have enforced a partial lockdown of transport links in and out of the central city of Wuhan and nearby…

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Cash-Stuffed Secret Hideaway Discovered in Chinese Banker’s Apartment

(Bloomberg) — The former chairman of one of China’s bad banks has confessed to taking millions of yuan in bribes…

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U.S. Bans Travel by Chinese Officials Tied to Muslim Abuses

The Trump administration is slapping visa bans on Chinese officials linked to the mass detention of Muslims, the latest in…

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‘This is not Mars’: Sky in Indonesia turns red

Skies over an Indonesian province turned red over the weekend, thanks to the widespread forest fires which have plagued huge…

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India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth ‘epidemic’

India’s cabinet has announced a ban on the production, import and sale of electronic cigarettes, saying they pose a risk…

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Mugabe’s body being flown home from Singapore

The body of Robert Mugabe has left Singapore on a private flight destined for his home country of Zimbabwe. The…

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Netanyahu says Iran had another secret nuclear weapons development site

JERUSALEM, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Tehran had been developing nuclear weapons…

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President Moon Bets His Own Money on a Korean Victory Over Japan

(Bloomberg) — South Korea President Moon Jae-in will invest in a local equity fund that bets on companies the government…

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South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan

South Korea Sunday began two days of war games to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an…

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Elon Musk to launch China unit for tunnelling company this month

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Elon Musk will soon launch a China unit for his underground tunnelling enterprise, The Boring Company,…

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More than 20 charged with rioting appear in Hong Kong court

HONG KONG (AP) — Charges were read Wednesday against more than 20 Hong Kong protesters who have been accused of…

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