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One week sufficient for recovery from mild virus symptoms: China NHC expert

1 hour 12 min ago
An expert at China's National Health Commission (NHC) said on Tuesday one week is sufficient for a recovery from mild coronavirus symptoms.

Philippines stops issuing visas on arrival to Chinese nationals on virus fears

1 hour 34 min ago
The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration will temporarily stop issuing tourist visas on arrival to Chinese nationals to help ensure the country remained free of the new coronavirus, its head said on Tuesday.

China virus death toll passes 100 as U.S., Canada issue travel warning

1 hour 47 min ago
The United States warned against travel to China on Monday and Canada issued a more narrow travel warning as the death toll from the spreading coronavirus passed 100, with tens of millions stranded during the biggest holiday of the year and global markets rattled.

Factbox: Latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

1 hour 47 min ago
The coronavirus outbreak that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, in the province of Hubei, has killed 106 people in China so far and infected more than 4,520 globally, most of them in China.

New Zealand PM Ardern sets Sept 19 as election date

1 hour 53 min ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday called an election for September 19, a contest that will test her popularity which soared after her response to a terror attack last year but has since taken a hit due to economic issues.

Facebook asks employees to put off non-essential travel to China

2 hours 4 min ago
Facebook Inc has asked employees to suspend non-essential travel to mainland China to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

China says death toll from coronavirus rises to 106, confirmed cases hits 4,515

2 hours 23 min ago
China said on Tuesday that 106 people had died from a new coronavirus that is spreading across the country, up from the previous toll of 81.

Trump discusses Syria, Libya with Turkey's Erdogan: White House

2 hours 23 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump discussed developments in Syria and Libya in a phone call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, a White House spokesman said on Twitter.

Guatemalan president offers El Salvador the chance to build a port in Guatemalan waters

2 hours 35 min ago
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday offered his Salvadoran counterpart, Nayib Bukele, the opportunity to build and operate a port in Guatemalan waters in the Atlantic Ocean to promote commerce.

Singapore-listed Sasseur REIT shuts China malls as Wuhan virus spreads

2 hours 40 min ago
Sasseur Real Estate Investment Trust said on Tuesday it has temporarily closed its four outlet malls in China to help prevent the spread of a coronavirus that has killed over 100 people.

Australia readies for more bushfires with temperatures set to soar

3 hours 6 min ago
Australian officials on Tuesday warned communities in hard-hit eastern states to strengthen bushfire defenses as soaring temperatures and strong winds were set to return, threatening to reignite some blazes and start fresh ones.

Salvadoran Congress asked to strip former presidential candidate of immunity

3 hours 8 min ago
The Salvadoran attorney general's office asked Congress on Monday to strip former presidential candidate Norman Quijano of his immunity so he can be prosecuted for allegedly negotiating with gangs during his campaign in 2014.

Germany identifies first case of deadly coronavirus

3 hours 12 min ago
Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus that broke out in China.

New Zealand PM set to announce September 19 general election: reports

3 hours 26 min ago
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to announce a general election will be held on Sept. 19, the New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday.

China encourages people to reconsider timing of overseas travel to curb virus spread

3 hours 32 min ago
China's National Immigration Administration encouraged citizens to reconsider the timing of overseas travel to reduce cross-border movement to help contain the new coronavirus, it said in a statement published on its official WeChat account on Tuesday.

China's Hubei province says 100 dead, 2,714 total cases in virus outbreak

3 hours 43 min ago
The health commission of China's Hubei province said on Tuesday that 100 people had died from a coronavirus outbreak as of Jan. 27, according to an online statement.

China's Tianjin to set up dedicated hospital to treat coronavirus patients

4 hours 5 min ago
The city of Tianjin in northern China will establish a dedicated hospital to treat people infected by the coronavirus as part of a "wartime mechanism" to fight the disease, a government-owned paper said on Tuesday, citing the local health commission.

China's Tibet closes tourism sites to prevent virus spread: state media

4 hours 24 min ago
China's Tibet Autonomous Region has temporarily closed all tourist sites starting on Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, official news agency Xinhua reported.

Two pilots killed in military trainer aircraft crash in Algeria

4 hours 46 min ago
Two Algerian military pilots were killed in a military plane crash in Algeria's Oum El Bouaghi province 500 km (300 miles) east of Algiers.

UK's no-deal Brexit ad blitz did not leave Britain better prepared: watchdog

4 hours 55 min ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to launch one of the biggest advertising campaigns since World War Two to get Britain ready for a no-deal Brexit was largely ineffective, according to a report by the government's spending watchdog.

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