Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:56:46 -0500
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Taiwan calls on China to share 'correct' virus information
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on China on Wednesday to share "correct" information about a new coronavirus and for the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to exclude Taiwan from collaboration on the outbreak for political reasons.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:56:46 -0500
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China virus toll rises to nine as pandemic fears grow
The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:56:46 -0500
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Soccer: Australia's Olympic team says preparing for Wuhan amid virus fears
The Australian women's soccer team are still preparing for a trip to Wuhan for Olympic qualifiers early next month despite concerns about an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the Chinese city, head coach Ante Milicic has said.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:48:02 -0500
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Australia evacuates parts of its capital as bushfire conditions return
Some residents of Australia's capital Canberra were evacuated briefly on Wednesday after a bushfire broke out near the airport as searing hot weather ended a few days of respite and the number of out-of-control blazes surged in the southeast of the country.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:31:32 -0500
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Lengthy pizza delivers funds for embattled Australian firefighters
An Italian restaurant in Australia has made a 103 meter (338 foot) Margherita pizza to raise funds for firefighters battling bushfires.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:31:32 -0500
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Australia volunteers feed wild wombats affected by bushfires
To most of the world, the enduring image of Australia's bushfires has been injured koalas, but for former teacher John Creighton, the impact has been far worse for the native wombat.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:26:41 -0500
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Hong Kong on high alert to tackle coronavirus outbreak
Hong Kong's government is on high alert to deal with a new flu-like coronavirus that has killed nine people in mainland China, the city's commerce secretary, Edward Yau, said on Wednesday.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 02:11:53 -0500
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Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and ensure witnesses are heard.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 02:05:23 -0500
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'Death Cross,' growth abroad threaten U.S. dollar
Storm clouds are gathering over the U.S. dollar, threatening a two-year rally in the currency that has squeezed corporate profits and angered President Donald Trump.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 01:39:37 -0500
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Cathay says cabin crew can wear masks on mainland China flights due to virus
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will allow cabin crew to wear a surgical mask while operating mainland China flights due to concerns over a new coronavirus, and passengers to Wuhan to change or cancel flights without charge through Feb. 15.