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Iran shuts schools, cultural centres as coronavirus kills six

1 hour ago   |   Al Jazeera

The coronavirus deaths in Iran count for the most in any country outside the Asia Pacific.
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FBI orders $40K worth of face masks, hand sanitizer in case of coronavirus outbreak

FBI orders $40K worth of face masks, hand sanitizer in case of coronavirus outbreak

12 hours ago   |   New York Post

The FBI isn't taking any chances if the coronavirus stays on its march around the globe. The law enforcement bureau has ordered $40,000 in face masks and hand sanitizer just in...
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In Trump's India rally, Modi bets on bolstering his image

20 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

AHMEDABAD, India - A festive mood has enveloped Ahmedabad in India's northwestern state of Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting there on Monday with...
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COVID-19 And Chinese Travel Downturn: Will Asia Loosen Dependence On Chinese Tourists?

21 hours ago   |   Forbes

The sudden downturn of international Chinese tourists as a result of COVID-19 may force tourism and transport industries to address long-running concerns about dependency on a...
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Singapore's number of coronavirus cases is one of the highest reported outside of China, and its effect has companies, workers, and small business owners on edge

Singapore's number of coronavirus cases is one of the highest reported outside of China, and its effect has companies, workers, and small business owners on edge

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Coronavirus is spreading across Asia, with 86 cases confirmed in Singapore. The COVID-19 virus has killed more than 2,200 people and infected more than 76,000 across the...
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Asian airlines could lose $27.8bln on coronavirus - IATA

1 day ago   |   Reuters

Airlines in the Asia-Pacific region stand to lose $27.8 billion of revenue this year as they slash flights due to declining demand as a result of the coronavirus, according to...
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Coronavirus epidemic enters new phase as cases outside of China spike

1 day ago   |   Fortune   |   2 articles

South Korea has more than 150 cases. Those for Singapore and Japan have topped 85. And then there are the 600-plus from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan. As the cases of...
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A Week in Pictures, Asia

1 day ago   |   ABC News


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Asia looks to safer shores in U.S. assets as virus spreads

1 day ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Asian shares were under water on Friday as fears over the creeping spread of the coronavirus sent funds fleeing to the sheltered shores of U.S. assets, lofting the dollar to...
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Dealing with the Bomb in South Asia

2 days ago   |   Foreign Affairs

INDIA'S AND PAKISTAN'S DANGEROUS BLASTS Last May Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorized a series of nuclear tests beneath the desert sands of Rajasthan. While...
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Bernie Sanders takes early lead in Nevada Caucus based on first preference...

Bernie Sanders takes early lead in Nevada Caucus based on first preference polling

Early preference polling shows Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a clear favorite for caucus-goers, though it is still too early to call a true victor in the race. DETAILS TO... Read more ...

Pet poodle taken by hawk, found 28 hours later in Allegheny County

Pet poodle taken by hawk, found 28 hours later in Allegheny County

Deborah Falcione said her dog Porschia was taken by the hawk and was missing for 28 hours. She thought she would never see her again, but the dog was found alive. Read more ...

Sanders Projected To Win Nevada Caucuses, Solidifying Status As Front-Runner

Sanders Projected To Win Nevada Caucuses, Solidifying Status As Front-Runner

Sen. Bernie Sanders prevailed in the Nevada caucus, according to The Associated Press. The state marked the third contest in the nomination fight, but the first state with a... Read more ...

Results coming in to caucus sites will show where Nevada Democrats stand in...

Results coming in to caucus sites will show where Nevada Democrats stand in 2020 fight

The first 2020 presidential contest in the West will test the candidates' strength with black and Latino voters. Read more ...

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin becomes 8th player with 700 goals

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin becomes 8th player with 700 goals

NEWARK, N.J. - Alex Ovechkin has become the eighth player in NHL history to score 700 goals. Read more ...

Florida teacher suspended after reportedly using hand sanitizer to wash out...

Florida teacher suspended after reportedly using hand sanitizer to wash out a student's mouth

District officials found she used hand sanitizer to wash out the mouth of a middle school student who she thought was talking too loud in her class. Read more ...

Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico as Rahm makes his move

Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico as Rahm makes his move

MEXICO CITY - Justin Thomas started and ended his round with bogeys. He was at his best in the 16 holes between, running off eight birdies for a 6-under 65 that gave him a... Read more ...

40 years later, the 'Miracle on Ice' hockey team continues to be a point of...

40 years later, the 'Miracle on Ice' hockey team continues to be a point of American pride

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice at the 1980 Winter Olympics. The U.S. victory over the Soviet Union remains among the most iconic moments in U.S. sports. Read more ...

McGriff scores 28, leads Oklahoma State past Oklahoma 83-66

McGriff scores 28, leads Oklahoma State past Oklahoma 83-66

STILLWATER, Okla. - Cameron McGriff matched a career high with 28 points and helped Oklahoma State defeat Oklahoma 83-66 on Saturday. Read more ...

Kobe Bryant's pilot reportedly violated weather-related flight rules in 2015

Kobe Bryant's pilot reportedly violated weather-related flight rules in 2015

The pilot who flew Kobe Bryant's helicopter through thick fog and into a cliff violated weather-related flight rules in 2015, according to a new report. Ara Zobayan was flagged... Read more ...