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Foreign powers working against India as it moves to become global guru – defense minister - rt

Foreign powers working against India as it moves to become global guru – defense minister

“Many foreign powers” are seeking to undermine the Indian government, fearful of the nation’s rise to global prominence, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has warned.
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Indian officials want to obscure river’s ‘foul smell’ ahead of Trump’s Taj Mahal visit in latest elaborate welcome plan

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An expert booted off the Diamond Princess says Japan’s coronavirus control is “completely chaotic” - quartz

An expert booted off the Diamond Princess says Japan’s coronavirus control is “completely chaotic”

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Huawei has been hit by the US federal anti-racketeering law.
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Stephen Fry: Greek myths can teach politicians ‘the punishment of hubris’

For the first time, the multi-award winning writer, actor and comedian Stephen Fry has put his writing to music.
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Inside the mass protests sweeping through Lebanon – where young revolutionaries believe their time has come

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“The problem is a systemic problem” – Columnist Rachel Sylvester questions government’s vetting of Andrew Sabisky.

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Minister urges No 10 to review vetting after aide resigns

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UK/EU ‘very far away’ as they prepare for talks – European Parliament Brexit trade negotiator

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Jury begins deliberations in Weinstein trial

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150 million people are under Coronavirus lockdown in China - channel 4

150 million people are under Coronavirus lockdown in China

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British couple on cruise ship ‘may have coronavirus’ - channel 4

British couple on cruise ship ‘may have coronavirus’

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‘More homes would have been flooded if it wasn’t for investment put in’ – Environment Minister Rebecca Pow

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Residents evacuated as river levels rise

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Record numbers of travelers are visiting their stores, and retailers are making the most of the opportunity.
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Thanks to “Parasite,” we know what it takes for Americans to see an international film in theaters - quartz

Thanks to “Parasite,” we know what it takes for Americans to see an international film in theaters

Its success underscores just how many obstacles a foreign-language film must overcome to make its mark.
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‘Girl, 3, ended pedophile’s reign of terror by coming forward to tell police about his rapes’

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Ready to buy a trip to orbit from Elon Musk?

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Extraordinary Neanderthal skeleton found at famous burial site could finally answer ancient DEATH-RITES question

The landmark discovery in Iraq of the skeleton of a 70,000-year-old Neanderthal has reignited a debate about whether these ancient humans were sophisticated enough to have burial rituals.
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New Virus in China Claims More Lives as Authorities Race to Contain it

New Virus in China Claims More Lives as Authorities Race to Contain it

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Cases of a mysterious and deadly new strain of coronavirus are rapidly climbing in China, where officials now say it’s possible for the pneumonia-like illness to be contracted through human-to-human transmission.

The number of new cases quadrupled over the weekend, according to CBS News. Nearly 300 cases had been recorded in China as of Tuesday, according to NBC News, and officials have confirmed two of those cases passed human-to-human.

That’s particularly concerning since China, where the first case was recorded in Wuhan last month, is entering the time of annual celebrations for the Lunar New Year, when more than 400 million people are expected to travel either domestically or internationally, according to the Guardian.

Besides in China, cases have been recorded in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and South Korea — mostly from travelers coming back from Wuhan. Potential cases are also being monitored in the Philippines and Australia, also due to Wuhan travelers. China’s central Hubei province, home to Wuhan, has recorded the bulk of China’s 300 cases, according to the Washington Post, and it’s believed the cases are somehow connected to a now-closed seafood market. The World Health Organization said human-to-human transmission is “limited,” with the primary source likely being an animal.



As of Tuesday, six people had died from the virus, which had not previously been seen in humans, according to NBC News. The virus is of the coronavirus family, which includes deadly diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), but can also cause the sort of cold-like symptoms that retreat after simple, over-the-counter treatments. It’s the still-fresh memory of SARS — which infected more than 8,000 people and killed nearly 800 across Asia in 2002 and 2003 — that’s prompted great anxiety about this new virus.

Experts with the World Health Organization will meet in Geneva on Wednesday to determine how the outbreak can be properly managed, according to USA Today. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would increase screenings on travelers at certain airports in California and New York. Authorities across Asia are responding by increasing screening at common places of travel, like airports and highways.

"The lesson we've learned is coronavirus infections are serious and one of the newest and biggest global health threats," Peter Hotez, a vaccine scientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, told CNN.

Cover: Women wear face masks as they walk down a street in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.(Chinatopix via AP)

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