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Coronavirus: Risk of spread raised to 'very high' around world

February 28, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe risk of the coronavirus outbreak’s global spread and impact is at its highest possible level, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). The …

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High-profile tycoon arrested for 'taking part in pro-democracy march'

February 28, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteOne of Hong Kong’s most high-profile entrepreneurs has been arrested after allegedly taking part in a pro-democracy march. Media tycoon Jimmy Lai has …

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China depicts heroic coronavirus fight – the reality is very different

February 28, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteOn Chinese state media, the only permitted narrative is one of heroic struggle; of undoubtedly brave doctors working long hours treating COVID-19 patients; …

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China's top swimmer out of Olympics after doping violation

February 28, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteChina’s top swimmer, Sun Yang, has been banned for eight years for breaking anti-doping rules, meaning the Olympic champion will miss Tokyo 2020 …

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Coronavirus: BA owner and easyJet cut European flights

February 28, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe owner of British Airways and easyJet are scaling back services in Europe as coronavirus cases surge. International Airlines Group (IAG), which includes …

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Turkey 'opens borders to Europe for refugees' as Syria conflict escalates

February 28, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteTurkish media is reporting that the country’s borders with Europe are effectively open to Syrian refugees and other migrants. They are not yet …

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Italian cyclists confirmed to have COVID-19 – now British stars are being tested

February 28, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteTour de France winner Chris Froome and fellow cycling star Mark Cavendish are being tested for the coronavirus after two people on the …

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Dow Jones tumbles by 1,200 points in a single day – its biggest fall ever

February 28, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe Dow Jones tumbled by almost 1,200 points on Thursday amid growing anxiety about the coronavirus – the biggest one-day drop in its …

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'Bring back the body': Thief crashes hearse after police chase

February 27, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA thief stole a hearse with a body inside from a church – before later crashing as police chased him on the highway. …

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22 Turkish soldiers 'killed in airstrike by Syrian regime forces'

February 27, 2020 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Twenty-two Turkish soldiers have been killed in an airstrike carried out by Syrian regime forces, say officials in Turkey. The attack took place …

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