Death toll from new coronavirus in China rises to nine – Health Commission

BEIJING: China National Health Commission vide head Li Bin today said total of nine people have died from the new strain of coronavirus in China, with as many as 440 coronavirus cases currently confirmed in the country. “As of now,

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Hong Kong protesters decry police inaction six months after brutal mob attack

HONG KONG: Several hundred Hong Kong protesters gathered yesterday at the site of an attack six months ago by an armed mob on anti-government demonstrators, denouncing the lack of progress by police in bringing those responsible to justice. Chinese-ruled Hong

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Kedah beat Tai Po FC 5-1 to enter third round of ACL

ALOR SETAR: Kedah thrashed Hong Kong’s Tai Po FC 5-1 at Stadium Darul Aman yesterday to qualify for the third round of the Asian Champions League (ACL) qualifying play-offs. Kedah’s imported striker Kipre Tchetche was the hero of the team

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Sri Lanka civil war: Rajapaksa says thousands missing are dead

Sri Lanka’s president has acknowledged for the first time that more than 20,000 people who disappeared during the country’s civil war are dead. Gotabaya Rajapaksa made the remark in a meeting with a UN envoy in the capital, Colombo. Steps

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Chinese New Year 2020: Astrology tips for the year of the rat

Find out what the Year of the Rat brings in terms of relationships, health and career Besides the start of a new decade, 2020 is the Year of the Rat in Chinese astrology, which symbolises a year and cycle of

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China says fourth person dies in Wuhan following coronavirus outbreak

A fourth person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, health authorities said today. The 89-year-old man developed symptoms on Jan 13 and was admitted to hospital five days

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China trying to return Rohingya to Myanmar

In a muddy field in western Myanmar, hundreds of Chinese shipping containers fitted with single narrow windows stand in neat lines, empty of the refugees they were designed to host. The gray boxes were sent by China two years ago

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Police arrest organiser of Hong Kong protest after rally turns violent

A prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist was arrested by police, his organisation said today, after a protest he helped organise in the financial district a day earlier turned violent with officers firing tear gas to disperse the crowds. Ventus Lau

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Collapse of footbridge over Indonesia river kills at least nine

A footbridge across a river swollen by heavy rains collapsed on Indonesia’s island of Sumatra, drowning at least nine people who were swept away by a strong current, with one person missing, disaster mitigation officials said. Seventeen people were rescued

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Samsung appoints new mobile chief as Huawei chips away at market share

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd today named its youngest president as its new smartphone chief as the firm seeks to defend its lead in the handset market from rising challenges from rivals such as Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. The South Korean

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