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February 22, 2020 World
BANGKOK: A stridently anti-military Thai party was dissolved Friday and its key members banned from politics for a decade over a $6 million loan by its billionaire founder, a withering blow to the kingdom’s pro-democracy movement.
February 22, 2020 World
KARAGANDA: A court in Kazakhstan on Friday sentenced three poachers to life in prison for beating to death a state ranger charged with protecting the endangered saiga antelope.
February 22, 2020 World
BEIJING: An eruption of new virus cases in South Korea, Iran and Chinese hospitals and prisons rekindled concerns Friday about the spread of a deadly disease that has killed more than 2,200 people.
February 22, 2020 World
HONG KONG: With chronic face mask shortages in the midst of a virus outbreak, Hong Kongers have started making their own—with a pop-up production line and seamstresses churning them out on sewing machines.
February 22, 2020 World
KHARTOUM: Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters in Khartoum calling for the reinstatement of soldiers forced into retirement after having voiced support for last year’s revolution.
February 18, 2020 World
PHNOM PENH: A US cruise operator is working to track down hundreds of passengers who disembarked a luxury liner in Cambodia after one traveller was later diagnosed with the deadly new coronavirus.
February 17, 2020 World
TOKYO: An additional 99 people have tested positive for coronavirus on a cruise ship off the Japan coast, Japanese media said Monday, citing new figures from the health ministry.
February 17, 2020 World
BEIJING: The number of new cases from China’s coronavirus epidemic dropped for a third consecutive day on Sunday, as the World Health Organisation chief warned it was “impossible” to predict how the outbreak would develop.
February 15, 2020 World
BEIJING: The death toll from China’s virus epidemic neared 1,400 on Friday with six medical workers among the victims, underscoring the country’s struggle to contain a deepening health crisis.
February 15, 2020 World
YOKOHAMA: Japan on Friday began allowing elderly passengers who test negative for the new coronavirus to leave a quarantined cruise ship and finish their isolation in government-designated lodging.
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