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Coronavirus outbreak ‘just beginning’ outdoors China, says professional – Reuters India

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Wednesday. The Chinese government’s senior medical adviser has said the…

Food U.S. citizen kidnapped in east Afghanistan: media experiences

KABUL/PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen has been kidnapped in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province, according to media reports on Thursday.American current affairs magazine Newsweek reported that a 57-year old U.S. contractor was abducted last week in Khost, citing unnamed U.S. officials.The U.S. State Department declined to comment.Newsweek reported that U.S. officials believed a Taliban-linked…

NBA trade deadline 2020: Dwell information, updates and rumors from close to the league – cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The NBA trade deadline has come and gone. The Cavaliers kept Tristan Thompson and made the surprise move of the day in acquiring Andre Drummond from the Pistons.He wasn’t the only big name to move. Marcus Morris went to the Clippers, D’Angelo Russell was dealt to Minnesota and Andrew Wiggins went to…

Food U.S.-Taliban pact to cut violence about to start out, Afghan minister states amid clashes

By Abdul Qadir SediqiKABUL (Reuters) - An agreement between the Taliban and U.S. forces to reduce violence will come into force within the next five days, Afghanistan's acting interior minister said on Tuesday, amid continued clashes between the militants and Afghan forces.A senior U.S. administration official said last week negotiations with Taliban representatives in Qatar…

Food Factbox – Britain’s retiring royals: who are Harry and Meghan?

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain’s monarchy, will forgo public funds and will repay money spent on refurbishing their cottage west of London as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. The couple sparked turmoil in the monarchy earlier this…

Coronavirus in pics: Scenes from close to the entire world – CNET

On the front lines in China A never-before-seen deadly virus first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan has infected citizens in China and elsewhere with a pneumonia-like illness. The disease is causing alarm worldwide, with cases also reported in such countries as Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, the US and Australia. Here are some scenes from…

Food Trump, Pence show up at dignified transfer of two troopers killed in Afghanistan

CLOSE President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended the dignified transfer ceremony of two soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Returning from a campaign rally in New Hampshire on Monday night, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stopped in Delaware for an emotional ceremony to honor the return of…

OPPO Reno three Pro with 44MP twin selfie cameras to launch in India on March 2

Source: OPPOWhat you need to knowOPPO has confirmed that the Reno 3 Pro will launch in India on March 2. The Reno 3 Pro heading to India will be slightly different compared to the Reno 3 Pro launched in China in December last year. OPPO says the upcoming Reno 3 Pro will be the world's…

Food A airplane crashed in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, but authorities cannot concur on who it belongs to

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.A US Air Force surveillance plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.A US military official told Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson it was a Bombardier E-11A airborne communications plane.It crashed in Taliban-controlled territory at 1:10 p.m. local time.A statement from a Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that all passengers, which…

Indian instruction startup Byju’s raises $200M from Normal Atlantic

Indian education firm Byju’s said on Friday that General Atlantic, an existing investor in the startup, has pumped additional money to join its new, ongoing financing round. While the Bangalore-based startup, which helps students learn concepts from math and science using short videos, did not disclose the size of General Atlantic’s check, a source familiar with…

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Coronavirus outbreak ‘just beginning’ outdoors China, says professional – Reuters India

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Wednesday. The Chinese government’s senior medical adviser has said the…

Thank you, Mike Bloomberg, for rescuing the debate – POLITICO

Democratic presidential candidates Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. | John Locher/AP Photo Michael Bloomberg may have bought his way on to the debate stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night but the rest of us are in his debt. These once-every-couple-weeks rituals had become so familiar that watching til the end was a chore.…

Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend’s brother is suing the Amazon CEO for defamation, claiming he was falsely accused of providing incriminating pictures to the Countrywide Enquirer

As the saga of Jeff Bezos, his nude selfies, and his leaked affair with Lauren Sanchez continues, a new development has arisen – Sanchez's brother Michael Sanchez is now suing Bezos for defamation.Bloomberg reports Sanchez has accused the Amazon CEO and his security consultant Gavin de Becker of telling journalists that Sanchez leaked Bezos' nude…

Two far more missing following Turkey quake kills 39

By Umit BektasELAZIG, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey called off rescue operations on Monday in eastern areas hit by Friday's earthquake after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for in a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.The magnitude 6.8 quake caused 37 deaths in Elazig province,…