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Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist, three weeks after death

Three weeks after Kobe Bryant, one of the most dominant players in NBA history, was killed with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash, the global sports icon was named a finalist to the Basketball Hall of Fame.


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Posted 2020/02/15 17:44:03

Facebook CEO says backs regulation of harmful online content

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said harmful online content should be regulated, adding that his company should be treated with a framework in between those used for existing media and telecoms companies.


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Posted 2020/02/15 15:54:44

Chinese tourist in France becomes first to die in Europe of coronavirus

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the first fatality in Europe and the fourth outside mainland China from an epidemic that has shut Chinese factories, curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.


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Posted 2020/02/15 15:45:34

Man City banned from European competition for two seasons by UEFA

English champions Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons and fined 30 million euros ($32.53 million) by European soccer's governing body UEFA after an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.


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Posted 2020/02/15 15:45:01

American from cruise ship docked in Cambodia tests positive in Malaysia for coronavirus

An 83-year-old American woman who had been a passenger on a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus on landing in Malaysia, health authorities said on Saturday.


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Posted 2020/02/15 15:44:52

Malaysia says American from cruise ship tests positive for new coronavirus

Malaysia said on Saturday said an 83-year-old American passenger on a cruise ship that docked in Cambodia has tested positive for the new coronavirus.


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Posted 2020/02/15 14:24:24

WHO chief says coronavirus still an emergency for China

The coronavirus outbreak is still an emergency for China and it is impossible to tell where the epidemic will spread, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said on Saturday.


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Posted 2020/02/15 14:23:14

Solo lunches and masks: Chinese returning to work grapple with coronavirus

Chinese government employee Jin Yang returned to work in Beijing this week to find his usual workplace rules upended as China battles a coronavirus epidemic.


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Posted 2020/02/15 13:39:22

Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Here are latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak:


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Posted 2020/02/15 13:25:52

Xi says China must keep economic, social order while battling coronavirus

China must make every effort to maintain economic and social control as it battles the coronavirus epidemic, and avoid causing panic that could lead to secondary "disasters," President Xi Jinping told senior officials earlier this month.


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Posted 2020/02/15 12:58:43

U.S. to evacuate Americans aboard cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

The United States said it would send an aircraft to Japan to bring back U.S. passengers on the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, where the most coronavirus infections outside China have occurred.


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Posted 2020/02/15 12:33:02

China issues measures to support manufacturers, businesses hit by coronavirus

China's banking and insurance regulator has announced new measures to support companies, manufacturers, and small and medium businesses that have been hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic.


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Posted 2020/02/15 12:28:52

Chinese tourist in France dies of coronavirus, first death in Europe: minister

An elderly Chinese tourist hospitalized in France has died of the coronavirus, becoming the first fatality in Europe, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday.


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Posted 2020/02/15 12:15:42

China will build a complete epidemic emergency response system: CCTV

China will build a national supply and purchase system for emergency supplies as well as a complete epidemic emergency response system, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Friday, citing comments made by Chinese President Xi Jinping.


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Posted 2020/02/15 12:15:42

Chinese regulator promises to help firms resume work amid virus outbreak

China's market regulator announced on Saturday policies to encourage companies to resume work amid a coronavirus outbreak, saying it would accelerate the approval process for production licenses.


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Posted 2020/02/15 11:53:01

Huawei cyber security chief says no operator gives it access to intercept equipment

Huawei's cyber security chief said on Friday that he was not aware of any mobile operator ever having given the Chinese company access to the equipment used to intercept calls when required to do so by security services.


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Posted 2020/02/15 11:47:46

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

The United States is "deeply concerned" about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help U.S. and international organizations contain the spread of the virus, the State Department said on Thursday.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:15:47

On the trail: Democratic White House hopefuls take aim at Bloomberg

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not yet appeared on the ballot in the early-voting states, but whose television ads have blanketed the airwaves: former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:07:55

Bloomberg campaign pays social media accounts for memes

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's campaign is paying popular Instagram meme accounts to post content about the billionaire as part of its social media offensive ahead of the 2020 election.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:07:55

U.S. accuses Huawei of stealing trade secrets, assisting Iran

U.S. prosecutors on Thursday accused Huawei of stealing trade secrets and helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese company, escalating the U.S. battle with the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker.


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Posted 2020/02/13 22:01:54