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South Korea reports 142 additional coronavirus cases, brings total to 346: KCDC

Fri, 2020-02-21 20:28
South Korea reported 142 additional confirmed cases of the coronavirus, bringing the nation's total to 346, according to Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Wuhan woman with no symptoms infects five relatives with coronavirus: study

Fri, 2020-02-21 19:49
A 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, traveled 400 miles(675 km) north to Anyang where she infected five relatives, without ever showing signs of infection, Chinese scientists reported on Friday, offering new evidence that the virus can be spread asymptomatically.
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Second batch of Diamond Princess passengers arrive in Hong Kong to face further quarantine

Fri, 2020-02-21 19:49
A second plane with 82 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Saturday in the Asian financial hub, where they will face a further 14 days of quarantine.
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British passengers from virus-hit cruise ship due to arrive home

Fri, 2020-02-21 19:04
Some 35 British passengers were due to arrive back home on Saturday after spending more than two weeks stuck on a quarantined cruise ship in a Japanese port due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Coronavirus fears, U.S. business data drag down Wall Street

Fri, 2020-02-21 18:55
U.S. stocks sold off and the Nasdaq had its worst daily percentage decline in about three weeks on Friday as a spike in new coronavirus cases and data showing a stall in U.S. business activity in February fueled investors' fears about economic growth.
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First Italian dies of coronavirus as outbreak flares in north

Fri, 2020-02-21 18:54
An elderly man in the northern city of Padua has died after being infected with the coronavirus, becoming the first Italian victim of the disease, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Friday.
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Flight carrying British evacuees from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan takes off

Fri, 2020-02-21 18:51
Britain's Foreign Office on Friday said the evacuation flight for its nationals on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship has taken off from Japan, following the coronavirus outbreak.
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Branson says new Virgin cruise line will overcome coronavirus fears

Fri, 2020-02-21 18:27
British entrepreneur Richard Branson heralded his first cruise ship "Scarlet Lady" on Friday as targeting a younger generation of holidaymakers with a range of attractions that he believes will outweigh any fears around coronavirus.
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First Italian patient dies of coronavirus: Ansa news agency

Fri, 2020-02-21 18:04
A patient in the northern city of Padua has died after being infected with the Coronavirus, becoming the first Italian victim of the disease, Ansa news agency reported on Friday.
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Iranians vote in parliamentary election, hardliners set to cement grip

Fri, 2020-02-21 17:30
Hardliners loyal to Iran's supreme leader are likely to sweep a parliamentary election on Friday that will cement their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear program and growing discontent at home.
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U.S. prepares for coronavirus pandemic, school and business closures: health officials

Fri, 2020-02-21 17:15
U.S. health officials on Friday said they are preparing for the possibility of the spread of the new coronavirus through U.S. communities that would force closures of schools and businesses.
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Factbox: Remaining hurdles for scandal-hit Wells Fargo

Fri, 2020-02-21 17:13
Wells Fargo & Co has racked up well over $7 billion in penalties since a sales practices scandal erupted in 2016, and continues to face headwinds.
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Japan govt faces questions over coronavirus, Tokyo cancels events

Fri, 2020-02-21 16:00
Japan faced growing questions about whether it was doing enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus on Friday, as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said it would cancel or postpone major indoor events it has sponsored for the next three weeks.
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In next downturn, Fed may opt for quick, strong action

Fri, 2020-02-21 16:00
In the next economic downturn, the Federal Reserve and other central banks may need to roll out their big guns sooner and add new bazookas to their recession-fighting arsenals, or risk getting mired in growth-sapping deflation or worse.
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Prince Harry and his wife will stop using 'Sussex Royal' brand

Fri, 2020-02-21 15:55
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have decided not to use the word "royal" in their branding after they start a new life in Canada following their decision to step back from royal duties.
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Trump: U.S. may give farmers more aid until trade deals 'kick in'

Fri, 2020-02-21 15:52
The United States may give American farmers additional money until trade deals with China, Mexico, Canada and other countries fully go into effect, President Donald Trump said on Friday.
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Wall Street drops as coronavirus fears, business activity data weigh

Fri, 2020-02-21 15:49
U.S. stocks sold off on Friday as a spike in new coronavirus cases in China and other countries and as data showing U.S. business activity stalled in February fueled investors' fears about the economy.
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Weinstein jury look to be nearing verdict in sex assault trial

Fri, 2020-02-21 15:48
The jury in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial will resume deliberations on Monday after suggesting they may be nearing a guilty verdict on at least one of the five counts against the former movie producer.
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Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond

Fri, 2020-02-21 15:43
The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the epicenter in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea and a worsening outbreak in Italy.
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Coronavirus spreads in China prisons as fears weigh on global markets, U.S. business

Fri, 2020-02-21 15:43
The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the epicentre in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea and a worsening outbreak in Italy.
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