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Three test positive for coronavirus in Iran: health ministry official

Three patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran, a health ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

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Fearing infection, residents protest coronavirus evacuees landing in Ukraine

Residents in central Ukraine protested the arrival of a plane carrying evacuees from China’s Hubei province on Thursday, fearing they could be infected with the coronavirus despite authorities insisting there was no danger.

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Some victims of German shooting have Kurdish roots: Bild

Some of the victims of a suspected far-right shooting rampage in the German town of Hanau were of Kurdish descent, Bild daily reported on Thursday, without citing its sources.

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German state minister: Shooter had xenophobic motive, his mother is dead

The interior minister of the German state of Hesse said on Thursday that there was a xenophobic motive to the shooting in Hanau and said the suspected perpetrator and his mother had been found dead with shot wounds at his home.

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Some victims of German shooting have Kurdish roots: Bild

Some of the victims of a suspected far-right shooting rampage in the German town of Hanau were of Kurdish descent, Bild daily reported on Thursday, without citing its sources.

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German state minister: Shooter had xenophobic motive, his mother is dead

The interior minister of the German state of Hesse said on Thursday that there was a xenophobic motive to the shooting in Hanau and said the suspected perpetrator and his mother had been found dead with shot wounds at his home.

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Gunman kills nine in German shisha bar rampage; extremist motive suspected

A suspected right-wing extremist shot nine people dead in two shisha bars in an overnight rampage through a German city before, police believe, returning home and killing himself.

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South Korea confirms first death of person infected with coronavirus

South Korea reported on Wednesday the first death in the country of a person infected with coronavirus and 22 new cases bringing the total to 104.

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Oil prices gain on supply threats; demand concerns from coronavirus ease

Oil prices climbed on Thursday, extending gains from the previous session, as the market shifted focus to supply disruptions, while demand concerns eased following a drop in new coronavirus cases at the epicenter of the outbreak.

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Gunman kills nine in German shisha bar rampage; extremist motive suspected

A suspected right-wing extremist shot nine people dead in two shisha bars in an overnight rampage through a German city before, police believe, returning home and killing himself.

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Turkey, Russia discussing joint-patrols option in Syria’s Idlib: Turkish official

Turkey and Russia are discussing possible joint patrols around Syria’s northwestern Idlib region as one option to ensure security there, a Turkish official said on Thursday, as Ankara ramped up threats of a military offensive in the region.

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South Korea confirms first death of person infected with coronavirus

South Korea reported on Wednesday the first death in the country of a person infected with coronavirus and 22 new cases bringing the total to 104.

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Indications of far-right motive for German shooting rampage: prosecutors

There are indications that a gunman who shot dead nine people in shisha bars in Hanau in an overnight rampage had a far-right motive, German federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

Technology

Foxconn says cautiously resuming China output, warns coronavirus will hit revenue

Taiwan’s Foxconn said on Thursday it would “cautiously” resume production at its main factories in China as the major Apple Inc supplier warned revenue will be hit this year by the coronavirus epidemic.

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South Korea’s Hynix says 800 workers to stay home after trainee had contact with virus patient

South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Thursday that 800 of its workers had quarantined themselves as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but its production in the city of Icheon has not been affected.

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MGM Resorts says was victim of data breach last year

U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International said on Thursday it was the victim of a data breach last year after an earlier report claimed that details of over 10.6 million hotel guests had been compromised.

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UK to evacuate passengers from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

British passengers will be evacuated from a cruise ship that had been quarantined for two weeks off the coast of Japan after hundreds of people on board fell ill with the coronavirus.

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China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb virus

An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicenter of the epidemic — and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories.

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Australia quarantines coronavirus cruise ship arrivals; extends travel ban

More than 150 Australians arrived home on Thursday to begin two weeks of quarantine after finally leaving a cruise ship docked in Japan on which more than 600 people had contracted a new coronavirus.

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After fiery debate attacks on Bloomberg, Democrats scatter on campaign trail

The Democratic presidential contenders begin a frantic dash for votes on Thursday after a fiery debate featuring a volley of attacks on big-spending billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who was making his debut on the national debate stage.

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Indications of far-right motive for German shooting rampage: prosecutors

There are indications that a gunman who shot dead nine people in shisha bars in Hanau in an overnight rampage had a far-right motive, German federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

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China tests its soft power in Southeast Asia amid coronavirus outbreak

China called for solidarity on Thursday in a special meeting to discuss the coronavirus outbreak with Southeast Asian nations as it faces criticism for its handling of the outbreak elsewhere.

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Australia quarantines coronavirus cruise ship arrivals; extends travel ban

More than 150 Australians arrived home on Thursday to begin two weeks of quarantine after finally leaving a cruise ship docked in Japan on which more than 600 people had contracted a new coronavirus.

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China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb virus

An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicenter of the epidemic — and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories.

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New Zealand’s Greens pit teenaged activist against Ardern for election

A week shy of his 18th birthday, climate activist Luke Wijohn is planning to take down New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a general election later this year, having been selected by the Green Party to contest her constituency.