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Gunman suspected of deadly shootings found dead – German police

A gunman suspected of killing eight people in a western German city has been found dead at his home, police said on Thursday.

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Bloomberg comes under bruising attack at Democratic presidential debate in Nevada

Michael Bloomberg faced a barrage of attacks at his first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, as his rivals rushed to criticize the billionaire businessman for his wealth, record on race and history of sexist comments.

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Fires and climate fears rattle Australia’s giant coal lobby

As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country’s powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies.

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In coronavirus fight, Shanghai river town opts for caution

In Qibao, an old river town on the outskirts of Shanghai, officials have deployed more than 2,700 staff and volunteers to check temperatures and monitor traffic as they work to contain the coronavirus that has now killed more than 2,000 in China.

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Asian stocks slip as virus’ global impact puts markets on edge

Asian stocks eased and currency markets were skittish on Thursday, as virus cases rose in South Korea and Japan even as China added more stimulus via a rate cut to support its economy.

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Indonesia to evacuate 74 people from coronavirus-affected ship off Japan

Indonesia is “committed” to evacuating 74 of its nationals from the Diamond Princess cruise off the Japanese port city of Yokohama that has been affected by a coronavirus outbreak, a senior minister said on Thursday.

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Two passengers from coronavirus-hit cruise ship in Japan die as public criticism grows

Two passengers from a coronavirus-hit cruise ship moored near Tokyo have died and 29 people were in a serious condition, Japanese media reported on Thursday, as a second group of passengers disembarked after two-weeks quarantined onboard.

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Australians arrive home for quarantine after weeks on coronavirus cruise ship

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

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‘We’re running against a billionaire’: Democrats attack Bloomberg in U.S. presidential debate

The top six candidates competing for the Democratic nomination to take on U.S. President Donald Trump in November participated in the ninth presidential debate on Wednesday, with one quickly becoming the focus: Michael Bloomberg.

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China reports 394 new cases of coronavirus, lowest since Jan. 23

Mainland China reported on Thursday the lowest number of confirmed cases of a new coronavirus since late January, partly due to a change in diagnostic criteria for patients in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

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Google plans to move UK users’ accounts outside EU jurisdiction

Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, the company confirmed late on Wednesday.

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Bloomberg on the defensive at Democratic presidential debate in Nevada

Michael Bloomberg came under heavy fire during his first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, with his rivals leaping to attack him as a billionaire copy of President Donald Trump and criticizing his record on race and history of sexist comments.

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‘We’re running against a billionaire’: Democrats attack Bloomberg in presidential debate

The top six candidates competing for the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November participated in the ninth presidential debate on Wednesday, with one quickly becoming the focus: Michael Bloomberg.

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China records drop in new coronavirus cases; two deaths reported from quarantined ship

China reported a dramatic drop in new coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned the flu-like pathogen may spread even more easily than previously believed, while more passengers disembarked a quarantined cruise ship off Japan.

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Mainland China reports 394 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, lowest since Jan. 23

Mainland China had 394 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, the National Health Commission said on Thursday, down from 1,749 cases a day earlier and the lowest since Jan. 23.

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Bloomberg comes under heavy attack at Democratic presidential debate in Nevada

Michael Bloomberg came under heavy fire at his first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, with rivals leaping to criticize him as a billionaire copy of President Donald Trump who would lead the party to defeat in November.

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South Korea reports spike in new virus cases linked to church services

South Korea’s government reported 31 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, after a new outbreak traced to church services in the southwestern city of Daegu, bringing the number of people infected in the country to 82.

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First batch of Diamond Princess Passengers arrive in Hong Kong to face further quarantine

More than 100 Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for over two weeks landed on Thursday morning in the Asian financial hub, where they will face a further 14 days of quarantine.

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Slowing virus, China stimulus hopes support stocks, yen nurses losses

Asian stocks edged up on Thursday, supported by a fall in coronavirus cases and expectations of more Chinese stimulus to offset the economic impact of the epidemic, while the Japanese yen nursed heavy losses after suffering its steepest drop in six months.

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UK to send an evacuation flight for Britons to depart Tokyo on Friday

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday that the government has arranged an evacuation flight for British nationals on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship to depart Tokyo on Friday.

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Trump names U.S. envoy to Germany acting director of national intelligence

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a strong supporter of his policies, to be acting director of national intelligence.

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China reports drop in coronavirus cases; scientists warn virus may spread easily

China reported a dramatic drop in new cases in the province at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, while scientists reported the new virus may spread even more easily than previously believed.

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Haiti political morass fuels growing crisis of hunger, malnutrition

Farmhand Celavi Belor has lost so much weight over the past year his clothes hang limply off his angular frame.

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German police confirm eight dead in shootings near Frankfurt

Eight people were killed on Wednesday in two shooting incidents in the western German city of Hanau, police said.

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U.S. economy to dodge coronavirus blow, but risks to downside: Reuters poll

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China on U.S. economic growth will be negligible and short-lived, according to economists in a Reuters poll who nonetheless now say risks to their forecasts are skewed more to the downside.