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World Media 'Superspreader' in South Korea infects almost 40 people with coronavirus
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Lee denounced the coronavirus as a "devil's deed" to curb the growth of his church, which extols Lee as a prophet-like figure who can decode hidden meanings from the Bible before a coming apocalypse. That means that 41% of all cases in the country are linked to the Shincheonji Church. Shincheonji, which claims 200,000 followers in South Korea , said it closed all of its 74 churches around the nation and told members to instead watch its services on YouTube.

World Media USA announces sanctions on Russian oil firm for supporting Venezuela's Maduro
Author: 0 USA announces sanctions on Russian oil firm for supporting Venezuela's Maduro

The US Treasury Department on Tuesday enforced sanctions on Rosneft Trading SA, the Geneva-based trading system of Rosneft, as Washington targeted Moscow over its support of Maduro's federal government. In India, refiner Reliance Industries RELI.NS said it was assessing the impact of the sanction. Nayara Energy said in a statement it complies with all relevant and applicable USA sanctions and "we reaffirm our commitment to this position following the recent announcements".

World Media Trump expected to name Richard Grenell as acting head of intelligence
Author: 0 Trump expected to name Richard Grenell as acting head of intelligence

Grenell, a vocal supporter of Trump's policies, replaces Joseph Maguire , who has served as acting DNI since August. Grenell was named acting director of national intelligence, a temporary status, which means he will not face a Senate confirmation process unless Trump puts him forward for a permanent position.

World Media Trump goes on clemency spree, and the list is long
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They included Rod Blagojevich , the former IL governor who was convicted on corruption charges in 2011 related to trying to sell then-President Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat, and Bernie Kerik , the former NY police commissioner jailed on eight charges, including tax fraud.

World Media Australians stranded on Diamond Princess to be evacuated
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There were more than 2,200 passengers and crew on the ship when it docked in Sihanoukville, many of whom have now dispersed around the globe. Two U.S. According to the Japanese health ministry, at least 55 Americans on the ship were infected with the coronavirus. "We are providing our kababayans with appropriate health services and daily physical and psychosocial activities to keep them comfortable during the 14-day quarantine process", she said, quoting Duque.

World Media Airbus 'deeply regrets' United States tariff hike to 15 percent
Author: 0 Airbus 'deeply regrets' United States tariff hike to 15 percent

Yesterday's decision to hike tariffs to 15 per cent from March 18 "further escalates trade tensions between the U.S. and the EU", the company said in a statement . This comes as a set back for the European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, as they consider the hike illegal. It also said it hoped Washington would change its position once the World Trade Organization (WTO) authorises the European Union to impose tariffs on Boeing aircraft, including the 737 Max, 787 and 777 aircraft in May or ...

World Media Justice chief Barr blasts Trump for making job 'impossible'
Author: 0 Justice chief Barr blasts Trump for making job 'impossible'

Fox Information reported on Wednesday that the forewoman of the Stone jury was an anti-Trump Democratic activist . Republican lawmakers, who almost all voted to acquit Trump of impeachment charges, offered muted criticism of the president but shrugged off suggestions they should investigate whether his political concerns were influencing law enforcement.

World Media United Nations names global companies linked to Israeli settlements
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Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights has officially chose to endorse anti-Semitic BDS by issuing a defamatory list of companies it claims are supposedly involved in 'settlement activity, '" said Anne Herzberg, legal adviser for NGO Monitor, an Israeli advocacy group that is highly critical of the U.N.

World Media Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Try To Find The Funny In Roger Stone
Author: 0 Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Try To Find The Funny In Roger Stone

On Monday, prosecutors recommended to a federal judge that Stone, 67, be sentenced to a prison term of seven to nine years , based on the government's assessment of his conduct under federal sentencing guidelines. And after the decision was announced, he posted a barrage of tweets attacking both the prosecutors and US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who will sentence Stone.

World Media Siba the Standard Poodle Wins 'Best in Show' at Westminster Kennel Club
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Monday brought the first night of group competition at Madison Square Garden in NY, with winners in the toy, non-sporting, herding and hound groups. Siba the Standard Poodle was named Best in Show at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show , putting the Standard Poodle into elite company as one of only four breeds with five or more wins in the annual competition.

World Media PH ends Visiting Forces Agreement with the U.S.
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We remain committed to the friendship between our two peoples", the consulate added. Still, he added that the "contradictions between Manila and Washington may intensify". Ronald Dela Rosa, whose U.S. visa was reportedly cancelled. Leila de Lima, whom he has accused of involvement in illegal drugs. The American Senate also passed a resolution in January seeking to deny U.S.

World Media Paul Quinn murder: Breege Quinn speaks with Mary Lou McDonald
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Before getting the results, here is a selection of the best pictures from this voting day. Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar is facing a hard battle to hang on to power, with recent polls putting his party in third place. Both Varadkar and Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin , a 59-year-old former teacher, are convinced that they will not form a coalition with Sinn Fein.

World Media Republican Senators Seek Hunter Biden's Travel Records
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Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Ron. "We write to request information about whether Hunter Biden used government-sponsored travel to help conduct private business", the senators wrote to Secret Service Director James M.

World Media Academy announces how it will remember Kobe Bryant at the Oscars
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Sejkora reportedly deleted the post after an hour, telling KGW8 it was a "visceral reaction" to reports of Bryant's death posted quickly before receiving "additional information". I mean, you are definitely set to a higher standard. Sejkora, the high school principal, said in a message to families Monday that she wanted "to apologize for suggesting that a person's death is deserved".

World Media Watch Vampire Weekend cover Thin Lizzy at a Bernie Sanders rally
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Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign also claimed a win in Iowa, citing its own unverified numbers. And we just had an excellent night tonight in Iowa. "This is the most euphoric I have ever been to support the candidate", Judd told the rapt crowd, after mentioning that she had been politically engaged since the '90s.

World Media China accuses Pompeo of 'slander' over Xinjiang comments
Author: 0 China accuses Pompeo of 'slander' over Xinjiang comments

With the exception of Kyrgyzstan (which was rated as having a "problematic" press freedom situation), in its latest World Press Freedom Index , Reporters Without Borders slotted Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan , and Tajikistan into the "bad" category and Turkmenistan into "very bad".

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Author: 0 "Classified Material In Manuscript, Can't Publish": White House To John Bolton

Mr McConnell convened a closed-door meeting of his party's senators shortly after Mr Trump's legal team made its closing arguments in the trial on Tuesday . Engel said Bolton suggested to him in a September 23 phone call that the panel should look into Trump's removal last May of Marie Yovanovitch as American ambassador to Ukraine, a pivotal event in the Ukraine matter.

World Media First case of coronavirus confirmed in Germany
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The figures reported on the past two stated that the death toll was 81, whilse the number of confirmed cases increased from 2,835 on Monday to 4,515 on Tuesday, according to the National Health Commission. The experts urged both travelers and their physicians to take precautions if an upper respiratory illness and fever follow a recent trip to China. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

World Media Second positive case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in Toronto
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Today, Dr. David Williams, Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced Ontario's first presumptive confirmed case of Wuhan novel coronavirus in Toronto . On Thursday, January 23, 2020, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre admitted a patient brought in by paramedics who presented with fever and respiratory symptoms.

World Media What is happening inside coronavirus epicentre Wuhan?, World News
Author: 0 What is happening inside coronavirus epicentre Wuhan?, World News

China has extended the Lunar New Year holiday to help contain the virus, now spreading around the world. According to the Indian Ministry of Tourism, China is India's 8th largest source of foreign visitors. The overall number of confirmed cases in China is 2,744 while more than 300 are critically ill. Investors are anxious about the impact on travel, tourism and broader economic activity.

World Media Greta Thunberg joins climate strike on last day in Davos
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Thunberg has also been the target of President Donald Trump , who made fun of the teen activist on Twitter. "I'm not going to criticize anyone who's bringing their energy and voice. Before the post was deleted, Linton had received a deluge of comments thanking her for "standing up" to the Trump administration and critics of climate change reforms.

World Media Bodies Of Three Children Discovered At House In Newcastle In Dublin
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They have been named as Conor ( 9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) McGinley. The bodies of the three children have since been removed to the city morgue. Irish police are awaiting the results of post-mortem examinations after the bodies of three children were found at a house in Newcastle, County Dublin.

World Media New Chinese Virus Not Yet A Global Health Emergency
Author: 0 New Chinese Virus Not Yet A Global Health Emergency

There are now no reported cases in the United Kingdom, but yesterday Heathrow took precautions to segregate Chinese arrivals from the rest of the airport passenger flow. The four cities include Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, and the nearby cities of Huanggang, Ezhou, and Chiba. It did not give further details.

World Media Prince Charles denies snubbing US Vice President Mike Pence by avoiding handshake
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Charles, 71, then approaches Pence, briefly looks at him, but moves on without shaking the United States vice-president's hand and greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . The Prince did not appear to make an effort to approach Pence and his wife, Karen. The gathering, at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, focused on the unity among World War II allies as they battled Germany, with speeches by Putin, Prince Charles , and French President Emmanuel Macron ."It's ...

World Media Tick tock tick tock: Doomsday Clock nears midnight
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The time on their so-called Doomsday Clock has been moved backwards and forwards over the years as a metaphor for how close to catastrophe we are. In addition it said that climate change that could devastate the planet is undeniably happening while for a variety of reasons - including a corrupted and manipulated media environment - many democratic governments and other institutions that should be working to address these threats have failed to act.

World Media Abandoned husky with ‘weird’ eyes finally finds its forever home
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Jubilee is a 4-year-old husky who had been at Husky House in New Jersey for a long time. The animal shelter, Husky House, said they had also had trouble finding a home for Jubilee over the years. Other than that, the dog is perfectly healthy. "She attended adoption events and people would snicker and we could hear them comment about her looks", they wrote on Facebook.

World Media Anti-government protests escalate in Lebanon
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Lebanese politicians have failed to agree on a new government or economic rescue plan since Saad al-Hariri quit as prime minister in October , prompted by the protests which have been fuelled by outrage at rampant state corruption and bad governance.

World Media Chinese officials confirm 17 new cases of coronavirus
Author: 0 Chinese officials confirm 17 new cases of coronavirus

VOA's Mandarin service spoke to three passengers who described the process: An airline crewmember distributed forms seeking basic information, such as personal information and whether they had been to Wuhan . If the reported infections are confirmed, they would be the first cases of the disease in the mainland outside Wuhan . There are fears that the mysterious respiratory virus in China could make its way to the United Kingdom, amid global fears over its spread.

World Media Khamenei to lead Friday prayers amid Iran tumult
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They are meant to be a show of support for Iran's armed forces and Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei said Iran's enemies had seized on the plane tragedy in a bid to undermine the Islamic republic. "Resistance must continue until the region is completely freed from the enemy's tyranny", Khamenei said, in a reference to the United States that renewed his call for US troops to leave neighbouring Iraq and the wider Middle East.

World Media Sahel leaders honour French troops before anti-terror summit
Author: 0 Sahel leaders honour French troops before anti-terror summit

Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the special representative and head of the United Nations Office for West Africa , told the body's Security Council last week that attacks in the region have increased at a rapid pace in recent years. " France needed to raise the stakes and stage a spectacle to show that its troops are deployed at the request of the African governments", said Judd Devermont, director of the Africa programme at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

World Media Biden:
Author: 0 Biden: "I would leave troops in the Middle East"

Other US allies in the ME including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt are also silent as they fully understand the ultimate outcome of war for which simple example is 2% loss in share value of ARAMCO (losing US$ 200 Billion) after the killing incident.

World Media Iraq demands mechanism from U.S. on troop pullout
Author: 0 Iraq demands mechanism from U.S. on troop pullout

The State Department warned that Iraq's access to its main account at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY could be shut off if the Iraqi government asks American troops to leave, Iraqi officials told the Wall Street Journal . "All enemies should know that the jihad of resistance will continue with a doubled motivation, and a definite victory awaits the fighters in the holy war", Khamenei had said earlier.

World Media Iowa poll: Klobuchar stuck behind top Democratic contenders
Author: 0 Iowa poll: Klobuchar stuck behind top Democratic contenders

No other candidate, including MA senator Elizabeth Warren (9%), former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey senator Cory Booker (both 4%), returned better than single-digit support. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. "To the extent that New Hampshire voters could take some cues from Iowa, it's also worth keeping an eye on lower-polling candidates like Klobuchar if any of the leading contenders stumble in the earlier Iowa ...

World Media Iran launches missiles vs. US forces in Iraq, Pentagon confirms
Author: 0 Iran launches missiles vs. US forces in Iraq, Pentagon confirms

Gen. Qassem Soleimani on January in Baghdad. Her Democratic House colleague Eliot Engel, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN however the attacks "could very well" mean that the USA was at war. Iran's missile launch - January 8 in Iraq, late January 7 in the USA - was said to be in retaliation for Washington's targeted killing of Iran's top militia commander, Maj.

World Media Germany seeks crisis meeting of European Union foreign ministers
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Iran has vowed to inflict "harsh revenge" on the US after its politicians dramatically opened parliament chanting "death to America" in response to "a declaration of war". Germany's foreign minister said Sunday that he has proposed bringing forward a regular meeting with counterparts from other European Union countries to the coming week amid escalating tensions in the Middle East.

World Media Science can help you stick to your New Year's resolutions
Author: 0 Science can help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

But almost 90 per cent of people fail in their resolutions before the end of January. All are excellent goals , but often we don't make progress as quickly as we expected on our resolutions and end up falling back into the bad habits we were trying to address.

World Media Hong Kong protesters pepper sprayed by cops in shopping mall
Author: 0 Hong Kong protesters pepper sprayed by cops in shopping mall

Shortly before the final day of 2019 drew to a close, police used water cannon to disperse protesters in the same area while, in nearby Prince Edward neighbourhood, officers arrested several protesters staging a candlelight vigil. Chinese President Xi Jinping extended his best wishes to Hong Kong residents in a speech carried by state television. Sheung Shui, which is just over the border from the Chinese city of Shenzhen, is popular with so-called parallel traders who buy large volumes of ...

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