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A tourist wearing a mask pauses for photos with the Olympic rings in the background Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in the Odaiba…
Japan's government sent a chartered flight to pick up the evacuees, most of whom resided close to the Wuhan seafood market linked to the first cases of the new virus that has infected thousands
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 11:39
FILE - A poster warning about coronavirus is seen as passengers wear masks in a departure lobby at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Jan. 27, 2020.
The tournament had been scheduled to kick off next Monday with a double-header of China against Thailand followed by Australia against Taiwan
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 08:56
There are concerns that inadequate schooling and vocational training opportunities for Rohingya youth could leave young refugees unprepared for life as adults. (Dave Grunebaum/VOA)
The children, who fled with their families from neighboring Myanmar to the camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, now attend about 1,500 learning centers run by UNICEF
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 08:09
A man wears a mask as he travels on a train Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. Japanese officials say…
China says total number of cases now over 5,900, exceeding that of 2002-03 SARS epidemic that killed 800 people worldwide
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 04:10
Singapore looks to add to its regional lead in medical technology, by adding telemedicine. (VOA News)
Singapore looks to add to its Regional lead in Medical Technology, by adding Telemedicine
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 05:57
US Calls on Beijing to Allow More Public Health Experts into China
The coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China, last month has spread to more than 18 countries, as governments work to stop it. China has a mixed record on transparency during public crises, but President Xi Jinping, in a meeting with the director of WHO, said his country is ready to work with the organization and international community. This as Washington calls on Beijing to allow more public health experts into China to help halt the spread of the virus. More from VOA's Mariama Diallo.
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Wed, 01/29/2020 - 02:15
A woman and her children, wearing face masks, arrive in Sydney Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, from a flight from Wuhan, China. China…
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said they would be quarantined on Christmas Island, home to a controversial immigration detention center
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 23:40
A policeman buys a drink as he stands guard in front of U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, as Indonesian Muslims rally in…
Jacobson was formally arrested and told he faced up to five years in prison for visiting Indonesia with the wrong visa
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 22:41
A medical official takes the body temperature of a man at the departure hall of the airport in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.
Closely monitoring or even isolating people returning to their home country could prevent the further spread of the virus
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:55
People wearing face masks walk down a deserted street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. China…
Beijing's push to expand its influence on the youthful African continent means Africans now make up the second-largest population of foreign students in China, behind those from elsewhere in Asia
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 13:04
Tedros Adhanom, director general of the World Health Organization, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Jan. 28, 2020.
US, Japan and other nations plan evacuation of their citizens from Wuhan as total number of cases nears 6,000; Hong Kong to suspend all rail and ferry service from mainland into territory
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 10:48
FILE - Men walk past an Apple logo in Beijing, China, Jan. 3, 2019.
The company has asked its suppliers, many of whom have manufacturing centers in China, to produce up to 80 million iPhones in the first half of 2020, Nikkei Asian Review reports
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 09:04
Crew from China Eastern Airlines leave the airport wearing face masks after arriving in Sydney Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on a…
Australia boost biosecurity and border checks as coronavirus spreads
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 09:09
Most Vietnamese worry about air pollution, but it's cited most highly as a concern in Hanoi, which is closer to the polluting factories of southern China.
Loan aims to help address environmental problems in a nation that has one of the world’s highest emissions rates relative to its economy
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 11:08
Thai Tourism Industry on Alert to Stop Spread of Coronavirus
Thailand has announced the 10th case of the coronavirus as government authorities say the outbreak is still under control. Meanwhile, Asian airlines such as Chinese Eastern Airline are still taking passengers home to China's epicenter in Wuhan, despite a ban on outgoing flights from the epicenter. Steve Sandford speaks to Asian tourism workers and government officials about the evolving crisis in southern Thailand in the midst of celebrations of the Chinese New Year.
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Tue, 01/28/2020 - 05:57