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A passenger is seen inside a bus as a second group of passengers from the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship disembark in Yokohama Port, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Coronavirus fears spread to South Korea on Thursday where the mayor of the country's fourth-largest city urged residents to stay indoors after a spike in infections linked to a church congregation, while China reported a sharp drop in new cases.

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain at an earlier appearance on January 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday.

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Police officers secure an area after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020.     REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A gunman suspected of shooting nine people dead at two shisha bars in a southwestern German city has been found dead at his home, police said on Thursday.

Environment2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Flames from a bushfire burn in the early morning hours in Bredbo, New South Wales, Australia, February 2, 2020.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Australia will hold a wide-ranging enquiry into the causes of recent bushfires that killed 33 people and razed an area the size of South Korea, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.

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A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Campaigning officially ended on Thursday for Iran's parliamentary election, state media said, a day before a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the Islamic republic

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Police in Panama seized five tons of drugs on Wednesday that were transported aboard a semi-submersible boat in the northwest of the country, the National Aeronaval Service said.

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Food is served in a program for undernourished children at St. Luke Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 29, 2020. Picture taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl

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

World News7 hours ago

Members of the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police (FAES) stop people during a night patrol, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela September 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.

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A damaged container is seen at Tripoli port after an attack, Libya February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.

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Ayse Bugra, wife of Osman Kavala, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, leaves the restaurant after learning that Istanbul prosecutor's office demanded the detention of her husband, in Silivri, near Istanbul, Turkey, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey's judiciary drew international criticism on Wednesday after a prominent businessman was re-arrested over charges related to a failed 2016 military coup, hours after being acquitted over his alleged role in landmark protests in 2013.

World News26 minutes ago

Passengers wait for transportation after leaving the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China and a cruise ship in Japan hit by the new coronavirus.

World News26 minutes ago

A woman wearing face mask is seen in Qibao, an old river town on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 19, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

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.

World News39 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A HNA Group logo is seen on the building of HNA Plaza in Beijing, China February 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

China plans to take over HNA Group Co and sell off its airline assets as the coronavirus outbreak has hit the conglomerate's ability to meet financial obligations, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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A police officer secures an area after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020.     REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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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People wearing snow goggles and face masks are seen on a street, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing's central business district, China February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

China reported a dramatic drop in coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned it may spread even more easily than previously believed.

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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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FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto attends a flag-raising ceremony honouring the victims of the September 1985 and 2017 earthquakes at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Mexican law enforcement authorities are investigating a former president, Enrique Pena Nieto, as part of an inquiry into corruption, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

World News2 hours ago

Workers load luggage into a bus as a second group of passengers from the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship disembark in Yokohama Port, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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.

World News2 hours ago

A passenger from the cruise ship Diamond Princess arrives at a newly-built public housing Chun Yeung Estate for quarantine, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, at Fo Tan in Hong Kong, China February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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.

World News2 hours ago

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.

World News26 minutes ago

A passenger is seen inside a bus as a second group of passengers from the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship disembark in Yokohama Port, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Coronavirus fears spread to South Korea on Thursday where the mayor of the country's fourth-largest city urged residents to stay indoors after a spike in infections linked to a church congregation, while China reported a sharp drop in new cases.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain at an earlier appearance on January 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday.

World News21 minutes ago

Police officers secure an area after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020.     REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A gunman suspected of shooting nine people dead at two shisha bars in a southwestern German city has been found dead at his home, police said on Thursday.

Environment2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Flames from a bushfire burn in the early morning hours in Bredbo, New South Wales, Australia, February 2, 2020.  REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Australia will hold a wide-ranging enquiry into the causes of recent bushfires that killed 33 people and razed an area the size of South Korea, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.

World News26 minutes ago

A man looks on parliamentary election campaign posters in Tehran, Iran February 19, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Campaigning officially ended on Thursday for Iran's parliamentary election, state media said, a day before a vote seen as a litmus test of the popularity of the Islamic republic

World News4 hours ago

Police in Panama seized five tons of drugs on Wednesday that were transported aboard a semi-submersible boat in the northwest of the country, the National Aeronaval Service said.

World News33 minutes ago

Food is served in a program for undernourished children at St. Luke Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 29, 2020. Picture taken January 29, 2020. REUTERS/Valerie Baeriswyl

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

World News7 hours ago

Members of the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police (FAES) stop people during a night patrol, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela September 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.

World News7 hours ago

A damaged container is seen at Tripoli port after an attack, Libya February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as eastern forces continue to shell the capital.

World News9 hours ago

Ayse Bugra, wife of Osman Kavala, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, leaves the restaurant after learning that Istanbul prosecutor's office demanded the detention of her husband, in Silivri, near Istanbul, Turkey, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey's judiciary drew international criticism on Wednesday after a prominent businessman was re-arrested over charges related to a failed 2016 military coup, hours after being acquitted over his alleged role in landmark protests in 2013.

World News26 minutes ago

Passengers wait for transportation after leaving the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship docked at Yokohama Port, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China and a cruise ship in Japan hit by the new coronavirus.

World News26 minutes ago

A woman wearing face mask is seen in Qibao, an old river town on the outskirts of Shanghai, China, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, February 19, 2020.  REUTERS/Aly Song

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.

World News39 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A HNA Group logo is seen on the building of HNA Plaza in Beijing, China February 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

China plans to take over HNA Group Co and sell off its airline assets as the coronavirus outbreak has hit the conglomerate's ability to meet financial obligations, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

World Newsan hour ago

A police officer secures an area after a shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt, Germany, February 20, 2020.     REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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

World Newsan hour ago

People wearing snow goggles and face masks are seen on a street, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the novel coronavirus, in Beijing's central business district, China February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

China reported a dramatic drop in coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned it may spread even more easily than previously believed.

World News2 hours ago

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.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto attends a flag-raising ceremony honouring the victims of the September 1985 and 2017 earthquakes at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Mexican law enforcement authorities are investigating a former president, Enrique Pena Nieto, as part of an inquiry into corruption, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

World News2 hours ago

Workers load luggage into a bus as a second group of passengers from the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship disembark in Yokohama Port, south of Tokyo, Japan, February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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.

World News2 hours ago

A passenger from the cruise ship Diamond Princess arrives at a newly-built public housing Chun Yeung Estate for quarantine, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, at Fo Tan in Hong Kong, China February 20, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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.

World News2 hours ago

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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