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Epidemic response group says starts work on 3 possible China virus vaccines

Epidemic response group says starts work on 3 possible China virus vaccines

Three separate research teams are to start work on developing potential vaccines against the new coronavirus that is causing a disease epidemic in China, a global coalition set up to fight diseases said on Thursday.

Singapore confirms first case of new China virus, another likely

Singapore confirms first case of new China virus, another likely

Singapore on Thursday confirmed its first case of a new strain of coronavirus that has killed 17 and infected more than 630 people in China, the health ministry said.

Wuhan urges people to stay away in bid to contain China virus

Wuhan urges people to stay away in bid to contain China virus

The Chinese city at the centre of the fight against a Sars-like virus outbreak has told people to stay away, cancelling major Lunar New Year events as medical staff handled patients in full-body protective suits and officials used fever scanners to screen travellers.

Bangladesh tears down building seen as symbol of corruption

Bangladesh tears down building seen as symbol of corruption

Bangladesh authorities yesterday began tearing down the headquarters of a powerful garment lobby long viewed as a symbol of corruption in a move hailed as a victory for the environmental movement.

Cambodian opposition leader admits US funding

Cambodian opposition leader admits US funding

Cambodia’s opposition leader admitted in a 2013 video clip played in court yesterday to receiving funding and advice from unspecified Americans but denied trying to overthrow the government of strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Murder accused is elected Nepal parliament speaker

Murder accused is elected Nepal parliament speaker

A former Maoist leader accused of ordering a man’s death during Nepal’s civil war is set to become the speaker of the parliament, officials confirmed yesterday, sparking criticism from rights activists.

PM: Pakistan will not become part of any conflict

PM: Pakistan will not become part of any conflict

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again categorically stated that Pakistan will not become part of any conflict in future rather will be partner in peace.

Bolsonaro: no more media interviews

Bolsonaro: no more media interviews

A frequent and fiery critic of Brazil’s media, President Jair Bolsonaro declared yesterday he would no longer speak to journalists.

Democrats to make case against Trump at trial

Democrats to make case against Trump at trial

Democrats were to present opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump yesterday after a day of strict party line votes on ground rules that foreshadowed the president’s likely acquittal.

SC refuses to block new citizenship law for now

SC refuses to block new citizenship law for now

The Supreme Court declined calls to suspend the implementation of a new citizenship law yesterday, deciding that a constitutional bench of five judges was needed to hear all the challenges to legislation that critics say discriminates against Muslims.

Airport bomb suspect surrenders, is arrested

Airport bomb suspect surrenders, is arrested

A man who claimed to have planted a bomb at the Mangaluru airport surrendered yesterday, police said.

Prince Charles sounds climate alarm

Prince Charles sounds climate alarm

Britain’s Prince Charles yesterday told business leaders at the Davos economic forum that wealth was of no use if it doesn’t help tackle climate change, as he met Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg and warned over the perils of global warming and environmental damage.

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