Exclusive: China's internal security force on frontlines of Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Officers from China’s top internal security force – the People’s Armed Police – joined Hong Kong police on the frontlines to observe anti-government protests that peaked last year, according to a senior foreign diplomat and an opposition politician. Hong Kong police took PAP officers to monitor the protesters and their tactics as part of a wider […]

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Chinese students flock home as coronavirus shuts Western campuses

SHENZHEN, China/BEIJING (Reuters) – Packed onto a plane full of fellow Chinese students heading home from the United States, 20-year-old Harvard University undergraduate Roger Zhang wore goggles to ward off the coronavirus for hours until they became just too uncomfortable. Zhang is among tens of thousands of overseas Chinese students making the journey back to China, where the coronavirus emerged […]

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Coronavirus: Immune system’s response to COVID-19 mapped for the first time

Scientists in Australia say they have for the first time mapped how the body’s immune system responds to coronavirus, an important step in the possible creation of an effective vaccine. Researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne were able to test blood samples at four different time points in an otherwise healthy woman in her […]

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Sicko who strangled backpacker Grace Millane and dumped body appeals conviction

The man who murdered Brit backpacker Grace Millane on a Tinder date before stuffing her body in a suitcase is appealing his murder conviction. The 28-year-old killer, who tried to claim Grace died during 'rough sex', has hired a new lawyer as he refuses to accept the conviction and life sentence for the horrific murder, the Mirror reports. The brute, […]

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Malaysia starts two-week isolation to rein in coronavirus

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia went into a two-week partial lockdown on Wednesday after coronavirus infections in the country spiked to the highest in Southeast Asia, with some buyers rushing to supermarkets to stock up on essentials like instant noodles. Malaysia and the Philippines, which has quarantined about half its 107 million population, have imposed the toughest restrictions on movements […]

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Families to be forced to say goodbye to relatives dying of coronavirus on Skype

Heartbroken Brits dealing with the sudden shock of the impending death of a loved-one from coronavirus may be cruelly forced to use Skype to say their last goodbyes. Family members may be blocked from seeing their relatives or even entering the area where they are gasping their last breaths as the deadly virus sweeps the nation. Under-pressure NHS bosses are […]

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South Africa quarantines cruise liner over suspected coronavirus case

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa is holding the cruise liner MV AidAmira and a cargo vessel off Cape Town after a crew member on board one of the ships showed signs of the coronavirus, national ports operator Transnet said on Tuesday. On Sunday President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a state of disaster and implemented urgent measures including travel bans to […]

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