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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:20:12 -0500

Amid uncertainty over the question of whether to call witnesses in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, his legal team wrapped up its opening arguments on Tuesday with an appeal for a quick acquittal.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:15:37 -0500

Asian shares rose on Wednesday as better-than-expected Apple Inc earnings drove some regional tech gains although broader confidence was capped by worries about the economic impact of China's virus outbreak.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:09:58 -0500

The death toll from a new coronavirus in China rose sharply to 132 on Wednesday with nearly 1,500 new cases, heaping pressure on Beijing to control the disease as U.S. officials said the White House was weighing whether to suspend all flights to the country.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:09:58 -0500

A team of scientists in Australia said on Wednesday they have successfully developed a lab-grown version of coronavirus, the first to be recreated outside of China, in a breakthrough that could help combat the global spread of the illness.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:08:13 -0500

The United States warned against travel to China on Monday and Canada issued a more narrow travel warning as the death toll from the spreading coronavirus passed 100, with tens of millions stranded during the biggest holiday of the year and global markets rattled.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:59:48 -0500

President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China was sure of defeating a "devil" coronavirus that has killed 106 people, but international alarm was rising as the outbreak spread across the world.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:59:17 -0500

When U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden went to an Iowa university to campaign this week, one thing was in short supply: students who support him.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:57:45 -0500

A drug store in Beijing will be fined 3 million yuan ($434,530) for hiking the price of face masks by almost six times the online price amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Beijing municipal market regulator said on Wednesday.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:57:43 -0500

Australia will help some citizens leave Hubei province in China, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, and quarantine them on Christmas Island, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday following a briefing by the Chinese government.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:46:45 -0500

Malaysia's health ministry said on Wednesday three more people had been infected with the new coronavirus, taking the total to seven, all of whom are Chinese citizens.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:33:09 -0500

A major earthquake struck south of Cuba on Tuesday, sending shockwaves as far as Miami and sparking panic in the Cayman Islands where it ripped open sinkholes, but did not do serious damage to people or property, initial reports said.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:32:21 -0500

The White House on Tuesday opted not to suspend flights from China to the United States as it discussed ways to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:32:09 -0500

A chartered plane carrying 206 Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of China's coronavirus outbreak, arrived at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Wednesday, as the death toll from the new strain rose to 132.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:21:04 -0500

The sale of a small gold project in Australia has been delayed after a member of the Hong Kong-based buyer's family showed symptoms of coronavirus, leading to the whole family being quarantined, the vendor said on Wednesday.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:18:56 -0500

Renault's Tuesday named Luca de Meo, the former head of Volkswagen's Seat brand, as its next chief executive, as the car maker looks to draw a line under a year of turmoil by finalizing a long-awaited management shake-up.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:16:21 -0500

Canada has identified only three cases of the new coronavirus so far, but there are fears a more serious outbreak could stoke anti-Asian sentiment in scenes reminiscent of the SARS epidemic that killed dozens in the Toronto area in the early 2000s.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:31:46 -0500

The iPhone is back. But Apple is girding for more disruptions in virus-hit China.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:26:43 -0500

President Donald Trump's lawyers wrapped up their arguments in his impeachment trial on Tuesday with a plea for acquittal, and sought to marginalize former national security adviser John Bolton's explosive allegations as "inadmissible".

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:21:44 -0500

China's National Health Commission said on Wednesday the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in the country had risen to 132 as of end-Tuesday, with another 1,459 new cases confirmed.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 19:16:48 -0500

Kobe Bryant's high school basketball coach said he lost a hero when the former NBA superstar was killed in a helicopter crash, one of the tributes that continued to pour in on Tuesday while investigators sifted through the wreckage looking for clues.

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