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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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‘Just the beginning,’ activists say after cheering Harvey Weinstein guilty verdict

February 25, 2020 3:18:57 pm

After Harvey Weinstein was taken to jail in handcuffs, advocates promised a renewed push for changes in the law that would allow more victims of sex crimes to have their day in court.

After coronavirus outbreak, China bans trade and consumption of wild animals

February 25, 2020 3:10:03 pm

The announcement comes after an initial suspension of the trade and consumption of wildlife in January.

Bernie Sanders says he’ll attract a wave of new voters. It hasn’t happened

February 25, 2020 3:03:19 pm

Bernie Sanders has so far prevailed by expanding his appeal among traditional Democratic voters, not by driving record turnout.

China sentences Swedish bookseller Gui to 10 years in jail

February 25, 2020 1:59:05 pm

China said it detained Gui on suspicion of illegally providing state secrets and intelligence to overseas parties and endangering state security, according to a Feb. 10 report by the state-run Xinhua news agency that cited police.

Girl carrying AR-15 assault rifle in Idaho legislative hearing

A 11-year-old attended a legislative hearing in the US carrying a loaded AR-15 rifle

February 25, 2020 1:47:48 pm

Charles Nielsen addressed the committee as his 11-year-old granddaughter Bailey Nielsen stood at his side with the weapon slung over her right shoulder, but did not say anything.

As fears of a pandemic mount, WHO says world is not ready

As fears of a pandemic mount, WHO says world is not ready

February 25, 2020 10:05:53 am

Coronavirus has already killed more than 2,500 people in China, mostly in Hubei province, where the outbreak began in December, and infected more than 77,000 people.

After a Four Seasons breakfast, Harvey Weinstein heads to dank New York jail

After a Four Seasons breakfast, Harvey Weinstein heads to dank New York jail

February 25, 2020 7:44:22 am

"It's not the cleanest," Malissa Allen, a mental health counselor who has treated inmates at the infirmary, said in an interview. "It's a very old jail. A lot of people complain about the smell. It has the old basement smell."

Katherine Johnson, mathematician who broke barriers at NASA, dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, mathematician who broke barriers at NASA, dies at 101

February 25, 2020 7:36:14 am

Katherine Johnson was one of several hundred rigorously educated, supremely capable yet largely unheralded women who, well before the modern feminist movement, worked as NASA mathematicians.

White House readying emergency coronavirus budget request

White House readying emergency coronavirus budget request

February 25, 2020 7:30:53 am

The White House is readying an urgent budget request to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak whose rapid spread is spooking financial markets and restricting international travel.

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Dow Jones sheds 800 points as pandemic fears grip Wall Street

February 24, 2020 11:09:55 pm

All of the Dow's 30 blue-chip members, as well as the 11 major S&P sectors were in the red. Technology stocks dropped 3.1% and were the biggest drag on the benchmark index. Defensive utilities and real estate posted the smallest declines.

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo movement

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo movement

February 25, 2020 8:12:07 am

The verdict offered a measure of justice to the dozens of women who had come forward with similar allegations against Weinstein.

In coronavirus fight, China sidelines an ally: its own people

China’s virus-hit Wuhan revokes order to partially ease lockdown; Death toll reaches 2,592

February 24, 2020 6:39:18 pm

China locked down Wuhan city on January 23, followed by the entire Hubei province with over 50 million people. Wuhan is the provincial capital of Hubei. Over 18 cities in the province have been sealed.

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UN chief issues 7-point ‘call to action’ on human rights

February 24, 2020 6:14:24 pm

Guterres also spoke out against rising racism, white supremacy and extremism, and lamented violence against women and girls ``as the world's most pervasive human rights abuse.'

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Afghanistan confirms first coronavirus case in province bordering Iran

February 24, 2020 5:36:50 pm

Dozens of cases of the virus, which originated in the central Chinese province of Hubei in December, have been confirmed in Iran where 12 people have died, the highest death toll outside of China.

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Iraq reports its first coronavirus case

February 24, 2020 5:17:13 pm

Fears of a coronavirus pandemic grew on Monday after sharp rises in new cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea.

Donald Trump announces $3-billion deal with India: ‘Some of the most feared military equipment’

Donald Trump in India: How international media covered the US President’s visit

February 24, 2020 9:47:55 pm

After the Ahmedabad events, Trump will visit the Taj Mahal on Monday. On Tuesday, he is expected to sign a slew of MoUs, when he will meet PM Modi in Delhi's Hyderabad House.

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Malaysia’s PM Mahathir Mohamad resigns amid talk of forming new governing council

February 24, 2020 2:16:25 pm

The fate of Malaysia's ruling coalition had been in doubt after weekend talks between some of its members and opposition groups on forming a new government that would exclude Mahathir's anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim.

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3,000 camels were evacuated from Libya’s capital and had to trek 45 km

February 24, 2020 1:46:04 pm

As the camels were being herded along the road, some onlookers made fun of the government, saying it was bringing in camels as a substitute form of transport because of the lack of petrol.

South Korean cases jump, China counts 150 more virus deaths

South Korean cases jump, China counts 150 more coronavirus deaths

February 24, 2020 10:10:57 am

China on Monday reported 409 new cases, raising the mainland's total to 77,150 after a zigzag pattern of increases in recent days.

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China’s Xi Jinping sounds alarm over coronavirus outbreak at party’s doorstep

February 24, 2020 9:54:27 am

Xi’s remarks came as part of an extensive briefing on the government’s efforts to fight the outbreak, which he described as the most difficult such episode since the Communist Party came to power 70 years ago.