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Asia virus latest: China epicentre starts to reopen, security talks off
Asia virus latest: China epicentre starts to reopen, security talks off

Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on Saturday after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. People are now allowed to enter Wuhan but not leave. A top Asian security conference that gathers defence ministers -- including from the US and China -- and senior military officials was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Drop in consumer confidence sends US stocks lower again
Drop in consumer confidence sends US stocks lower again

A closely watched survey finds US consumer confidence at the lowest level in three years.

New York City hospitals are 11 days from running out of space as the number of new coronavirus cases explodes
New York City hospitals are 11 days from running out of space as the number of new coronavirus cases explodes

"If it peaks early next week, we're OK," Dr. Mark Jarrett told Business Insider. "If it's two weeks from now, we'll have a problem."

Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow
Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow

The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown as Nigeria tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Local authorities in the economic hub, where some 20 million souls are packed together tightly together, have stopped short of ordering a total lockdown.

Social Security recipients to get checks under coronavirus stimulus bill. Here
Social Security recipients to get checks under coronavirus stimulus bill. Here's how

People who receive Social Security benefits are still eligible without having filed a tax return.

IMF Sees Significant Cut in Sub-Saharan Africa Growth Over Virus

(Bloomberg) -- The International Monetary Fund will slash its projection for economic growth for one of the world's fastest expanding regions due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.A "very significant downward revision" of sub-Saharan Africa's growth forecast is inevitable as the pandemic curbs global

Panama imposes full-day curfew, Guatemala extends state of emergency

Panama's government said on Tuesday it would widen a curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus and require people to be in quarantine at all hours beginning on Wednesday, as the number of cases again jumped and two more people died. Panama's health minister said the Central American country

Elon Musk is showering Bernie Sanders with memes since his own favorite Democratic candidate Andrew Yang dropped out of the race
Elon Musk is showering Bernie Sanders with memes since his own favorite Democratic candidate Andrew Yang dropped out of the race

Musk has not openly endorsed Sanders and the memes give little insight into whether he supports the Vermont senator.

Nine killed in Mexico shootout with police
Nine killed in Mexico shootout with police

Nine people were killed in a bloody confrontation Friday in western Mexico between a criminal gang and agents investigating a suspected kidnapping, officials said. The dead included two officers and six people believed to have been held captive in a house in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco state, the state prosecutor's office said. Jalisco has been hard-hit by violence linked to organized crime, particularly the powerful Jalisco New Generation drug cartel.

Joe Biden is crushing Bernie Sanders by 16 points in national polling after the best week of his candidacy
Joe Biden is crushing Bernie Sanders by 16 points in national polling after the best week of his candidacy

Biden's boost comes after he dominated in South Carolina and the Super Tuesday contests and won endorsements from three top former candidates.

At Least 32 Afghans Killed, 58 Wounded in Attack on Ceremony

(Bloomberg) -- Gunmen killed at least 32 people in an attack on a memorial ceremony for slain Shia leader Abdul Ali Mazari in Kabul in the first major assault on the capital since the U.S. signed a peace deal with the Taliban.Key political leaders including Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah escaped the

DNC raises debate requirements, excluding Tulsi Gabbard
DNC raises debate requirements, excluding Tulsi Gabbard

Candidates must have at least 20% of the total number of pledged delegates ahead of the debate, meaning only Biden and Sanders will be on stage.

A group photo of all the 2020 female Democratic presidential candidates is going viral now that Elizabeth Warren has dropped out
A group photo of all the 2020 female Democratic presidential candidates is going viral now that Elizabeth Warren has dropped out

The photo taken by Annie Leibovitz features Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, and Kirsten Gillibrand high-fiving.


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