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China readies National Security Law to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy, allow Beijing's intelligence agencies to formally enter island city
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China readies National Security Law to strip Hong Kong of its autonomy, allow Beijing's intelligence agencies to formally enter island city

While the Chinese government broadly abided by Sino-British Joint Declaration for the first decade or so after the handover, it has, in recent years, tried to tighten its grip over the island city.

China hardens resolve to defy US, even as it speaks of cooperation; Li Keqiang calls for close trade relations
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China hardens resolve to defy US, even as it speaks of cooperation; Li Keqiang calls for close trade relations

Ignoring threats from Washington, China stripped another layer of autonomy from Hong Kong on Thursday, ploughing ahead with a plan that would ban any form of dissent deemed subversive in the territory reclaimed from Britain more than two decades ago

Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China, unworthy of special US status, says Mike Pompeo
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Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China, unworthy of special US status, says Mike Pompeo

China had undermined Hong Kong’s autonomy so fundamentally, Mike Pompeo said, that he could not support its recertification for its special pre-1997 trading status.

Hong Kong Police fires tear gas as protesters resist China's grip, launch first major demonstration after COVID-19 outbreak
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Hong Kong Police fires tear gas as protesters resist China's grip, launch first major demonstration after COVID-19 outbreak

Thousands of protesters swarmed some of Hong Kong’s busiest neighbourhoods on Sunday, singing, chanting and erecting roadblocks of torn-up bricks and debris as police repeatedly fired tear gas, pepper spray and a water cannon during the city’s largest street mobilisation in month

China moves to tighten its grip on Hong Kong with stringent anti-dissent laws; Opposition leaders lament 'end' of city-State
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China moves to tighten its grip on Hong Kong with stringent anti-dissent laws; Opposition leaders lament 'end' of city-State

China signalled on Thursday it would move forward with laws that would take aim at anti-government protests and other dissent in Hong Kong

Britain's COVID-19 toll crosses 30,000 mark as authorities begin trial of contact tracing app to contain spread of coronavirus
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Britain's COVID-19 toll crosses 30,000 mark as authorities begin trial of contact tracing app to contain spread of coronavirus

Britain on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, and infections rose sharply again in Russia, even as other nations made great strides in containing the scourge

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hong Kong movie theatres, beauty parlours to reopen after no new reported cases of local transmission
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hong Kong movie theatres, beauty parlours to reopen after no new reported cases of local transmission

Cinema halls in Hong Kong will again be thrown open to the public as part of a phased relaxation process in the city. The government has decided to ease restrictions put in place due to coronavirus. However, they will have to cater to reduced crowds.

Reportage of sparse policing in Alaska villages wins Pulitzer Prize; coverage of Kashmir clampdown, Hong Kong protests gets photography awards
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Reportage of sparse policing in Alaska villages wins Pulitzer Prize; coverage of Kashmir clampdown, Hong Kong protests gets photography awards

he Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for illuminating the sparse policing of remote Alaska villages, as a delayed awards ceremony recognized writing, photos and — for the first time — audio reporting

Asian stock markets gain after Japan's central bank promised more asset purchases
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Asian stock markets gain after Japan's central bank promised more asset purchases

Asian stock markets gained Monday after Japan's central bank promised more asset purchases to shore up financial markets and more governments prepared to revive struggling economies by reopening businesses

Cases of Coronavirus spreading from humans to pets rise; still no evidence of animal-to-human transmission
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Cases of Coronavirus spreading from humans to pets rise; still no evidence of animal-to-human transmission

While it appears that animals can get the virus from people, there is no indication that pets are transmitting it to human beings.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Cathay Pacific to close US cabin crew bases, lay off 286 staff as global travel comes to halt
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Cathay Pacific to close US cabin crew bases, lay off 286 staff as global travel comes to halt

Cathay Pacific has grounded most of its planes because of the fall in demand, flying only a skeleton network to major destinations

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hong Kong extends social distancing restrictions till 23 April to contain spread of COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hong Kong extends social distancing restrictions till 23 April to contain spread of COVID-19

Other restrictions that have been extended include the closure of gyms, cinemas, mahjong parlours, karaoke lounges and nightclubs

Coronavirus found in pangolins smuggled into China, but similarity not sufficient to link anteater with current outbreak, finds study
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Coronavirus found in pangolins smuggled into China, but similarity not sufficient to link anteater with current outbreak, finds study

The study, published in the journal Nature, said the degree of similarity between the virus in the small anteater mammals, and the one causing the pandemic is not sufficient to suggest that the animals are the intermediate hosts behind the current outbreak

Why has COVID-19 infected and killed so many more people than SARS?
Health

Why has COVID-19 infected and killed so many more people than SARS?

The genome of COVID-19 is 86% similar to the SARS genome, yet the two strains have played out very differently.

In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop coronavirus from being imported back; China, South Korea, Japan expand border controls
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In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop coronavirus from being imported back; China, South Korea, Japan expand border controls

From quarantining travellers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent coronavirus from coming back to where it first broke out

Hong Kong dog causes panic – but here's why you needn't worry about pets spreading COVID-19
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Hong Kong dog causes panic – but here's why you needn't worry about pets spreading COVID-19

For a number of different viruses human-to-dog transmission is theoretically possible but human-to-human spread is much more efficient.

Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 11 new cases taking total to 70; Hong Kong tourist source of infection, say health officials
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Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 11 new cases taking total to 70; Hong Kong tourist source of infection, say health officials

All of the new patients had socialised and shared drinks, health officials said, adding that a tourist from Hong Kong had been the source of the infection

COVID-19: Nine travellers quarantined in Maharashtra; no confirmed case of coronavirus so far
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COVID-19: Nine travellers quarantined in Maharashtra; no confirmed case of coronavirus so far

As many as 161 travelers admitted to isolation wards of hospitals in Maharashtra tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19), and currently only nine persons are quarantined

Does coronavirus spread via surfaces, sneezes or sex? A look at how COVID-19 can and cannot be contracted
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Does coronavirus spread via surfaces, sneezes or sex? A look at how COVID-19 can and cannot be contracted

If you can smell what someone had for lunch, you are inhaling what they breathe out, including any virus in their breath.

Coronavirus outbreak spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China; alarming clusters of disease continue to swell in South Korea, Italy, Iran
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Coronavirus outbreak spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China; alarming clusters of disease continue to swell in South Korea, Italy, Iran

The coronavirus spread to ever more countries and world capitals Monday, and the US death toll climbed to six , even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in over a month.