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China virus toll crosses 130; Japan, U.S. evacuate citizens

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 31 min ago
The United States and Japan flew citizens out of the Chinese city at the epicenter of a new virus outbreak on Wednesday, as the death toll rose sharply to 132 and the first case appeared in the Middle East.
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Beijing health official says virus cases in city, risk of infection rising

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 31 min ago
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Beijing and the risk of infection there are on the rise, a health official in the capital city said on Wednesday, as the outbreak takes hold outside the epicenter in central city of Wuhan.
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China calls for more vegetable output amid virus outbreak

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 31 min ago
China's agriculture ministry on Wednesday urged the country to boost vegetable production to ensure ample supplies and stable prices amid the new coronavirus outbreak.
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BTS playing hide and seek with James Corden and Ashton Kutcher is super adorable

Mashable - 1 hour 35 min ago

What's the point in having access to all these super famous celebrities if you can't at least play the odd game of hide and seek?

The was clearly James Corden's thinking in the video above. The host of The Late Late Show was joined by BTS and Ashton Kutcher on Tuesday, and he decided to round off the show by getting each band member to go and hide around the studio.

Decked out in GoPros, Kutcher and Corden were the seekers. The first to find four band members was the winner.

The problem was, the BTS crew are all pretty accomplished hiders... Read more...

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Two Japanese evacuated from Wuhan have pneumonia symptoms, coronavirus not confirmed

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 35 min ago
Two Japanese nationals evacuated on the first chartered flight from Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, have pneumonia symptoms but a coronavirus diagnosis has not been confirmed, hospital representatives said on Wednesday.
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Russia and China are working on virus vaccine: consulate

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 45 min ago
Russia and China are working to develop a coronavirus vaccine and Beijing has handed over the genome of the virus to Moscow, a Russian diplomatic mission in China said on Wednesday.
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Mobile World Congress to go ahead despite China virus spread: GSMA

Technology News (Reuters) - 1 hour 51 min ago
The Mobile World Congress, an annual telecoms industry event that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, will go ahead as planned on Feb. 24-27 despite the international spread of a virus that has killed 132 people in China.
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Mobile World Congress to go ahead despite China virus spread: GSMA

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 51 min ago
The Mobile World Congress, an annual telecoms industry event that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, will go ahead as planned on Feb. 24-27 despite the international spread of a virus that has killed 132 people in China.
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Chinese family diagnosed with virus in UAE, first known cases in Middle East

Health News (Reuters) - 1 hour 55 min ago
A family from China's central city of Wuhan staying in the United Arab Emirates has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, the UAE health ministry said on Wednesday, the first known case in the Middle East.
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Thailand to screen tour guides for coronavirus

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 10 sec ago
Thai health officials said on Wednesday they will start screening tourist sector workers for coronavirus as part of measures to control the spread of the new disease that has killed 132 people in China.
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British Airways suspends direct flights to mainland China amid virus fears

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 14 min ago
British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China, one of the biggest names in aviation to do so, as worries grow about the impact of a spreading coronavirus on global travel.
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Russia screening all Russian tourists returning from China: watchdog

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 21 min ago
Russia has begun screening all Russian tourists returning from China to catch any potential cases of coronavirus, Russia's consumer safety watchdog said on Wednesday.
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Tencent extends holiday for China employees till Feb. 9

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 21 min ago
Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings said on Wednesday it will extend the Lunar New Year break for mainland China employees to Feb. 9, and will no longer require them to work from home from Feb. 3 till that date.
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Toyota to keep China plants closed through Feb. 9 as virus spreads

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 21 min ago
Toyota Motor Corp's production plants in China will stay closed through Feb. 9, the Japanese automaker said on Wednesday, in response to the spread of a new coronavirus following a sharp rise in fatalities.
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Russian PM orders watchdog to draw up plan to prevent virus spread

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 21 min ago
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin ordered Russia's consumer safety watchdog to draw up and present a national plan to the government on Wednesday on ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Turkey to evacuate citizens from China's Wuhan over virus outbreak: NTV

Health News (Reuters) - 2 hours 38 min ago
Turkey will evacuate 32 citizens and their families from China's Wuhan, at the epicenter of a new virus outbreak, in the coming days, the country's ambassador to China said on Wednesday as the death toll rose to 132.
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Singapore's Shiok Meats hopes to hook diners with lab-grown shrimp

Technology News (Reuters) - 2 hours 38 min ago
Shiok Meats, a Singapore-based start-up whose name means very good in local slang, aims to become the first company in the world to bring shrimp grown in a laboratory to diners' plates.
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The best Valentine's Day gifts for your husband (UK edition)

Mashable - 2 hours 52 min ago

Love or hate it, Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to right the gift-giving wrongs of Christmas. 

Were you sure your husband would love that faux-vintage, Bluetooth-compatible turntable, only to find out later that what he really wanted was a weighted blanket? Did you misinterpret his months of hint-dropping about homebrewing, ponying up for the perfect craft beer kit, when he was actually talking about kombucha? 

SEE ALSO: Sexy Valentine's Day gifts: R-rated ideas for couples in the UK

Besides serving as an opportunity to fulfill leftover festive wishes, Valentine's Day is also a great time to make your partner feel loved. After all, nailing the perfect gift means not only showing that you’ve been listening, but really reading between the lines. The best gifts are often items the recipient wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, or even better — things they didn’t even know they wanted in the first place.  Read more...

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China science database scraps paywall to aid virus battle

Health News (Reuters) - 3 hours 2 min ago
A major scientific database run by China's Tsinghua University has made its contents available free of charge from Wednesday in order to help researchers work from home, following a virus outbreak in the central city of Wuhan.
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Beijing drugstore fined for hiking mask prices amid virus outbreak

Health News (Reuters) - 3 hours 26 min ago
A drugstore in the Chinese capital will be fined 3 million yuan ($434,530) for hiking the price of masks by almost six times the online rate amid a spreading virus outbreak, the Beijing municipal market regulator said on Wednesday.
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