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Travel restrictions imposed across China to stop spread of virus - 01/26/2020

Beijing - By Erin Hale, - Chinese authorities are battling to slow down the rapid spread of a new type of virus with widespread travel restrictions, as scientists race to find out more about the...

Libya's al-Serraj questions rival's agenda ahead of Berlin conference - 01/19/2020

Cairo (dpa) –By Jaklin Zaki,- The head of Libya's internationally recognized government, Fayez al-Serraj, has cast doubts on the agenda of his rival, Khalifa Haftar, hours before the start of a...

First jury members chosen for Harvey Weinstein's sex-crimes trial - 01/17/2020

New York (dpa) - A court in New York chose the first seven jury members on Thursday for disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's trial on sex crimes charges. The court in Manhattan chose...

French aircraft carrier to join fight against Islamic State - 01/16/2020

Paris (dpa) - France's only aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, will join operations against the Islamic State extremist group for several months, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. The...

Extreme weather fans Australia fires as PM calls up troops to help - 01/04/2020

CANBERRA, Subel Bhandari (dpa)- The predicted extreme weather conditions have taken hold in fire-ravaged south-eastern Australia with temperatures hitting 48 degrees Celsius in parts of Sydney and...

2020 vision: Tsitsipas targets grand slam after ATP Finals triumph - 11/18/2019

Stefanos Tsitsipas believes it won't be long before he wins a grand slam title after his triumph at the season-ending ATP Finals. And he would like to see the dominance of the "big three" come to an...

Super-sized 76ers have big plans for this season - 10/20/2019

As the entire NBA trends toward small ball, the Philadelphia 76ers plan to contend for the championship by overwhelming opponents with their big lineup. Washington (dpa) - The Philadelphia 76ers have...

Polish banks await crucial ruling of EU court with billions at stake - 09/28/2019

On October 3, the European Court of Justice will rule on a case that could empower half a million Polish consumers to claim compensation from banks over abusive mortgage clauses. The ruling could...

Spate of clinical trials has US scientists hopeful of HIV vaccine - 09/07/2019

LOS ANGELES, Emily Baumgaertner, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)- First there were the drugs that could knock back HIV to undetectable levels, and the virus was no longer synonymous with a death...

New Zealand birdlife to take 50 million years to recover from humans - 08/07/2019

BERLIN (dpa)- Since arriving in New Zealand some 700 years ago, humankind has devastated the region's birdlife to such an extent that regeneration would take 50 million years, an international...
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