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NEWS • Today
California tells 7,600 to "self-quarantine" over coronavirus
February 23, 2020
Most of the 34 coronavirus cases in the U.S. are people who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
World Health Organization warns window for stopping coronavirus epidemic is narrowing
February 23, 2020
Japan, South Korea and Iran reported sharp spikes in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization warned the window for stopping the epidemic is narrowing. Globally, nearly 78,000 people are infected and more than 2,300 have died. Debora Patta reports.
South Korea reports an eight-fold jump in viral infections
February 22, 2020
Most of them are linked to a church and a hospital in and around the nation's fourth-largest city.
NASA images reveal dramatic effects of heat in Antarctica
February 22, 2020
New snapshots capture the 20% loss of snow on Eagle Island after Antarctica hit a record-breaking 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this month.
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NEWS • Current
China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates
February 22, 2020
Infection toll in China reaches 2,345 as South Korea reports a surge in cases and Iran confirms sixth death from virus.
Conservatives make early gains in Iran parliamentary election
February 22, 2020
Partial results announced by the interior ministry indicate conservative hardliners ahead in parliamentary race.
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Nine dead in Turkey after quake hits rural Iran border region
February 23, 2020
Nine people died and hundreds of buildings collapsed in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, injuring dozens in villages and towns in both countries, government officials said.
South Korea on highest alert against coronavirus as virus cases soar
February 23, 2020
South Korea raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level on Sunday as confirmed coronavirus cases in the country jumped to 602 and the death toll rose to six.
South Korea raises alert to highest level as coronavirus cases jump
February 23, 2020
South Korea raised its disease alert to the highest level on Sunday after a surge in coronavirus infections and two more deaths, while China state media warned the outbreak there had yet to reach a turning point despite some signs of easing.
Israel may quarantine 200 South Korean visitors in army base: report
February 23, 2020
Israel may quarantine some 200 visitors from South Korea in a military base south of Jerusalem over coronavirus worries, Israel's Ynet news site reported on Sunday.
Italy races to contain coronavirus outbreak as cases rise over 100
February 23, 2020
Italy scrambled on Sunday to contain the biggest outbreak of coronavirus in Europe, shutting off the worst affected towns and cancelling a string of public events as the number of those infected jumped above 100.
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NEWS • Report
Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion
February 23, 2020
Intuit is near a deal to buy personal-finance portal Credit Karma for about $7 billion in cash and stock, pushing the company behind QuickBooks and TurboTax further into consumer finance, people familiar with the matter said.
Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion
February 23, 2020
Intuit is near a deal to buy personal-finance portal Credit Karma for about $7 billion in cash and stock, pushing the company behind QuickBooks and TurboTax further into consumer finance, people familiar with the matter said.
Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion
February 23, 2020
Intuit is near a deal to buy personal-finance portal Credit Karma for about $7 billion in cash and stock, pushing the company behind QuickBooks and TurboTax further into consumer finance, people familiar with the matter said.
Coronavirus Hits Companies in China, But They Still Have Reason to Stay
February 21, 2020

Coronavirus and trade tensions are testing the stability of global supply chains. While that’s pushed some businesses to consider loosening their ties with China, WSJ explains why leaving the “factory of the world” is easier said than done. Photo: China Daily via Reuters

Coronavirus Spreads in South Korea
February 21, 2020

At least one person has died and the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen in South Korea, where authorities have decided to put in place special measures against the spread of the virus. Photo: Kim Jun-beom/Associated Press

News Insight
Foreign media ‘didn’t miss the slightest opportunity’ to keep people from voting in nationwide election – Iran’s supreme leader
February 23, 2020
Preview Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took aim at foreign media outlets, claiming they did their utmost to “discourage” Iranians from voting this Friday in the parliamentary election.
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Tripoli govt invites Pentagon to redeploy troops to NATO-ravaged Libya… to ‘deter Russia’
February 23, 2020
Preview Nine years after the US helped bomb what was once the wealthiest African nation back to the Stone Age, the Tripoli-based government says it would welcome American troops on Libyan soil – to fight terrorism and ‘deter’ Russia.
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Italy becomes Europe’s largest coronavirus hot spot with 2 deaths & 79 cases across 5 regions
February 23, 2020
Preview The number of confirmed Covid-19 coronavirus cases has soared to at least 79 in Italy, forcing authorities to introduce increasingly strict containment and quarantine measures in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto.
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NEWS • Analysis
Bernie Sanders Wins Again in Nevada. Can He Be Stopped?
February 23, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders coasted to victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday, showcasing his strength with non-white voters in a win that tightens his grip on the Democratic presidential primary. “I’m delighted to bring you some pretty good news,” Sanders said from a rally in Texas. “We have now won the Nevada caucus.” It’s still…
Judge Halts Plan to Move COVID-19 Patients to California City
February 22, 2020
Local officials questioned how the community would be protected from the outbreak
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NEWS • Comment
Politics this week
February 22, 2020
Business this week
February 22, 2020
Experts predict that covid-19 will spread more widely
February 22, 2020
The world is getting ready. Poor countries are especially vulnerable
China’s minorities have a tough time finding jobs
February 22, 2020
Discrimination towards Uighurs means they are three times less likely to be called back by employers
Carnival in Brazil lifts the national mood
February 22, 2020
Brazilians stream happier music during the party season
Sources and acknowledgments
February 21, 2020
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