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China battles mysterious coronavirus

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/20/20, 12:29 pm

More cases of a new respiratory virus emerged ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations this weekend, Chinese authorities said Monday, who confirmed the disease can spread between humans. The strain of viral pneumonia has killed three people and infected more than 200 others since it surfaced last month in Wuhan in central China. Health authorities traced the virus to a seafood market, but the national health commission has failed to identify the source.

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Travel crunch

International | The world’s largest human migration begins for Chinese New Year
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/17/20, 03:46 pm

CHINA: With the approach of Chinese New Year, the world’s largest migration begins this weekend. An estimated 3 billion trips will be made over the next three weeks, as Chinese revelers flock to be with family and friends.

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U.S. reports injuries from Iran strikes

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/17/20, 11:55 am

The United States treated 11 soldiers for possible concussions after Iran staged retaliatory strikes against two U.S. bases in Iraq earlier this month. Some service members were taken to facilities in Germany and Kuwait as a precautionary measure, according to U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban. Iran launched missiles at the bases on Jan. 8 after a U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

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