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    Indications of far-right motive for German shooting rampage - prosecutors

    There are indications that a gunman who shot dead nine people in shisha bars in Hanau in an overnight rampage had a far-right motive, German federal prosecutors said on Thursday. "Federal prosecutors have taken over the investigation and there are indications of a right-wing extremist background

  • Far-right motive suspected in deadly German shooting attack
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    Far-right motive suspected in deadly German shooting attack

    Federal prosecutors said Thursday they are taking charge of the investigating into a mass shooting in the German city of Hanau that left 11 people dead, including the suspect, amid reports that he may have had a far-right motive. The Federal Prosecutors Office in Karlsruhe, which handles serious crimes

  • S Korea reports 1st virus death as 2.5M urged to stay home
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    S Korea reports 1st virus death as 2.5M urged to stay home

    Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from a new coronavirus. The report came as South Korea is struggling to cope with the outbreak and its economic fallout. Earlier Thursday, South Korea said it has confirmed a total of 82 cases of the virus.

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    Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

    Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors inwarning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? Early warnings of disease outbreaks can help people and governments save lives. In the final days of 2019, an AI system in Boston sent out the first global alert about a new viral

  • MGM Resorts says was victim of data breach last year
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    MGM Resorts says was victim of data breach last year

    "Last summer, we discovered unauthorized access to a cloud server that contained a limited amount of information for certain previous guests of MGM Resorts", a company spokesman said in an emailed statement. No financial, payment card or password data was involved in the incident and the guests

  • Australian evacuees from virus-hit ship begin 2nd quarantine
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    Australian evacuees from virus-hit ship begin 2nd quarantine

    Around 180 Australians evacuated from a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan arrived Thursday in the city of Darwin to begin a second quarantine period. The former cruise ship passengers will spend the next two weeks in a camp facility near the northern Australian city, health officials said. The new

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    China warns of further action after revoking WSJ journalists' credentials

    China warned on Thursday that it might take more action against the Wall Street Journal, a day after revoking the press credentials of three of the U.S. newspaper's correspondents over a column that China said was racist. The warning came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the decision

  • Turkey says its guarantees in Libya depend on durable ceasefire
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    Turkey says its guarantees in Libya depend on durable ceasefire

    Turkey's guarantees in Libya are dependent on a truce between warring sides being upheld, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, adding that Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar was violating the ceasefire. Turkey backs Libya's internationally recognised Government of National

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    2 more Russians on cruise ship diagnosed with virus

    Two more Russians aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan have been diagnosed with a new virus, the Russian Embassy in Japan said Thursday. The two will be transferred to a hospital in Japan for treatment, according to the embassy statement published on Facebook. The Diamond Princess

  • South Korea's Hynix says 800 workers to stay home after trainee had contact with virus patient
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    South Korea's Hynix says 800 workers to stay home after trainee had contact with virus patient

    South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix said on Thursday that 800 of its workers had quarantined themselves as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but its production in the city of Icheon has not been affected. The move came after one trainee had close contact with a virus patient

  • China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb virus
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    China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb virus

    An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicentre of the epidemic -- and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the state-backed Wuhan

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    Australia quarantines coronavirus cruise ship arrivals; extends travel ban

    More than 150 Australians arrived home on Thursday to begin two weeks of quarantine after finally leaving a cruise ship docked in Japan on which more than 600 people had contracted a new coronavirus. Since Feb. 3, the Diamond Princess, owned by Carnival Corp, has been quarantined at Yokohama, south

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    New Zealand's Greens pit teenaged activist against Ardern for election

    A week shy of his 18th birthday, climate activist Luke Wijohn is planning to take down New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a general election later this year, having been selected by the Green Party to contest her constituency. Should he take Auckland's Mount Albert seat off Ardern

  • Coronavirus fears grip South Korean city; China reports drop in new infections
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    Coronavirus fears grip South Korean city; China reports drop in new infections

    SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - A coronavirus outbreak in South Korea fanned fears on Thursday of the global spread of the pathogen as research suggested it was more contagious than thought and two elderly passengers from a cruise ship quarantined in Japan died. China reported a sharp drop in new cases but

  • Gunman kills nine in German shisha bar rampage
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    Gunman kills nine in German shisha bar rampage

    A gunman shot nine people dead in two shisha bars in an overnight rampage through a German city before, police believe, returning home and killing himself. Newspaper Bild said he had expressed extreme right-wing views in a letter of confession he left behind.

  • UK to evacuate passengers from quarantined cruise ship in Japan
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    UK to evacuate passengers from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

    British passengers will be evacuated from a cruise ship that had been quarantined for two weeks off the coast of Japan after hundreds of people on board fell ill with the coronavirus. The repatriated passengers face another 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the UK after being stranded on the ship at

  • China tests its soft power in Southeast Asia amid coronavirus outbreak
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    China tests its soft power in Southeast Asia amid coronavirus outbreak

    China called for solidarity on Thursday in a special meeting to discuss the coronavirus outbreak with Southeast Asian nations as it faces criticism for its handling of the epidemic. The hastily called summit in Laos signalled China is seeking support from smaller neighbours, into which it has poured

  • Gunman kills nine in German shisha bar rampage
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    Gunman kills nine in German shisha bar rampage

    A gunman shot nine people dead in two shisha bars in an overnight rampage through a German city before, police believe, returning home and killing himself. Newspaper Bild said he had expressed extreme right-wing views in a letter of confession he left behind.

  • 2 former cruise ship passengers with virus die in Japan
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    2 former cruise ship passengers with virus die in Japan

    Two elderly passengers taken off the Diamond Princess cruise ship because they were infected with a new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, becoming the first fatalities from the virus-stricken vessel. Japan now has three deaths linked to the COVID-19 illness. Japan's NHK

  • After fiery debate attacks on Bloomberg, Democrats scatter on campaign trail
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    After fiery debate attacks on Bloomberg, Democrats scatter on campaign trail

    The Democratic presidential contenders begin a frantic dash for votes on Thursday after a fiery debate featuring a volley of attacks on big-spending billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who was making his debut on the national debate stage. With two days to go before the presidential caucuses in Nevada and

  • Queensland police spark anger with 'open mind' comment on murder of Hannah Clarke and children
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    Queensland police spark anger with 'open mind' comment on murder of Hannah Clarke and children

    Queensland police spark anger with 'open mind' comment on murder of Hannah Clarke and childrenDomestic violence campaigners appalled force wants to consider suggestions Rowan Baxter was ‘driven too far’ when he set fire to his family in their car in Brisbane

  • John Bolton rebuked for withholding Trump testimony in new public event
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    John Bolton rebuked for withholding Trump testimony in new public event

    John Bolton rebuked for withholding Trump testimony in new public event * Ex-national security adviser criticized by Obama official * ‘I would feel like I was shamefully violating the oath I took’

  • Bloomberg roundly attacked by rivals in fiercest Democratic debate so far
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    Bloomberg roundly attacked by rivals in fiercest Democratic debate so far

    Bloomberg roundly attacked by rivals in fiercest Democratic debate so far * Billionaire’s record on policing and discrimination condemned * Centrists Buttigieg and Klobuchar rip into each other * Warren gives spirited display and likens Bloomberg to Trump

  • 'Arrogant billionaire': Warren attacks Bloomberg over NDAs, racist policing and taxes
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    'Arrogant billionaire': Warren attacks Bloomberg over NDAs, racist policing and taxes

    'Arrogant billionaire': Warren attacks Bloomberg over NDAs, racist policing and taxesIn Bloomberg’s first night on the debate stage, the former New York mayor faced scrutiny he has avoided thus far

  • AP PHOTOS: Olympic bidder Sapporo has erratic snowfall
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    AP PHOTOS: Olympic bidder Sapporo has erratic snowfall

    After two months of almost no snow, Japan's northern city of Sapporo was overwhelmed with the white stuff. The snowfall was good news for tourism, for the “look” of the annual Sapporo Snow Festival, and for organizers who hope to bring the 2030 Winter Olympics to the city. Sapporo hosted the Winter