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Residents scramble to grab relief goods given by a citizen at a town near Taal volcano, Tagaytay, Cavite province, southern Philippines on Sunday Jan.19, 2020. Many poor families living near Taal volcano have been affected due to loss of income after business closures in the area, Philippine officials said Sunday the government will no longer allow villagers to return to a crater-studded island where an erupting Taal volcano lies, warning that living there would be "like having a gun pointed at you." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return homePhilippine authorities have lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks, allowing many of the more than 376,000 displaced villagers to return home
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An ambulance drives across a bridge in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that is known to have infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41, according to officials.  (Chinatopix via AP)
US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken WuhanThe U.S. Consulate in the epidemic-stricken Chinese city of Wuhan will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight Tuesday
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US Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizensUS Consulate in epidemic-stricken city of Wuhan chartering flight Tuesday to evacuate personnel, some private citizens
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A woman wearing a face mask walks across a bridge in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that is known to have infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41, according to officials. . (Chinatopix via AP)
Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuationThe new virus has accelerated its spread in China with 56 deaths so far, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight
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Death toll from virus outbreak in China rises to 56 with a total of 1,975 cases reportedDeath toll from virus outbreak in China rises to 56 with a total of 1,975 cases reported
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4 dead, 5 injured in explosion at South Korean motel Four people have died and five others were injured following an explosion at a motel in eastern South Korea
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Building collapses in Indian capital, killing 5 peopleA building that was being expanded in the Indian capital has collapsed, crashing down and killing five people on the main floor, including four students
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India, Brazil agree to boost ties in IT, biofuel and miningIndia and Brazil have agreed to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, food, the environment and health
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Virus-hit city in China bans most vehicles from downtown to limit movement in bid to keep disease from spreadingVirus-hit city in China bans most vehicles from downtown to limit movement in bid to keep disease from spreading
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3 dead US fire bombers retrieved from Australian forest The bodies of three U.S. flying firefighters and the cockpit voice recorder from the water bomber in which they died battling Australia’s unprecedented wildfire crisis have been retrieved
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New virus mutes Lunar New Year celebrations worldwideA new virus that started in China and is popping up around Asia and the world hung over the first day of the Year of the Rat
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China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife tradeThe outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China is prompting renewed calls for enforcement of laws against the trade in and consumption of exotic species
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Genocide charge dents halo of Myanmar's Suu KyiWhen Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi walked into the International Court of Justice last month, she gambled the remaining shreds of her hard-won international reputation on a rebuttal of accusations that her country's military committed genocide against minority Rohingya Muslims. The court was not persuaded
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A shopper wearing goggles, a face mask and gloves uses a self checkout machine at a supermarket in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that is known to have infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41, according to officials. (Chinatopix via AP)
Xi calls situation grave as China scrambles to contain virusChina's leader has called the accelerating spread of a new virus a grave situation
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China reports number of cases of new virus has increased to 1,287 and the death toll has risen to 41China reports number of cases of new virus has increased to 1,287 and the death toll has risen to 41
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