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Coronavirus Live Updates: Beijing Sets Stringent New Quarantine Rules 14 Feb 7:28pm Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: Beijing Sets Stringent New Quarantine Rules
The mandate came as the Chinese government disclosed that hundreds of medical workers who had been helping combat the coronavirus outbreak had become infected and at least six had died.
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U.S. Supports Aid to North Korea for Fighting the Coronavirus 14 Feb 6:57pm Updated U.S. Supports Aid to North Korea for Fighting the Coronavirus
The North has reported no cases of the virus, but relief groups say it is woefully unprepared to deal with an outbreak.
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He Observed a Protest. Now He Faces a Possible Life Sentence. 14 Feb 6:22pm Updated He Observed a Protest. Now He Faces a Possible Life Sentence.
A child development specialist is accused of trying to overthrow the government. He says his arrest was an accident.
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Fire Kills 17 at Unaccredited Orphanage in Haiti 14 Feb 5:12pm Updated Fire Kills 17 at Unaccredited Orphanage in Haiti
A burning candle is regarded as a possible cause. A Pennsylvania group, which runs the orphanage, lost government accreditation several years ago.
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U.S. and Taliban Agree to Reduce Violence, in First Step To Peace Deal 14 Feb 4:03pm U.S. and Taliban Agree to Reduce Violence, in First Step To Peace Deal
American negotiators had insisted on a decline in hostilities — though not a complete cease-fire — before signing an agreement with the Taliban.
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A U.S.-Taliban Deal Hinges on Reducing Violence. It Might Work Like This. 14 Feb 3:14pm Updated A U.S.-Taliban Deal Hinges on Reducing Violence. It Might Work Like This.
As a start, all sides are supposed to halt attacks for one week — mostly. It’s not a full cease-fire, and even then it may be difficult to do.
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Germany Says It’s Broken Up a Far-Right Terrorism Network 14 Feb 3:14pm Germany Says It’s Broken Up a Far-Right Terrorism Network
After raids in six states on Friday morning, federal prosecutors arrested 12 men, one of them a police employee.
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U.S. and Taliban Agree to Reduce Violence, in First Step Toward Cease-Fire 14 Feb 11:58am U.S. and Taliban Agree to Reduce Violence, in First Step Toward Cease-Fire
American negotiators had insisted on a decline in hostilities — though not a complete cease-fire — before signing an agreement with the Taliban.
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Russians Pressure U.S. Forces in Northeast Syria 14 Feb 11:48am Russians Pressure U.S. Forces in Northeast Syria
Russian troops are engaging in standoffs with U.S. troops guarding oil fields and fighting remnants of the Islamic State.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Says 1,700 Medical Workers Have Been Infected 14 Feb 10:57am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: China Says 1,700 Medical Workers Have Been Infected
Six of the workers have died, the government said on Friday. It was the first time that officials had disclosed the number.
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Macron Ally Withdraws Paris Mayoral Bid After Sexual Videos Emerge 14 Feb 10:20am Updated Macron Ally Withdraws Paris Mayoral Bid After Sexual Videos Emerge
Benjamin Griveaux made the announcement after a Russian performance artist in France published the private footage.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Says 1,700 Health Workers Infected 14 Feb 10:03am Coronavirus Live Updates: China Says 1,700 Health Workers Infected
Six of the workers have died, the government said on Friday. It was the first time officials have disclosed the number.
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Live Updates: China Says 1,700 Health Workers Have Contracted Coronavirus 14 Feb 9:50am Updated Live Updates: China Says 1,700 Health Workers Have Contracted Coronavirus
Six of the workers have died, the government said on Friday. It was the first time officials have disclosed the number.
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14 Feb 9:46am How the Coronavirus Numbers Changed So Sharply
A new way of counting used by the Chinese authorities should catch more cases and get people into treatment earlier. But the scale of the epidemic will remain unclear for some time.
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14 Feb 7:53am Updated An American in a Locked Down Chinese Town: ‘Everyone Here Is So Bored’
Policed by his neighbors and inundated with misinformation, Bob Huang watches a small community grow increasingly isolated.
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14 Feb 7:12am Updated An Army Doctor’s First Loss of the Vietnam War: The Woman He Loved
He met her while doing rounds at the hospital where they both worked. Within months, he received orders to report for basic training.
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Coronavirus ‘Hits All the Hot Buttons’ for How We Misjudge Risk 14 Feb 6:31am Updated Coronavirus ‘Hits All the Hot Buttons’ for How We Misjudge Risk
Psychologists say that differing responses to coronavirus and the flu illustrate our shortcomings when it comes to evaluating danger.
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Celebrated Abroad, Juan Guaidó Faces Critical Test in Venezuela 14 Feb 3:41am Updated Celebrated Abroad, Juan Guaidó Faces Critical Test in Venezuela
On an international tour, the Venezuelan opposition leader looked strong. But at home, he faces a disillusioned base, an authoritarian leader and a pivotal moment for the country.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: China Seeks Plasma Donors to Develop Treatment 14 Feb 3:30am Updated Coronavirus Live Updates: China Seeks Plasma Donors to Develop Treatment
The government wants to use the antibodies of recovered coronavirus patients to help develop a treatment for those who are still sick.
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How Dresden Looked After a World War II Firestorm 75 Years Ago 14 Feb 2:41am Updated How Dresden Looked After a World War II Firestorm 75 Years Ago
Germany commemorated 75 years since the Allied bombing devastated the city. But the milestone has taken on new meaning with the rise of the far right.
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14 Feb 1:18am Updated For a Chinese Traveler, Even Paradise Comes With Prejudice
A Chinese student trying to return to her university in Australia is stuck on a South Korean resort island. Amid coronavirus anxiety, she has been met with fear and discrimination.
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14 Feb 1:09am Coronavirus, Britain, William Barr: Your Friday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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14 Feb 12:35am Updated China Expands Chaotic Dragnet in Coronavirus Crackdown
The “wartime” campaign to round up all who might be sick was extended to cities beyond the epicenter, even as it was marred by confusion that has isolated vulnerable patients and left some to die.
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China Is Tracking Travelers From Hubei 14 Feb 12:13am China Is Tracking Travelers From Hubei
The number of cases surged again in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic. The authorities are taking a high-tech approach to figuring out who has visited there.
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