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Probe into fatal Australia bushfire plane crash complicated by dangers
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:29:53 -0500
Australian officials were working on Friday to extricate the bodies of three U.S. firefighters from a plane that crashed in remote bushland, as the area's "active" bushfire status complicated an investigation into the accident.

China shuts transport, temples, Disneyland as virus toll rises to 25
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:27:36 -0500
China stepped up measures to contain a virus that has killed 25 people and infected more than 800, with public transport suspended in 10 cities, the shutting of temples and the rapid construction of a hospital to treat the infected.

Athletics body to tighten rules after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble: sources
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:17:10 -0500
Athletics' ruling body will tighten regulations governing shoe technology, two sources familiar with the matter said, after Nike's popular Vaporfly brand helped re-write running records and sparked debate about whether it was "technological doping."

'They're fast, but are they fair?' Amateur runners face Nike dilemma
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:16:31 -0500
British amateur runner and triathlete Holly Grundon was delighted to smash a long-held personal speed target - to finish a half marathon in less than 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Factbox: Nike's Vaporfly running shoes and tumbling records
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:13:48 -0500
World Athletics is set to announce the findings of a review of technology in road and track shoes by the end of January, and it is expected to change its rules in light of tumbling times recorded by athletes using Nike's Vaporfly brand.

No Mickey Mouse parade as Shanghai Disney shuts to prevent spread of virus
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 03:10:55 -0500
Walt Disney Co's Shanghai Disney Resort will be closed from Saturday to help prevent the spread of a flu-like virus that broke out in the Chinese city Wuhan, killing 25 people and infecting more than 800, the theme park operator said.

China building 1,000-bed hospital over the weekend to treat coronavirus
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:41:19 -0500
The Chinese city of Wuhan is rapidly building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus, mobilizing machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media said.

The latest on the coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:39:50 -0500
An outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 25 people and infected more than 800 globally.

Singapore confirms two more Wuhan virus cases, taking tally to three
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:39:21 -0500
Singapore confirmed two more cases of a new strain of coronavirus, its health ministry said on Friday, a day after identifying its first case of the infection that originated from China.

Fast Retailing closes Uniqlo stores in Wuhan due to virus
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:16:19 -0500
Japan's Fast Retailing Co Ltd said on Friday that it has temporarily closed 17 Uniqlo stores in the China's Wuhan after the spread of a flu-like virus suspended local transportation.

Stocks hold steady but virus anxiety lingers as millions travel for Lunar New Year break
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:14:11 -0500
Asian shares steadied on Friday in holiday-thinned trade for the Lunar New Year, despite fears that a new coronavirus from China could spread rapidly as millions of people travel over the week-long break.

Hospitals in China's virus epicenter launch public appeals for supplies
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:44:57 -0500
Hospitals in the central Chinese city at the center of a coronavirus outbreak are calling on public support for protective supplies such as masks and suits, as supplies run low and the number of cases grows daily.

China central bank raises limit on small bank payments amid virus outbreak
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:34:45 -0500
China's central bank said on Friday it would temporarily raise the upper limit on small bank batch payments to 500 million yuan ($72.42 million) from Friday until Jan. 30, to ease fund transfers amid a coronavirus outbreak.

South Korea's push for tourism in North poses tricky balancing act
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:16:38 -0500
South Korea's push to resume tourism with the North is aimed at resetting border ties, but must overcome Pyongyang's skepticism and chart a careful course around U.S. efforts to pressure leader Kim Jong-un into eliminating his nuclear arsenal.

Mexican security forces detain 800 Central American migrants
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 01:05:41 -0500
Mexican authorities on Thursday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico illegally from Guatemala intending to reach the border with the United States.

Exclusive: Trump to sign USMCA trade deal Wednesday at the White House - source
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:56:14 -0500
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a trade pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada on Wednesday during a ceremony at the White House, an administration official told Reuters on Thursday.

Trump impeachment: What happens next?
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:52:13 -0500
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate will hear the second day of the House of Representatives' case to impeach President Donald Trump on Thursday.

Democrats in impeachment trial say Trump abused his power for political gain
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:52:13 -0500
Democrats worked methodically at U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Thursday to dismantle his long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice president.

Two days into Trump trial, Republicans appear unmoved but offer Democrats some praise
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:52:13 -0500
On the second day of House Democrats laying out their case in the U.S. Senate for removing President Donald Trump, there was little sign on Thursday that their arguments had changed any minds among Republican senators who control the chamber.

How long can the U.S. Senate sit still? Twenty minutes
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:52:13 -0500
The 100 U.S. senators who will determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office at the end of his impeachment trial managed to stay seated and listen to the Democratic case against him for about 20 minutes on Thursday.

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