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Stress, Rumors, Even Violence: Virus Fear Goes Viral

Stress, Rumors, Even Violence: Virus Fear Goes Viral

By Foster Klug | Feb 21
You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus.

China's Leaders Say Nation Yet to Turn Corner in Virus Fight

China's Leaders Say Nation Yet to Turn Corner in Virus Fight

By Ken Moritsugu | Feb 21
China's leadership sounded a cautious note Friday about the country's progress in halting the spread of the new virus that has now killed more than 2,200 people, after several days of upbeat messages.

Polish Mayor Tries to Make Amends for Other Town's Misstep

Polish Mayor Tries to Make Amends for Other Town's Misstep

Feb 21
A Polish mayor is trying to make amends with a French community that broke formal ties with another Polish town because the latter adopted a declaration against "LGBT ideology."

2 Former Cruise Ship Passengers with Virus Die in Japan

2 Former Cruise Ship Passengers with Virus Die in Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 20
Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, becoming the first fatalities from the virus-stricken vessel.

Why the Cruise Ship Quarantine Failed in Japan

Why the Cruise Ship Quarantine Failed in Japan

By Maria Cheng, Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 19
As an extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship ends Wednesday in Japan, many scientists say it was a failed experiment.

U.S. Tells Remaining Cruise Passengers: Stay Out for 2 Weeks

U.S. Tells Remaining Cruise Passengers: Stay Out for 2 Weeks

By Carla K. Johnson | Feb 19
The U.S. government made good on its warning to Americans who chose to remain on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, telling them they cannot return home for at least two weeks after they come ashore.

Virus Claims Life of Hospital Director in Hard-Hit Wuhan

Virus Claims Life of Hospital Director in Hard-Hit Wuhan

By Yanan Wang | Feb 18
Liu Zhiming is at least the seventh health worker to die of the COVID-19 disease among the more than 1,700 doctors and nurses who have become sick.

UK Govt Adviser Quits Amid Furor over Comments on IQ, Race

UK Govt Adviser Quits Amid Furor over Comments on IQ, Race

By Jill Lawless | Feb 18
An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned on Monday amid fierce criticism of his past comments linking intelligence to race and suggesting contraception should be made compulsory to avoid "a permanent underclass."

Leaked Data Shows China's Uighurs Detained Due to Religion

Leaked Data Shows China's Uighurs Detained Due to Religion

By Dake Kang | Feb 17
The database obtained by The Associated Press profiles the internment of 311 individuals with relatives abroad and lists information on more than 2,000 of their relatives, neighbors and friends.

UK Grapples with Severe Floods, Storm Death Toll Rises to 3

UK Grapples with Severe Floods, Storm Death Toll Rises to 3

By Danica Kirka and Jan M. Olsen | Feb 17
Britain issued severe flood warnings Monday, advising of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places.

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