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New China virus: Fourth person dies as human-to-human transfer confirmed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fifteen medical staff in Wuhan have been infected with the virus A fourth person in China has died from a…

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Meng Wanzhou case: Huawei executive’s extradition hearings begin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Meng Wanzhou’s case is being closely followed A Canadian court has begun hearing the case of a senior Huawei executive…

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Sri Lanka: ‘Too many twins’ hinder world record attempt

An attempt to set a world record in Sri Lanka for the largest gathering of twins appears to have failed after too many turned up….

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New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC spoke to people in Beijing who seemed largely unconcerned about the virus The number of…

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Is new virus causing concern in China’s capital?

The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities….

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Two men make ‘Earth sandwich’, 20,000km apart

Image copyright Etienne Naude Two men in New Zealand and Spain have created an “Earth sandwich” – by placing slices of bread on precise points,…

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Australia storms: Huge hail causes chaos in two cities

Melbourne and Canberra have been pelted by golf-ball sized hail in separate storms within 24 hours. The wild weather prompted over 1,500 calls for emergency…

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Australia fires: Storms wreak damage but bushfires ‘far from over’

Image copyright PETESHAKES/REUTERS Image caption The fire-hit state of Victoria was swept by storms on the weekend Storms have brought heavy rain to fire-hit regions…

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India v Australia: Rohit Sharma century leads hosts to ODI series win

Rohit Sharma has now hit 437 in four innings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium Third one-day international, Bangalore Australia 286-9 (50 overs): Smith 131, Labuschagne…

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Comme Des Garçons: Row over white fashion models’ cornrow wigs

Image copyright ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT Image caption The wigs were part of the company’s men’s autumn and winter collection at Paris Fashion Week Japanese fashion brand…

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