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world indoor athletics and chinese grand prix at risk over coronavirus outbreak | sport

• Team GB expected to pull out of next month’s championships • F1 race on 19 April in Shanghai at risk, says virus expertThe Chinese Grand Prix has joined the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Nanjing as being under threat unless the coronavirus is urgently brought under control.With the virus still spreading, World Athletics will make a decision in the next 10 days as to whether the event, which is due to take place between 13-15 March can go ahead. However, the Great Britain team is expe...

coronavirus evacuations begin as china cases outstrip sars | global development

Japan and US airlift hundreds out of Wuhan as death toll rises to 132 with almost 6,000 confirmed cases inside ChinaAustralia to fly out 600 citizens – latest updatesJapan and the US have airlifted hundreds of their citizens from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, as officials in China said the death toll from the disease had risen sharply overnight to 132, with nearly 1,500 new cases in the country.A government-chartered plane carrying 206 Japanese nationals arrived in Tokyo from...

us to put 9,000 south korea workers on leave as military funding row deepens | world news

Stand-off with Seoul over how much South Korea contributes to the upkeep of 28,000 US soldiers stationed thereThe US military said it has begun notifying nearly 9,000 South Korean workers that they will be put on leave starting in April if Seoul and Washington fail to reach a deal on sharing costs for the upkeep of 28,500 US soldiers in South Korea.The two countries have held six rounds of talks but have been unable to reach an agreement due to differences over Washington’s demand for a sharp hi...

china coronavirus: evacuation begins of us and japanese citizens in wuhan – live updates | world news

Hundreds of Japanese and Americans airlifted out of city at heart of outbreak in China. Follow the latest news, liveWhat is the coronavirus and how worried should we be about it?Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infectionShare your stories 11.30pm GMT Hello and welcome to our continuing coverage of the novel coronavirus originating from Wuhan in China. This morning, the US has begun its first evacuation of citizens from Wuhan itself, in the Hubei province, where thousands of people have ...

coronavirus: china mask producers work overtime to meet demand | world news

Video emerged on Monday showing people clamouring for masks at factory in Jiangxi provinceCoronavirus outbreak – latest updatesChinese companies are working overtime to produce protective face masks amid soaring demand caused by the country’s coronavirus outbreak.Five of the 12 main mask-producing companies based in Guangdong province have resumed production after pausing for the lunar new year holiday, the business publication First Financial reported on Tuesday. Continue reading...

every studio ghibli film – ranked! | film

In a bonus edition, we rank all 21 animations – from From Spirited Away to Ponyo – by the revered Japanese studio, which will be available on Netflix from FebruaryThe first of Hayao Miyazaki’s aviation-themed films, it remains unclear why its pilot character is a pig (unfortunately, a sexist one). Set against the rising Italian fascist regime, this chirpy animation has an oddly noticeable gangster-film influence. After absconding from the RAF, Porco Rosso transforms back into a human, literally ...

germany confirms first human coronavirus transmission in europe | science

Man infected by colleague who appeared not to have symptoms when virus was transmittedLatest Coronavirus news: live updatesThe first human to human transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus in Europe has been reported in Germany, where a man was infected by a work colleague who had been in China, fuelling anxieties about the potential ease of international spread.Experts said it was of particular concern that the Chinese woman who originally had the virus apparently had no symptoms when she transmit...

huawei decision is a sensible compromise but could still anger us | technology

Boris Johnson strikes balance between security concerns and the need for a fast rollout of 5GIt may not please large segments of the Conservative party, but Boris Johnson’s Huawei decision is a realistic attempt to carve a compromise between legitimate security concerns about the Chinese company and the need for a fast and affordable rollout of 5G networks in the UK.The decision to designate Huawei a “high risk” vendor is a statement of the obvious, when accompanied by a warning from the Nationa...

boris johnson gets final warning with huawei 5g verdict imminent | technology

Former senior government figures voice security fears as PM chairs meeting of NSCFormer ministers have sounded their final warnings to Boris Johnson about the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei ahead of his expected decision on whether it will play a part in the UK’s 5G network.The prime minister will chair a meeting of the national security council (NSC) later on Tuesday before making a judgment on the firm’s future in the country after months of concern around security, including from the US preside...

wuhan evacuation: us and japan to fly out citizens as coronavirus deaths rise | science

Nations scramble to extract citizens from Wuhan as first death is recorded in BeijingCoronavirus deaths in China pass 100 – latest updatesThe death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 106, Chinese officials confirmed on Tuesday, as countries scrambled to fly their citizens out of the city at the centre of the outbreak.Japan said it would send a chartered flight to Wuhan on Tuesday night to evacuate its citizens, while the US government is also preparing an airlift. The state department had pl...

japan in raptures as outsider wins sumo contest – and bursts into tears | sport

The 188kg wrestler Tokushoryu bulldozes his way into the hearts of a nation unaccustomed to displays of emotionSumo fans in Japan are celebrating after the lowest-ranked wrestler beat incredible odds to emerge victorious at the first main tournament of the year.Tokushoryu, a relative unknown until his incredible winning streak at the new year tournament, shoved and threw his way through a succession of “superior” opponents in Tokyo, ending the 15-day contest on Sunday with an unassailable 14 win...

coronavirus: first death in beijing as us issues new china travel warning – live updates | science

Death toll rises to 82 as mayor of Wuhan admits authorities were too slow in releasing information about virus. Follow the latest developmentsWuhan mayor admits mistakesWhat is the coronavirus and how worried should we be about it?Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infection 12.08am GMT The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has upgraded its warning for novel coronavirus to Level 3, which is to avoid all non-essential travel. This means the outbreak is of “high risk to traveller...

the coronavirus panic is turning the uk into a hostile environment for east asians | sam phan | opinion

Stereotypes are spreading as quickly as the virus. On the bus, in the street, people have started treating us as if we’re infectedThe atmosphere on my morning commute is tense. As panic over the coronavirus deepens and dominates the headlines, as an east Asian I can’t help but feel more and more uncomfortable. On the bus to work last week, as I sat down, the man next to me immediately scrambled to gather his stuff and stood up to avoid sitting next to me.Perhaps it did not occur to these people ...

global markets slide on back of coronavirus concerns in china | business

Stocks fall as fears intensify over potential impact of outbreak on world economyFinancial markets around the world have sold off sharply amid rising concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in China, with Beijing fighting to contain the spread of the disease while the death toll climbs.Stocks slid as fears intensified over the potential impact of the escalating emergency on the world economy, as Chinese authorities stepped up their response, with more than 2,700 cases and 81 deaths confirmed. Con...

what is coronavirus and how worried should we be about it? | science

What symptoms are caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how is it transmitted from one person to another, and how is it related to Sars?Britain under pressure to evacuate UK nationalsWhere has the virus spread?Coronavirus latest - live updatesIt is a novel coronavirus – that is to say, a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wh...

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