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British Airways suspends all flights to mainland China over coronavirus outbreak

Decision comes after UK government warned against ‘all but essential’ travel to mainland China due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Decision comes after UK government warned against ‘all but essential’ travel to mainland China due to the coronavirus outbreak.

British Airways suspends all flights to mainland China over coronavirus outbreak
Apple supplier Foxconn says plans in place to meet production obligations after virus outbreak

Foxconn to meet all manufacturing obligations in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak even as the iPhone maker flags uncertainty created by the disease

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Foxconn to meet all manufacturing obligations in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak even as the iPhone maker flags uncertainty created by the disease

Apple supplier Foxconn says plans in place to meet production obligations after virus outbreak
Luxury group LVMH’s Hong Kong sales drop 40 per cent in fourth quarter; coronavirus outbreak’s impact will be limited, boss predicts

Luxury group reports 40 per cent year-on-year drop in sales at its Hong Kong stores, hit by street protests, but 12 per cent growth globally, ending a record year for LVMH. Boss Bernard Arnault says ‘don’t panic’ over China coronavirus.

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Luxury group reports 40 per cent year-on-year drop in sales at its Hong Kong stores, hit by street protests, but 12 per cent growth globally, ending a record year for LVMH. Boss Bernard Arnault says ‘don’t panic’ over China coronavirus.

Luxury group LVMH’s Hong Kong sales drop 40 per cent in fourth quarter; coronavirus outbreak’s impact will be limited, boss predicts
Facebook recommends rules for independent oversight board which could overrule Zuckerberg

The content appeals board, led by former human rights group director Thomas Hughes, is one of the company’s high-profile responses to criticism over how it handles problematic content on Facebook and Instagram.

29 Jan 2020 - 10:06AM

The content appeals board, led by former human rights group director Thomas Hughes, is one of the company’s high-profile responses to criticism over how it handles problematic content on Facebook and Instagram.

Facebook recommends rules for independent oversight board which could overrule Zuckerberg
Impeachment TV ratings rebound despite Donald Trump’s ‘death valley’ complaint

Around 10.1 million people in US tuned in as president’s lawyers began arguing his case.

29 Jan 2020 - 7:55AM

Around 10.1 million people in US tuned in as president’s lawyers began arguing his case.

Impeachment TV ratings rebound despite Donald Trump’s ‘death valley’ complaint
Donald Trump unveils Middle East peace plan, but Palestinians call it ‘slap of the century’

Proposal includes creation of Palestinian state, but will let Israel keep control of West Bank settlements.

29 Jan 2020 - 6:46AM

Proposal includes creation of Palestinian state, but will let Israel keep control of West Bank settlements.

Donald Trump unveils Middle East peace plan, but Palestinians call it ‘slap of the century’
No plastic, no meat: Oscars menu to be almost entirely plant-based and plastic-free, says Academy of Motion Pictures

The Oscars are going green … in their meals, anyway. The Academy of Motion Pictures has announced that the food at this year’s Oscar events will be almost entirely plant-based, in line with other celebrity dinners during Hollywood’s 2020 awards season.

29 Jan 2020 - 3:07AM

The Oscars are going green … in their meals, anyway. The Academy of Motion Pictures has announced that the food at this year’s Oscar events will be almost entirely plant-based, in line with other celebrity dinners during Hollywood’s 2020 awards season.

No plastic, no meat: Oscars menu to be almost entirely plant-based and plastic-free, says Academy of Motion Pictures
Harvard chemistry chair Charles Lieber is charged with lying about China ties

Charles Lieber allegedly received millions of dollars from Chinese government and failed to disclose participation in China’s Thousand Talents Plan.

29 Jan 2020 - 3:54AM

Charles Lieber allegedly received millions of dollars from Chinese government and failed to disclose participation in China’s Thousand Talents Plan.

Harvard chemistry chair Charles Lieber is charged with lying about China ties
Japanese bus driver who had not visited China contracts coronavirus

The bus driver drove two groups of Chinese tourists from Wuhan earlier in January.

28 Jan 2020 - 11:41PM

The bus driver drove two groups of Chinese tourists from Wuhan earlier in January.

Japanese bus driver who had not visited China contracts coronavirus
Kobe Bryant: Nike reportedly suspends sales of iconic gear in online store

ESPN reports the decision to suspend the sales is to prevent resellers from stockpiling on Bryant gear and then selling the merchandise at elevated prices.

28 Jan 2020 - 11:54AM

ESPN reports the decision to suspend the sales is to prevent resellers from stockpiling on Bryant gear and then selling the merchandise at elevated prices.

Kobe Bryant: Nike reportedly suspends sales of iconic gear in online store
Coronavirus: Philippines stops issuing tourist visas on arrival to Chinese nationals

The virus outbreak, which originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December, has infected more than 4,000 people and killed more than 100.

28 Jan 2020 - 8:40PM

The virus outbreak, which originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December, has infected more than 4,000 people and killed more than 100.

Coronavirus: Philippines stops issuing tourist visas on arrival to Chinese nationals
As Britain decides on 5G, European governments also prepare to grapple with the Huawei conundrum

In Germany, operators Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica are all Huawei clients and they have warned that replacing its kit could cost billions of euros.

28 Jan 2020 - 9:28AM

In Germany, operators Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica are all Huawei clients and they have warned that replacing its kit could cost billions of euros.

As Britain decides on 5G, European governments also prepare to grapple with the Huawei conundrum
US Supreme Court allows new immigration rule barring permanent residency to those deemed likely to require government assistance

The rule has been criticised by immigrant rights advocates as a ‘wealth test’ that would disproportionately keep out non-white immigrants.

28 Jan 2020 - 6:19AM

The rule has been criticised by immigrant rights advocates as a ‘wealth test’ that would disproportionately keep out non-white immigrants.

US Supreme Court allows new immigration rule barring permanent residency to those deemed likely to require government assistance
Harvey Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi says she tried to fight off disgraced mogul as he forced oral sex on her

Ex-production assistant Mimi Haleyi says movie mogul asked her for massage and begged her to join him on Paris trip.

28 Jan 2020 - 4:22AM

Ex-production assistant Mimi Haleyi says movie mogul asked her for massage and begged her to join him on Paris trip.

Harvey Weinstein accuser Mimi Haleyi says she tried to fight off disgraced mogul  as he forced oral sex on her
Megxit: Thomas Markle misses Meghan, happy to see her in court as she sues tabloid

Meghan Markle’s estranged father has given an interview in which he said the Duchess of Sussex has ‘ghosted him’.

28 Jan 2020 - 12:46AM

Meghan Markle’s estranged father has given an interview in which he said the Duchess of Sussex has ‘ghosted him’.

Megxit: Thomas Markle misses Meghan, happy to see her in court as she sues tabloid
US confirms Afghanistan crash but denies plane was shot down by Taliban

Cause under investigation, but no indication Bombardier E-11A was brought down by enemy fire, US military says in statement.

28 Jan 2020 - 5:19AM

Cause under investigation, but no indication Bombardier E-11A was brought down by enemy fire, US military says in statement.

US confirms Afghanistan crash but denies plane was shot down by Taliban
US justice officials set to meet and coordinate on Google competition and advertising probe

Investigation centres on monopolistic behaviour that may harm consumers through Google’s control of online advertising markets and search traffic.

27 Jan 2020 - 5:18AM

Investigation centres on monopolistic behaviour that may harm consumers through Google’s control of online advertising markets and search traffic.

US justice officials set to meet and coordinate on Google competition and advertising probe
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his daughter, killed in California helicopter crash

The basketball legend was among nine people killed when a helicopter slammed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. Also among the victims were his 13-year-old daughter.

27 Jan 2020 - 8:39AM

The basketball legend was among nine people killed when a helicopter slammed into a hillside in Calabasas, California. Also among the victims were his 13-year-old daughter.

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his daughter, killed in California helicopter crash
Trump says lead impeachment lawmaker Adam Schiff has ‘not paid the price, yet’

The US president tweeted that ‘shifty’ Schiff was ‘corrupt’ and ‘probably a very sick man’.

27 Jan 2020 - 2:40AM

The US president tweeted that ‘shifty’ Schiff was ‘corrupt’ and ‘probably a very sick man’.

Trump says lead impeachment lawmaker Adam Schiff has ‘not paid the price, yet’
Chinese Muslims: how Indonesia’s ‘minority within a minority’ celebrate Lunar New Year

As he does every year, ethnic Chinese Indonesian Purnama celebrated Lunar New Year with his extended family. But the 49-year-old is unlike most of his ethnic Chinese family: he is a Muslim.

26 Jan 2020 - 1:24PM

As he does every year, ethnic Chinese Indonesian Purnama celebrated Lunar New Year with his extended family. But the 49-year-old is unlike most of his ethnic Chinese family: he is a Muslim.

Chinese Muslims: how Indonesia’s ‘minority within a minority’ celebrate Lunar New Year
Australian Open: Petra Kvitova beats Maria Sakkari to make quarter-finals in Melbourne

Kvitova proceeds where many top women’s seeds have fallen.

26 Jan 2020 - 12:31PM

Kvitova proceeds where many top women’s seeds have fallen.

Australian Open: Petra Kvitova beats Maria Sakkari to make quarter-finals in Melbourne
Microphones used by K-pop band BTS during Love Yourself tour fetch US$83,200 at charity auction

Proceeds from the auction of the microphones, which were used from 2017 to 2019 on BTS’ Love Yourself tour, will go to charity.

25 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM

Proceeds from the auction of the microphones, which were used from 2017 to 2019 on BTS’ Love Yourself tour, will go to charity.

Microphones used by K-pop band BTS during Love Yourself tour fetch US$83,200 at charity auction
US actress Rosie Perez backs up Sciorra account in Harvey Weinstein rape trial

Perez told jurors that Sciorra shared details of the alleged assault, including that Weinstein had pinned her arms above her head as he raped her.

25 Jan 2020 - 7:11AM

Perez told jurors that Sciorra shared details of the alleged assault, including that Weinstein had pinned her arms above her head as he raped her.

US actress Rosie Perez backs up Sciorra account in Harvey Weinstein rape trial
US air official tells airlines troubled Boeing 737 MAX could return to service before summer

Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson said that the agency could approve the grounded Boeing 737 MAX’s return to service ‘before midyear’.

25 Jan 2020 - 6:18AM

Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson said that the agency could approve the grounded Boeing 737 MAX’s return to service ‘before midyear’.

US air official tells airlines troubled Boeing 737 MAX could return to service before summer
China coronavirus: First confirmed cases in Europe as two people are found infected in France

France’s Health Minister Agnes Buzyn told a news conference these were the first two confirmed cases in Europe and that more cases were likely to occur in France.

25 Jan 2020 - 4:55AM

France’s Health Minister Agnes Buzyn told a news conference these were the first two confirmed cases in Europe and that more cases were likely to occur in France.

China coronavirus: First confirmed cases in Europe as two people are found infected in France
At least 29 killed, over 1,000 injured after strong earthquake hits eastern Turkey

The quake shook the Sivrice district in the eastern province of Elazig and was followed by more than 250 aftershocks.

26 Jan 2020 - 4:00AM

The quake shook the Sivrice district in the eastern province of Elazig and was followed by more than 250 aftershocks.

At least 29 killed, over 1,000 injured after strong earthquake hits eastern Turkey
‘Orwell would be proud’: US defence chief says China is a ‘21st century surveillance state’ that represses Muslim minorities

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said the Communist Party was ‘using artificial intelligence to repress Muslin minority communities’.

25 Jan 2020 - 5:01AM

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said the Communist Party was ‘using artificial intelligence to repress Muslin minority communities’.

‘Orwell would be proud’: US defence chief says China is a ‘21st century surveillance state’ that represses Muslim minorities
Irish court approves extradition of 2 men charged with manslaughter in deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in London truck

British authorities have been seeking extradition of the two men, believed to have been part of the brutal scheme.

25 Jan 2020 - 1:58AM

British authorities have been seeking extradition of the two men, believed to have been part of the brutal scheme.

Irish court approves extradition of 2 men charged with manslaughter in deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in London truck
Thousands protest in Iraq to demand ouster of US troops

The American military presence has been a hot-button issue in Iraq since a US drone strike killed Iranian general Soleimani.

25 Jan 2020 - 3:27AM

The American military presence has been a hot-button issue in Iraq since a US drone strike killed Iranian general Soleimani.

Thousands protest in Iraq to demand ouster of US troops
Two dead, homes damaged after large explosion rocks Houston

The blast, which was felt as far away as 22km, appeared to have originated at a machining and manufacturing company.

24 Jan 2020 - 11:52PM

The blast, which was felt as far away as 22km, appeared to have originated at a machining and manufacturing company.

Two dead, homes damaged after large explosion rocks Houston