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Vietnamese Covid-19 safety dance goes… viral

https://youtu.be/V9YirNgAzXI Hanoi, March 4, 2020 - Home-made videos featuring a catchy Vietnamese song and an accompanying dance about the necessity of hand-washing during the coronavirus...

DOJ charged Chinese nationals with $100 million money laundering involving North Korean cryptocurrency heist

Washington DC, March 2, 2020 - Two Chinese nationals were charged with laundering over $100 million worth of cryptocurrency from a hack of a...

Malaysia's Mahathir out as king names former interior minister PM

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 29, 2020 - Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in a battle to become prime minister on Saturday as the king...

Malaysia's Dr M eyeing ‘unity government’

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 25, 2020 — Malaysia’s Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammed is trying to form a national unity government under his personal authority, drawing...

Concern over coronavirus spread as cases jump in South Korea, Italy and Iran

Seoul-Shanghai, Feb 24, 2020- International concern about the spread of coronavirus outside China grew on Sunday with sharp rises in infections in South Korea,...

Brazil unveils Pele statue to mark 50th anniversary of 1970 triumph

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21, 2020 - The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) unveiled a statue of Pele at its headquarters on Thursday, the first...

South Korea city deserted after coronavirus church ‘super-spreader'

Seoul-Beijing, Feb 20, 2020 - The streets of South Korea’s fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of...

F1 Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to coronavirus

Baku, Feb 12, 2020 - Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the country, organizers...

Coronavirus cases outside China may be ‘tip of the iceberg': WHO

Beijing, Feb 10, 2020 - People across China trickled back to work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government...

American dies of coronavirus in China; five Britons infected in French Alps

Beijing, Feb 8, 2020 - A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials...