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Ten die at collapsed China quarantine hotel; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan
Ten people have died and 23 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people under observation for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday.
Sanders needs Michigan win in U.S. presidential race, but Biden looking strong with key voting blocs
For Bernie Sanders to remain competitive with Joe Biden in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, he'll have to repeat what he did four years ago: Win the Michigan primary.
On the trail: One-time rival Senator Kamala Harris endorses Biden
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden added to his list of endorsements from high-profile Democrats on Sunday with a nod from Senator Kamala Harris, a former rival for the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in November.

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Kamala Harris endorses one-time rival Joe Biden's White House bid
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Sunday said she would endorse her one-time rival Joe Biden's bid for the White House.

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Ten die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan
Ten people have died and 23 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people under observation for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday.
Death toll rises to 10 from collapsed hotel in China used as quarantine site
Ten people have died in the collapse of a hotel in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Sunday, after state media said the place was being used to quarantine individuals under observation for the coronavirus.
Aramco trades below IPO price for first time, after OPEC pact unravels
Shares of Saudi state oil company Aramco slumped below their initial public offering (IPO) price on Sunday for the first time since they began trading in December, after OPEC's pact with Russia to restrict oil supplies fell apart on Friday.
Malaysia’s palace denies 'royal coup' in appointing new PM
Malaysia's palace on Sunday denied allegations of a "royal coup" in appointing the country's prime minister after veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad resigned, saying the king used his discretionary powers prescribed in the constitution.
Saudi Aramco trades below IPO price for first time
Shares of Saudi Aramco fell below their initial public offering (IPO) price on Sunday for the first time since they began trading in December after the OPEC oil supply cut pact with Russia fell apart on Friday.
Six die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan
Six people have died and 28 remain trapped after the collapse of a hotel that was being used to quarantine people under observation for the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, authorities said on Sunday.
Maldives confirms first two coronavirus cases; two resort islands locked down
The Maldives has curbed movement on several resort islands, authorities said on Sunday, after the country reported its first two cases of coronavirus.
Six confirmed dead from collapsed China hotel used as quarantine site
Six people have died in the collapse of a hotel in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Sunday, after state media said the place was being used to quarantine individuals under observation for the coronavirus.
Four die at collapsed China quarantine site; virus spread slows ex-Wuhan
Four people have died in the collapse of a hotel in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Sunday, after state media said the place was being used to quarantine individuals under observation for the coronavirus.
Four confirmed dead from collapsed China hotel used as quarantine site
Four people have died in the collapse of a hotel in the Chinese city of Quanzhou, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Sunday, after state media said the place was being used to quarantine individuals under observation for the coronavirus.
FTA advises on transit cleaning, little guidance on system shutdowns due to virus
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) had little new advice to offer transit systems in the event they might have to shut down their commuter networks for the coronavirus outbreak in a conference call on Friday, but told operators they could find sanitation guidance on government websites.
U.S. conservative conference CPAC attendee tests positive for coronavirus
Organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, said an attendee of its annual Washington-area conference last month has tested positive for coronavirus.
Trump: No promises regarding steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil
President Donald Trump praised the United States' relationship with Brazil under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday, but declined to say whether he would impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the South American country.
China January-February exports tumble, imports down as coronavirus batters trade and business
China's exports contracted sharply in the first two months of the year, and imports declined, as the health crisis triggered by the coronavirus outbreak caused massive disruptions to business operations, global supply chains and economic activity.
U.S. Marine in DC-area contracts coronavirus, Pentagon says
A U.S. Marine in the Washington D.C.-area who recently returned from travel overseas has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pentagon said on Saturday, in what would be the third confirmed case of a U.S. servicemember contracting the virus.
U.S. airport screeners, health workers plagued by fear and anger as coronavirus spreads
As coronavirus cases exploded across the world, federal medical workers tasked with screening incoming passengers at U.S. airports grew alarmed: Many were working without the most effective masks to protect them from getting sick themselves.
U.S. death toll from coronavirus hits 19, New York declares emergency
Two more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus in Washington state, officials said on Saturday, bringing the nationwide toll to 19, while the number of confirmed cases in New York rose to 89 and a cruise ship with infected passengers remained stranded outside San Francisco.
Seventy trapped after Chinese coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses, more than half rescued
A five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou on Saturday, trapping about 70 people, state media said.
Uber says it will compensate drivers diagnosed with coronavirus
Uber Technologies Inc said on Saturday it will offer compensation to drivers and delivery people diagnosed with the coronavirus or placed in quarantine for up to 14 days.
Italy poised to lock down Lombardy after coronavirus jump
Italy is set to impose a virtual lockdown on its wealthiest and most populous region, which includes the financial capital Milan, as part of tough new measures to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Washington, D.C., has first 'presumptive positive' test for coronavirus
A person in Washington, D.C., has had a "presumptive positive test" for the coronavirus, Mayor Muriel Bowser said on Twitter on Saturday.
Dozens of health screeners at LAX ordered to self-quarantine: U.S. official
Dozens of health care screeners and other employees at Los Angeles International Airport have been ordered to self-quarantine, after two colleagues tested positive for the coronavirus, a federal official told Reuters.
CPAC attendee tests positive for coronavirus
Organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, said an attendee of its annual Washington-area conference last month has tested positive for coronavirus.
U.S. says it is tracking ship that may have shared crew with coronavirus-hit cruise liner
The United States is tracking a cruise ship that may have shared crew members with a ship carrying people who tested positive for COVID-19, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday.
On the trail: Biden launches biggest ad blitz of his campaign, Sanders attacks amid 'bloodbath' warning
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders campaigned in the Midwest on Saturday, as the two prepare for a showdown in Michigan, Missouri and four other nominating contests next week.
Italy set to lock down Lombardy after coronavirus jump
Italy is set to lock down its wealthiest and most populous region, which includes the financial capital Milan, as part of tough new measures expected to be approved on Saturday to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
Two more succumb to coronavirus in U.S., New York declares state of emergency
Two more people succumbed to the novel coronavirus in Washington state, officials said on Saturday, bringing the nationwide toll to 19, while the number of confirmed cases in New York jumped by 21 overnight and a cruise ship with infected passengers remained stranded outside San Francisco.
U.S. judge says Amazon likely to succeed on key argument in contract challenge
A U.S. judge said Amazon.com Inc is likely to succeed on a key argument of its challenge to the U.S. Department of Defense's decision to award cloud computing deal worth up to $10 billion to Microsoft Corp.
Number of UK coronavirus cases rises by 46 to 209
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom has risen to 209, up from 163, health officials said on Saturday.
Passengers on coronavirus-struck ship near San Francisco stuck in queasy limbo
Passengers on a cruise ship that was barred from docking in San Francisco after some aboard tested positive for the novel coronavirus did not know on Saturday when they might be able to step ashore.
Afghan political rivals issue parallel invites for inauguration ceremonies
Abdullah Abdullah, the bitter rival of Afghanistan's president-elect Ashraf Ghani, has issued invitations to a parallel swearing-in ceremony due next week, his spokesman said on Saturday.
On the trail: Biden calls for Democratic unity, warns against 'bloodbath,' Sanders attacks
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders campaigned in the Midwest on Saturday, as the two prepare for a showdown in Michigan, Missouri and four other nominating contests next week.
Turkey says Greece firing live ammunition at border; Greece denies
Turkey released video on Saturday of what it said was a Greek soldier firing live ammunition at migrants trying to cross from Turkey. Athens denied its forces had used live bullets.
Italian coronavirus cases leap, government to take new steps
The number of coronavirus cases in Italy, Europe's worst-hit country, leapt by more than 1,200 in a 24-hour period, the Civil Protection Agency said on Saturday, the biggest daily rise since the epidemic began two weeks ago.
No more refills: U.S. airlines step up measures to guard against coronavirus
U.S. airlines are stepping up measures to guard against the spread of coronavirus through person-to-person contamination on airplanes, from eliminating wine and water refills to keeping passengers from touching serving trays and food baskets.
U.S. pastor tells how Bethlehem trip turned into coronavirus quarantine ordeal
Thirteen Americans suspected of being exposed to coronavirus during a trip to the Holy Land are in quarantine near Bethlehem and are coordinating with U.S. and Palestinian authorities to try to get home.
On the trail: Sanders goes on attack, Biden warns against 'bloodbath' fight as next contests loom
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will campaign in the Midwest on Saturday, as the two prepare for a showdown in Michigan, Missouri and four other nominating contests next week.
Maldives confirms first two coronavirus cases; two islands locked down
The Maldives on Saturday reported its first two confirmed cases of new coronavirus, and placed two of its island resorts under lockdown, as authorities conducted further tests to try to limit the spread of the disease.
Italy coronavirus deaths slow down, cases leap
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy slowed down on Saturday but the total number of cases in the country leapt by over 1,200, the Civil Protection Agency said.
Czech coronavirus quarantine measures extended to foreign residents
Foreign nationals living in the Czech Republic will have to enter a two-week coronavirus quarantine if they return to the country from Italy, the European nation hit hardest by the epidemic, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Saturday.
Coronavirus spreads in French parliament
A second member of France's National Assembly has been taken to hospital after contracting coronavirus and five other lawmakers are being tested for the illness, the lower house's presidency said in a statement on Saturday.
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