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China to waive tariffs on US medical imports amid virus outbreak

BEIJING: China will waive trade-war tariffs on imports of selected US medical equipment from Mar 2, the government said Tuesday (Feb 18), as the country battles to contain the new coronavirus epidemic. More than 72,000 people have been infected by the outbreak of the new COVID-19 strain in China ...

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Japan completes virus testing for quarantined ship

TOKYO: All passengers and crew onboard a ship quarantined off Japan have now been tested for the new coronavirus, the government said Tuesday (Feb 18), as more countries moved to evacuate citizens from the boat. South Korea became the latest to announce it would remove its citizens from the ...

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Bushfire crisis hit 75% of Australians: Survey

Three in four Australians -- almost 18 million people -- were affected by the country's deadly bushfire crisis, according to a survey released Tuesday that also pointed to plummeting support for the government and for coal projects.

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