FAQ | How virus is impacting Asia’s cruises and passengers

DEE-ANN DURBIN & DAVID KOENIG A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China.

US admiral hopes Philippine security pact can still be saved

The move by the Philippines to end a security pact that allowed U.S. forces to train in the country potentially "challenged" future American operations with Filipino forces, a U.S.

Offbeat | Christian Cowan lives out his childhood fashion dream

Christian Cowan equates showing his fashion collections with continuously living out a childhood dream. "I'm always going to be so ecstatic every time I wake up and know I've got a

This Day in History | 1989 – Ayatollah sentences author to death

Iranian Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini has issued a death threat against British author Salman Rushdie and his publishers over the book Satanic Verses. Scotland Yard is providing the author with specialist

Olympics | Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the games are on

Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message yesterday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020 Games will not be waylaid by

World briefs

CAMBODIA A cruise ship that had been stranded at sea for about two weeks after being refused entry by four Asian governments because of virus fears finally docked yesterday in

The Buzz | Japan reports first death from virus, 44 more cases on ship

Japan announced last night its first death from a new virus from China, hours after confirming 44 more cases on a cruise ship quarantined near Tokyo as fears of

China’s new HK boss used to rip crosses from churches

China named an official known for tearing crosses from the roofs of churches to lead the agency that oversees Hong Kong, in the biggest shakeup yet after months of

Editorial | The dawn of a new era?

Nothing will be the same after the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus that infected mainland China and the world with an epidemic disease (recently dubbed Covid-19), financial hurdles, and

Friday, February 14, 2020 – edition no. 3472

* Covid-19 crisis | Gov’t launches proactive economic support * Beijing reports spike in virus cases, dismisses provincial heads * A third covid-19 patient was discharged from hospital leaving the number of

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